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Welcome to Trip Elementary School!

Trip Elementary School Staff 2014-2015
Trip Elementary School Staff 2014-2015

Rockin' Rams Perform at the Justice Center

Rockin Rams

On Wednesday the Rockin' Rams went to the Justice and Administration to perform.  They did an AWESOME job and TVGwinnett was there to film the whole thing!  It's edited and looks great!  So for your viewing pleasure, here's the link to the video

Accelerated Reader (AR)

The winter holiday is a great time to catch up on some great reading. For information on Trip's AR program download the Accelerated Reader flyer below

STEM Night

Our Second Annual STEM Night will be held January 29 from 6:00 to 8:00 pm

Mark your calendars now! 

Grayson Cluster App

Grayson Cluster App

Get your free Grayson Cluster App at the APP Store or Google Play Store

Trip's French Dual Immersion Program Exceeding All Expectations

Monday, December 8, the student's in Madame Hayes' dual immersion classroom had some special visitors, representatives of the French Consulate, Attache Alexandre Durand and Deputy Cultural Attache Solene Vilchien. Follow this link to read a Gwinnett Daily Post Article about Trip's French Dual language Immersion program and to see a video of our amazing kindergarten students at work. 

 

Want to Learn More About the Georgia Milestones Assessment?

The GaDOE is pleased to announce the release of a new video, designed to provide an introduction to the Georgia Milestones Assessment System. This short, animated video provides a friendly overview of our new assessment. The video highlights the purpose of the assessment, the types of questions that students will see, and the types of feedback that students, parents, and educators will receive. The video is available on the Georgia Milestones website at:
http://www.gadoe.org/Curriculum-Instruction-and-Assessment/Assessment/Pages/Georgia-Milestones-Assessment-System.aspx

go to this link to review Georgia Milestone Practice Tests http://learnoas.ctb.com/GA/ 

GCPS Parent Survey is now available on the Parent Portal

When you log in to your account, you will see a pop-up window, stating a survey is available. All parents are encouraged to take this brief, confidential, computer survey, available in English or Spanish. Parents should complete only one survey, before closing date Dec. 12.  Thank you for completing this survey about Trip Elementary School!
 
 

Thank you to the businesses who helped to support our Fall Festival and Glow Run

  • Johnny's Pizza
  • Texas Roadhouse
  • Thirty One
  • Mary Kay
  • Rockin' Wreaths
  • D. C. Boogie
  • Glam-R-Girl
  • Atlanta Vintage Travel
  • doTERRA
  • Super Sand Art
Upcoming Events
 
The Rockin' Rams

Wednesday, December 10 -- Trip's Rockin' Rams will be performing at the Gwinnett Justice Center on  

Thursday, December 11 -- PTA Meeting and then the Rockin' Rams Holiday Concert at Trip 6:30 pm

Friday, December 19 -- Class Holiday Parties 

Atlanta Science Festival

It’s official! The dates are set for the 2nd Annual Atlanta Science Festival. Mark your calendars now for another week chockfull of interactive programs, performances and activities March 21-28, 2015.Read more

 

Grayson Cluster Schools Foundation
Teacher of the Month Program

Launching in September, the program will recognize an outstanding teacher each month in order to celebrate our community's teaching staff.

For more information on the program works and how to nominate Click Here

 

School Instructional Hours are 8:15am - 2:45pm

Tardy bell rings at 8:15am

Car rider doors close at 8:10am and 3:00pm
Please ensure that your student arrives and is picked up on time!

Student Check-Outs are not permitted after 2:15pm
If you must check your child out of school before dismissal please arrive prior to 2:15pm with valid identification.

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Registration Hours:

Monday - Thursday 8:30 am - 11:00 am
Registrations will not be processed on Fridays.

Withdrawals:
Student withdrawals will take 24 hours to be processed

New Student Registration

Please click on the REGISTRATION link to the left to important information on required documents and a link to our online registration page. 

