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Open House

As summer is coming to a close, everyone at GBI and the PTA is working hard to prepare for back to school.  Open house is scheduled for Thursday, August 29.  Please come out to meet your teacher and be sure to stop by the PTA table to say hello, become a PTA member, and check out our new spirit wear.  See you all Aug 29.

5th Grade–4:00 PM

4th Grade–5:00 PM

3rd Grade–6:00 PM



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Thank You!!!

As another school year comes to an end, GBI PTA would like to thank you, the parents, for your donations and support.  Your contributions have allowed the PTA to put over $40,000 back into GBI     throughout the 2018-2019 school year.  This money has gone to:

  • Teacher Appreciation
  • BrainPop Program
  • BrainPop Computer Science and Coding Program
  • SOL Pass
  • 3rd Grade SOL Chinese Presentations
  • T-shirts for Running Club Volunteer Coaches
  • T-Shirts for Battle of the Books Participants
  • Clinic Supplies
  • 5th Grade End-of-the-Year Party
  • $1,000 donation for art supplies
  • $33,000 for 141 ChromeBooks from Boosterthon donations

In addition, the PTA has made a $6,000 donation to GBI to be used at the school’s discretion.

Without the support of parents, the PTA would not be able to give back to the students and teachers the way we do.

THANK YOU!

 



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End of the Year Parties

End of the year parties are just around the corner! If you have not yet signed up to bring food to your student’s party, please do so below.

June 10th – 11:45 – 1:00

3rd Grade Food:  https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0b4badae29a0f58-3rdgrade

June 11th – 11:45 – 1:00

4th Grade Food:  https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0e45afad22a5fa7-4thgrade1

June 12th –  11:45 – 1:00

5th Grade Food:  https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0f4baeaf28a3f49-endofthe2

PARKING:  Please do not park in the gravel bus overflow or in the bus/fire lanes. You may park in the high school lots and along Wildcat Way.

All school visitors must check in at the security desk.  Be sure to RSVP to your room parent in order for badges to be printed in advance.  If you do not have your room parent’s contact information, please email [email protected] with the names of those attending and your child’s classroom.

 



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Spring Carnival & Vendor Fair

The 2nd Annual GBI Spring Carnival & Vendor Fair is just around the corner.  Join the rebellion May 4th between 10am-4pm for food trucks, vendors, bounce houses/inflatables, and games.  The $5 admission includes all games, inflatables, obstacle courses, face painting, races, and 1 cake walk ticket.  Additional cake walk tickets are available for $ each.  May the Fourth be with you!

 

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Congratulations, Marcy!

CONGRATULATIONS to GBI student, Marcy, for placing FIRST in the PTA Reflections contest for the State of VIRGINIA!

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Boosterthon Pledging is Open!

This year’s main fundraiser is the Great Bridge Wildcat Fun Run! It is a two-week program that kicks off with a Pep Rally on Monday, March 18. Packets are expected to go home with students on this day. Families will then gather pledges for every lap your student runs (30-35 laps), and we’ll celebrate at the Fun Run on Wednesday, March 27. With our big goal of raising $15,000 for Chromebooks, we asked the Fun Run experts at Boosterthon to power our Fun Run and make it easier, more profitable, and more fun.

Students will also experience an amazing character theme, MINDSPARK MYSTERY LAB! Boosterthon’s most exciting theme yet combines S.T.E.A.M skills (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math) with character-building. While they’re teaming up with the MindSpark Kids to solve mysteries, our students will learn five 21st-century character traits that will help strengthen themselves and our world.

The easiest way to help us reach our goals is through our easy SHARE feature on funrun.com.

• Make a Student Star video to share with Facebook Friends by logging into your student’s account on funrun.com.  GBI’s Code is 713-493.

• Copy and paste the email template and then send to family, friends, and local businesses

• Go to funrun.com from your mobile device, click share, and send texts to friends and family?

EVERY PLEDGE COUNTS!

Due to space limitations and minimal parking, we unfortunately are not able to invite parents to cheer their students on for this year’s fun run.  We want to ensure the safety of the students as we negotiate our way through GBI’s first Boosterthon event.  We appreciate your understanding, as we know many parents will be disappointed by this decision.

Thank you for supporting GBI!

