GRIFFIN TIMES

September 2018

Instructional Focus of the Week

Teachers and students will focus on the following resources and objectives:


  • Academic Language Development which includes think-pair-share, students responding in complete sentences, and the use of sentence fragments.
  • 100% student engagement

"Failure is so important. It is the ability to resist failure or use failure that often leads to greater success."

-J.K. Rowling

Dates to Remember

Attendance challenge continues through 9/17

Credit Recovery Session 2 begins Sept. 17th through November 7th


Monday, September 17

  • GNN during advisory
  • Achieve 3000 through PE and ELA

  • SpEd Pullout

  • Ruben H. Fleet Center field trip from 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. (8th graders)

  • Parent English Classes from 9:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m. in room 403

  • Principal's Meeting at District Office at 4:00 p.m. (Montaño)


Tuesday, September 18

  • ASB meeting during Advisory (Garcia)

  • Long Beach Aquarium of the Pacific field trip from 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. (9th graders)

  • Parent English Classes from 9:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m. in room 403


  • Wednesday, September 19

    • College Awareness Wednesday-wear your college shirt!
    • No AEC/Tutoring/CR
    • GNN during advisory
    • Tostada Bar and Bday Celebration in 101
    • Curriculum Team Meeting at PDC from 8:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m. (SCS, BLS, CIS, Admin, ELD Specialist)
    • Parent English Classes from 9:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m. in room 403
    • DPAC meeting in Parent Center from 9:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m. (Baltazar)
    • CAC Meeting in Conference Room from 10:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.
    • SST in Conference Room at 11:00 a.m.

    • Lunch Assembly for perfect attendance winners in the quad area

    • Faculty Meeting/Sexual Harassment Training in Library at 3:30 p.m.


    Thursday, September 20

    • AVID T-shirt day

    • ELD pullout (Mendez)

    • Mighty Griffin Award Ceremony in Cafeteria during Advisory (Zaragoza)

    • AR Smackdown announcement for top 2 advisories in each grade

    • DELAC meeting in Parent Center from 9:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m. (Baltazar/Muro)

    • Observations from 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. (Montaño, Alvarez)

    • Culture Climate Meeting during 6th period in Conference Room


    Friday, September 21

    • Non-uniform for winning AR Smackdown and Achieve Top Readers
    • GNN during Advisory-extended lunch schedule
    • Student vs. Staff Softball Game during Lunch


    Saturday, September 22

    • Granger vs. Hilltop Middle at Olympian High School (12:00 p.m.)
    • Cross Country meet at Otay Ranch High School (9:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m.)



    Going somewhere this fall break? Don't forget to take pictures to show the Granger fam your vacation spots. Have a great fall break!

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    Fall Break- Sept 24-Oct.9

    PIQE Parent Workshops- Oct. 16

    Compact for Success Field Trip - Oct. 27

    Granger Calendar

    Click the link above to know more about what's on Granger's calendar!

    READ READ READ!

    https://youtu.be/slXQn3xsXIM
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    UCSD/Birch Aquarium Field Trip

    Griffins doing the RIGHT THING!

    Last week, Martha Bishar witnessed a Griffin act of kindness. Griffin, Abigail Contreras, found another student's iPhone 8 laying on the floor around the 600 building. The owner of the phone reported it lost and Mrs. Bishar explained to her that an honest classmate turned it in. At Mrs. Bishar's suggestion, she wrote Abigail a thank you note and gave her a snack to enjoy.


    If you witness an act of kindness worth mentioning please forward your stories!

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    KUDOS TO...

    Our Granger soccer team for winning Thursday's game!
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    The Griffin Way

    G reet everyone with respect.

    R espond to adversity with GRIT!

    I mmerse themselves in learning.

    F ocus on being calm and cool!

    F ollow their shot to the trash can!

    I Pads are used as educational tools.

    N ever ever give up!


    W ill be College and Career Ready.

    A cknowledge positive behaviors (4:1 Challenge)

    Y earn to learn beyond the bell!

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    Nutrition Break Supervision TEAM 3

    Area 1: Student restrooms - Arellano

    Area 2: 9th grade cafeteria carts - Howard

    Area 3: Cafeteria windows/lines - McCarty

    Area 4: Inside the cafeteria - Jensen

    Area 5: Cafeteria lines - Lynn

    Area 6: Corner of the 600 building - Gupta

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