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    May 18, 2020 - Geggie News

    May 18, 2020 Permanent Link to Post

    News from the Principal

    Dear Geggie Parents,

    It’s funny just how distant some memories can be, offering little or no recall about the events that surround them, while yet others are so vividly clear. 

    The last day of school has always been one of those memories that has been etched clearly into my mind.  As a child, it seemed May was always hot!  As one of the first stops off a crowded bus, my siblings and I would run as fast as we could trying to out-race each other home.  Overheated and hyped up on the very thrill of knowing “school was out for the summer” we made our way into the house dropping our book bags, debating who got home first, depending on which door you entered, and being greeted by the smell of freshly baked goods in celebration of the last day of school.  

    Although the kitchen table displayed plump iced cinnamon rolls and a variation of pastries, our interest was in receiving the large store bought navel orange that awaited us.  This sweet and seedless fruit with its thick skins and characteristic dimple signified the celebration and culmination of hard work and our promotion onto the next grade level.

    For my mother, it was never a matter of how well we did as far as grades were concerned, but rather that we tried our best, worked hard, and were kind to others.  In my days, teachers wrote handwritten messages on the back of the report card reflecting our character, how we treated others and our ethic of hard work.  We understood that doing our best meant more than just completing our school work.  It meant taking pride in what we produced, assuming the responsibilities of school life, and displaying a positive attitude, which in turn resulted in respectable grades.  By working hard and doing our very best - we were enough! 

    These small-win celebrations are still a part of me today.  I cannot help but end the year reflecting on the values that develop children as leaders.  Each with their own gifts to be unleashed.  Each having something of worth to contribute. As a National School of Character, I hope that we have nurtured a learning community where your children feel safe, appreciated, supported, and know they are ENOUGH.  It’s time to celebrate their hard work and personal best; after all, in the end it is our character that will make all the difference! 

    Have a Safe and Carefree Summer.

    Dr. Kleekamp

    Geggie Staffing Changes 2020-2021.pdf 

     


    Report Cards Available June 2 - 10, 2020
    • Send an email portalhelp@rsdmo.org if you do not have an Infinite Campus portal account or do not remember your account information.
    • Print or save your child's report card to your device prior to the end of the day June 10, 2020 because they will not be available after that date.
    • If you do not have access to a computer, contact your child’s school to request a printed copy of the report card and ALP narrative summary. 

     


    Virtual Field Day

    Dear Geggie Tiger Families,

    We are very disappointed to be missing out on our exciting field day tradition, but we have created a “Virtual Field Day” for students to complete with their families!!  Below is a link with videos that demonstrate each field day activity. Please send any pictures of your family field day to grimshawpatrick@rsdmo.org. HAVE FUN!

    https://www.wevideo.com/view/1709382732

     


    Transportation Farwell – May 20, 2020

    The Transportation department has received many calls and emails from parents asking for drivers addresses to send them cards thanking them for taking such great care of their children. 

    Respecting the privacy of all employees, providing addresses was not an option.  Transportation Department wanted to give the drivers and students some closure to an otherwise highly irregular school year. We thought it would be a great idea to have the drivers run their Elementary to end the year. The drivers are very excited about being able to do this. 

    Drivers will run their routes on Wednesday, May 20!  Early Elementary drivers leaving our bus lots at 9:30 am and the late Elementary bus routes leaving our lots at 10:00 am. They will drive their routes stopping along the way to wish their kiddos a very safe and Healthy summer. 

     


    ALOHA-Geggie Tiger Families - May 21, 2020

    The 2019-2020 school year is officially coming to an end on May 21.  Since we haven’t seen each other since March, we are having a wave “Hello” wave “Good-bye” Drive Through Parade!

    Geggie teachers and staff will line the perimeter of the parking lots and school while Geggie families drive through and wave good-bye before rolling out for Summer!

    To ensure safety and proper social distancing standards for everyone, families need to stay in their vehicles while going through the parade. Feel free to decorate your car or hang posters to show that Geggie spirit!

    Our outgoing 5th Graders will kick off the parade, escorted by Officer Jen at 2:00 PM.

    In an effort to help with traffic backups, we have set up the following timeline for the other grades (if you are a multiple student family, please choose whichever grade level time works for your family - you will only need to go through the parade once

    • 2:20 PM - 4th Grade
    • 2:40 PM - 3rd Grade
    • 3:00 PM - 2nd Grade
    • 3:20 PM - 1st Grade
    • 3:40 PM – Kindergarten

    Thank you for your support this school year through all the changes! Have a safe and wonderful summer!


    A Note from Tracy Smith, Strings Teacher

    I hope everyone is healthy and well! Lydia Roberto and Kristen Forester will be hosting several mini-virtual summer camps for elementary and middle school string players during the month of June.  They invite Rockwood students to join them!  Below you will find their credentials and a flyer attached!

    Lydia Roberto has her BM (violin emphasis) from the University of Missouri. She has had her private studio in Jefferson City for nine years. She also currently helps with the 5th grade program for the Jefferson City School District.

    Kristen Foster has her BME from Southeast Missouri State University and her Masters in Music Education from the University of Central Missouri. She has had her private studio (cello emphasis) for six years. She is also currently one of the 5th-8th grade orchestra teachers for the Jefferson City School District. Many moons ago, Kristen student taught at LaSalle Springs Middle School and Blevins Elementary School with Karen Person and Linda Rekas!

    Summer Strings Virtual Camp Flyer 2020.pdf 


    The Counseling Connection

    Please read the Counseling Communication Newsletter

    The Counseling Connection Week 8.pdf 

    If you have questions, please know both our counselors are available and can be reached at guineykelly@rsdmo.org  and feuerbachergwendolyn@rsdmo.org


    May 11, 2020 - Geggie News

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    News from the Principal

    Dear Geggie Parents,

    Growing up in a small town, I quickly took for granted the unique ways of farm life and the customs of its people.  A main road separated our family farm having our home on one side, and our livestock on the other.  As kids, we grew up paying close attention to the passing traffic, as we worked and moved between our property.  It was customary for us to stop, look, and wave each time a vehicle passed.  It was almost like clockwork, the very sound of an on-coming car, truck, or tractor would automatically trigger a "warm smile and a high-hand wave."  Not only was it our way to watch for traffic, but it was also a way to personally connect and acknowledge the familiar face of a neighbor, friend, or family member.

    Recently, I spent time on the farm of my old stomping grounds.  Having been away for years, I was quite surprised just how quickly I resorted back to this familiar way of life. The sound of a passing vehicle stimulated the automatic response of a "high-hand wave."  Somehow just by doing so, I was reassured in knowing I was not alone in my work.  Farm life is hard and we often relied on each other to see us through a task or to share our burdens.  It felt good to be back and a part of this special connection that still bonds this closely-knit community together.

