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April Gideon News

Principal's Message

The annual Gideon Talent Show was awesome! There was comedy, singing, dancing, ventriloquism, and more. If you missed it, don't worry. You can see some of the highlights on our Gideon Face Book page, www.facebook.com/gideongators. Don't forget to like our page.


The nominations for the 2016-2017 PTA Board are as follows:

President: Juan Sierra

1st Vice President: Gladys Amaya

2nd Vice President: Quaneita Key-Valdez

Secretary: Angela Hernandez

Treasurer: Ray Barrett

Parliamentarian: Kenyetta Barrett


*Thanks to everyone who participated!

Donations needed for the Silent Auction Gift Baskets


  • PreK-Kindergarten: Gardening & Growing
  • 1st grade: Chocolate Lovers
  • 2nd Grade: Family Movie Night
  • 3rd Grade: Sports
  • 4th: Summertime Fun
  • CAMP/ISLE/FLS: BBQ Picnic



We are asking each family to send in an item you'd find in one of the following gift baskets. Be as creative as you'd like. Please send all items by April 22nd. We appreciate your support!

New PTA Group!

Did you know the district now has a new PTA group specially created for families of students with exceptional needs? They are hosting a meeting this week and you are invited! The meeting will be Wednesday, April 28th, at 7:00 pm. This week's special guest, Arlington PD, will be talking about their new training program to handle people with disabilities. Sounds interesting, hope you can make it.

Congratulations on your engagement Ms. Franco!

We are so excited for your family.

2016 Mansfield ISD Family Day

What: Discounted tickets for all MISD families

When: Sunday, May 15th, 2:05 PM

Where: Ranger's Stadium

How: texasrangers.com/schools enter password: MANSFIELD


Toby Mac Post Game Concert

Last Call for Spring Pictures

We've extended the date: If you have not ordered your Spring pictures, you can do so now. However, if you do not want to order any pictures, please send return your child's packet of sample pictures this week. Orders and/ or pictures are due back by Friday, April 22nd. Thank you!

ATTN 4th Grade Parents:

  • 4/7: 4th Grade Transition Meeting w/ Icenhower Intermediate School Counselors
  • 4/12: Parent Information Night @Icenhower Intermediate School, 6:30 pm
  • 4/22: 2016/17 Course Selection Sheet Due at Gideon
  • 5/13: Austin Field Trip

Sick Season

There are a few bugs going around- fever, coughs, stomach viruses, to name a few. Please remind your kiddos to wash their hands with soap and water multiple times a day, and to let you know if they are not feeling well. Some kids have come to school, only to later be sent home. We love having them here, but do not want them to come if they don't feel well- their health and the health of other 520 students is more important than anything. They achieve well when they feel well. Thanks for your support.

Bright Bytes Technology Parent Survey

Please take this survey at your earliest convenience to help the district find more ways to support our communication with you: www.BByt.es/J82HP

Read-A-Thon News!

We raised $1,983. 75 that we will use to purchase more crayons, pencils, & erasers for the classrooms. Thank you to everyone who participated in our Read-A-Thon fundraiser. Your support is greatly appreciated.

Save the dates!

April 4: #ColorsForCaring- Teal (or green) and jeans

April 6: Show your Team Spirit, wear your favorite Rangers (or team) shirt and jeans

April 11: CBA Testing Day (Reading/Writing), no visitors in cafeteria

April 11: Last Day to buy Field Day shirt

April 12: Pre K Round- Up, PTA, Gideon Talent Show, 6:30pm

April 19: CBA Testing Day (Math/ Science), no visitors in cafeteria

April 21: College Spirit Day

April 29: Site Base Meeting, 8:30am; Spring Carnival, 6-9 pm

April Birthdays!

4/18- Ms. Franco, 2nd grade

4/23- Mrs. Smith, kindergarten

District News:

Did you know?

  • Each year MISD recognizes a different community partner for their contributions to the district. For the month of March, MISD recognized the MISD Council of PTAs. Thanks for all you do!
  • Mansfield ISD earned the Energy Star Partner of the Year- Sustained Excellence Award
  • Mr. Riley, a Howard Middle School teacher, encourages students and teachers around him to, "stay positive and don't give up," through his powerful story about his battle with Leukemia.


Learn more about all of these stories and more at:

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