Lip Balm for Sale

It is that time of year again.  Are your lips chapped?  GIS fourth graders are selling homemade lip balm.  Students have already received order forms and will be selling lip balm until December 11th.  Lip balm is $1.50 per tube and payment is required when order is placed.  Orders will be filled and returned as students submit order forms.  Lip balm is also available for sale during lunch.  We have eight exciting flavors this year including: bubble gum, caramel apple, peppermint, cherry, hot cocoa, blueberry, spearmint and tropical fruit.

Info Night Presentation

Thank you to all the families that attended the 4th Grade Informational Night.  We are hopeful you found it beneficial.  Posted below is the PowerPoint from that evening for your reference.

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4th Grade Quest Parent Meeting

There will be a special meeting for parents who have a 4th grader in either Quest ELA/Reading or Quest math.  This meeting will be on Wednesday, September 9, from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at GIS in the Large Group Instruction room.  Discussion will include selection into and curriculum for Greenfield-Central’s tier 2 high ability program.

4th Grade Informational Night

Mark your calendar Tuesday, August 11, 7:00-8:00 p.m. for the 4th Grade Informational Night.  Learn about the many processes and programs new to your chid as a GIS 4th grader!  The meeting will be in the GIS cafeteria.  We will be providing childcare in the gym for children during the meeting.  For the privacy of your child, we will not be discussing student performance.  Our discussion will include such topics as schedules, grading, homework, planners, MOOSE, and communication.

Meet Your Teacher Night

Families and students of GIS fourth graders are invited to Meet Your Teacher Night on Tuesday, July 28 at 7 p.m.  Please park in the north lot adjacent to the drop-off driveway and enter near the gymnasium.  You will have the opportunity to meet your child’s teachers and visit the classrooms.

You are invited to the Hoosier Wax Museum

You are invited to “visit” the GIS Famous Hoosier Living Wax Museum on Wednesday, 5/20, at 6-7 p.m., or Thursday, 5/21, at 12:45-1:45 p.m.  Fourth grade students began working on this project in March and are excited to invite you to share the results.  Students have selected, researched and written about their famous Hoosier.  Now it is time to bring that famous Hoosier to life through props, dress and a speech.

Field Trip

On Friday, May 15th, the fourth grade is going to Conner Prairie.  We will be leaving school around 8:30 a.m. and returning to school around 1:40 p.m.  Conner Prairie is an outdoor, living museum, so your child will need to wear clothing that is appropriate for the weather that day and comfortable closed-toed walking shoes.  We will be going rain or shine.

The student cost for the trip is $10.00, including admission and transportation.  We plan on having sack lunches available from the cafeteria, so your child may purchase one here at school as a regular school lunch or bring a sack lunch from home.  We ask that the lunch be unrefrigerated and in a disposable container (i.e., paper bag) so that the container may be thrown away after we eat.

We will need approximately 30 parent chaperones.  To be a parent chaperone you must have a volunteer form on file in the office.  The volunteer form requires the successful completion of a background check.  The cost for chaperones for the trip is $15.00.  Please send this amount with your child’s fee and permission slip.  Chaperones can either ride the bus with us or drive themselves to the site.  All chaperones are to bring their own disposable, unrefrigerated lunches.  Volunteer forms can be requested through your child’s homeroom teacher.

We are collecting money for the trip now through May 6th.  Please send cash or check payable to “GIS.”  Please sign the permission slip (a link below) and also indicate if you are interested in being a chaperone for the day.  Also indicate if you have already turned in a volunteer form for the 2013-14 school year.

If you have any questions, please contact your child’s homeroom teacher.

CP Permission Slip 2015

Famous Hoosier Wax Museum

GIS 4th grade teachers are excited to introduce to our students the Famous Hoosier Wax Museum project.  This is a project that all fourth graders will be working on throughout Q4.  Much of the work will be done at school in reading/ELA classes.  However, some work will be expected to be completed at home.  Additionally, if you child tends to work more slowly or happens to fall behind, it will be necessary to spend more time working at home.  Students were provided a packet of materials along with a schedule to take us through the end of the year.  Posted is a copy of the schedule.  Students found out Monday, 4/5, who their famous Hoosier is.  They also received the packet outlining the research necessary for the famous Hoosier.

Students will conduct research on their “famous Hoosier” then prepare a report.  Each student will also memorize a short speech to be spoken during the museum presentation.  Students will be responsible for a costume to be worn at the museum and props.  This is not intended to be elaborate or expensive.  Think Goodwill, mom or dad’s closet, grandma or grandpa’s closet, etc.  Also, each student will need a poster board.  WE INTEND TO PROVIDE THE POSTER BOARD TO ALL STUDENTS AT A NOMINAL FEE.  Purchasing the poster board in bulk allows for cheaper prices than what you can get at a retail store and insures a quality board.  Additional details will be forwarded.  And of course, we will be presenting the Wax Museum for family.  Visits to the museum will be available in the afternoon and during the evening hours.  Look forward to receiving your invitation.

This project is coordinated as a part of our Q4 social studies curriculum.  Your child’s reading/ELA teacher will be the primary instructor.  Please do not hesitate to contact any of us.  Students are already demonstrating genuine interest in the project.  Several of us have participated in the experience at various schools and every year has been a success.  The variety of facets of the project appeal to all types of learners!

Your child was provided in class an outline with the due dates for the various facets of this project.  We would recommend posting this on the refrigerator or other special place as a pacing reminder.  The dates are also included below.

Due Dates for Wax Museum 2015

Lip Balm for Sale

It is that time of year again.  Are your lips chapped?  GIS fourth graders are selling homemade lip balm.  Students have already received order forms and will be selling the lip balm until December 12th.  Lip balm is $1.50 per tube and payment is required when order is placed.  Orders will be filled and returned as students submit forms.  Lip balm is also available for sale during lunch.  We have seven exciting flavors this year including:

Bubble gum

Caramel apple



Hot cocoa

Chocolate-covered cherry


Tropical fruit

Ad Day Field Trip

The 4th grade classes will be attending the annual Agricultural Festival at the Indiana State Fairgrounds on either Monday, September 22 (Lewis, Lithgow, Zellers, and Seelman homerooms) or Wednesday, September 24 (Creamer, Fada, Rush, and Johnson homerooms).  We will be leaving by bus about 8:30 a.m. and returning at approximately 1:45 p.m.  Students will be provided a sack lunch at the festival.  The sack lunch consists of a sandwich, potato chips, vegetable, fruit, and a drink.  If your child has special dietary requirements, he/she may pack a disposable sack lunch.  Please have your child dress accordingly for the weather as this is an outdoor field trip, rain or shine.  We will be walking through the barns and seeing the animals, so they may get dirty.  It will be lots of fun!  Your child should have brought home a permission slip.  There is no cost for students.  If you need an additional slip, see the link below.  Please contact your child’s homeroom teacher with questions.

4-H Ag Fest 2014 Field Trip Form