    Eureka carries this same small town quality, where people stand for one another, are supportive when we need help, and show such care and compassion when times get hard.  We are known "to do whatever it takes", rally together, and assure one another we are never alone. Covid-19 has brought us to a time we must once again lean on each other.   Looking ahead, our students will need to depend on this same hometown spirit.  As this school year comes to an end, we are committed to ensuring our students have closure, and an opportunity to experience some of the important traditions that unite us as TIGERS and as proud members of the Eureka community. 

    Despite the current continuation of self-quarantine, we are hopeful bans will be lifted to allow us to come together again in person and celebrate these important transitional mile-stones with a "high-hand wave" of celebration!   Please mark your calendars now in anticipation of the tentative  upcoming dates.  

    OPTIONAL: Personal Item Pick-ups/Drop-offs 

    (Medication pick-up/ Library Book Drop-off/Yearbooks pick-ups)

    Alpha list broken down to accommodate smaller groups

    Monday, May 18

    9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.  Last names beginning with A-C

    12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Last names beginning with D-J

    Tuesday, May 19

    9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.  Last names beginning with K-N

    12:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Last names beginning with O-R

    Wednesday, May 20

    9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.  Last names beginning with S-Z

    12:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Open for those who couldn't come at their scheduled time 

     

    Kindergarten Celebration

    Friday, July 24

    9:00 a.m. -12:00 p.m. 

    Location TBD

     

    Fifth Grade Celebration

    Friday, July 31

    10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

    Lion's Park Pavilion

     


     

     The Counseling Connection

    Please read the Counseling Communication Newsletter

    The Counseling Connection Week 7.pdf 

    If you have questions, please know both our counselors are available and can be reached at guineykelly@rsdmo.org  and feuerbachergwendolyn@rsdmo.org

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    May 4, 2020 - Geggie News

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    A Note from the Principal

    Dear Geggie Parents,

    I always felt lucky to have known what I wanted to do when I grew up.  By the third grade, I had secretly committed to becoming a teacher.  I remember the overwhelming experience I felt, when I came to this revelation at a young age. My father often told a story about his aunt who was a teacher at the very school I attended.  He spoke of her with such high regard, enthusiasm, and respect.  I can still see his face as he sat at our kitchen table talking about the impact she had made on him as a child. His eyes were bright, voice soft, and his smile lit up the room as he spoke.  I could feel their connection, the power of their relationship, and the difference this ONE individual had made in his short journey of education.  At this very moment, something clicked, and I just knew, I too, wanted to become a teacher.

    When you ask a teacher why they went into education, you will often hear one of these familiar responses- to make a difference and/or for their love of children.  Educators understand these driving forces are bound by the power of relationship.  The most critical element to success within school is a student developing a close and nurturing relationship with at least one caring adult.  Students need to feel that there is someone within school whom they know, whom they can turn, and who will act as an advocate for them.  Charismatic teachers offer relational strength that help students through adversity, and creates life-long change in the lives of children. Effective teachers naturally communicate respect for the individuality of each student, and engage them as valuable members of the classroom and within the school community.  

    I am hopeful your children feel the “intentional power of relationship” with their teacher.  To know they have a vital champion who will see them through hard times and revel in all that they are and wish to become. That someday, they too, will share the stories of positive impact with their own children.

    Monday, we celebrate Teacher Appreciation Week for our Geggie staff!  This May, Teacher Appreciation Week is definitely going to look a little different. There won't be any of the usual snack carts or staff luncheons provided by our lovely PTO, however with a little creativity, together we can still make our hard-working teachers feel special through some virtual appreciation! Consider having your child, find a way to thank a teacher and treasure the nurturing relationship that embodies love, respect, and the TIGER spirit!

    With hope and gratitude, 

    Dr. Kleekamp, Principal 

    Teacher - Staff.jpg


     

    Teacher/Staff emails


    The Counseling Connection

    Please read the Counseling Communication Newsletter.

    The Counseling Connection - Week 6.pdf  

    If you have questions, please know both our counselors are available and can be reached at guineykelly@rsdmo.org  and feuerbachergwendolyn@rsdmo.org 


    Directions on how to turn notifications on or off

    Here's a link for how to turn on notifications on an iphone. https://support.google.com/edu/classroom/answer/6141557?hl=en&co=GENIE.Platform%3DiOS&oco=1 

     
    Click on iPhone & iPad for those directions.


    April 27, 2020 - Geggie News

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    News from the Principal


    Dear Geggie Parents,
    One of my favorite places to reconnect, downshift and rejuvenate is along the water.  Nothing moves me more deeply than feeling the warmth of the sun reflecting off the rippling current.  The bright shimmery glare is almost too much for my eyes, yet I hold fast to a quiet gaze absorbing both the watery reflection and bright light.  The horizon appears far off, as I try to make out the still and distant shadows beyond me.  I allow my mind to drift to a quiet place of complete nothingness.  It’s just me, my thoughts, my breath.

     
    With the extension of social distancing orders, I find it powerful to take time to break away from technology, people, and of the new routines of daily life.  I use this time to lean into the source energies that sustain me, and allow my mind to wander, question, and reflect.  It is here that I find answers, set goals, and mentally prepare to be the best version of myself for others.

     
    As the weeks pass and you find yourself losing track of the days, I encourage you to carve out a small amount of time to feed your soul, uplift your spirits, and take care of you.  There is no magic in giving the “gift of self”.  It is personal, internal, and quiet.  If only for a fleeting moment, it can be enough to revive the very essence of your being, allowing you to make the positive adjustments that may be needed.

     
    Find your spot.  Put aside the rest of the world and breathe.  Today is about you!
    Hopeful and with gratitude, ​Dr. Kleekamp

     

    A Virtual Tiger Talk

    Every day at school your students watched Tiger Talk, Geggie’s video announcements. Traditionally, Tiger Talk is featured, filmed, and compiled by our fifth grade students. During this time of alternative learning we would like to invite all Geggie students to participate. We will create a weekly edition of Tiger Talk and feature as many different faces as is feasible.

     
    If your child would like to be on Tiger Talk, please contact Mrs. Stout at stoutmelanie@rsdmo.org for more information.
    We miss all of your kiddos and are looking forward to seeing and hearing everyone on Tiger Talk.
     

    The Counseling Connection

    Please read the Counseling Communication Newsletter.

     
    If you have questions, please know both our counselors are available and can be reached at guineykelly@rsdmo.org  and feuerbachergwendolyn@rsdmo.org ​


     


    April 20, 2020 - Geggie News

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    News from the Principal

    Dear Geggie Parents,

    As a young child, I spent countless hours playing on a tire swing that hung low from a solid branch of an old white oak tree.  I have always loved the unpredictable feeling of being tossed, spun, and rocked as I swung back and forth over the open waterway entrenched immediately below me.  By just shifting my weight ever so slightly, I could begin to feel the immediate change of direction, and soon find myself spinning and swinging further, higher, and faster. Time would almost stand still, as I twirled back and forth cradled ever so tightly into the old and worn tire.  Leaning way back, I clung to the rope that was carefully knotted by my father's hands, I couldn't help but feel safe, carefree, and somewhat daring.  


