Attention USD 231 families! Parent Teacher Conferences will take place today. The schedule is below: Parent Teacher Conferences - PK-4 (2-8 p.m.), 5-12 (4-8 p.m.) As you know, we have outstanding grounds and maintenance staff. They will be treating the parking lots and sidewalks to ensure your safety arriving today. Stay warm and be safe.
It's a big week in Kansas City! The Gardner Edgerton Unified School District will be closed on Wednesday, February 5, 2020. We hope that you understand this is not a decision that was taken lightly.
Tomorrow is Donuts with Divas! (Like Muffins with Moms) 7:45-8:15 All students are welcome and can bring an aunt, mother, grandmother, etc. We hope to see you there!
No school: Friday January 17th
Come on out to the Chili/Soup Cook-off at 6-8pm! Bring your friends, neighbors, etc! Free Bingo will begin at 7pm!
Chili/Soup Cook-off/Family Bingo Night is tomorrow night, 6-8pm at Nike! Cost per bowl is $2 and allows you to sample as many soups as you would like. If soup isn't your thing, there will be a $2 meal of a hotdog/chips/drink. Sweet Mims will be there again with $1 cinnamon rolls!
Emily Baden, fourth-grade teacher at Nike Elementary, has been recognized by the Kansas State Department of Education as an outstanding first-year teacher. Dr. Randy Watson, Commissioner of Education, called to congratulate Emily on January 7, 2020. The Horizon Award is reserved for those teachers who have successfully completed their first year of teaching and have performed in such a way as to distinguish themselves as outstanding. To view highlights, click here: https://youtu.be/2Gf9q_if4Z8 For the full article, click here: KSDE Horizon Award Program
USD 231 Earns National Recognition as Blue Ribbon Affiliate The USD 231 Gardner Edgerton Parents as Teachers Program earned a prestigious endorsement from the Parents as Teachers National Center, Inc. (PATNC) On October 1, 2019, the USD 231 PAT program completed the Parents as Teachers Quality Endorsement and Improvement Process and earned the highest designation: Blue Ribbon Affiliate status. Being named a Blue Ribbon Affiliate affirms that the Gardner Edgerton PAT program is among the highest quality members of the home visitation and parent education field, implementing the evidence-based Parents as Teachers model with fidelity and quality. The program includes home visits, group connections, child screening, and connections to community resources. It equips parents with knowledge and resources to prepare their children for a stronger start in life and greater success in school. “To achieve this endorsement, our program engaged in a rigorous self-study and review process. This recognition confirms we are meeting Parents as Teachers’ standards of fidelity and quality,” said Program Coordinator Carol Vawter, “Blue Ribbon Affiliates are exemplary programs, delivering the highest quality services to children and families.” Implementation with quality and fidelity is vital in home-visiting programs as it determines a program’s effectiveness in accomplishing its original goals and intended outcomes. It also verifies that a program is being implemented as designed. Parents as Teachers’ rigorous endorsement process demonstrates an affiliate's accountability and credibility to the community, its funders, elected officials, and the partner organizations with which they work.
Reminder: Tomorrow, October 22nd is the PTO fundraiser pick up! It will be in the cafeteria from 3-7pm. Please be sure to make time to come get your things!!
PTO is kicking off their fundraiser today!! Packets will be coming home with your student! This is the biggest and most profitable fundraiser PTO has all year! More information will be sent out as the fundraiser continues! All packets are due September 9th!!
Parent Information Night is tonight!!
Reminder Nike Nation: Tomorrow night is Parent Information Night! We have three sessions, but only one is necessary for each student. The sessions will begin promptly at 5:30pm, 6pm, and 6:30pm. Hope to see you all here!!
Healthy Nurse, Healthy Students. Celebrate National School Nurse Day May 8! #SND2019 @schoolnurses #schoolnurses www.schoolnurseday.org.
Per PTO president, the PTO meeting scheduled for this evening had been cancelled.
No school Wednesday, January 30th
Reminder!!!! Tomorrow is our Donuts with Divas (7:45-8:25am) and our PTO Movie Night (7-9pm)
No School January 23rd 2019.....keep warm and stay safe!
Don't forget!! Tonight is the Chili Cook-off/Family Bingo Night!! 6-8pm at Nike! Hope to see you all there!
Today’s spirit day is Festive Socks! Don’t forget tomorrow’s: Keep warm with your head attire!!