2018-2019 School Year: Volume 35: Week of May 27, 2019
Be the Best YOU at Grandview!!!
End of the Year Excitement
It is the end of the year. We have made it. We are down to three weeks, 14 days, and 2 more Mustang Messengers. There is a lot of fun happening at Grandview. We have Literacy Night at Botsford on Tuesday, field trips galore by all grade levels, Field Day on Friday, and Kindergarten and 5th grade graduation. All of these events require lots of effort, planning and time by FOG, teachers and our students. Please join us in helping. We need LOTS of help to make these events go off successfully.
If every Grandview parent committed in helping with one thing by the end of the year, we would have all the help that is needed covered. So look at your calendar and help where you can.....join the clean-up on Sunday, chaperone a field trip, run a field day station, attend Graduation, and bring your child to literacy night. Commit to one and feel the rewards for a lifetime. All events are listed below!
Let's make it another great week at Grandview!!!
Your Proud Principal,
Melissa Carruth, Ed.S
ANOTHER WEEK OF FUN AND LEARNING!
Classrooms are looking at flexible seating for our students for next year. Here is 3rd grade enjoying the new Wobble stools. It really helps students to focus on their core and their learning when they sit in these chairs.
GSRP partnered with 5th grade to plant our seeds for our Grandview garden. The garden tripled in size and we are thrilled to feed our families this summer with our garden!!
How do Flowers Bloom?
Mystery Science, our science curriculum, focused on understanding how flowers bloom. Here are our 3rd graders exploring this learning.
Summer Literacy Night
Field Day in Need of Volunteers!
No Smoking on School Property
THE MICHIGAN PENAL CODE (EXCERPT)
Act 328 of 1931
750.473 Use of tobacco product on school property prohibited; violation as misdemeanor; definitions; applicability of subsection (1) to outdoor areas.
5th Grade Transition Events
Tuesday, May 28 9:00-10:30 am- Botsford/Grandview Step-up Event. Informational games and meeting for students at the middle school with a tour.
Wednesday, May 29 5:30-7:30 pm- 5/6 grade activity night. Flyer is coming home to you - $5 at the door
Be sure to attend all events to help your soon-to-be 6th grader become part of the Clarenceville Middle School Family!
5th Grade Baby Picture
In sticking with Grandview tradition, we are looking for baby pictures of all 5th graders. If you have a digital picture of your 5th grader, please email it to Lisa Piontek at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you have a hard copy, please drop it off at the main office or put it in an envelope with your child. Be sure to have their name on the back of the picture. We would like all pictures in by Monday, June 3rd.
Do you have a graduate in your home? If so, mark your calendar....
- If so, mark your calendar for Kindergarten graduation for Thursday, June 13th at 1:30 at Grandview.
Do you have a 5th grader in your home?
- If so, mark your calendar for 5th grade graduation for Friday, June 14th at 9:00 at Grandview. Followed by the traditional clap-out at 11:30.
Do you have a senior, 12th grader, in your home?
- If so, mark your calendar for Friday, June 7th at 1:30 at Grandview. Graduates will do an elementary graduation walk. They are to report to the elementary school they attended, at 1:30 on Friday and meet in the gym. They are to bring their cap and gown and the elementary staff will greet them and line them up. You will walk the halls and wave and celebrate with the teachers and students. If your graduate did not attend Botsford or Grandview, they can choose whichever one the graduate wishes. They will be done around 1:45 pm.
If you have not seen what they have done, be sure to swing by the front island of Grandview. There now is a bug hotel, rocks using glow-in-the-dark paint, a Kindness pole, a Kindness feeder, and a bee house. Along with that, we are in the process of planting new flowers, sunflowers, and wild flowers to add a great facelift to this area. Also coming are new banners in the front loop and the 5th grade project......stay tuned and keep watching for these awesome changes!!!!
Open FOG position
Enrollment for the 2019-2020 School Year
School of Choice Deadline
What is CEF and how can I support?
Enhance student learning and teacher effectiveness by putting resources into the classrooms for items the district cannot fund.
- Provide scholarships
- Reward achievement growth and promote a desire to learn
- Provide technology enhancements to encourage new approaches to teaching & learning
- Deliver enrichment opportunities
- Provide mini – grants to enhance and sustain programs
Want to Support CEF, here is how?
- Every Thursday is Clarenceville Education Foundation Trojan Day at Fantastic Sam's.
