GCIS Friday Focus 5/6/2016

Be the Key to Our Success!

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

What's Happening This Week!

Monday: 5/9

  • 4th STAR
  • 10:30am Mtg w/ Becky
  • IEP Mtg 3:30pm


Tuesday: 5/10

  • Learning Sessions
  • 5th STAR
  • 9:15 Mtg Kabecca
  • Coaches & Admin Mtg 1:00pm
  • Admin Mtg 2:00-3:30pm


Wednesday 5/11

  • Lunch Dates W/ Van Cleave
  • Mtg w/ Becky 11:00pm
  • Collaboration 2:00pm
  • Public Hearing: GCAB 5:30pm


Thursday 5/12

  • 6th STAR
  • Mtg w/ Tim 1:30
  • IEP 3:30pm
  • 6th grade field trip


Friday 5/13


  • Parent & Community Involvement Drive in Movie in Jefferson (if raining at rec center)

Transition Meetings w/ Grade Levels

Here are the dates for the transition meetings with grade levels.


5th grade & 6th Grade Meetings:

  • Tues May 24th 7:30am (normally learning sessions)


4th grade & 5th grade

  • Thursday May 26th 11:45-12:20


3rd & 4th (Still waiting for reply)

6th & 7th (still waiting for reply)


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Celebration of Learning Details

Teachers! Our year is winding down! Can you believe that we are about to close the books on another great year! Our year has been filled with various learning opportunities and growth! Excited to pull together and celebrate that with all of you! I have included the details below!


Where: Homestead Coffee Shop (Jefferson)


Time: 2:00pm (Back Room)


Purpose & Goal: To gather, reflect, and share about our learning and growth related to Project Based Learning and Performance Tasks this year.


Each team will share out their learning. This can look a variety of ways. Be creative! I have included a few possible reflective statements to help with the brainstorming process...


  • I used to think...and now I think
  • What went Well, What didn't go well, what did you learn as a team, as individuals.
  • Share your process (use the stairstep picture to reflect on your journey)
  • Share student work, examples of assessment, explanation of your performance task, etc.
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May Professional Development Calendar

Here is the link to the PD Calendar for April! The next time we will gather as a large group in Wednesday April 6th 2016.


May Calendar

Dates til the End of the Year to Make Note Of....

Below is a link to dates for the remander of the year. Please feel free to add to this doc if there are other dates that we might have forgotten. I plan to keep this linked up in the newsletter each week! (example: if you are playing kickball at the softball field one afternoon, add that date to the doc.) Let me know if you have any questions! Can you believe it we have 42 more days! Wow, has the year flown!


Dates to Add to the Calendar

GCIS Information Hub

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

Link to GCIS Information Hub

Color Run Details:

  • We will be having the color run here in Grand Junction.
  • ALL students will still be able to participate in the run even if they don't fund raise.
  • If you have large water containers for water stations we are needing them on that day!
  • We are needing a few leaf blowers to blow off color. If you have one please let Heather know in the office and we will put you down.