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GCG April 13, 2017
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Gwin Connecting Globally

April 13, 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!

 

NO SCHOOL TOMORROW!

REMINDER:  Friday, April 14th is an inclement weather day.

 

We look forward to welcoming the kids back at school on Monday.

 

Test, Clock, Deadline, Time, ...

Third Graders will take the ACT aspire next week!  

Please see the schedule & tips below.

 

Be sure your child gets a good night's sleep and eats a healthy breakfast

Many teachers report that students who don't do well on tests haven't gotten enough sleep, and haven't eaten breakfast on the morning of the test. Doing both of these things will ensure that your child is working at full capacity (Narang, 2008).

Make sure your child is prepared

Our school will supply the tools your child needs for the test, such as pencils, an eraser, paper, and a calculator. Check with your child's teacher to see if you need to provide your child with any of these materials or others. Also, check to see whether you child will be able to make up the test if she is sick on test day (Narang, 2008).

Remain positive

Staying calm will help your child stay calm. If he/she gets nervous about the test or is likely to experience anxiety during the test, help him/her practice some relaxation techniques that can be tried while taking the test (Narang, 2008).



 

ACT Aspire Dates

April 17-April 20                        3rd Grade

 

Grade

Subject

Date

Time

Amount of Time for Assessment

3

Reading

4/17/17

8:00 - 9:15

65 minutes

3

Math

4/18/17

8:00 - 9:15

65 minutes

3

English

4/19/17

8:00 - 9:15

40 minutes

3

Science

4/20/17

8:00 - 9:15

65 minutes


 

Ambassador Selection Process Timeline

2017 - 2018

Ambassador Sponsor:  Wendy Gault

 

Tuesday, April 25th – 2:45-3:30 pm mandatory meeting in

Ms. Gault’s room for all students who wish to apply for an ambassador position (4th grade only). 

 

Wednesday, May 3rd – Ambassador applications and teacher recommendations must be turned in to Ms. Gault by 8AM (NO phone calls to parents – NO EXCEPTIONS).

 

Wednesday, May 3rd – Friday, May 11th – Ambassador interviews conducted by the Gwin Ambassador Selection Committee.

 

Friday, May 12th – 2016 - 2017 Ambassadors will be posted on the Gwin and Ambassador webpage on Friday, May 12th at 3:00.  

Go to: http://gwinelem.al.hce.schoolinsites.com/

then to clubs & organizations then ambassadors.

 

Tuesday, May 16th – 2:45 -4:00 pm mandatory training session for all

2015 – 2016 Gwin Ambassadors.

 

Friday, May 19th  – Parent information sheets due to Ms. Gault at

Gwin Elementary School.




 

Character Trait of the Month

 



 

Ribbons, Colorful, Confetti ...

Shout-Outs!

Celebrations!

& Good News!

Ribbons, Colorful, Confetti ...

Congratulations and thanks to our 4th and 5th grades students for finishing the ACT Aspire!  


 

GES Dates to Remember

April 2017

 

April 10th - April 20th

ACT Aspire

ALL DAY

 

April 14th

 

SCHOOLS & OFFICES CLOSED

 

ALL DAY

 

April 24th & April 25th

 

Go Green Day Events

 

ALL DAY

 

April 29th

 

SPRING FLING

 

3-8pm

 

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.



 

Spring Fling is COMING SOON!

Saturday, April 29th

3pm

Save the Date

for the 2017

Gwin Elementary School Spring Fling!

Hosted by the Gwin PTO

 

Come out and enjoy this family and community event!  

 

Enjoy the games, food trucks, silent auction

and movie at dusk!



 

Elementary

Lunch Menu

http://www.hoovercityschools.net/?DivisionID=9928&DepartmentID=9954&SubDepartmentID=5571&ToggleSideNav=


 

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

http://gwinelem.al.hce.schoolinsites.com/?PageName=%27Organizations%27






 

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

Music Blog: gwinmusicblog.wordpress.com

Ovation Blog: gwinovation.wordpress.com



 

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.


 

SCHOOL YEAR CALENDAR 2016-2017

http://images.pcmac.org/Uploads/HooverCity/HooverCity/Sites/News/Documents/2016-2017_SCHOOL_YEAR_CALENDAR_-_AMENDED.pdf

August 11, 2016 to May 26, 2017

 

SCHOOL YEAR CALENDAR 2017-2018

http://www.hoovercityschools.net/Common/News2/HomePagePopUps/Default.asp?ItemID=90071&ISrc=District&Itype=News

August 9, 2017 to May 24, 2018




 

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.

 

Thanks!



 

Library

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/ .

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