School Newsletter

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March 2nd – Literacy Night 5:30-7:00 p.m.
March 8th – Fundraiser Due
March 8th – Pizza Hut Night

March 12th – 16th - Spring Break No School

March 28th – Report Cards Go Home

March 29th -
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.

March 30th – Spring Vacation No school

Lunch prices for the 16 days in March

               Breakfast Prices are:  Full Price - $24.00 - Reduced Price - $4.80
                    Lunch prices are: Full Pay - $40.00 - Reduced Pay - $6.40
                         Adult & Guest children lunches are $3.60 each

If you are planning on picking up homework please call 805-7600 ahead of time.  Our teachers need to have time to prepare the work.  Thank you

Gertrude Walker Spelling Bee Winners

1st place – Arian Ramirez 4th grade Mrs. Johnson  
2nd place – America Facio 3rd grade Mrs. Kopper
3rd place – Angel Villeda 4th grade Mrs. Johnson

Alternate – Leah Antoine 3rd grade Mrs. Kopper

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 805-7600.  


Student Attendance

Please remember to call the school every day your child is not here.   This is the district policy.  If we send your child home sick and they do not return the next day, you still need to call for the absence to be excused.

If you do not call in, your child’s absence is unexcused and excessive unexcused absences are required by law to be reported to the truancy officer.

If your child has an appointment during the school day, please make their time out of class as short as possible.  (Example:  If their appointment is at 10:00 a.m., they can come to school and you can pick them up and bring them back after the appointment.)  Medical appointments are excused but leaving early to go get a haircut or buy shoes, etc. is not.  This can be done outside school hours.  Thanks for your help with this.

‚Äč            Art with Miss Shiloh  

This year in Art has been so much fun! Gertrude Walker students have truly created some masterpieces. In art this year we have used many different mediums such as crayons, markers, colored pencils, pastels, water color paint, tempera paint, and model magic clay. We have studied artists such as Frida Kahlo, Vincent Van Gogh, and Giuseppe Arcimboldo. We have had a wonderful time learning about art, getting messy, and creating new and exciting things.

Please remember if you have not already paid your instructional fees you can stop by the office anytime to do so.  You can pay by cash, check, credit, or debit card.

Gertrude Walker Concerts 2018

          The Gertrude Walker Music Department will be presenting the following concerts:

                                         Kindergarten -------------------- April 16, 2018  

                                         First and Second Grade ------- April 17, 2018

                                         Third and Fourth Grade ------ May 3, 2018

Each concert begins at 6:30 PM in the gym.  Students are to be at school 6:10 PM.  Students are to wear nice concert clothes. Please, no writing or pictures on tops or shirts.  Your attendance and support is appreciated.

                                                      Musically, Mrs. Cessna

Our Counselor Terra Hill

Digital citizenship means being a good citizen online.  I teach every grade level that we need to be good citizens not just in our community in Garden City, but in our digital community too.  Students can be safe, responsible, and respectful on their computers, tablets, gaming consoles, and cell phones.  Children have safety rules about strangers in their neighborhoods and safety rules on the internet.  Kids need to be responsible about what apps and websites they access just like they are responsible about whose house they have permission to play at.  Students are respectful to other children and adults in our world, so they can treat others with respect on social media, online gaming, and text messages too.  My students and I have had a great time discussing all the fun things they do online, but also how to be safe, responsible, and respectful at the same time!  If you are looking for more information or tools about digital citizenship, is a great place to start.