The Wildcat Week Ahead

January 3 - 6

What's In the Weekly

Welcome to the New Year

School Photos

School Store Fundraiser

Basketball Schedule

Ski and Ride *Important Info*

Snack Donations

GIS School Store

Lost and Found

Welcome to the New Year

Hi GIS Families!


Welcome to 2023!


I'm looking forward to being back in the building with everyone to get the second half of our year underway. The transition back to the school routine can be challenging for some kiddos. It's not uncommon to see a spike in behavior (e.g., in the classroom or on the bus). Please communicate with us as necessary, so we can support all students with being kind, safe, and engaged students in our school.


When we return to school, we start with a busy four-day week. Our Universal Testing window opens, and this is when we administer reading and math tests to all students. The window is open from January 3 - 19. We use this information to inform classroom instruction and determine whether students would benefit from intervention with our reading and math specialists.


Another event on the horizon is getting a winter concert on the books. Our wonderful music teacher has begun music lessons and band, so stay tuned for more information! We're looking forward to bringing back a robust music program but have needed some adjustment time. I appreciate your patience with this.


As always, please call or email with any questions or concerns!


See you all on Tuesday!


Mrs. H

Pictures from Smuggs and The Polar Express

CIUUSD and The School Store

CIUUSD has partnered with School Store to help raise funds for our classrooms. These funds will help offset the cost of snacks and other needed items for our students. Your child/ren will be coming home with information later this week!


About SchoolStore


This program allows your school families to participate with just their cell phone or a computer easily. This program runs entirely online, using only emails and texts. There is no face-to-face selling, no handling of money, and no delivering products.


SchoolStore raises cash for your school as supporters shop at top retailers like Walmart, Old Navy, Kohls, Best Buy, Family BookStore, and over 300 more. These national merchants will give a percentage of every sale to your school.

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January/February Basketball Schedule

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Important Upcoming Dates (January-March)

  • No school Monday, January 16, 2023
  • February Break 2/27 - 3/6, return on 3/7
  • End of Trimester Two, 3/17
  • No school Friday, March 24, 2023

Ski and Ride

  • The bus will be leaving around 7:45 *This is 30 minutes earlier than normal*
  • Please make sure your child has the warm-weather gear needed for the mountain.
  • Thursday, January 5th, is our next ski and ride date.

Snack Donations

If you are interested in donating snacks to classrooms. Please connect with your student('s) classroom teacher(s). We're always thankful for these donations!
Our Grand Isle School Store

The PTA has worked with a vendor to provide us with a school store so that families can order Grand Isle School gear!

Lost and Found

We have a large collection of sweatshirts, pants, shirts, jackets, water bottles, and some lunch boxes. If you're coming into school for pickup or drop-off, please swing by and see if anything belongs to your kiddo!