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Calendar

GES PTO Meeting
Date: 5/3/2016, 5:30 PM
Progress Report Grades Due
Date: 5/6/2016
Spring Parent/Teacher Conferences Begin
Date: 5/9/2016
Progress Reports Go Home
Date: 5/10/2016
GES Campus Improvement Meeting
Date: 5/12/2016, 5:30 PM
Location: GES Conference Room

News and Announcements

SPRING EAFK Banquet

The Spring GES - EAFK Banquet will be held on Thursday, May 26th. The Banquet will begin at 6:00 p.m. All students who earned an EAFK Medallion during the second semester of school will be honored at this banquet. Each honoree will recieve one free meal ticket for his/her self and two free meal tickets for his/her parents or guests. An RSVP form will be sent home as we get closer to the date of the banquet.

STAAR Assessment Dates

Third grade students will be taking the STAAR Test on May 9th and 10th. On Monday, May 9th, students will take the Math portion of the STAAR Test. On Tuesday, May 10th, they will take the Reading portion of the test. We ask that all third grade students get a good night's rest on Sunday and Monday night. We also encourage all the students to eat a good breakfast at home or to eat breakfast here at school. We also ask all parents offer encouraging words and support to their children. The students have worked very hard this year and their teachers and I are very proud of them.

NEW SCHOOL HOURS FOR GES

As you know, the Giddings Independent School District and Giddings Elementary School were were closed on Monday, April 18th due to bad weather. As a result that day will have to be made up in order to meet the 75,600 minutes of instruction mandated by the state. According to the GISD School Calendar, Memorial Day would no londer be a school holiday, as school would be in session on that day.

The district has come up with an alternative solution. Beginning Monday, April 25, 2016, Giddings Elementary School will be changing its school hours. The new school hours will be from 7:55 a.m. - 3:10 p.m. This will allow us to meet the 75,600 minutes of instruction mandated by the state and keep Memorial Day as a holiday.

We understand this may cause some inconvenience as we begin implementation. Students will still be dismissed in the same manner just at a slightly later time. This might also slightly delay the afternoon bus schedule. However, with patience, flexibility and understanding we hope to make this transition as smooth as possible.

Thank you for your continued support!

GES PTO Movie Night RESCHEDULED

Due to expected inclement weather, the GES PTO Movie Night has been rescheduled for Tuesday May 3rd. This event will take place in the GES cafeteria beginning at 6:00 p.m. There is no charge for admission. Students must be accompanied by their parents. Bring your blankets to sit on and enjoy the movie. A concession stand will be available and prices will be listed near the stand. We hope to see you there.

Lee County Junior Livestock Show Contest Winners

Students at Giddings Elementary School, under the direction of Ms. Julie Lucas, participated in the Lee County Junior Livestock Show Art Contest. Our students did very good job of representing our school. Winners are:

K-1 Grades

1st Place - Cayleigh Gonzales
2nd Place - Litzy Gonzales
3rd Place - Beya Zuniga

2nd - 3rd Grade

2nd Place - Virginio Lara
3rd Place - Jordan Smith

Honorable Mention K- 1st

Alexjandra Estrada - Kindergarten
Jadyn Holmes - 1st Grade

Honorable Mention 2nd-3rd Grade

John Levario - 2nd Grade
Omar Cardona - 2nd Grade
Elda Tapia - 2nd Grade

Congratulations to out students and their teacher.

Kindergarten and First Grade Students Regognized for Tolerance

Kindergarten and First Grade students earned an EAFK Medallion for the Knightly Virtue of Tolerance.

Bottom Row:
Wendy Sanchez, Victor Emiliano Labrada

Second Row:
Allison Dixon, Diego Rubalcava, Everesa Villegas, Kashlyn Martiniez

Third Row:
Genevieve Hendrix, Audrey Presley, Evelyn Hernandez, Luis Hernandez, Gabrielle Way

Fourth Row:
Anthony Ward, Yesenia Medina, Matthew Alexander, Emily Alvarez

Top Row:
Knight of the Guild, Sir Keith Fiala

Congratulations to all students and their parents!

Second and Third Grade Students Knighted for Tolerance

The following 2nd and 3rd grade students earned an EAFK Medallion for the Knightly Virtue of Tolerance.

Bottom Row:
Abdiel Contreras, Gevin Salazar

Second Row:
Karli Majewski, Jennifer Lara, Chloe Thacker, Tanner Morse

Third Row:
Salma Labrada, Andrew Davis, Lucero Martinez, Joel Diaz, Zabrina White

Fourth Row:
Lucy Villenueva, Eduardo Gonzalez, Jayla Smith, Joseph Sifuentes

Top Row:
Knight of the Guild, Sir Keith Fiala

Congratulations to all students and their parents!

Pre-K and Kinder Spring Round Up Begins

Giddings Elementary School will begin taking early registration for Pre-K and Kindergarten classes for the 2016-2017 school year. Pre-K is a qualifying program for students who will turn 4 years old on or before September 1, 2016. Students who will turn 5 years old on or before September 1, 2016 will register for Kindergarten. Please bring the following items when registering: birth certificate, current vaccination record, child's social security card and proof of residence. Parents may direct questions to the GES Office at 979-542-2886.