    In many ways, the last few weeks have sparked this same child-like feeling. Floating over uncharted territory, feeling the effects of even the slightest shifts- each taking me out further and further from what I had ever known.  Having been "zooming" in and out of planning meetings, creating new pathways for continued learning, and responding to the emotional needs of our students and families, I am reminded there is only so much I can control.  

    As we all grapple with the social distancing protocols and manage the many new "hats" we now wear as parents, teachers, spouses, and care-takers, I am moved by the compassion and ongoing support I witness each and every day.
    Most inspiring is the obvious passion, dedication, and love of our Geggie teachers and staff!  As I listen to their personal struggles, each having been affected and carrying hardships of their very own through this difficult time, I marvel at their perseverance and continued focus on their students.  To watch them collaborate, immerse themselves in new learning, create personal instructional videos, hold class meetings, schedule individual and small group sessions, and maintain open communication with parents all in an effort to ensure the very best for your children is truly awe inspiring. I can't help but feel an overwhelming sense of gratitude to be a part of such a loving and competent team of teachers.  It is the TIGER SPIRIT that uplifts and carries us forward.


    Despite the unpredictability and the many unknowns that still lie ahead, I feel fortunate to serve and lead our school community through this unprecedented time.  Like the old oak tree that held ever so strong, I know that as we "twirl" our way through this daring adventure we can find both comfort and safety in knowing we have each other to lean on, no matter what direction we spin. 
    Optimistic and grateful,
    Dr. Kleekamp


     

    News from the Library

    Congratulations to our Geggie Battle of the Books Team which participated in the Battle of the Books via Zoom, April 13. The team answered 80 questions about the Mark Twain books and received a 64!

    All the students worked really hard and they should be proud. We cannot wait to find a special way to celebrate them from afar Congrats to: 

    Jessica Craft
    Leah Tanurchis
    Abby Jones
    Anthony Catalano
    Lucy Sumner
    Jack Staggs
    Annabelle VanDonk 
    Sophia Samaki 

    We are so proud of you! 


     

    The Counseling Connection

    Please read the Counseling Communication Newsletter.

    The Counseling Connection Week 4.pdf

    If you have questions, please know both our counselors are available and can be reached at guineykelly@rsdmo.org  and feuerbachergwendolyn@rsdmo.org 

    Kindness Video:

    https://drive.google.com/file/d/1AOkALYHmwIOkrh8gugpnctiSSbd42HD2/view

     

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    April 13, 2020 - Geggie News

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    Dear Geggie Parents,

    With the news of Missouri Governor Mike Parson announcing that Missouri schools shall remain closed through this school year, we can't help but grapple with the sad and disheartening impact this has on students in a transition year.  Whether a college or high school graduate, and/or a middle or elementary student the long anticipated traditions seemingly just "vanished".  As both district and school, we are committed to ensuring our students are recognized and have the opportunity to celebrate these milestones, and bring closure to the year.  As the mandated bans lift, we plan to organize summer opportunities to come together again in person for these important events.

    As we continue through to the year end, we want to thank you for your role of support as you balance work, life, and the new role “teacher”.  Know you are doing an awesome job juggling the technology platforms, assisting your child in technology, managing multiple zoom schedules, and following up with teacher communications.  With each passing day, established routines, familiarity of lesson activities, and balance will help ease the burden of this monumental task.  When days are hard or it becomes too much, give yourself and your child permission to take a break and come back to an activity as it makes sense to you and your family. 

    Sadly, we know this is not the first time schools have closed in the past due to global impact.  We are fortunate that in this electronic world, we are able to stay connected in a time of isolation and social distancing.  After working through weekly alternative learning activities suggested by your child’s teacher, encourage your child to imagine and explore beyond conventional routines and requirements.  Awaken their imagination through play, creativity, and curiosity.  Use this “gift of quiet time” as an opportunity to free yourselves from the pressures of typical life and expand on sharing time as a family and free your mind!

     

    With optimism and gratitude,

    Dr. Kleekamp


    Music Activity Feekback  Google Survey - only one response needed

    This is a "re-posting" of Google Survey  which was sent through email last week- only one response needed". 

     


    Tiger Talk Script

    Every day at school your students watched Tiger Talk, Geggie’s video announcements. Traditionally, Tiger Talk is featured, filmed, and compiled by our fifth grade students. During this time of alternative learning we would like to invite all Geggie students to participate. We will create a weekly edition of Tiger Talk and feature as many different faces as is feasible.

    If your student(s) would like to be on Tiger Talk, please send a video filmed landscape (horizontally) using the attached script. It is okay to only film part of the script because I will produce a mashup of different families and it doesn’t need to be perfect.

    Please email videos to stoutmelanie@rsdmo.org.

    We miss all of your kiddos and are looking forward to seeing and hearing everyone on Tiger Talk.

    Kindest regards,

    Melanie Stout

    Tiger Talk script link:

    https://docs.google.com/document/d/1WxW4hnp6ZZDX3dABELDAVNCl3CvTI0A6cUYr995HDDE/edit?usp=sharing


    The Counseling Connection

    Please read the Counselor Communication Newsletter.

    The Counseling Connection - Week 3.pdf 

    If you have questions, please know both our counselors are available and can be reached at guineykelly@rsdmo.org  and feuerbachergwendolyn@rsdmo.org ​


    April 6, 2020 - Geggie News

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    Dear Geggie Parents,

    ​​​Last week I had the pleasure of supporting the Grab and Go Breakfast program at LaSalle that our District’s cafeteria staff leads, organizes and provides daily meals to families in need.  It felt so good to wake up, actually get ready, and serve students and families across our Eureka Quadrant area.  Seeing the faces of students brightened my day, and reminded me of our purpose as school leaders and educators.  Although our lives have been “turned upside down and inside out” in so many different ways, we can still find comfort in giving, volunteering, supporting, and loving others through this difficult time.

     

    ​​​I wanted to take an opportunity to personally thank you for your support as we have worked collaboratively as a district and a school in providing alternative ways of learning, maintaining connections, and engaging our students.  Timing proved difficult as we ended spring break, and immediately launched ourselves into a virtual world of exchange.  Week ONE was filled with getting technology into the hands of ALL students, securing hotspots, supporting social, emotional, and family needs, and providing students an opportunity to just explore activities across the content area with their devices.


    ​​​Today begins Week TWO in providing students with specific grade level activities.  Our goal is to provide learning activities focused on familiar concepts and engage students in thinking.  Lesson activities for Week TWO will be sent to parents on Monday, April 6.  We encourage your children to begin with the grade level activities suggested by their teacher before exploring additional links provided in the district’s ALP lesson template.  Teacher created activities are student friendly, and familiar to your child.  Just a reminder, 30-60 minutes a day on technology is more than enough.  Please gauge your child’s readiness, and take on ONLY what makes sense for you and your family. 

