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GISD: Make an Impact

Family Impact Nights

In Giddings ISD, the theme for the 2017-2018 school year is “Make an Impact,” and it will begin with the goal of encouraging families to foster, re-establish, or even strengthen relationships in the household. Therefore, with this mission in mind, the school will set aside one night per month in which all students in every grade level will not be assigned homework.

It is the hope that this small change in Giddings’s homework procedures will at least bring families back together during the busy week so parents can feel as though they have more time to positively impact their children. Parents, after all, provide the greatest education to their children in nearly all of the most important areas of life. Providing some quality time for parents to do just that, is a top priority of Giddings ISD. Therefore, the 3rd Wednesday of each month, beginning in October, will be “Family Impact Nights” for our school district.

Suggested Family Impact Activities:

Have a family meal (No phones or other devices; No TV; Each member of the family responsible for a part of the meal)
Participate in family movie night
Take a family walk
Play at the park
Attend church
Read together
Complete a community service project
Eat out together with no devices
Go for a drive with the radio off
Take a picnic at the park
Plan any other activity that promotes families engaging with each other in a meaningful way
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GIS News: Week of October 1, 2017

We've had a great last week of the first six-weeks of school! Time flies when you're having fun!! Thank you for all your support and encouragement throughout the six-weeks. Your child received the October Parent Calendar of events either today or will receive it on Monday. We have lots of exciting activities this month and hope to see you soon!

This week's activities:

Parent Meetings - Scheduled w/ homeroom teacher

Upcoming Events: Mark your calendars!

October 9 - 4th Grade Honor Roll Breakfast (invitations will be sent home on Wednesday, 10/4); Fundraiser starts

October 10 - 5th Grade Honor Roll Breakfast; A Honor Roll Lunches; Picture Day (invitations will be sent home on Wednesday, 10/4)

October 11 - College Shirt Day

October 12 - Homecoming Dance - 3:30 - 5:30 pm (mums can be worn to the dance and on Friday as long as any objects that make noise are taped)

October 18 - Family Impact Night - NO HOMEWORK

October 20 - PBIS Just Dance Reward

Have a great week!!
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GIS News: Week of September 3, 2017

We have had a fantastic start to this school year! Students did a great job learning and practicing expectations. They were engaged in awesome stations, interactive journals, and reading activities this week. Teachers are working to assess where our students are at and build plans for making lots of progress this year. It's going to be a great school year! We will be starting our 7 Mindsets activities this week with the first mindset, Everything is Possible. We all have big dreams for our students' academic success this year. We will be exploring our dreams during the month of September. We will send home more information each week with students about the 7 Mindsets and Everything is Possible. As part of this study, we will be creating a Dream Garden in our front flower beds. Each student is encouraged to bring a rock with a smooth surface to school during the coming week. The rocks should be no bigger than a fist.

This week's activities:

Monday - Labor Day Holiday

Tuesday - 4th Grade Word Wrangler Library Field Trip Permission Slips go home.

Thursday - Word Wrangler Author Visit during specials time.

Friday - 4th Grade Word Wrangler Library Field Trip; PBIS(Positive Behavior Intervention and Support) Extra Recess Reward; Spirit Shirt Day; Hats & Sunglasses for $1 for Attendance Rewards

Upcoming Events: Mark your calendars!

September 13 - College Shirt Day

September 18 - Progress reports go home.

September 22 - Hispanic Heritage Month Program

We appreciate your support. Feel free to contact us with any questions or concerns.

We hope everyone enjoys their Labor Day weekend!
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School Will Open at Normal Time on August 29th

Giddings ISD administration has assessed all bus routes and with cooperation of county officials has determined that it is safe to open school at the regular time on Tuesday, August 29, 2017.

We appreciate your patience during this historic weather situation and encourage you to continue to follow measures to stay safe.
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School Canceled for August 28th

Giddings ISD has canceled school for Monday, August 28, 2017 due to unsafe road conditions for our students and staff. Please continue to monitor this page, our district Facebook page, and local television and radio stations for other updates.
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GIS News: May 21, 2017

Here are this coming week's activities:

Monday: 4th Field Trip

Tuesday: All A Field Trip

Wednesday: Talent Show @ 7:45am, Staff Sliming @ 2:45pm

Thursday: Early Release @ 1:22pm; 5th Grade Recorder Concert @ 7:45am; 5th Grade Awards Assembly @ 8:30am; 4th Grade Awards Assembly @ 10:00am

We are looking forward to an awesome last week of school! We hope everyone has a safe and relaxing summer break.

Thank you for all your support throughout this school year!
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