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Calendar

6th Six Weeks Ends
Date: 6/2/2016
Early Release
Date: 6/2/2016, 1 PM
Spring Awards Assembiies
Date: 6/1/2016
Location: GES Cafeteria
Spring Awards Assembiies
Date: 6/1/2016
Location: GES Cafeteria
Kindergarten Promotion
Date: 5/31/2016, 6:30 PM
Location: GHS Gym

News and Announcements

Summer Vacation

On behalf of the entire Giddings Elementry School Faculty and Staff, we wish you a safe and relaxing summer. We will see you in August.

Kindergarten Promotion Ceremony

The ceremony for Kindergarten Promotion will be held on Tuesday, May 31st. The event will take place at the GIddings High School Gym beginning at 6:30 p.m. We hope you join us for the wonderful event.

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!

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.

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!!