Minor Elementary eNewsletter

October 2021

Literacy Night Fall Festival Fun!

We were so glad to see so many of our Minor Families come out to play and learn together while celebrating literacy!

Upcoming Dates

  • October 7-11- Fall Break
  • October 20- Digital Learning Day #2 and Parent Teacher Conferences
  • October 21- Early Release and Parent Teacher Conferences
  • October 25-29- Red Ribbon Week

  • November 4- GCPS Parent Advisory Council Meeting
  • November 9- Digital Learning Day #3
  • November 22-26- Thanksgiving Break (NO SCHOOL)

Click on the calendar to see the GCPS revised calendar for 2021-2022.
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Digital Learning Day

All students will learn from home on Wednesday, October 20th.

Students should log onto eCLASS and visit each teacher's eCLASS pages for assignments.

Meals will be delivered along all bus routes countywide. Families should expect buses to run their routes from approximately 10:45 a.m. to noon, beginning at the first stops on the route. Like meals served at school, these delivered meals are provided at no cost under a federal waiver.

Parent Teacher Conferences

Conferences are held the week of October 18-22. Translators are available only on Wednesday, October 20 and Thursday, October 21. Please use the following link to sign up for a conference time with your child's teacher.


In the Special Requests box, make sure to include if you would like a Digital conference or an In-person conference and if you need a translator. Translators are not guaranteed.

Remember, all students will be learning from home on October 20 and students will be dismissed from school at 12:20 pm on October 21. We cannot accept transportation requests over the phone, so please make sure you have enough time to get your child off the bus before your scheduled conference time.

AKS at Home

You are an important partner with your child’s teacher, whether your child is learning at home or at school. To help you support your child’s learning, GCPS is launching a new initiative called AKS at Home. With this project, families will learn ways to help their child practice skills they are learning in class as part of the district’s Academic Knowledge and Skills (AKS) curriculum.
GCPS AKS @ Home website

Click here to register for the sessions listed below.

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Red Ribbon Week- October 25-29

Minor ES will be celebrating living drug-free lives during Red Ribbon week!

Each day students and school staff will have a different theme and dress-up opportunities:

MONDAY, 10/25: “Sock it to drugs!” – Wear crazy socks

TUESDAY, 10/26: “Team up against drugs” – Wear sports jerseys

WEDNESDAY, 10/27: “Lei off drugs” – Wear Hawaiian clothes

THURSDAY, 10/28: “I dream of a drug-free world.” – Wear pajamas

FRIDAY, 10/29: “Put a cap on drugs.” – Wear a hat

Did you know...

YOU are the biggest influence in your children's lives. By maintaining a healthy and open relationship with your kids, you can greatly reduce their risk of experimenting with drugs/alcohol later. We'll send home some parent-child conversation starters during Red Ribbon Week. Look for more information then!

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Butcher's Choice School Fundraiser

Butcher's Choice supplies premium quality meats with 100% quality product guarantee! There are several options to choose from including steaks, pork, chicken, and seafood. Please note that 40% of sales go directly to Minor Elementary! It is an easy way to help our school just by eating good food! This is an on-going fundraiser. Please feel free to order at any time!



MyPaymentsPlus allows parents to pay for contributions and activities and sign orientation documents. All parents must sign the orientation forms. Two documents have been created to assist you with completing this process. If you need additional assistance, you can contact the school.

How to Set Up A MPP Account for Parents:

Streaming: https://vimeo.com/345028817

How to Review Signed Documents in MPP:

Streaming: https://vimeo.com/345054468

School Nutrition Program

While breakfast and lunch will be provided at no charge for all GCPS in-person and digital students this school year, it still pays to complete the Free and Reduced-price Meal Application. Confirmed eligibility establishes a number of benefits for individual students such as free or discounted college-admissions tests, AP exams, and college applications; scholarship opportunities; and no- and low-cost access to technology and internet plans. In addition, the percentages of qualifying students at a school are used as a measure to secure additional federal funding (Title I) to support students and their education, promote family engagement, and provide additional technology and internet access. Title I funds pay for additional teachers, Parent Centers, additional learning opportunities for students, extra resources, added technology, and more.

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GCPS Communications

GCPS has numerous ways in which they communicate with their stakeholders. Attached is a list of all the ways they share information.