Gene Brown Elementary is honored to be one of TN's first Reward Schools for student progress. That means our students were in the top 5% in the state for the academic progress that they made in the school year 2011-12!
Reminder that our school day starts at 8:45 and ends at 3:45. Doors open for students at 8:15. Only students that are in the YMCA Fun Company program should be in the school before 8:15.
Beginning May 8, the Bobcat Cafe will no longer be able to take checks or charges for breakfast or lunches for SY 2012-13. Please be sure to send money or use your MealPay account to take care of your child's meals every day. Thank you!
GBE Second Semester News
Welcome to our new incoming Baby Bobcats! We are glad you are going to be at GBE, a 2012 TN Reward School. Kindergarten Pre-Registration will be from 9:00-12:00 on Friday, April 26. We will register in the Guidance Room. Please follow the signs from the main entrance to make your way there.
You will need the following items for your child in order to pre-register: a certified copy of his/her birth certificate, an up-to-date TN Immunization Record, a record of a recent physical, and two proofs of residency for the GBE school zone (list of approved documents below). Please bring these with you on April 26, and we will make copies for you.
The month of May holds many school events:
Field Day for 3rd, 4th, and 5th grades will be on May 3 in the morning. Mr. Dugger will send more information soon.
Our Spring Book Fair where students may buy one item and get one free will be the week of May 6-10. The Book Fair will be open for Family Nights on May 6, 7, and May 9.
K and First Grade Music Program in the Gym on May 6 from 6:30-7:00.
Second and Third Grade Music Program in the Gym on May 7 from 6:30-7:00.
Fourth and Fifth Grade Music Program in the Gym on May 9 from 6:30-7:00.
Field Day for K, 1st, and 2nd grades will be on May 10 in the morning. Mr. Dugger will send more information soon.
The Constructed Response Assessment for English/Language Arts Common Core State Standards for 3rd, 4th, and 5th grades will be administered on May 8.
For students who won the Game Trailer incentive during our Cookie Dough Fundraiser, we will have the trailer and pizza set up on May 13 for 3rd, 4th, and 5th grades from 4:30-7:00. The trailer and pizza will be ready for the winning K, 1st, and 2nd graders on May 14 from 4:30-7:00.
The Constructed Response Assessment for Math Common Core State Standards for 3rd, 4th, and 5th grades will be administered on May 14.
First Grade will do their Book Report and Character Parade on May 16.
Kindergarten will have their annual Show What We Know Program on May 17 at 2:00.
Our Year's End Above the Line with Success Celebration will be on May 22. Students will be recognized for academics, citizenship, attendance, and various talents. The celebration will be in the gym. The schedule will be as follows:
9:00-9:50 Second Grade
10:00-10:50 Third Grade
11:00-11:50 Fourth Grade
1:00-1:50 First Grade
2:00-3:00 Fifth Grade
Our last day of school is May 23. Report cards will be brought home by students that day rather than being mailed.
Procedure Requirements for Proof of Residence
Sumner County School District
Parents/guardians are required to have two of the following documents upon school registration of your child:
1. Tennessee Picture Driver’s License with current in-zone address
2. Tennessee Picture ID with current in-zone address
3. Current legal document/lease showing proof of residency (Notary public signed or typed/hand written letters from owners be accepted.)
4. Current motor vehicle registration with current address.
5. Current utility bill – electric, gas, water, telephone land lines (Cell phone bill be accepted.)
6. Current bank statement with current address
7. Current employment records (e.g. current check stub showing address)
Sumner County School District will allow your child to register for classes with the understanding that the parent/guardian will have ten (10) school days to complete the above residency requirements. At the end of the tenth (10) school day, the required documentation must have been turned into the school administrative office. If not, your child be allowed to return to school until the documentation is complete. Also, at this time, the Truancy Division of Sumner County Schools will be notified that your child is truant from school.
: A Truancy Officer may verify your residency at any time during the current school year. Also, business addresses as identified by city/county zoning maps will not be accepted as a home residence.