Gaines Elementary Newsletter

January 8, 2018

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The ABC’s of Reading Comprehension Strategies for Parents

Click the link below for important information regarding reading comprehension.
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What's Happening at Gaines Elementary School


Early Release Day - January 12th. Dismissal at 1:30 PM

No School - January 15th Martin Luther King Day (professional development for teachers)

PTO Family Fun Night at the Gaines Elementary - January 19th 6:00 - 8:00 PM

Half Day of School - January 26th, End of second marking period and first semester. Dismissal at 11:55 AM


RTI - January 5th (popcorn)

Miss Benton - January 12th

Mrs. Szokola - January 19th

Office - January 25th (popcorn)


January 8th - January 12th

Colton McGuire

Sean Dixon

Hannah Volkening

Gabby Allen

January 15th - January 19th

Alex Shay

Austin Luther

Gabby Guest

Christiana Mata

January 22nd - January 26th

Sean Dixon

Leland Dean

Luke Charles

Evan Dewey

January 29th - February 2nd

Kohl Neal

Madeline McGrath

Tegan Hoover

Matthew Miles

Official, Fun, Crazy & Bizarre Holidays

January is:

Celebration of Life Month

Clap 4 Health Month

Get Organized Month

International Brain Teaser Month

International Creativity Month

Learn to Ski & Snow Board Month

National Skating Month

National Soup Month

Walk Your Pet Month

For the Safety Of Our Students Please Review our Student Drop-Off and Pick-Up Procedures

Thank you to our parents and family members who are following the "ONE WAY" traffic each morning and afternoon. For those Gaines families that don't know, when dropping off and picking up students you MUST enter at the driveway by the kickball field and exit next to the building across from the swings and basketball court. The front of the school is for bus traffic in the morning and afternoon. PLEASE DO NOT drop your child/children on the opposite side of the street from the front of our building. This can be very dangerous, especially when they are walking in between the buses and cannot be seen by the bus drivers. Please be cautious and watch for students who may be outside when you arrive. The second set of cones are set up until 3:35 pm. If you are visiting school between 9:00 am and 2:45 pm you may park in front of the building only during these times. All visitors are required to check in at the office and receive a visitors pass that MUST be worn so that staff members can see it and will know you have checked in. Please remember that the safety of our students is our number one priority.

Gaines Lunch and Recess Schedule

Kindergarten recess 12:00 - 12:15 pm; Lunch 12:20 - 12:40 pm

First grade recess 12:05 - 12:25 pm; Lunch 12:25 - 12:45 pm

Second grade recess 12:10 - 12:30 pm; Lunch 12:30 - 12:50 pm

Third grade recess 12:15 - 12:35 pm; Lunch 12:35 - 12:45 pm

Fourth grade recess 12:15 - 12:35 pm; Lunch 12:35 - 12:55 pm

4/5 grade recess12:20 - 12:40 pm; 12:40 - 1:00 pm

Fifth grade recess 12:25 - 12:45 pm; Lunch 12:45 - 1:05 pm

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Student Birthdays

January Birthdays

Tegan Hoover (1/3)

Lucy Billings (1/9)

Kaitlyn Rathe (1/9)

Breanna McLane (1/10)

Madelynn Childers (1/13)

Shyla Knight (1/13)

Gabby Guest (1/17)

Jaxson Bowen (1/18)

Pierce Truelove (1/18)

Jayson Rowland (1/23)

Byrin Arender-Morris (1/31)

Half Birthdays

(those who have July birthdays that are during summer vacation)

Anastazia Felts (7/4)

Loren Johnson (7/4)

Farrah Fakhoury (7/5)

Jackson Fakhoury (7/5)

Jackson Hagler (7/6)

Damien Brandt (7/11)

Brent Shay (7/12)

Meila Brown (7/15)

Torrianne Allen (7/16)

McKenna Murray (7/16)

Nellie Boxell (7/21)

Elaina Watters (7/22)

Carter Jones (7/27)

Alex Shay (7/29)

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