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    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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    24/7 Attendance Line: 636-733-3205


    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!


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    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

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    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. 

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    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


    Geggie News - December 12, 2019

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    News from the Principal 

    Rockwood is improving the process for confirming elementary school student absences.  Currently our attendance secretaries make phone calls to parents each morning for students who are marked “unexcused.”  The new process will align with our secondary schools’ procedures.

    Starting next semester, January 6, 2020, we will move to an automated system that will be much easier and less time-consuming for our office staff. 

    Parents/guardians are responsible for notifying the school office of their child's absence by 9:20 a.m.  Please call the Geggie 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​.

    If we do not receive notification, the absence is considered “unexcused.”  The ​​​absence will be changed to “excused” only if school officials receive a call or note within three days.

    Rockwood Kindergarten Registration  - January 15 & 16~

    Do you have a child ready to start kindergarten next school year? Rockwood schools are offering kindergarten registration events to help our families prepare for the upcoming school year.

    Mark your calendar to visit your school on either Wednesday, January 15, or Thursday, January 16.  Even if using online registration, Rockwood administrators are asking parents to register on these days so we may plan for staffing.

    To find out more, visit the Rockwood kindergarten enrollment page or call the district's elementary education office at (636) 733-2105.

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    Strings Holiday Showcase  -  Tuesday, December 17, 8:55-9:20 a.m.

    The 4th & 5th Grade Geggie Strings Orchestra will play Holiday Music in the School Cafeteria on Tuesday, December 17 from 8:55 - 9:20 a.m. 

    Winter Parties - Thursday, December 19

    The Geggie Winter Parties are as follows:

    • Kindergarten * 2 - 3 p.m.  
    • 1st Grade * 10:10 - 11:10 a.m.
    • 2nd Grade * 2 - 3 p.m.
    • 3rd Grade * 2:30 - 3:30 p.m.
    • 4th Grade * 12:50 - 1:50 p.m. 
    • 5th Grade * 11 a.m. - Noon

    Early Dismissal Day - Friday, December 20

    Our next Early Dismissal Day is Friday, December 21.  All students will attend school from 9:09 a.m. to 12:55 p.m.

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    24/7 Attendance Line: 636-733-3205


    Upcoming Events

    Strings Holiday Showcase                December 17          8:55 - 9:20 a.m.
    Winter PartiesDecember 19                        Times
    D.A.R.E. CelebrationDecember 19
    Early Dismissal DayDecember 20
    "Hope in a Box"                       Ends December 20                       
    No School Winter BreakDecember 23 - January 3                   
    School ResumesJanuary 6, 2020


    Geggie News - December 5, 2019

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    News from the Principal

    'Tis the season for GIVING! Service learning and our commitment to community is what sets Geggie Elementary apart from other schools!  Our students, staff and community members give generously because they CARE. From our successful Eureka Food Pantry collection of 1,997 items, our Stuffed Animal Round-Up with over 1,813 stuffed animals donated, to our Toy Day toy drive - Geggie Tigers are passionate about giving back to others. Thank you for your support and instilling a love for charity in the hearts of your children!  We do make a difference!


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    Lost and Found  -  your items miss you!

    Geggie's Lost & Found is overflowing with "lost but not found" items. Please stop by school to see if any of the hoodies, sweaters, jackets, etc., belong to your child.  Some of these items have been lost for several months.  All items not claimed by December 20 will be donated to charity.  The Lost & Found is located outside the cafeteria, in the hallway, going toward the gym.

     

    Strings Holiday Showcase  -  Tuesday, December 17, 8:55-9:20 a.m.

    The 5th Grade Geggie Strings Orchestra will play Holiday Music in the School Cafeteria on Tuesday, December 17 from 8:55 - 9:20 a.m. in the lobby.

     

    Winter Parties - Thursday, December 19

    The Geggie Winter Parties are as follows:

    • Kindergarten * 2 - 3  p.m.  
    • 1st Grade * 10:10 - 11:10 a.m.
    • 2nd Grade * 2 - 3 p.m.
    • 3rd Grade * 2:30 - 3:30 p.m.
    • 4th Grade * 12:50 - 1:50 p.m. 
    • 5th Grade * 11 a.m. - Noon

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    Treat your family to an evening of fun at Santa's Magical Kingdom, while helping to support Geggie School.

    Experience magical holiday fantasyland where millions of lights dazzle your senses and Santa's reindeer soar overhead.

    Geggie will receive $5 for every paid vehicle admission when accompanied by the Flyer.


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    Upcoming Events

    TOY DAYDecember 5
    Kids Night OutDecember 6                     5:30 - 8:30 p.m.
    Strings Holiday ShowcaseDecember 17                   8:55 - 9:20 a.m.
    Winter PartiesDecember 19                                  Times
    D.A.R.E. CelebrationDecember 19           9:15 a.m.- 12:00 p.m.
    Early Dismissal DayDecember 20
    "Hope in a Box"             Ends   December 20


    Geggie News - November 21, 2019

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    News from the Principal

    Rockwood schools currently conduct intruder drills, in addition to fire, earthquake, and tornado drills. During intruder drills we practice the 4Es intruder response (Educate, Evade, Escape & Engage) in the event a potentially dangerous or unauthorized individual enters our school. 

    Geggie teachers will be presenting intruder information and having discussions during class to EDUCATE students on intruder drill procedures. The students will revisit the district’s 4E’s intruder response and will experience the intruder alarm as a class to become familiar with the sound and know what to do when they hear it.

    Rockwood has always been committed to providing a safe learning environment for our students and staff.  It is our first priority and something we take seriously.  While no plan can completely prevent an act of senseless violence, we have school safety plans in place that are reviewed by law enforcement authorities and practiced by all our staff.  We thank you for your support in talking with your child in response to all our safety drills. 

    Mary Kleekamp Ph.D., Principal

    • There will be NO School on Wednesday, November 27 through Friday, November 29 to celebrate the Thanksgiving Holiday. We hope that each of you can spend quality time, build memories, and take the time to enjoy the little things that make the holiday season so special. One way to create memories would be to participate in Geggie's TOY DAY experience on Thursday, December 5


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    Kids Night Out! - Friday, December 6

    Need some peace and quiet? Date Night? Shopping without the kids? Here is your chance. Activities include: Bowling, Tag Activities, Jailbreak, Volleyball, Ultimate Football, Scooters Games, Dancing and more. Pizza and drinks will be provided. 

    • Geggie student K-5 (limited to the first 85)
    • Cost is $20 per child * Third Child Free!
    • Checks payable to the Bequette Foundation

    All funds will go to the Bequette Memorial Foundation in remembrance and honor of Marlene Bequette, a former Geggie Teacher who lost her battle to cancer in 2007.

