The Lion's Share Newsletter
From the Desk of Mr. Miller:
The weather is finally starting to cool, leaves are changing colors, and teachers are consuming vast quantities of pumpkin spice lattes! There will also be a ton of events taking place at Grant this month that we are excited to tell you about!
We hope that October will be a great month for you and your Lion! I know great things are happening in the classrooms and around the school. As always, you are always welcome to come in and help out in the classrooms! Just remember to bring your driver's license in order to be checked in at the front office.
If you're looking for other ways to get involved here at Grant, you have a number of great opportunities this month! We hope you will join us for our APEX Fun Run and cheer on your Lion! You can stop by for some coffee and donuts during a 2nd Cup of Coffee. Also, our PTA meeting will take place here at Grant on Tuesday, Oct. 12. Finally, we are excited to have you stop by for Parent/Teacher Conferences and enjoy our Title I Family Event at the end of the month, while also checking out our book fair. As always, more information for each of these opportunities can be found below and in the calendar section of this newsletter.
Here's to October bringing you more treats than tricks!
Have a great one,
Principal, Grant Elementary
October's 2nd Cup of Coffee
Trunk or Treat at Grant!
Fun Run Schedule for Thursday, October 7th:
8:15 - Kinder & 1st
9:15 - 2nd & 3rd
10:15 - 4th & 5th
Lost & Found
What do you love most about Grant? I love how all the teachers are amazing and how there are nice kids. I don’t think I’ve had a bad teacher yet and I’ve been here since kindergarten.
What are you looking forward to as a 5th grader this year? Well, I’m happy that I’m finally a 5th grader. It comes with responsibility because the lower grades are younger and are watching you. So, you have to be good in the halls.
What do you think about Capturing Kids’ Hearts: I love that we get to learn how to be respectful of each other. We learn how to help those that are sad around us. I love the social contract and how students respect it. I love all the good things that go onto our social contract.
What do you want to be when you grow up? I always wanted to be a scientist or engineer. I would like to maybe invent stuff as a scientist.
What’s your favorite subject: I love math and the work that goes with it. Now that math is getting harder, I’m enjoying it a lot more.
What does it mean to you to be a Grant Lion? What it means to me is that as things are harder, we are all good people at Grant. There are always good kids that treat others with respect. It’s really nice.
Parent/Teacher Conferences & Title I Family Event
Parent/Teacher Conferences: These will take place on Wednesday, October 27 from 3:00-7:00 and on Thursday, October 28 from 7:30-7:00. We will be offering both in-person and WebEx conferences. Stay tuned for an invite from your teacher!
Title I Family Event: This year, we hope you will join us in the gym for our annual Title I Family Event! This year's Title Event will be circus themed. Our Title I Family Event will be held at the same time as our parent/teacher conferences. There will be different stations set up for you to choose from. Each station will provide an activity or useful tools on how to best support your student at home. Also, for families that attend both the parent/teacher conference and the Title I Family Event, your Lion will be awarded a $5.00 gift card to our book fair! Simply stop by at anytime before or after your conference! There will be online access for those that are unable to join us in-person.
However, we do have a large number of students coming to the office everyday for a mask first thing in the morning. Last week, we ran out of masks and had to order 500 more. Please help us out by ensuring that your student brings their mask each day. We greatly appreciate it!
Fun Pictures from September!
Our Lions rocked cross county and had a great time running! Great job, athletes!
Thank you to everyone that came to Skate City Night! It was our biggest one yet and we all had so much fun!
Ms. Veneris' class was all smiles!
Mrs. LaChat giving every student a warm greeting to all of her students as they start their day to make them feel welcomed!
Our kindergartners sure work hard!
These students earned some Lion Time with Mrs. Schneider! They had a great time enjoying a snack and playing a game!
Important October Events:
Friday Oct 1: Count Day - be sure to have your Lion at school
Monday, Oct 4: Picture make up day for students that were absent for picture day
Wednesday, Oct 6: NEHS 2:30-3:45
Thursday, Oct 7: APEX Fun Run
Tuesday, Oct 12: PTA meeting 6:00 in the media center
Thursday, Oct 14: 2nd Cup of Coffee 8:15-9:00, End of 1st Quarter
Friday, Oct 15: NO SCHOOL for teacher work day
Monday, Oct 18: NO SCHOOL for data collaboration day
Tuesday, Oct 19: 2nd quarter begins, Motor Mouth is at Grant
Wednesday, Oct 20: NEHS 2:30-3:45
Friday, Oct 22: Trunk or Treat at Grant 6:00-7:00
Monday, Oct 25: Book Fair is here in the library until Thursday, Oct. 28
Wednesday, Oct 27: Title I Family Event & Parent/Teacher Conferences 3:00-7:00
Thursday, Oct 28: NO SCHOOL for Title I Family Event & Parent/Teacher Conferences 7:30-7:00
Sunday, Oct. 31: Halloween!