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!
Spring Scholastic Book Fair at Gwin
March 6th - 10th
After Hours Shopping Day
Look for more information to come home in your child’s backpack next week!
March 7, 2017 Renewal Vote
PLEASE RENEW YOUR SUPPORT FOR HOOVER CITY SCHOOLS!
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: https://goo.gl/SUU9yx
& Good News!
“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 6th - March 10th
Scholastic Book Fair
ALL DAY at Gwin
Marco’s Pizza Night
Carry out or order on-line 3-7pm
TAX RENEWAL VOTE
Help keep $20 million in Hoover schools!
Chick-fil-A Spirit Night
Hoover Galleria Food Court
March 27th - March 31st
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
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 email@example.com 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
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
See what’s Happening in Music
Music Blog: gwinmusicblog.wordpress.com
Ovation Blog: gwinovation.wordpress.com
August 2016 - May 2017
Monday through Friday
7:30am - 3:30pm
Please also feel free to call our school at 439-2600 for assistance.
SCHOOL YEAR CALENDAR 2016-2017
August 11, 2016 to May 26, 2017
School Hours & Reminders
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.**
Please remember to visit our school website at http://gwinelem.al.hce.schoolinsites.com/ .