First Grade Newsletter

September 25-29, 2017

Teacher Wish Lists

GES PTA is sponsoring wish lists for the teachers again this year. You can take an arrow from the bulletin board in the front hallway or you can choose an item from the list below. We appreciate all your donations to our classrooms.

Mrs. Moore's Wishes:

  • treasure chest items

  • sticky notes

  • index cards

  • paper towels

  • Lysol/Clorox wipes

Mrs. VanHook's Wishes:

  • Clorox wipes
  • paper towels
  • stickers

Ms. Fowler's Wishes:

  • Unscented Hand Sanitizer
  • Unscented Liquid Hand Soap
  • Colored Sharpie Markers
  • Index Cards

Mrs. Helms' Wishes:

  • Colored Sharpie Markers
  • Unscented Liquid Hand Soap
  • Rubber Bands

Literacy Homework Begins This Week

Your child will bring home both math and literacy homework beginning this week. Please have your child read and return the books/homework each day to class. Remember that you can count the nightly reading books toward the GCISD Reads challenge.

Raz Kids Reminder

If you have not sent in $5.50 for your child's Raz Kids subscription, you can still do that this week. You can send in cash or checks made out to GES. All money is due by September 29th. Thank you!

Carnival Information from the PTA and Carnival Sign-Up

There are only 10 days until the GES Auction items are due on THURSDAY OCTOBER 5TH and we need your help! We are asking each family to contribute something for our themed baskets to make this the most successful auction yet! Collection boxes are now in your child's classroom. Just send them to school with their items to be placed in the box. (Please note, donations of wine/beer cannot be dropped off at the school. Please contact your coordinator to arrange for pick up).

Ways to contribute:

*Ask a local business for a donation (or send us the name and contact information of someone you have in mind and we are happy to do it!)

*Purchase item(s) from the basket list

*Make a Cash or Gift Card donation

As a reminder the 1st Grade Basket Themes are: Toys for Boys, Star Wars, Sugar & Spice, Blooming Artist, and Movie Night!

There are still plenty of open spots to sign up on this link: Auction Sign Up

The grade with the most successful baskets at auction will win a Pajama Day from Mrs. Hilcher! Let's help our kiddos win the competition! If you have any questions, please contact our Auction Coordinator:


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Mark Your Calendars

Tuesday, September 26 Parenting Center workshop on Bullying - cafeteria 6:30 pm

Friday, September 29 - GES Bank begins 7:15-7:35 am in the cafeteria

Monday, October 2 - Boots and Blue Shirts Day

Thursday, October 5 - WOW Club 2:55-4:50 pm

Friday, October 6 - Student Holiday/Teacher Professional Development

Monday, October 9 - Student and Teacher Holiday

Monday, October 16 - Fall Picture Day

Thursday, October 19 - PTA Meeting 6:30 - 8:00 pm in the cafeteria

Friday, October 20 - End of 1st 9 weeks, GES Bank 7:15-7:35 am in the cafeteria

Saturday,October 21 - PTA Carnival 2:00-5:00 pm

Monday, October 23 - 2nd 9 weeks begins

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Learning Topics for the Week

Reading/Language Arts/Social Studies (Humanities) -

  • Writer's Workshop - Writing small moments stories and showing movement in the stories
  • Reading - Reading for meaning, reading with fluency
  • Social Studies - Characteristics of good citizens

Math - Number Sense (ordering numbers from smallest to largest and largest to smallest, greater than, less than, equal, comparing numbers)

Science - Identifying plants and the different parts of plants.

Contact Us

Tricia Moore @GESMoore #gesshineon

Amy VanHook @GESVanHook #gesshineon

Darla Helms @GESHelms #gesshineon

Joy Fowler @GESFowler #gesshineon