Author Archives: Tricia W Wells

Greensteps Program at GES

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During the 2013-14 School Year, our EAGLES students conducted a project to promote eating fruits and vegetables. They displayed pictures around the school of our school nurse pointing her finger and telling students to eat their fruits and vegetables. Also, during all lunches, students were asked to separate their leftover foods from their paper trash. Click here to see the short video they made:  EAGLES Fruits and Vegetables Video

During Earth Week, two third grade students in Mrs. VanPatten’s class presented information regarding the trash that Americans and South Carolinians generate. Click here to see their video.

GES Students participated in the annual Rethink Contest sponsored by Sonoco Recycling in Columbia. The winners of the contest attended a function at the zoo to celebrate their creativity. Click here to see the winners.

GES is conducting a yearlong recycling fundraiser.

There’s nothing to buy. We are simply asking you to protect the environment by donating your used consumer electronics: cell phones, digital cameras, radar detectors, laptop computers, digital video cameras, electronic book readers. Your used items may be tax deductible and will be recycled in accordance with EPA regulations. One hundred percent of the proceeds will help fund Gilbert Elementary.

We also collect clothing and shoes. These are donated to needy families if they are in good condition, or they are recycled if they are of poor quality. We accept donations of all kinds and in all conditions. Items include: clothing, shoes, belts, purses, sheets, linens, etc.  Keeping unnecessary items from the landfill and helping to fund projects for our students is a “WIN-WIN” for everyone! Please place your bags of recycled clothes/shoes in the large box at the “recycling station” located under the front stairwell near the office. There are bins in the same location for electronics and inkjet cartridges. Thank you for helping our recycling efforts!


Lost and Found

Please be sure your child’s name is written inside any article of clothing that they might remove during recess. We try our best to get these back to the rightful owner, but most found items do not contain a name and this makes that task difficult. The Lost and Found closet is located in the 700 building near the cafeteria. Recently, jackets were put on display in the hallway leading to the cafeteria. Tell your child to look at the jackets hanging there to see if one belongs to him or her.

Guidance News

Our guidance counselors are busy learning and leading your children. If you need to contact a counselor, please contact the counselor who is assigned to your child’s class.

Mrs. Ginger McCullar is working with all 5th grade classes. She is also working with the following fourth grade classes: Brunson, Clamp, Kyzer, Miller, and Weymouth.

Mrs. Edie Burritt is working with all 3rd grade classes. She is also working with the following fourth grade classes: Gibbons, Johansson, S. Moore, and Oswald.


Medication Policy

If your child will need medication at school during the 2013-2014 school year, please note that The South Carolina DHEC policy for prescription and non-prescription  medications administered in the schools requires a physician signature in addition to a parent signature on the “State Medication Permission Form . You can print this form by going to the “For Parents” link at the top of this page, scroll down to and click on “Medication Consent Forms,” or  you may pick up a form from the school.Please remember that medication given at school MUST be provided to the school in the original labeled container.