    Sponsored by: Mr. Grimshaw, Mrs. Fonke and Mr. Bianca * If you have any questions, please call Mr. Grimshaw at 314-471-3569.

    Stuffed Animal RoundUp - November 18-26

    Geggie is collecting gently-used stuffed animals that are in good condition.  This is an easy way to join in on the holiday spirit of giving.   

    Stanley Steamer will clean and sanitize the donated items for redistribution to children in need all over the St. Louis area this holiday season. (First Responders, Children's Shelters, Emergency Rooms etc.) 


     

    The Geggie Chorus Concert is Wednesday, December 4 at 6 p.m. in the gym.


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    Michelle’s Share Event - Every Wednesday in November

    Save yourself the time in the kitchen! You deserve it! Visit Michelle's every Wednesday in November and AVOID-THE-HASSLE! 

    A portion of the proceeds will be donated to Geggie PTO.


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    24/7 Attendance Line: 636-733-3205


    Upcoming Events

    Stuffed Animal Round-UpNovember 18 - 26
    Michelle's PTO Share EventNovember 27
    No School - Thanksgiving BreakNovember 27-29
    Early Dismissal PD DayDecember 4               12:55 p.m. 
    Geggie Chorus Winter ConcertDecember 4                     6 p.m.
    TOY DAYDecember 5
    Kids Night OutDecember 6              5:30-8 p.m.
    "Hope in a Box"               EndsDecember 20


    Geggie News - November 14, 2019

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    News from the Principal

    How awesome!  Students, staff and community members showed their generosity by donating over 1,997 items to Geggie's annual food drive. Donations were given to the Eureka Food Pantry which provides assistance to many of our families throughout the year.   It is an amazing feeling to support families in our community.  Your outreach makes a difference!  Thank You!


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    Geggie, Blevins & Eureka Family STEM Night - November 19, 6 - 7:30 p.m.

    There will be STEM presenters from all over the St. Louis area that have prepared fun and engaging activities for you and your family. This is a free family event.  

    Egg Drop Challenge...    HOMESIDE ACTIVITY PAGE


     

    Stuffed Animal RoundUp - November 18-26

    Geggie is collecting gently-used stuffed animals that are in good condition.  This is an easy way to join in on the holiday spirit of giving. 


     

    Art to Remember –  online orders due November 18

    Geggie is participating in this creative fundraiser, so that families have the opportunity to purchase keepsake items personalized with their child’s artwork through November 18.

    You can order online at www.ArtToRemember.com Your child’s personalized order code was sent home last week. 

    If you have any questions, please email Kirsten Kirkpatrick  at kirkpatrickkirsten@rsdmo.org


     

    Spirit Day - Thursday, November 21. 

    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?"


     

    Hope in a Box - Collection now through December 20

    Hope in a Box is changing the world one box at a time.  Help others in need of winter supplies by donating winter apparel, which will be delivered to The Kingdom House in the city of St. Louis.

    If you have new or gently-used coats, gloves, mittens, hats, sweaters, or earmuffs that you want to donate, please put them in the box labeled "Hope in a Box," located in the Geggie lobby.

    To spread awareness, tell a friend or relative about this organization. Thank you for donating!


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    Geggie Spirit Wear - Store open until November 17

    Keep warm and cozy on these cold Winter mornings while wearing Hoodies and Long Sleeve Shirts showing your support of Geggie

    Order now! https://geggiepto.membershiptoolkit.com/form/m/101669

     

    Join the Holiday Hustle! - Registration ends Today

    Gather a couple friends and join Geggie PTO for the HOLIDAY HUSTLE at 9Round

    Signup NOW at https://geggiepto.membershiptoolkit.com/packet/397          

     

    Michelle’s Share Event - Every Wednesday in November

    Save yourself the time in the kitchen! You deserve it! Visit Michelle's every Wednesday in November and AVOID-THE-HASSLE! 

    A portion of the proceeds will be donated to Geggie PTO.


    Rockwood Drug-Free Coalition - Educational Information


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    Upcoming Events

    Stuffed Animal Round-UpNovember 18 - 26
    Family STEM NightNovember 19               6-7:30 p.m.    
    Michelle's Share EventNovember 20 & 27
    Spirit DayNovember 21
    No School - Thanksgiving Break            November 27-29
    Hope in a Box - EndsDecember 20


    Geggie News - November 7, 2019

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    News from the Principal

    We are so glad that you could join us for our Veterans Day Celebration. We dedicate this day to honor our Veterans and their families, and the many sacrifices they made for our country in the name of freedom and democracy.    A heartfelt thank you goes out to all of our heroes for serving our country and protecting our freedom.


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    Picture Retake - Wednesday, November 13.  10 a.m. - Noon

    If your child needs their picture retaken, please make sure to send your original portrait package back to school November 13.  They will be returned to the photographer and you will receive the replacement package with the new photo.

    This is your child's last chance to have their picture taken in order to be in the yearbook. 

     

    Geggie, Blevins & Eureka Family STEM Night - November 19, 6 - 7:30 p.m. 

    Our Family STEM Night is Tuesday, November 19 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at Eureka Elementary School, 5350 Rockwood Arbor Drive in Eureka.

    Come STEM with us! There will be STEM presenters from all over the St. Louis area that  have prepared fun and engaging activities for you and your family. (Chemistry, Robotics, Animals, Medicine, Physics and so much more....)

    This is a free family event.  We hope to see you there!

    Egg Drop Challenge...    HOMESIDE ACTIVITY PAGE

    Bring your egg drop project to the Family STEM Night on November 19, 6-7:30 p.m. at Eureka Elementary, 5350 Rockwood Arbor Drive in Eureka.

          STEM  is ...    Science   Technology    Engineering    Mathematics

    Sponsored by Partners-in-Education

     

    Stuffed Animal RoundUpNovember 18-26

    Geggie is collecting gently-used stuffed animals that are in good condition.  This is an easy way to join in on the holiday spirit of giving. 

    Stanley Steamer will clean and sanitize the donated items for redistribution to children in need all over the St. Louis area this holiday season. (First Responders, Children's Shelters, Emergency Rooms etc.) 

     

    Library News

    Fourth and fifth grade students at Geggie recently completed a four-week project revolving around the Ferris Wheel and World's Fair. Students worked on the project during their library time with our librarian, Kristina Presley. 

    Video and More


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    Geggie Spiritwear Store open until November 17

    This week kicked off our Winter Spiritwear campaign! Keep warm and cozy on these cold Winter mornings while wearing Hoodies and Long Sleeve Shirts showing your support of Geggie

    Store open until November 17!  Visit our website to order now! https://geggiepto.membershiptoolkit.com/form/m/101669

     

    Join the Holiday Hustle! Registration open now thru November 14

    Have you gone thru all your kids Halloween Candy?  Are you already thinking about your Thanksgiving Turkey and New Year's Resolution? 

