Mrs. Gesenhues' News

December 15, 2014


  • I just wanted to say again how proud of your children I am! They have proved that they have made growth this year and I think the best part is they are proud of themselves too! We will celebrate all of their hard work with a pajama party Friday, December 19th!

  • Please remember to be looking for a book for our class book exchange. Everyone is being asked to bring in one gender neutral book that costs around $5. The book needs to be brought in for the party on December 19th.

  • Please turn in your supplies for the gingerbread houses if you have not already. We are looking forward to making these in class.

  • We will have a Christmas music assembly where the third, fourth, and fifth grade students will share some Christmas songs with the entire school. This will be during the school day on December 19th.

  • We are making one final push for pull tabs! The students have been collecting these in each classroom. We will take the tabs to the Ronald McDonald house, weigh each classrooms total tab collection, and announce the classroom winner for the first half of the school year! If you are available during the day this week to collect tabs from classrooms and/or make a run to the Ronald McDonald house please let me know! This is a big job!

  • I hope everyone has a wonderful break and a happy new year! I look forward to come back for the remainder of the school year.

Important Dates

Pajama Day
Christmas Party
Last Day Before Christmas Break

Superhero "Points and Duds"

Who doesn’t love a nice sharp “pointy” pencil? Here at school it is one of our favorite things! So we thought when we point out things we are doing well, we will call those our “pencil points.” While we know how important it is to focus on the positive it is also important for us to look at some ways we could make improvements. So when we refer to a “dud” that doesn’t mean we are no good, it just means we need to “sharpen” our skills! Take a look at a our point and dud for the week!

Point: I know I sound like a broken record but we all met our growth goals in math for the STAR assessment. We are bursting with pride!

Dud: In the spirit of the season, we have no "duds!" We are just all happy and loving life this week!

Superhero Student of the Week

This week our superhero student is Logan Szymanski. He will be the “incredible line leader” and will share important information about himself with the class. We will be filling his bucket this week too!

**I am waiting on an order for more "All About Me" Posters. I will make sure and send those home to the students that have not made one during their week as our Superhero!