Grant Family Focus

February 15th 2016

Upcoming Dates

  • Monday February 15- No School- Building open 7am-12pm
  • Wednesday February 17- No Meeting scheduled (use this time to complete any subcommittee work or use for prep time)
  • Wednesday February 17- Digital Learning Day (see below)
  • Thursday February 18- Andrea Holschbach will be here 2:45-3:45
  • Friday February 19- Please turn in your conference summary forms. Thank you for all of the extra effort to make contact with parents.
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Digital Learning Day 2/17/16

Wednesday is a nationwide Digital Learning Day. If you are utilizing technology for a learning activity think about sharing what you are doing with Mike Jaber (see the email below). It is a nationwide day dedicated to sharing ways to integrate technology in schools.

Mike Jaber Email

DLD Activity Ideas

PTO Request

If you know of any middle or high school student who would be interested in helping run games for students during our April 15th Spring Fling, please let either Amy Verhagen, Angela Jacks or Laura Klemm know.
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Mindset Book Study

On Thursday we had our 2nd meeting of the Growth Mindset book study. We were lucky to have Dr. James Gandre, a Grant School family alumni (6th grade class of 1971), join us through Skype. He shared how some of his experiences as a 5th grader in Dave Seefeldt's room and from his High School Choir teacher helped him to become the President of Manhattan School of Music.


He made two strong points to our group. One, even as the President of a prestigious college, he still is working to develop the growth mindset and self-confidence. Two, he complimented us for the job we do everyday because we can have a tremendous positive impact on those we teach everyday.

Kid President's 20 Things We Should Say More Often