Greetings Gust Community,
May at Gust Elementary is an exciting month! The first day of May kicks off with the Gust Talent Show at 6:00 p.m. Additionally, performances will also be scheduled for classes to enjoy during the school day on May 1 at 9:45 a.m. and 2:00 p.m.
Gust teachers, Carrie Hartman (ESL) and Julie Padilla (grades 4/5 Split), will be honored as Mile High Teachers the evening of May 2 in a citywide recognition ceremony hosted by Mayor Michael Hancock. Congratulations to both Ms Hartman and Ms Padilla!
On Friday, May 4, the Denver Public Schools has scheduled as Assessment Day – No School for students. The Gust staff will spend the day scoring student April Interim III tests. Students will return to school on Monday, May 7, 2012.
The Gust Family and Teacher Association (GFTA) is hosting a Family Movie Event on May 8 with a private showing of the movie, Rio. Food (hotdogs, pizza, and nachos) will be sold in the cafeteria beginning at 3:30 p.m. The movie will follow the snack sale, and begin at 4:30 p.m. in the auditorium. Come join us for a wonderful community event and enjoy the show!
The month of May at Gust also brings a favorite event – Field Day! On May 16, Grades 3-5 will have field day from 9:00 – 11:00 a.m. The afternoon of May 16 will be Field Day for ECE and Kindergarten from 1:30 – 3:30 p.m. On May 17 the 1st and 2nd Grade will have their Field Day from 1:15 – 3:15 p.m.
May 18 will be the last Early Release Day (11:30 a.m.) for ECE students.
The 5th Grade graduation ceremony is scheduled for May 24, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. in the auditorium. This is always such a wonderful celebration of the successful experiences 5th Grade students have had at Gust. Congratulations 5th Grade – the Gust Community is proud of you!
The last day for students is on May 25, 2012. Summer will begin for students at 3:30 p.m. on May 25!
For continuing families, the Gust Registration will be held as an Open House on August 8 from 8:00 – 3:00 p.m. and August 9 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 27, 2012. 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!