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Valentine Parties
Date: 2/12/2016
Presidents Day - Student Holiday
Date: 2/15/2016
4th Six Weeks Ends - Grades Due
Date: 2/19/2016
5th Six Weeks Begins
Date: 2/22/2016
EAFK Knighting Ceremonies - Tolerance
Date: 2/22/2016
Location: GES Cafeteria

News and Announcements

GES PTO Sponsors Pennis For Patients Drive

Students of Giddings Elementary School will be participating in the Pennies For Patients Service Project sponsored by the GES PTO. The Fund Drive will begin on Monday, February 8th and end on Friday, February 26th. Students are encouraged to collect loose change and donate it to the cause. All proceeds will benefit the Lymphoma and Lukemia Society. This project not only benefits a worthy cause, it also instills a sense of service and compassion for those less fortunate.

Rotary Club of Giddings Sponsors Pancake Supper

The Rotary Club of Giddings is sponsoring a Pancake Supper on Tuesday, February 23rd from 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. in the GES Cafeteria. Proceeds from this event will go to support the EarlyAct FirstKnight Character Education Program at Giddings Elementary School. The cost of the program is approximately $6,559 and the Rotary Club generously covers this expense.

The meal will consist of pancakes, sausage and a drink. The cost of the meal is $7. Dine-In or Take-Out Service will be available. Tickets may be purchased from GES Students, Staff or at the GES Office.

We hope to see you at this event and appreciate your support of this wonderful Character Education Program.

GES PTO Valentine Dance

The Giddings Elementary School PTO is sponsoring a Valentine Dance on Thursday, February 11th. The dance will take place in the GES Gym. There will be a concession stand in the cafeteria. The dance will begin at 5:30p.m. and end at 7:00 p.m. Music will be provided by DJ, Curits Krause. Admission to the dance will be $1 for GES/GISD Students.

GES Valentine Party Schedule

GES will be celebrating Valentine's Day on Friday, February 12th. We will be receiving deliveries for students. Please be aware that bus rides will not be allowed to transport glass items or ballons on the bus.

The Valentine Party Schedule is as follows:

3rd Grade - 8:30 - 9:15

2nd Grade - 9:30 - 10:15

PK (AM) - 10:00 - 10:45

Kinder - 12:45 - 1:30

First - 1:30 - 2:15

PK (PM) - 2:00 - 2:45

All parents and guest will need to bring a valid photo I. D. to school. The I. D. will be scanned and a Visitor badge issued. The Visitor badge MUST be worn at ALL time while parent or guest is in the building.

Black History Program

Giddings Elementary School will celebrate Black History Month with a special program on Wednesday, February 17th. Guest speakers will be Ms. Cheryl Jones former GES Teacher and Brother John Mitchell, Minister of the Rockdale Church of Christ. The program will take place in the GES Cafeteria beginning at 9:00 a.m.

Giddings Elementary School UIL Results for 2015-2016

Several of our 2nd and 3rd grade students traveled to Smithville on January 12th and 19th to represent Giddings Elementary School in the Annual UIL Academic Competition. We took 34 students to this event. Our students competed well and were excellent representatives of our school and community. Our students and coaches worked hard and their efforts paid off.

Here are the results of the competition:

Music Memory - 3rd Grade - Mark McClain, Coach

Salma Labrada - 3rd Place
Jerome Jackson - 5th Place

Giddings Placed 2nd as a team

Chess Puzzle Solving - 2nd Grade - Sergio Gon, Coach

Ethan Hollon - 3rd Place
Gunner Fromme - 6th Place (tie)
William King - 6th Place (tie)

Chess Puzzle Solving - 3rd Grade - Luis Puente, Coach

Jared Tameyo - 2nd Place
Adrian Marquez - 5th Place
Chris Elliott - 6th Place

Spelling - 3rd Grade - Kecia Royal, Coach

Tammy Co - 2nd Place
Mackinzie Thomas - 3rd Place
Shayla Sohnrey - 5th Place

Creative Writing - 2nd Grade - Anjali Doshi, Coach

Krystal Gonzalez - 1st Place
Jace Locke - 3rd Place
Adamaris Hernandez - 5th Place

Ready Writing - 3rd Grade - April Wiechering, Coach
Natalie Segura - 4th Place
Karen Galicia - 5th Place

Storytelling - 2nd Grade - Christi Kleinert, Coach
Sierra Steinbach - 4th Place
Isahbelle Depaz - 6th Place

Storytelling - 3rd Grade - Rachel Mertink, Coach
Abigail Snyde - 4th Place
Layla Myers - 6th Place

Congratulations to all students and coaches!!

Second and Third Grade Students Recognized for Compassion

These 2nd and 3rd grade students earned an EarlyAct FirstKnight Medallion at our Knighting Ceremony on January 8th. Students were recognized for exempifying the knightly virtue of Compassion.

Bottom Row:

Damian Phillips, Carlos Corona, Kandice Haney, Francisco Valle

Second Row:

Isahbelle Depaz, Ja Daysha Huff, Addison Davis,

Third Row:

Kylie Cook, Gabrielle Salazar, Tammy Co, Stephanie Flores, Jace Locke

Fourth Row:

Eric Viesca, Adrian Marquez, Aiden Tovar, Hayden Oldham

Top Row:

Knight of the Guild, Sir Keith Fiala

Kindergarten and First Grade Students Recognized for Compassion

The following students earned an EAFK Medallion for Compassion. Students were recognized for their efforts on Friday, January 8th.

Bottom Row:
Karen Villela, Ky Lynn Martiniez, Alaydis Marroquin

Second Row:

Weston Smith, Damien Powell, Larry Segundo, Monty Hair, Alexandia Estrada

Third Row:

Hernan Madrigales, Cruz Rangel, Anastasia Rocco, Andrea Salazar

Fouth Row:

Corbin Medack, Santos Ochoa, Chase Ramirez, Allyson Dowell, Litzy Gonzalez

Top Row:

EAKF Knight of the Guild. Sir Keith