FALL FESTIVAL - October 21 (Saturday).  4:00-7:00.  WRISTBANDS ON SALE FRIDAY BEFORE AND AFTER SCHOOL!!

Gerard Elementary School

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Principal's Message

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ADDRESS:                                               Principal - Tracy White
Gerard Elementary                                 Assistant Principal - Rena Jones
1212 S. Hyde Park                                  Counselor - Kent Gabrielson
Cleburne, Texas                                 

Office Phone: 817-202-2130                 Fax:  817-202-1485

School Hours:  Doors open at 7:30 AM. 
Tardy Bell - 8:00 AM                       Dismissal Bell - 3:30 PM
No student can be checked out after 3:00 PM

School Secretary - Mikki Byford
Receptionist - Maci Morton
Nurse - Bonnie Davis
Nurse's Aide -  Ofelia Saldago
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For alphabetical listing and/or e-mails see "STAFF DIRECTORY"




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News & Announcements

OCTOBER ACTIVITIES

Grizzly Families,
Mark your calendars! We have so many fun events coming up this month!
Yesterday we had our 1st six weeks Principal’s Perfect Attendance Party. Students had a great time eating Kona Ice, hula-hooping, and dancing to music under the gazebo.
Big Kahuna fundraiser has started! All money and forms due on 10/13.
Side by Side with Ingleside! This week we are holding a dollar drive to raise money for Ingleside ISD. Gerard Elementary along with Irving Elementary is partnering with Blaschke-Sheldon Elementary school in Ingleside ISD. The money raised will be used to help in recovering from damages caused by Hurricane Harvey. We will be accepting contributions all week. All donations appreciated! Their school colors are blue and white, like our Grizzlies! We will wear our blue and white on Friday. Teachers will be taking classroom pictures for us to send with notes/pictures to the students of Blaschke-Sheldon showing our support!

Thursday, October 5th – Picture Day!!
Friday, October 6th – “Side by Side with Ingleside”, wear your blue and white!
Monday, October 9th – No school
Tuesday, October 10th – PTA meeting in the library at 6:30
Thursday, October 12th – “Back the Blue”, all law enforcement are invited for pastries and juice from 7:15 am-8:30 am.
Thursday, October 12th – Open House, 5:45-6:45 pm, Ribbon cutting for new Gym floor, 6:45 pm. Thank you PTA for our new Gym floor, it is beautiful!!
Friday, October 13th – Big Kahuna fundraiser forms and money due.
Tuesday, October 17th – First grade field trip to Mainstay Farms.
Saturday, October 21st, 4:00-7:00 pm – PTA Fall Festival!! Please like the Gerard PTA facebook page for updates!
Monday, October 23rd – October 27th – Homecoming week, refer to calendar for dress up days.
Thursday, October 26th, 6:00 pm – Homecoming Parade
Friday, October 27th – Homecoming, wear your Black and Gold!
Tuesday, October 31st – Second grade field trip to Mainstay Farms.

If you have any questions regarding upcoming events please contact your teacher or call the school.
Happy October!
Ms. White

Grizzly Families,

Our Grizzlies have settled into the 2017-2018 school year and we are off and running! Tomorrow your students will bring home the September school calendar. This is what we have coming up:

Monday, 9/4/17 – Labor Day Holiday
Tuesday, 9/5/17, 5:30 – Elementary night at CHS Volleyball games
Wednesday, 9/6/17, 6:00 – 1st, 2nd, 3rd, grade Parent information/Title 1 meeting
Thursday, 9/7/17, 6:00 – 4th, 5th, grade Parent information/Title 1 meeting
Thursday, 9/7/17 – Progress reports
Monday, 9/25/17 – Beginning of 2nd six weeks
Thursday, 9/28/17 – Report cards
Friday, 9/29/17 – First Six Weeks Awards Assembly by grade level

PTA has purchased a new gym floor, once it is installed we will have a Ribbon Cutting and our Open House. Please check your student’s weekly newsletter for additional September events.

Enjoy your long weekend!
Ms. White

District Notifications Relating to Inclemement Weather

In the event that weather conditions are severe enough to delay or prevent the opening of schools, announcements will be released from CISD administration through the Skyward Family Access and School Reach notification systems, posted on the CISD website homepage and on District social media. DFW media outlets will also notified.
Decisions regarding delayed starts/closings are made no later than 6 a.m. on the day in question.

Texas Education Agency Names Gerard Elementary a High-Progress Title I Campus

Gerard Elementary is one of 218 schools statewide recognized by the
Texas Education Agency for its efforts and success in closing the performance
gap in reading and math. Gerard was named a 2014-15 High-Progress
Title I School, based on its 2014 STAAR scores in the reading and math
assessments. As a High-Progress School, Gerard placed in the Top 25
percent in annual improvement/demonstrating the ability to close performance
gaps. Gerard was one of two Johnson County schools to receive this recognition.

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