    Regret NO MORE!! Gather a couple friends and join Geggie PTO for the HOLIDAY HUSTLE at 9Round

    Signup NOW at https://geggiepto.membershiptoolkit.com/packet/397          REGISTRATION OPEN NOW THRU NOVEMBER 14!

     

    Michelle’s Share Event - Every Wednesday in November

    Save yourself the time in the kitchen! You deserve it! Visit Michelle's every Wednesday in November and AVOID-THE-HASSLE! 

    *Good during lunch! Have you tried their Asian Chicken Salad… we heard it is a favorite around here!

    A portion of the proceeds will be donated to Geggie PTO.


    Rockwood Drug-Free Coalition - Educational Information


    Peachjar eFlyers - Never miss an event! 


    24/7 Attendance Line: 636-733-3205


    Upcoming Events

    Picture Retake 

    November 13

    Family STEM Night - at Eureka Elem.

    November 19       6-7:30 p.m.

    Stuffed Animal Round-Up

    November 18 - 26

    No School - Thanksgiving Break

    November 27-29


    Geggie News - October 31, 2019

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    News from the Principal

    Rockwood Superintendent Dr. Mark Miles produced a video asking district parents to caution their children about what they post on social media. Miles cautions them that threatening posts are no joke, and can result in student discipline or criminal charges. 

    https://www.rsdmo.org/news/Pages/Rockwood-Superintendent-Dr.-Mark-Miles-Cautions-Students-Parents-about-Social-Media-Postings.aspx 

     


    Newsworthy Information

    Pat Grimshaw named to Hall of Fame, Honored by State House

    Coach Grimshaw was inducted into the St. Louis Football Coaches Hall of Fame.  On October 2, he was presented a resolution from the Missouri House of Representatives, honoring his service.  He has been a physical education teacher at Geggie for over 30 years and a coach for 25 years.  He is an amazing teacher, coach, and mentor, and the honor is well deserved.  Congratulations, Pat Grimshaw!   Read More

    Picture Retake - Wednesday, November 13.  

    If your child needs their picture retaken, please make sure to send your original portrait package back to school November 13.  They will be returned to the photographer and you will receive the replacement package with the new photo.

    This is your child's last chance to have their picture taken in order to be in the yearbook. 

    Eureka Food Pantry Collection

    Wow!  Students, staff and community members showed their generosity by donating over 1,997 items to Geggie's annual food drive. Donations were given to the Eureka Food Pantry which provides assistance to many of our families throughout the year.   It is an amazing feeling to support families in our community.  Your outreach makes a difference!  Thank You!

    What are the guidelines for recess and P.E outdoors?  

    The Rockwood School District has developed guidelines for outdoor recess during extreme temperatures.  

    • Below 20 degrees - Stay Inside
    • 20-95 degrees - Outside Normal Time
    • Above 95 degrees - Stay Inside

    With cold weather, children improperly clothed should not be allowed outside. With warm weather, running should be limited and water/shade available for students. These guidelines are not the same as MSHSAA for after-school outdoor activities. They are recommendations of the Rockwood School District consulting physician Dr. Gerald Lowther, with input from district administrators. 


    A Note from Nurse Hesser

    If you are cleaning out closets from clothing your children have outgrown and they are in good used condition or new, the nurse’s office is always in need of:

    • Girls elastic waistband shorts, pants, leggings, and underwear in size 5-6.

    Frequently there are food spills at all ages, and other needs for a change of clothes arise, so any help you can offer with the list above is greatly appreciated.  Students can drop off the items to the nurse's office anytime.  Thank you for your assistance.


    Peachjar eFlyers - Never miss an event! 


    24/7 Attendance Line: 636-733-3205


    Upcoming Events

    No School-Compensation DayNovember 1
    Veterans Day Celebration November 6             9:30 a.m.
    Early Dismissal PD DayNovember 6           12:55 p.m.
    Picture Retake November 13
    Stuffed Animal Round-UpNovember 18 - 26​


    Geggie News - October 24, 2019

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    News from the Principal

    Congratulations to the entire Cross Country Team for their outstanding run this past Saturday!

    We would like to also recognize those students who medaled in the Cross Country run: fifth grade boys – Cruz Gonzales, Dominic Woods, Adam Zurmuehlen, Reece Forth, Cole Carlson; fifth grade girls – Sophia Hoerchler, Addison Niedergrke, Alexis Arsenault; fourth grade boys – Braden Collins, Grant Coleman, Ethan Grobe, fourth grade girls – Maddie Schepis, Lylah Johns, Claire McKinnon, Ellie Rakey, Leah Favazza and Katie Stam.  A special congratulations to Maddie Schepis who was the 4th grade girls district champion! 


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    • Veterans Day Celebration - Wednesday, November 6 at 9:30 a.m. - Gym.  Geggie is proud to honor all who have served our country.  "Honoring Our Veterans, Inspired by Our Heroes” celebration provides us an opportunity to celebrate the courageous and dedicated men and women who have fought to defend our country.   Please showcase your special Veteran by filling out the "My Veteran Hero Is…” activity sheet which was sent home in the Thursday folder.  You may include hand drawn pictures, a photograph, or a written description.  The activity sheets will be displayed in our “Hall of Heroes.”  We would be honored to have your child's special Veteran join us for this celebration.  We thank you, and look forward to celebrating all of our heroes!

    • New this year! Book Fair Donuts with Grownups - Monday, October 28, 8-9 a.m. -Donuts will be on sale for $1 Monday morning, October 28, 8-9 a.m.  Shop for new books and enjoy a sweet treat.   Students must have a grownup with them to purchase donuts.
    • Red Ribbon Week Celebration - Monday, October 28 through Thursday, October 31 - During the week of October 28-31, we will recognize the importance of making healthy choices and living a “Drug-Free” life!  We have a number of Red Ribbon Week Spirit Days scheduled, chosen by our 4th & 5th grade GLAM girls!  We look forward to a fun-filled week! 
    • Monday - WEAR RED
    • Tuesday - CRAZY HAIR
    • Wednesday - STUFFED ANIMALS
    • Thursday - WEAR PAJAMAS

    PTO News 

    FALL FESTIVAL - Friday, October 25,  5-8 p.m. 

    A Fall Festival armband is your all-inclusive FUN PASS!  To purchase tickets please visit:  www.geggiepto.membershiptoolkit.com  


    Peachjar eFlyers - Never miss an event! 


