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
*Instagram: Follow the school yearbook @ grangerlionsyearbook
*Students have access to eBooks! https://wbb38820.follettshelf.com/shelf/servlet/presentshelfform.do?site=38820
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!
• 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 email@example.com.
Quote of the Week
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
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
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 www.SchoolStore.com. 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! www.SchoolStore.com
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)
Oct. 17 @ Bartlett 5:00 F, JV, V
Oct. 21@Home vs Buckholts (Senior Day) 1:00 V
Oct. 19 Milano 7:00 Home
Oct. 26 Bremond 6:00 Away
Nov. 2 Burton 7:00 Away
Nov. 9 Snook 7:00 Home
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
Monday: Chicken a la King
Tuesday: Hot Dog w/ Chili
Wednesday: BBQ Chicken
Thursday: Chicken Crispitos
Stephen Brosch 1Erica Teegardin 4
Tracy Wilkins 8
Karen Red 11
Jessica Ivicic 16
Elizabeth Carpenter 21
Mike Juranek 26
Harvey Davidson 30