     

    ​​This week, grade level teachers will continue planning and preparing for Week THREE by designing lessons that expose students to essential skills needed for the next grade level.  All content areas have identified key topics for each grade level.  Lesson activities and feedback will be focused on these critical topics ensuring exposure to content.  Again, as we prepare for next steps in these synchronized lesson activities, we understand not every child will be ready for this level of engagement, however opportunities for the continuation of instruction is a priority.  Classroom teachers will continue to connect with parents and extend opportunities for small group support over the next several weeks.  We ask for your patience and support as we embark on this new and expanded instructional undertaking.

     

    ​​If you have questions or concerns, please know I am here for you.   Feel free to contact me directly at kleekampmary@rsdmo.org.  Stay healthy, and remember to make time to enjoy the little things that bring you quiet, happiness, and joy!

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    Sincerely,

    ​​Dr. Kleekamp​

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    The Counseling Connection

    Please read the Counselor Communication Newsletter.

    The Counseling Connection Week 2.pdf 

    If you have questions, please know both our counselors are available and can be reached at guineykelly@rsdmo.org  and feuerbachergwendolyn@rsdmo.

     


    March 30, 2020 - Geggie News

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    News from the Principal

    Dear Geggie Families,

    I hope this email finds you and your family well as you stay healthy and safe.  I know this is a difficult time, however it has been wonderful seeing how our community continues to come together in support of our first responder heroes and local business partners.  Our hearts go out to those who have lost loved ones to the COVID-19 virus and/or whose jobs have been furloughed during this unprecedented time. The uncertainty and constant evolution of this crisis is keeping us all on edge, wondering what is going to happen next. I want to completely reassure you that the educational experience of our precious Tigers remains the top priority for not only the Rockwood School District, but for myself as their principal. 

    ​​​Letter.pdf 



    News from the Counselor's

    Please read the Counselor Communication Newsletter.

    Counselor Connection.pdf 

    If you have questions, please know both our counselors are available and can be reached at guineykelly@rsdmo.org  and feuerbachergwendolyn@rsdmo.org 

    ​ 


    Geggie Tiger Parade - March 27, 2020

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    Tiger Parade - March 27-Canceled

    Geggie Parents,
     
    Our wonderful Geggie teachers and staff are missing their TIGERS so much that we have organized a Teacher Parade with a Friday dance party twist as a fun way to connect and see our students!
     
    Geggie teachers and staff will be driving through our neighborhoods and are hoping to see students smiling, waving and dancing as we pass!  Feel free to deck out in your Geggie spirit wear and show your TIGER PRIDE!  Please remind your children to REMAIN on your porch or in your driveway, and NOT try to make physical contact with teachers passing along the route!
     
    If the route noted in the attachment does not directly pass your house, please feel free to park your car somewhere along the parade route to watch.   We ask that you are mindful of social distancing and stay in your carsThe parade will begin at Geggie Elementary around 10:15 a.m. Friday morning, March 27- RAIN or SHINE! 

     

    Parade Route

    Tiger Parade.pdf 

     
     
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    Geggie News — March 12, 2020

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    Attendance Line: 636-733-3205 — by 9:30 AM 

    News from the Principal

    Relay for Life Rockwood School District 2020 Olympic 5K — March 28

    Join us on a FUN 5K course winding around the Marquette High School property and then on to the football field afterward for fun family/team Olympic style games.

    Saturday, March 8

    • 8:00 AM – Registration opens
    • 8:30 AM – Opening ceremony
    • 8:40 AM – All Relay participants head to markers
    • 8:50 AM – 5K FUN Run begins
    • 9:00 AM – 5K FUN Walk begins
    • 9:45 AM – Field Mini Olympics kickoff
    • 10:30 AM – 5K course closes
    • 11:30 AM – Mascot parade
    • 11:45 AM – Field events conclude
    • NOON – 5K / Mini Olympics concludes
    • All times are subject to change

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    The 5K is an event you can walk, run, walk as a RELAY team, run as a RELAY team or just cheer on from the course! There will be opportunities for teams of 2‐6 to switch off at specific markers to complete the 5K. This is a FUN 5K only; there will be no timing chips. 

    Checks must be made payable to American Cancer Society with Rockwood 5K in the memo and mailed to:  Kara White, Attn: Relay 5K, 1774 San Miguel Lane, Fenton MO 63026.

    For credit card payment or any questions, please email RockwoodRFL5K@gmail.com


    Newsworthy Information 

    No School 

    • Friday, March 13 — compensation day

    • Spring Break — Monday, March 16 through Friday, March 20 

     

    Geggie Second-Graders Raise Money for Australian Wildfire Relief Efforts — Mrs. Herrington’s 2nd grade class is on a mission to help save the koalas after learning about the Australian wildfires. These amazing kids have created a snack shop at school to raise money for donations.   ALL proceeds will go directly to the Australian Red Cross.  

    T-shirt Order: GeggieSavesKoalas.bigcartel.com 

     Geggie Saves Koalas.pdf  


    PTO NEWS    www.geggiepto.membershiptoolkit.com 

    PTO Shared Event — Friday, March 13, 2-4 p.m.

    Geggie Share Night is at DEFY St. Louis (formerly the Flying Spider), 14820 Manchester Rd, Ballwin, MO 63011, on Friday, March 13, from 2 - 4 p.m.  Please bring the flyer for entry, Geggie will receives 20% of the sales when you present the flyer at check in!  Ticket prices are listed on the flyer.

    1. All participants must complete a Waiver online or in-​person.

    2. This is not a drop-off event; every child must be accompanied by an adult.

    DEFY St. Louis - Geggie PTO Share Event, March 13.pdf 


    Peachjar eFlyers  Never miss an event! 


    24/7 Attendance Line: 636-733-3205


    Upcoming Events

     PTO Shared Event — DEFY St. Louis March 13,  2-4 p.m.
     No School March 13 — Compensation Day  March 13
     Spring Break                                                        March 16-20
     Character School Climate Survey February 24 - March 27
     2020-2021 School Supply Kit Online Ordering Ends — March 30​


    Geggie News — March 5, 2020

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    Ne Attendance Line: 636-733-3205 — by 9:30 AM 

    News from the Principal

    We are thrilled to announce that Deborah Holtmeyer is one of this year’s Rose Award recipients.  She is beyond deserving of this honor and is recognized for her strong compassionate relationships with students, staff, and parents, as well as her many contributions to our entire school community.  She is a positive role model, recognized and celebrated by all those who know her. Congratulations, Deborah, we are so proud of you! 

    • No School

      • Friday, March 13 — compensation day

      • Spring Break — Monday, March 16 through Friday, March 20 

      • School will resume on Monday, March 23 


    Newsworthy Information 

    Character School Climate Survey — February 24 - March 27

    As in the past, we are providing an opportunity for parents to provide input as to your view of our school. We will use this information to guide our plans for the next school year, as we continue to make Geggie the Best School Ever!

    Your child(ren) are in the process of taking a similar survey (SEL), providing input as to how they feel about our school.

     Survey Link for Parents: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/rsdclimate20parent

     

    Supply Kit Online ordering — February 24 through March 30.

    2020-2021 School Supply Kit Online ordering is February 24 through March 30.  Supply kit orders are only accepted online at www.shopttkits.com  Account#: 16139.  Please choose the appropriate grade for the upcoming year.

