April 11, 2016

In-District Teacher Transfer Information

Reminder – As a teacher, if you apply for a position and accept that
position for the following school year you cannot apply for any
additional positions within the teacher unit.

In-District Teacher Transfer Information

Current openings are posted Thursday, April 7, 2016 and will close
on Wednesday, April 13, 2016 at 5:00 p.m. Check the on-line
application system phl.applitrack.com/greatfalls/onlineapp/default.aspx
for a list of all current in-district teacher job openings. If you
are interested in applying for these openings please hand-deliver
your In-District Transfer Form to the Human Resources Office
to meet the deadline.


Retirement and Longevity Awards

Retirement and Longevity Awards
Wednesday, May 18, 2016 7pm
Paris Gibson Education Center

All employees who have served the District 25, 30, or 35 years will be honored as well as those employees who have retired during the 2015-2016 school year or are retiring at the end of the school year.

Honorees will be sent an invitation via letter in April. If you do not receive one and you think you fall in the categories noted above, please contact Kim Fadrhonc at 268-6051. The District will honor each recipient with a gift. Desserts and refreshments will be provided.

Interested in June Professional Development? Looking for Something Different?

Indian Education for All is currently seeking 20 GFPS teachers to embark on an all-expense paid 5-day 4-night excursion across the highline. Teachers will receive 12 PIR hours, while immersed in the Seven Essential Understandings of IEFA. Teachers will explore three different reservations—Fort Peck, Fort Belknap, and Rocky Boys and learn from tribal members—more exciting details to come! Desirable candidates are adventurous, enthusiastic and ready to have a blast.

Register through PIR eCentral: IEFA Teacher Camp II.

Paid Training Day: June 4th, 8:30-3:30
Travel Dates: leave June 20th – return June 24th

Please contact Katie Hurin (268-6657; Katie_Hurin@gfps.k12.mt.us) or JoLena Hinchman (265-6661; jolena_hinchman@gfps.k12.mt.us) for more information.



 OULA Class Update (moved from Meadowlark)
• PLACE: PGEC Gym 2400 Central Avenue – enter on the south side parking lot near the Fitness Center
• TIME: 5:45 am – 6:30 am
• DAYS: Tuesdays & Thursdays

SAVE THE DATE! 5th Annual Employee Wellness Poker Walk
• DATE: May 4, 2016 (Wednesday)
• PLACE: Gibson Park Band Shell
• TIME: 5:00 pm
• INFO: More details coming in News Bits & Wellness Wednesday!

Jody Murray
Great Falls Public Schools CARE Program
Direct Line: 268-6772

2016 HANDS Summer Program

We are looking for guest speakers for our summer program again this year. The kids and HANDS staff really enjoyed those of you that came out last year and shared your knowledge and talents with us. Thank you again to those that gave their time to the kids last summer. The HANDS summer committee would love to have you back this year or come for the first time.

The 2016 summer program theme is going to be the “Magic Tree House Adventures”.
Dates: June 13th – August 19th.
Locations: Lewis & Clark and Valley View
Times: 6:45 am – 6:00 pm

We try to fill the summer with a lot of different activities, such as field trips to the local parks, visiting a few local businesses, swimming, bowling, mini-golf, crafts and a lot of outdoor fun at the centers. If you are willing and available to be a guest speaker, please let me know so we can talk about dates and topics. Your imagination is the only limit!

A few topics the guest did last year: Gardening, Story Telling, Yoga & Zumba, Print Making, Welding & Metals, Science Experiments, etc.

If you are unable to do this yourself, maybe you know someone that we could contact. Thank you so much for your time and considering coming out this summer.

Lisa R. Combs

Administrative Assistant/Office
Direct: (406) 268-6931
Cell: (406) 231-3959
Fax: (406) 268-7005
Website: www.handschildcare.org