IMPORTANT DATES - December  2017

Important Dates for December  2017

December 5 - Family Math Night and Title 1 Night  
Potluck at 5:30 p.m.
6:00-7:00 p.m. Classrooms

December 8 - NO SCHOOL
Staff Day Only

December 18 - Multico Program at 8:45 a.m.

Winter Break - December 22nd- January 2nd  NO School 

Important Dates for
January 2018

January 3 - School Resumes

January 9 - GEPTO Meeting at 6:00 p.m.  All parents are invited to attend.  

January 10 - Spelling Bee for 4th and 5th grades.  1:45 p.m. All Purpose Room at Gompers

January 19 - Early Release at 11:35 a.m.

January 19 - GEPTO "Game Night" at Gompers

January 21 - GEPTO Fundraiser at Red Robin.  Dine in or Dine out.  


QUICK LINKS

Dismissal Times:
Mondays at 1:55 p.m. and 
T-F at 3:27 p.m.  

Important Numbers

Gompers Office - 204-4520
Health Office - 204-44383
Badger Bus - 298-5471
For Spanish (Angie) - 204-4554



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Dear Gompers Families,

We would like to say "thank you" to all parents for attending the parent teachers conferences in November!  We had 95% of our parents attend conferences.  Thank you for supporting our students, teachers and community!  

Also, thank you to our GEPTO members for all they have done for our students and staff this year!  You are an awesome group of parents for our school and community.  

We hope you are all able to join us for  our math night and potluck next Tuesday from 5:30 - 7:00.  Please bring food to share and enjoy learning about our new Bridges math curriculum.    

As a staff we look forward to helping your child's continued learning in 2018.  

Have a restful and fun winter break.  Enjoy being together with family and friends.

Thank you all for your collaboration and support.  

Kindly,
 
Jackie Smith
Principal
Parents,
We have early release days and no school days coming up soon.  Please check our calendar and mark your calendar.  Thank you!  

GOMPERS SAFE ARRIVAL
Parents Please Read
Safe Arrival Phone Number: 204-4522
 
Please call this number by 8:30am when your child will be absent or tardy.

Parents - please remember: The best way to ensure that your child is correctly marked for an absence is to call the Safe Arrival phone number directly. Other messages and notes may not be relayed to the correct person for record keeping. Thank you!

Use our online form to report your child absent from school. You are welcome to continue using our Safe Arrival / Attendance Line phone number if you'd prefer. The online form is simply an additional option for attendance reporting. LEARN MORE

IMAGINATION LIBRARY
United Way of Dane County is launching the  Imagination Library, you may have seen the article this weekend by Simpson Street Free Press.  Families with children ages 0-5 can now sign up to get a book mailed to their home every month until the child turns age 5!  FREE!  Get free books delivered to your homes - all it takes is entering your address and answering a few questions to get enrolled.

MUNCH will be at the following neighborhoods on Saturdays, Sundays and other non-school days:
FREE lunch on all non-school days! 
Site Locations                           Times          
Oak Park Terrace 11:20 - 11:35 am   
Ridgecrest 11:40 - 11:55 am
Vera Ct. (in front of 714 Vera Ct.)    12:00 - 12:15 pm
Woodland Park 12:20 - 12:35 pm
Brentwood (on Trailsway) 12:40 - 12:55 pm
Packers Townhouses 1:00 - 1:15 pm
Northport Apartments 1:20- 1:35 pm
Kipling Dr. (corner of Scott Dr.) 1:40 - 1:55 pm 
For any questions, comments or volunteer opportunities, please contact the MUNCH staff at:
(608) 442-8815
FAMILY MATH NIGHT ON TUESDAY, DECEMBER 5
Learn more about Bridges/Number Corner, our new math curriculum, at Family Math Night on Tuesday, December 5. The evening will start with a potluck at 5:30, and from 6:00-7:00, we'll be learning about Bridges and Number Corner in classrooms. There will also be a Title I Information Session at 6:30 in the All-Purpose Room. 
MEET GOMPERS NEW SECRETARY, JESSI BOOKER
Thank you all for welcoming me so kindly to this wonderful school! My name is Jessi Booker and I am the new secretary here at Gompers. I know filling Linda's shoes will be a job in itself, but I look forward to the challenge. I am a MMSD graduate myself, I currently live in Waunakee with my four children (ages 14, 12, 9 & 6) and my bulldog, Perseus. I have spent the last ten years doing administrative work for a group of ER physicians at a hospital in Madison. I love reading, playing euchre and am a freelance writer and published author. I am so excited to start on this new journey and look forward to getting to know you all better!  
GEPTO OFFICERS FOR 2017-2018
President - Amanda Kruse
Vice President - Jen Klutterman
Treasurer - Jenny Camponeschi
Secretary - Vacancy
Community Outreach Coordinator - Lynnea Nielsen
Communications Coordinator - Kelly Hauser
Volunteer Coordinator - Vacancy
Box Top Coordinator- Heathere Irwin

No GEPTO Meeting in December.  

Our next GEPTO Meeting is Tuesday, January 9th at 6:00 p.m.  All parents are invited to attend.  See you there!
GEPTO NEWS
News from Gompers Elementary Parent Teacher Organization (GEPTO)Family
 
Our next monthly meeting will be held on Tuesday, January 9th from 6:00-7:00 p.m. in the school library. Also, we are still looking for volunteers to fill the Secretary and Volunteer Coordinator roles on the GEPTO board. If you would like more information about these positions, please contact GEPTO President Amanda Kruse at  Amanda@gomperspto.org.

Upcoming Fundraisers
Amazon Smile
When you shop on Amazon, you can support GEPTO at the same time. Once you've filled your Amazon cart, go to Smile.Amazon.com and choose Gompers Elementary Parent Teacher Organization from the list of charitable organizations. We receive 0.5% of the price of eligible purchases. 

Marcus and Food Fight Gift Card Fundraiser
Through Friday, December 1, we will collect orders for Food Fight and Marcus Theatre gift cards. The Food Fight gift cards work at any of the organization's 19 restaurants. The Marcus gift cards and discount tickets are eligible for use at Marcus theatres throughout the United States. These gift cards make great gifts, and GEPTO receives 10% back on the Food Fight cards and 15% back on the Marcus Theatres cards.

Gompers T-Shirt Contest
Look for the Gompers t-shirt contest form in your child's backpack. We will accept student submissions for the 2017-18 school shirt, and teachers will choose one design from all the submissions. All Gompers students will receive a t-shirt with the winning design! 

Sharing Information with You!
GEPTO shares information with families through flyers in backpack mail, Facebook (you can "Like" us at Gompers Elementary Parent Teacher Organization), and this email newsletter. We plan to send this newsletter twice a month. If you prefer not to receive these emails in the future, please send a message to Kelly Hauser, GEPTO Communications Coordinator, at kelly@gomperspto.org.
NEWS FROM THE NURSES' OFFICE
CLOTHES NEEDED AT THE NURSE'S  OFFICE
The nurse's office is in need of a good supply of extra kid's clothing, especially BOYS AND GIRLS PANTS FOR K-3! Life happens, and sometimes life requires a change of clean clothes! Pants, shirts, and underwear are needed for K and UP! Send your clothing items to the office. Thank you!

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