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Welcome to Trip Elementary School!

Trip Elementary School Staff 2013-2014
Trip Elementary School Staff 2013-2014

Trip Happenings

Kindergarten Registration
Kindergarten Registration will be held on Thursday, April 24th.
11:30am - 2:30pm
3:30pm - 5:30pm
Please on the REGISTRATION link to the left for more information and details. Pre-registration is online.     
CRCT Study Guides crct

You will find helpful information and study guides on the attached link at CRCT Study Guides.

We will hold our first annual Ram-A-Thon fundraising event on May 13, 14, and 15.
While Field Day activities are being held on our playground, we will earn fundraising dollars in the front of the school.
Students will be taking laps on a makeshift track in front of the school. Our students are being challenged to find individuals, family members, neighbors, etc to sponsor them per lap or a flat donation. If each student can find at least one sponsor to pledge him or her $1.00 per lap (36 laps), we could raiser over $25.000 for our school. This money will be used to support instruction through technology, Math Night, Science Night, leveled books, and many other instructional supplies that are needed.
Collection days will be held:
Wednesday, 5/7
Friday, 5/9
Monday, 5/12
Wednesday, 5/14
Friday, 5/16 (Final collection day)
Students that bring in a goal amount of $36.00 ($1.00 for full 36 laps) at one time, will receve a surprise.
The class that raises the most money will get to throw water balloons at Coach Smith.
Please help us meet our goal by assisting your child in connecting to sponsors.
The schedule for this fundraiser is as follows:
Tuesday, May 13th
2nd grade 9:00 - 11:00
4th grade 12:00 - 2:00
Wednesday, May 14th
Kindergarten 9:00 - 11:00
5th grade 12:00 - 2:00
Thursday, May 15th
1st grade 9:00 - 11:00
3rd grade 12:00 - 2:00
This will be a fun social time for the students and an easy volunteer effort for the adults.
Please contact if you are able to lend your time for this fun event. Please open this attachment for more details. 
Wednesday Morning Help SessionsHelp button
Wednesday, May 7th will be the final morning help session offered this year. In addition 3rd-5th graders will not have help day on April 30th which is the first day of CRCT.
Public School Volunteer Week
A huge THANK YOU to all of you that lend your time and effort to help students and staff at Trip Elementary each and every day!
Our Volunteer Appreciation Breakfast will be held on Friday, May 9th at 9:30.
Invitations will be mailed on April 25th. Please reply to Tracy Nichols, 678-639-3850, if you plan to attend this special breakfast for YOU.
Lunch Account Information school lunch
Students will NOT be able to charge lunches after April 30, 2014.
Grayson Community School Grayson G
Check out the list of courses offered by The Grayson Community School for Spring and Summer. Course offerings and registration form can be found in this attachment.
Broad Prize Finalist
GCPS is one of two finalists for The 2014 Broad Prize for Urban Education. This is the first year GCPS was eligible to be considered after the district's 2010 win.
Orlando, Florida is the other finalist. The winner will be named September 22, 2014.
GCPS will receive $750,000 as the winner, or $250,000 as a finalist, to be used for college schlorships. 


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

Happy New Year!

Time is flying by, and it is hard to believe that the first semester is over as we embrace a new year.  In this new year, our dedication to our students is even stronger.   I want to take a moment to express how much I have enjoyed being your principal over the past six months.  It has been a remarkable experience to serve and represent one of the best communities and school systems in this great nation.

At Trip, our mission and vision is one that embodies our school’s collaborative environment which recognizes that all stakeholders are important in the education of our students.  We’re excited to be entering our 7th year of providing a “world class” education, and we’re confident that this year is becoming one of our best.  We hope that as our students and families enter our building, our school climate is one that is positive and engaging.

Trip’s teaching staff is committed to challenging students at the utmost levels of critical thinking. We’re proud to offer a rigorous, standards-based curriculum as the foundation of an instructional program that is both meaningful and engaging. Of course, our powerful learning environment produces prevailing results as measured by annual state and national assessments.

Our teachers are using common planning time to collaborate and evaluate assessment data in order to make the most informed decisions about “next steps” with instruction. They are also working collaboratively to develop school-wide summary assessments. These assessments will evaluate how much students know about accurately summarizing from informational reading and how well they can convey their understanding of informational texts in writing.

We are aware that there is an ever-increasing need for educated adults who have the ability to quickly acquire and apply new knowledge and skills, to problem-solve quickly and accurately, to communicate clearly and effectively, to work in teams, and to use technology with facility and innovation.  Therefore, it is imperative that we provide our students with the core skills of critical thinking and creative innovation.

While student achievement is our highest priority, we believe that we are educating the “whole child”. A firm, fair, and consistent behavioral program sets a respectful tone that permeates throughout our school. Our school wide “7 Habits of Happy Kids” program promotes peaceful interactions amongst staff and students through a system of lifelong principles, praise, power and positivity.

Truly, Trip Elementary embodies a team environment that invites participation from all of our school’s stakeholders. We understand the strength and synergy that comes from unifying many people under a single vision of student success. We encourage all families to participate in our programs and in our classrooms; because, together…“WE are Trip Elementary, a school, where learning comes first!

All the best to you and yours in 2014!  I am proud to serve you and your family.

Your principal,

Dr. Rukina Walker

Jennifer Geyer

Teacher of the Year 2013-14

Jennifer Geyer
Teacher of the Year 2013-14

Congratulations Jennifer geyer...Trip Elementary's Teacher of the Year 2013-14!


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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

2013-2014 Student/Parent Handbook Grades K-5

Weather-related School Closing Information

Gwinnett County Parks and Recreation

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
Leadership Development