     

    Geggie Second-Graders Raise Money for Australian Wildfire Relief Efforts — Mrs. Herrington’s 2nd grade class is on a mission to help save the koalas after learning about the Australian wildfires. These amazing kids have created a snack shop at school to raise money for donations.   ALL proceeds will go directly to the Australian Red Cross.  

    T-shirt Order: GeggieSavesKoalas.bigcartel.com 

    Geggie Saves Koalas Flyer  


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    PTO Shared Event — Friday, March 13, 2-4 p.m.

    Geggie Share Night is at DEFY St. Louis (formerly the Flying Spider), 14820 Manchester Rd, Ballwin, MO 63011, on Friday, March 13, from 2 - 4 p.m.  Please bring the flyer for entry, Geggie will receives 20% of the sales when you present the flyer at check in! Tickets price on flyer.

    1. All participants must complete a Waiver online or in-​person.

    2. This is not a drop-off event; every child must be accompanied by an adult.

    DEFY St. Louis - Geggie PTO Share Event, March 13.pdf 


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    Upcoming Events

     Reading Day/Author Visit March 12
     PTO Shared Event — DEFY St. Louis March 13,  2-4 p.m.
     No School March 13 — Compensation Day  March 13
     Spring Break                                                        March 16-20
     Character School Climate Survey February 24 - March 27
     2020-2021 School Supply Kit Online Ordering Ends — March 30 ​


    Geggie News — February 27, 2020

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    Attendance Line: 636-733-3205 — by 9:30 AM 

    News from the Principal

    Please take the Character School Climate Survey — As in the past, we are providing an opportunity for parents to provide input as to your view of our school. We will use this information to guide our plans for the next school year, as we continue to make Geggie the Best School Ever!

    The Survey window is open until Friday, March 27.  We appreciate your input and hope to have as many parent responses as possible.  Your child(ren) are in the process of taking a similar survey (SEL), providing input as to how they feel about our school.

     Survey Link for Parents: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/rsdclimate20parent

    Climate Survey Parent Letter .pdf 


    Newsworthy Information 

    If any Geggie family owns their own business and would like to be a sponsor of our Geggie 5K, please contact Pat Grimshaw at grimshawpatrick@rsdmo.org.

     

    Author James Ponti Visits 3rd, 4th and 5th grade  Thursday, March 12

    "Beware, CITY SPIES may keep you up all night—reading!"  Author James Ponti will visit  3rd, 4th and 5th grade students on March 12 to talk about his books and career.  Students will have the opportunity to purchase Ponti’s new book “City Spies” and other books as well.  At the end of his appearance, he will sign books for any students who has purchased them.  Book Order-Form  Orders are due Friday, February 28.

     

    Supply Kit Online ordering  February 24 through March 30.

    2020-2021 School Supply Kit Online ordering is February 24 through March 30.  Supply kit orders are only accepted online at www.shopttkits.com  Account#: 16139.  Please choose the appropriate grade for the upcoming year.

     

    Adventure Club — Come Work With Us!

    Be part of the fun happening before and after school! Join the Adventure Club Team! We're hiring at Parkway and Rockwood elementary schools.     Job Opportunities

     

    Geggie Saves Kolas

    Mrs. Herrington’s 2nd grade class is on a mission to help save the koalas after learning about the Australian wildfires. These amazing kids have created a snack shop at school to raise money for donations.  With the support of her class, Amelia Bergfeld, 7 years old, wanted to do more.

    Amelia has worked very hard to draw and create a t-shirt to fundraise for the Australian Red Cross! These passionate kids would love for you to purchase one of her t-shirts to help save the koalas! ALL proceeds will go directly to the Australian Red Cross.  Geggie Saves Koalas Flyer  Order Online: GeggieSavesKoalas.bigcartel.com 


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    PTO Shared Event — Friday, March 13, 2-4 p.m.

    Geggie Share Night is at DEFY St. Louis (formerly the Flying Spider), 14820 Manchester Rd, Ballwin, MO 63011, on Friday, March 13, from 2 - 4 p.m.  Please bring the flyer for entry, Geggie will receives 20% of the sales when you present the flyer at check in! Tickets price on flyer.

    1. All participants must complete a Waiver online or in-​person.

    2. This is not a drop-off event; every child must be accompanied by an adult.

    DEFY St. Louis - Geggie PTO Share Event, March 13.pdf 


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    Upcoming Events

     Geggie's Got Talent - GNL February 28
     3rd Quarter Ends February 28
     Online Yearbook Order Ends  February 28 
     Reading Day/Author Visit March 12
     No School March 13 — Compensation Day  March 13
     PTO Shared Event — DEFY St. Louis March 13,  2-4 p.m.
     Spring Break                                                        March 16-20
     Character School Climate Survey February 24 - March 27
     2020-2021 School Supply Kit Online Ordering Ends — March 30 ​


    Geggie News - February 20, 2020

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    ATTENDANCE LINE : 636-733-3205 -- by 9:30 AM     


    News from the Principal

    It is with much excitement that we honor Rachel Fonke as Geggie's 2020-2021 Teacher of the Year!  She is very deserving of this honor and is recognized for her strong caring relationships with students and parents, her extraordinary  contributions to our caring school community and building leadership roles.  Her personal and professional contributions define excellence at its best.  Mrs. Fonke is an extremely passionate and dedicated educator, and we are very fortunate to have her here at Geggie.  Congratulations, Rachel, we are thrilled to celebrate your success and champion you as our Geggie Teacher of the Year representative for the District!


    Newsworthy Information 

    Adventure Club - Come Work With Us!

    Be part of the fun happening before and after school! Join the Adventure Club Team! We're hiring at Parkway and Rockwood elementary schools.     Job Opportunities

     

    Spirit Day  February 20, 2020

    Please wear your Geggie t-shirt and show your Tiger Pride!   "We've got spirit; yes we do!  We've got spirit; how about you?"  

     

    Supply Kit Online ordering  February 24 through March 30.

    2020-2021 School Supply Kit Online ordering is February 24 through March 30.  Supply kit orders are only accepted online at www.shopttkits.com  Account#: 16139.  Please choose the appropriate grade for the upcoming year.

     

    Girls on the Run is a 10-week Experience

    Girls on the Run equips girls with confidence & tools that empower them for a lifetime of healthy living. The program culminates with a 5K downtown on Saturday, May 9.   The fee for the 10-week program is $150 and you can register your daughter online through February 19 at noon at www.girlsontherunstlouis.org

    Practices will be on Mondays and Thursdays at Geggie from 4:15–5:30 pm. For questions, please email Jessica Steinmetz at steinmetzjessica@rsdmo.org.  

    GOTR 2020 Geggie.pdf

     

    Geggie Online Yearbook ordering ends February 28.  ORDER NOW at https://inter-state.com/yearbook Geggie's Yearbook ID Code is ​​​​​​44993N Yearbooks will go home the last day of school.  

