Kinder Kapers!


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Jump Rope For Heart!

This Friday GCISD will wear red to support Jump Rope for Heart and the American Heart Association. Friday, February 5th is also the last day to participate in the campaign. If you are in need of a Jump Rope for Heart form please reach out to Mrs. Basil or Mrs. Greene.
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Student-Led Conferences

February 17th and February 18th will be early dismissal days for student led conferences. Dismissal will be at 11:45 and conferences will follow according to times you have scheduled with your child`s teacher. Please be looking for more information regarding how your child`s kinder teacher plans to run their conferences and any information they can provide for/to you.

Why Student-Led Conferences?

  • Students have increased ownership of their own learning.

  • Parents and students have open communication about school, after-school activities and other important decisions in life.

  • Teachers establish a stronger working relationship with parents and students.

How are student-led conferences different from traditional conferences?

  • Students participate in all stages of the conference. They prepare and organize work samples, use checklists to demonstrate new learning, and plan next steps.

  • Students lead the conversation to show what they have learned. They receive feedback from their parents and teachers about strengths and goals for improvement.

  • Teachers actively monitor the conference, but do not lead the conversations.
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Student Holiday!

Mark your calendars; February 15th will be a student holiday!
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Chilly Weather!

Although we hope all of you enjoyed the beautiful weather this weekend here are a few reminders regarding the colder weather when it comes back!

  • Jackets - please label your child`s jacket with their name or initials on the tag. If your child has misplaced or lost their jacket, please check the lost and found.
  • Zippers - please continue to work on helping with zippers, they can be tricky for the littles!
  • Recess - please keep in mind Kindergarteners go outside in the morning when it is still chilly; jackets, gloves, etc. are appropriate.
  • If you would like to donate hand sanitizer to your child`s classroom it is greatly appreciated! Especially this time of year!!
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Valentine Boxes

The kindergarten team just wanted to thank you moms for participating in a special GES tradition of decorating valentine boxes. It was a special time for teachers as well as your students! We can`t wait to get them out again for the parties!