GCIS Friday Focus 12/19/2016 & 1/3

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

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Hockey Stools

If you haven't seen these, or heard about these, they allow students to have movement. The stools are a great tool to have in the classroom for ALL students, and also for students that have extra wiggles.

I am wanting to order 24 of them (2 per room, and 8 per grade level) to start. I want to gather feedback from teachers and students about these once students have an opportunity to use them.

Let me know your thoughts, good or bad, either way I would like to hear your thoughts. If you want to participate or if you would rather not.

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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...

Awesome Students of the Week (Due Thursday by Noon)

Newsletter (Due Thursday Noon)

Lunchdates w/ Van Cleave

*Postcards Due to Heather by noon on Thursday

  • Our goal is to drop in mail Thursday afternoon. If you need more cards see H. Hadley

Shout Out!

  • Special thanks for Colleen and her work with the fundraiser! You are AWESOME! Thanks for all you do to make our building sparkle!

  • Teachers thanks for getting out and dancing with all the students! So many of them LOVED seeing you out with them on the dance floor. I also had a few parents email me and say how excited their child was when they can home and said that they did the conga line with their teachers!

10 Ways to Increase Student Engagement

Here is a great link to keep our minds fresh as we work on increasing real world learning for our students. Great read to explore, think about, and possibly have conversations as a PLC!


What's Happening This Week!

Monday: 12/19 Day 4

  • Interview w/ Students 9:30-11:30 am Conference Room
  • Friend Lunch 10:50-11:10 am
  • Principal Mtg 12:00 pm

Tuesday: 12/20 Day 1

  • 7:30am GCIS Learning Sessions
  • Tornado Drill Morning: Goal to improve our time of 2:33
  • Mtg: Brenda O. GCAB 1:00 pm
  • 5-8 Planning Mtg 3:45 pm

Wednesday: 12/21 Day 2

  • Child Study 7:45 am
  • Clubs
  • Board Mtg 5:30 pm

Thursday: 12/22 Day 3

  • Ugly Christmas Sweater & Popcorn Bar


Tuesday 1/3 Day 4

  • No 7:30 Collaboration-Use time to prep for week.

Wednesday 1/4 Day 1

  • SpEd Mtg 7:30 am
  • Lunch Dates
  • New Clubs Start
  • DLT 2:00 pm

Thursday 1/5 Day 2

  • Admin Mtg 2:00 pm

Friday 1/6 Day 3

  • Mtg w/ Tim 9:30 am

GCIS Information Hub

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

Link to GCIS Information Hub