The Grass Valley WAG

Week at a Glance - Family Edition: 11/11 - 11/15

The Grass Valley Way!

Upcoming Dates

  • November 15 Coffee with the Principal
  • November 18 Make up Picture Day
  • November 19-22 Family Conferences
  • November 20 Site English Language Learner Subcommittee (SELLS) Meeting (see below)
  • November 20 SSC Meeting (see below)
  • November 22 Student of the Month Assembly
  • November 22 Big Smiles (Dentistry)

Important Reminders

  • Cell Phone Policy Students who bring cell phones to school, must turn them off and leave them in their back pack. If cell phones are found in use at school, students will receive a warning the first time. If a student has a cell phone out again, it will be confiscated by the adult and held in the office until the parent can pick it up.
  • Getting the newsletter online! We'd like to continue sending out the Week at a Glance, but will begin doing so ONLINE ONLY. Please be sure the office has your email address for us to add to the list! We currently have correct emails for about 80 families.
  • Volunteering in Classrooms We cannot do this without you - our families! If you are interested in volunteering in your student's classroom, please check in with the teacher We'd love to have you!
  • Morning Yard Support We are in need of parent volunteers to support with morning recess from 8:15a-8:30a. Please check in with Ms. Beckner or with Coach Colbert if you are interested.

Information about Grass Valley's Future

I want to take a moment to assure you that any information regarding Grass Valley's future as a school will come from myself, as the school's principal. While you may hear many different things about potential plans, please be assured that if anything changes for Grass Valley, we will engage in a larger conversation as a community first and you will be the first to know. Absolutely no plans have been made, so please do not get bogged down by what you might hear from other sources. If you have any questions, as always, my door is open!


Casey Beckner

Grass Valley Principal

School Site Council (SSC) Meetings

Next Meeting:

Grass Valley Elementary School

Wednesday, November 20, 2019


Staff Room

What is SSC?

SSC members and attendees work together with the Principal to make determinations about how we will use our budget. The Council regularly reviews site wide data and determines priorities to support our continued growth.

Everyone is highly encouraged to attend!

Site English Language Learner Subcommittee (SELLS)

Next Meeting:

Grass Valley Elementary School

Wednesday, November 20, 2019


Staff Room

What is SELLS?

SELLS is a subcommittee of the SSC dedicated to discussing issues pertaining to students who are English Learners.

All families with students who are English Learners are highly encouraged to attend!

Support your Eagle in showing Grass Valley Way!

Grass Valley Way

  • Be Safe
  • Be Respectful
  • Be Responsible

Weekly Focus: Being SAFE on the YARD


  • Using equipment correctly
  • Watching out for others
  • Tying your shoes before running
  • Walking to and from lining up

Reward: Each week, the classes who demonstrate the Grass Valley Way most will earn extra recess with Ms. Beckner on Friday!

A bit about Ms. Beckner...

I feel so excited and honored to have the opportunity to lead as a member of the Grass Valley staff! This is such a vibrant and tight knit community and I look forward to continuing to get to know the many facets of it. As you get to know me, you will learn that I am very transparent, so please reach out with questions and communicate your needs, so that I can do everything in my control to support you in meeting the needs of the incredible young people we serve.