School Newsletter



Dolphin Newsletter


December 7th – Pizza Hut Night

December 8th -  Half Day of School in the a.m.

     Breakfast & Lunch will be served.

     Students will be released at 11:50 a.m.

     Please be prompt picking up students.

December 14th – Last day for Kansas Reading Roadmap

December 21st – End of 1st Nine Weeks & 1st Semester

December 22nd - January 5th - Winter Break No School

January 8th - Classes Resume


For the 15 days in December

Breakfast Prices are:

 Full Price - $22.50 - Reduced Price - $4.50

Lunch prices are:

Full Pay - $37.50 - Reduced Pay – 6.00

Adult & guest children lunches are $3.60 each



Parents are always welcome at Gertrude Walker Elementary school.  If you would like to volunteer in your child’s classroom or at the school please contact your child’s teacher or the school office at 620-805-7600. 



Please Be Aware

Our doors lock at 8:30 a.m.  If you are dropping your children off late please remind them that they will need to push the button outside the door to have us unlock the door.



Village Pie Sales

Thank you for your support with our Village Pie sale fund raiser.  We sold 456 pies making a profit of $2607.36.   Again thank you for your support we couldn’t have done it without you!


Gertrude Walker PTO would like to encourage all parents, grandparents and other relatives to join us.  We do not meet every month, but when we do, we plan lots of great things for our school.  Thank you for supporting our recent book fair!  Many books went into classrooms for the students to use due to purchases made during the Book Fair.  Every time we meet, we have a contest for the most parents in attendance.  The winning class or classes receive a treat of some type.    Thank you to the terrific parents that have consistently attended this year.  Great things are happening because of the added support. 

                Our fall fundraiser was Village Pies again this year.  Thank you for your support and help with this project.  We have a spring fundraiser planned, as well as movie night, Freddy’s night, and Pizza Hut nights.  We hope you will check us out at our next meeting.  It will not be until January.  Watch the newsletter and notes coming home for more information.

                Finally, if you haven’t checked out or, please consider doing so.  If you have a Dillons card it is easy to support our school by adding Gertrude Walker as your community rewards recipient.  Ask us about how to sign up.  If you shop online, please try and type in “Gertrude Walker”.  That’s all you need, then shop away. Thank you for your support!


If you are interested in attending our PTO meetings, please contact the GW office for times and dates.  We would love to have you!


 merry christmas


Student Council for 4th grade

In September the fourth grade students voted and elected a Student Council for Gertrude Walker Elementary School.  The purpose of Student Council is to promote school pride, develop team work and leadership skills, and to develop pride and commitment to the local community.  The organization will provide students of Gertrude Walker Elementary School with an opportunity to become involved in school and community activities.


Class Officers for the 2017 – 2018 school year are:

President: Johnny Garza

Vice-President: Ashley Chairez

Secretary: Eleazar Sanchez

Mr. Brager’s Class Representatives: Awnistee Washington & Jesse Longa

Mrs. Johnson’s Class Representatives: Izabel Martinez-Ramirez & Yazah Tion



Kindergarten Mrs. Billinger

Wow!  It is almost Christmas. This school year is going by too fast. Since it is cold weather time, we would like to remind you that we try to have recess outside whenever possible.  Please be sure to send coats, hats and gloves with your child.  When the weather is rainy, snowy or extremely cold, Kindergarten will dismiss from the classroom.  Parents please come to your child’s door on the patio and knock.  Thank you for allowing us to keep them as warm as possible. 

               This month we will be doing a variety of fun Christmas activities.  We will be reading, writing, and doing math activities that go along with Christmas. 

 Kindergarten classes have library once a week and it has been great to see so many students remembering to return their book.  Mrs. Villafana’s class has library on Mondays; Mrs. Billinger’s class has library on Tuesdays, and Miss Garcia’s class has library on Wednesdays.  As the holidays approach and students will be on winter break, please continue to practice naming the letters and sounds, reading and writing sight words, reading and writing sentences, identifying numbers, counting numbers and objects, writing numbers, and practice, practice, practice reading books. Have your child work on these skills at least 10 to 15 minutes a night.  We are always telling the students the more you practice the better you get at it.  Thank you for your support.  Have a wonderful Holiday Season!!!


Mrs. Billinger

Kindergarten Teacher



Now that the weather has turned colder please be sure and send your child with a coat gloves and a hat.  Please make sure and write your child’s name in the coat so that if it is lost we can return it.  Thank You


Science with Mrs. Schurle

                Gertrude Walker Science students are digging deep into the Scientific Method.  We are learning to make Scientific observations, ask Scientific questions, collect and interpret data and draw conclusions.

                To support their learning of the Scientific Method, we try engineering projects.  Kindergarten built a cage to provide shelter for an animal.  Second grade developed a monster car so every monster could attend a Monster party.  First grade will create a new plant or animal based on their study of plant and animal characteristics.  Third grade studied genetics and created an alien bug based on the parents’ traits.  If they are asking who they look like, now you know why.

                Science study is a great way to study why we are what we are and how things work.  We are having an awesome year learning all about our Earth.  Thank you for your support and encouragement of your students and what we are doing!


Theresa Schurle