Mustang Message

October 5, 2015

A Principal's Perspective

Well, we have completed the first six weeks of school! We now know the students assigned to us for the year. We know where they are academically, socially, emotionally, their strengths & weaknesses and what motivates them to engage in learning. All of this takes tremendous dedication, determination, support, patience and teamwork on our part as we get to know our students. Where do we go from here?

As students attend GP this year, what can we do as a team of educators working together for the success of each student? We will be very instrumental in students successfully crossing the finish line not only in May but as they "graduate" from 4th grade at GP. All of our students and their families are depending on us to help them grow as they experience successes and failures. This clip below is a thank you to moms. But it also can be a reminder to us that our students will need continuous support from everyone in this building to cheer, encourage, support, celebrate and set expectations of excellence to be a successful student and human being. How do you contribute to each student's success at our school?

Be Legendary - See the possibilities!


Thank You Mom - P&G Commercial (Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games)
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Morning Duties of the Week

Morning Assembly (7:30): Prukop

Gym (7:20): Owen

Cafeteria (7:20): Paine

Bus (7:20 - Buses/ Cafeteria after all buses arrive): Lewis

Parent Drop Off Traffic: Shafer

Parent Drop Off: Madden & Sullivan

Counselor Schedule: 3rd & 4th Grades

Librarian: at GP

Week at a Glance

Campus Social Focus: Focus on the T in Mustang SPIRIT -Teamwork

Monday - Friday: Book Fair

Monday: GP Day of Drumming - Staff meeting in the gym at 3:30-4:00. This will be our October faculty meeting. Wear your jeans and a GP shirt in preparation for a drumming session!; GP Report Card Grades Due by 8:00 am; Start of 2nd Six Weeks

Tuesday: Awards Assembly: K-8:30; 1st-9:00; 4th-9:30, 2nd-1:15; 3rd-2:00

Wednesday: Open Tech Support with Parr 3:15-4:00 Room 405; Training for New GP Teachers with Amanda Simmons; Running Club 3rd & 4th - 3:00-3:45

Thursday: Picture Day; SIT Meetings Group #2; Reach 3:15-4:15; STEM & Book Fair Night; Wear a Science, math, reading or GP shirt with jeans - see note below

Friday: 4th Grade GT Field Trip; No Math Meetings K-4

News & Notes

  • GP Social Dues: Dues are $25 for full-time staff, $12.50 for part-time staff and $15 for paraprofessionals. Please pay in CASH to your team representative. Team rep turn in team funds to Deanne, secretary, when collected. Our goal is to collect all the dues by the end of October.
  • Assembly & October Faculty Meeting: Day of Drumming will be Monday, October 5th. This will be an assembly held during CAMP time for our students. A staff drumming session will be from 3:30-4:00 which will replace our October regularly scheduled faculty meeting. See link for more info: Click here to view the Day of Drumming brochure! This is a jean and GP shirt day!

  • Grants: PTO Classroom Innovative Grants due November 16th (note date change from previous Smore). PTO Grants will be awarded Monday, December 7th. Applications will be out soon! CSISD Education Foundation Grants due Wednesday, October 7th. CSISD Foundation Grants awarded November 9th.

  • Book Fair & STEM Night: I am so excited about this night! Last year was our first family STEM night which was a huge success! This year looks to be even better with additional community & A&M support. We will have the book fair, STEM presentations/activities and Napa Flats serving hot pizza and gelato for $8! If you can make it, please bring your family and attend. You will have a great learning night! Time: 5:30-7:30.

  • Another Jean Day? What???: Thursday is a busy day! To promote the book fair & STEM night, wear a shirt such as a science, math or reading shirt. Don't have one? Wear a GP shirt. This will be a jean day as well. Please note: This is picture day. You might want to wear a different shirt for the picture and change to your t-shirt after your picture. This picture will go in the yearbook.

  • Monday Folders: All items going home in Monday Folders will be placed in your box by Friday so that you have enough time to prepare the folders on Monday. The office will do our best not to have last minute items in your box on Monday.

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