Golden Eagle Newsletter

May 5, 2023

Principal's Message

We would like to say THANK YOU to all of you who helped celebrate your child's teachers during Teacher Appreciation Week this week! Your kindness and generosity are truly appreciated and the recognition really makes a difference! THANK YOU also to our incredible PTO as they spoiled our staff this week! We are so appreciative of your kindness!!!

In other news, our Lost and Found at GRE is once again overflowing. Parents, please take time to check it next time you are in the school and/or encourage your child to check it. What is left at the end of the school year will be donated.

It's almost time to order your school supply kits!

While this school year is coming to an end, it's time to look forward to next year!!!

We once again are partnering with Teacher Tailored for our School Kidz Supply Kits.

Save the time, headache, and scrambling by purchasing a prepackaged kit (Grades KG-5). Each kit is grade specific and contains exactly what the teachers have requested! And because the items are purchased in bulk, the kits cost less than going to a box store PLUS the school receives a percentage of the sales! They will be sorted and delivered to the classrooms waiting for your student at Sneak Peek.

The sale will begin next week so be on the lookout for an email with the sale link!!!

More from our PTO - We would love for you to get involved!

WE NEED YOU! Being a parent at GRE means you are already a member of our PTO as there are no dues to join! But if you are looking for ways to become more involved in your child's school, we have what you need! We are in search of a few officer and chairperson positions for our PTO. See the positions below and please contact Danielle Rezin at if you would like to help with any of these roles/activities.

Officer Positions Available:

Co-president 2

  • Acts as an aide to the co-president 1, sharing the same duties.
  • Serve as a primary contact for the principal.
  • Assists in monitoring committees to be sure the GRE PTO mission is fulfilled.
  • Monitors the GRE PTO email account.


  • Acts as the primary bookkeeper for all finances coming in and going out for PTO.

Fundraising Chair

  • Serve as the primary contact and organizer for our fall fun run and any other fundraising.

Committee Leads (NEW THIS YEAR)

The committee lead will work with the PTO officers to coordinate the following individual events. We will give the details of how it’s been done in the past, important contacts, etc. and you work with other helpful PTO members and officers to successfully put the event into action. The more help we can get here, the better!

Outdoor movie night (September)

Fall conference meal provided for teachers (October)

Spring conference meal provided for teachers (March)

Santa Shoppe (December)

Father Daughter Dance (January/February)

Mother Son Event (February/March)

5th Grade Celebration (May) (preferably a 5th grade parent)

Bingo Night (January)

School supply kits (Spring)

Trash bag sales (ongoing)

Field Day is coming up!

Hey parents, we would love to have you volunteer at our Field Day! We will have Field Day on Wednesday, May 17 with our rainout day being Thursday, May 18.

Field Day 2023

At the end of the scheduled activities (at 2:45), we will plan to have an all school tug-a-war and you may get to participate so please consider coming! We will have each class battling another class and the class winner will go against staff. If time allows, we can have the winner go against the parents so you won't want to miss!

*Participation will of course be voluntary and we will not hold the tug-a-war if it's too muddy.

Shout out to our SCHOOL LUNCH HEROS!

We want to thank our fabulous kitchen crew for all they do to take care of our students for breakfast and lunch! They are vital to the success of our students and school! Thank you to Jill Colobong, Rebekah Chesney and Amy Thomas for all you do for GRE!!!

GRE events for the week of May 8, 2023

May 8-12 - 5th grade STEM week!

Monday, May 8

Kona Ice for the winners from Major Savers

6:00 BOE meeting

Tuesday, May 9

3rd grade MAP testing

4th grade MAP testing

Wednesday, May 10

3rd grade MAP testing

4th grade MAP testing

Thursday, May 11 - School Nurse Appreciation Day!

Kindergarten field trip

3rd grade kite day

Mr. Patrick visit GRE

5th grade visits BLMS

Friday, May 12

2nd grade field trip

4th grade field trip

3:45 - Bricks4Kids (for those enrolled)

Upcoming Events:

May 15 - Site Council meeting, PTO meeting

May 17 - GRE Field Day

May 18 - GRE Field Day (rainout date)

May 19 - GRE Family Picnic & Firetruck fun

May 22 - Eagles Nests

May 23 - 5th grade celebration

May 24 - Firetruck fun (rainout date)

May 25 - Last day of school!


We would like to wish a very HAPPY BIRTHDAY to the following students and staff!

Annabelle George - May 5

Bronwyn Donley - May 6

Marian Carroll - May 7

Mrs. Biddlecombe - May 7

Davis Lackner - May 8

Mrs. Steinlage - May 9

Jesse Quisenberry - May 10

Luke Gepner - May 11

Sadie Waldrop - May 12

Friday Friendly ELA Tip - Author's Purpose

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From the Library

It’s hard to believe that we are ending April. The calendars are filling up. Here are a few important dates to know from the library.

May 8-12th is the last week for checking out library books. ALL books are due back in the library May 19th . Thanks to everyone who has worked hard at returning overdue books lately. It is so helpful as we prepare for end of the year inventory! We are going to be looking at Award winning books for all grades the rest of the year!

As always, thank you for your support of reading and of the library. Any questions or concerns please make sure to reach out.

Cyndi Kenton

Elementary Library USD458

3rd grade guest speaker!

Third grade has been busy learning about clouds and weather! This week, Alena Lee from KCTV 5 came to talk to our students about different types of weather and what her job as a meteorologist entails. She even did an experiment to make a cloud inside a bottle! The third graders learned a lot and asked lots of good questions that will lead us deeper into our weather unit in the coming weeks!

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