    24/7 Attendance Line: 636-733-3205


    Upcoming Events

    PTO Fall FestivalOctober 25               5-8 p.m.
    Book Fair Kickoff, Raffle Spirit DayOctober 25               5-8 p.m.
    Book Fair Donuts with a GrownupOctober 28               8-9 a.m. 
    Book FairOctober 28-31            Hours 
    No School-Compensation DayNovember 1
    Veterans Day Celebration November 6             9:30 a.m.
    Early Dismissal PD DayNovember 6           12:55 p.m.


    Geggie News - October 17, 2019

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    News from the Principal

    As we have addressed the recent safety concerns regarding vehicles passing through and making verbal contact with students at play, we want to assure you that we continue to be in communications with and advised by the Eureka Police Department.

    In circumstances that pose safety concerns, 911 will be immediately contacted.  This will ensure officers are on site and can address the situation.  Additional exterior cameras will be added to provide a wider range of viewing on the perimeter of our building.  Although property lines run parallel to the highway, efforts in moving student play away from the immediate fence lines will increase barriers from outside contact.  The influx of officers patrolling the area is appreciated as we work cooperatively to prevent safety concerns.

    Again, we appreciate your partnership, confidence, and positive support as we work through these safety situations.  Know we are here for your children and are fully committed to ensuring their safety while at school.  

    Progress Reports:

    You should receive an electron progress report from your child’s teacher by Monday, October 21. Classroom teachers have completed a progress report for every child indicating progress areas of strengths and/or area of concerns. Specialists have completed progress reports only for areas of concern.  If you have questions regarding your child’s progress, please feel free to contact your child’s classroom or specialist teacher.

    Due to our early In-take parent/teacher conferences, we have pushed up the timing for our spring conferences.  We ask that you mark your calendars now for Semester Parent/Teacher Conferences being held on Wednesday, January 15 and Thursday, January 16.  Conference sign-up invitations will be sent to you in December. 

    We look forward to discussing your child’s progress in person during these scheduled conference times.


    Newsworthy Information

    Red Ribbon Week Celebration - Monday, October 28 through Thursday, October 31.  

    During the week of October 28-31, we will recognize the importance of making healthy choices and living a “Drug-Free” life!  We have a number of Red Ribbon Week Spirit Days scheduled, chosen by our 4th & 5th grade GLAM girls!  We look forward to a fun-filled week! 

    • Monday - WEAR RED
    • Tuesday - CRAZY HAIR
    • Wednesday - STUFFED ANIMALS
    • Thursday - WEAR PAJAMAS

    4th and 5th Grade Book Talk

    The library is offering the opportunity for your child to participate in a book talk. Your child may order food from Pizza Hut, order a lunch from the cafeteria, OR bring their own lunch from home. 

    • If you are bringing a lunch from home or ordering a lunch from the cafeteria please have your child visit the library to sign-up for their book.

    Your child will be responsible for finding their own copy of the book (they are available at the book fair if you are interested).  In addition, please make sure that they have read the book by the day of the book talk. Thank-you!

    Mrs. Presley, Librarian - presleykristina@rsdmo.org

    • 4th Grade Book Talk will be held in the library at Geggie Elementary on November 18 during your child’s recess and lunchtime (11:05-11:45). 

    4th grade book choices are: I Survived, The Great Molasses Flood, 1919 by Lauren Tarshis; ReStart by Gordon Korman; Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein

    • 5th Grade Book Talk will be held in the library at Geggie Elementary on November 20 during your child’s recess and lunchtime (11:25-12:05).

    5th grade book choices are: The Big Game by Tim Green; ReStart by Gordon Korman; Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein

    Vision Screening - Wednesday, October 23

    If your child wears glasses, please be sure they bring them for vision screening.  The objective of a vision screening is to identify children with potential vision concerns at the earliest possible stage.   Alyssa Hesser, school nurse will notify you if your child's screening results are of concern.

    Scholastic Book Fair - October 25-31     Shopping Hours       eFlyers   

    Volunteer: https://volunteer.scholastic.com/#/experience/login/fyDUZW43N

    • Book Fair Pumpkin Decorating Contest - turned into the library October 24

    Decorate a pumpkin like a book character and you will be entered in a drawing to win a free book of your choice from the book fair. This is completely optional. 

    • Book Fair Kick Off - Spirit Day - Friday, October 25 

    Dress as your favorite friendly monster, Monsters Inc., Sesame Street, Muppets, and MORE!

    Donuts will be on sale for $1 Monday, October 28 in the morning, 8-9 a.m.  Shop for new books and enjoy a sweet treat.   Students must have a grownup with them to purchase donuts.

    • Raffle Tickets $1

    Students may purchase a raffle ticket for one of two book fair baskets.  There will be a picture book basket and a chapter book basket available.  Raffle tickets can be purchased throughout the Book Fair.  Winners will be drawn on October 31.

      Sales from the neon bracelets and Donuts with Grouwnup supports our All for Books campaign.

      Fall Food Drive for the Eureka Food Pantry September 26 - October 25

      We are collecting the following by grade:

      • Kindergarten - Cereal
      • 1st - Peanut butter/jelly
      • 2nd - Soup (Preferably with a pop top if canned)
      • 3rd - Canned meats/pastas (ex. Spaghetti O’s)
      • 4th - Hamburger Helper/Tuna Helper
      • 5th - Meat Pasta Sauce/Macaroni and Cheese  


      PTO News 

      FALL FESTIVAL 

      PTO Fall Festival - Friday, October 25,  5-8 p.m. 

      Buy your tickets in advance and skip the line at the door, you can purchase everything you need for a spectacular Fall Festival experience!  All advance purchases will be delivered in the Thursday folders, October 24. 

      A Fall Festival armband is your all-inclusive FUN PASS!  It includes a trip through the Trunk or Treat (5 tickets), a special Balloon Artist Creation (5 tickets), Face Painting (5 tickets), and unlimited games (2-4 tickets per game) for just $20!

      To purchase advance tickets, sign up for bake sale donation, to volunteer and more  visit: www.geggiepto.membershiptoolkit.com  

      Peachjar eFlyers - Never miss an event! 


      24/7 Attendance Line: 636-733-3205


      Upcoming Events

      District Cross Country RunOctober 19        8-11 a.m.
      Vision ScreeningOctober 23
      Book Fair Decorated Pumpkins-turned into Lib.October 24
      PTO Fall FestivalOctober 25          5-8 p.m.
      Book Fair Kickoff, Raffle Spirit DayOctober 25          5-8 p.m.
      Book Fair Donuts with a GrownupOctober 28          8-9 a.m. 
      Book FairOctober 28-31        Hours 
      No School-Compensation DayNovember 1
      Rockwood Drug-Free Education Night-Lafayette November 7           7 p.m

       


      Geggie News - October 10, 2019

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      News from the Principal

      How was school today?  As parents we always find ourselves wondering how our child’s day was at school.  So we try to explore by asking, “How was School Today?” Often we find that we get some of the same general responses such as “Nothing”, “It was good”. 

