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Marty Helton - Principal
Melissa Nance - Assistant Principal 

ANNIE BLACKBURN
Staff Writer

The students of G.E. Massey Elementary honored the nation’s veterans on Tuesday. Students from Pre-K to third grade stood at attention with their hands over their hearts through the Pledge of Allegiance and during an acapella rendition of the National Anthem, sung by members of the Lincolnton High School Choir. Among the veterans that were present for the ceremony were commandant of the Marine Corps League and chaplain for the Vietnam Veterans, Monica Lockwood, several Vietnam War Veterans, a Gulf War veteran, a Korean War veteran and a 92-year-old World War II veteran. Principal Marty Helton emceed the event.
“I want to begin by thanking our veterans,” Helton said, addressing the students. “We want to thank them for their service to our country, which allows us the freedom that we enjoy and we hope that we never take those freedoms for granted. As you get older, you will learn that there are countries that do not have the same freedoms.”
At the end of the program, teacher Amy Savage presented a book to the veterans that contained letters from the students. In the letters, the children thanked the veterans for their courage and bravery. Vietnam veteran Ed House accepted the book on behalf of all veterans.
“A lot of our students prepared some thank-you letters and pictures,” Savage said. “In preparing for this, I found something that I thought was quite fitting. It said a veteran is someone who at one point in his or her life wrote a blank check to the United States of America for the amount of up to and including my life. For this, we thank (them).”
The ceremony was concluded with the traditional three-volley gun salute in honor of all fallen soldiers, with House playing “Taps.”

Image courtesy of Jaclyn Anthony / Lincoln Times-News


Help the Environment and Your School
Help G.E. Massey and the environment by recycling your unwanted textiles, which includes clothing, shoes, linens, curtains, coats, and more in any condition, by placing them in the textile recycle bin located in front of the school. Each year, 13.1 million tons of textile waste is generated in the US. This material generates over 28 million pounds of CO2 each year. For every 490 pounds of textiles the school collects, we will receive money to spend on educational needs. From now until December 1, the school in the district that collects the most textiles will also receive an additional $1000. 






            School Hours:
7:30 - School Open to Parents and Students
7:55 - Cafeteria Stops Serving Breakfast
8:00 - Classes
START
Students are TARDY as of 8:00
2:45 - School Ends
Bus Riders will be released first
  



Congratulations! G.E. Massey Elementary Has earned designation as a Model School in the North Carolina Positive Behavior Intervention and Support {PBIS} annual State Recognition Program.

DPI State Standards
For more information please click the link:
http://www.dpi.state.nc.us/acre/standards/

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                              PTA Fundraiser
Handmade Quilt
Buy a $1.00 raffle ticket. All proceeds go to
purchase library books. Drawing will be Dec.6th
at the Craft Fair.



Please see attachment
for more information
operation christmas child.pdf

On Tuesday, September 9th, 2014, the PowerSchool Parent Portal
became available for parents and students.
Parents may use the Parent Portal to see grades, attendance,
class schedules and other information.
It is an Internet-based resource that allows parents to monitor
and track their child’s academic progress.  

See Attachment for more information
Parent Portal Now Open.pdf

Tuesday, November 25
GEM Terrific Kids at 2:20
Wednesday, November 26
Thanksgiving Holiday {No School for Students}
Thursday, November 27
Thanksgiving Holiday

School Closed
Friday, November 28
Thanksgiving Holiday

School Closed
Thursday, December 4
PTA Board Meeting at 5:00

Today, 11/21/2014
High: 50 Low: 25
Mostly sunny
2% chance of precipitation.
Tomorrow, 11/22/2014
High: 50 Low: 35
Partly sunny
14% chance of precipitation.