- Come to a CEF Event....Lace Up Clarenceville, Reverse Raffle Dinner, Golf and Bowling Outing
- Link your Amazon Prime Account to the Clarenceville Educational Foundation
2019-2020 FOG Board and Election for one more member
Congrats to the 2019-2020 FOG Board
President: Jaime Liss
Vice President: Nick Dorst
(If you are interested, please let me know. We will be having a special election for this in the fall.)
Treasurer: Aya Lumley
Public Relations: Joy Mitchell
The Sports Director position is no longer a FOG position. Stacey Wittscheck is our new Director and she will be collaborating all the sports programs with the myself.
Livonia Parks and Rec Grant Opportunity
The City of Livonia Parks and Recreation Department is offering students who are on free or reduced lunch the opportunity to apply for a grant of up to $300 to pay for Parks and Rec program participation. Grant applicants must be a Livonia resident.
Please see attachment for grant application.
Calling all 5th Graders (Incoming 6th Graders) -- Great Summer Opportunity!!
Registration is now open for middle school students looking to participate in a hands-on, project based learning program centered around Science, Technology, Engineering and Math, or STEM concepts.
Each camp is grade-specific and enables students to experience culinary arts, engineering, health sciences, information technology, robotics and visual imaging. Students will also have the opportunity to visit STEM-related programs at Oakland University and will create professional portfolios during a career day.
The camps are held from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Free after-camp care is available from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. The camp will run for incoming sixth graders from June 24-28, for incoming seventh graders from July 8-12 and incoming eighth graders from July 15-19.
The camp is housed at all four Oakland Schools Technical Campus locations:
- OSTC Northeast, 1371 N. Perry Street, Pontiac, 48340
- OSTC Northwest, 8211 Big Lake Road, Clarkston, 48346
- OSTC Southeast, 5055 Delemere Avenue, Royal Oak, 48073
- OSTC Southwest, 1000 Beck Road, Wixom, 48393
The cost is $190 a week, including lunch and snack. Dinner is provided to students who stay for after-camp care.
- During the school day, no one can enter the building through any door, but the front door.
- Everyone needs to sign in and get a sticker if you wish to walk towards the classrooms during the school day. Staff indicated that they are unsure if the adults in the building have signed in and look to see the visitor stickers. I know that we are familiar faces to the office, but not all of the staff knows all of the faces, so please take the extra steps to sign-in.
- If you have a GSRP or Pre-school student, after dropping your little one off, please do not walk through the hallways. If you wish to get your other child to class, please walk around to the front and sign in. It seems like a silly extra step, but arrival and dismissal is very hectic and all adults should be identified.
In need of Milk and Water Gallon Jugs
After-School Event Guidelines
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 $130 from Kroger from our last reporting. Thank you to all of you who have added Grandview to your account. We have 36 households that have signed up, but I know we can have more.
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!!
We are hiring noon aides for the 2019-2020 school year. Stop in the office, fill out a background check and join the fun!!! Great hours and great fun!!
Volunteering at School
Lunch Menu -- This week is Week #3
This is the last week that we will be slightly following the menu. The last 2 weeks of school be sure to look at the messenger as the schedule will change every day.
Below are the changes for this week.....
Tuesday: 2nd choice will be hamburgers, not hot dogs
Friday: Everyone gets grilled hot dogs on Field Day, no 2nd choice, but there is always PB&J
Important Dates and Upcoming Dates
May 27th: No School - Memorial Day
May 28th: Middle School Step-up 9-10:30 am
5:30-7:00 Summer Learning Event @ Botsford
May 29th: 4th Grade Field Trip @ DIA
Cartooning event at Grandview @ 4:00 pm
5th/6th Grade Activity Night - 5:30-7:30 = $5 cost
May 31st: Field Day -- WE NEED YOUR HELP!!
June 2nd: Beautify Grandview @ 11:00
June 3rd: Field Day Rain Date
June 4th: Principal Breakfast = Effort
5th Grade DIA Field Trip = 10-1:30 pm
June 5th: Recess & Pizza Party for Safeties
June 6th: Student Council afternoon Party
June 7th: High School Grad Walk at their Elementary School @ 1:30 pm
June 10th: 2nd and Kinder Field Trip
June 11th: 3rd Grade Field Trip to Henry Ford
June 13th: Kinder Graduation @1:30 pm
5th Grade Boat Trip
Board Meeting @ 6:30
June 14th: 5th Grade Graduation @ 9 am, Clap-out at 11:30
Last day of School - 1/2-day