      If you really want to know how your child’s day was, consider asking mind provoking questions to get a conversation started about their day at school.

      • What was the best thing that happened at school today?  
      • Tell me something that made you laugh today.   
      • If you could choose, who would you like to sit by in class?
      • How did you help somebody today?  or How did somebody help you today? 
      • Tell me one thing that you learned today in math.
      • Who would you like to play with at recess that you've never played with before?
      • Parent University Link:  http://www.rsdmo.org/parentu/Pages/default.aspx


      Newsworthy Information

      Scholastic Book Fair - October 25-31     Hours     eFlyers                                      

      Come Shop at the Book Fair Reading is so much fun, You'll get Goosebumps!

      • Book Fair Kick Off - Spirit Day - Friday, October 25 

      Dress as your favorite friendly monster, Monsters Inc., Sesame Street, Muppets, and MORE!

      • Book Fair Shopping Hours:

      • Friday, October 25, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. and 5 – 8 p.m.
      • Monday, October 28, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
      • Tuesday, October 29, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
      • Wednesday, October 30, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
      • Thursday, October 31, 8 a.m. – 10 a.m.

      • Raffle Tickets $1 Students may purchase a raffle ticket for one of two book fair baskets.  There will be a picture book basket and a chapter book basket available.  Raffle tickets can be purchased throughout the book fair.  Winners will be drawn on October 31.

        • We will be selling neon bracelets for 25¢ that support our All for Books campaign.

      • Book Fair Pumpkin Decorating Contest - turned into the library October 24.  Decorate a pumpkin like a book character and you will be entered in a drawing to win a free book of your choice from the book fair. This is completely optional.  Pumpkins should be turned into the library on October 24 to be displayed.

      Fall Food Drive September 26 - October 25

      Geggie Elementary is participating in the annual Fall Food Drive for the Eureka Food Pantry.  We are collecting the following by grade:

      • Kindergarten - Cereal
      • 1st - Peanut butter/jelly
      • 2nd - Soup (Preferably with a pop top if canned)
      • 3rd - Canned meats/pastas (ex. Spaghetti O’s)
      • 4th - Hamburger Helper/Tuna Helper
      • 5th - Meat Pasta Sauce/Macaroni and Cheese  

      Home Side Champion Response Survey - October

      Rockwood Drug-Free Coalition Education Night - Tuesday, November 12, 7 p.m.


      PTO News 

      FALL FESTIVAL 

      PTO Fall Festival - Friday, October 25,  5-8 p.m. 

      The Fall Festival is a family event that features carnival games, bake sale, Trunk or Treat, face painting and much more!   

      Buy your tickets in advance and skip the line at the door, you can purchase everything you need for a spectacular Fall Festival experience!  All advance purchases will be delivered in the Thursday folders, October 24. 

      A Fall Festival armband is your all-inclusive FUN PASS!  It includes a trip through the Trunk or Treat (5 tickets), a special Balloon Artist Creation (5 tickets), Face Painting (5 tickets), and unlimited games (2-4 tickets per game) for just $20!

      To purchase advance tickets, sign up for bake sale donation, to volunteer and more  visit: www.geggiepto.membershiptoolkit.com  

      Peachjar eFlyers - Never miss an event! 


      24/7 Attendance Line: 636-733-3205


      Upcoming Events

      Geggie Spirit Day - Wear your Geggie t-shirts October 17
      District Cross Country RunOctober 19             8-11 a.m.
      Vision ScreeningOctober 23
      Book Fair Decorated Pumpkins-turned into LibraryOctober 24
      PTO Fall FestivalOctober 25               5-8 p.m.
      Book Fair Kickoff, Raffle Spirit DayOctober 25               5-8 p.m.
      Book Fair Donuts with a GrownupOctober 28               8-9 a.m. 
      Book FairOctober 28-31            Hours 
      No School-Compensation DayNovember 1
      Rockwood Drug-Free Education Night-Lafayette High November 7                 7 p.m.


      Geggie News - October 3, 2019

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      News from the Principal

      Please know that ALL Geggie mid-quarter progress reports will be sent home to parents electronically by the classroom teacher during the week of Monday, October 14. 

      We ask that you please review the progress report.  If you have questions or wish to submit a written comment, please feel free to respond to your child's teacher via email.  We appreciate your partnership and support as we communicate your child’s academic progress. 


      Newsworthy Information

      Follow us on Geggie's Facebook and Twitter     

      Please connect with us and “Like” our Facebook page and follow us on Twitter to get the latest school updates. 

       

      Family Safety and Big Truck Day - Saturday, October 5, 10 a.m.-1 p.m.

      Safety and Big Truck Day is a chance for your family to meet your Police Officers, Fire Fighters, and organizations that are available to help our community. The event is free at Legion Park- 333 Bald Hill Road. Hosted by the City of Eureka. 

      St. Louis County Police Metro and ARCH Helicopters will land at 10:30 a.m.

      Scarecrow Festival - During October

      Geggie Elementary is participating in the City of Eureka's Scarecrow Festival.   Stroll the streets of Eureka and check out the colorful, whimsical characters posing regally in front of participating businesses, churches, schools, and subdivisions.  The 140+ scarecrows will stick around, for your enjoyment, throughout the entire month of October.  VOTE... and read more on the City of Eureka's website at https://www.eurekascarecrowfestival.com/

      Fall Food Drive September 26 - October 25

      Geggie Elementary is participating in the annual Fall Food Drive for the Eureka Food Pantry.  We are collecting the following by grade:

      • Kindergarten- Cereal
      • 1st - Peanut butter/jelly
      • 2nd - Soup (Preferably with a pop top if canned)
      • 3rd - Canned meats/pastas (ex. Spaghetti O’s)
      • 4th - Hamburger Helper/Tuna Helper
      • 5th - Meat Pasta Sauce/Macaroni and Cheese

      Scholastic Book Fair - Friday, October 25 - Thursday, October 31

      We hope you can make it to the Scholastic Book Fair.  Children will be visiting the Book Fair with their classes to make a wish list and will also have the opportunity to purchase books at that time.  We need lots of volunteers for the book fair to be a success, so please consider helping out.  

      Hearing Screening - Monday, October 7 

      Hearing screenings for students are completed by specialists from Special School District.  If your child's screening results are of concern, you will be notified by Alyssa Hesser, our school nurse.

      Rockwood Wellness & Health Services - Tuesday, October 8, 3:30-5:30 p.m

      The Flu Shot Clinic at Geggie is open to the Community and Rockwood Employees.

