The Grizzly Growl

Parent and Student Newsletter for GFH--1st Edition

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From the Bear Den

The new school year, Grassfield High School's 13th, is in full swing: students are immersed in their classes; athletic teams are playing fiercely for the wins; One Lunch is providing opportunities for connections between students, teachers, and clubs; and Homecoming is just around the corner.


Enjoy this inaugural edition of The Grizzly Growl, yet another way we strive to increase communication and strengthen our Grizzly community.


Don't forget to follow us on Twitter and Instagram: @grassfield_hs. Our website is updated regularly for additional information.

Motivational Moment

Each Monday, a member of our staff provides a motivational message for our students during GNEWS. Our first Monday Motivation was provided by Mr. Perez. Read what he shared with students or watch his presentation here.


Character is defined as one’s moral and ethical code--your beliefs and who you are. Integrity is about your choices and actions and living to the best of your character.

British author, C.S. Lewis, who wrote the books of The Chronicles of Narnia, said, “Integrity is doing the right thing even when no one is watching.”

At Grassfield, we will provide opportunities for you to build your character and demonstrate your integrity. Your character matters. Your integrity matters. Your choices matter. You matter. All of our Grizzlies matter.

We challenge you to build your character by demonstrating respect for ALL people. Show your character by acting with integrity, and making good decisions and doing the right thing because it is the right thing, no matter who is looking. That is The Grizzly Way.

Bye Bye, Blue Cards

Log into the ParentVue account during the month of September to verify your student’s information online. This new process, called Student Online Verification, is replacing the blue cards that were sent home for each student in previous years. Beginning this school year, the Student Online Verification process will capture important student data and allow parents to update important information for their child online

· The Student Online Verification window will be open from September 3 – October 15.

· One parent from each family will need to complete this process by September 30, 2019, to ensure up-to-date emergency information is on file for all students.

· To complete the process parents should:

o Visit www.cpschools.com and click the ParentVue link.

o Login or Activate your account.

o Select the Online Registration/Verification button on the top right hand of the screen.

o Follow the prompts to verify student information.

PSAT

The PSAT will be administered Wednesday, October 16. All 10th grade students are preregistered and prepaid by Chesapeake Public School. Students in 9th and 11th grade who want to test should register and pay $17.00. Payments can be made now through OSP and by check or cash during lunches September 30-October 9.

The PSAT can be a valuable tool to evaluate Dual Enrollment eligibility, AP course potential and to create individualized practice for the SAT. Also, Juniors can potentially qualify for scholarships. Students are encouraged to bring their own calculator and #2 pencils. Mechanical pencils are NOT allowed.

Registered students will receive a PSAT Student Study Guide and are encouraged to use this for practice before taking the test on October 16. The Study Guide includes PSAT Information, test-taking advice and tips and an official practice test. It is important for students to report to school on time, prepared to test. See additional information here.

PTSA News

Please consider becoming a member of and volunteering with the PTSA for the 2019/2020 school year. Membership is $7 and helps the PTSA support our educators and students.


Support After Prom! Information coming soon on After Prom fundraising events and committee meetings.


Is your child an artist, singer, poet, photographer? Put their creativity to work by participating in the PTA’s Reflection Competition. Each year students of all ages are encouraged to submit an original work of art in the medium of their choice – dance choreography, film production, literature, music competition, photography and or visual arts. The PTSA is currently accepting submissions on the theme: Look Within.

Submit original pieces to the main office by October 25. Find the application here. Contact Lisa.Greer@cpschools.com for more information.


The PTSA Craft Show will be held October 26, from 9:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Come out and get a head start on your holiday shopping!

Follow us on Facebook at Grassfield High School PTSA

Upcoming Events

September 26 and 27--Undergraduate School Picture Day

October 3--End of Marking Period 1

October 2--Senior College and Career Readiness Night

October 5--Homecoming Dance

October 7-11--Spirit Week

October 7--CPS College Fair, Indian River High School

October 11—Homecoming parade (5:30 p.m.) and game (7:00 p.m.)

October 16 –PSAT (Audience: eligible 9th graders and all 10th and 11th grade students)

October 21-November 1--Registration and payment for AP tests

Grassfield High School

The Grizzly Growl is a collaborative effort involving many members of the Grassfield's staff and community. Your feedback is welcome.