Granby Elementary Trailblazer

November 1, 2017

Healthy Snack and Celebration Guidelines

Granby Elementary is implementing Healthy Snack & Celebration Guidelines to limit the amount of unhealthy food our students consume during snacks and classroom celebrations. This school policy follows our district’s Wellness Policy and is a great way to make Granby Elementary a healthy place for students, staff and families.

Teachers will coordinate with their students to determine the schedule in their classroom for celebrations, whether it will be student’s birthdays, special week or a special classroom reward. Please let your child’s teacher know if you are interested in coordinating the parties. These are healthy celebrations, so we will celebrate the occasions with healthy, delicious foods as well as enjoying non-food activities. Please refrain from sending cupcakes or cookies. Some healthier alternatives are listed below:

  • Fruit and veggie kabobs

  • Yogurt parfaits (yogurt, granola and fruit)

  • Smoothies

  • Bugs on a log (celery with cream cheese or peanut butter* with raisins or dried cranberries)

  • Fruit or vegetable muffins (banana, apple, zucchini, carrot)

  • Cheese and Whole Grain Crackers

  • Popcorn

  • nuts/raisin/sunflower seed/coconut/chopped dates mix

  • breakfast food: oatmeal or low sugar yogurt with toppings; quiches

  • sliced veggies and ranch dressing or hummus

  • Pretzels

  • edamame in the shell

  • beef/turkey sausage

  • mini bagels w/ veggie spread

  • veggies and nut butter (peanut* or almond)

  • Vegetable chips like sweet potato chips

  • Celery with peanut butter* or low fat cream cheese

  • frozen grapes

  • Trail mix- bring assorted cereal, nuts, pretzels, dried fruit, etc. & let kids make their own mixture

  • quesadillas

  • banana or zucchini bread

  • hummus w/ veggies

  • tortilla chips with salsa or guacamole

  • deviled eggs

*If allowed in the classroom due to peanut allergies

Excellent Attendance

Being in school every day means your child won't miss out on learning. Try to schedule appointments and family trips outside of school hours. If he/she asks to stay home "just because," remind him/her of what he'll/she'll miss, such as his reading group or PE class. Explain that he/she can be absent only if he's/she's sick or if there's a family emergency.

1st Quarter Perfect Attendance!

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Walk-a-Thon Earnings and Winners!

Thank you for your support with our annual walk-a-thon! The PTA raised approximately $2000.00. Mrs. Bailey and Mr. Young's classes had the most laps so they will receive an extra recess! The students that raised the most funds were London B, Leah S, Annabelle S, Micah D, and Anna L; these students will serve as Mrs. Martin's Vice Principals for a day. Congratulations to all of our winners! Granby Elementary ran/walked a total of 5, 078 laps, which is equal to 1, 269 miles! That is enough miles to run from Granby Elementary to Seattle, Washington. Good job to everyone who participated!
Granby Elementary Bookfair

The Bookfair will run November 13th-17th.

2nd Grade Barn Dance

Thursday, Nov. 9th, 5:30pm

Granby Elementary School Gym

Students will be performing folk dances.

RSVPs are enabled for this event.

Box Top Collection Drive will happen in the Spring of 2018