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  • Star of the Month Lunch
     
    Congratulations, Stars of the Month!! 
     
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  •  Principal for the Day
     
    Our Principal for the Day and Assistant Principal for the Day had a busy day! They helped at Principal's Coffee, passed out snacks for STAAR testing next week, prepared and helped run Star of the Month Lunch, supervised a fire drill, and helped lead our STAAR Pep Rally! All in a day's work at GES! 
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    STAAR Pep Rally
     
    GES Stars are S.M.A.R.T., and we know they will shine on STAAR tests this spring! We had a great time at the pep rally last week. Did you know that our 3rd, 4th, and 5th graders are smarter than their teachers? 
     
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  • Star of the Month
     
    Congratulations to our Stars of the Month! 
     
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  • Scholastic Book Fair
     
    Lunch with a Loved One was a huge success! Thank you to all of the parents and grandparents for coming out to support your students and GES, and a special thank you to all our wonderful volunteers for making it all possible! If you didn't have a chance to shop our book fair, you can visit our online fair until March 11th. Items will be shipped to the school free of charge.
     
     

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  • 25 Book Challenge Midyear Celebration!
     
    Star students who read 13 or more books toward their 25 Book Challenge were recognized with a celebration. Fun was had by all! Congratulations, Star Readers!
     

     
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  •  Jump Rope for Heart Contributions
     
    WOW!!! GES Stars raised $12,923.85 during the Jump Rope for Heart campaign! What an amazing contribution to the American Heart Association and wonderful healthy living learning opportunity for our students! Thank you, GES, for your generous donations.
     
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  • Star of the Month Lunch 
     
    Grade level and MAPS teachers select one student from their homeroom class each month as the Star of the Month. Students are recognized based on their efforts to exceed expectations in one or more of the following areas: demonstrating leadership skills, demonstrating the character quality of the month, giving 100% effort toward achievement in academics and/or STAR behaviors, and/or showing kindness and compassion. Way to go, STARS! Keep up the good work!


     
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  • Technology Showcase
     
    The third annual technology showcase was a success! Our digital learners and teachers did a fantastic job sharing how technology is used as a tool to enhance learning at GES!
     

     
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  • Third Graders Get "Trapped" in Real Life Snow Globe
     
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    Third graders saw their fictional stories come to life this week, thanks to the help of the Grapevine Parks and Recreation department.

    The students wrote short stories about being trapped in a snow globe, and also created pictures to illustrate them. The Grapevine Parks and Recreation department heard about the student’s project and offered to bring over their giant, inflatable snow globe for a day. The third graders went first, recreating their stories. Over the rest of the day, the whole school got to enjoy the snow globe.
     
     
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    GES Inducts Inaugural class to New Honor Society Chapter

    GES Grapevine Elementary School (GES) has established a chapter of the National Elementary Honor Society (NEHS) to recognize their most outstanding students. 47 fourth and fifth grade students were inducted into the Grapevine Elementary NEHS during a formal ceremony on Friday, November 14.

    “Grapevine Elementary has a long history of student success and what a great way to recognize our students’ accomplishments as we celebrate our 20th year,” GES Principal Kim Blackburn said. “The inaugural chapter of the Grapevine Elementary National Elementary Honor Society is an excellent way to honor our past and look toward our future.”

    NEHS is a program of the National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP) in cooperation with the National Association of Elementary School Principals (NAESP). More than just an honor roll, NEHS also engages its members in service activities and leadership development that help strengthen the programs for all students at the school and improve life in the community.

    NASSP also sponsors the National Honor Society and National Junior Honor Society, two of the nation’s premier organizations recognizing outstanding students who demonstrate excellence in the areas of scholarship, responsibility, leadership, service, citizenship and character.

    “The National Elementary Honor Society will give our students the opportunity to develop into effective communicators, collaborative problem solvers and global citizens, which are all important areas of focus in LEAD 2021,” Blackburn said.

    A full description of the criteria for membership and the process for selection will be made available to all students, parents, and staff on the GES website. For more information about the National Elementary Honor Society, please visit www.nehs.org.

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  • ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ World of Wonder Nature Center

    Hannah Rickman and her third-grade classmates spent a recent afternoon in the sun feeling compost in their fingers, shoveling dirt and filling a flower bed to plant turnips, cucumbers, spinach and more.  The class and other students at Grapevine Elementary School are taking advantage of the new nature center garden tucked behind the school.  “It’s fun and I like that I get to actually do nature,” Hannah, 8, said as she shoveled dirt into a wheelbarrow.

    The school established the nature center — which the students call The World of Wonder — this year with the help of a $5,000 grant from the Grapevine-Colleyville Education Foundation. The idea came from Betsy Marsh, the school’s PTA’s environmental chairwoman. Read more.

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  • Rachel's Challenge
     
    The mission of Rachel’s Challenge is to create a positive culture change by starting a chain reaction of kindness and compassion. In our continued efforts to focus on the principles of Rachel’s Challenge at Grapevine Elementary, students participated in a Coin Drive for Post Elementary School in Post, Texas.

    On Sunday, September 21, approximately 470 students and 50 staff members lost their elementary campus and everything they value inside. Students are in need of supplies, at the least. The average cost of a complete set of supplies for one elementary student in Post Independent School District is $50.

