Monday, December 28, 2015

Managing Your Child's Health Issues at School

If a student has a health issue, it is absolutely essential that families and schools work together as a team.  Each month, the National Association of Elementary School Principals publishes its Report to Parents.  This month's Report to Parents, "Managing Your Child's Health Issues at School", offers families important strategies to advocate for their child's health.

Friday, December 18, 2015

Happy Holidays

On behalf of the Gary D. Wright Elementary School Staff, I would like to wish all of our Wildcat Families a safe, warm, and relaxing Winter Break!  Happy Holidays!

Friday, December 11, 2015

Holiday Hoopla

Thank you to the GDW PTO and Staff for organizing our first-ever Holiday Hoopla!  Throughout the evening, over 800 members of our Wildcat Learning Community enjoyed shopping at the Holiday Store, visiting Santa, listening to the GDW Choir perform, and engaging in a variety of holiday activities!  We hope everyone had a fun-filled time kicking off the holidays with family and friends!

Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Culver's Night

I'd like to take this opportunity to thank the GDW PTO for organizing this evening's Culver's Night. Also, thanks to our Fourth and Fifth Grade Volunteers (and their parents) for working shifts throughout the evening, the Wildcat Learning Community for coming out to support this event, and the Huntley Culver's for providing us with this opportunity.  Whether you volunteered, dined-in, carried-out, or drove through, we appreciate your involvement and support!  I hope you enjoyed the evening as much as I did!  Culver's will be donating 20% of the evening's sales to the GDW PTO, which equates to $1,142.94!

Friday, December 4, 2015

Setting Goals

The middle of the school year is a great time for families to check in with students on goals. Setting academic and personal goals helps motivate, energize, and focus students, and it is a valuable skill that will benefit learners throughout their lives.  Each month, the National Association of Elementary School Principals publishes its Report to Parents.  This month's issue of Report to Parents, "Setting Goals", will assist families in helping students set and achieve goals.