Open House

posted May 15, 2019, 11:09 AM by Joyce Che

Open House is next Thursday, 5/23, from 6-7pm. Please come and see some of the things we have done this year. Your child has a lot to show you! Hope to see you here!

CaASPP Testing

posted Apr 24, 2019, 9:44 AM by Joyce Che

We will be doing our CaASPP Testing the next 2 weeks-- first math and then ELA. Please do not schedule any appointments during the school day during this time and make sure students get enough sleep!

Spring Photos

posted Mar 21, 2019, 12:29 PM by Joyce Che

Our school photographer will be here on Friday, March 29th to take spring portraits. This is a good opportunity for students to take a fun photo that is less formal than the fall portrait. An order form was sent home with students. If you would like to pay online, go to and use event code "GARS19" Only students who bring in a completed order form on Friday will have their portrait taken.

Happy Holidays!

posted Dec 19, 2018, 2:43 PM by Joyce Che

Happy holiday season! Thank you all for your generosity and warm wishes this week! I'm thankful to have such supportive students and parents in our community! Whether or not you are celebrating a holiday at this time of year, I hope you and your family get to spend some relaxing time together over the next couple of weeks. I believe the best gift to give is the gift of time!

School resumes on Monday, January 7, 2019. See you next year!

Student Picture Day

posted Oct 25, 2018, 3:21 PM by Joyce Che

Student Picture Day is on Friday, 10/26. All students will have their picture taken for school record purposes. If you are interested in purchasing a picture package, ordering choices went home last week. Please send it back on picture day. Visit for more information or to order using event code GAR18.

Goal-setting Conferences

posted Sep 19, 2018, 11:53 AM by Joyce Che

Goal setting conferences are coming up from October 4th - 12th. We (parent, teacher, and child) will meet to discuss the child's strengths and to set goals for this year. The school day will be shortened to provide for conference time. Students will attend school from 8am - 12:40pm (school lunch will be served at 11:45am). More information about conferences can be found in the school newsletter.

The link to sign up for a time will be sent via email and written in your child's planner. Please sign up for a conference time by Monday, 10/1. Anyone who has not signed up by that day will be assigned a time. Thank you and I look forward to meeting all parents during conferences!

FREE National Park Pass

posted Aug 30, 2018, 3:06 PM by Joyce Che

Did you know that fourth graders can get a FREE pass to enter all of our nation's great National Parks? Looking for something fun and free to do as a family over a school break? Visit for more information and to plan your trip now!

Back-to-School Night

posted Aug 28, 2018, 2:45 PM by Joyce Che

Just a reminder that Back-to-School Night is this Wednesday, 8/29. Grades K-2 parents are in the classroom from 6pm-6:45pm, all parents are in the GLC from 6:45-7pm, and grades 3-5 parents are in the classroom from 7-7:45pm. If you are unable to attend, I will post my presentation on my website by the end of the week.

Enrollment Card

posted Aug 23, 2018, 3:50 PM by Joyce Che

In this week's Thursday Gator folder is a white health/enrollment card. Attached to it is a green paper with directions on completing the card. Make sure to check ALL parts of the card, especially where there are choices of "yes" or "no". PARENT SIGNATURE IS REQUIRED on the bottom (where highlighted). Thank you for making sure that this card, as well as the many important papers that are sent home, get returned to me promptly!

Welcome to the 2018-2019 school year!

posted Aug 13, 2018, 4:39 PM by Joyce Che

Welcome to the 2018-2019 school year! It's going to be another great year!

Please read through the "Back-to-School" section of the website to become familiar with the upcoming school year. The purple cover sheet sent home on the first day of school should be completed and returned to school by Friday, August 24th. Please contact me if you have any questions.

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