Gratz Brown News

May 1, 2017

A Memo from Mrs. Doss

"April Showers bring May Flowers" We should have an overabundance of flowers once we dry up a little! Hope we can end the year with some bright skies in the next few weeks. Our students have worked through the MAP tests and were diligent in their efforts each day. Next, we have been finishing up with our benchmark assessments for STAR and the DRA's. These results will be sent home to you with our end of the year grade reports.

We are preparing in the front office for next school year and have been collecting enrollment packets for the 2017-18 school year. If you have not turned in your information please stop by the office to pick up the forms we need to have your student officially enrolled for next year.

We have received back our Summer School 2017 invites. This summer was an invite only session. We will holding K-5 at GBE. Due to the construction that will be taking place at the front entrance and in our front office we will move our office area, and work out of the South side of the building. The door parents will use is the "Teacher Door". This will be the main entrance for all parents and students. Mrs. Slater, Mr. Samuel or myself will be there to greet guests. You will not be able to buzz in, and will need to knock. We will post signs to guide everyone during this time of construction. Our bus system and drop off/pick up for parents will run the same. We will just exit out the side doors and walk around the sidewalk to load onto the buses.

More info will be sent out to all parents who are sending students to Summer School 2017.

In the next few weeks to end with a bang we will have several opportunities to celebrate as a school family, and the accomplishments of our students. I will include these dates in the calendar list below.

Thank you for all you do as parents and partners in working to give your child the best school experience at GBE. Happy May everyone!!

Best Wishes and Enjoy our last few days!

Angie Doss

Moberly Public Schools Mission Statement:

To ensure all students have a quality education and a sense of direction.

GBE's Vision Statement created by our Student Advisory Team and Staff:

GBE Students want to be a Champion in:

  1. Attitude

  2. Action

  3. Academics

GBE Partners in Education

El Vaquero Mexican Restaurant

Arts Appliances and Furniture

Central Bank of Moberly

Character Trait/Terrific Kid for May - Patience

Additional Parent and Family Information:

This week we have some fun events:

Scholastic BOGO sale at GBE from May 1st to May 3rd! We will close early if we sell out. I will update parents as we go. :)

Our Spring Fling will be May 3rd at 5 p.m. on the playground! Rain will cancel this event.

It is Teacher Appreciation Week this week as well.

Field Day Updates: Coach Taylor has sent home notes asking for parents interested in assisting him with events that day to email him. These were in your child's Friday Folder. If you cannot find these and want to reach out to volunteer email Coach at

PTO will be sending home a flyer advertising openings within the PTO Board of Reps-- if you are interested in becoming a PTO Board Member, please email your child's teacher. They will make us aware and we can get you in touch with Cheryl Gibbs.

Save the Date:

Feel free to detach the bottom portion of this newsletter to keep on the fridge as reminder to all of the events we have coming up this school year. Others will be added as the year progresses, but these are the events already set on the calendar at this time.


May 1st - 5th Scholastic Spring Book Fair at GBE; Teacher Appreciation Week

May 3rd GBE Spring Fling- 5:00 to 6:30 pm GBE Playground

May 9th Board of Education meeting at Central Office 5:30 to 6:30 pm

May 10th Bikes for Books Forms Due to Mrs. Van de Reit

May 10th High School Seniors Walk the Hall at GBE 9:00 to 10:00 am

May 11th 5th Grade Wax Museum 2 to 3 pm in Gymnasium and Cafe'

May 12th 2nd Grade Transition Day at GBE

May 12rh Reading Counts End of the Year celebrations in the gym 2:30-3:30

May 15th GBE Field Day 1:00 to 3:15 pm

May 18th Spartan Spirit Assembly 8:35 in the gym-- Character Trait Awards/Silver Sneaker

May 18th 5th Grade Promotion 5:30 to 6:30 pm in GBE Gymnasium

May 19th Early Out Last Day/GBE Talent Show Assembly 9:00 to 10:20 am