 
 


GCPS is focused on four major initiatives... initiatives connected to our core business of teaching and learning and to our vision of becoming a system of world- class schools. We encourage you to learn more about these initiatives:
  

Principal's Message

It is truly an honor to serve as Principal of Trip Elementary School.  Trip Elementary opened its doors to the Grayson community in its inaugural year in 2008. The name Trip Elementary emanates from the rich and storied past of the Grayson community.  In 1879, Rev. James Patterson McConnell established a township in southeast Gwinnett County that came to be known as Grayson.  At that time, Rev. McConnell and his wife Susan, purchased land in an area known then as the Bay Creek District, located at what is now the intersection of Highway 20/Loganville Highway and Grayson Parkway.  A store built on the land became home to a post office with Rev. McConnell serving as the community’s first post master.  A local merchant suggested the name “Trip” for the post office because it was a “trip” from the county seat of Lawrenceville to the new post office.  For years, the community was called Trip as well, until formally incorporating as a town in 1901 and eventually taking on the name of Grayson. 

As the Trip community grew, so did the need for a formal education for the children of the area.  In 1881, Trip Academy was constructed, which was a small log cabin, and served as the community’s first recorded school.  The opening of Trip Academy in 1881 marked the beginning of a long history of the dedication to quality education in Grayson.  In 2014, Trip elementary is still dedicated to setting high standards, providing our students with quality, engaging instruction, and increasing student achievement.

As reflected in our motto, “Where Learning Is a Lifelong Journey,” we strive to provide our students with an educational experience that is positive, structured, rigorous, and world-class.  We continually seek opportunities that will challenge their thinking, inspire their learning and prepare them with the knowledge and skills necessary for college, career and life readiness.  Ultimately, we want our students to be powerful, productive members of our society that dream big and have a strong educational foundation

On behalf of Trip Elementary School faculty and staff, I extend a warm welcome to you as we look forward to the best school year ever.  We are committed to ensuring each student achieves to their greatest potential.  We are also committed to providing exceptional service to parent and community members.  Each day is a new opportunity to learn and grow at Trip Elementary.  Parents and community members play a valuable role in our success.  We welcome your suggestions and encourage your membership in the PTA. 

As we continue to focus on quality and excellence in our instruction, environment, and service, we want to thank you for entrusting us with educating your child.  It is an honor and a privilege to work with your children everyday.  We look forward to continued success and serving you, your child, and the Grayson community.

Sincerely,

Rukina Walker 

Principal

Angie Skinner

Teacher of the Year 2014-2015

Angie Skinner
Teacher of the Year 2014-2015

Congratulations Angie Skinner for being named Trip's Teacher of the Year for 2014-2015

Mission

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Trip Elementary School's mission is to support all students in reaching their full potential.

Belief Statements:

  • We believe collaboration leads teachers in supporting each other for the benefit of student learning and professional growth.
  • We believe having high expectations for all students will guide them to reach their full potential as lifelong learners.
  • We believe in students learning in an academically challenging environment that promotes critical thinking.
  • We believe in meeting the needs of all learners through differentiated instruction.
  • We believe in providing a safe, nurturing environment that makes a positive impact in the lives of the children we teach.
  • We believe our students learn from dedicated, effective teachers who use standards and data to maximize instructional time.

Contact Us

Trip Elementary School
841 Cooper Road
Grayson, GA 30017

Main: 678-639-3850
Fax: 678-639-3870

Hours: 8:15am - 2:45pm

2014-2015 School Supplies List

School Supply List 2014-2015.pdf (506.0 KiB)

2014-2015 Parent/Student Handbook

2014-2015 Parent Student Handbook.pdf (733.8 KiB)

2014-2015 Handbook Calendar

14-15 calendar for handbook.pdf (732.1 KiB)

2014-2015 GCPS Parent/Student Handbook

Weather-related School Closing Information

Gwinnett County Parks and Recreation

Application for Free and Reduced  Lunch

 

School Hours:
Instructional hours for Trip Elementary are 8:15 a.m. until 2:45 p.m. Students are not allowed to be dropped off or enter the building until 7:45 a.m. unless they have a signed pass. Front office hours are from 7:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

 

Registration Hours:
Monday - Thursday 8:30 am - 11:00 am
Registrations will not be processed on Fridays.

Withdrawals
Student withdrawals will take 24 hours to be processed

 

 

GCPS is focused on four major initiatives,  initiatives connected to our core business of teaching and learning and to our vision of becoming a system of world- class schools. We encourage you to learn more about these initiatives:

Gwinnett Teacher Effectiveness System
AKS
eCLASS
Leadership Development