2018-2019 School Year: Volume 23: Week of February 18, 2019
Be the Best YOU at Grandview!!!
Focus on the POSITIVE, especially when referring to behavior
Our school is participating in an important building initiative. It is called Positive Behavior Intervention and Support (PBIS).
What is Positive Behavior Interventions and Support?
PBIS is a process for creating safer and more effective schools. It is a systems approach to enhancing the capacity of schools to educate all children by developing research-based, school-wide, and classroom behavior support systems. The process focuses on improving a school’s ability to teach and support positive behavior for all students. Rather than a prescribed program, PBIS provides systems for schools to design, implement, and evaluate effective school-wide, classroom, non-classroom, and student specific plans. PBIS includes school-wide procedures and processes intended for all students and all staff in all settings. PBIS is not a program or a curriculum. It is a team-based process for systemic problem solving, planning, and evaluation. It is an approach to creating a safe and productive learning environment where teachers can teach and all students can learn. At Grandview, we have already begun our initiatives and the Grandview staff feels our building is ready for the next step.
What is PBIS at our school?
We have adopted a unified acronym that will focus on the behaviors we want Grandview students to use in and out of school. This acronym defines our expectations for behavior in our school in all areas. You will see our acronym begin to be posted throughout the school and your child will be learning about these behaviors in many different ways. At Grandview, we have PRIDE. The high school has the same acronym, but at Grandview our letters stand for something a little different.
As part of our PBIS process, we will be focusing on a different letter about every 3 weeks. Stay tuned for our upcoming Mustang Messengers to hear what we are doing with each letter. Now that we know what behaviors we stand for and what behaviors our students will be carrying out, principal breakfasts will be back, compliment cards will be implemented, expectations in the different settings will be set, and in the end, Grandview will be a more positive school with children learning the soft skills necessary to be successful in life.
If you have questions about our model, please let us know. Grandview parent voice is so important to the success of this model. We hope that you bring this model into your home to ensure that the children are carrying out the behaviors of PRIDE both in and out of Grandview. Stay tuned for more information as our model and as learning develops!
Thank you for your continued support at home!
Your Proud Principal,
Melissa Carruth, Ed.S
ANOTHER WEEK OF FUN AND LEARNING!
1st Grade Writers
1st Graders celebrating their opinion or OREO writing organizers!
2nd Grade Book Club
2nd graders using the talking stick to carry out their book clubs.
5th Grade ACE Writers
5th graders using ANSWER - CITE - EXPLAIN or ACE to help prove their thinking with their answers.
3rd Grade Valentine Challenge
3rd graders Valentine STEM Challenge
Who doesn't love to receive Valentines?? It is so nice to receive compliments from your classmates.
2nd graders having Valentine Day challenges!!
Grandview Math Night
Thank you for your patience as we continue to make this event happen for Grandview and our Ford Engineers. Tuesday, February 26th is our NEW Math Night. Due to the weather, Botsford will be joining us for this event and we will make it a Clarenceville Math Night. It will be from 5:30-7:30. Food will be served from 5:30-6:00 and games will be played from 6:00-7:30. Ford engineers and our 5th graders will be our volunteers. It should be an amazing night, so mark your calendars!
5th Grade Camp Details and Fundraiser
The next camp fundraiser is going on, Little Caesar's Pizza Kits. See below for more information on this.
Finally, please communicate with your child's teacher about campl If you need help with the expense, please reach out to your child's classroom teacher. We are wanting a 100% participation with Camp. It is a memory making event for your child and a great momento for their days at Grandview. There are about 23 students not attending at this point in time. That is higher than in year's past. Remember we can give help!!!
Little Caesars Pizza Kits
March is Reading Month
March 1st: Wear red and white or dress up as your favorite Dr. Seuss character - Green Eggs and Ham will be served for lunch
March 4-7: Book Fair Week -- Milk and Cookies Night, as well as, Special Person Luncheon will be this week
Each Friday will be a fun activity to do in honor of reading
Friday, March 29th - Reading Parade -- dress up as your favorite book character as well as design your favorite book cover
Grandview Restaurant Event
Calling all Kindergarten - Class of 2032
- Our local newscasters run a school's closing list. Clarenceville is listed under Oakland County. Click on Detroit (https://www.clickondetroit.com/) or WXYZ (https://www.wxyz.com/) are a few options both on-line and on the TV with the ticker.
- Mr. Shepich sends out a robocall to families
- I will tweet from @grandview elementary and make a post on Grandview's facebook page
- Staff, nor the office, come in on these days, so no one will be at the office to answer the phone.