     

    Geggie Saves Kolas

    Mrs. Herrington’s 2nd grade class is on a mission to help save the koalas after learning about the Australian wildfires. These amazing kids have created a snack shop at school to raise money for donations.  With the support of her class, Amelia Bergfeld, 7 years old, wanted to do more.

    Amelia has worked very hard to draw and create a t-shirt to fundraise for the Australian Red Cross! These passionate kids would love for you to purchase one of her t-shirts to help save the koalas! ALL proceeds will go directly to the Australian Red Cross.  Geggie Saves Koalas Flyer  Order Online: GeggieSavesKoalas.bigcartel.com 

     


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    Upcoming Events

    Spirit Day February 20
    2020-2021 School Supply Kit Online Ordering  February 24 - March 30   
    Geggie's Got Talent (GNL) February 28
    Online Yearbook Order Ends - February 28 
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    Geggie News - February 13, 2020

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    ATTENDANCE LINE : 636-733-3205 -- by 9:30 AM 

    Please call the Attendance Line, 636-733-3205 -- by 9:30 AM -- when you know your child will be late or absent and include your child’s name, teacher’s name, and reason for absence.  Please call the Attendance Line any time, night or day (24/7).  Thank you for your cooperation and diligence in observing this policy. 


    News from the Principal

    Geggie would like to recognize our ROSE Award nominees...they make a difference!  The ROSE Award stands for Rockwood Outstanding Service in Education.  This is one of the highest honors in Rockwood and is given to individuals who show excellence of character, performance, leadership and service.  The nominees are: Daniel Hannon, Christie Hemminghaus and Deborah Holtmeyer  Congratulations to each them!


    Newsworthy Information 

    Author James Pointi Visit's  ThursdayMarch 12

    Author James Ponti will visit with 3rd, 4th and 5th grade students on Thursday, March 12 to talk about his books and career.  Students will have the opportunity to purchase Ponti’s new book “City Spies” and other books as well.  At the end of his appearance, he will sign books for any students who has purchased them. Book Order-Form  Orders are due Friday, February 28.

     

    Blood Drive  Thursday, February 13, 1-6:30 p.m.

    Geggie's Annual Blood Drive sponsored by The Character Kids Council. 

    To participate, please register online at www.redcrossblood.org (Enter Sponsor Code: Geggie) 

    Appointments are encouraged. Please bring a Photo I.D. Walk-ins will be welcomed upon availability. 

     

    Spirit Day  February 20, 2020

    Please wear your Geggie t-shirt and show your Tiger Pride!   "We've got Spirit, yes we do!...we've got Spirit how about you?"  

     

    Girls on the Run is a 10-week Experience

    Girls on the Run equips girls with confidence & tools that empower them for a lifetime of healthy living. The program culminates with a 5K downtown on Saturday, May 9.   The fee for the 10-week program is $150 and you can register your daughter online through February 19 at noon at www.girlsontherunstlouis.org

    Practices will be on Mondays and Thursdays at Geggie from 4:15–5:30 pm. For questions, please email Jessica Steinmetz at steinmetzjessica@rsdmo.org.

    GOTR 2020 Geggie.pdf 


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    Upcoming Events

    Blood Drive February 13
    Early Dismissal Day- 12:55 p.m.  February 14
    No School-Presidents' Day February 17
    Spring Picture Day February 19
    Spirit Day February 20
    Geggie's Got Talent February 28
    Book Order-Form    Due - February 28
    Online Yearbook Order Ends - February 28 
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    Geggie News - February 6, 2020

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    ATTENDANCE LINE : 636-733-3205 -- by 9:30 AM 

    Please call the Attendance Line, 636-733-3205 -- by 9:30 AM -- when you know your child will be late or absent and include your child’s name, teacher’s name, and reason for absence.  Please call the Attendance Line any time, night or day (24/7).  Thank you for your cooperation and diligence in observing this policy. 


    News from the Principal

    In order to ensure the safety of all of our Geggie students, I would like to take this opportunity to reiterate parent expectations as it relates to the transportation of your child/ren.

    ·         Changes in Transportation - students who are to be picked up by an adult other than you MUST have a written note communicating this change and indicating the names/relationship of the adult picking up your child/ren.  If a child does NOT provide written communication to their classroom teacher, the parent pick-up supervisors will not be informed of the changes, then vehicles will be immediately directed to the main school parking lot and the adult will need to go into the office for parent contact verification.  Once parents verify the change, child/ren will then be dismissed through the main office.

    ·         Critical - any parent phone calls indicating a change in their child/ren’s transportation at the end of the day MUST be made by 3:30 p.m.  After that time, all of our attention will be focused on our dismissal procedure to ensure a smooth and accurate dismissal process for all students.  Parents who have scheduled 4:00 p.m.  appointments are encouraged to pick up their child by 3:30 p.m. to avoid crossing over with the dismissal process.  We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause; however, trying to accommodate last-minute changes in transportation negatively impacts our dismissal procedures and creates much confusion on where students are supposed to go.

    ·         Parent Pick-up Process - we are requesting that all parent pick-up vehicles display student “car tags” each day!  This tag serves as an important safety measure that confirms approval and speeds up our parent pick-up process.

    ·         Car Seats - in addition, we ask parents to please arrange for child/ren to enter the vehicle from the passenger side only to ensure students are not crossing into the path of passing vehicles (it’s very helpful to have children’s car seats on the passenger side of the back seat).  Parents are asked to remain in the vehicle at all times.  Staff members will assist children into the vehicle.  If you wish to help your child/ren secure their seatbelts, we invite you to pull into the parking spaces in the front parking lot, thus allowing the flow of our pick-up line to continue moving.

    Again, thank you for your immediate attention to these critical dismissal details.  We are absolutely committed to the safety of your children and appreciate your cooperation!  


    Newsworthy Information 

     

    Show Your Heart - Wednesday, February 12

    Wear Camo and donate $1 on February 12, this is a great cause for veterans and horses both!

    All Proceeds will go to Horses for Healing Veterans

     

    Blood Drive  Thursday, February 13, 1-6:30 p.m.

    Geggie's Annual Blood Drive sponsored by The Character Kids Council. 

    Please volunteer to give blood on February 13 at the Geggie Annual Blood Drive.  With the help of parents, staff and community members, Geggie hopes to collect more than 100 pints of blood.  The blood drive is truly a school-wide effort.

    To participate, please register online at www.redcrossblood.org (Enter Sponsor Code: Geggie) 

    Appointments are encouraged. Please bring a Photo I.D. Walk-ins will be welcomed upon availability. 

     

    Early Dismissal Day – Friday, February 14

    Early Dismissal Day is Friday, February 14.  All students will attend school from 9:09 a.m. to 12:55 p.m.

     

    No School-Presidents' Day  Monday, February 17

     

    Spring Picture Day is Wednesday, February 19 Children will bring home a flyer on February 13.


