Mustang Bulletin



For The Week of March 13, 2017



Mon 3/13:   Hot Dog or Hamburger, Sweet Potato Waffle Fries, and Applesauce

Tues 3/14:   Stir-fry with Veggies, Brown Rice, and Fresh Fruit

Wed 3/15:   Pizza, Dark Green Salad, and Fruit

Thur 3/16:  Chicken Tenders, BBQ Sauce, Broccoli, and Fresh Fruit

Fri 3/17:      NO SCHOOL for Elementary School ONLY. Middle school has classes as usual.


JOIN PARKS & RECREATION AT CRANOR ON FRIDAYS!! Cranor Ski Hill will have extended hours on Fridays: March 10 and March 17 from 4:00 - 6:00 pm. Get some extra turns on the hill while the snow is still good. $5.00 lift ticket for all ages. Call 970-641-8060 for more information or questions. See attached flyer.

PARENTS’ NIGHT OUT IS BACK! Super Hero Night at the Gunnison Recreation Center!  Drop off your kids (Pre-K – 5th grade) with the Western K-12 Physical Education Students and faculty for a fun night of activities and games! It’s March 10 from 5:00pm - 8:00pm. See attached flyer.

BIOLOGY BONANZA IS BACK! Friday, March 31, 2017 at 3:30 to 5:00 pm in the GCS commons. Join us for an afternoon of fun interactive science based activities! This event is hosted by Western State science majors. See attached flyer.

GUNNISON ARTS CENTER: Our next session of classes start March 27: Clay, EMOTE, TADA Theater Camp, Arting Around, and DANCE! Register early to make sure all classes are full enough to run! See attached flyer.

GUNNISON ELEMENTARY SCHOOL PARENT / TEACHER CONFERENCES: Monday, March 13 through Friday, March 17, 2017.

GUNNISON VALLEY PTA MEETING: Tuesday, March 14, 5:00 to 6:00 pm in the GCS Library. Everyone is welcome.

DEADLINE EXTENDED! Our yearbook final orders are now due on March 20. So, you can still order through MyPaymentsPlus or by sending cash or check (made to GCS) for $22. Include your student's name and teacher and we will reserve a book for you! (no more online orders)  Thanks for your support and orders! Questions: contact Mary Nordberg at or 641-7710 ext. 4109. 

SPRING 2017 NURTURING PARENTING PROGRAM: 5:30-7:45 pm, beginning March 30 through May 25. Classes will be held at the Fred Field Western Heritage Center located at 275 S. Spruce St in Gunnison. Cost is $25 for the entire course and includes a parent handbook, dinner, and childcare.



PLEASE NOTE: Our 3rd, 4th and 5th grade musical performances are currently being rescheduled. 


SPRING BREAK (NO SCHOOL): Monday, March 20 through Friday, March 24, 2017.

ATTENTION PARENTS: PARCC testing is approaching. This year, we would like to invite you to support your students in their testing by providing brain food snacks for students.  If you would like to sign up to bring something, please go to and select the date and grade for which you would like to bring snacks. If you have any questions, please contact Beth Ramey at or 970-941-7710 Ext 4115.


     From the Principal’s Desk:

Dear Families,

Remember that Sunday is the beginning of Daylight Savings Time. I’ll forever be reminded of a conversation with someone who asked who the genius was that scheduled PARCC testing to begin the day after the time change and I had to admit that it was me! We won’t begin PARCC testing this week, but State assessments will begin on the first week of April. All students in grades 3, 4, and 5 will take the PARCC English Language Arts and Math assessments, and 4th and 5th Grade will take CMAS Social Studies and Science, respectively. We are required by Federal and State Law to meet 95% student participation on these assessments, however, if you have concerns about your child sitting for the assessments, please contact me before the testing window opens on April 3rd. Also feel free to contact me any time with questions about State and local assessments. Have a wonderful weekend and a great week of conferences with teachers!


Jim Woytek





Saturday, March 11                @ GMS                                               11:00 am

Thursday, March 16                @ Inter Squad-GMS                          5:00 pm                                  



Saturday, March 11                @ Delta                                               9:00 am

Wednesday, March 15            @ League Meet @ Montrose HS       4:00 pm



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