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Would you like to make a donation to a classroom, but just don’t know what they need? Visit Ms. Gross’s Supplies Project on Donor’s Choose and help her class.
Mrs. Van Horne & Ms. Burbank’s 5K class hatched chicks in their classroom. The chicks started hatching on May 1, 2013. Thanks to Amick Farms for their donations.
We would like to thank all our GPS families and friends for coming out to the Teacher Follies on Friday. It was a huge success for Relay for Life and so much fun for everyone involved! Thank you to the vendors and all the staff that performed. This night would not have been possible without you all! Again, thanks for your support with Relay for Life!
April 26 – Faculty Follies (Show @ 7pm, Vendors open @5pm)
April 30 – Parent Orientation for Rising Kindergarten Students @ 8:30am & 6:00pm
April 30 – Grade 2 tours GES
April 30 – School Improvement Council Elections
May 1 – Collaborative Planning Day
May 3 – Weather Make-Up Day (No School)
May 7 – Interims Issued
An event to benefit Relay for Life will be held at GPS on Friday, April 26 from 5:00pm-8:00pm. Join us for the Teacher Follies and Vendor Fair! Pizza dinner tickets are $5 per person. Showtime is 7:00pm. Hope to see you there!
Ms. Allen & Ms. Gibbon’s Multiage students harvested Brussel Sprouts from their school garden this week. The veggies were grilled with olive oil and lemon/pepper seasoning. Most of the students gave the brussel sprouts a thumbs up!
Second Grade students will begin MAP Testing on Monday, April 15. Students will take both Math and Reading MAP. Check with your child’s teacher for their testing schedule. Be prepared to do your BEST! Eat a good breakfast and get plenty of sleep!
We are excited to celebrate Career Awareness Week March 25-28! Activities planned to increase our students’ awareness of the world of work are:
Tuesday, March 26 ~ Each student will create a ”What I Want To Be” Silhouette to be displayed in the halls of our school.
Wednesday, March 27 ~ Students and Staff are encouraged to dress up to represent “What I Want To Be When I Grow Up”.
Thursday, March 28 ~ Each class will have a designated time to visit a variety of vehicles and farming displays representing many careers during Career Vehicle/Farm Day.
The Gilbert Primary School Relay for Life team is excited to announce that we will be holding a Shopping Extravaganza on Friday, April 26 from 5:00 to 8:00 pm at the school, along with our Faculty Follies. Below is a vendor application form. If you or someone you know would like to participate, please print the application and return it with your check to Amy Derrick at Gilbert Primary School, 520 Main Street, Gilbert South Carolina 29054. If you have any questions, please contact Amy Derrick at 803-821-1407.
Click here for a Printable Vendor Agreement form.
GPS students are challenged to read four extra-curricular books on their reading level between February 25-March 29 in order to receive free admission and special recognition at the June 1 Columbia Blowfish home game, along with other reading participants. The school with the highest participation rate receives $500 for new library books and will be presented their check on the field during the June 1 game. Look for the information flyer sent home recently for more information.
Blowie the Blowfish will help us kick off this program with a school wide assembly on March 6 at 8:15am. Students can wear their favorite hat to school so we can “Grab their hat” and read with the cat in honor of Read Across America Day!
Jump Rope for Heart will be held at our school from February 25- March 1. Students will participate in jumping activities during their regular PE classes in honor of this event. Collection envelopes went home recently for your child to ask family or friends to donate to the American Heart Association’s campaign. All envelopes are due March 8. Your child can create his/her own online donation webpage by signing up at heart.org/jump . Search for Gilbert Primary School in SC and then Join Team! Thank you for supporting our Jump Rope for Heart campaign.
Our Story Laboratory: Reading Gives You Super Power! Book Fair is part of an incredible energy source for reading that brings to school a wonderful selection of fun, engaging, and affordable books kids want to read. Giving kids access to good books and the opportunity to choose their own books will motivate them to read more. And like most acquired skills, the more kids practice reading, the better they’ll get!
Since there will never be a substitute for a parent’s direct involvement in his/her child’s education, please make plans to visit our Book Fair. Looking forward to seeing you there!
Book Fair Dates: February 28—March 7
Shopping Hours: 7:15—7:25 am, children during class time, and after school until 3:30 pm
Special Event: Thursday, March 7
Book Fair Open House 2:30 pm—7:30 pm
Wax Museum presented by the 2nd Grade classes.
Please remember that 7% sales tax is added to sales!
Online fair is open now! Visit this site to order books online:
Mattie S. (Mrs. Davidson’s 2nd Grade) was featured on Ben Tanner’s WIS Picture the Weather this morning. He visited GPS 2nd Graders on January 31. Great job, Mattie!
GPS Bus Driver, Jada Garris, is making a difference on her school bus. Watch this video to see how. http://www.safeshare.tv/w/MustePGpPs
This year’s Jump Rope for Heart campaign will run from February 25 – March 1. Students will participate in Jump Rope for Heart activities during PE classes. Collection envelopes will be sent home next week. Please consider making a donation to the American Heart Association and Jump Rope for Heart! For more information, visit http://www.heart.org/HEARTORG/Giving/ForIndividuals/JoinanEvent/Jump-Rope-for-Heart-Event_UCM_315609_SubHomePage.jsp
Our school yearbook for 2012-2013 will be a hardcover, full color Memory Book. If you would like to order a yearbook for your child this year, please use the green order form sent home. Along with your order, please send cash or check made out to GPS for $25.00. You may also come in to order and pay for a yearbook with a Visa or MasterCard debit or credit card.
January 17 ~ Last Day for 2nd Nine Weeks/End of First Semester
January 17 ~ Students dismissed at 11:00am
January 18 ~ No School for Students
January 21 ~ No School/MLK Holiday
January 22 ~ Second Semester Begins
January 23 ~ Class Pictures
Gilbert Primary School administrators, school staff, and teachers wish all of our students, families, and the Gilbert Community a Merry Christmas! Have a safe and happy Winter Break with family and friends. We will see you back at school on Wednesday, January 2, 2013!