From the Principal

Due to the newly established timelines we have had to make adjustments to the November calendar. 
 
International Day: Guatemala
International Day: Guatemala has been postponed until Thursday, November 15th. This means that Friday, November 2nd will be a FULL DAY (not a half day) and Thursday, November 15th will be a half day followed by an Instructional Day for teachers (no students) on Friday, November 16th.
 
Calendar Update
Friday, November 2nd will be a FULL DAY (not a half day) and Thursday, November 15th will be a half day followed by an Instructional Day for teachers (no students) on Friday, November 16th. 
 
Assistance with the Modular Project
We are seeking a parent(s) who hold a Civil Contractors License to assist with our modular classroom installation. In addition to moving dirt and grading, we need donations of materials and labor for several concrete projects including cement pads and sidewalks for the modulars (immediate) and an expansion of the parking lot (next summer).  
 
Please email Stacy Bush at sbush@gvaschools.org if you can be of assistance in either of these high needs areas or if you have other skills/resources that would help with the installation of the modular classrooms!
 
Fall BOX TOP Deadline is Approaching!
The DEADLINE is 11/1 for turning in all BOX TOPS this semester. Please encourage your student(s) to turn in as many BOX TOPS as they can into the BOX TOP BARN BY HALLOWEEN. Stop by the front office for a FREE GVA-DC window sticker for your car!! The class that submits the most BOX TOPS will be awarded the TRAVELING TROPHY (until we compete again) and a FREE WENDY'S FROSTY!! Box Tops should be submitted in a plastic baggie labeled with their PM teacher’s name!
 
Halloween Celebration- Wednesday, October 31st from 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Costumes: Students may change into costumes prior to the “Parade of Costumes” at 2:30 pm (costumes SHOULD NOT be worn all day!) All costumes should adhere to the following guidelines:
  • No masks or full face painting will be allowed. However students can have “limited” makeup like whiskers, freckles, eye makeup, etc.
  • Costumes must not be too scary or inappropriate for the school environment. Please no gory or grotesque costumes.
  • No props are allowed. (no swords, weapons, wands, etc)
  • The school is not responsible for costumes that are torn or damaged while at school. 
  • Costumes should not interfere with the ability of a student to go to the bathroom by themselves.
 
Parade: Beginning at 2:30 pm, students will march in the “Parade of Costumes” through the hallways and out in front of school (weather permitting) to show-off their costumes. Parents wishing to view the parade may line up along the outdoor parade loop along the front sidewalk.
 
Classroom Parties: Classroom parties will commence immediately following the parade. Please contact your child’s afternoon teacher for more information.   
 
Students not wishing to participate in Halloween festivities are invited to Art Club with Mrs. Steers beginning at 2:30 pm in the Art Room!!
Have an AMAZING week!!!
 
Have a great Week!!!
 
Stacy Bush
Principal, GVA Douglas County