•  All About Darla Helms
    Darla Helms
    Mrs. Helms when she
    was in first grade.
     Phone Number- 817-251-5735                         Helms
    Planning Period - 12:40 - 1:30                             Mrs. Helms as a first
         darla.helms@gcisd.net                                  grade teacher.
             @GESHelms
            #gesshineon 
                                                                   
     
     
     
    Dear Parents,
          Welcome to first grade!  I am looking forward to working with you and your child this year on our first grade journey.  I can't wait to see where this year will take each of us.
             I would like to tell you a little about myself.  I was born and raised here in Grapevine and am proud to call it my home.  I started teaching at Timberline Elementary in  1983 and came to Grapevine Elementary when it opened in 1994.  I have taught third as well as first grade here in GCISD.   My husband, Jacky, and I have been married for 28 years.  We have a beautiful daughter, Rachel, that graduated from Midwestern State University in Wichita Falls. Rachel works for East Dallas Veterinary Clinic as their social media and business manager.  She resides here in Grapevine  as well.  We round out our family with Bojangles, our 4 year old lab mix and Quinn, our 5 year old terrier mix. They keep things exciting at our house all the time!
          As a parent I understand many of the feelings you might be having about your child and school.  It is a very exciting time, and you will see great growth during  your child's first grade year.  It always amazes me to look back at the end of the year and share where your child began in August and where he/she ended in June.  That is why I love first grade!  Please know that I am always here to answer questions and concerns.  Know that my door is always open to you.  Once again, welcome to first grade.  It is going to be a fantastic year!
     
    Sincerely,
    Darla Helms
     

                             

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Last Modified on August 16, 2017