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"Relationships are the agents of change." Dr. Bruce Perry

End of the 1st Semester

Our Gray Hawk Mission Statement

OUR GRAY HAWK FAMILY works together to help students feel safe, loved, and inspired so they can be empowered learners and engaged citizens.

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Thank you for an incredible first semester. TOGETHER, we have faced many challenges and TOGETHER we will continue to move forward into the future. Have a wonderful Winter Break and we look forward to seeing you in 2022!
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Thank you so much to OUR GRAY HAWK community for purchasing games and books for OUR GRAY HAWK classrooms! They were distributed last week to our staff and they were so appreciative! Thank you so much!
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Celebrate Mrs. Billings Day on December 15

The staff and students celebrated Mrs. Billings Day on Wednesday, December 15. Mrs. Billings does so much for Gray Hawk and there is absolutely NO WAY that we could do what we do without her. Thank you, Mrs. Billings!!!
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Featured Literature

Charles Schulz is recognized as one of the most influential cartoonists of all time. At this time of year we all can take time to appreciate the genius of Charlie Brown, Snoopy, and the entire group.

He grew up reading the Sunday morning “funnies” with his father and decided all he wanted to do was “draw funny pictures”. He was in the Army during World War II from 1943-1945 and when he returned he continued to pursue his cartooning career. The first peanuts strip appeared in 1950 in 7 newspapers around the country. He was 27 years old. When Charles Schulz passed away in 2000 his comic strip was syndicated in 2,600 papers worldwide and his books have been translated in 25 different languages.

In A Charlie Brown Christmas, celebrate Christmas with Charlie Brown and the rest of the Peanuts gang in this gorgeous deluxe storybook retelling of the beloved Christmas special!

Christmas is almost here, which means ice-skating, Christmas carols, and sparkly lights everywhere—even on Snoopy’s doghouse! Everyone is enjoying the holiday celebrations except Charlie Brown. Can the Peanuts gang help Charlie Brown discover the true meaning of Christmas?

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As a part of our commitment to ensuring that our students are exposed to the contributions of people of color and from different backgrounds, we kicked off this past week by giving daily clues to a famous person from history that has made our world a better place. This past week, the students heard the following clues:

Monday: I was born on a farm in New York around 1797. My real name was Isabella Baumfree and I was a slave.

Tuesday: I was the first black woman to ever bring a lawsuit against a white man and win.

Wednesday: In the 1840’s I began working to end slavery. This was called abolitionism. And in 1850 I published a book all about my life called The Narrative of (my name). I also spoke up for Women’s Rights!

Thursday: In 1861, I visited Washington D.C. and met with President Abraham Lincoln to talk to him about what my life was like as a slave.

Friday: I died on November 26, 1883 in Battle Creek Michigan. Interestingly, NASA named one of the Mars rovers after me. They called it Sojourner.

Celebrating Sojourner Truth


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