Jaguar News

Volume 1, Issue 11 - October 27, 2017

Dear Families,

As we continue to work toward improving our students' reading skills, we want to ask you to promote reading time at home. Reading for pleasure has in impact on breadth of vocabulary, reading and writing ability, and self confidence as a reader. The ability to read competently and, more importantly, the enjoyment of reading has implications for a student’s academic success. It's also an important indicator of success in other areas of life. Students who love to read have:

  • higher scores on the cognitive and social/attitudinal competencies
  • consistently higher scores in mathematics, reading, logical problem-solving and attitude
  • higher average scores for engagement in school, positive communication and relations with family, and positive friendships
  • show less risky behavior
  • higher levels of motivation towards school.

Students are always welcome to Gentry's library to find high-interest reading material!

October 30th

Friendly reminder that there is no school on October 30th!


Tuesday, October 31st is Halloween. Please, make sure your student does not bring their Halloween costume to school. In addition, we do not have Halloween parties or allow students to eat their candy in the classroom. Please, save those treats at home!

From the Nurse

Middle school and high school students are allowed to carry ONE day’s dose of over the counter medicine with them to school. This generally is one tablet of medicine. It must be in the original container, with the label on it.

With cold/flu season upon us, this is just a reminder of the CPS policy and includes medicine such as Tylenol, ibuprofen, cold medicine, throat lozenges, cough drops.

If you have any questions, please contact Gentry health office at 573-214-3246

PTSA Krispy Kreme Fundraiser

On Thursday you received the following info by email. Here is a reminder! There are still open spots to volunteer!! See attachment for order form if you need another one!

On Monday morning, the students and faculty at GMS were greeted in their advisory classrooms with Krispy Kreme Doughnuts. This was our way of kicking off this year's PTSA fundraiser. Each student received a packet including an informational sheet and a pre-sales order form. We are asking all students to try and sell 3 boxes. If your family wishes to participate but is not interested in purchasing any doughnuts, prizes will also be offered for donations. We have attached the informational sheet that should have come home with your student outlining all of the specifics. The order forms and money matching the forms MUST be returned no later than Friday, November 3rd. These doughnuts will be delivered fresh to GMS on Saturday, November 11th. Pick up time is from 8:30am-11am. If your doughnuts are not picked up on 11/11 by 11am, they will be re-sold or donated, so please be sure and make arrangements to have all orders picked up by 11am. Orders can either be picked up by the seller and then delivered by you, or you can suggest to all customers that they pick up their own orders.

We are planning to have student and parent volunteers available for easy pick up. If you are interested in assisting with this during the morning of November 11th, please see the attached sign up.

Gentry PTSA helps support multiple events and expenditures for our school throughout the year and we can't do it without you. Our hope is that this fundraiser will be fun and successful and all of our students and awesome teachers will see the benefits.

We appreciate all of your support for our Jaguar Community!

Parent Teacher Conferences

Please be sure to mark your calendars for our upcoming Parent Teacher Conferences scheduled for November 7th and 9th from 3:30-7:00 pm each evening. If you have not already received conference information, you should be receiving it from your child's teachers in the coming week.

Media Center Minute

The Gentry Book Fair is Coming! Our Scholastic book fair will be here November 6 – 9 in the cafetorium at Gentry. Students will have an opportunity to purchase books on November 7, 8 and 9th. The book fair will also be open during Parent Teacher Conferences for your shopping convenience. This is a great time to pick up Holiday gifts. We will also have a supply of books for younger children if you need to pick up holiday gifts for them as well.

8th grade Rock Bridge State Park Field Trip Highlights

Jaguar Rumble Thank You

Our recent Jaguar Rumble charity event was a HUGE success! This event, which pitted students on all three fall sports teams against each other in a volleyball match, brought in more than $1,300 to support the Breast Cancer Research Foundation. Fun was had by all! Thank you so much for supporting this event and pulling together to rally behind such a great cause.

Lost & Found

Is your student missing a jacket? A coat? A shirt? Pants? Lunchbox?

Ask them to check Lost & Found in the cafeteria!

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Dates to Remember

October 30 - No School

October 30 - Parent Focus Group @ 6:00 PM

October 31 - Student Flu Clinic

November 3 - Krispy Kreme Fundraiser Deadline

November 6-9 - Book Fair

November 7 & 9 - Parent Teacher Conferences

November 10 - No School

November 11 - Krispy Kreme Fundraiser Pick Up

For practices and games check Gentry website!