Gordon Elementary

Gordon Elementary School
Home of the Colts!
500 W. 2nd St.
Gordon, NE 69343
Principal - Mr. Slama
Phone/Fax - (308)282-0216, (308)282-1512
School Hours, K-5: 8:00 a.m.-3:30 p.m. M-Th, 8:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. Friday
Preschool Hours: 8:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. M-Th.
Office Hours: 7:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
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     The education of children is a mutual responsibility of parents, students, and the Gordon Elementary School staff.  We want them to have a happy and productive year.  Only by working together with mutual support and respect can we accomplish this goal.

     Parents are encouraged to come and visit their child's classroom at any time, any day.  Parental involvement in a child's education is one of the most important aspects to help kids succeed in school.  We encourage and want parents to come and visit the school as often as possible!  If you wish to come and visit, please call 282-0216.

GES Colts

Last Day of School for Students
May 24th is the last day of school for students.  School will dismiss at 12:00 p.m.  

Summer Mission for Students
At our final Monday Meeting for the school year, students were given a mission to read at least 10-20 minutes 5 times per week.  There is a total of 84 days of summer vacation from May 25th until school starts on August 17th.

Below are figures that show how many minutes kids would read if they follow the mission:

Kids read 5 times per week, 60 days, for 10 minutes = 600 minutes read.
Kids read 5 times per week, 60 days, for 20 minutes = 1,200 minutes read.
Kids read 7 times per week, 84 days, for 10 minutes = 840 minutes read.
Kids read 7 times per week, 84 days, for 20 minutes = 1680 minutes read.

     Reading over the summer can help with the summer drop off we often see in students coming back to school from summer break. Parents, make it a priority to read at least 5 times or more per week this summer.  
The best part of reading over the summer is that the kids can pick out what they want to read! I promise you will see a huge difference in your child's reading fluency and overall reading abilities. 

Summer Kids Golf
The Turner Youth Foundation will again be sponsoring a golf program this summer. Coordinated by Berklie Haag, high school students, will be giving golf lessons in Rushville at the Sand Ridge golf course through the month of June. Youth in 2 nd – 5 th grade will golf from 8:30-9:00 and 6 th – 8 th from 9:00 10:00 on Tuesdays andThursdays starting June 6 th . There will be a tournament on the last Wednesday of the month. This is free to any youth who would like to participate. Sign up at the golf course in Rushville or call Candie Johnson (308) 327-2508 or Berklie Haag
(308) 360-0009 if interested.

 YOLO! Be Drug Free!
Red Ribbon Week was held at GES October 24-28.  Classes participated in a poster contest during the week.  
1st place - 2nd grade "We Have a Minion Reasons to be Drug Free!"

2nd place - 3rd grade Mrs. Simonson - Drugs Will Haunt You Life

3rd place - 5th grade Mrs. Schott - Don't Become One of the Walking Dead

Late Start Procedures at Gordon Elementary School
GES will follow these procedures in the event of a late start (9 am or 10 am):

     1.  The main entrance and gates will open 15 minutes prior to school starting.  Ex., 9am late start, gates open at 8:45 am, 10 am late start, gates open at 9:45 a.m.
     2.  Playground supervision will begin at 8:45 am for a 9:00 am late start and 9:45 am for a 10:00 am late start.
     3.  Breakfast will not be served.

Healthy Snacks Served Daily at GES
GES serves a daily fresh fruit or vegetable snack to students everyday in the morning.  GES was awarded a grant to pay for the cost of the snacks from the Nebraska Department of Education Nutritional Services Department.


Gordon Elementary Regular Schedule
School hours will be from 8:00 a.m. -3:30 p.m., Monday-Thursday.  
Friday school hours are from 8:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
After school program hours are from 3:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m. and 3:00 p.m.-5:30 p.m. on Friday's.
Breakfast 7:30 a.m.-7:55 a.m.
Morning Playground Supervision starts at 7:40 a.m.  

Early Dismissal Schedule*
School hours will be from 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
*Refer to the school calendar for early dismissal dates.

Gordon Elementary collects Box Tops for Education.  A collection box is in the office so please keep clipping and bring your Box Tops to our school!