GRASSY CREEK ELEMENTARY SCHOOL September 20, 2019
GRASSY CREEK C.O.R.E. Expectations
ATTENDANCE PERCENTAGE 9/9 - 13, 2019
1ST 95.80 %
2ND 96.07 %
3RD 97.16 %
4TH 97.64 %
WHOLE SCHOOL 96.87 %
Mrs. Hamlett's Room #14, meeting favorite community helpers, here with Officer Harris of Warren TWP PD
College GO Week
Warren Township will be celebrating College Go Week next week. This is a fun week designed to highlight what college can offer our students, so Grassy Creek will be celebrating with dress-up themes each day. The themes are as follows:
Mon, Sept. 23: “Success Starts Here!” with Grassy Creek spirit wear (or blue/yellow)
Tues, Sept. 24: “College Go Day” with college shirt or logo wear
Wed, Sept 25: “Our Future’s So Bright!” with sunglasses
Thurs, Sept. 26: “Warren Pride” with Warren spirit wear (or black/gold)
Fri, Sept. 27: “Pink Out Day” with any pink clothing item
Mrs. Forey, School Counselor
We are excited to introduce Grassy Creek's new school counselor, Mrs. Forey!
Elementary School Counselors provide education, prevention and intervention activities through school wide initiatives, classroom lessons, small groups and individual counseling. Counselors assist students in their academic, career and social/emotional development and provide support to students during times of transition or heightened stress. As a resource to staff and parents, counselors assist in identifying children's academic and social/emotional needs. Counselors may also provide referrals for additional community support services.
A typical day for our elementary school counselor might include the following:
Classroom lesson on social skills
An intervention assisting a small group of third grade students with organizational skills
Collaboration with a grade level team review of academic and behavioral data
Facilitating conflict resolution between students
Organizing career exploration activities for teachers to use in the classroom
Parent conference to address academic concerns
Small group intervention activity in anger management
Individual counseling for students dealing with emotions relating to stress or significant life events
If you would like to learn more about what Mrs. Forey can do to support your child, please reach out to her at email@example.com or 317-532-3100 ext. 3123.
Join the PTA for $7. and receive a discount card.
Next PTA meeting of the school year will be at 6 pm at Grassy Creek on Thursday October 3rd. ALL are invited.
2019/2020 Officers are
President Hailey Hilliard
Vice President Jason Shuhilo
Secretary Alana Sheets
Treasurer Ladonia Stivers - Bailey
Teacher Representative Alicia Hilbert
Questions contact PTA President Hailey Hilliard firstname.lastname@example.org
GUM AND CANDY POLICY
YMCA BASKETBALL AND CHEERLEADING
Ages 4-5/6-7 will be co-ed teams.
Ages 8-9/ 10-12/ 13-15/ 16-1, boys teams.
Ages 8-10 / 11-13, girls teams.
Practice once a week with games on Saturdays.
Deadline to register is Oct. 11th
Register online at www.indymca.org/ransburg/programs/sports or at the Members Services Desk.
Questions contact Alice Weber at email@example.com or call 317-554-8076
Select a keepsake to treasure forever
Art to Remember forms have been sent home with students. These forms are personalized to each child's artwork.
We understand some may have questions about two "fundraisers" going on at GC. Art to Remember benefits the art department solely and is a keepsake item that our parents enjoy ordering each year. We also will have another opportunity for this in the Spring for those not interested this time of year.
Art to Remember fundraiser orders are due the 24th of September to Mrs. Shea. Parents may order online as well.
Thank you for your support!
Kindergarten vision screening with SPOT Vision Screener
LOST AND FOUND
Dear Grassy Creek Families,
I wanted to take this opportunity to let you know how excited the Grassy Creek family is about the start of the school year and to share our process for emergency preparedness. In an effort to make sure our students and staff understand and know what to do in the case of emergencies, we plan practice drills throughout the school year. Some of these drills include procedures we practice monthly, like fire drills, and some we practice only a few times during the year, like wind/tornado drills.
We wanted you to be aware of the types of drills that we practice together in the event of a school safety concern so that you can talk with your students about these situations if they should come home with questions.
Fire Drills – Students and staff evacuate their classrooms and exit the building. All classrooms report to a designated location outside of the school building. During these drills, cars entering campus will be stopped by staff until our perimeter is clear of students and staff.
Wind/Tornado Drills – Students and staff report to designated locations in the building away from large windows and doors with windows. During this drill, our exterior doors will be locked so that all office staff can participate as well.
Lockdown Drills – Our buildings are secured internally and externally. Students remain with staff and wait for directions. During these drills, if you visit campus, you may see law enforcement agencies like Warren Police, parked on our campus supporting this practice.
Bus Evacuation Drills – Students practice exiting the bus using emergency exits upon arriving to school. During these drills, cars entering campus will be stopped by staff until our perimeter is clear of students and staff.
It is important to note that your student’s focus and cooperation during our drills is paramount. When drills are conducted, all individuals on our campus must participate, and that number can be upwards of 500 people. Paying attention, being alert and following directions allows for the best learning experience during the drills. Please reinforce this at home. Also, please know that if you are in the building when these drills are being practiced, you will be asked to practice with our school.
I appreciate your support and ask that you reach out with any questions.
Christy Merchant, Principal
DON'T WRECK THE TECH
We encourage you to reach out to your child's teacher anytime! Please use this link from our school website to find email addresses and extensions. We want to partner with you!
Are you interested in learning more about the before and after school program offered by the YMCA at Grassy Creek? Click this link to find out details!