THE NUGGET

GRASSY CREEK ELEMENTARY SCHOOL March 6, 020

GRASSY CREEK C.O.R.E. Expectations

CIVILITY

ORDER

RESPECT

EXCELLENCE

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A SURPRISED JORDYN LOTT WINS A PRIZE FOR SELLING CHOCOLATE BARS !

Our World's Finest Chocolate bar sale continues through Wednesday March 11th. ALL money is due then. Thank you for your help!

EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS FOR VIRUS INFECTIONS

From MSD Warren Township, 2020

Outbreaks of novel virus infections among people are always of public health concern. While the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) considers this to be a serious public health threat, based on current information, the immediate health risk from ­­­ to the general American public is considered low at this time. That said, we will continue to take proactive preparedness measures as more cases are likely to be identified in the United States.

Our school district is working closely with state and local health departments to review and update emergency preparation plans in the event of a pandemic. Our Operations Department continues to work diligently to ensure a cleanly environment for both students and staff. In the event of a confirmed case in the MSD of Warren Township, appropriate measures would be taken with the guidance of the health department.

It is important to have correct information about the Coronavirus. Click here to access CDC information on the virus.

At this time, the MSD Warren Township will monitor students using normal school procedures to assess symptoms. Patients with confirmed 2019-nCoV infection have reported mild to severe respiratory symptoms, including fever, cough, and shortness of breath. We continue to encourage all student and staff to practice good heath hygiene to prevent the spread of any illness, including viruses. These steps include:

· Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds

· If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer

· Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands

· Avoid close contact with people who are sick

· Stay home when you are sick – fever free for 24 hours without use of medication

· Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash

· Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces

Spanish Version

El 28 de febrero de 2020

Los brotes de nuevas infecciones por virus entre las personas son siempre un problema de salud pública. Mientras el departamento de Control y la Prevención de Enfermedades (Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) considera que se trata de una amenaza grave para la salud pública, según la información actual, el riesgo inmediato es considerado bajo en este momento. Dicho esto, continuaremos tomando medidas proactivas de preparación a medida que se identifiquen más casos en los Estados Unidos.

Nuestro distrito escolar está trabajando en estrecha colaboración con los departamentos de salud estatales y locales para revisar y actualizar los planes de preparación para emergencia en caso de una pandemia. Nuestro Departamento de Operaciones continúa trabajando diligentemente para garantizar un ambiente limpio tanto para los estudiantes como para el personal. En el caso confirmado en el Distrito de Warren, se tomarán las medidas apropiadas con la guía del departamento de salud.

Es importante tener información correcta sobre el coronavirus. Haga un clic aquí para acceder más información.

En este momento, el Distrito de Warren supervisará a los estudiantes usando los procedimientos escolares normales para evaluar los síntomas. Los pacientes con infección confirmada de 2019-nCoV han informado síntomas respiratorios leves a severos, que incluyen fiebre, tos y dificultad para respirar. Continuamos alentando a todos los estudiantes y al personal a practicar una Buena higiene de la salud para prevenir la propagación de cualquier enfermedad, incluidos los virus. Estos pasos incluyen:

· Lávese las manos con frecuencia con agua y jabón durante al menos 20 segundos

· Si no hay agua y jabón disponibles, use un desinfectante para manos a base de alcohol

· Evite tocarse los ojos, la nariz y la boca con las manos sin lavar

· Evitar contacto con personas que están enfermas

· Quédese en casa cuando esté enfermo. Volver a la escuela sin fiebre durante 24 horas sin el uso de medicamentos.

· Cubra su boca con un pañuelo desechable al toser o estornudar y luego tírelo a la basura

· Limpiar y desinfectar objetos y superficies que se tocan con frecuencia

The Flu: A Parents Guide

The flu is going around. Please click below for guidelines on care.

DR SUESS WEEK

Wacky Wednesday in Mrs. Abbey's Room #30
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MSD of Warren Township Attendance Policy Reminder

Students with 7 or more absences will provide a doctor's excusal for each absence. Parents should send medical excusals to the classroom teachers when the student returns to school. Medical excusals will be counted as excused absences. Our goal is to ensure that your child's attendance is accurate.

ATTENDANCE PERCENTAGE 2/24 - 2/28, 2020

KG 93.10%

1ST 94.17%

2ND 94.43%

3RD 95.17%

4TH 95.81%

WHOLE SCHOOL 94.57%

4th Grade Co-ed Basketball Tournament is TONIGHT!

