The Lion's Share Newsletter

March 2021

From the Desk of Mr. Miller:

Grant Families,


Welcome to the March edition of the Grant newsletter! As always, I hope you are all doing well! It is hard to believe that we are quickly headed into spring! I am always encouraged to know that warmer temperatures are ahead of us! After 15 years of living in Colorado, however, I'm also aware that spring time is usually when we could potentially receive our most snow of the year. It's never a dull moment!


I would like to thank you for your participation in our 28 Days of Kindness Challenge! I heard from so many students and families about the kind acts their Lions performed or saw take place. Whenever a kind act was performed or witnessed, our Lions filled out pieces of confetti that we have hung in our entry way. Be sure to check out the picture below to see all the confetti! My hope is that we can keep moving forward in being kind to each other and ourselves!


Thank you, families, for taking the time to fill out a few surveys for the district this month. One of the surveys that was put out by the district was the 5E survey. This survey is taken by students, staff, and starting this year, you! In order to receive the feedback from parents, we need to have 20% of our families take the survey. At this time, we have had only 16% take the survey, which means the school will not be able to access that data. The good news is that the district has extended the window for you to take the survey if you have yet to do so. You can access the survey here: http://survey.5-essentials.org/sd11/survey/parent/ The survey will remain open until Friday, March 12.


In other news, we have a new weekend breakfast and lunch program that we are excited to start! It will begin this Friday, March 5. Be sure to check out some of the details below. Finally, one of my favorite times of the year is celebrating Dr. Seuss' birthday with Read Across America Day! We have a great day planned for our Lions. I sincerely hope that by this time next year, we will be able to have you all back in the building to celebrate this fun event. Have you started thinking about which Dr. Seuss character your student will dress up as? We can't wait to see the costumes! Also, if your student is online and wishes to participate, please do! Send me the pictures of your student dressed up to my email address, which can be found at the very bottom of this newsletter.


I really do appreciate you taking the time to read through our newsletter and hope you have a wonderful March! As always, if you need anything, please don't hesitate to reach out!


Thank you,


Ryan Miller

Principal, Grant Elementary

Weekend Breakfast & Lunch Program

We are excited to announce that Grant is partnering with D11's Food and Nutrition Department to bring weekend breakfast & lunch to all Grant students free of charge! This program will begin Friday, March 5 and will continue each Friday for the remainder of the year. As students leave the class to start their weekend each Friday, they will grab a bag that contains both breakfast and lunch for the weekend! If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out!

Celebrating Dr. Seuss with Read Across America

Every year we celebrate Dr. Seuss and Read Across America Day by dressing up, having guest readers, door decorations, and a lot of fun! This year, it will look a little different, but we still plan to have as much fun as possible! We have readers that have recorded their stories that will be shared with our students, we will still continue with door decorations, and want to encourage our students to dress up as their favorite Dr. Seuss character and bring their favorite Dr. Seuss book! This year, we will be celebrating on Friday, March 5.

Kindergarten Registration

Do you have a kindergartner that needs to register for school for the 2021-2022 school year? We are now enrolling students for next year! If you know of a family looking for a great school for their kindergartner, please have them call Grant's main office to begin enrolling now! You can reach Mrs. Roth at 719.328.5700. She will be happy to help enroll our newest Lions!

World Down Syndrome Day - We Are More Alike Than Different!

In honor of World Down Syndrome Day, we encourage our students and staff to wear crazy socks and to wear yellow and blue! We will all be on spring break for the official day, March 21, but will celebrate this day on Friday, March 19th! We hope you will join us!

Fun Pictures from February!

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Resources For Families

Families, we know that times are tough for many of us as we navigate our way through numerous school changes, COVID, and different daily stresses. We hope we can offer some potential support to you and your family. Please be sure to check out our School Counseling Website for a number of different resources for both you and your student(s)!


Visit our Grant Counseling Web Site by clicking here!

Important March Events:

Monday, Mar. 1: Asynchronous Learning Day for ALL students, morning meetings start at 8:00, "B" week for specials

Wednesday, Mar. 3: NEHS on WebEx 3:30-4:15

Friday, Mar. 5: Read Across America - dress up as your favorite Dr. Seuss character, Weekend Breakfast & Lunch to begin, End of 3rd Quarter

Monday, Mar. 8: NO SCHOOL for all D11 students - Teacher Work Day, "C" week for specials

Tuesday, Mar. 9: NO SCHOOL for all D11 students - Data Collaboration Day, Capturing Kids' Hearts interviews for National Showcase 1:00-3:00, PTA Meeting via WebEx 6:00

Sunday, Mar. 14: Daylight Saving Time begins (move your clocks forward)

Monday, Mar. 15: Five day school week to begin (no more asynchronous Mondays), "A" week for specials

Wednesday, Mar. 17: NEHS on WebEx 3:30-4:15

Friday, Mar. 19: Wear Crazy Socks & yellow and blue for World Down syndrome Day!

Monday, Mar. 22 - 26: SPRING BREAK - No School!

Monday, Mar. 29: Students return from Spring Break, "B" week for specials