GCIS Weekly News 2/26/2016

Weekly Celebrations, Successes, and Up Coming Events!

GCIS Office News

Spring Conferences this year will be by invitation. We dropped the last of the invitations in the mail today. If you do not receive a invitation and would still like to attend conferences please contact your homeroom teacher. Spring Conferences are on March 8th from 4:00-7:30pm at Greene County Intermediate.


GCIS Parents as we work to continually improve safety measures we ask that all parents wait in the office area regarding all matters.


Please remember... to send lunch money with your students. There are alternative ways to pay! Just ask the office! Starting April 1 we will not be able to let your student charge on their lunch account. If you have any questions or concerns about this topic, please give us a call at 515-738-5721.


Weather Reminder: With the weather getting nicer, we still request boots to be present. Everything is starting to melt and become a muddy mess.


Our Lost and Found table is still rapidly growing! Please have your students check the table for any items that may belong to them.



If you have any questions or concerns, please give us a call at 515-738-5721.

No School Monday February 29th

HOPPY... LEAP DAY!

Remember: No School Monday!

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GCIS Key Players of the Week!

Another Great Week at GCIS! Below are our Key Players of the week! Staff nominate students for demonstrating Key Behaviors throughout the week and coming to school every day trying their best, respecting all students everyday no matter what, and modeling leadership behaviors and qualities! Congrats to these students that make our school community great!
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Highlights from Our Winter PBIS Incentive Trip!

Great times were had by all! While at each location, the owners mentioned that we have some of the best students! Very helpful and a great group all around! Enjoy the slides highlighting our great day of celebration!

4th Grade Happenings!

Everyone had a great time on our PBIS incentive day. Thank you to all of the 4th graders for their hard work and for representing GCIS in such a positive way in the community!


Math: Our fraction unit has led us into decimal world. Kids are working to compare fractions and finding out how fractions fit into decimal world!


Science: Our chassis are in full balloon powered mode. We are learning how to harness the energy to make the cars go where we want them to go. We are learning about inertia, fractions and energy!


Language Arts: We are still working on our civil rights unit. We are touching on culture in and out of the United States.

5th Grade Happenings!

Math: Working hard on coordinate graphing and adding and subtracting decimals.


Lit/SS: In Lit we just finished our unit on comparing and contrasting two stories of the same types of genre. The kids did a great job on this particular skill! We will be moving on with identifying text structures of informational texts for the next few weeks.


In Social Studies we are continuing with Explorers of Our World!

Science: We have started our unit on Biomes. We will be moving quickly through each of six land biomes on earth.

6th Grade Happenings!

Sixth grade students had a great time on Thursday while celebrating their efforts to display Key Behaviors at school! Students who earned the celebration had fun at Seven Oaks, Hidden Acres, and Skateland.


In math, students are working on finding the areas of different polygons. Sometimes students need to break polygons up into different shapes to find the total area.


In science, students are exploring chemical reactions. They are exploring why some elements react and why others don’t.


In reading, students are finishing up the rough drafts of their research essays. Coming up next week, we will be revising, editing, and publishing. We are also working on comparing and contrasting two different genres on the same topic.

Music Mania

General Music


Last week the wrong dates were posted about the Spring Conferences: The corrections are listed below.


Concert Information Correction:

4th Grade: Thursday April 5th, 2016

7:00 p.m.

Greene County Intermediate Gym


5th General Music & 5th/6th Bands

Thursday, May 5th, 2016

7:00 p.m.

Greene County Middle School Gym

Band

6th grade percussion audition will be next week, and Ms. Sundberg from the middle school will likely be judging to avoid appearance of preferential treatment.

FCS

5th graders in FCS are learning the differences between needs and wants. We are also discussing how are characteristics are either formed by heredity or environment.


6th graders are starting their values, needs and wants unit by writing a best friend ad. They need to write a paragraph about 5 characteristics they would want in a best friend and why.

Media & Tech Lit

The Pennies for Patients fundraiser to help fight Leukemia and other blood cancers starts Tuesday, March 1, 2016, and will run through the end of March.


All funds raised go to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society to help find cures for blood cancer and to support patients currently fighting cancer. Every penny counts--thank you in advance for your help!

Counselor's Corner

The Pennies for Patients fundraiser to help fight Leukemia and other blood cancers starts Tuesday, March 1, 2016, and will run through the end of March.

All funds raised go to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society to help find cures for blood cancer and to support patients currently fighting cancer.

Every penny counts--thank you in advance for your help!

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Nurse News

The common cold is one of the main reasons children miss school. Runny nose and sore throat are usually the first signs of a cold. Coughing and sneezing typically follow. Most colds run their course in 7-10 days. Three ways to prevent a cold are to wash your hands frequently, avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth, and stay away from people with colds. Colds are caused by a virus and are not treated with antibiotics. Contact your doctor if you have a temperature above 100.4, you have had symptoms for more than 10 days, or symptoms are severe or unusual. Information from the CDC.

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