2018-2019 School Year: Volume 25: Week of March 4, 2019
Be the Best YOU at Grandview!!!
March is Reading Month.....a month for all types of readers!!
I think we all have heard by now that it is, “March is Reading Month!” at Grandview.
As part of promoting reading – especially this month – the major goal is to promote and encourage the importance of early childhood learning, reading development, and parent engagement by getting all Grandview children reading and finding love of reading both at home and at school.
Most of us take reading for granted. Yet, there are many children and adults who struggle to read. Research shows that children typically learn to read by the third grade – then read to learn after that. Research also shows that children who cannot read by the third grade often experience developmental and academic challenges throughout their K-12 education and beyond.
Books can be life changing. It doesn’t matter if you are five or a mid-career professional. Take a moment and think about a book that may have inspired you. Has a book impacted your life? Share that with your child.
The importance of reading cannot be overstated. Each night before you turn off the light, pick up a book and read with your child and read for yourself. Also be an active participant to our month of reading fun. Have fun with our reading calendar. Encourage your child to turn off the electronics and pick up a book. Come and join us on Wednesday, March 6th to celebrate reading at Milk and Cookies night. Come and support the book fair this week and help to build up your child's home library. Just find the joy of reading
As Dr. Suess says, “You’re never too old, too wacky, too wild, to pick up a book and read to a child.”
Your Proud Principal,
Melissa Carruth, Ed.S
ANOTHER WEEK OF FUN AND LEARNING!
Math Night Fun
Thank you to the 150 Grandview families that joined us for a special night of learning. The Ford engineers were impressed by our learners and it was so fun seeing our learners having fun learning! STMath links are included later in this newsletter.
What joy to see our little readers using their tools in their toolbox to be better readers!
2nd Grade Book Clubs
Second Graders talking about and sharing their thinking about their books in their book clubs!
Math Night Fun
Be a Smart Cookie and Read
Our theme for March is Reading Month! Remember to turn in those cookies and read each night!!
Friday Fun in March
Each Friday, Grandview students will get to honor reading by doing something fun. This past Friday, we celebrated Dr. Seuss!
Green Eggs and Ham
We even tried Green Eggs and Ham at lunch like Sam-I-Am!
Be a Smart Cookie and Read
Friday Fun in March
P is for Politeness
March is Reading Month
NOTE: Classroom donations throughout the month to raise money for the classroom library. The class that raises the most will win a cookie cake celebration!!!
5th Grade Camp Details and Fundraiser
The next camp fundraiser is going on, Little Caesar's Pizza Kits. See below for more information on this.
Finally, please communicate with your child's teacher about campl If you need help with the expense, please reach out to your child's classroom teacher. We are wanting a 100% participation with Camp. It is a memory making event for your child and a great momento for their days at Grandview. There are about 23 students not attending at this point in time. That is higher than in year's past. Remember we can give help!!!
Grandview Restaurant Event
Calling all Kindergarten - Class of 2032
All students who have a language other than English spoken at home and are identified as English Learners must take a state test called WIDA ACCESS for ELLs (Accessing Comprehension and Communication in English State to State for English Language Learners). The Enrollment Office form that was completed when your son/daughter enrolled in Clarenceville Schools tells us this information. Students will take the test eve if they are not attending ESL/EL classes. The test is for Reading, Writing, Listening, Speaking and Comprehension in English. Students will start testing at Grandview on Monday and will go until March 22, 2019. We will mail your child's test results to you when we receive them from the Michigan Department of Education. If you have any questions, please contact Karen Morrison at 248-919-0404.
Game Dates are as follows:
March 7 B Grey Knights vs B Redwings @ Bots 6:15
GV Maroon vs B Flames @ GV 6:15 GV Blue off
GV Teal vs GV Purple @GV 7:30
March 14 GV Teal vs B Grey Knights @ GV 6:15
GV Maroon vs GV Purple @ GV 7:30 B Redwings off
B Flames vs GV Blue @Bots 6:15
After-School Event Guidelines
Watch Dog -- WE NEED VOLUNTEERS
Also if there is snow on the ground and your child does not have boots or snow pants, then they will be asked to stay on the blacktop. In order to play in the snow, they will need boots and snow pants.
We have had a lot of students arriving late. Tardies start at 8:40 and will be tracked. If your child comes in after the class did the lunch count, then they will automatically get PB&J as their lunch choice. Lunch counts will not be finalized until after 8:40. If you know your child is going to be late, then please call in the tardy and select your child's lunch choice to ensure that they can get another choice. Our lunch counts are becoming very lopsided and we need to ensure that the children are getting the choice that they signed up for. Also we need our students on time for school!!
Kroger and Grandview
We received over $100 from Kroger from our last reporting. Thank you to all of you who have added Grandview to your account. Though know that it is never too late to sign-up and join!!! So shop away, Grandview is benefitting from your grocery shopping!
To Use the Kroger Community Rewards Program:
Simply encourage your participants to visit http://www.kroger.com. Once logged into their Kroger account they can search for Friends of Grandview either by name or TH003 and then click Enroll. New users will need to create an account which requires some basic information, a valid email address and a rewards card.
*Customers must have a registered Kroger rewards card account to link to your organization.
*If a member does not yet have a Kroger rewards card, please let them know they are available at the customer service desk at any Kroger
REMEMBER, purchases will not count for your organization until after your participants register their rewards card.
Participants must swipe their registered Kroger rewards card or use the phone number that is related to their registered Kroger rewards card when shopping for each purchase to count.
Bookflix for Grandview Families
The Michigan eLibrary did not renew their subscription to Bookflix. We found great value in this site for our children. Therefore, Grandview purchased a school subscription that allows teachers and students to use the following username and password to access Bookflix at home and at school. Please feel free to use this at home. The link is as follows.....
There is a link on the Library symbaloo and will be putting a link under the student links on the Clarenceville website.
If you click on the apple and book in the top right corner, it takes you to a Resources and Tools page where you can search for books, search by themes, running times and grade levels.
This is another way to engage your students with their learning at home.
Do not rely on just the office for transportation changes. It is important that you also put it in writing in an email to the teacher. If you alert the teacher and the office, chances are better that the message is delivered accurately. We have so many transportation changes at the end of the day that makes us uneasy that a mistake could occur. Please do not make a change after 3:00!!
Volunteering at School
Important Dates and Upcoming Dates
March 4th-8th: Book Fair Week -- shop during library, lunch hour or milk and bookies on the 6th
March 4th: College Shirt Day
March 6th: Pizza Kit pick-up from 4-6:00
Milk and Bookies -- 6-8:00 pm
March 7th: Fire Drill, RS Savers
Grandview Restaurant Night at MOD Pizza at 13229 Middlebelt from 4-8:00
March 8th: Hats off to Reading -- Wear a Hat to School
March 11th: Variety Show Dress Rehearsal
March 12th: Spring Pictures
March 13th: 1st Principal Breakfast for our Polite Grandview Students.
Variety Show @ 6 pm
March 15th: Wear Green to celebrate that Grandview is a Green School
March 18th: Blackout Day to put down the electronics and pick up a book
March 19th: Silly Sock Day
March 20th: Tornado Drill, RS Savers
March 22nd: Flashlight Friday -- Wear your PJs and bring a flashlight to school
March 25th: Mustache Monday -- Wear a mustache to celebrate reading
Camp Storer Parent Meeting at 5:30 pm
March 27th: Bookmark Contest Entries Due
March 28th: Disney Day -- wear anything Disney
March 29th: Book Character Day to end our month of celebration -- Last Day before Spring Break
April 1-5th: Spring Break