A premier learning community that empowers each student to thrive in an ever-changing world.

February 3, 2016

I would like to thank the Cleo Gordon Community for showing so much love to our student who was recently involved in a hit and run accident. It has been proven time and time again that when our Cleo families are in need we will step up as a community and support each other. 

    Again, thank you,

         Megan Thole
Daily Bell Schedule
Monday: 8:15-2:45 
Tuesday: 8:15- 2:45 
Wednesday: 8:15-11:45 
Thursday: 8:15- 2:45 
Friday: 8:15- 2:45 
Grades 1- 5
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday 8:25 - 2:45
Wednesday 8:25 - 1:30
For the safety of our children the school
parking lot will be closed from:
8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.
2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Thank you for your consideration
in this matter.

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Go Fund Me  

Please Help

 Our Cleo Gordon community has been saddened by the news that one of our kinder students  was involved in a hit and run accident. We have established a Go Fund Me account to assist the family during this difficult time as our Shining Scholar recovers. 


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If you are interested in staying at your home-school, please fill out an open enrollment form. Open enrollment closes on February 29. Please contact your school office for any questions.

The district has sent out letters regarding the upcoming boundary changes. Please see the following website if you have any questions regarding where your child will be attending school in the Fall of 2016. Even if you don't receive a letter in the mail, you will still be asked to change schools.  

Newest Info: 2016-2017 K-8 BOUNDARY CHANGE


Upcoming Days With No School

Monday, February 8

Monday, February 15

Friday, March 4

Spring Break March 19-28

(We return to school on Tuesday, March 29)


Leader In Me!

Cleo Gordon Elementary 
is a
Leader In Me School!
"The Leader in Me is FranklinCovey’s whole school transformation process. It teaches 21st century leadership and life skills to students and creates a culture of student empowerment based on the idea that every child can be a leader." 

Content from The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People is a key component of The Leader in Me. The 7 Habits is a combination of universal, timeless principles of personal and interpersonal effectiveness, such as responsibility, vision, integrity, teamwork, collaboration and renewal, which are secular in nature and common to all people and cultures. Here’s how the 7 Habits are taught to students in an age-appropriate format within The Leader in Me process:

Be Proactive classroom poster

Habit 1 — Be Proactive

You're in Charge: I am a responsible person. I take initiative. I choose my actions, attitudes, and moods. I do not blame others for my wrong actions. I do the right thing without being asked, even when no one is looking.

Begin with the end in mind classroom poster

Habit 2 — Begin with the End in Mind

Have a Plan: I plan ahead and set goals. I do things that have meaning and make a difference. I am an important part of my classroom and contribute to my school’s mission and vision. I look for ways to be a good citizen.

Put first things first classroom poster

Habit 3 — Put First Things First

Work First, Then Play: I spend my time on things that are most important. This means I say no to things I know I should not do. I set priorities, make a schedule, and follow my plan. I am disciplined and organized.

Think win-win classroom poster

Habit 4 — Think Win-Win

Everyone Can Win: I balance courage for getting what I want with consideration for what others want. I make deposits in others’ Emotional Bank Accounts. When conflicts arise, I look for third alternatives.

Seek First to Understand, Then to Be Understood classroom poster

Habit 5 — Seek First to Understand, Then to Be Understood

Listen Before You Talk: I listen to other people’s ideas and feelings. I try to see things from their viewpoints. I listen to others without interrupting. I am confident in voicing my ideas. I look people in the eyes when talking.

Synergize classroom poster

Habit 6 — Synergize

Together Is Better: I value other people’s strengths and learn from them. I get along well with others, even people who are different than me. I work well in groups. I seek out other people’s ideas to solve problems because I know that by teaming with others we can create better solutions than anyone of us can alone. I am humble.

Sharpen the Saw classroom poster

Habit 7 — Sharpen The Saw

Balance Feels Best: I take care of my body by eating right, exercising and getting sleep. I spend time with family and friends. I learn in lots of ways and lots of places, not just at school. I find meaningful ways to help others.


“We only get one chance to prepare children for a world none of us can possibly predict, what are we going to do with that one chance?”

—Principal Muriel Summers,  A.B. Combs Elementary  


Leader Positions!

 1. Lighthouse Team
2. News & Media
3. Greeters
4. Breakfast Monitors
5.  Lunch Monitors
6. Green Team
7. Cleo PR
8. Morning Announcements
 Leaders Wanted!
Congratulations to Cleo Gordon's 
Teacher of the Year!
Lacey Bowen 
Congratulations to Cleo Gordon's 
Student of the Year!
 Karisma Mendez
Cleo Kid Win Fam
 Cleo Kid Win