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    Upcoming Events

    Show Your Heart February 12
    Blood Drive February 13
    Early Dismissal Day February 14
    No School - Presidents' Day    February 17
    Spring Pictures February 19
    Geggie's Got Talent February 28
    Online Yearbook Order Ends - February 28 
    Homeside Activity calendar.png 

     


    Geggie News - January 30, 2020

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    ATTENDANCE LINE : 636-733-3205 -- by 9:30 AM 

    Please call the Attendance Line, 636-733-3205 -- by 9:30 AM -- when you know your child will be late or absent and include your child’s name, teacher’s name, and reason for absence.  Please call the Attendance Line any time, night or day (24/7).  Thank you for your cooperation and diligence in observing this policy. 


    News from the Principal

    We are beginning work on student placements for next year (2020-2021).  If you would like to send in a placement consideration for your child (i.e. - health concerns, learning style, peer relationships, etc.), please fill out the attached Student Placement Profile Sheet and return to the office by Friday, February 14, 2020. Filling out a form is completely optional.  Student Placement Profile Form 2020-2021.pdf 


    Newsworthy Information

    Blood Drive  Thursday, February 13, 1-6:30 p.m.

    Geggie's Annual Blood Drive sponsored by The Character Kids Council. 

    Please volunteer to give blood on February 13 at the Geggie Annual Blood Drive.  With the help of parents, staff and community members, Geggie hopes to collect more than 100 pints of blood.  The blood drive is truly a school-wide effort.

    To participate, please register online at www.redcrossblood.org (Enter Sponsor Code: Geggie) 

    Appointments are encouraged. Please bring a Photo I.D. Walk-ins will be welcomed upon availability.  Blood Drive Flyer.pdf 

     

    Homeside Activity –  Month of February

    Our homeside activity this month is to participate in our Random Acts of Kindness movement. The GLAM girls have been learning about what an explosion of kindness one student can create if we all pay it forward. So, we would like to encourage all Geggie Tigers to pay it forward!  Each day has an idea for a random act of kindness. This calendar is simply meant to help with ideas. Feel free to do your own acts of kindness on the days that work for you! calendar.png 

     

    Geggie Online Yearbook – Friday, January 10 through Friday, February 28

    ORDER NOW at https://inter-state.com/yearbook Geggie's Yearbook ID Code is 44993N.  Yearbooks will go home the last day of school.

     


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    -LAST CHANCE TO SIGNUP FOR GEGGIE’S GOT TALENT!

    Are you in 3rd, 4th or 5th grade and have a talent to share with your Geggie Friends?  We want to see it!  Sign up today at geggiepto.membershiptoolkit.com/ggt20

     

    -AUCTION GOING ON NOW!

    Don’t forget to check the silent auction going on now!  There’s no need to attend Trivia Night, you can bid from the comfort of your home! 

    Register at charityauction.bid/geggietrivianight 

     

    -GENERAL MEETING - FEB. 11 at 6PM

    Join us for presentations by Lisa Erwin and Carmen Fischer on how to manage school lunch accounts (including how to limit purchases on "extras" and snacks!) and from Officer Jen with an overview on Geggie's intruder drill process.  We invite all current and incoming Geggie parents to come and learn!

    - Child care available!  Please confirm your attendance and if you'll be requiring child care by visiting the event link https://www.facebook.com/events/1271784703011786/


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    Upcoming Events

    Super Bowl Food Drive January 31
    PTO Adult Fundraiser February 1
    PTO General Meeting   February 11
    Blood Drive February 13
    Early Dismissal Day February 14
    No School - President Day   February 17
    Geggie's Got Talent February 28
    Online Yearbook Order Ends - February 28 


    Geggie News - January 23, 2020

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    News from the Principal

    Good health habits, like covering your cough and washing your hands often, this can help stop the spread of germs and prevent respiratory illnesses like the flu.  Rockwood nurses provide insight on how to recognize and prevent illness.

    Signs and Symptoms of the Seasonal Flu

    These symptoms include fever, cough, sore throat, body aches, headache, chills, tiredness, fatigue, nausea, vomiting and diarrhea.

    If you or your child have any of the above symptoms, especially a fever of 100° F or higher, please contact your medical provider for evaluation. 

    Wellness and Health Services


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    Super Bowl Food Drive - KC vs SF – Friday,  January 31

    Help Tackle Hunger by bringing canned or boxed food goods on Friday, January 31. One canned or boxed good equals one vote.  Who will win? Don't forget to show your spirit by wearing your team’s gear or colors.

     

    Geggie Online Yearbook – Friday, January 10 through Friday, February 28

    ORDER NOW at https://inter-state.com/yearbook Geggie's Yearbook ID Code is 44993N.  Yearbooks will go home the last day of school.

     


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    PTO Shared Event  – Thursday, January 23  

    The shared event is at Swing Around Funtown,  in Fenton

    Hola!!  The last 9 Couples Admissions are on sale NOW!   Join us for an evening in the 90's that is all that and a bag of chips!  Our Annual Adult Fundraiser, 90's Trivia Night, is on Saturday, February 1.  Doors open at 6:30, Trivia begins at 7:00. 

    Each Couples Admission is $80 for 2 people.  Couples will be assigned at a table as they are ordered.

    If you have any questions, please reach out to us at GeggiePTO@gmail.com .  Thank you for your support! 


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    Upcoming Events

    Geggie Spelling Bee January 23
    PTO Shared Event at Swing Around Funtown, Fenton    January 23
    PTO Adult Fundraiser February 1
    Geggie's Got Talent February 28
    Online Yearbook Order Ends - February 28 
    Super Bowl Food Drive January 31


    Geggie News - January 16, 2020

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    News from the Principal

    Please know we are excited to share that our Secretarial Assistant, Leslie Jackson, has accepted a position at Wild Horse Elementary as a full-time Secretary.  She will be greatly missed at Geggie.  We wish her every success in her future endeavors!  

    We are thrilled to welcome Chris Obermark as our new Secretarial Assistant.  Chris has most recently been working in the Child Nutrition Department at Eureka High School.   She has prior experience as a secretary and has an educational degree in Communications and Public Relations.  She will be a true asset as she joins our secretarial staff.   Please give a warm TIGER welcome to Mrs. Obermark as she joins our Geggie Family.  


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    Early Dismissal Day – Friday, January 17, 2020, 12:55 p.m.

    No School Martin Luther King, Jr. Day – Monday, January 20

     

    Preschool Registration for the 2020-2021 School Year opens January 21

     

    Adventure Club Registration for the 2020-2021 School Year opens April 6

     


    News from the Nurse

    As we return to school after the winter break, we wanted to take a minute to remind parents about an ever-present nuisance in the school-aged population- head lice.  We do have cases reported every year at the elementary level and often see an increase this time of year. School nurses can check your child if they are symptomatic, but we request you regularly monitor your child to be proactive. Here’s how:

    Familiarize yourself with information about head lice. Visit the Health and Safety Page of our district website. 
    • Look through your child/children’s hair frequently; daily if they’ve had lice or been exposed.

    • If you find head lice, report it to the school nurse but also, remember to notify parents of any friends with whom your child has been in close contact (sleep-overs, etc.). Research indicates MOST cases are transmitted outside of the school setting.

