Granger Weekly Newsletter

Feb. 1-5, 2016

Quick Reminders

Dolan out all week!

DUE Wed. FEB. 3rd! Student Council will be selling Valentine flowers, candy and balloons from $3-$7 price range. Order forms can be found in the high school office or on the bulletin board in the elementary.

Renaissance Marking Periods

Feb. 1-5 Math

Feb. 16-19 Star Reading

Feb. 22-26 Star Math

Happy Birthday!


Mary Avila 2

Ryan Gonzales 2

Jennifer Cundieff 4

Amber Thorsen 21

ELEMENTARY: Friday, February 5, 2016

Little Hippos Pediatric Dentistry in Hutto will be coming to do presentations for PreK, Kinder, and 1st grade only. They should begin by 9:30 and will be coming to your classroom.

They are offering free screenings for PreK through 5th. The nurse will be sending out permission slips soon for that. The screenings will take place beginning at 8:00 for those that return them in the board room.

Do you know someone who will allow us to borrow their Granger yearbook for 2 months? We are in the process of getting the yearbooks digitized. Any help gathering these years would be appreciated.***

Yearbook Request for Following Dates:

1919, 1922-1946 (May be called The Dough Boy. We have 1920-1921)

1948 (The Lions Paw from this date until present)








SPRING BREAK: March 14-18, 2016

Shattered Dreams Program April 14, 2016

Prom April 23, 2016

Resource Reminders:



User name: grangerisd

Password: worldbook

Follett Shelf Online Books:

Student log in information: User: fullname, Password: student ID #

*See Mrs. Griffis if you have trouble logging in!

Head's Up

Secondary Teachers: Project Celebration Class of 2016 are in the beginning stages of planning a Shattered Dreams program, which will be on April 14, 2016. Details and times will be forth coming.



Date, Grades, & Test Information

TELPAS Reading Assessment Window: Monday, March 7, 2016 to Wednesday, April 6, 2016* Grades K-12 TELPAS Listening, Speaking, Reading, and Writing

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

STAAR Writing Grades 4 & 7

STAAR Mathematics Grade 5

STAAR Reading (District Date) Grade 8

STAAR EOC English I (TEA calendar date)

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

STAAR Reading Grade 5

STAAR Math (District Date) Grade 8

Thursday, March 31, 2016

STAAR EOC English II (TEA calendar date)

Friday, April 01, 2016

All make-up sessions for STAAR assessments scheduled to be administered from

March 30 - April 1, 2015, MUST be completed by this date.

Monday, May 02, 2016 – Friday, May 06, 2016: STAAR EOC Assessment Window

STAAR Algebra I, Biology, U.S. History, Including makeups.

Monday, May 02, 2016

STAAR EOC ALG I (District date)

Wednesday, May 04, 2016

STAAR EOC US History (District date)

Thursday, May 05, 2016

STAAR EOC BIO(District date)

Friday, May 06, 2016

STAAR EOC Makeups for BIO, ALG I & US History

Monday, May 09, 2016

STAAR Mathematics (English, including STAAR L) Grades 3, 4, 6, 7

STAAR Mathematics (Retest), including STAAR L Grades 5 & 8

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

STAAR Reading Grades 3,4,6,7

STAAR Reading (Retest) Grades 5 & 8

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

STAAR Science Grade

Thursday, May 12, 2016

STAAR Social Studies Grade 8

Friday, May 13, 2016

All make-up sessions for STAAR assessments scheduled to be administered from

May 09-12, 2016, MUST be completed by this date.

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

STAAR Mathematics Retest Grades 5&8

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

STAAR Reading Retest Grade 5&8

Friday, June 24, 2016

All make-up sessions for STAAR assessments scheduled to be administered on June 21-June 22 MUST be completed by this date.

STAAR EOC Assessment Window: July 11, 2015 -Friday, July 15, 2016

STAAR/STAAR L: Algebra I, Biology, & U.S. History

Monday, July 11, 2016

STAAR EOC English I (TEA calendar date)

STAAR EOC Algebra I* (includes STAAR L) *Proposed District Date

STAAR EOC Biology* (includes STAAR L) *Proposed District Date

STAAR EOC U.S. History* (includes STAAR L) *Proposed District Date

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

STAAR EOC English II (TEA calendar date)

Friday, July 15, 2016

All make-up sessions for STAAR EOC assessments scheduled to be administered on July 11- July 15 MUST be completed by this date.

Do a Grouch a Favor Day

Who knew? Always on Feb. 16th! It's unofficial and origins can't be found, but it is worldwide!

As defined in Merriam-Webster dictionary: ” GROUCH – a habitually irritable or complaining person : grumbler”

Make a new tradition: Watch Grumpy Old Men every Feb. 16th!

Is Retirement Possible?

Well, she did it. Mrs. Rollie has retired. We may not have been ready for her to leave, but she was. After 25 years, she deserves it. Which leaves one to wonder - Am I ready? Some helpful tips:

It's never too early -or too late- to start saving for retirement.

If you are just starting out, focus on saving as much as you can now.

If you are nearing retirement, consider increasing contributions to your savings or delaying Social Security.

Be frugal, not wasteful. Use the perishables you purchased before they rot. Re-purpose glass jars for left overs. Make cleaning rags out of old t-shirts. You get the drift.

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