Geist Gazette

December 4, 2015

Upcoming Dates

Monday, Dec. 7

Mad Scientist Mondays

Spanish Lessons

4th Grade Musical Rehearsal - Scene 5

Tuesday, Dec. 8

Geist Running Club 3rd Grade

Yearbook Club

Book Club - 4th Grade

Good News Club

4th Grade Musical Rehearsal - Scene 6

Destination Imagination is cancelled today

Wednesday, Dec. 9

Choir Practice

4th Grade Musical Rehearsal - All Parts

Thursday, Dec. 10

Spanish Lessons

PTO Board Meeting- off site

Friday, Dec. 11

Geist Running Club 4th Grade

Monday, Dec. 14

Spanish Lessons

Mad Scientist Monday

Kindergarten Holiday Sing - 9:30 a,m. Barmore, Beinecke, Dawdy ( cafe )

Kindergarten Holiday Sing - 2:30 p.m. Adams, Blake, Gamble ( cafe)

4th Grade Musical Rehearsal - All Parts

Tuesday, Dec. 15

Geist Running Club - 3rd Grade

Yearbook Club

Good News Club

4th Grade Musical Rehearsal - All Parts

Destination Imagination is cancelled today

Wednesday, Dec. 16

Choir Practice

4th Grade Musical Dress Rehearsal

4th Grade Musical & Choir Concert - 7:00 p.m.

Thursday, Dec. 17
Spanish Lessons

Friday, Dec. 18

End of Grading Period

Geist Running Club 4th Grade

Winter Celebrations:

12:05-12:50- 1st grade

1:15-2:00- K and 4th grades

2:15-3:00- 2nd & 3rd grades

Specials Rotation

Dec. 7-Dec. 11 - Week 1

Dec. 14-Dec. 18 - Week 2 (PLC)

Lunch Menu

Dec. 7-Dec. 11 - Week 2

Dec. 14-Dec. 18 - Week 1

Dec 16th menu will be changed to Chicken Nuggets and Our HOLIDAY MEAL will be served on Thursday Dec 17th. The HOLIDAY MEAL will be Lasagna with meat sauce, garlic bread, broccoli, salad, fresh fruit and dessert. A vegetarian lasagna will be available.

Click the links to see the lunch and breakfast menus. Visit the HSE Food Services page for prices and nutritional information.

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GES Science and Engineering Fair - February 11, 2016

The GES Science and Engineering Fair promotes interest in science and technology. Entry forms with project outline are due on January 15th. The Science and Engineering Fair will take place on February 11th during school. The Science Fair is open to all GES students in grades 1-4. Science Fair projects may be submitted individually or in pairs. All projects will be judged for awards and displayed in the gym after school. Grade level winners will be expected to compete in the Central Indiana Regional Science Fair on March 5th, 2016. Information will posted on the website or you may request a packet from your teacher. For more information, please visit the GES website at

Click here for the Science Fair Information and Registration Form.

Science Fair 101 - Monday, Dec. 7th, 6:30 - 8:00 PM- Cafe

Not sure where to start? Eliminate science fair stress! Attend this special family event where Rick Crosslin, “Mr. C the Science Man” will give you the information and tools for a great science fair project! Don’t miss the new activities this year. Each student will receive a science fair display board for your science fair project. (Cost: $10.00). The meeting will be in the GES cafeteria.

A limited number of scholarships are available for those who cannot afford the fee. Pre-registration is required, please return payment with the registration form to your teacher in an envelope marked “Science Fair 101”. Click here or visit the GES website to access the registration form. The school office also has forms available.

Science Fair Judges Wanted

Are you a science fan? The GES Science and Engineering Fair needs judges!! These volunteers will be needed on February 11th to judge the science fair entries. If you are interested, please contact Cindy Orris.

Book Fair Update

Thank you to all of the shoppers. Book Fair sales totaled $13,117.99. Students donated $953.00 through the All for Books program (see photo). A special thank you goes to the volunteers who helped make the book fair run so smoothly. Finally, a super shout-out to the co-chairs, Jessica Harsha, Julie Earlewine, and Jennifer Watkins, who went above and beyond so the students could have a wonderful fair experience.

Notes from the Music room

The 4th grade is busy working on their musical, "Bring On the Snow!" to be performed on Dec. 16th at 7:00. All students are in the musical! Class costume requests have been sent home with your children or by email from their class room teachers.

Rehearsal schedules have also been sent-please remember to send a note to school each day that your child has an after-school practice. If your child does not have a speaking/solo part, he/she will not be asked to stay after school.

Please work on the costumes and help your children learn their speaking parts for the musical. We are very excited to perform for you!

The 3rd and 4th grade CHOIR will also perform that night.

Artist of the Week

Congratulations to the Artist of the Week:

Nov. 30: Reid C. in Mrs. Ramos’ class


Special sales are going on right now for the holidays. Artsonia is offering 30% off coffee mugs and 25% off ornaments. Just visit to add your child’s fantastic artwork to a keepsake! For all purchases, GES art receives 20% that helps us buy supplies for your child’s art class. If you have questions please contact Ms. Green at

Pajama Drive

Please check your student's backpack for information on the Scholastic Reading Club Great Bedtime Story Pajama Drive. New pajamas may be brought to GES by December 18th.

Thank you for a great semester!

THANK YOU (English)--- GRACIAS (Spanish)--- Bahut Bahut Shukriya (Urdu)--- Cam on (Vietnamese)

Thank you to our amazing PTO and GES community for all that you do for the staff and students of GES! From Fall Festival, movie nights, Topsicle Tuesdays, volunteering and supporting your child's teachers and staff, we THANK YOU! It takes each of us working together to move forward.