       

      PTO News - NEVER miss an event!

      FALL FESTIVAL 

      PTO Fall Festival - Friday, October 25,  5-8 p.m. 

      This is a fun-filled family event that features carnival games, bake sale and food sale, Trunk or Treat, face painting and so much more! Costumes are not required, but encouraged.  To purchase advance tickets visit: www.geggiepto.membershiptoolkit.com   We hope you and your family will come out and enjoy the evening!

      Geggie Bakers - It is time for our annual Fall Festival Bake Sale!  

      We would love to have your donation of yummy baked goods for our Geggie friends and families to enjoy. All donations are welcome, just let us know what you would like to provide! 

      Geggie Fall Festival Trunk or Treat

      Grab your neighbor or your best friend and decorate a Spooktacular Car!  Contact Jackie Napoli at jackienapoli@gmail.com for more information.

      Peachjar eFlyers 


      24/7 Attendance Line: 636-733-3205


      Upcoming Events

      Hearing ScreeningOctober 7
      Flu Shot ClinicOctober 8             3:30- 5:30 p.m.
      Geggie Spirit Day - Wear your Geggie t-shirts  October 17
      District Cross Country RunOctober 19                   8-11 a.m.
      Vision ScreeningOctober 23
      PTO Fall FestivalOctober 25                     5-8 p.m.
      Book FairOctober 25                     5-8 p.m.
      Book FairOctober 28-31      9 a.m. - 4 p.m.


      Geggie News - September 26, 2019

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      News from the Principal

      Rockwood has always been committed to providing a safe learning environment for our students and staff. It is our first priority and something we take seriously.  While no plan can completely prevent an act of senseless violence, we have school safety plans in place that are reviewed by law enforcement authorities and practiced by all our staff.  Our school has locked external doors and one-point-of-entry visitor entrances that must be accessed through an intercom/video management system to verify guests.  We also utilize alarms, evacuation areas, parent notification systems, and maintain positive partnerships with our first responders.

      As you are aware, we currently conduct intruder drills, in addition to fire, earthquake, and tornado drills.  During intruder drills, we practice a type of lockdown that would be implemented in the event a potentially dangerous or unauthorized individual enters our school.  It is important to regularly and diligently conduct these drills in case the need would arise to go into lockdown mode.  This practice ensures the process happens quickly and adds heightened protection for our students and staff.  We are very proud of how our students perform during these class meeting discussions and practice drills. 


      Newsworthy Information

      Hearing Screening - Monday, October 7 

      Hearing screenings for students are completed by specialists from Special School District.  If your child's screening results are of concern, you will be notified by Alyssa Hesser, school nurse.

      Rockwood Wellness & Health Services Tuesday, October 8, 3:30-5:30 p.m               

      The Flu Shot Clinic at Geggie is open to the community and Rockwood employees.


      PTO News - NEVER miss an event!

      PTO Shared Event at Brookdale Farms - Wednesday, October 2, 1-6 p.m.

      Brookdale Farms is opening additional hours for Geggie friends and family to celebrate Fall. We’d love to see you there!

      Please print and present the flyer at the time of arrival in order for Geggie to receive credit.  Brookdale Farms accepts cash or checks only. 

      FALL FESTIVAL

      PTO Fall Festival - Friday, October 25, 5-8 p.m. 

      This is a fun-filled family event that features carnival games, bake sale and food sale, Trunk or Treat, face painting and so much more! Costumes are not required, but encouraged.  To purchase advance tickets visit: www.geggiepto.membershiptoolkit.com   We hope you and your family will come out and enjoy the evening!

      Geggie Bakers - It is time for our annual Fall Festival Bake Sale!  

      We would love to have your donation of yummy baked goods for our Geggie friends and families to enjoy. All donations are welcome, just let us know what you would like to provide! 

      Geggie Fall Festival Trunk or Treat

      Grab your neighbor or your best friend and decorate a Spooktacular Car!  Contact Jackie Napoli at jackienapoli@gmail.com for more information.

      Peachjar eFlyers 


      24/7 Attendance Line: 636-733-3205


      Upcoming Events

      GLAM KickoffSeptember 27                 4-6 p.m.
      Early Dismissal PD DayOctober 2                    12:55 p.m.
      PTO Shared Event Brookdale Farms October 2                       1-6 p.m.
      Custodian's Appreciation DayOctober 2
      Hearing ScreeningOctober 7
      Flu Shot ClinicOctober 8                      3:30 p.m.
      Geggie Spirit Day - Wear your Geggie t-shirtsOctober 17
      District Cross Country RunOctober 19
      Vision ScreeningOctober 23
      PTO Fall FestivalOctober 25                     5-8 p.m.
      Book FairOctober 25                     5-8 p.m.
      Book FairOctober 28-31      9 a.m. - 4 p.m.



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      Geggie News - September 19, 2019

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      News from the Principal

      Rockwood Gives Back is all about being a close, caring school community.

      We are a group of volunteers who believe we are stronger when we work together.  Our vision is to generate financial investment to support those in need in our Rockwood schools.

      Our focus includes:

      • People – Cultivating a spirit of generosity and donations.
      • Power – Connecting services to strengthen our school district.
      • Purpose – Developing a district wide culture of support for our children.

        We are just starting this new journey, but we have a history of making a difference.

      • Newsworthy Information

        Transportation Request 

        Due to a great increase in requests for students to ride home with a friend on a bus other than their own, the capacity for buses to accommodate additional students has reached its limit.  Therefore, we ask that if your child would like to have friends over after school, please make other arrangements.  As always, the safety of our students is a top priority and we thank you for your cooperation in this important matter.

        Geggie Website

        To find the most up-to-date calendar, news and information, visit the Geggie Website.

        Constitution Day September 17

        Students and staff wore Red, White and Blue to celebrate Constitution Day, which  commemorates the formation of the most influential document in American history, the United States Constitution, signed by thirty-nine brave men on September 17, 1787, recognizing all who are born in the U.S. or by naturalization, have become citizens.  This document established the framework of our government and the rights and freedoms that "We the People" enjoy today.


         

        PTO News                                                          

        Tiger CLUB

        Tiger Club is the way to support Geggie and NEVER miss an event! Choose the membership that fits your family best!  To purchase, visit www.geggiepto.membershiptoolkit.com 


         

        FALL FESTIVAL 

        The PTO Fall Festival is Friday, October 25 from 5 - 8 p.m.  This is a fun-filled family event that features carnival games, bake sale and food sale, Trunk or Treat, face painting and so much more! Costumes are not required, but encouraged.  To purchase advance tickets visit: www.geggiepto.membershiptoolkit.com 

        We hope you and your family will come out and enjoy the evening!


