Gator Gazette Volume 3 Issue 1

September 2021

Welcome back to school! We are gearing up for an amazing school year. And while it may not look like years in the past, we will all work together to make it amazing. One thing I have learned about children in my 24 years in education (and 21 years of being a mom) is that they are resilient and will adapt.

Let me introduce myself. My name is Dr. Suzie Henderson and I am the new Assistant Principal at Gilbert Elementary School. This is my first year in Walker County and my 25th year in education. I previously served in Floyd County for 24 years. I have 3 children who are all in college; twin sons who are 21 and a daughter who is 18. My husband is a coach and teacher in Floyd County at Armuchee High School. I am so excited for the opportunity to serve in Walker County at Gilbert Elementary. I knew the first time I walked into Gilbert that it was a great school with great people. I have enjoyed meeting many of you and look forward to getting to know you all better.

We have spent the first couple of weeks of school getting to know your children, teaching routines and procedures and assessing present levels of performance. As a newcomer I want to be the first to tell you that you have the most amazing and kind children. They have smiles on their faces and say “Good Morning” every day. Our focus moving forward will be to use every minute intentionally to ensure students are learning and growing.

Please do not hesitate to reach out if you have any questions or concerns. Thank you for trusting us with your children each and every day.

September 10th Deadline

Remember Gilbert T-shirts are on sale now through September 10th! They are $12 each for sizes YS – YXL and AS – AXL. Larger sizes and long-sleeved shirts are a little more. See the order form for details.. Get your order in before the deadline!

Krispy Kreme Doughnut Sale

It’s doughnut time at Gilbert Elementary! We are selling Krispy Kreme Doughnut vouchers beginning September 20th and running through October 4th. Each voucher is $10. It is good for one dozen original glazed doughnuts. Yummy! Ask your family, friends, and neighbors. Have mom and dad ask their work friends. Help us raise money for our School!

Congratulations to our August Gators of the Month for being RESPECTFUL!

  • Kaylee Renfro - Pre-Kindergarten
  • Keeleigh Mosely - Kindergarten
  • Brantley Hatton - 1st Grade
  • Gunner Phillips - 2nd Grade
  • Bristol Peterson - 3rd Grade
  • Roxann Foster - 4th Grade
  • Mason Milbourn - 5th Grade

Our overall winner for Gator of the Month and winner of the prize pack was Brantley Hatton. Congratulations!

Dates to Know

  • September 10 - Last day to order Gilbert T-shirts
  • September 20 - Gilbert Fundraiser Begins
  • October 4 - Last Day to turn in Krispy Kreme Fundraiser
  • October 5 - Fall Portrait Day
  • October 8 - PBIS Field Day
  • October 11-15 - Fall Break


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