    During the give back campaign, our students raised $1,375.45!  Money was collected to assist Post Elementary in restocking and rebuilding their classrooms.   Students helping students…what a powerful demonstration of kindness and compassion!
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Latest News


  • STAAR Testing
     
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     STAAR Testing
    Tuesday, April 21st -  3rd/4th Grade Math
    Wednesday, April 22nd - 3rd/4th Grade Reading & 5th Grade Science
    Campus will be closed to all visitors. 
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  • 2015 Student Success Ceremonies
     
    May 26th @ 8:00 AM - Second Grade
     
    May 27th @ 8:00 AM - First Grade
     
    May 28th @ 8:00 AM - Kindergarten
     
    June 2nd @ 8:00 AM - Third Grade
     
    June 3rd @ 8:00 AM - Fourth Grade
     
    June 4th @ 10:00 AM - Fifth Grade 
     
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  • Save the Date
     
    Kindergarten registration will be on May 4-8 from 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM or by appointment. Evening registration will be on Tuesday, May 5th from 5:30-7:00 PM.
     
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  • GCISD Celebrates Kindness Day & Rachel’s Challenge Rally

    On Wednesday, April 1, campuses across the district will celebrate GCISD Kindness Day. This is a special day to bring attention to the positive impact even a small act of kindness can make. It will also help us gear up for the Rachel’s Challenge Rally on April 18th at GHS from 8:00 – 11:00 am. Read more.

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  • GES Surpasses Pasta for Pennies Fundraising Goal!
     
    GES raised a grand total of $3098 for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society during our Pasta for Pennies campaign, which far exceeded our school goal of $2015! The GES StuCo, KC Club, and NEHS thank you for your generosity and support!
     
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    Student-Led Conferences to be held February 18th & 19th (A GCISD Learning Initiative):

     

    As part of the LEAD 2021 strategies and objectives, we are continuing to fully develop personalized learning opportunities for our students.  GCISD believes success occurs when students are involved in the goal setting process, engaged in reflective conversations, gather evidence of progress toward goals, and exposed to workforce activities.  A critical component in this process is the student-led conference.  Student-led conferences provide an opportunity for students to reflect upon their individual learning goals, success during the school year, and to provide parents with examples of learning and growth. Click here for more info.
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  •  Rachel's Challenge T-shirts and Save the Date
     
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  • Reflections Entry Advances to the State Level
     
    Kindergarten student, Insha Laikhani's Reflections Entry, One Act of Kindness, has advanced to state-level judging! This is a wonderful achievement as nearly 60,000 students participate in the program annually and less than 3% of those advance to Texas PTA. Final results will be announced on March 1 via the Texas PTA website.
     
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    Attendance News
     

    Did you know attendance is a key component of overall success in school?  Research supports the unquestionable link between attendance and student achievement. Students who attend school between 85 and 100 percent of the time pass state tests in reading and math at much higher rates than students who attend school less than 85 percent of the time.

    Here are just a few ways we encourage and recognize our GES Stars for outstanding attendance:

     

    Outstanding Class Attendance Award

    Those classrooms with outstanding student attendance (all students have 0-3 absences) will receive recognition at the end of each nine week grading period. All Outstanding Class Attendance winners will receive a few special treats from Mrs. Blackburn and Ms. Ray in addition to a congratulatory poster to display in either the classroom or the hallway outside the classroom door.

     

    The following classes were recognized as our First Nine Weeks Outstanding Class Attendance Winners:

    Mrs. Eubank                         Mrs. Worthen

    Mrs. Garcia                           Mrs. Hammonds

    Mrs. King                               Mrs. Redmon

    Mrs. Lewis                             Mrs. Curnow

    Mrs. Cox                                Mrs. Gillmen

    Mrs. Kathman                      Mrs. Hendrickson

    Mrs. Choppy

     

    Zero Tardies Drawing

    Every three weeks those individual students with zero tardies will have their names placed in a drawing for various special rewards/treats from the Zero Tardy Prize Jar. Those students whose names are drawn will have the opportunity to take part in the KGES morning program and select a reward ticket from the Zero Tardy Prize Jar.

    Rewards or treats in the jar include items such as the opportunity to be a pledge leader on the KGES morning show, a FAST coupon, sit in the teacher’s chair for the day, a late work pass, etc. 

     

    Congratulations to the following students who took part in our first Zero Tardy Drawing this school year:

    Seth Vasquez

    Trey Blackstone

    Zakaiyah Pruitt

    Nathan Boudreaux

    Kate Swisher

    Sana Ahmed

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  • Residency Verification for All Students
     
    August 11 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and August 12 from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. in the GES Cafeteria
    (PLEASE NOTE: Your child will not be placed in a class if residency is not verified)
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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
     
    Kindergarten, 10:25-10:55
    First Grade, 10:50-11:20
    Second Grade, 11:20-11:50
    Third Grade, 11:50-12:20
    Fourth Grade, 12:20-12:50
    Fifth Grade, 12:50-1:20
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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.
 
Quick Facts:
  • School Colors - Cobalt Blue & Burgundy
  • Mascot - Stars
  • Enrollment - 508
  • Year Opened - 1994
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Elementary News

  • Elementary Open House Nights
    The Elementary Open House Nights originally scheduled for Thursday, March 5, have been rescheduled as follows:
    • March 19: All schools except Bear Creek ES and Silver Lake ES
    • March 26: Bear Creek ES and Silver Lake ES 
    Please check with your elementary campus for specific times and campus-specific information.

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  • Restorative Practices Survey
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