         

        Geggie Bakers - It is time for our annual Fall Festival Bake Sale!  

        We would love to have your donation of yummy baked goods for our Geggie friends and families to enjoy. All donations are welcome, just let us know what you would like to provide! 


         

        GEGGIE FALL FESTIVAL TRUNK OR TREAT

        Grab your neighbor or your best friend and decorate a Spooktacular Car!  Contact Jackie Napoli at jackienapoli@gmail.com for more information.


         

        PTO Shared Event at Brookdale Farms 

        Brookdale Farms is opening additional hours on Wednesday, October 2nd, 1-6 p.m., for Geggie friends and family to celebrate Fall.  We'd love to see you there!

        Please print and present the flyer at the time of arrival in order for Geggie to receive credit.  Brookdale Farms accepts cash or checks only. 

        Peachjar eFlyers 


         

        24/7 Attendance Line: 636-733-3205


        Upcoming Events

        Cross Country School RunSeptember 26                9:40 a.m.
        GLAM KickoffSeptember 27                 4-7 p.m.
        Early Dismissal PD DayOctober 2                    12:55 p.m.
        PTO Shared Event Brookdale Farms October 2                       1-6 p.m.
        Hearing ScreeningOctober 7
        Flu Shot ClinicOctober 8                     3:30 p.m.


         


      Geggie News - September 12, 2019

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      News from the Principal

      Yesterday, Geggie kindergarten students enjoyed sharing time together with Grandparents or special guests as part of Geggie's Grandparents Day.  Grandparents were invited to "walk a day in their grandchildren's shoes" by engaging in class lesson activities, participating in PE, Art, Music, and Library.  They had the pleasure of enjoying refreshments, sponsored by our PTO, and some Grandparents had breakfast in the TIGER Cafe'!  In addition, photos were taken by Inter-State Studio as a memorable keepsake.  Geggie had over 150 visiting guests spend time with us.  

      We thank you for being a part of this special and important occasion!  


      Newsworthy Information

      • Geggie students and staff will wear Red, White, and Blue in honor of:

        Patriots Day was celebrated on September 11 - Patriot Day is an annual observance on September 11 to remember those who were injured or died during the terrorist attacks in the United States on September 11, 2001. Many Americans refer Patriot Day as 9/11 or September 11.

        Constitution Day is on September 17 - Constitution Day commemorates the formation and signing of the U.S. Constitution by thirty-nine brave men on September 17, 1787, recognizing all who are born in the U.S. or by naturalization, have become citizens.

      • Lunch times are located under the "FOR PARENTS" tab on the top left of the Geggie website.
      • Student attendance is important for successful learning.  We ask for your help: please schedule doctor and dentist appointments for after-school hours, non-attendance days or during the afternoon of our Early Dismissal days.  Please remember that late arrivals and early dismissals do count against a student’s attendance.  Our instructional time is 9:09 a.m. to 3:59 p.m.
      • Geggie’s Attendance Line is 636-733-3205, please leave a message before 9:09 a.m. if your child will be late or absent.

      PTO News - Peachjar eFlyers 

      • The PTO Shared Event at Pizza Hut in Eureka is September 18.  Order from Pizza Hut and 15% of your order will be donated to Geggie. You must fill out and return the flier to Pizza Hut for your school to receive proper credit. Please mention your school when ordering.  The Pizza Hut flier has coupons. You can also order online at pizzhut.com.
      • Help Geggie PTO earn money while you shop! Shop Amazon Smile!  Geggie Elementary PTO is now listed as a charitable organization on Amazon Smile. Amazon Smile is an automatic way for you to support our school every time you shop.  And, the best part is, at no cost to you. If you shop at Amazon, simply go to  smile.amazon.com and select Geggie PTO as your charitable organization. Amazon will donate .05% of eligible purchases back to Geggie Elementary PTO. For more information about the program, go to https://org.amazon.com

      Attendance Line: 636-733-3205

      Upcoming Events

      Constitution DaySeptember 17
      PTO Shared Event at Pizza Hut  September 18
      Cross Country School RunSeptember 26                9:40 a.m.
      GLAM KickoffSeptember 27                 4-7 p.m.
      Early Dismissal PD DayOctober 2                    12:55 p.m.
      Hearing ScreeningOctober 7
      Flu Shot ClinicOctober 8                     3.:30 p.m.

       


      Geggie News - September 5, 2019

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      News from the Principal

        We ask for your continued support in the following safety procedures:

        ● All visitors are to enter only through the front doors, sign in at the office, and wear a visitor’s badge.  All parents and visitors in the school without a “visitor” badge will be asked to return to the office.  Even if we know you well, we ask that you follow this procedure for uniformity and the safety of the students.

        ● All students that arrive after the 9:09 a.m. bell must be signed in at the office by a parent or adult dropping them off in order to properly account for their attendance.

        ● If your child will be absent or late for school, please call the absentee line at 636-733-3205, this is a 24/7 line.  

        ● All students being picked up early must be signed out at the office by a parent or adult picking them up.  The student will be called to the office for dismissal.

        ● If there is a change in the transportation home, parents must send a note to the office on the day of the change.  This includes all scout meetings, student council activities and being picked up by someone other than a parent.


        Newsworthy Information

        • The library is in search of parent or grandparent volunteers. Volunteers are needed to help shelve books and assist with other small library projects. Volunteers are needed weekdays 9:30-12:00 and/or 1:00-3:00.   If you're interested in volunteering please contact presleykristina@rsdmo.org   

        • All Geggie families are invited to walk in the Eureka Days Parade on Saturday, September 7.  Please wear your Geggie t-shirts!   For more information about Eureka Days 2019, please visit the Eureka MO website 
        • Our First Early Dismissal Day is Wednesday, September 11.  Dismissal time is at 12:55 p.m.  Please remember lunch will be served to all students prior to dismissal.   Please note that we often experience transportation delays with our buses on our early release days. If you have arranged for alternative transportation on the early release day, please send a note to your child's teacher. 
        • Kindergarten Grandparents or Special Persons Day is on Early Release Day, Wednesday, September 11 from 9:10 to 11:40 a.m.  This is an exciting event for both kindergarten children and their grandparents or special persons! 

        PTO News

        • Eureka Days Parade - Saturday, September 7.  Calling all Geggie Tigers, join your friends and walk with the Geggie Float at the Eureka Days Parade!  This is not a drop-off event.  Every child must have an adult walk with them.
          • Parade Time: 11:00 a.m.  Please arrive no later than 10:45 a.m.  We will meet in the parking of The River at Eureka (previously known as Eureka United Methodist Church)
          • You may come dressed as your favorite Community Helper or wear your Geggie Spirit wear, as we parade through Central Avenue!
          • This year the theme is “Celebrate your Service"
          • You can bring a bag of candy to pass out to the crowds! (No Throwing Allowed)

        We look forward to seeing you there!

