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GSRP and Cardinal's Nest Preschool

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February 15th-19th

The Week Ahead...

Monday, February 15th- No School for students or teachers- Enjoy your day!

Tuesday, February 16th- Cardinal's Nest- Susan, SKIP playgroup 9:30-10:45 multipurpose room, Cardinal Code golden ticket drawings. Mrs. Bell's class leads the pledges this week- 9:00 and 1:00.

Wednesday, February 17th- Susan out today. Heather Williamson here both a.m. and p.m.

Thursday, February- 18th- Nicole Lord- Co-op supervisor meets with Susan 1:30, Susan and Heather meet 11:30 for parent teacher conference planning.

Friday, February 19th- GSRP staff meeting 9:30. See agenda below.

Cardinal Code Update

We are well underway with our daily Pledge of Allegiance and Cardinal Code Pledge. Mrs. Bowen's students did an excellent job leading the both pledges daily this past week. This week we look forward to Mrs. Bell's class leading us. We try to stick as close to 9:00 and 1:00 for the pledges over the PA. Our Pledge of Allegiance posters came in. Make sure you get yours from the office. We had our first golden ticket drawing on Monday and students were excited to come to the office and see that their ticket had been drawn from our Cardinal birdcage. Our Cardinal tree has also filled up with little Cardinal's that have taken the pledge. Please continue to re-teach the lessons and reinforce positive behaviors. The office will be ordering you all ink pads for your Cardinal stamps this week. We will take time at our staff meeting to review positive behavior efforts and the Cardinal Code celebration. I look forward to hearing feedback about how it is going in the classroom.

Staff Meeting Agenda

Our next staff meeting will be held this Friday, February 19th from 9:30-10:30 in Mrs. Anderson's classroom. Topics will include:


  • Parent teacher conference guidelines and schedule
  • PD hours and tracking system
  • Classroom cooking and budget
  • Outdoor recess equipment and storage
  • New building 'safe spot' Who? What? Where? When? and Why?
  • March is Reading Month ideas and activities
  • A word from the social committee- upcoming social plans, budget, and pot lucks

Classroom Parties

This year's Valentine's classroom parties went very well. Many parents, grandparents, and siblings visited our building this past Thursday for a Valentine's Day celebration. Thanks to our teachers and other staff members that made this such a special memory for families. The effort that you put into the special games and centers did not go unnoticed.