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Gator Gazette Volume 2 Issue 4

The Christmas season is my favorite time of the year. I love looking at the Christmas lights and watching Christmas movies. Our television is always set on the Hallmark channel as we are constantly watching Christmas movies. My family tries to figure out the plot of the movie at the very beginning; we try to connect the dots. The meaning behind every Hallmark movie is hope. Hope is one of my favorite words. The definition of hope is a feeling of expectation and desire for a certain thing to happen. The month of December is about hope. I once had a mentor that would constantly tell me, “You always have a chance of being successful if you have hope”. I replay those words in my mind every day.

Each month at GES, we have a character word we share with the students. This month’s character word is generosity. As we leave the month of gratitude (November) and enter the month of generosity (December), please be mindful of helping others that you come in contact with during the Christmas season. A little generosity might be all some people need to find hope. During the month of December, my goal is to show others generosity and hopefully show them there is hope in the world. At times, especially now in the time of the COVID-19 pandemic, the world we live in can be a painful place and some will feel hopeless. Let’s be an example for our students so they may see us being a bright light in a dark world.

We hope each student and guardian will have a wonderful Christmas break. Thank you for your support during the first half of the school year.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
You better watch out. You better not pout. You better not cry, I'm telling you why. Santa Claus is coming to town!
Cohort A Students
Cohort B Students

Dates to Know

  • Dec 19 - Jan 10 Christmas Holiday Break
  • Jan 11 Students Return to School
  • Jan 15 PBIS Hat Day Fundraiser $1
  • Jan 15 Gilbert Spelling Bee for 4th and 5th Graders
  • Jan 18 MLK Holiday - No School
  • Jan 25-29 MAP Testing for Students
  • Feb 4 Virtual Family Data Night
  • Feb 5 Walker County Spelling Bee
  • Feb 12 Teacher In-Service Day - No School
  • Feb 15-16 Winter Break

Credits:

Created with images by PublicDomainPictures - "christmas bauble red ball" • Wokandapix - "hope word letters" • BiljaST - "merry christmas merry christmas"