Gratz Brown News

August 17, 2018

From the Principal's Desk

Happy Friday of the First Week of School-

Thank you families this week for partnering with us as we kicked off our new school year! We were excited to see the great turn out at Open House on the 13th! Several students and families decided to take part in the GBE Scavenger Hunt to learn more about our teachers and staff. If you did not get to see the fun facts about our staff look for it in upcoming newsletters I send out and one of our main bulletin boards.

We also were able to have OPAA Foods here with a sampling of our fruits and veggie bar the kids are able to choose from each day at lunch. I think the snacks were a great hit this year! Thank you OPAA Foods!

Our next event is next Friday, August 24th. We will have a Back to School Picnic at GBE starting at 4:30 with our Welcome and MMS Cheerleaders Cheering us into a fabulous new school year. After the Welcome families can come to the playground (side closest to the softball fields) for food, fun and fellowship! We will have tables and chairs set up, but feel free to bring your own chairs if you choose. This is a come and go event.

Lastly, you may have noticed that students who particpated in the Scavenger Hunt had button pins they placed on their Spartan Lanyards we use here at school for our Student ID's. Fourth and Fifth have ID's and Third Grades will be here after school pics are taken. The kids use these for breakfast/lunch and at the Library for checkout. Each event they attend this school year outside the school day, they will receive a button pin. We will have these at the Picnic to pass out to students who attend.

Thank you again for a great first week. We appreciate the open communication with families and want you to feel free to call or stop in if you have a question or concern.

Angie Doss


Moberly Public School Mission Statement:

To ensure all students have a quality education and a sense of direction.

GBE's Vision Statement created by our Student Advisory Team and Staff:

GBE Students want to be a Champion in:

  1. Attitude

  2. Action

  3. Academics

GBE Partners in Education

El Vaquero Mexican Restaurant

Arts Appliances and Furniture

Central Bank of Moberly

GBE School Hours:

Tuesday through Friday-8:35 a.m. to 3:35 p.m. (Doors Open at 8:05 a.m.)

Monday Late Start Doors open at 7:45 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. for students to be a part of the Monday Morning Late Start Activities with Staff Supervision. All teachers are in professional team meetings.

On late start Mondays, Buses Arrive and Breakfast begins at 9:05; School starts at 9:35 a.m. to 3:35 p.m.

Interested in being a part of GBE PTO??

Attend a Meeting!! All meetings begin at 5:30 and take place in the GBE Library
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Character Trait for the Month

August and September is Respect

GBE Calendar Dates:


20th to 24th

Monday- First Late Start Monday of the Year

Friday- GBE Back to School Picnic 4:30 to 6 pm

27th to 31st

Monday- GBE PTO Mtg 5:30 in the Library


3rd to 7th

Monday- No School Labor Day

Tuesday- Fall Benchmark Testing for Reading and Math window opens (DRA 3rd Grade and Title; iReady 3rd, 4th and 5th Grade for Reading and Math)

10th to 14th

Tuesday- Board of Education Meeting at Central Office begins at 5:30 pm

Friday- Mid Quarter; Buddy Backpack Program Begins; GBE PTO Fundraiser Assembly kicks off at 2:30 pm; PTO Fundraiser Runs from 14th to the 24th of September

17th to 21st

No Events

24th to 28th

Monday- PTO Fall Fundraiser Ends Due Date for All Sales; GBE PTO Mtg 5:30

Wednesday- School Pictures September 26th!!!

Friday- Early out for Moberly Homecoming Parade and Game Dismissal at 1:00 pm

GBE Spirit Awards Assembly Date and Time TBD- we will send out notification soon

Fall Benchmark Testing For Reading And Math Info for Parents:

In September we will begin our annual benchmark testing for students to help us determine any growth or regression in their learning. This will help the classroom teachers and our Title teachers see how better to assist your child in their learning. This is done every year, three times a year. In the Fall, Winter and Spring.

This Fall we will start in September assessing our students in 3rd Grade with the Developmental Reading Assessment to determine their fluency/accuracy with sounds and words. Then we will also assess their comprehension and understanding of what they have read with this test. It is done as well at the Primary buildings and one they are familiar with as a student. Our students served by our Title Reading Teachers at all three grades will also use this test throughout the year to determine their reading level.

Starting this year, your student will also be taking a reading and math assessment called iReady. We'll be using this assessment to monitor their academic growth in both areas of learning.

During our Fall Parent-Teacher conferences, we'll provide more information to parents. This will include your student's scores from the first part of the quarter. We'll share additional academic growth as yoru student progreses through the year. This interactive monitoring tool will help us give your student more individualized learning.

Contact Information for GBE Office Staff and Administration:

Principal, Angie Doss

Principal's Secretary, Melissa Slater

Assistant Principal, David Samuel

Assistant Principal's Secretary, Dee Noel

Office # 660-269-2670

Address: 1320 Gratz Brown Road, Moberly MO 65270