Gratz Brown News
September 2nd, 2016
A dose from Mrs. Doss
We have wrapped up our first few weeks of the 2016-17 school year. I am once again amazed by all of the hard work seen daily in our hallways and classrooms at GBE. We have dedicated staff and hard working students.
I have been as equally pleased to see our parents at Open House and our 1st Annual Curriculum Night! We are working diligently this year to increase our opportunities for parents to become involved and an active partner in their child's education.
Ways that we are planning to increase these opportunities are nights such as Curriculum Night, and our upcoming Grandparent's Lunches on the week of September 12th.
Another way we have worked to develop a parent friendly area is the changes we have made in our school square. We have revamped the bulletin board and spartan table area into a parent information center. Next time you are in please check this area out and read up on all GBE has to offer you and your students.
We have a space for news from our Counselor, Resource Coordinator for our Elementary Schools, PTO and the building happenings!
Also check out our Box Top Heros Bulletin Board and Growth Mindset Info we are sharing with our students this school year.
We urge you to continue to check out our newsletters for up to date information and events that are for you and your students.
GBE what a great place to be!
Mrs. Angie Doss
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Title 1 News:
GBE is a School-Wide Title I School. Title I is a federally funded program designed to help students reach academic success. Many students will spend 30-40 minutes with a Title I Interventionist to increase their reading skills. Title I teachers for Gratz Brown are; Mrs. Rivera, Mrs. Thompson, and Mrs. Mathis. If your child visits the Title I teachers, you will be notified with a letter. This letter will make you aware if your child will be receiving these services or not. It is not a permission form for Title. It is just to verify that you have read the information and are aware of this service. This is something that was unclear and we wanted to make sure everyone was aware of this year. If you have any questions always feel free to call and talk to one of our Title Teachers at 660-269-2694.
Character Trait/Terrific Kid for August/September
Mrs. David, our Counselor, will be in classrooms educating our students on this trait. It will also be our focus for our Terrific Kid award at the Spirit Assembly at the end of the month.
GBE PTO Back to School Bash
Wednesday, Sep. 14th 2016 at 5-6:30pm
Gratz Brown Elementary Playground- parking will only be available out front this evening.
The vendors are an option for meals, but are not covered by the PTO or school. These are the patron's responsibility. More information will follow from our PTO prior to the event.
Thank you for helping make GBE a great place to be!!
Save the Date:
5th- No School
9th- PTO Fall Fundraiser Ends/Turn in all sales by this date
13th Board of Education Meeting Central office
13th- 3rd Grade's Grandparent lunch
14th- 5th Grade's Grandparent lunch,
14th Back to School Bash 5 to 6:30
15th- 4th Grade's Grandparents Lunch
19th Week of Homecoming; Spirit Day Info will follow later
23rd Early Out at 1:00; Homecoming Parade: Mid Quarter Grades Go Home; Picture Packets Go Home.
28th GBE Picture Day- info will follow
29th McDonald's Cookie Sales flyer Goes Home
30th Spartan Spirit Assembly at 8:35 All Grades
3rd- McDonalds Cookie Sales $ due- info will go home prior; Spartan Tutoring Begins
5th- Walk to School Day; Author Visit for Students - Beth Vrabel
7th to the 21st GBE PTO T-shirt sales begin - online
12th Bike to School Day
17th No School Teacher Work Day
21st End of First Quarter
24th-28th Scholastic Book Fair at GBE
25th Parent Teacher conferences- evening only
27th Early out at 1:00 PT conferences continued in evening; Spartan Spirit Assembly 8:35 All Grades
28th No School