Notice to Parents:
We need your help! Impact Aid survey packets will be going home in student report cards on Wednesday, Nov. 1st. The results of this survey could lead to additional educational opportunities for our students. Please return your family's survey by November 10, 2017.
Mark your calendar!
Scholastic Book Fair will be at GES October 12 - 20. There will be a lot of great books on the fair at a variety of prices. Visit our book fair website to preview some of the great books on the fair.
Join us for Family Literacy Night!
Gadsden Elementary is hosting a family literacy night on Thursday, October 12th from 6:00-7:00 p.m., and we’d like all of our families to be a part of it! The theme is FULL STEAM AHEAD: READ! The book fair will open at 5:00 PM for those who want the first opportunity to shop!
Special District Event
Richland One is thrilled to present SCREENAGERS: Growing Up in the Digital Age, a documentary about the biggest parenting issue of our time.
Are you watching kids scroll through life, with their rapid-fire thumbs and a six-second attention span? Physician and filmmaker Delaney Ruston saw that happening with her own kids and began a quest to uncover how it might impact their development. As with her other two award-winning documentaries on mental health, Ruston takes a deeply personal approach as she probes into the vulnerable corners of family life, including her own, to explore struggles over social media, video games, academics and internet addiction. Through poignant, and unexpectedly funny stories, along with surprising insights from authors, psychologists, and brain scientists, SCREENAGERS reveals how tech time impacts kids’ development and also offers solutions on how adults can empower their kids to best navigate the digital world to find balance. SCREENAGERS addresses the most pervasive parenting issue of our time head on—depicting teen struggles over social media, video games and internet addiction. The film empowers kids to best navigate the digital world and provides practical resources to help them do it.
Click Here to Register: https://impactflow.com/event/presented-by-montessori-services-5323
Read Your Way to the Big Game!
The SC Department of Education is parterning with Clemson University and the University of South Carolina to encourage students to read. All students who read six reading level appropriate books will qualify to win tickets to the Clemson vs. South Carolina game on November 25. Once students have completed their reading they should turn in their special reading log to their teacher. Winners will receive four tickets and pre-game sideline passes to the Clemson vs. South Carolina game. The deadline for returning the reading log form is October 31.
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A Message from the Principal
Welcome to a new year at Gadsden Elementary School. The staff and I are very excited that you have entrusted your child's education to us. We will make every effort to help your child achieve both academically and socially this year. It is our goal to create a learning environment that engages the students in meaningful activities.
I am committed to making Gadsden Elementary School the best possible place for children. A place where all children feel that they are safe and treated with the utmost level of respect. Our goal is to educate the whole child. To teach the academic, social, and emotional skills that students need for success. Success not just in elementary school, but success in life.
We will encourage all of our students to strive for academic excellence, to model attributes of good citizenship, and to be an active participant in school activities and their personal learning. Students will be expected to demonstrate good conduct throughout the building by showing respect to teachers, staff, peers, the school, and especially themselves. Students will also be responsible for completing class work and all homework assignments. The goal of our school is excellence, and striving to reach this goal is a cooperative effort on the part of the students, teachers, administrators, parents, and community.
At Gadsden Elementary, we believe that a partnership between school and home is essential to fostering high student achievement. Two-way communication should occur on a consistent basis between teacher and parent through use of agenda books, communication folders, class dojo, emails, or phone calls. Parents are also encouraged to be an active part of the school from community / parent events, to PTO, to volunteer opportunities. We value your support of the school, our teachers, and our school initiatives.
While each school year brings new and exciting challenges, experiences, and expectations, we look forward to the opportunity to teach our students and share their successes as they learn and grow. This year we are excited about expanding S.T.E.A.M. opportunities for our students and to continue to develop lifelong readers, writers, and learners.
A great year is ahead at Gadsden Elementary!