GCIS Friday Focus 1/20/17

We're Not Here to be average; we're here to be AWESOME!

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Weekly Duties

Special thanks to all the duty teachers and your efforts to keep our spaces in the morning and afternoon safe! Please let me know if there is anything that we may need to adjust.

Link to AM/PM Duties

What's Happening This Week!

Monday: 1/23 Day 4

  • Mtg 9:00 am
  • IEP 3:30 pm


Tuesday: 1/24 Day 1

  • 7:30 am Collaboration
  • Mtg: Brenda O. 2:00 pm
  • Meeting at 3:45 pm 5-8 Planning Open to anyone


Wednesday: 1/25 Day 2

  • Lunch dates
  • Clubs
  • Genius Hour Group
  • Collaboration 2:00 pm
  • 504 Meeting 3:00 pm


Thursday: 1/26 Day 3

  • Admin Mtg 2pm

Friday 1/27 Day 4

  • Mtg w/ Tim 9:30 am
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Dress Up Days

Here are the dress up days this week if students and staff decide to participate. Bring money down to Heather Hadley in the office. Any donation is acceptable. If jeans go along with your outfit for the day, feel free to rock them this week!


Monday- Wear orange day


Tuesday- Wear your favorite sport day


Wednesday- Hat day


Thursday- Chew gum day


Friday- Pajama day

Iowa Assessment Schedule

Teachers & Staff


Ann and I will be meeting this week and going over the Iowa Assessment Schedule for our up coming tests.


If you have any changes or ideas that differ from last year please email myself or Ann with details. Plan to have your Iowa Assessment Schedule out by Friday so you can plan accordingly.


Last year Details....

  • Testing was done in the morning.
  • Materials were passed out and collected after each testing period.
  • Each homeroom teacher had a lid with all materials in the lid, along with pencils.
  • Grade levels set their own schedules after the testing.
  • Special Schedule stayed the same.
  • We sent a note home for healthy snack donations.
  • Each grade level got a bag of healthy snacks for the week
  • Water and juice boxes were donated for each grade level
  • Gum or mints were allowed during testing. (We will ask for these donations too)

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Things Coming to Add to the Calendar!

Future Dates (This is the doc that was shared at the beginning of the year)


Iowa Assessment Testing Week of Feb 6th-10th

Make Up Testing: Feb 13th-17th


PBIS Winter Bash Friday February 24th


  • 7 oaks sledding
  • Skateland Jefferson
  • Hidden Acres



No School March 1st


Spring Break: March 13th-17th


GCIS Spring Conferences: March 21st & 23rd


  • 4:00 pm-7:00 pm

Weekly Links...

Awesome Students of the Week (Due Thursday by Noon)


Newsletter (Due Thursday Noon)


Lunchdates w/ Van Cleave


*Postcards Due to Heather by noon on Thursday


  • Our goal is to drop in mail Thursday afternoon. If you need more cards see H. Hadley

PD Calendar for Year Link

Below is the link for the PD Calendar for the year. Hopefully this is helpful in your planning and also let's you know of additional learning happening around the district. Time spent collaborating with all of you around this was AWESOME! Brenda and I work with amazing people! Let us know how we might help as we kick off the 2nd part of the year!


2nd Semester Re-Set Building Goal & PD Calendar

GCIS Information Hub

If you are looking for a doc, remember they are a click away! Happy Hunting!

Link to GCIS Information Hub