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Weekly Updates and Reminders 08/27/23

Sunday, August 20, 2023 Weekly STAR Family Updates

Good afternoon Morehead STAR Family. This is Mrs. Traumuller, the proud Principal, with your updates and reminders for the week. For those new STAR members, you will receive this messaging weekly between 4 - 6 pm on Sunday. If you miss the call, it will be posted on our website under "School News" as well as on our social media outlets and GCS app.

Welcome to the 2023 - 2024 school year! We are so excited to start the new school year off with you as our partner in education! Let's begin with a HUGE thank you for an absolute fabulous Open House turn out! We had so much fun meeting all of our new STARS and welcoming our returning STARS back for a new beginning. Our school theme this year is "Morehead Elementary - where every STAR is a piece of our puzzle". As we work together this year to put all of the pieces together in the right spots, we look forward to working with you and our community!

We will begin school tomorrow at 7:20 am. As stated last week on our Connect Ed, we will have extra staff members out to help students find their classrooms and get to the right locations. Thank you for understanding the need to keep our hallways safe during a very busy arrival time. Our campus is such an open campus, the school leadership team has elected to keep this tradition as a way to ensure that our students do not feel overwhelmed the first day.

Please make sure that you have let your child (ren)'s teacher know how they are getting home in the afternoon. If we are unsure, we will reach out to you in the morning.

If you have not yet joined ClassDojo, please do so! We will use this as communication from the classroom as well as from the school. It is free and can be easily used to keep you in touch with everything that is happening at school.

Our PTA would like to remind you of their membership drive. You can go to our website and join online for just $5.25. Your support truly goes back to the children and classrooms and every membership counts. Thank you in advance.

Morehead PTA has EPI school supply packs for purchase and we are better than amazon-it can be delivered Monday morning to your child's class!

Grade level packs we have:

1 kindergarten pack

3 first grade packs

5 2nd grade packs

4 3rd grade packs

5 4/5th grade packs

All packs are $40.00!

You may pay cash, check to Morehead pta or pay online.
Please email ptamoreheadelementary@gmail.com To save your kit!

Please visit the GCS website for all directions on how to stay connected to your child's information and grades within Powerschool. GCS is asking for all parents to get connected this year in order to maintain ease of updating information and sending home reports that every parent/guardian to register for an account.

Here are directions upon how to get connected.

If your child is a bus rider, transportation is releasing the bus routes and numbers tomorrow. Please register for Here Comes the Bus to ensure that you are getting the information in a timely fashion.

This week, we are required to have two required drills within our school day. They will both be announced and you will receive a Connect Ed message letting you know how the drill went in order to support your STAR. We will go over this with the students on morning announcements. The first drill is a fire drill on Wednesday (weather permitting) and then a lock down drill on Friday. The lock down drill is a drill that we conduct to practice the even that we would have an event in our community/neighborhood that would require us to further secure our campus. If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact the school to speak with the administrative team.

That is all that I have for you. We are looking forward to seeing our STARS tomorrow. Have a great evening!