CES Partner Post

Monday, October 12, 2015

TEAM Colleyville

The BEST are always striving to get better!

The BEST make everyone around them better!

Upcoming CES Events:

National School Lunch Worker Week

Monday, October 12

Student Holiday (no school)
Teacher Professional Development Day

Tuesday, October 13
CEC Meeting at 3:00 pm in the Learning Commons
PTA Restaurant Night at Spring Creek BBQ from 5:00 to 9:00 pm

Wednesday, October 14
Choir Rehearsal from 2:45 to 3:45 pm

Thursday, October 15
KC Club Meeting from 2:45 to 3:45 pm in the Learning Commons (pick up at 3:45 pm in the front of the school)

Friday, October 16
CES Spirit Day (wear CES shirt)

Saturday, October 17
PTA Fall Festival from 2:00 to 6:00 pm

JA in a Day Volunteers

A HUGE Thank you to all the parent volunteers that helped teach during our JA (Junior Achievement) in a Day! The students loved it and our volunteers did a FANTASTIC job. Thank you!

District Volunteer Background Checks

Please remember that the district volunteer background checks need to be completed at least two weeks prior to an event at which you may be volunteering. It takes awhile for the background checks to be completed and cleared, so do them early and do not delay!

CogAT Testing

Second grade students and fifth grade students will take their CogAT Tests the week of October 19-23. A note regarding the tests was sent home in Friday folders last week.

Bullying Awareness Month- October!

October is Bullying Awareness Month: Here are a few activities that are taking place across the district -

  • October 21: "Unity Day" - make it orange and make it end
  • October 27: "Mix It Up at Lunch Day" - ask students to sit with someone new over lunch

Counselor's October Newletter

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GCISD has formed a Facility Innovation and Readiness Stakeholder Team (FIRST) to study and prioritize ways to create the best possible learning environment for GCISD students. This facility planning team comprised of parents, community constituents, and campus and district staff will be brought together to consider the district’s financial position and strategic plan as it relates to programs for students, facilities, infrastructure, technology, security, etc. The membership structure of the FIRST is available under the tab marked TEAM. GCISD has not called a bond election but is researching the possibility of a May 2016 referendum through this process.

This website has been created to inform our community. Frequently asked questions will be updated throughout the process. This site also is a place for community members to submit questions and share thoughts through use of the Let’s Talk button.

GCISD FIRST will keep the district’s mission and goals at the forefront of their discussions, working collectively, Building Excellent Schools Together.

Technology Tidbits

Technology Safety Resources for Parents and Students:


Here are some kid friendly search engines for your kids to use at home: http://gcisdtechlessons.wikispaces.com/Search+Engines+for+Kids

Calendar Updates/Reminders

Please mark your calendars for the following dates:

Early dismissal at 11:45 am dates:

  • December 18

  • February 17 and 18

  • June 2

Student holidays:

  • Columbus Day - October 12

  • Thanksgiving Break - November 23-27

  • Winter Break - December 21 - (Monday) January 4

  • Martin Luther King Jr. Day - January 18

  • Presidents Day - February 15

  • Spring Break - March 14-18

  • Bad Weather Make-Up Day or Student Holiday - March 25

  • Bad Weather Make-Up Day or Student Holiday - May 27

  • Memorial Day - May 30

If you have a student that attends GCISD’s Early College High School or iUniversity Prep, please know that their calendars are different from the rest of GCISD’s calendars. You can access their calendars by clicking on this link:


Thank you in advance for making the appropriate arrangements for your child on these days. Any closures due to bad weather will be broadcast through Skyward Family Access and all local news outlets. Please be sure you keep your preferred email address and phone number updated in Skyward.

From the CES PTA

Restaurant Night: The CES PTA will have their next Family Restaurant Night at Spring Creek BBQ on Tuesday, October 13 from 5:00 to 9:00 pm.

PTA Website: Please visit the PTA website – www.colleyvillepta.org.

Calling all parents!

We are in need of your support for pictures from the school year. Please help us by sending in pictures of your kids and their class!

Please submit images from this year to Jessie Tang at cesyearbookeditor@gmail.com.

When submitting, please include the following information for accuracy:

- Child’s Name (First and last name please)

- Grade Class/Teacher’s Name

- Event and Date

- Please include all kids names if it is a group picture

Looking forward to a great 2015-2016 yearbook with all your help!

Any questions, please contact Jessie at cesyearbookeditor@gmail.com.

PTA Fall Festival

Fall Festival is next Saturday, October 17, from 2-6 pm! Kids will love the carnival games (laser tag, archery, balloon animals, face painting and cash cube, just to name a few!), while you'll love the Silent Auction. We've got great items up for auction- gift certificates to local businesses, a full set of braces from Shroeder Orthodontics, an Apple sport watch, a signed Tony Romo football and more! You can also buy raffle tickets at the festival for a chance to win great prizes such as tickets to a Cowboys suite at Thanksgiving and a diamond and sapphire pendant valued at $1500! The Silent Auction starts closing down at 5 pm, so bid early and bid often!


2:00 pm - Silent Auction Begins

5:00 pm - Class Basket Auction Ends

5:15 pm - Teacher Donations, Flags, Fight Songs and Parking Spot Auctions End

5:30 pm - Auction Closes

Grubbs Infiniti will be there to offer test drives. For every adult that takes a short test drive and a brief survey on an iPad, Grubbs will donate $20 to our school. If you and your spouse take a test drive and each take a survey, that's $40 for the school, for less than 10 minutes of our time. Please take a test drive to help us reach our goal!

Food trucks will be in the parking lot (all trucks will require cash or credit payments), while popcorn, cotton candy and drinks will be sold throughout the festival (these require tickets).

Come enjoy a fun afternoon with your family!

GCISD LEAD 2021- Building Excellent Schools Together!

The mission of Grapevine-Colleyville ISD is to be THE BEST and through the district’s strategic plan, called LEAD 2021, we continue building on the foundation started in 2011-2012. LEAD stands for Leading Excellence – Action Driven. For more information about LEAD 2021, please visit the district website. There are some exciting educational experiences going on in GCISD!


Redefining Education because your future matters today!

GCISD’s Portrait of a Graduate

Skilled Problem Solvers


Global Citizens

Self-regulated Learners