The Lion's Share Newsletter

December 2020

From the Desk of Mr. Miller:

Welcome to the December newsletter, Grant families! I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving! The Miller Thanksgiving was small and quiet, but filled with some great food! I can say that I am thankful for all of you and the support you have shown our teachers and most of all, our students. It really does take a village.


As we start D11's remote learning, I really hope you had the chance to take a look at the updated Remote Learning Plan I sent out a few weeks ago. If you haven't seen it, you can find it here: https://www.smore.com/9e0gy. In this updated plan, you will find everything you need to know in order for all of us to make remote learning as successful as possible for our students. If you have been keeping up with the news and the messaging from D11, the plan, for now, is to have students return on January 6, 2021. As you know and are well aware, that could all very well change. If any changes do arise, we will let you know the second we hear about them. As a parent myself, I know that schedules, work, and family can sometimes feel like a puzzle when trying to make everything work and function smoothly. Please know that we are here for you and we will make this work!


I hope that your asynchronous learning day went well yesterday for your Lion! Each Monday, D11 has deemed the day to be an asynchronous learning day. What this means is that every Monday, your student will meet with the teacher and class during the morning meeting. The remainder of the day will be learning through self-directed lessons that your student's teacher has placed into Schoology. The daily/weekly schedule your student's teacher has provided will remain the same. The reason for this change is that our teachers have been working upwards of 60 hours per week planning for both in-person and online instruction. Each Monday will give teachers the opportunity to continue to plan quality instruction during the work day without having to plan late into the night and on weekends as they have been doing all year. Our teachers have really been doing a tremendous job and we appreciate the kindness you have shown them this year!


Finally, as a quick reminder, please be sure to communicate with your student's teacher if you encounter any problems or issues during our remote learning. Communication is going to be imperative for work completion, attendance, and overall success for our students.


As always, if you have any questions or concerns, please let us know how we can best support you!


Thank you,


Ryan Miller

Principal, Grant Elementary

Chipotle Night Is Back!

How do you like your Chipotle? Do you prefer tacos, a bowl, or a burrito? How would you (and your family, friends, and neighbors!) like to have some Chipotle and help support Grant all at the same time? Well, you can! This Saturday, December 5th, stop by our local Chipotle for dinner between 4:00 - 8:00 p.m.! Be sure to let your cashier know you are there to support Chipotle and 33% of your total bill will be given back to Grant!


We hope to see you there!


Chipotle

5079 N. Academy Blvd

Colorado Springs, CO 80918

Teacher Feature

This week's teacher feature showcases Mrs. Webber, our English Language Learner teacher! Mrs. Webber is such a wonderful person and has done so much for our entire Grant community! We are forever fortunate to have her on our team!
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PTA Holiday Shop

Are you still looking for that perfect holiday gift? Well, then look no further! Our PTA Holiday Shop is open for business and the purchasing deadline has been extended!


Don’t miss out! Shop Today!

Our HOLIDAY GIFT SHOP program is ONLINE this year!

SALE DEADLINE HAS BEEN EXTENDED!

Please help support our school and have your students go online to choose

their own special gifts for the family!


Click Here: www.FunServicesColorado.com/holidaystore.html

School Code: GRNT


Order deadline is Friday, December 18th!

  • Student will need to enter their school code to shop.
  • Payment will be made with a credit or debit card.
  • All orders placed online will be sent directly to the student’s home by December 22!
  • Students will receive a free self-sealing mylar gift bag for every item purchased!

Fun Pictures from November!

Breakfast & Lunch Served Daily!

D11 will be providing breakfast and lunch "Grab-N-Go" curbside service for FREE every Monday - Friday at Grant. Breakfast and lunch will be provided both at the same time from 11:00-12:30 each weekday from November 30th - December 18th. Furthermore, each Friday food distribution will include meals for Saturday and Sunday. Parents and Guardians may pick up the meals...students do not have to be present! Finally, as a friendly reminder, all meals for students are FREE for the remainder of the 2020-2021 school year!

Important December Events:

Tuesday, Dec. 1: Virtual Dance Club 3:30-4:15

Wednesday, Dec. 2: Virtual NEHS 3:30-4:15

Saturday, Dec. 5: Chipotle Night 4:00-8:00 (Please tell your cashier you are there for Grant!)

Monday, Dec. 7: Asynchronous Learning Day

Tuesday, Dec. 8: Virtual Dance Club 3:30-4:15, Dec. PTA Meeting postponed until January 12

Monday, Dec. 14: Asynchronous Learning Day

Tuesday, Dec. 15: Virtual Dance Club 3:30-4:14

Wednesday, Dec. 16: Virtual NEHS 3:30-4:15

Friday, Dec. 18: End of 2nd Quarter


Monday, Dec. 21 - Tuesday, January 5: Winter Break


Wednesday, January 6: Students return