Friday, January 11, 2013

Announcements, January 11

January is a very busy month at Gilmer Elementary.  It is also the cold and flu season.  To keep your child well, please be sure to encourage them to wash their hands frequently.  This is a great way to prevent the spreading of all diseases including the flu.  Covering your mouth when you cough helps tremendously.  The flu is contracted through the air, so covering the cough helps everyone.  Last, if you cover your cough with your elbow, that will keep all germs off of your hands. 

As we come back to a new year, I wanted to share with you our theme for 2013.  It is BEL13VE.  The point of the theme is to believe in ourselves, our children, our teachers and our potential to be the person we aspire to be.  As we talk with our children, it is very important to share why we believe in them.  By telling children why we believe in them, we build their self-esteem and confidence and this will help them overcome any obstacle.  BEL13VE


Here are the events for the month.

Tuesday, January 15
Benchmark testing for all grades

Wednesday, January 16
Benchmark testing for all grades

Thursday, January 17
Early release at 12:30 due to end of semester.

Friday, January 18
Early release at 12:30 due to end of semester.

Monday, January 21
School holiday in observance of MLK Jr. Day

Tuesday, January 22
Students return to school to begin the 2nd semester.

Thursday, January 24
Report cards will be sent home.

Friday, January 25
CHAMPs Assembly at 8:15 for PK-1st grades and at 2:30 for 2nd - 4th grades

Thursday, January 31
The Oscars -  A Night with the STAAR
Time:     4:30 to 6:30 p.m.
This event will help parents learn practical strategies that can be used for reading and math.  Parents will walk away with a better understanding of the test and a plan to help their child succeed.

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