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March Madness 2019

The most anticipated event of the year is upon us!  Join in the fun at GBI’s annual 5th Grade vs Faculty basketball game.  This year’s game is on Monday, March 11th at GBHS. The PTA will be auctioning off the classroom baskets ($1 = 1 ticket, $5 = 6 tickets, $10 = 12 tickets, and $20 = 25 tickets.) Spirit wear will also be on sale!

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Classroom Raffle Basket Themes

The annual March Madness: 5th Grade vs. Faculty game is just a few weeks away!  This means room parents are in need of donations to help assemble the classroom baskets to be auctioned off at the game.  The list of classroom themes is below:

  • Airoldi –
  • Anderson – Gift Wrap Basket
  • Betsinger – Ice Cream Basket
  • Brink – Chocolate Lovers
  • Crook – Dog Lovers
  • Fernheimer – School Supplies
  • Hahn – Junk Food Lovers
  • Hall – Taco Night
  • Holk –
  • Holt – Coffee Lovers
  • Hubbard – Sports
  • Hubshman – Breakfast
  • Kelly – Baking Tools
  • Liske – Super Heroes
  • Murphy – Movie Night
  • Possich – Beach Day
  • Purcell – Road Trip
  • Reyes – Candy Lovers
  • Rhodes – Arts & Crafts
  • Roberts – Picnic Time
  • Ross – Spa Day/Beauty
  • Schonrock – Game Night
  • Smith – Car Kit
  • Taylor – Pizza Night
  • Workman – Candies, Cookies & Mixes
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2018-2019 Reflections District Winners

Congratulations to our Great Bridge Intermediate Students. 2018-2019 District Winners have been announced. Its never too early to start being creative. Reflections will kick off at the beginning of next school year with a new Theme, “Look Within”.

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2019-2020 PTA Board Elections

It’s that time of year!  The Great Bridge Intermediate PTA nominating committee is now actively recruiting candidates for the 2019-2020 School Year PTA Board.  The goal of the nominating committee is to enlist the talents of as many GBI families as possible.

If you or some you know are interested in being considered by the Nominating Committee for a position, please complete and return the form on back. Please understand that the completion of this form does not guarantee a position. You may mark your interest in more than one position.  All positions are open for consideration.

Please return the form to the school in a sealed envelope marked “PTA – Attn:  Nominating Committeeno later than Friday, March 8th.  The election will be held May 8th.

The nominating committee’s responsibility is to consider all persons interested in a particular PTA board position. Positions include:

  • President
  • Vice-President
  • Secretary
  • Treasurer

Committee Chairperson positions are also open.  These positions include:

  • Membership
  • Spirit Nights
  • Hospitality/Teacher Appreciation
  • Fundraising

Please review the information on the letter included in this post, and indicate any positions that you may be interested in fulfilling. Please note that committee chair positions do not require nominations.

Please be advised that the nominating committee must submit the PTA officer nominations to the PTA board no later March 13th.  Elections will take place at the PTA meeting scheduled for May 8th.

For any questions, please contact the nominating committee chairperson, Bren Bowman, at  (757) 705-1796 or [email protected].

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Book Bingo Family Night!

Who’s ready for a fun night of book bingo? Our next spirit night is Wednesday, February 20 in the GBI cafeteria.  Each child will go home with a new (to them) book.  This is a FREE event.

We are also asking for book donations. We are looking for picture books through advanced chapter books. Please send donations in marked with PTA Book Bingo.

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Holiday Parties

3rd Grade
Tuesday, December 18th–11:45am-1:00pm

Airoldi

Betsinger

Brink

Holt
https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0e45a5ad22abfd0-holliday1

Liske

Ross

Schonrock

Taylor
https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20F0F49A5A628AAFB6-winter

 

4th Grade
Wednesday, December 19th–11:45am-1:00pm

Fernheimer
https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0b4cacae28a4ff2-mrs

Hubbard

Hubshman
https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0949ACA72DA6F49-hubshman

Kelly
https://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090e48afa82faafb6-winter

Possich

Purell

Rhodes

Roberts

Smith
https://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090d48a5aa2da75-holiday1

 

5th Grade
Thursday, December 20th–11:45am-1:00pm

Anderson
https://www.signupgenius.com/go/70a0e48aaae23a1f49-holiday

Crook

Hahn

Hall

Holk
https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0848aaa822a3f49-winter

Murphy

Reyes
https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60b0a4ea4aa2ba13-winter

Workman
https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20F0F4BAEAF28A3F49-mrs4

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2018 GBI Reflections Winners



It is with great pleasure that I announce to you our winners from the Heroes Around Me Reflections contest.

