Monthly Archives: September 2017

GES Family Center News

October Calendar of Events

Teach Me Tuesdays – Help Your Student Get Organized
Teach your child one of the most important skills for success.
October 3, 7:30 a.m. and October 10, 1:30 p.m.

Workshop Wednesdays – Reading Together
Reading Coach Heather Gresham will show you how to read with your child at home to improve literacy skills.
October 4, 7:30 a.m. and October 11, 1:30 p.m.

Picnic in the Park with the Admin Team
Come to a casual picnic at Gilbert Park where you can get to know the GES administration team. Lunch will be provided.
October 6, Noon – 1 p.m.

Coffee with the Counselors
Learn about how our School Counselors help children and families.
Coffee and pastries will be provided.
October 18, 7:30 a.m.

ESOL Family Meet and Greet
Meet other ESOL families and get to know our ESOL teachers. Learn what resources are available. Refreshments will be provided.
October 24, 7-8 p.m.

Lunch and Learn – Helping Your Child Succeed at School
Support your child’s education at home. Lunch will be provided.
October 27, Noon – 1 p.m.

Halloween Mystery Readers
Make Halloween extra fun! What is a Mystery Reader? The teacher knows you are coming to school to read to the class, but your child doesn’t and gets a wonderful surprise when you show up! You can even wear a (non-scary) costume! Contact your child’s teacher to make arrangements. Visit the Book Fair while you are here.
October 31

Contact Me
Kim Patterson
803-821-1610
kpatterson@lexington1.net

Meet Our Parent Liaison

Kim Patterson is our GES Parent Liaison. She works to strengthen the school’s relationship with all of our families and to promote family engagement. Family engagement is a shared responsibility in which schools are committed to reaching out to connect with families and in which families are committed to actively supporting their children’s learning and development.

How is GES connecting with you?
To find out more, go to the parent page and see what Mrs. Patterson has planned for the month of October.

Collaborative Planning/Early Release

Wednesday, September 20 will be our first collaborative planning/early release day. The students at Gilbert Elementary School will be released at 11:40. They will have had a bagged lunch before dismissal. Please be sure your child and your child’s homeroom teacher knows how your child will be going home that day. Thank you in advance for helping to making early release run smoothly.