2018-2019 School Year: Volume 26: Week of March 11, 2019
Be the Best YOU at Grandview!!!
R is for RESPECT
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
ANOTHER WEEK OF FUN AND LEARNING!
Milk and Bookies
Thanks to the over 100 Grandview students and families that joined us for Milk and Bookies!! It was great seeing all the fun surrounded around literacy!!
3rd Grade Mathematicians
3rd graders building and exploring multiplication and division fact families!
5th grade STEM Challenge
5th graders were challenged to design a free-standing chair for a stuffed animal using only newspaper and masking tape.
Milk and Bookies
3rd Grade Mathematicians
An update from the Grandview News Crew
Grandview Grant Opportunity
March is Reading Month
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!!
5th Grade Camp Details and Fundraiser
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
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.
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
Watch Dog -- WE NEED VOLUNTEERS
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.
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 http://www.kroger.com. 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.
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.
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!!
Volunteering at School
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