    • Check with your pharmacist or doctor for treatment and prevention products that are available.

    • Treat your child with anti-lice product and comb through and pull nits (eggs) from the hair shaft.

    • Discourage sharing of combs, brushes, hair accessories amongst other family members and friends.

    • Head Lice do not like heat from hair blow-dryers nor hair products like mousse, gel, and hair spray.  Long hair braided or in a bun and secured with hair spray is a great preventative measure.

    • You can come in contact with head lice whenever there is common head contact. Airplane seats, movie theaters, dress-up activities, sleep-overs, however their feet (claws) are not well formed to allow them to attach to hard surfaces, like headphones.

    Head lice can happen to anyone.  They do not carry disease, nor is it a sign of poor health habits or hygiene- in fact they like clean hair!  However, to prevent further spread in the school, this condition should be treated at once. Please don’t bombard your school nurse with requests to check your child- there are roughly 500 students in that building.  If you’ve checked your child and are unsure or your child is continuously scratching their head, your nurse will be happy to check your child with you and show you what you’re looking for. For more information check the CDC website

     


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    PTO Shared Event  – Thursday, January 23  

    This shared event is at Swing Around Funtown,  in Fenton


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    Upcoming Events

    Early Dismissal Day January 17
    No School Martin Luther King Day January 20
    Geggie Spelling Bee January 23
    PTO Shared Event at Swing Around Funtown, Fenton    January 23
    PTO Trivia Night February 1
    Geggie's Got Talent February 28
    Online Yearbook Order Ends - February 28 


    Geggie News - January 9, 2020

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    News from the Principal

    Happy New Year!  As we welcome the start of 2020, we have much to be grateful for at Geggie.  Our school community is rich with caring and talented teachers, support staff, strong parental involvement and a family-oriented feel that connects each of us to the values and traditions that makes us such a unique school community.  May the New Year bring you and your family health, love, happiness and joy!   


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    Report Cards published to Infinite Campus – January 9, 2020

     

    Geggie Online Yearbook – Friday, January 10 through Friday, February 28

    ORDER NOW at https://inter-state.com/yearbook Geggie's Yearbook ID Code is 44993N.  Yearbooks will go home the last day of school.

     

    Parent Teacher Conference Night– Wednesday, January 15 & Thursday, January 16

     

    Geggie Kindergarten Registration – January 15 & January 16

    The 2020-2021 Kindergarten Registration will be January 15 & 16 at Geggie School. 

    Online Registration begins January 6, to complete your child’s kindergarten registration process, please visit us in person on:

    Wednesday January 15, 7 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

    Thursday, January 16, 8 a.m. – 6:30 p.m. 

     

    Early Dismissal Day – Friday, January 17, 2020

    Early Dismissal Day is Friday, January 17.  All students will attend school from 9:09 a.m. to 12:55 p.m.

     

    No School Martin Luther King, Jr. Day – Monday, January 21

     

    Parents of Fifth-Grade Students - Online registration for classes opens 7 a.m. on Friday, January 17 and is available through 4 p.m. on Monday, January 27.  

    Our fifth-grade students have been meeting with school guidance counselors as they make these important decisions for the transition to middle school next year.  If you have questions about the new online registration, please contact your school counselor. 

     


    PTO NEWS

    HAPPY NEW YEAR GEGGIE FAMILIES
    Lots of exciting things happening in the second half of the year! 

     

    JOIN US 

    We are forming our board for the 2020-2021 school year, and we want YOU! Let us know if you are interested and email us at geggiepto@gmail.com

     

    VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES 

    Please consider donating to the grade baskets that will be auctioned at the adult fundraiser. Please Contact Katherine Johnston Miller (KDG) Katie Guth Clarrey (1st) Renee Tomasella Streberger (2nd) Carrie Kahn (3rd) Alyson Urban Boyle(4th) and Karen O'Fallon Marschuetz (5th)
    Your help is much appreciated!

     

    SHARE DAYS 

    January 23. Swing Around Funtown, Fenton
    Share Days are a great way to support your school! Look for more information in Thursday Folders!

     

    MARK YOUR CALENDARS
    January 15 & 16 -  KDG Registration / Parent Teacher Conferences
    February 1 - Trivia Night! GET YOUR TICKETS NOW!                                                                       Visit www.geggiepto.membershiptoolkit.com 
    February 11 - PTO General Meeting 
    February 28 - Geggie's Got Talent

    PTO DOES THAT!?

    Geggie PTO has been able to help with numerous additions to the school. From Library Technology equipment to Basketball Hoops, PIE Presentations, Jr. Achievement Program, Caring Cats or Teacher & Staff Appreciation Days. Thank you for your continuous support!


    Peachjar eFlyers  Never miss an event! 


    24/7 Attendance Line: 636-733-3205


    Upcoming Events

    Online Yearbook Order January 10 - February 28  
    2020-2021 Kindergarten Registration  January 15 & 16
    Parent Teacher Conferences January 15 & 16
    Early Dismissal Day January 17
    No School Martin Luther Kings Day January 20
    PTO Shared Event at Swing Around Funtown, Fenton   January 23


    Geggie News - December 19, 2019

    December 19, 2019 Permanent Link to Post

    News from the Principal

     

    No School December 23 through January 3 - Winter Break

    School Resumes on January 6, 2020


    Automated Attendance System Begins  Monday, January 6, 2020

    Please call a child's absence in by 9:20 a.m. to the Geggie 24/7 attendance line at 636-733-32​05.

    Please leave a message, with your child's name, grade, teacher, reason for absence including symptoms and your name and relationship to the child​.

     


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    Early Dismissal Day – Friday, December 20

    Early Dismissal Day is Friday, December 20.  All students will attend school from 9:09 a.m. to 12:55 p.m.

    Please expect buses to be 25 minutes late on Early Dismissal Day, Friday, December 20.


     

    2020-2021 6th Grade Parent Night at LSMS – Thursday, January 9, 2020

    The 2020-2021 6th Grade Parent Night is at LaSalle Middle School on Thursday, January 9, 2020. Incoming 6th grade parents: 6-8 p.m. - LSMS commons.  During this informational meeting, registration information for the 2020-2021 school year will be provided along with pertinent information about middle school.


     

     Geggie Kindergarten Registration  January 15 & January 16

    The 2020-2021 Kindergarten Enrollment will be January 15 & 16 at Geggie School. 

    Online Registration begins January 6, to complete your child’s kindergarten registration process, please visit us in person on:

    • Wednesday January 15, 7 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
    • Thursday, January 16, 8 a.m. – 6:30 p.m. 

    Peachjar eFlyers  Never miss an event! 


    24/7 Attendance Line: 636-733-3205


    Upcoming Events

    Early Dismissal DayDecember 20
    "Hope in a Box"               -Ends Today-December 20         
    No School – Winter Break     December 23 - January 3
    2020-2021 Kindergarten Registration January 15 & 16
    Parent Teacher ConferencesJanuary 15 & 16


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