Granger School Weekly Newsletter

October 16-20, 2017

Quick Reminders/Planning Ahead

End of First Nine Weeks Friday, Oct. 20, 2017 ~ EARLY RELEASE

Box tops due Friday, Oct. 20th.

Monday, Oct. 23 Project Celebration Meeting 7:00-8:00pm

Fall Fest sponsored by Student Council Sat. Oct. 28th 1:00-4:00pm

Monday, Nov. 6 FFA Meeting 7:00-8:00

Book Fair the week of Nov. 13-17, 2017 in the library

Fall picture re-takes Wed., November 15

Nov. 20-24, 2017 School closed all week for Thanksgiving

Thursday, Jan. 18 Family Night Read-In 6:00pm-7:00pm

Prom will be Saturday, March 3, 2018

Don't forget:

*Instagram: Follow the school yearbook @ grangerlionsyearbook

*Students have access to eBooks!

Halloween Planning

SPJST Fall Festival

114 West Davila

Sunday, Oct. 22

2 to 5pm

Fall Festival sponsored by Student Council

Sat. Oct. 28 1:00-4:00pm

Old Gym Parking Lot

Halloween Festival in Georgetown

Thursday, Oct. 26 5:30-8:30

Georgetown Community Center

Free trick or treating, to get in, and costume contest. Cash money for other activities.

Dell Diamond in Round Rock:

Open to the Community $9 Admission (per person) *cash or credit card accepted (2yrs and under are Free)

Date & Time: Oct. 28 from 2:00pm-9:00pm

Take your Halloween celebration beyond ordinary at the Annual YMCA of Greater Williamson County at the DELL Diamond in Round Rock. This festival is one of the largest Halloween events throughout Central Texas!

• Carnival Games
• Inflatables
• Rides
• Climbing Walls
• FREE Halloween candy
• Contests (w/ prizes)
• Concession (Additional Cost)
It’s an evening of costumes, fun and excitement that the whole family can enjoy!!!
FREE parking available at the Dell Diamond

Taylor Halloween Event

October 31: Halloween Spooktacular from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. in Heritage Square Park and the downtown historical district. Costume contests, games and candy for the little ones! For more information contact Deby Lannen at 512-352-3463 or

Fun Facts

Candy corn, designed to mimic corn, was made in the 1880's by George Renninger and was originally called "chicken feed." Along with other agriculture-inspired treats at the time, the Americas' confectioners sought to market candy corn to a largely rural society.


Quote of the Week

Too sweet to eat many, Too fun to ignore; My dear candy corn, It's you I adore! ~ Rusty Fischer

It's funny because it's true...

Halloween was confusing. All my life my parents said, "Never take candy from strangers." And then they dressed me up and said, "Go beg for it." I didn't know what to do! I'd knock on people's doors and go, "Trick or treat." "No thank you." ~ Rita Rudner

Seniors in the 5th Grade

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We See You...

The world is in chaos. No arguing the point. Here in the states we are facing natural disasters from fires to flooding. After Hurricane Harvey hit Texas on Friday, August 25, 2017, the necessity of people willing to set aside political and personal agendas and pull together has never been higher. Some could say this is an opinion, however the fact remains. We need each other. Veterans, who have already served our country, have this figured out.

As a personal witness to the following groups giving back, I have never been prouder to be a Military Brat. My father served in the Army and I know he would say: When we come together, leaving pride, prejudice, and selfishness behind, there is no limit to what the human race can accomplish.

Grunt Style is a veteran's group which employees nearly 200 veterans and sells a quality clothing line. They set up residence in Woodsboro, Texas and have been going above and beyond helping the hurricane hit town. Everything from free pet care assistance, rebuilding homes, coordinating with other organizations, to supporting the local youth at football games.

Another group, Veterans at Sea, have formed a disaster response team, covering everything from physical labor skills to mental health. Good guys with a big heart, restoring the mind and soul.

The Mission Continues aides Veterans in finding a purpose by helping others. They are all over the United States serving communities in various capacities, making the word united a reality. The passion they feel about what they do is inspiring and their goal is to encourage future generations.

If you have not found your life motto or purpose, our fellow service men have plowed the way, enabling you to experience the joy of being a part of something bigger than any hurricane. Help yourself by helping others. It's your choice.

Submitted by: Donna Griffis - GISD Library Director

Love our Roaring Readers! Making their goals and reading on. Pictured: Mrs. Ivicic's Class

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Introducing The School Store

Granger School has the opportunity to participate in SchoolStore. This program is a year-round program which allows people to buy what they need, and want, while giving back to the school. Please encourage friends and family to shop Don't forget to put in Granger School!


Raising Fundraiser Awareness

*Senior Class Kona Ice Sales are 11/7, 3/6, 4/3. All of these are the first Tuesdays. Time: 3:00-5:00

*Cheerleaders are selling spirit ribbons, temporary spirit tattoos, Lion Pride buttons, Thunder sticks, pom poms.

*Freshmen are selling the Battle of HWY 95 t-shirts for the Bartlett game on Oct. 27th.

*Ongoing Fundraiser: SHOPPING!

School name: Granger School

School ID#: 192787

+++Family Book Store on home page and Caring for Classrooms donations count towards student's earning prizes. Merchants purchases raise money for the entire school but will not count for student's Prize Thermometer. All proceeds benefit the school.


Renaissance Testing Dates (Reading & Math Progress Monitoring)

2nd Nine Week 10/23/2017 -11/10/2017

3rd Nine Weeks 01/08/2018 - 01/26/2018

4th Nine Weeks 03/05/2018- 03/30/2018

End of Year 04/23/2018 - 05/11/2018

STAAR, EOC, and Finals Testing Dates:

April 10 & 11 4th Writing and 5th Reading and Math

May 7-11 EOC Exams

May 14 and 15 3-6 STAAR Tests

May 22-24 Finals Week


Friday, December 1st in Holland 2nd-8th Grade

Wednesday, December 6th in Granger 3rd-8th Grade

Dec. 13th - JH OAP

Spring - HS Meets (tbd)

Spring - HS OAP (tbd)

Sports Schedules


Oct. 17 @ Bartlett 5:00 F, JV, V

Oct. 21@Home vs Buckholts (Senior Day) 1:00 V

JV Football

Oct. 19 Milano 7:00 Home

Oct. 26 Bremond 6:00 Away

Nov. 2 Burton 7:00 Away

Nov. 9 Snook 7:00 Home

HS Football

Oct. 20 Milano 7:30 Away

Oct. 27 Bartlett 7:30 Home

Nov. 3 Burton 7:30 Home

Nov. 10 Snook 7:30 Away

Nom Nom Time

Lunch this week:

Monday: Chicken a la King

Tuesday: Hot Dog w/ Chili

Wednesday: BBQ Chicken

Thursday: Chicken Crispitos

Friday: Hamburger/Cheeseburger

Happy Birthday!

October Birthdays:

Stephen Brosch 1

Erica Teegardin 4

Tracy Wilkins 8

Karen Red 11

Jessica Ivicic 16

Elizabeth Carpenter 21

Mike Juranek 26

Harvey Davidson 30

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