Mustang Messenger

2018-2019 School Year: Volume 26: Week of March 11, 2019

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Be the Best YOU at Grandview!!!

R is for RESPECT

Dear Families,

Our PRIDE model is becoming part of the Grandview culture and I am super excited with what I am seeing with our Polite students. We have spent the last couple of weeks bringing attention to the P in PRIDE and naming and noticing students that are working hard to their Politeness Character Attribute. On Wednesday, the 13th, we have our 1st Principal Breakfast for the students that worked hard on their Politeness.

We are going to continue to celebrate politeness and add the R in our PRIDE model and name and notice students that are Respectful. Respect aligns well with Politeness, and therefore, we are defining the word respect to mean...

1. Showing consideration for other people and their property.

2. Caring for ourselves, family, community, and school.

3. Appreciating and accepting individual differences.

4. Treating others the way that you would want to be treated.

How can Grandview students show respect?

1. Use kind words and good manners.

2. Listen to what others have to say.

3. Follow the rules.

4. Appreciate differences among people.

5. Take care of other people's property at school, home, and in the community.

6. Help others.

Nothing warms my heart more than students that are respectful. In a time when our country and state leaders do not always respond respectfully and whenever you turn on the TV, people are not being respectful, it is a tough attribute to ask of our students. Though it is the most important!! It will make the children that we are raising to be better members of society if they lead with a respectful manner.

Join me in bringing Respect into your home as we are bringing Respect into Grandview.

Your Proud Principal,

Melissa Carruth, Ed.S

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An update from the Grandview News Crew

Let's here from our Grandview News Crew as to all the excitement we have going on around Grandview!!!

Grandview Grant Opportunity

Ms. Makulski and Ms. V worked with some of our Grandview students to create a video to submit for a Meijer grant for the Student Film Contest. In order to win the grant, we have to earn the votes. Currently we are in 3rd place in the voting. So spread the word Grandview. This could bring a lot of money to support our Grandview learning, vision and direction!! Only one vote per email, so please VOTE, spread the word and support our Grandview students!!! The video is embedded below!!

March is Reading Month

March is Reading Month has begun. I love all of the #shelfies filling up my email and Twitter feed with children that are bringing the calendar to life at home. It is not too late to use the calendar. See below.....Keep having your children turn in their cookies when they read each night. K-1st, we are asking you to read for 10 minutes each evening. 2-5th grade, we are asking you to read for 20 minutes each evening. When they hit their goal, have your child fill out a cookie and have a parent sign the cookie and turn it in. Another copy of the cookie sheet is attached below. If you exceed the time requirement and you want to keep on reading, Great, then turn in more cookies.
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Transportation Changes

The end of the day is VERY hectic for the office. Changes to your child's transportation at the end of the day adds to the confusion. We want all of Grandview students to get home safely, therefore, we will NOT take any changes to transportation after 3:00. We know emergencies come up, but we want to ensure the message reaches your child so that is why we are setting this time.

Variety Show

Variety Show is this week!

The Dress Rehearsal is Monday, the 11th from 3:45-6:00. The students in the show will be walked over to the high school right after school.

The show is on Wednesday, the 13th at 6:00 in the high school auditorium. It will be amazing to see all of our talented Grandview students perform. Even if your child is not performing, feel free to come and support this great event.

A huge thank you to Melissa Wells for coordinating this great event for Grandview!

Huge Book Fair Thank You!!

The Spring Book Fair was a huge success!! Almost $5,000 worth of items were sold. Thank you to FOG, Lisa Piontek, Donna Pelon and especially Aya Lumley for all they did to support this event. Thank you to the Grandview families for purchasing items that supports getting literature and learning into your home!! I loved to see the excitement around literature.

Popcorn Day

March 22nd is the next Popcorn Day. $0.50 a bag and all proceeds go to FOG.

5th Grade Camp Details and Fundraiser

The Camp Meeting for the kids and the parents are on Monday, March 25th. The student meeting is during the school day and the Parent meeting is at 5:30.

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!!!

