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Gwin Connecting Globally

March 3, 2017


Hello!  Greetings from Gwin!

Please read the announcements below and feel free to contact us at 439-2600 if you have any questions or need clarification on the events and information shared in this edition of Gwin Connecting Globally.

“Excellence is doing ordinary things extraordinarily well.”

John W. Gardner (1912-2002), US Author, Cabinet Official


Quote to Remember

“No significant learning occurs without a significant relationship.”

~ James Comer


WE are Gwin!


Open ...


Spring Scholastic Book Fair at Gwin

March 6th - 10th


After Hours Shopping Day

March 9th



Look for more information to come home in your child’s backpack next week!


March 7, 2017 Renewal Vote



March 7 is an important day for Hoover City Schools!  Polls will be open for voters in the Jefferson County sections of Hoover to decide whether to renew three existing property taxes that have supported our students and schools here in Hoover for decades.


Renewing this existing financial support for the school system will help ensure that our schools remain strong for decades to come.  These existing revenue streams generate critical financial support for Hoover City Schools each year.  Among other benefits, this support helps keep our class sizes low, maintains safe and clean facilities and funds a wide-range of academic, athletic and extracurricular offerings.


To reiterate, this vote is about maintaining what we already have; NOT a vote for new taxes!


We hope you will renew your support for Hoover City Schools on March 7, 2017!


See polling locations, sample ballots and more at this link:

Ribbons, Colorful, Confetti ...



& Good News!

Ribbons, Colorful, Confetti ...

“Robot”-On to our Robotics Team for representing Gwin so well at our first competition of the year held last Saturday!  Two of our teams tied another school team for 4th place in the beginners division.  Another of our teams placed 2nd in the beginners division!  

Great teamwork and problem-solving kids!


Great show from our Gwin Unicycle Team last Saturday at Samford and last Sunday at The University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa!  I was amazed by their outstanding performance and Samford and heard that they got lots of cheers at UA as well.  Terrific Team!


“Sing” Outs go to our school choir - Gwin Ovation - for their great performance at the Hoover City Schools Elementary Music Festival on Wednesday.  Great Job Gwin Ovation and Mrs. Russell!  


Thanks to members of our student council for joining me in presenting items from Gwin for the Hoover City Schools time capsule that Mayor Brocato requested from each school.  Mayor Brocato was very impressed with our school and students and I was, too!


Thanks for helping make Gwin such a wonderful place for learning!




GES Dates to Remember

March 2017


March 6th - March 10th

Scholastic Book Fair

ALL DAY at Gwin

March 7th

Marco’s Pizza Night



Carry out or order on-line 3-7pm    or


March 7th




Help keep $20 million in Hoover schools!

7am -7pm


March 16th


Tech Night





March 14th



Chick-fil-A Spirit Night



Hoover Galleria Food Court




March 27th - March 31st


Spring Break Sun, Happy, Sunshine, Golden, ...






Please refer to the school calendar on our website and information provided by your child’s teacher to see more dates and activities at Gwin. Remember that the dates listed are subject to change.


Flu Season is HERE

... Smiley, Smilies, Face, Flu

Parents, please notify the school nurse if your child has been diagnosed by a physician with the flu. This involves a nasal swab.  We only use this information for tracking purposes. You may call the health room at 439-2630 or email to report any cases.  Also, remember that your child must be fever-free for 24 hours without the use of fever reducing medication such as Tylenol or Advil before returning to school.  


Character Trait of the Month




Lunch Menu


Follow the link to see the clubs and organizations at Gwin.


ACT Aspire Dates

April 10-April 13        4th & 5th Grades

April 17-April 20        3rd Grade


Music, Notes, ClefSee what’s Happening in Music Music, Notes, Clef

Music Blog:

Ovation Blog:


Back To School, Classroom, ...

Office Hours

August 2016 - May 2017

Monday through Friday

7:30am - 3:30pm

Please also feel free to call our school at 439-2600 for assistance.



August 11, 2016 to May 26, 2017


School Hours & Reminders

School, Building, Architecture ...

  • Students should arrive by 7:30am to begin the day at 7:45am

  • Dismissal each day (unless otherwise determined) is at 2:45pm

  • Students may not be checked out after 2:15pm

Please see the Hoover City Schools Calendar for school and office closings.



Please remember to help our keep our children and campus safe by not talking on cell phones when you enter our parking lot or as you go through our carpool lanes.





Again this year, we will need the help of parent volunteers in our library.  The days and hours are flexible.  Please contact the front office at 439-2600 if you are interested in helping our school in this way.   


**Check the school web page for copies of previous editions of Gwin Connecting Globally.**

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