GCIS Friday Focus 9/2/2016

We're Not Here to be average; we're here to be AWESOME!

Happy Labor Day: No School Monday!

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Weekly Duties

Special thanks to all the duty teachers and your efforts to keep our spaces in the morning and afternoon safe! Please let me know if there is anything that we may need to adjust.

Link to AM/PM Duties

Weekly Links for the Week of 6th-9th

Awesome Students of the Week (Due Thursday by Noon)


  • Nominate 2 students from each Homeroom
  • Specials Teachers and Associates can also nominate someone (just tell Heather in the office)
  • Students will be announced Friday Morning
  • All students announced will have a special place in the lunchroom to sit.
  • Send postcard home to families sharing why their student was nominated! (Click HERE for example) These will be available and provided in your mailbox next week.
  • Turn in to Hadley with students address on it and she will put postage on them and drop them in the mail.


Newsletter (Due Thursday Noon)


  • Capture something academically from the week in each area.
  • Reminders and notifications for the up coming week.
  • Newsletters will be blasted out to parents on Friday.


Lunchdates w/ Van Cleave

  • Wednesdays each Week
  • In Conference room
  • No more than 6 students
  • Different Homeroom each week

First Newsletter Info

Due to the start of school the first newsletter is on PAUSE until September 9th! Take time to get all those start of school things set and in play within your classroom/grade level. We will blast out our GCIS Aweseomness every Friday!


Newsletter Details:

-Collaborate with team around newsletter document

-Please have completed by noon on Thursday.

-Newsletter blast goes out to parents every Friday and also posted on Facebook.

-Possibly looking into a PDF option to blast too.

-I will be using smore.com again for communication of our newsletter.

Wednesday PD Reflection

Here is a link to capture some feedback that will help drive our next whole group and/or individual teams, or one-on-one support related to our new learning from Wednesday Aug 31st.


Please reflect using the google form below.

Clear/Murky/Muddy

What's Happening This Week!

Monday: 9/5

  • No School


Tuesday: 9/6 Day 1

  • 7:30am Collaboration
  • Mtg w/ Julie G.


Wednesday: 9/7 Day 2

  • SpEd Mtg 7:30pm
  • Staff dismiss when students dismiss.
  • DLT Ram Restaurant 2pm


Thursday: 9/8 Day 3

  • Admin Mtg. 2:00pm GCAB


Friday: 9/9 Day 4

  • Fire Drill 8:55am (After Announcements)
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GCIS Information Hub

If you are looking for a doc, remember they are a click away! Happy Hunting!

Link to GCIS Information Hub