Granger School Weekly Newsletter

Nov. 11-15, 2019

Quick Reminders/Planning Ahead

Nov. 11 Veteran's Day program 9:30 am

Nov. 12 Picture Re-Takes

Nov. 11-15 Scholastic Book Fair

Nov. 14 Kona Ice (weather permitting) CHANGED TO NOV. 20TH!

Nov. 14 Board Meeting 6:30 in Student Center

Nov. 15 Elementary Fire Safety Presentation 8:30-9:30 am

Nov. 15 Thanksgiving Lunch

1st Wed. of every month: Monthly Morning Meetups with Mr. Abbott and Dr. Resla 8-9am in the student center

Planning Ahead:

Thanksgiving Break Nov. 25-29

Dec. 2 We Are Granger Shirt orders due

Dec. 4 UIL Elementary Writing/Speaking in Holland

Dec. 5 Senior Pictures in student center

Sunday, Dec. 8 Free Teen Tech Interactive workshop for parents in Cedar Park

Dec. 11 Granger hosting elementary UIL

Gifted & Talented Nominations due Dec. 20

Christmas Break Dec. 23-Jan. 7 (for students)


THANKSGIVING LUNCHEON TIMES

Friday, Nov. 15, 2019

PK-K 10:00 am - 10:30 am

1st-2nd 10:35 am - 11:05 am

3rd-4th 11:15 am - 11:45 am

5th-8th 12:06 pm - 12:36 pm

9th - 12th 12:40 pm - 1:10 pm


Friendly Reminder: All students in grades 7-12 have laptop dues of $35 for the 2019-20 school year. Please pay in the library. Checks can be made out to GISD.


November Monthly Character Theme

Respect - I am polite, courteous and caring. I treat all people with equity and dignity and I uphold their rights. I strive for understanding and I learn from the wisdom of my elders.

Playoff Information

Bi-District Championship-1st round

Friday, Nov. 15th, 7:30pm

At Rockdale's Tiger Stadium

Granger is the home team.

We play Snook.

GYAA Basketball Sign Up

The last day to sign up is Friday, Nov. 15, 2019. There are three ways to sign up:

*Sign up on line at: https://www.leaguelineup.com/welcome.asp?url=GYAAsports

*Forms found in elementary foyer

*or Contact Brenda Luna 512-948-6788

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Free Parent interactive workshop!

See image below for information, or open the PDF form!

Remember to RSVP!

Email RSVP: hello@steveirsay.com or cassandrahesse@spsh.com

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Excitement in the Lunchroom

Life was great for this 3rd grader last Friday during lunch. He got the luck of the draw with "The longest curly fry ever!"
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It's on the Calendar: Observations and Holidays

November:

National Young Readers Week Nov. 11-15 (BOOK FAIR WEEK!)

National Novel Writing Month

Native American Indian & Alaska Native Heritage Month

Nov.1 Day of the Dead

Nov. 3 Daylight Saving

Nov. 5 Election Day

Nov. 11 Veterans Day

Nov. 13 World Kindness Day

Nov. 28 Thanksgiving

Schedules

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

https://www.grangerisd.net/


Elementary Awards Dates

Time: PreK-2nd: 8:10AM - 9:10AM 3rd-4th: 9:20AM - 10:20AM

1st 9 weeks, Friday, November 8, 2019

2nd 9 weeks, January 17, 2020

3rd 9 weeks, March 27, 2020

4th 9 weeks, May 27, 2020


Testing:

Oct. 16 Juniors will be taking the PSAT/NMSQT

Oct. 23 8th grade will be taking the PSAT 8/9


Renaissance Universal Screening

Sept. 23-27 Reading BOY

Sept. 30-Oct.4: Math BOY

Jan. 13-17 Reading MOY

Jan. 20-24 Math MOY

April 6-10 Reading EOY

April 13-17 Math EOY


STAAR Testing

STAAR EOC December Retakes:

Eng I – Dec 10

Algebra – Dec 11

Eng II and Bio – Dec 12

STAAR Spring Dates:

ENG I – April 7

4th/7th Writing – April 7

5th/8th Math – April 7

5th/8th Reading – April 8

ENG 2 – April 8

ALG 1 – May

BIO – May

US Hist – May

8th Science – May 7

8th Social Studies – May 8

3rd/4th/6th/7th Math, 5th/8th Retake – May 12

3rd/4th/6th/7th Reading, 5th/8th Retake – May 13

5th Science – May 14


Secondary Bell Schedule

Jr. High Class Periods

1st 8:00-8:46

2nd 8:50-9:36

3rd 9:40-10:26

4th 10:30-11:16

Lunch 11:16-11:46

5th 11:50-12:36

6th 12:40-1:26

7th1:30-2:16

Advisory 2:20-2:50

8th 2:54-3:40


High School Class Periods

1st 8:00-8:46

2nd 8:50-9:36

3rd 9:40-10:26

4th 10:30-11:16

5th 11:20-12:06

Lunch 12:06-12:36

6th 12:40-1:26

7th 1:30-2:16

Advisory 2:20-2:50

8th 2:54-3:40


LUNCH TIMES (TIMES WILL CHANGE FOR THE THANKSGIVING LUNCHEON. SEE QUICK REMINDERS AT TOP OF NEWSLETTER FOR SCHEDULE ON THIS DAY.)

· Pre K 10:25 – 10:55

· Kinder – 1st 10:30 – 11:00

· 2nd-3rd 10:35 – 11:05

· 4th 10:40 - 11:10

· 5th 11:10 - 11:40

· 6th - 8th 11:16 – 11:46

· 9th - 12th 12:06 - 12:36


2019-20 LIBRARY FIXED SCHEDULE

Monday

8:50-9:36 Ivicic

12:40-1:26 Mr. Irisawa 3B

Tuesday

8:50-9:36 Chapman

12:40-2:50 5th Grade Classes

2:50-3:20 Pre-K

Wednesday

8:50-9:36 Steffek

12:40-1:26 Marek

Thursday

8:50-9:36 Repa

10:30-11:16 Q. Kubacak

12:40-1:26 Michalik

1:30-2:16 Lewis 3A

Friday

12:40-1:26 Vanek

1:30-2:16 Sessums

Ninth grade every other Friday during 2nd, 4th, 7th Periods


Monthly Character Development Themes:

October: Responsibility

November: Respect

December: Friendship

January: Perseverance

February: Honesty

March: Self-Discipline

April: Leadership


Helpful Links:

Academic Counseling Service link: https://www.grangerisd.net/79539_2

Accelerated Reader Bookfinder: https://www.arbookfind.com

Gifted & Talented Nomination Forms: https://www.grangerisd.net/85455_2?articleID=25586

Video guides to college financial aide:

Overview of the Financial Aid Process : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H_iS7gmQd9o

How to Create Your FSA ID : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K7ihhGk8mCY&t=2s

2019-2020 FAFSA Full Walkthrough : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d1GmaBMD-oY

After the FAFSA: What Happens Next : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1c1gNefSw78

Parent resource on E-Cigarettes and JUUL prevention: https://www.catch.org/pages/cmb-parent-resources

In Memory of Rebecca Blanch Lang

September 03, 1942 - November 01, 2019
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