Greetings Gust Community! I want to begin by congratulating the 2013 Mile High Scholars:
Jaelyn Mendez Lopez – 1st Grade
Oscar Rodriguez, 2nd Grade
Adair Perez Bardales, 3rd Grade
Ana Salazar Chavez, 4th Grade
Kai Padilla-Smith, 5th Grade
The award is given to students who exemplify leadership, respect and peer support. “This program instills a sense of pride in the students’ achievements and their contributions to their school community,” Mayor Hancock said. “The students who are recognized as Mile High Scholars demonstrate the leadership skills and compassion required to compete and succeed. This generation will ensure the long-term vitality of our great city. We are honored to recognize them for their accomplishments.”
These students have received certificate packages that include a congratulatory letter from the Mayor, a Mile High Scholar Certificate, a bumper sticker, and several tickets to various cultural organizations and sporting teams!
Spring weather is finally arriving with the month of May! May kicks off with a school-wide celebration of teachers with the Teacher Appreciation Week, May 6 – May 10. The Gust Family and Teacher Association (GFTA) will be honoring teachers with a staff luncheon on Wednesday, May 8, 2013. Be sure to share your appreciation for your child’s teachers during this nationally designated week!
On May 9, the GFTA will be sponsoring a Craft Sale in the main halls of Gust beginning at 5:30 p.m. This Craft Sale will coincide with the Gust Family Science Night with pizza served in the cafeteria beginning at 5:30 p.m., and the science event following from 6:00 – 7:00 p.m.
May 10 will be the last Early Release Day for ECE. Please make arrangements to pick-up your three or four-year-old ECE students at 11:30 a.m. on May 10, 2013.
The Gust Field Days are in May! On May 14, Kindergarten, 1st, and 2nd grades will participate in Field Day from 9:00 – 11:00 a.m. On May 15 the 3rd, 4th, and 5th Grade students will enjoy Field Day from 9:00 – 11:00 a.m. Join us to cheer on each of our baseball themed classroom teams!
May 17, 2013 is an Assessment Day so there will be no school for students. Teachers will spend the day scoring student Interim Assessments administered on April 30 and May 1, 2013.
May 24 will bring Gust’s Science Fair from 9:30 – 11:00. Students will present their inquiry-based projects to peers, staff, and community.
The last day for students is June 4, 2013. This day will also be the day that we celebrate our departing 5th Grade. The 5th Grade Ceremony will begin at 2:00 p.m. on June 4. Join us for this special celebratory event and the choreographed 5th Grade musical presentation!
For continuing families, the Gust Registration will be held as an Open House on August 7 and 8, 2013. On August 7 from 8:00 – 3:00 p.m. and August 8 from 12:00 to 6:00 p.m. Please plan on attending one of the registration sessions in order to receive important information and to secure your student’s assignment at Gust. The first day for students will be on August 26, 2013. All students previously registered will be assigned a homeroom and have a teacher looking for their smiling face on the first day, so make sure to come in and get all of the paperwork completed prior to the official first day of school! With that, I leave you all with best wishes for a safe and fun-filled summer, and look forward to greeting all of you again in August!
Jamie Roybal, Principal