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September 29, 2017

Technology classes for parents!

Technology would like to provide classes for parents in technology issues. Please visit this link: https://goo.gl/forms/VIEICxKIhTOwLXKA3 to provide some feedback on what kind of classes you would like. Kyle Berger, our Chief Technology Officer, will oversee each of the sessions.

Long weekend!

Next Friday and the following Monday are student holidays in GCISD!

Nurses wanted

The Health Services Department is looking for parents that are registered nurses to help cover campus clinics. If you are an RN and are interested in covering your child's school clinic on a PRN basis, please contact Amy Howard at amy.howard@gcisd.net.

Wear blue to stomp out bullying!

Monday, October 2nd kicks off Bully Prevention Month. Students are encouraged to wear blue!


Participate in the 2017-2018 Reflections Program at Glenhope Elementary!
Here’s how:
·Download entry forms and guidelines at http://www.txpta.org/reflections-participation or pick up a copy from the front office

· Create as many pieces from as many categories as you wish

· Submit entries to front office by Thursday, November 2nd

· Plan to attend the awards ceremony in January to be recognized for your work/s of art

· Contact reflections@glenhopepta.org with questions

Student voice in GCISD

As part of the "Student Voice" initiative in GCISD, students across the district will periodically complete questionnaires and surveys to provide feedback on their learning experiences. Sometimes these surveys are informal (such as feedback on a recent unit, etc...), and sometimes they are more comprehensive (such as a Gallup survey, etc...). Most surveys will be anonymous, and all surveys will be used for the purpose of providing the best learning environment possible for students. If you have any questions about the Student Voice initiative, feel free to ask your student's teacher or the campus administration for more information.

GCISD policy -birthday treats

A child’s birthday is a magical time to be celebrated. In GCISD we want to celebrate students on their special day. Traditionally, our society celebrates with food. Many websites are devoted to the idea of food and its relation to love. The goal of Health Services is the health and safety of all GCISD students while at school. Due to an increase of students with diabetes and students with the potential for anaphylactic reaction, we want to encourage and recommend that birthday treats be non-food items.

Food items are allowed at Glenhope as long as they adhere to the following guidelines:

1. No homemade items will be accepted (many allergic reactions are a result of cross-contamination).

2. Birthday Treats must be wrapped, store-bought items, and accompanied by a nutritional label. (This will allow campus staff to determine if the snack is appropriate for the other students in the class.)

3. Treats will be distributed at the end of the day.

Recommended list of food items:

  • 100 calorie snack packs
  • Rice Krispie Treats
  • Teddy Grahams
  • Potato Chips, pretzels, Goldfish

Other non-food recommendations for celebrating your child’s birthday:

  • Have their name on the marquee ($10 fee to PTA)
  • Donate a book to the library in your child’s name.
  • Stickers, pencils, notepads or other fun school supplies.
  • Gel pens.
  • Bubbles.
  • Donate a game for rainy day recess

Socks and underwear for GRACE

We collected 40 packages of socks and underwear at the Sock Hop on Friday. Thank you for your generosity!


Monday, October 2

Watch Dogs begins!

Mr. Blue Shoes (PTA program) 8:00 K-2, 9:00 3-5

Tuesday, October 3

3-4 Good News Club

Wednesday, October 4

2:55-4:00 choir

Progress reports are available

Thursday, October 5

Friday, October 6

Student holiday, teacher professional learning