Bulldog Bulletin

January 31, 2021

GHES Family Check-In

Families, We are asking everyone to take a moment to check-in with us. Your responses will go directly to our school counselors who are ready to support our families. Thank you.

Hi Grange Hall Families,


We hope everyone is well & enjoying the snow today! Our Grange Hall team is excited to greet students face-to-face & virtually on February 1. We are asking all parents to please remind your children of the safety protocols (mask-wearing, hand-washing, and social-distancing) and to pack their Chromebooks & chargers daily.


GHES Parent Return to Learn Info can be found HERE.


Parent Pick-Up Reminders:

  • If you have not picked up your student’s car loop tag, you will need to report to the main office prior to entering the car pick-up line (see map pictured below).
  • Please hold the car loop tag on your driver’s side window/dashboard as you proceed through the line.
  • Patience is key this first week. We will all be getting into a new routine (staff, students, families).


Bus Information:

The department of transportation is still working on transportation routes. Due to the shortage of drivers and bringing twice the number of students back, we will not follow entire routes as done previously. The buses will only travel to students that have noted the transportation mode and any changes can take up to a week - more information can be found HERE.

Please go to the Versatrans Link for specific information for your child's pick up and drop off times. Make sure to check on January 31st because last time there were changes right before school started.


Changes to Transportation:

Parents must send a written note in with their child notifying GHES of any changes (Ex. bus rider will be parent pick-up or vice-versa). In the event of an emergency, parents should contact the main office prior to 2:30 pm to report any changes in their child's transportation.


Thank you to all of our GHES families for your continued support and encouragement!


With gratitude,

Mrs. Jones & Mrs. Tracz

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Black History Month

As our nation prepares to observe Black History Month, the Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) is pleased to provide school divisions and communities with the following Black History Month resources to honor and recognize African Americans and their achievements and contributions to America.

GHES Calendar

February 2021 - Black History Month

Feb. 1 - Writing Contest Deadline

Feb. 3 - World Read Aloud Day - GHES will celebrate our LOVE 4 Literacy!

Feb. 1 - 5 - National School Counselor Appreciation Week

Feb. 4 - BBMS Virtual "Very Informed Bear" night - 6:30 pm - Rising 6th grade students

Re-Cap!

This section is a repeat of important information that has already been shared!


Supplies

  • VIRTUAL: Students that will remain virtual for the remainder of the year: please pick up supplies for your child at GHES. All materials will be labeled by grade levels and located outside the main doors of Grange Hall.
  • IN-PERSON: Students that will be coming to school in person should all bring their Chromebooks and chargers on February 1st. Please also have your child bring the supplies communicated by their teacher.


BBMS: Attention rising 6th grade Bailey Bridge Middle School students and parents - Bailey Bridge Middle School will host a Virtual "VIB" Very Informed Bear Night on Thursday, February 4 at 6:30 p.m. Students and parents will learn about class and elective options, the scheduling process, Summit Learning, and transition to middle school. This year, VIB Night will be held virtually and the link will be shared prior to the event. We hope that rising 6th graders and parents will be able to attend!


Gifted Education

K - 1 referrals are due by March 15th. Parents/guardians may submit an online referral form before the deadlines by visiting:


https://mychesterfieldschools.com/curriculum/gifted-education/


Family & Community Engagement - CCPS

Virtual Program - An evening with Jason Reynolds and Dr. Ibram X. Kendi

Date: Wednesday, February 17, 2021

Time: 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Here is the link to register. Registration is open!


CCPS Meal Distribution

Chesterfield County Public Schools’ Food and Nutrition Services has updated the meals distribution schedule for the month of January in order to best serve families while students are away from school in an all-virtual learning environment. January curbside meals service distribution updates include:

  • Week of Jan. 11, curbside meals distribution will be on Tuesday and Thursday only.

  • Week of Jan. 18, curbside meals distribution will be on Tuesday and Thursday only.

  • Week of Jan. 25, curbside meals distribution will be on Tuesday and Thursday only.

    • Beginning on Monday, Feb. 1, curbside pickup for FREE meals for children ages 18 and under will return to service on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays only. All pickup locations and times will remain the same.

    • Visit bit.ly/CCPSMealsUpdates for more information or to see a current list of available curbside pickup locations. Want an easy to read, easy to print schedule? Here is a January Meals Distribution Calendar for you to download and print.

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NEED TO REPORT YOUR CHILD'S ABSENCE.

Click here to report your child's absence.


*If you complete this Google form, you do not need to send in a written note.

GHES Counselor Corner

Below is a comprehensive list of resources for parents and guardians. If you are looking for resources that are not included below or if you have questions about any of the resources listed, please contact the GHES School Counseling Department at (804)739-6265 ext. 4230.


*Our counselors can also be reached via email: christin_copp@ccpsnet.net or courtney_hevener@ccpsnet.net

Counseling Resources

Resources for Tough Conversations with Kids

Military Family Resources

Talking about Race with Kids

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Find GHES on social media!

Twitter - @GrangeHallES

Instagram - ghesbulldogs

Facebook - www.facebook.com/grangehallelementary

January 2021 - PTA Updates

Here is the link to order a yearbook:

https://www.yearbookordercenter.com/product/yearbooks


Membership Drive:

PTA Membership Drive is going on all school year! Please go to www.ghpta.com to sign up!


Bulldog Businesses

Do you own a business? The PTA is compiling a list of Grange Hall family businesses so we can put it out to all our members. We all want to support small businesses these days and no better business to support than a Bulldog's business! Fill out this form here: https://form.jotform.com/202718232476051

Email any questions about this to colleenferreira1118@gmail.com


Teacher & Staff Favorites

Want to send your teachers and staff members something to make them smile? Take a look at the teacher & staff favorite things via this link: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1Y7RaQBAicRF8tIQ61aMf5QnZql0dhf_knAjDQgV1hF8/edit#gid=0

Grange Hall PTA

GHES PTA website