News from Mrs. Hilcher-Principal of Grapevine Elementary
Week of October 5 - October 9
For parents of students in grades 3-5:
- Progress reports will be posted on Skyward. You can access Skyward Family and Student Access from this link: http://www.gcisd-k12.org//Domain/126
For parents of students in grades K-2:
- As you know, your child's progress is reported on a standards based report card. In order to provide you with an overview of all your child is learning during the year, progress toward the skills taught in each grading period will be updated on students' actual report cards in the 6th week of the 9 weeks (available for viewing in your child's Google Drive folder). It is important to keep in mind that:
Students may continue to progress in a skill, and their "score" could go up between the 6th and 9th week if mastery is demonstrated.
Not all standards will have been taught/assessed at the 6 weeks mark. Teachers will report progress on those that have been taught at the 6 weeks mark.
- Teachers may have slightly different skills marked on their report cards from one class to the next at the 6 week mark, as it is common for classroom pacing to be adjusted for a variety of factors.
Lunch Count Needed
October is Bullying Prevention Month
October is National Bullying Prevention Month. While we have many activities at GES planned throughout the month to define bullying, bring awareness to bullying, and specify ways to prevent bullying, there's no better place to start than at home! Creating and maintaining common language is the strongest frontline. Let's begin with what bullying is and is not--bullying is unwanted, aggressive behavior that involves a real or perceived power imbalance. The behavior is repeated, or has the potential to be repeated, over time; bullying is not accidentally bumping into someone, isolated events of being excluded, not liking someone, making others play a certain way, a single act of telling a joke, arguing, nor is it the expression of unpleasant thoughts about others. More information will be coming throughout this month in the Monday Message! You can find multiple ideas at the link included on how to, hopefully, prevent your child from being bullied AND from exhibiting bullying behaviors.
Information from Nurse Burwell
Monday, 10/5 Stomp Out Bullying! (wear blue & your favorite pair of boots)
Monday, 10/5 Volunteer Orientation (8:15am in the Cafeteria OR 6:30pm in the Library)
Wednesday, 10/7 Walk & Roll to School (7:15am)
Wednesday, 10/7 Fire Safety Program K-2 (8:30 am)
Wednesday, 10/7 & Thursday, 10/8 Early dismissal at 11:45am (K-5) Parent/Teacher conferences
Monday, 10/12 Student Holiday
Wednesday, 10/14 Student Council, KC Club & Running Club
Thursday, 10/15 Choir begins
Thursday, 10/15 PTA Meeting at 6:30 in the Cafeteria
Friday, 10/16 PTA's GLOW DANCE! (6:30-8:30pm)
Wednesday, 10/21 Unity Day (wear orange)
October 26-30 Red Ribbon Week & GES Book Fair
Saturday, 11/7 GES Fall Carnival (2:00-5:00pm)
GES Information & Announcements
Fun Video of the CHHS Drumline
October 26-30th Book Fair
NBCDFW 5 Covers Friendship Fridays
"Walk and Roll" to School This Wednesday
GES students will celebrate National Walk to school Day with our very own "Walk and Roll" to School Day! Walking to school is fun, provides good exercise, reduces air pollution, and builds a sense of community. This is our 4th year to celebrate this event at GES and we would love to beat the record of 411 students walking and rolling to school.
If your family lives too far to walk, we welcome you to join Mrs. Hilcher & Nurse Burwell at Glade Landing Park near the corner of Baze and Haydenbend at 7:15am. If you would like to lead a group of students from your neighborhood or need more information, please contact Betsy Marsh firstname.lastname@example.org. We look forward to walking or rolling to school with you on Wednesday!
Opportunity for Fourth Graders
Do you have a fourth grader in your family? If so, hopefully you have heard about this special opportunity for him/her to earn a free pass to our National Parks. Check out this link for more information: https://www.everykidinapark.gov/how-it-works/
2015-2016 PTA Reflections Program
Let your imagination fly and unleash your inner artist! Choreograph a dance, produce a file, write a poem or story, compose a song, take a picture or create a piece of visual art and tell us what the theme: “Let Your Imagination Fly” means to you. Pick up a PTA Reflections Entry Form (along with entry requirements) from the office or email Sheila Mitchell, PTA REFLECTIONS Chair, at email@example.com. Entries are due by 2:45 pm on November 3, 2015.
National School Lunch Week
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