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April 27th

Have you registered yet? Price increases on April 1st!

Join us for the Colors for Caring Charity Run to support our many loved ones battling cancer.

Do you hate cancer and the effect it has on your friends, family and coworkers? Join us for the Colors for Caring 5K and Fun Run as we show our support for our loved ones that have battled or are battling cancer.

This 5K and 1 Mile Fun Run is proudly hosted by the Mansfield ISD Education Foundation and Martha Reid Leadership Academy. Runners and walkers of all levels are invited to participate!

Remember to wear your Gideon Gators t-shirt during the run!

Here is the link to register:

March 28th

Kindergarten Graduation Picture Day

MISD Volunteer Background Check

All classroom, playground, field trip visitors must have a cleared MISD background check on file. You will need to have one for all end of year parties. They are completely free. Get yours completed today:

March 4th

We're wearing blue in support of colon, thyroid, & prostate diseases awareness.


For ideas on how to explain cancer to kids, try:

Chocolate Sales are Over!

If you still have money out, please send your $60 by the end of this week. All outstanding funds will be noted in your child's file until cleared, and if unresolved, could delay registration.

March 4th- March 8th

The library will be open each morning from 7:30- 8:05.

Late Night: Tuesday, March 5th, 6:30- 8:00 pm

To volunteer or for more information, email Mrs. Sybrant at

March 5th

4th Grade Concert & PTA Meeting, 7:00 pm

Order you Yearbook today!

Order online:


Make payments to: Imogene Gideon Elementary School

Order deadline: April 1, 2019

Basic soft cover yearbook starts at $20.

March 10th

Daylight Savings Time: Set your clocks ahead one hour.
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CBA Exams Schedule

  • 3/5: Math CBA (3rd grade)
  • 3/6: Writing Benchmark (4th grade)

Please ensure your child gets plenty of rest, a good breakfast, and gets to school on time.

March 11th - March 15th

ALL MISD Schools & offices will be closed. Enjoy your time with family!

March 20th

The walk-a-thon will occur during the students' enrichment times (see below):

  • 9:00-10:00: 2nd grade
  • 10:05-10:10: 1st grade
  • 11:05-11:10: 3rd grade
  • 12:40- 1:40: Kindergarten
  • 2:15-3:15: 4th grade

Fast pass applications will be going home with students. Be sure to complete and return them as soon as possible, to receive your fast pass and avoid long "check- in" lines.

Parents and students are asked to wear Gator shirts or green to show school spirit.

March 20th

Spirit Night!

5:00- 9:00 pm

Come out and show your Gator spirit. Teachers and staff members will be there serving hot bread. Your support will help Gideon PTA pay for the remaining field trips and the end of year school lunch. You can bring the entire family to dine in or order togo. Either way, we'd really appreciate your support. Please share this information with friends.

March 26th

Spring class pictures.

Celebrate Gideon Staff!

  • 3/7: Mrs. Anderson, Speech Pathologist
  • 3/27: Mr. Sheehy, 3rd Grade

March 4th- 8th

Happy Educational Diagnostician Week, Mrs. Allen!

Please allow your child to make her a card or write her a small note, she’d love it.

A Note From Nurse Luz

Flu season has hit! Remind your kiddos to wash their hands with soap and water (not just sanitizer).

Also Parents: If your child vomits or runs fever, they can not return to school for 24 hours. Please do not send them sick!

Leave Your Legacy!

Ceiling tiles fundraiser! Once you submit your completed order form and cash, we will send you home with a ceiling tile. You can create your masterpiece at your own pace, and once you return the tile to school, it will be added to the Gideon Hallways for everyone to admire. Please use paint or markers, and do not ad paper. Fundraiser runs through the end of the year. Buy as many as you'd like.

Cost: $10

Help Us Tell Our Story!

We are 51 "Likes" away from our end of year goal.

Here's how you can help: Actively promote the increase in "Likes" on our school FaceBook fan page by the end month of April by doing one or all of the following:

  1. Get family and friends to click "Like" on . (There is a difference between liking a post and liking the page. Ask them to click 'Like" on the top of the page.)
  2. Share at least one post (to the right of 'Like" you'll see"share". Click "share, then click "write post". Write a positive message and click "post".):

Our accounts are:

- Facebook: Gideongators

- Twitter: @GideonGators1

Key Focus This Month: This Is It!

Focus your attention on the present moment. Keep a positive attitude.

This Is It! is about focusing on NOW instead of later, or next week, or next month, or next year, or yesterday, etc., and making the most of it. A positive This Is It! attitude can make everything we do and every day productive, fulfilling, and fun!

Life is full of distractions and opportunities to do something else, something other than what we’re doing now. Many of us spend a lot of time thinking about those other things. Instead of making what we’re doing now “it” our focus is often elsewhere—on things we wanted to do, could have done, should have done, or want to do “sometime.” Whenever our thoughts are occupied with something other than what we’re doing, we miss what’s going on around us in the moment … while we’re waiting for the next moment to arrive the present moment slips away.

When we live in the NOW we have power! With a This Is It! attitude we make the present “it” and find joyful moments that we might otherwise have missed!

The Weather Outside is Frightful...

Please remember to send your child with a coat or long- sleeved sweater; it gets chilly in the classrooms.

*As members of the Mansfield ISD community, we all have access to FREE clothing for our kids through the MISD Clothes Closet. For more information on how to get your voucher, please email or call: (817)299-7807.

We need you!

Thank you in advance for your support in helping Gideon PTA achieve the certificate for increasing memberships this year. PTA Membership is $8. Your contribution will cover so many activities, to include:

  • field trips
  • carnival
  • dance
  • special programs
  • teacher appreciation
  • holiday parties, and more!

For more information about Gideon PTA and how you can volunteer, please email:

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Online Shopping Fundraiser

Attention Gator Families:

If you are going to shop online, try using Shopping through this webasite raises funds for our classes. That's right, a portion of your shopping expenditures will be donated to your child's class for school supplies. It's awesome!

To shop online: Visit the link provided below, look for your favorite store and start shopping. The prices are no higher. You can even get your child's teacher a gift card for extra classroom supplies. Feel free to share this link with friends and family and have them enter Imogene Gideon when they search schools. Thanks for your support!

Your 2018-2019 Gideon PTA Board

  • President: Ruth Saenger
  • Co- President: Lourdes Rodriguez
  • 1st VP: Carmen
  • 2nd VP: Jorge Vasquez
  • Membership: Michella Gurley
  • Treasurer: Lisa Young
  • Secretary: Marissa Walker
  • Parliamentarian: Tuan Gardner

For more information about Gideon PTA and how you can volunteer, please email:

Mansfield ISD & Gideon Values

  • Students First
  • Continuous Improvement
  • Integrity
  • Communication
  • Positive Relationships
  • Resiliency

Transportation Information

All kindergarten & 1st grade students must have an adult waiting for them at the stop, otherwise they will not be left.

For further questions regarding transportation, you can call: 817-299-6060.

To look up your information, click here: