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Final Weekly Update!

Is it really the last week of school?? Wow! This year has gone so quickly. I can’t believe this is the final weekly update for the year.  This week’s update includes lots of important information, so please take a few minutes to look over it carefully.

Field Day – Tuesday, June 6

  • Please make sure your child has the following items:
    • Water bottle
    • Sunscreen
    • Sack lunch
      • If you ordered a sack lunch from food service on or before May 19, it will be delivered to the stadium.
  • We will leave school just before 9:00 to walk to HHS Eagle Stadium.
  • Events begin at 9:20 with the first round of tug-of-war.
  • Lunch is at 11:45.
    • If you are planning to pick up lunch for your child, please note that the Subway at 36th and Baldwin gets VERY busy at lunch time on this day; you will want to plan ahead.
  • We arrive back at school around 2:00.

Last Day of School

  • Friday, June 9 is our last day of school
  • Students will be dismissed at 12:15.


  • If your child has a yellow safety belt at home, please make sure it gets returned to Mr. Gort this week.
  • We will be slowly but steadily been cleaning out desks and lockers. Please make sure your child is emptying his or her backpack each night to make room for the next day’s load.
  • Our classroom auction will be Thursday. Please have your kids clean out those closets of any unwanted treasures they may have. Remember, another person’s trash is a 5th-graders treasure. Any donation will make the auction more successful!

Report Cards

  • District-wide, elementary schools follow the tradition of mailing report cards out on June 16 with delivery on Monday, June 19.

Fourth and Fifth Grade District Field Day!

Field Day is Tuesday, June 7th! (rain date, Wednesday, June 8)
Parents are welcome to come and watch Field Day events. The day begins at 9:20 at Eagle Stadium with the first round of Tug-O-War.
Lunch is at 11:45-12:15
Events begin again at 12:15 and end with the Tug-O-War Finals at 1:30.
Things for your child to remember:
  • Dress for the weather 
  • Wear tennis shoes
  • Bring a water bottle
  • Put on sunscreen
  • Pack a SACK lunch
  • Wear the correct color t-shirt.  Boys/Blue, Girls/Maize
 *If you plan on attending on Tuesday and would like to join the kids for lunch and help with cleanup and crowd control, I’d appreciate it. :) 

What’s Coming Up – Week of May 16


  • Upcoming Dates for 5th Grade
  • Watch for a sack lunch order form to come home. Students have the opportunity to order a lunch from food service for our field day on June 7. Students are welcome to bring their own lunch if they wish.



  • If you plan to visit Camp Henry you are required to have a background check completed prior to May 16 and must notify your classroom teacher because the camp requires prior notice.  Background Check Link

Camp kids

Reminders for our Week

Field Day:track meet

  • Must wear tennis shoes
  • Wear sunscreen
  • You may wear a hat
  • Sweatshirt/Jacket optional for possible cool morning
  • Bring a water bottle
  • Pack a sack lunch and put GES & your name on it
  • Yes, you may carry around a drawstring backpack
  • Boys wear orange, girls wear pink
  • Starts at 9:20 with first Tug of War round
  • Lunch is at 11:45 (30 minutes)
  • Ends around 1:45 with finals for Tug of War & Relays
  • Have fun and enjoy the day!



  • Will be on Friday morning
  • Please empty those closets, toy chests, and dig through those drawers to part with any “treasures” to donate.
  • Bring in auction donation any time