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2014- 2015 SCHOOL CALENDAR
  • Wednesday 8/6 School re-open from 8:00-1:00.
  • Monday 8/18  Class Posting Party
  • Tuseday 8/19 Orientation
  • Wednesday 8/20 School Begins

REMINDERS...

All visitors to our campus must check in through the Administration Office at the front of the school.

 

We need you...

Consider volunteering during the upcoming school year.  Look at the PTA page for volunteer opportunities, or contact your teacher in the Fall for information on volunteering in the classroom.  TB Testing: Each volunteer must have a current TB test on file with the school office. PUSD offers TB clinics to our volunteers. Pick up a proof form from the school office and take this proof with you to the clinic.  Click HERE for the schedule.

Welcome to Garden Road
Jeannie Miller Dickinson, Principal

REGULAR OFFICE HOURS:  M-F, 7:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Weekly message from the Principal:  Click here to read this week's message

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Dear Parents,

It is a pleasure to welcome you to the 2014-2015 school year at Garden Road Elementary School.  We are looking forward to getting to know your child and helping them learn the skills they need to be successful.  Please call the school at 858-748-0230 if you have questions, or check our website at http://powayusd.com/pusdgres.

SCHOOL BEGINS  on Wednesday, August 20, 2014.

SCHOOL HOURS Grades 1 through 5
   
8:00 – 2:20                  Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday
     8:00 – 12:40                Friday

     Kindergarten
   
8:00 - 1:00                   Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday from 8/20 through 9/25
    
8:00 – 12:40                Friday

     8:00 – 2:20                 
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday from 9/29 – through the end of the year
    
8:00 – 12:40                Friday

    TK (Transitional Kindergarten)
   
8:00—11:20                Monday through Friday all year

ATTANDENDANCE

      Regular attendance is critical in ensuring student success in school.  Please call the Attendance Line at 858-486-6273 when your child is absent.  If the school is not notified regarding an absence by 9:00 a.m., our automated system will call you for verification.  Unverified absences are considered truant.

ABSENCE ON THE FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL

      Please call the school at 858-486-6273 to account for your child’s absence.  If this is a planned absence, let the office know in advance.  An unconfirmed absence on the first day of school may result in the District dropping your student from attendance at Garden Road.

 

CLASSROOM  ASSIGNMENTS

      Classroom assignments will be posted on the Multipurpose Room windows on Monday, August 18, at 4:00 P.M.  .

 

NEW STUDENT ORIENTATION

      There will be an orientation for new students and their parents on Tuesday, August 19, from 9:30–10:30 a.m. in our Multipurpose Room (MPR).  An overview of our school and a tour will be provided.

 

SPRING KINDERGARTEN ORIENTATION

      Parents of incoming kindergartners are invited to attend a spring kindergarten orientation on Thursday, May 22 from 8:30-9:30 a.m. in the Multipurpose Room (MPR).  An overview of the kindergarten program will be provided.

 

KINDERGARTEN OPEN HOUSE

      Kindergartners and their parents are invited to our Kindergarten Open House on Tuesday, August 19, from 8:00-9:00 a.m. in our Multipurpose Room.  Parents and students will receive an overview of our kindergarten and school programs and meet your child’s teacher.

 

BEFORE-SCHOOL SUPERVISION

      Children should not arrive on the playground before 7:40 a.m., the time that supervision begins.

 

CLOSED CAMPUS

      Garden Road is a closed campus.  Once children arrive, they may not leave unless a parent or other authorized person comes to the office to sign a release.  To ensure the safety of our children, you will be required to show I.D. when you pick up your student.  All gates are locked during the school day.  All students and parents arriving and departing during the school day must check in and out in the office. 

 

SCHOOL LUNCH

      The price for lunch is $2.75.  Please prepay for lunch whenever possible.  Checks should be made out to PUSD Food Service or you can pay on-line at www.schoolpaymentsolutions.com.  If a student forgets to bring lunch or lunch money he or she will be allowed to call home.  The school will not lend money to students for lunch.

FREE OR REDUCED-PRICE LUNCH

      If you qualified for free or reduced lunch in 2013-14, then you will receive free or reduced lunch until September 30 only.  You must complete a new application every school year.  You may apply on-line starting August 1 at www.powayusdnutrition.com.

 

MEDICATION AT SCHOOL

      If your child is on medication, a “Physician’s Authorization for Medication” form must be obtained from the school office, completed by your physician, and returned to school.  NO MEDICATION WILL BE GIVEN AT SCHOOL WITHOUT THIS FORM.  An adult must bring the medication to the school office.  Children may not have medication in their possession.  This includes aspirin, inhalers, and cough drops.

 

BICYCLE RIDING

      Riding a bicycle is limited to children in grades 3, 4, and 5.  Each child must wear a helmet and provide a lock for his or her bike.   Students riding a bike to school must have a permission slip on file in the office.  Skateboards, roller shoes, and rollerblades are not allowed on campus.

 

PARKING LOT

      The parking lot attached to the school is for staff parking, except for stalls marked “Handicapped Parking.”  The street and the parking lot across the street are for parents and visitors.  You are encouraged to drop off and pick up your child in front of the Multipurpose Room.

 

VOLUNTEERING AT GARDEN ROAD

      If you would like to volunteer at Garden Road and have not already completed a background check and submitted a current TB test, you will need to do so.  Please stop by the office for the necessary forms. Your clearance is still valid if you were cleared to volunteer last year.

 

BACK-TO-SCHOOL NIGHT

      This is an opportunity for parents to meet their child’s teacher and learn about their child’s classroom expectations, homework policies and curriculum. Back to School Night is Thursday, August 28.  This is an ‘adults only’ evening.  SAVE THE DATE!

I am excited to be working with such a talented and dedicated staff in a school where parents are supportive of our efforts.  Children are our greatest natural resource.  We take seriously our responsibility to nourish, protect, and develop children to their fullest potential.  Best wishes for a great 2014-15 school year!  You have enrolled your child in an outstanding school where we make a difference, one child at a time!

Sincerely,


Jeannie Dickinson, Principal
Garden Road Elementary School

 


PTA  
Visit the GRES PTA here


GRES FOUNDATION

Support the educational goals of Garden Road and help raise funds for Arts Attack, Choir, Classroom iPads and LCD projectors, Lego Robotics club and more! Learn more about the foundation please  Vist GRES Foundation.


NEW BOOSTER SEAT LAWS

New laws are in effect regarding age and height limits for child booster seat requirements.  Please see more details at:
Community Health Brief New Booster Seat Law - English Version
Community Health Brief New Booster Seat Law - Spanish Version



GARDEN ROAD STAFF ENDORSEMENT

The Garden Road staff is committed to treating students, parents, staff and community members with TRRFCC Character.

Pledge

We are committed to creating a school that knows no limits to the character development and academic success of each student…No Excuses!

 TRUSTWORTHINESS  **  RESPECT  ** RESPONSIBILITY  *

*  FAIRNESS  **  CARING  **  CITIZENSHIP *

Character is doing the right thing, even when no one is watching!