Granger School Weekly Newsletter

October 15-19, 2018

Quick Reminders/Planning Ahead

Oct. 15 Battle of HWY 95 T-shirt Orders and the Pink Out- Paws for a Cause Orders due

Oct. 16 SENIORS: Herff Jones here for ordering graduation invites 11:00

Oct. 16 Volleyball Senior & Parent Night

Oct. 19 Box Top collections due for 1st nine weeks

Oct. 19 End of nine weeks

Oct. 19 Last After Game Party ends at 11:00 pm

Oct. 20 Student Art Display at ArtSpace Gallery

Oct. 22-26 Red Ribbon Week

Oct. 26 Elementary Halloween Party

Sat. Oct. 27 Fall Fest 1-3 pm

Oct. 29 PTO meeting 7:00 pm in cafeteria

Nov. 2 Elementary Awards: PK-2nd 8:10-9:10, 3rd-4th 9:20-10:20

Planning Ahead

Nov. 12-16 Book Fair Week

Nov. 26 PTO Meeting 7:00 pm in cafeteria

Saturday, Dec. 8 Clothes Bank 9:00 am-2:00 pm

Friday, Dec. 21 Elementary Winter Holiday Party

Thurs. Feb. 14 Elementary Valentine's Day Party

Laughter is the Best Medicine

Why did the cookie go to the doctor?

Answer: Because it felt crummy.

Submitted by: Luke Tucker, 1st grade

Pep Rally Pictures

Six wins in a row and 1-0 start in district!

Stay healthy boys and keep up with the grades! We are proud of you! Next football game is a big one: Home game vs Bremond.

Teen Emotional Development

Studying and understanding brain development has brought new insight to teen behavior. The part of the brain which involves decision making, self-control, and focus grows quickly in mid to late teens. (The "second critical window" in child development) Teens are found to be worse at evading emotional distractions than children. They need more time to learn and develop skills to handle conflicts, judge decisions, and predict consequences. The next time your teen is in an emotionally charged situation, please be patient. Emotional intelligence is valuable, and needed, to ensure future healthy relationships.

Source:The Teen Brain: How Schools Can Help Students manage Emotions and Make Better Decisions By Sarah D. Sparks October 9, 2018

A Better Tomorrow

Knowledge earns power.

Compassion earns understanding.

Kindness earns respect.

Faith earns hope.

Action earns results.


Nov. 5th School Store - Details forthcoming.


*Please collect Box Tops and send them to your child's class room trimmed. The class that collects the most Box Tops each 9 weeks will win a special treat.

*Recycle The Entenmann's Litte Bites Pouch Program: Recycle and turn in pouches to earn money for the school Contact: Karen Horak


Varsity Football

Oct. 19 Bremond 7:00 HOME

Oct. 26 Bartlett 7:00 Away

Nov. 2 Bye Week

Nov. 9 Chilton 7:00 HOME

JV Football

Oct. 18 Bremond 6:30 Away

Oct. 25 Bartlett 6:30 HOME

Nov. 1 Bye Week

Nov. 8 Chilton 6:30 Away

Junior High Football

Oct. 18 Bremond 5:30 Away

Oct. 25 Bartlett 5:30 HOME

Nov. 1 Bye Week

Nov. 8 Chilton 5:30 HOME

Lady Lion Volleyball

Oct. 16 Tues. Mumford 5:00 HOME JV, V

Oct. 20 Sat. Thrall 1:00 @Thrall JV, V


October 24th, 8th grade will be taking the PSAT 8/9

RTI Progress Monitoring Calendar

Oct. 15-19 Reading

Oct. 22-26 Math

Oct. 29-Nov. 2 OFF/Make-Up

Nov. 5-9 Reading

Nov. 12-16 Math

Nov. 19-23 - OFF (School closed)

Nov. 26-30 Reading

Dec. 3-7 Math

Dec. 10-14 OFF/Make-up

Dec. 17-21 OFF

*Jan. 8-11 Reading MOY

*Jan. 14-18 Math MOY

Jan. 22-25 OFF

Jan. 28-Feb. 1 Reading

Feb. 4-8 Math

Feb. 11-15 OFF/Make-Up

Feb. 19-22 Reading

Feb. 25-March 1 Math

March 4-8 OFF/Make-Up

March 11-15 OFF (Spring Break)

March 18-22 Reading

March 25-29 Math

April 1-5 OFF

*April 8-12 Reading EOY

*April 15-18 Math EOY

April 23-26 OFF

April 29-May 3 Reading

May 6-10 Math

May 13-17 OFF/Make-Up

May 20-24 OFF

*Remember to check school website and Dojo in case of any last minute changes due to situations beyond GISD control.

Friendly Reminder

*All students in grades 7-12 have the 2018-19 $35 laptop insurance due please.

*Pep Rally is no longer at the end of the day. It is now during advisory period on Friday's. (2:20-2:50) Parents: For your child's safety, please send note to teacher in advance if you will be taking your student after the pep rally. This gives the teacher a chance to have the student prepared. If this is not possible, the student will need to return to class after the rally and regular check out procedures will apply. Thank you for your understanding.