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May 3rd – 3rd & 4th Grade Music Program At 6:30 p.m.

May 3rd – K-4 Enrollment 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. at GW

Bring New Kindergarten students to Enroll for the 2018-2019 (Must be 5 yrs. old on or before August 31st.)

5th grade Enrollment at Sitts or Stones for current 4th grade students 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

No Kindergarten Classes will be held on Enrollment Day May 3rd

May 7th – 4th Grade to tour Bernadine Sitts Intermediate Center at 12:30

May 11th – PTO Meeting

May 11th – Kindergarten to Garden Bowl 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

May 17th – Kindergarten to Scout Park 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

May 21st – 1st Grade to Scout Park 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

May 22nd – End of Year Fun Day

May 23rd – 2nd Grade to Scout Park

May 24th – Awards assembly at 9:00 a.m.

May 24th – Last Day of School – Half Day of School in the a.m.

•          Breakfast WILL be served. Lunch WILL NOT be served.

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

•          Please be prompt picking up students.

June 4th – First day of KRR Summer School

June 29th – Last Day of KRR Summer School

All Fees need to be paid and library books need to be returned or paid for by the last day of school, May 24th.




Lunch prices for the 18 days in May

Breakfast Full pay $27.00 Reduced $5.40

Lunch Full pay $45.00, Reduced pay $7.20

We have extra class pictures in the office for sale, $7.00 each; call us to see if your child’s class is available.The GW PTO provides a hot dog lunch for all GW students only on May 23rd. No parent lunches will be able to be called in on this day.

Enrollment Day – Thursday May 3rd  

 All enrollment forms need to be completely filled out and returned to Gertrude Walker by May 3rd.  We will make any changes needed on the computer and if your boundary is not Gertrude Walker we will send the form to your boundary school.

 Parents of kindergarteners for 2018-19 need to come to Gertrude Walker May 3rd between 8:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. to enroll their child.  Children who will attain the age of five on or before August 31, 2018 are eligible to enroll in kindergarten for the 2018-19 school year. Parents need to bring their incoming kindergarten student with them to the enrollment process, as well as birth certificate and immunization records.  The child will participate in a number of activities to help determine school readiness.  The screening will take approximately one hour.

Kindergarten students must be enrolled in their neighborhood school according to USD 457 school boundaries.

 Parents will receive essential information regarding academic and behavior expectations from the kindergarten teachers.  They will also receive information helping their child in their learning development at home.

Anyone making an address change will need to fill out an address change form and provide proof of new address such as a utility bill with your name on it.  We cannot change anyone’s address without this proof.

 Fourth graders going to the fifth grade next year will need to go to Bernadine Sitts, Charles Stones Intermediate Centers, or Abe Hubert Elementary to enroll.  Please remember to take your preprinted form to the school that is listed on the form when enrolling.

If your child will not attend #USD 457 schools next year, please call the office (805-7600) and let us know.  We will need to know where your child will be attending next year.

Thank you so much for your support during our music programs this year.  I have really enjoyed working with your children and look forward to next year’s programs.     


                                    Mrs. Cessna
2nd Grade with Ms. Wilson

It’s hard to believe how quickly this year has gone.  Second grade has been very busy.  In math, we have been working on solving addition and subtraction problems using different strategies and using RDW strategies for problem solving. In reading, we have been working on reading with fluency, retelling stories, and using the RACE strategy to write answers.  

   I wish all our second graders a safe, fun summer! Parents please continue to have your child read to you throughout the summer and practice telling time and counting money. I encourage you to take advantage of the summer reading program at the Finney County Public Library.

The Resource Room with Miss Bendert

 Wow it is May already! We have had lots of fun this year in the resource room. Student’s come in small groups to learn and practice Social and Emotional skills, reading strategies, Math strategies, and Writing skills. This year we have used exciting programs like Superflex, Reading Milestones and Rave-o. We have also worked hard on Math problem solving using the UPSCheck strategy and determining problem types. I am excited for the growth this year has brought and I can’t wait to see all the smiling faces back next fall.

Thank you

 Lauren Bendert

Gertrude Walker

Special Education

Remember This Summer to Be Safe in the Sun

 Sun UV rays are most harmful during midday; try to plan indoor activities then or seek shade under a tree, umbrella, or a pop-up tent. Use these options to prevent sunburn, not to seek relief once it’s happened. Clothing that covers your child’s skin helps protect against UV rays. Hats that shade the face, scalp, ears, and neck are easy to use and give great protection. Caps are popular among kids but they don’t protect their ears and neck, be sure to protect exposed areas with sunscreen.
Sunglasses -
Look for sunglasses that wrap around and block as close to 100% of both UVA and UVB rays as possible. Use Sun Protection Factor (SPF) of 15 or higher with both UVA and UVB protection. For most effective protection, apply sunscreen generously 30 minutes before going outdoors. Take sunscreen with you to reapply during the day. This applies to “waterproof” and “water resistant” products also. Remember Sunscreen reduces damage from UV radiation, it doesn’t eliminate it.

Have A Great Summer from Your School Nurse

We would like to give a big Thank You to Dillons East for all their donations throughout the school year!

First day of school for the 2018-2019 school year is August 14th, 2018.


Have a GREAT Summer!  Stay Safe and Remember to READ!