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Archive for October, 2011

Parent Appreciation Thanksgiving Meal

Posted by Lesa Manning on October 27, 2011

This year’s Thanksgiving dinner will be on Wednesday, November 16.  We would like to invite all parents, siblings, grandparents, aunts, and uncles to come join us for a traditional Thanksgiving menu of:

  • turkey and gravy
  • dressing
  • creamed potatoes
  • green beans
  • fruit salad
  • rolls
  • cookie
  • milk, tea, or lemonade

If you would like to join us, you may purchase a ticket for $3.50 for adult visitors and $2.75 for child visitors.

Your visitor’s tickets for the dinner must be purchased by November 3 and payment turned in to your student’s teacher in an envelope.  This deadline is important for us to be able to purchase and prepare the correct amount of food for the dinner.  Tickets will be sent home by the student the week before the dinner.

We look forward to seeing everyone.


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PTO Meeting

Posted by Lesa Manning on October 24, 2011

Want to make an impact?
The GES Parent Teacher Organization will meet Tuesday, October 25, at 6:00 p.m. in the GES cafeteria.   Tiger Tracks funding will be discussed.  Parent participation will only make GES better!!!  Your participation is important since PTO bylaws require majority parent attendance for voting purposes.  Also, classrooms earn points for each parent who attends PTO meetings.  Classroom participation points earn the winning classroom a prize party.  Please join us and represent your child(ren)’s classroom(s).

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Kidz Central Celebration

Posted by Lesa Manning on October 20, 2011

Remember the celebration at Smith County Community Playground on Saturday, October 22.

Exhibits include: Fire Safety Education (Smoke House) DTC Texting Obstacle Course Emergency Vehicles Exhibit Traffic Safety Riverview Regional Hospital Smith County Health Department Keep Smith County Beautiful

Live Music by the Community Kidz Choir, eXalt Community Teen Choir, FBC Quintets, Shannon Kemp, Jason Sanders, and the Cumberland River Blue Grass

Games: Tug-A-War, Sack Race, Hula Hoops, and more!

The family Fun Run/Walk begins at 6:00 Free Hot Dogs and Hamburgers served between 4:00 and 6:00.

Two Schools will receive $200.00 based on the school with the greatest percentage of student participation!!

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Parent Links

Posted by Lesa Manning on October 18, 2011

10 Ways to raise a successful leader:

Teaching tips on Reading Skills:

Setting your child up for success:

Ways to stop or prevent bullying:

Ideas for family activities and parenting tips:

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Read Tennessee Website

Posted by Lesa Manning on October 17, 2011

The following link is for the new website — Read Tennessee– A Common Core State Standards Resource:


This site has been developed to assist teachers, parents, and community members in improving reading achievement. Strategies to help in student learning, activities for families, and ideas for our community members to achieve our school and state goal of increasing student reading achievement.

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October Reading Connections Newsletters

Posted by Lesa Manning on October 6, 2011

Read Connections Beginner Oct. 2011

Reading Connections Intermediate Edition Oct. 2011

One of the articles in the Beginner Edition speaks about the “author’s chair”.  When I taught fifth grade, the students loved sitting in the author’s chair.  They would read a favorite poem, or I would select a student to read one of their writings for the week.  I never thought to suggest this to parents for an ‘at home’ activity.








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