The Lion's Share Newsletter
From the Desk of Mr. Miller:
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!
Principal, Grant Elementary
Chipotle Night Is Back!
We hope to see you there!
5079 N. Academy Blvd
Colorado Springs, CO 80918
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!
Students in Ms. Foos' class made some awesome dioramas!
These kindergartners were practicing how to log into their new iPads with their online classmates!
This year, we celebrated our Veterans by having them read to our Lions! Ms. Bordeaux's class had a Veteran read to them all the way from Italy!
Students in Ms. Lewis' class rock their math mountains!
This student was helping to build the class pyramid by demonstrating what trait he felt makes a good friend. This was one of our Capturing Kids' Hearts weekly challenges!
Mr. Kachel had fun going over a few different basketball games with his students!
Breakfast & Lunch Served Daily!
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