Greetings Families! This week Grades 3-8 are taking MAPs (Measures of Academic Progress) assessments, and younger students are participating in FastBridge assessments. Both of these are valuable tools for classroom teachers to find areas of strength and also help guide where extra support may be needed. It is important for students to be well rested and have a nutritious breakfast and mid-morning snack on testing days. Please refer to classroom communications regarding specific testing days. There is a bustle in classrooms as projects are being completed with only a few valuable weeks remaining of the school year. Today, the Bear Cubs enjoyed a virtual tour of Drury Lane Books, and were amazed to see the large stash of bubble wrap! They will be taking their learning to the beach later this week, as will the Fawns and Beavers. The Wolves will be participating in Bike Safety, and the Lynx have been putting their creative juices together to produce an incredible sentence structure video. Grammar has never been so fun! The Otters continue to work on their world maps, math, reading, writing, drumming and from the cheery flowers in their classroom, it looks like they have been doing a bit of gardening, as well!
IMPORTANT DATES & EVENTS
A view into the greenhouse!
ANNUAL GES PLANT SALE! - May 22 and 23
Saturday 9-4, Sunday 9-2
Thanks to the dedication of GES Environmental Educator/Science teacher, Erik Hahn, there will be a plant sale! This year’s sale will offer plenty of vegetables, including lots of tomatoes, lettuce, chard, kale, pumpkins, squash, zucchini, cabbage, cucumbers and several varieties of peppers, as well as a nice assortment of herbs. Flower varieties include snapdragons, marigolds, zinnias, pansies, impatiens, geraniums, sunflowers, cosmos, petunias and a lesser known flowering grain, amaranthus.
Shopping will include 6 sign-up time slots, and 4 walk-in customers per half hour. Sign up for a time to shop HERE. The plant sale could not take place without the help of many. Please sign up for a time slot to assist with the sale HERE.
TEACHER APPRECIATION– Teacher Appreciation Week was celebrated at GES yesterday! If you wish to celebrate your child’s amazing teacher during this very challenging year, now would be an appropriate time to do so!
VACCINATION INFORMATION FOR LYNX AND OTTERS – Public Health Educator, Jodi Tervo Roberts will be meeting with Lynx and Otters classrooms on Friday, 5/14 to provide accurate vaccination education, specifically for the Covid vaccination, which has now been approved for ages 12 and up. If you wish to have your child opt out of this informational visit, please call the school office by 8:00 am, Friday morning. It is important that children and adolescents stay on schedule with their regular vaccinations, and a waiting period between them and the Covid vaccination is required. For additional information, click HERE.
STREP THROAT– There have been a number of cases of strep throat at school recently. Symptoms to look for are a sore throat that lasts more than a day, often accompanied by a headache and/or stomachache. It is worth noting that not all cases present with a sore throat. Stomach pain that persists over a few days may be the only symptom. If you notice these symptoms in your child, please give the clinic a call at 218-387-2330.
GREAT LUNCH - Thank you for continuing to sign up for school lunch online at ezschoolapps.com
As always, please call the office if you have any questions on school related items. I am glad to assist you!