Tonight, Friday March 6th at 6:00 pm, please join us at the Warren Central Fieldhouse for the 4th grade co-ed basketball tournament! Cheer your favorite elementary school, Grassy Creek, to victory in this single elimination style tournament. Also witness your Principal/Dean in the featured free throw competition before the tournament begins. Grassy Creek is currently 4th grade reigning champions and we hope to regain the traveling trophy! Come cheer on the Prospectors! $3. per person at the door with a $10. cap per family.

****LATE DROP OFFS NEED TO BE ACCOMPANIED BY A PARENT OR GUARDIAN TO THE OFFICE. NO EXCEPTIONS.****

If you find yourself running late and your student arrives at school after the 8:05 bell rings please bring them into the office so that we can sign them in. YOU need to be with them at this drop off. NO EXCEPTIONS!

MARCH 10th IS GALLERY AT THE CREEK

Tuesday, March 10th from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. will be our Gallery at the Creek:

What is Gallery at the Creek?

It is an Evening of Visual Art and Literacy

-Student Art work will be on exhibit

-Silent Auction for Class Paintings

-Games and Activities for families

-Free Dinner for ages 0-18/ parents $3 for dinner

Grassy Creek Spring Book Fair is Coming!

The Spring Grassy Creek Spring Scholastic Book Fair is coming May 4-8th during school hours & May 7th during Muffins with Moms! More information will follow.

PTA CORNER

Cookies and Canvas is coming! Mrs. Shea hosts this unique event that features a creative arts project and cookie treats! This is first come first served until all slots are full so watch for flyers to come home with your student soon. Save the date of April 17th 6 to 7:30 pm.


Next PTA meeting of the school year will be at 6 pm at Grassy Creek on Thursday March 12, ALL are invited. It's from 6 pm to 7 pm.


Questions contact PTA President Haley Hilliard pta.grassycreek@gmail.com

WARREN LITTLE LEAGUE REGISTRATION RUNS UNTIL APRIL 1ST

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YMCA ANNUAL CAMPAIGN

This fundraiser benefits Grassy Creek children who cannot afford to come to aftercare but need it.

In 2018/2019 over $9000. was given to Grassy Creek families in financial assistance.

Please consider giving today!

https://p2p.onecause.com/youthdevymca/sara-flores

A FREE DAY AT CONNOR PRAIRIE

MAGIC MIKE'S MAGIC SHOW

WHEN: Friday, March 6th, 6 pm

WHERE:Warren Performing Arts Center, 9500 East 16th Street, Indianapolis, IN 46229

MORE INFORMATION

Little Known Black History Fact:

He swallowed swords and molten lead. He danced on eggs without cracking their shells. He threw knives; he threw his voice. He was Richard Potter, the first African American born stage magician, and ventriloquist. Come see the modern-day Richard Potter, Magic Mike at the Warren Performing Arts Center. "Magic with a Message" - Michael Ray

Resources for Special Education

Here is an amazing resource finder for families that was shared with some of our educators at the SPED meeting this week. It can help locate services by county for all sorts of needs...babies, elderly, ASD, respite care, special education services, financial assistance, etc. See the link below.

I want to visit my student, what next? See below.

ATTENTION ALL VISITORS AND PARENTS

Meet our new Raptor! Click below.

TRASH BAG SALES

Grassy Creek is selling trash bags again this year as a fundraiser. These are quality bags suitable in size and strength for your trash needs and any yard work needs. These bags are twice as thick as the leading name brand and come in three different sizes. Each roll is $10. Choose from White - 15 gallon (tall kitchen), 65 bags per roll, Yellow - 39 gallon, 25 bags per roll, or Blue - 55 gallon (super size) 16 bags per roll. Proceeds go directly into our Student Activity Fund and will be used for the students where needed.Thank you in advance for your continued support! The trash bags are available now during office hours 7:30 am to 3:30 pm Questions please call Cynthia Valencia at 317-532-3100.

BOX TOPS GOES DIGITAL

Help us raise money for our school.

1. Go to btfe.com, Apple App Store, or Google Play Store & download app

2. Create Account

3. Search 46239 & select Grassy Creek Elementary

4. Follow directions to scan receipts

5. Boom! You helped earn $$ thank you!

GRASSY CREEK SCHOOL TIMES

7:55 am - Students enter the building

8:03 am - All car riders unloaded, door #15 locks

8:05 am - TARDY BELL

2:55 pm - Car Riders dismissed

3:00 pm - Buses load and dismiss


School Office Hours: 7:30 am - 3:30 pm

2019-2020 School Calendar

Check out the MSD Warren Township school calendar here!

Staff Contact List

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!

YMCA Before & After School Care

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!

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