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  • We are super proud of our very own GCISD Red Ribbon Week poster winner for first grade!  

    Insha created a beautiful poster depicting the importance of making healthy choices!

    1st Place Frist Grade Poster Winner Winning poster GCISD Winning posters

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  • Postcard Palooza

    Everyone enjoys receiving a handwritten letter or postcard in the mail. So when Ms. Stackfleth was looking for opportunities for the Global Read Aloud, she found out about the postcard project and knew it would be perfect for her 2nd graders. Teachers participating in the Amy Rosenthal author study chose to exchange postcards as a way to make a global connection. At last count, there were 37 schools participating from as nearby as Plano to as far away as Ontario, including public, private, and charter schools.

    As a class, Ms. Stackfleth's students brainstormed what should be in their postcard and then each student wrote two postcards to send out. All postcards are supposed to be mailed out by Nov. 2nd. Then, we wait to receive the postcards from the other schools so we can plot their locations on a map. This will further our understanding of maps as well as provide as provide an authentic audience for writing! The kids are so excited about this project and can’t wait to receive our first postcard in the mail!



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  • Medal of Honor Visit


    Last Friday, our fourth and fifth graders had a unique opportunity to hear from some very distinguished guests. 'Woody' Williams, a Medal of Honor recipient from his brave acts in the battle of Iwo Jima, spoke to the students about the power of their name. Gary Linfoot, a retired Army pilot, was paralyzed after he crashed his helicopter in an Iraqi desert in 2008. He showed the students how math and science can lead to amazing inventions like the exoskeleton that he uses to help him stand and walk. Staff Sgt. Chris Willingham brought retired military dog Lucca who was wounded in Afghanistan. Lucca sustained injuries as she sniffed for bombs ahead of the Marines she accompanied. Sgt. Willingham shared the message of never giving up and always doing your best, despite challenges. Lastly, Phil Vandel performed "Proud to Be an American" for the group. Each of our special guests expressed the importance of working hard and making a difference for yourself and others! Our students were quiet engaged with our speakers and were a perfect audience. It was a wonderful experience for our fourth and fifth graders and we appreciate our very own Mrs. Palmersheim for arranging it for our students. Be sure to ask your student all about the event!


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  • No Tardies Winners


    Every few weeks those students with zero tardies have their names placed in a drawing for special rewards/treats! One student from each grade level will be chosen and will win the chance to select a surprise reward ticket from the Zero Tardy Prize Jar. Congratulations to the following students who were selected at random for not being late one day during the first nine weeks of school! 


    Calvin Gentry – Dodd

    Kennedy Lara – Helms

    Traiden Harris – Stackfleth

    Luke Graves – Bradshaw

    Kaylee Ford – Curnow

    Emily Boatman - Palmersheim


    Students who would like the opportunity to be on KGES news and draw from the Zero Tardy Jar next time need to be in their classroom when the 7:45 tardy bell rings and have zero tardies in order to have your name entered into the drawing. Good luck Stars! Our next drawing will be held soon!


    no tardies winners

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  • Book Fair October 26-30

    Monster Book Fair

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  • Red Ribbon Week is October 26-30

    Red Ribbon Week is celebrated every year the last week of October. It is a nationally recognized substance abuse prevention campaign dedicated to the memory of Kiki Camerena, a Drug Enforcement Administration agent, killed in the line of duty. We honor Red Ribbon Week with a few special theme days. All GES students and staff are encouraged to participate!

    Monday, 10/26-“Saying No Keeps Me Comfy!”-Wear pajamas

    Tuesday, 10/27-“Drugs and I Don’t Mix!”-Wear mixed and matched clothing to join all of GCISD by mixing it up at lunch by sitting with someone new

    Wednesday, 10/28-“Pink Out Day”-Wear pink with all of GCISD to show support for Breast Cancer Awareness

    Thursday, 10/29-“Say ‘Howdy’ to a Drug Free Life!”-Wear your western wear

    Friday, 10/30-“Have you RED a good book lately?”-Wear red clothing or dress as a book character of your choosing

    **Reminder: Dress code must be followed on dress up days. Per our ABC’s of GES: “Shorts or skirts must allow students to be able to stand, sit and/or bend with modesty. These must be mid-thigh length when shoulders are relaxed. Shorts should be worn under skirts or dresses. Sleeveless tops must have the outside edge of the sleeve touch the outside edge of the shoulder. No revealing apparel such as halter-tops, tops with spaghetti straps, shirts that expose the midriff, or Spandex clothing is allowed.” If you are unsure if what you would like to wear is appropriate, please ask first. Thank you!


    GCISD will be sponsoring a drug prevention poster contest.

    • Posters must be on 11 x 17 paper or ½ of a poster board.

    • Submit to Mrs. Horn by Friday, October 23rd

    • Please include the student’s name, grade and homeroom on the back of the poster

    • 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners will be chosen for each grade level

    • 1st place winners will be placed in the district competition

    • District winners will be announced on Wednesday, October 28th

    GCISD is also sponsoring a Public Service Announcements competition. All entries must be submitted by Tuesday, October 27th to Please title the email “Red Ribbon PSA 2015”. Entries must be no longer that 30 seconds. Winners will be announced Thursday, October 29th. All first place district level winners will be recognized at the November school board meeting. Your campus principal and counselor will be notified. If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Horn at 817-251-5740.

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  • Welcome Gina Sharp


    Gina Sharp


    As of last Friday, we have a new face to greet you each time you visit GES! Please help us give a warm welcome to our new Administrative Assistant, Mrs. Gina Sharp. We are thrilled to have her join our front office team! Our long term substitute, Robin Robbins, will work alongside Gina to offer training the next few days. Please show Gina your grace and patience as you to check in the next few weeks to volunteer and/or eat with your student. She is a fast learner, but we know the many systems we have in place require a lot of time to master. Thanks for your continued support of the GES front office staff and your warm welcome for Gina!

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  • GES Attendance Policies
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  • Skyward Updates
    Do you need to update your student's profile in Skyward with a new address, phone number, emergency contacts, etc.?
    Fill out the Skyward Family Access: Student Information Update form and return it to the school office.
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  • Lunch Schedule 2015-2016
    Kindergarten, 10:20-10:50
    First Grade, 10:50-11:20
    Second Grade, 11:20-11:50
    Third Grade, 11:50-12:20
    Fourth Grade, 12:10-12:40
    Fifth Grade, 12:40-1:10
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  • Attendance Notes
    Please send notes regarding student absences to your child's teacher and reference the student's name in the subject line.
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Welcome to Grapevine Elementary School! Grapevine Elementary is a school community which recognizes diversity, empowers learning, encourages respect, and creates a goal-centered environment in order that our children will become contributing members of society.
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  • Year Opened - 1994
Lunch Schedule 2015-2016
Kindergarten, 10:20-10:50
First Grade, 10:50-11:20
Second Grade, 11:20-11:50
Third Grade, 11:50-12:20
Fourth Grade, 12:10-12:40
Fifth Grade, 12:40-1:10

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