        • Box Tops for Education - It is time to send in those Box Tops!    Let's go…turn in those Box Tops!    Be sure to turn in the Box Tops in a labeled baggie or envelope with your child's grade level on it! 


        Upcoming Events

        Eureka Days ParadeSeptember 7
        Kindergarten Grandparent or Special Persons Day September 11   9:10 to 11:40 a.m.
        Early Dismissal Professional Development Day  September 11              12:55 p.m.
        GLAM KickoffSeptember 27                 4-7 p.m.


        Geggie News - August 29, 2019

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        News from the Principal

        Each day I have the amazing privilege in joining the Geggie staff as we welcome your children to school each day. We so enjoy their warm smiles and enthusiastic attitudes as they anticipate a new day! Thank you for your partnership and for sharing your children with us. We promise to care for them as if they were our own, keep them safe when they are with us and challenge them as learners to ensure they reach their true potential!

        The Emergency - Early Release Dismissal Forms are due to your child’s teacher by Wednesday, September 4. 


          • All Geggie families are invited to walk in the Eureka Days Parade on Saturday, September 7.  Please wear your Geggie t-shirts!   For more information about Eureka Days 2019, please visit the Eureka MO website 
          • 4th & 5th Grade Running Club - Once again we are offering our 4th and 5th  graders the opportunity to be a member of our Geggie Cross Country team.  The team will have a running club that will meet every Wednesday and Friday mornings at 8:15 a.m.  The club will begin meeting Wednesday, August 28 and will continue to meet through Friday, October 18.  In the event that it is raining, running club will be canceled for that morning and you will be alerted via text message.  The flyer was given to your child during PE.
          • Our First Early Dismissal Day is Wednesday, September 11.  Dismissal time is at 12:55 p.m.  Please remember lunch will be served to all students prior to dismissal.   Please note that we often experience transportation delays with our buses on our early release days. If you have arranged for alternative transportation on the early release day, please send a note to your child's teacher. 
          • Kindergarten Grandparents or Special Persons Day is on Early Release Day, Wednesday, September 11 from 9:10 to 11:40 a.m.  This is an exciting event for both kindergarten children and their grandparents or special persons! 
          • School Picture Day is Wednesday, September 4.  Order Online, EASY ordering go to https://inter-state.com/shop use Order Code 40242WA.   Paper ordering forms will be sent home August 29.  If you did not order online, please return the completed form on picture day, September 4. 
          • Health and Safety - As school is well underway, we want to take a minute to remind parents about an ever-present nuisance in the school-aged population-head lice. Although we have no reported cases currently, we do have cases reported every year at the elementary level. School nurses can check your child if they are symptomatic, but we request you regularly monitor your child to be proactive. Here’s how

          Upcoming Events

          Intake Parent Teacher ConferencesAugust 28 & 29              4-7 p.m. 
          Labor Day - No SchoolSeptember 2
          School Picture DaySeptember 4
          Kindergarten Grandparent or Special Persons Day September 11   9:10 to 11:40 a.m.
          Early Dismissal Professional Development Day  September 11              12:55 p.m


          Geggie News - August 22, 2019

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          News from the Principal                                                     

          In-Take Parent Teacher Conferences

          Please know that Rockwood has adjusted the reporting cycle to provide time for teachers to increase communication with parents about the behaviors that support academic learning during the school year.  Therefore, you will see the formal report card in January and May (the end of each semester). Report cards will be emailed to parents via the secure email link as they were in May.

          Geggie is scheduled to hold In-Take Parent/Teacher Conferences onWednesday and Thursday, August 27 and 28, from 4:00-7:00 p.m. Electron Conference Sign-up notifications have been emailed to parents by the classroom teacher.  In-Take Conferences will provide the opportunity to discuss the following areas that often impact student learning: self-awareness, self-management, social-awareness, responsible decision-making and relationship skills.  In addition, any additional parent concerns, needs for supports, and/or information can be shared with the classroom teacher in an effort to best meet the needs of your child.

          During the first and third quarter reporting periods, classroom teachers will communicate progress through mid-quarter progress reports and through ongoing teacher/parent communications.  Geggie's Spring Parent/Teacher Conferences are scheduled for Tuesday and Wednesday, March 10 and 11, from 4:00-7:00 p.m.


          CHARACTER HOME SIDE ACTIVITY

          August, 2019

          -IDENTIFYING ADULT CHAMPIONS-

          This year we will continue the District’s Character initiative to pair EVERY Rockwood Student to a caring adult who they choose and feel connected to.  

          Please discuss with your child which Geggie adults your child has a strong connection with or perhaps one they’d like to get to know better and why.  Encourage your child to consider identifying at least TWO caring Geggie adults who they feel comfortable turning to if needed.

          Then simply click onto the link to access the Home Side Champion Response Survey.  Here you will indicate your child’s CHAMPIONS by selecting their name from a drop down list. There is also a link to the Geggie staff roster to assist in identifying those Geggie CHAMPIONS.

          Identified adults will be strategically paired with your child and serve as their CHAMPION mentor throughout the year.  Our Character initiatives will provide opportunities for your child to build on their relationship with these caring adults.

          Thank you for assisting your child through this important Character Home Side activity. *To access the CHAMPION survey use this link: https://tinyurl.com/Geggie-Champions-19-20

          (please complete one survey per child) 


          Newsworthy Information

          • Lunch with Your Children - We are excited to invite parents/grandparents as lunch guests with your children.  Visiting guests are welcome to enjoy time eating with their children by sitting at the high tables or picnic tables on our patio.

          This year, we ask that visiting guests eat with their child ONLY.  This change will ensure seating for all visiting guests and prevent exclusive situations among students. Thank you for understanding.

          We look forward to having you back visiting in our school!

          • School Picture Day is Wednesday, September 4.  Order Online,EASY ordering go to https://inter-state.com/shop use Order Code 40242WA.   Paper ordering forms will be sent home August 29.  If you did not order online, please return the completed form on picture day, September 4. 

          Online Census Verification     due August 23

          Please fill out the following forms and return to your child's teacher if you did notcomplete the Online Census Verification.


          Attachment:

          CHARACTER HOME SIDE ACTIVITY 2019.pdf 

          Upcoming Events

          Forms dueAugust 23
          Intake Parent Teacher ConferencesAugust 28 & 29        4-7 p.m.     
          Labor Day - No SchoolSeptember 2
          School Picture DaySeptember 4
          Early Dismissal Professional Development Day  September 11        12:55 p.m

           


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