Principal's Note

Michael Seefried

Michael J. Seefried - Principal


Mission: “Ensure All Students are Successful”

 

Hello GES Parents,

 

This has been a fantastic school year! It seems like only yesterday we were welcoming our students to school to begin an exciting school year. We are so fortunate to have the opportunity to partner with our families to ensure the academic and social-emotional success of all our students! I am so proud of our students and teachers! Go Mustangs!

 

Please make sure to take time and reflect on this past school year, and setting goals for the upcoming year. It is important that you assist your child in practicing school skills in fun ways. Writing letters, keeping a diary, reading daily, and playing math games will help to avoid the “summer slide” which educators often refer to. Helping your child exercise their brain daily will allow them to come back to school in the fall ready to learn!

 

Be sure your summer fun includes spending time outside; fishing, running, biking, swimming, rafting and making choices using free time in creative ways. Children grow in so many ways; we need to be sure they have time to balance it all.

 

Just a reminder, that the first day of school for students is Monday, August 22. I am extremely proud and grateful to the GES staff who work so hard to provide quality instruction as well as positive behavior support for all of our students. I'd also like to thank our community for your continued partnership and support. Thank you again for such a wonderful year and as always, thank you for your support!

 

I wish you all a safe, happy summer vacation.

 

Kind Regards,

Mr. Michael Seefried, Principal


 

Happy New Year! I hope your children all had a wonderful Winter Break and have enjoyed their week back at school. This time of year is when we see some of our best academic growth, so it's an exciting way to start off the new decade! 

 

With the snow and ice build-up in the parking lot, you may notice that the curb is not so pronounced as it is in warmer months. Please mind your speed in both the parking lot and the student drop off/pick up area. The safety of our students is our top priority and we appreciate you looking out for all kids! Likewise, please note this friendly reminder that the parking lot loop is for buses only. Please drop off or pick up your children in the loop parallel to 11th street. Only use the parking lot if you are parking in a space and walking into school. 

 

I would also ask you to take note of a few changes at Gunnison Elementary School that are being implemented in this New Year. If you are picking up your child during the school day, we ask that you sign him or her out at the front office and wait for your child at the office while our staff pages the classroom. Your child will meet you at the front office. This will help limit distractions to teaching and learning. If you have questions, please feel free to address them to me.

 

Finally, in an effort to better prioritize my time to support teaching and learning, Mrs. Hannah and I are working together to make my schedule more conducive to spending more time in the classroom. This means I may seem less available for drop-in visits or telephone conversations. However, I deeply value communication with family and community members, so, when you would like to speak with me, please feel free to call or email Mrs. Hannah at the front desk, and she will schedule a time to speak. 

 

Thank you for your patience while we continue to implement these changes and thank you for your ongoing support of our schools. Have a wonderful weekend.

Happy New Year! I hope your children all had a wonderful Winter Break and have enjoyed their week back at school. This time of year is when we see some of our best academic growth, so it's an exciting way to start off the new decade! 

 

With the snow and ice build-up in the parking lot, you may notice that the curb is not so pronounced as it is in warmer months. Please mind your speed in both the parking lot and the student drop off/pick up area. The safety of our students is our top priority and we appreciate you looking out for all kids! Likewise, please note this friendly reminder that the parking lot loop is for buses only. Please drop off or pick up your children in the loop parallel to 11th street. Only use the parking lot if you are parking in a space and walking into school. 

 

I would also ask you to take note of a few changes at Gunnison Elementary School that are being implemented in this New Year. If you are picking up your child during the school day, we ask that you sign him or her out at the front office and wait for your child at the office while our staff pages the classroom. Your child will meet you at the front office. This will help limit distractions to teaching and learning. If you have questions, please feel free to address them to me.

 

Finally, in an effort to better prioritize my time to support teaching and learning, Mrs. Hannah and I are working together to make my schedule more conducive to spending more time in the classroom. This means I may seem less available for drop-in visits or telephone conversations. However, I deeply value communication with family and community members, so, when you would like to speak with me, please feel free to call or email Mrs. Hannah at the front desk, and she will schedule a time to speak. 

 

Thank you for your patience while we continue to implement these changes and thank you for your ongoing support of our schools. Have a wonderful weekend.

Happy New Year! I hope your children all had a wonderful Winter Break and have enjoyed their week back at school. This time of year is when we see some of our best academic growth, so it's an exciting way to start off the new decade! 

 

With the snow and ice build-up in the parking lot, you may notice that the curb is not so pronounced as it is in warmer months. Please mind your speed in both the parking lot and the student drop off/pick up area. The safety of our students is our top priority and we appreciate you looking out for all kids! Likewise, please note this friendly reminder that the parking lot loop is for buses only. Please drop off or pick up your children in the loop parallel to 11th street. Only use the parking lot if you are parking in a space and walking into school. 

 

I would also ask you to take note of a few changes at Gunnison Elementary School that are being implemented in this New Year. If you are picking up your child during the school day, we ask that you sign him or her out at the front office and wait for your child at the office while our staff pages the classroom. Your child will meet you at the front office. This will help limit distractions to teaching and learning. If you have questions, please feel free to address them to me.

 

Finally, in an effort to better prioritize my time to support teaching and learning, Mrs. Hannah and I are working together to make my schedule more conducive to spending more time in the classroom. This means I may seem less available for drop-in visits or telephone conversations. However, I deeply value communication with family and community members, so, when you would like to speak with me, please feel free to call or email Mrs. Hannah at the front desk, and she will schedule a time to speak. 

 

Thank you for your patience while we continue to implement these changes and thank you for your ongoing support of our schools. Have a wonderful weekend.