We would like to congratulate the following on Outstanding Interpretation of the Theme (1st place)

Literature – Sofia Hertzog

Photography – Kassidy Dashiell

Visual Arts – Marcy Stambaugh

We would like to congratulate the following on receiving the Award of Excellence (2nd place)

Photography – Caitlin Watson

Literature – Sophie Lessik

Visual Arts – Isabella Newell

We would like to congratulate the following on receiving the Award of Merit (3rd place)

Visual Arts – Caitlin Watson

Literature – Hayden Cummings

We would like to congratulate the following on receiving Honorable Mention

Visual Arts – Joleah Bright

Sincerely,
Carrie Watson, PTA Reflections Chair

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1, 2, 3, 4! We Declare a Penny War!

The Penny War is back! This friendly competition funds the online education resource, BrainPOP, for every GBI classroom. This fun contest will take place during lunch hours October 15-19th. Participating in this event is as simple as donating your spare coins to your child’s classroom. There will be two winners, one for the most points and one for the most money. The winning classrooms will enjoy a pizza party with Mrs. Martin!

 

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Kona Ice Book Fair Family Night

It’s Family Night at GBI!  Join us on Monday, October 1st to shop the Scholastic Book Fair and enjoy a shaved ice.  The Kona Ice truck will be open at the school from 5:15pm-7:45pm.  20% of all proceeds will go to GBI PTA.  Bring your friends and family!

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Book Nook Volunteers Needed!

 

The Book Nook is looking for volunteers for the 2018-2019 school year.

What is the Book Nook?
The Book Nook is a quiet place for students to read when they are finished with their lunch and want a quieter place to spend their remaining lunch time.

What are the Volunteer’s Responsibilities?
Volunteers supervise the students until it is time for them to return to their class.  Volunteers may use the quiet time in any manner they choose, such as reading, paperwork, or catching up on emails.

What are the hours?
The Book Nook is open during lunch, from 11:00-12:45.

If you are interest, please sign up at:
https://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080b49aca72ba3f94-gbibook.

For any questions, please text/call Bren Bowman at
(757) 705-1796 or email [email protected]

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Show Your Wildcat Spirit!

All new Spirit Wear for the 2018-2019 is now available, and will be sold at all Open Houses.  Cash, check, and credit cards will be accepted as payment.  Order forms can also be printed out and sent to school with your student.

 

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Open Houses

Parents and students of Great Bridge Intermediate School are invited to Open House to meet their child’s teacher.  This is an opportunity to hear classroom expectations and individual supply needs from their teachers prior to the first day of the new school year.  The Open House schedule is staggered by grade level to accommodate parking needs.  The schedule for the 2018-19 school year is as follows:

3rd Grade – 8/30 @ 6pm
4th Grade – 8/29 @ 6pm
5th Grade – 8/29 @ 7:15pm

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Thank you!

As we rapidly approach the end of another school year, the PTA would like to thank you, the parents, for your donations and support.  Your generous contributions has allowed the PTA to put nearly $5,000 back into Great Bridge Intermediate School throughout the school year.  This money has been spent on:

  • 5th Grade End-of-the-Year Party
  • Bookshelves for the library
  • BrainPop
  • School Improvements
  • Student Aid
  • Teacher Appreciation

In addition, the PTA has made a $14,000 donation to GBI to be used for the purchase of Chromebooks for student use.

Without the support of parents, the PTA would not be able to give back to the students and teachers the way we do.  THANK YOU!

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End of the Year Parties

The end of the school year is rapidly approaching.  Here are a few things parents need to know about the grade level End of the Year Parties.

Dates

3rd Grade – Monday, June 11th

4th Grade – Tuesday, June 12th

5th Grade – Wednesday, June 13th

Time

11:45am – 1:00pm

RSVP

If you plan to attend your child’s party, please email the class room parent ahead of time.  This allows Mrs. Watts to expedite the check-in process.

Parking

DO NOT PARK in the bus parking lot!  Please park along Wildcat Way, the GBI parking lot, and the GBHS parking lots.