All students who have a language other than English spoken at home and are identified as English Learners must take a state test called WIDA ACCESS for ELLs (Accessing Comprehension and Communication in English State to State for English Language Learners). The Enrollment Office form that was completed when your son/daughter enrolled in Clarenceville Schools tells us this information. Students will take the test eve if they are not attending ESL/EL classes. The test is for Reading, Writing, Listening, Speaking and Comprehension in English. Students will take the test between February 4-March 22, 2019. We will mail your child's test results to you when we receive them from the Michigan Department of Education. If you have any questions, please contact Karen Morrison at 248-919-0404.
Game Dates are as follows:
Feb. 21 B Redwings vs GV Purple @ Bots. 6:15
B Grey Knights vs GV Maroon @ Bots. 7:30 B Flames off
GV Teal vs GV Blue @ GV 6:15
Feb. 28 B Flames vs GV Purple @ Bots6:15
GV Teal vs B Redwings @ GV 6:15 GV Maroon off
B Grey Knights vs GV Blue @ Bots. 7:30
March 7 B Grey Knights vs B Redwings @ Bots 6:15
GV Maroon vs B Flames @ GV 6:15 GV Blue off
GV Teal vs GV Purple @GV 7:30
March 14 GV Teal vs B Grey Knights @ GV 6:15
GV Maroon vs GV Purple @ GV 7:30 B Redwings off
B Flames vs GV Blue @Bots 6:15
After-School Event Guidelines
Watch Dog -- WE NEED VOLUNTEERS
Also if there is snow on the ground and your child does not have boots or snow pants, then they will be asked to stay on the blacktop. In order to play in the snow, they will need boots and snow pants.
We have had a lot of students arriving late. Tardies start at 8:40 and will be tracked. If your child comes in after the class did the lunch count, then they will automatically get PB&J as their lunch choice. Lunch counts will not be finalized until after 8:40. If you know your child is going to be late, then please call in the tardy and select your child's lunch choice to ensure that they can get another choice. Our lunch counts are becoming very lopsided and we need to ensure that the children are getting the choice that they signed up for. Also we need our students on time for school!!
Kroger and Grandview
We have collected $7.83 from August to October (we are newly established in Mid October so the collection is from half a month).
We have 21 families registered! Though I know we can have more!!! So please sign-up. Guidelines are below!!
To Use the Kroger Community Rewards Program:
Simply encourage your participants to visit http://www.kroger.com. Once logged into their Kroger account they can search for Friends of Grandview either by name or TH003 and then click Enroll. New users will need to create an account which requires some basic information, a valid email address and a rewards card.
*Customers must have a registered Kroger rewards card account to link to your organization.
*If a member does not yet have a Kroger rewards card, please let them know they are available at the customer service desk at any Kroger
REMEMBER, purchases will not count for your organization until after your participants register their rewards card.
Participants must swipe their registered Kroger rewards card or use the phone number that is related to their registered Kroger rewards card when shopping for each purchase to count.
Bookflix for Grandview Families
The Michigan eLibrary did not renew their subscription to Bookflix. We found great value in this site for our children. Therefore, Grandview purchased a school subscription that allows teachers and students to use the following username and password to access Bookflix at home and at school. Please feel free to use this at home. The link is as follows.....
There is a link on the Library symbaloo and will be putting a link under the student links on the Clarenceville website.
If you click on the apple and book in the top right corner, it takes you to a Resources and Tools page where you can search for books, search by themes, running times and grade levels.
This is another way to engage your students with their learning at home.
Do not rely on just the office for transportation changes. It is important that you also put it in writing in an email to the teacher. If you alert the teacher and the office, chances are better that the message is delivered accurately. We have so many transportation changes at the end of the day that makes us uneasy that a mistake could occur. Please do not make a change after 3:00!!
Volunteering at School
Important Dates and Upcoming Dates
February 18: No School -- President's Day
February 21: Grandview Restaurant Night at Chuck E. Cheese in Novi from 3-9:00
February 26: Math Night at Grandview with Botsford - 5:30-7:30 - Dinner will be served!!
Last day to order a yearbook!!
March 1st: March is Reading Month Kick-off - Celebrate Dr. Seuss' b-day - wear your red and white or dress up as your favorite Dr. Seuss character
March 4th-8th: Book Fair Week (Milk and Cookies Night and Special Person Luncheon will occur this week)
March 7th: Grandview Restaurant Night at MOD Pizza at 13229 Middlebelt from 4-8:00
March 11th: Variety Show Dress Rehearsal
March 12th: Spring Pictures
March 13th: Variety Show @ 6 pm