GRASSY CREEK ELEMENTARY SCHOOL August 23, 2019
ATTENDANCE PERCENTAGE 8/12 - 16, 2019
1ST 97.83 %
2ND 96.77 %
3RD 93.52 %
4TH 97.38 %
WHOLE SCHOOL 96.12 %
SPIRIT WEEK IS COMING
During Core Spirit Week, August 26-30, students can dress up for $1 each day. Donate $5 for the week!
Monday: College Day. Wear your favorite shirt to support your college or university!
Tuesday: Miss-Match Day. Show off your crazy clothing creativity!
Wednesday: Career Day. What does your future look like?
Thursday: Favorite Teacher. Who’s your favorite teacher? (Staff will dress like students!)
Friday: Pajama Day: Be comfortable on the last day of the week by wearing PJ’s! Must have pajama bottoms!
CORE PARENT NIGHT IS AUGUST 29TH AT 6:00 PM
We hope to see you!
GOODIES WITH GRANDPARENTS IS SEPTEMBER 5TH
Grandparents please park on the west side of the building so our buses can pull in at dismissal.
All grandparents are welcome! We will provide the goodies and fun!
Friday, Sep. 6th, 3-9pm
9500 East 16th Street
Questions can be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org
Dear Grassy Creek Families,
I wanted to take this opportunity to let you know how excited the Grassy Creek family is about the start of the school year and to share our process for emergency preparedness. In an effort to make sure our students and staff understand and know what to do in the case of emergencies, we plan practice drills throughout the school year. Some of these drills include procedures we practice monthly, like fire drills, and some we practice only a few times during the year, like wind/tornado drills.
We wanted you to be aware of the types of drills that we practice together in the event of a school safety concern so that you can talk with your students about these situations if they should come home with questions.
Fire Drills – Students and staff evacuate their classrooms and exit the building. All classrooms report to a designated location outside of the school building. During these drills, cars entering campus will be stopped by staff until our perimeter is clear of students and staff.
Wind/Tornado Drills – Students and staff report to designated locations in the building away from large windows and doors with windows. During this drill, our exterior doors will be locked so that all office staff can participate as well.
Lockdown Drills – Our buildings are secured internally and externally. Students remain with staff and wait for directions. During these drills, if you visit campus, you may see law enforcement agencies like Warren Police, parked on our campus supporting this practice.
Bus Evacuation Drills – Students practice exiting the bus using emergency exits upon arriving to school. During these drills, cars entering campus will be stopped by staff until our perimeter is clear of students and staff.
It is important to note that your student’s focus and cooperation during our drills is paramount. When drills are conducted, all individuals on our campus must participate, and that number can be upwards of 500 people. Paying attention, being alert and following directions allows for the best learning experience during the drills. Please reinforce this at home. Also, please know that if you are in the building when these drills are being practiced, you will be asked to practice with our school.
I appreciate your support and ask that you reach out with any questions.
Christy Merchant, Principal
NOTES FROM THE NURSE
IMPORTANT IMMUNIZATION INFORMATION
An exclusion has been set for September 16, 2019! Your student will not be able to attend school if he/she does not have up-to-date immunizations on file at school before that date. Letters were sent home with students last week. Please contact your doctor or the health department as soon as possible. For any questions, call the clinic at 317-532-3105.
MEDICATION IN BACKPACKS ARE NOT OK
This applies to all over-the-counter and prescription medicines (cough drops, lotions, Tylenol, Advil, cough medicines, etc.)--All medication must be transported to and from school by a parent or other designated adult. Absolutely no medication is to come to school in students’ backpacks or lunch boxes! When your child needs to take medication at school, you need to bring his/her own supply in the original bottle to school. Once at school, the parent/guardian will need to complete a permission form to allow us to dispense the medication at school.
In keeping with the Warren Township policy, any medicine that comes to school must remain at school until picked up by a parent or other designated adult. NO MEDICATION WILL BE SENT HOME ON THE BUS.
We encourage you to reach out to your child's teacher anytime! Please use this link from our school website to find email addresses and extensions. We want to partner with you!
Are you interested in learning more about the before and after school program offered by the YMCA at Grassy Creek? Click this link to find out details!
CAR RIDER REMINDERS
BUS RIDER REMINDERS
10 minutes before and ten minutes after is standard Warren Township procedure.
Kindergarten students MUST be received by an adult at drop off in the afternoon. Any KG student that does not have an adult waiting for them will be transported to Creston by the bus driver. You may pick up your student there.
Questions please ask Ms. Hardin.
LAKES AT GRASSY CREEK PARENTS
Join the PTA for $7. and receive a discount card.
Next PTA meeting of the school year will be at 6 pm at Grassy Creek on Thursday September 5th. ALL are invited.
Congratulations to our 2019/2020 Officers who were recently elected
President Hailey Hilliard
Vice President Jason Shuhilo
Secretary Alana Sheets
Treasurer Ladonia Stivers - Bailey
Teacher Representative Alicia Hilbert
Questions contact PTA President Hailey Hilliard email@example.com
C.O.R.E. Expectations are what we do!