Calling all Kindergarten - Class of 2032

We are looking for new Kindergartners for the fall! We will be rounding up our kindergartners on Tuesday, March 26th at 6:00 pm at Grandview. We will be discussing Clarenceville's kindergarten programs, both the junior kindergarten and the kindergarten classrooms. Come with questions and excitement as we look forward to meeting our incoming kindergarten families. See the flyer below and fill it out and come join the Grandview family!!! Questions, be sure to contact our office.
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Schoolstore Fundraiser

Grandview is partnering with SchoolStore to raise money for Grandview. is an online shopping mall where over 350 nationally-known merchants have agreed to give a % of sales to K-12 schools. Students win great prizes through their sales. The information is coming home with each student. Our school ID is 9438 and start shopping!!!

Custody Information

Please notify the school office if there are changes to your child’s custody that restricts one biological parent’s access to school records or to the child. Parents must supply a copy of the court order that outlines the restrictions.


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.


Please do not send your child back to school the next day after being sent home with a fever. Your child has to be fever free for 24 hours in order to return to school.

Floor Hockey

Floor Hockey revised schedule! Any questions, please contact Tom Krueger, Grandview Sports Director, at 248-719-1058.

Game Dates are as follows:

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

March 22nd - 5th Grade All-Star Hockey Game and Parents vs Players game

After-School Event Guidelines

When there are events after school, please help to remind your child that even after school, there is a certain behavior to uphold. Kids should not be running up and down the hallways and screaming and yelling in the bathrooms and down the hallways. The students should take pride in their school whether it is during the school hours or after the school hours. Please help to support this. We need our students to be safe and school property respected .


We are starting WatchDOGS in the next 2 weeks. If you are interested in volunteering for this program, please contact the office or Ms. V, our Student Support Coach, at

Weather...Dress Appropriately

At Grandview, we go outside as long as it is above 10 degrees Fahrenheit. We combine the temperature and wind chill in making this decision. Therefore, we need the children to come prepared with hats, gloves, mittens, snow pants, winter coat and boots. If you have trouble providing your child with this necessary and essential winter gear, please reach out to us and we will help to support your child. If your child is not dressed appropriately, we will not be sending them outside. Additionally, if your child medical conditions that restricts them to be outside, please do not just send a note in from you. We need to have a medical note. Our office is becoming packed with kids that say, "my parents told me to stay in." We welcome them to stay in, but we need the medical note as we have kids that have medical restrictions and they do not have anywhere to sit due to the kids that do not have the medical note.

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.

Pink Out Store

Team Gibson/Terpack still have the Pink Out Store opened. Suckers and other items will be sold to raise money for Karmanos Cancer Center. The store will be set up in the main hallway by the office and will be student run.

Reflection Room

Reflection room is up and running. Remember if your child is sent to the reflection room, a phone call is sent home to the parent. Though there are times, when your child just needs to go to that room to deescalate. Please note this room is NOT a detention or in-school suspension. It is a room where the kids reflect on their behavior and understand the impact their behavior has on others. Additionally, the kids partake in mindfulness and yoga activities. It helps to set the child up for success and focuses on the positive about fresh and new starts and repairing the relationships that need to be fixed. Thank you for your support!


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 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.

Username: grandvw

Password: flix

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.


Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts

Meetings are underway for both of these great organizations. Girl Scouts will be meeting on Wednesdays and Boy Scouts will be meeting on Mondays at 6:30. Come join the fun!

Transportation Changes

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!!

Job Opportunity

Substitute Noon Aides are needed. This job involves supervising children in the lunch room and on the playground from 11:30am-1:00pm. It is a great way to make money while working on your child's school schedule and it is FUN!!! Please stop in at the office to get an application if you are interested. You would need to be fingerprinted (approximately $70 cost) before working. Come and join the fun!!

Volunteering at School

If you are interested in volunteering at school you need to complete an iChat form (available in the office) and submit a copy of your driver’s license for a quick background check. Thank you! We love our Grandview Volunteers!

Lunch Menu -- This week is Week #4

I will remind you all in the Mustang Messenger what week in the lunch menu we are on. The menu rotates on a four week rotation.

Box Tops

Now is the time to turn in all of the Box Tops you have saved over the summer including all of the Back to School Bonus Box Tops. Please send them to school in a baggie and give them to your child’s teacher. The class will the most Box Tops collected will win a prize!

Important Dates and Upcoming Dates

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 14th: 2:00 Fire Drill

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

FOG Meeting at 6:00 pm

March 20th: Tornado Drill, RS Savers

March 22nd: Flashlight Friday -- Wear your PJs and bring a flashlight to school

FOG Popcorn day

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

Please Connect

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