Granger School Weekly Newsletter

April 2-6, 2018

Culture of Dignity: Lesson 4

The Power of Gossip


Define gossip, venting, and stereotype. Understand why gossip "sticks" to some more than others. Demonstrate how it affects one's decision making and behavior. Challenge the belief someone's embarrassment is acceptable entertainment.

What it means by "sticks" to some more than others: Gossip reinforced as believable because of stereotypes or social vulnerability (race, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, gender expression).

Ask your student: How can you handle different gossip situations? Do you feel it is okay to have the the feelings you have, and know you can't control your immediate emotional response? Do you believe you have the right to share important experiences, but those you share it with don't need to share that information?

Challenge Yourself: Choose something you want to change about your behavior and then hold yourself accountable.

Next week: Managing Technology pg. 85

The programs credit goes to:

Book: Owning Up: Empowering Adolescents to Confront Social Cruelty, Bullying, and Injustice by Rosalind Wiseman

Interested in learning more?

Books for further research by Rosalind Wiseman:

Queen Bees & Wannabes

Masterminds & Wingmen

Queen Bee Moms & Kingpin Dads



Quote of the Week

Don't mix your words with your mood, you can change your mood but can't take back your words.

Quick Reminders/Planning Ahead

For Fun: April 7-9 Blackland Round-Up 2018 @ Holland City Park

April 9 SHAC meeting 4:00 in library

Thurs. April 12 Kindergarten pictures

April 17 High School Band in Bastrop for UIL Concert and Sight-Reading Competition

April 15-17 Granger Student Council State Conference

May 11 All Library Books Due

3rd grade mock staar tests:

Math-April 10

Reading-April 11

April 4-7 FCCLA State Leadership Conference in Dallas

Sat., April 7 City Wide Garage Sale

April 17 High School Band @Bastrop HS UIL Region 18/26 High School Concert and Sight-Reading Competition.

Don't forget:

*Instagram: Follow the school yearbook @ grangerlionsyearbook

*Students have access to eBooks!

Kids Say the Funniest Things

Kindergartens were asked if they ever get tired of being silly. One girl, very seriously responded, "No".

True story.

Repeats Worth Repeating

Raising Fundraiser Awareness

FCCLA selling $1 variety bars, and $2 Mint Meltaway, $2 Caramel Swirl and $2 Chocolate Almond candy bars.

*Senior Class Kona Ice Sales are 4/3. Time: 3:00-5:00

***Want your student to have a special spot highlighted in the yearbook? Ads are for sale, but priceless memories preserved!

1/8 page for $6

1/4 for $13

1/2 for $25

Full for $50

*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.

Happy Birthday!


Sandi Dunn 7

Tawnya Shirocky 13

Kelly Brock 25

Dalila Rangel 26


Third Grade Mock STAAR Tests

Math-April 10

Reading-April 11

Renaissance Testing Dates (Reading & Math Progress Monitoring)

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

STAAR, EOC, and Finals Testing Dates:

Feb. 26 - April 4 - TELPAS

April 10 - Grade 4 & 7 Writing, Grade 5 & 8 Math, English I EOC

April 11- Grade 5 & 8 Reading

April 12 - English II EOC

May 8-10 - High School EOC: Algebra (5/8), Biology (5/9), US History (5/10)

May 14 - Grade 3, 4, 6, 7 Math, 5th & 8th Math Retest

May 15 - Grade 3, 4, 6, 7 Reading, 5th & 8th Reading Retest

May 16 - Grade 5, 8 Science

May 17 - Grade 8 Social Studies

May 22-24 Finals Week

Sports Schedules

~You are invited to the sporting events and to share the excitement and support for the hard working Granger ISD Students and Coaches!~


Mon. April 9 District V Thrall 8am

Tues. April 10 District JV Thrall 8am

Wed.-Thurs. April 18-19 Regional - Corpus Christi 8am

Thurs.-Fri. May 17-18 State Texas A&M 8am


Wed. April 4 District Track Meet at Holland

Wed. April 16 Area Track Meet

April 27-28 regional Track Meet at A&M

May 11-12 State Track Meet at UT

*Remember to check school website and Dojo in case of any last minute changes due to situations beyond GISD control.

********The end is nearer than you think:

Students & Parents: Please be sure you/your student does not have any unfulfilled obligations. It's not nagging, really. It is a gentle reminder to avoid unnecessary surprises.

Possible obligations: laptop insurance, bills carried over from last year, lunch bill, lost books or other borrowed items, FCCLA fees, club dues, athletic dues. Your understanding is appreciated.

And another...

Quote of the week: Gossip...reflects the insecurity of those who initiate it. ~ Oprah WInfrey
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