Middle School Weekly Update

11.19.2021

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A Note from Mrs. Gray

Happy Thanksgiving Knight families!


As I reflect, I am thankful for so many things. Please let me share just a few them with you:


I am pleased with our students who come to Gray Stone every day ready to learn. They provide us all a daily reminder of why we are here and what is essential.


I am grateful for the support of parents in partnering with us to build a quality support system and community for our students. I am also thankful that our parents have kept trust and confidence in us. We have parents who work hard and advocate to be a partner in their children’s education, safety, and well-being. For this, we will always be so thankful.


I am immensely grateful for the teachers, support staff, counselors, office managers, athletic coaches, and school nurse who care about student success and have the best interests of our students as a top priority. Daily, I see dedicated and hard-working individuals going above and beyond to make sure that great things happen in our school. They do make a difference, and our students benefit from those efforts.


With that said, I encourage each of you to take a moment to send a positive message of gratitude to your child's teachers or any staff member that comes in contact with your child(ren). I encourage students to do the same. Unfortunately, the majority of the communications teachers and staff receive are from those seeking solutions to problems. It would be very uplifting for them to hear about things that are going well and to read sentiments of appreciation for all they do each and every day for our students.


I would like to wish all of you and your families a healthy, relaxing, and gratitude-filled Thanksgiving break!

Lunch Menu for November 29-December 3

Monday
  • Pasta (Meat or Alfredo Sauce), Garlic Bread, Side Salad

Tuesday

  • Chicken Fried Rice, Veggies w/ Ranch, Mandarin Oranges

Wednesday

  • Beef Taco Bar, Side Salad

Thursday

  • Hot Dogs, Mac & Cheese, Side Salad

Friday

  • Domino's pizza by the slice (pepperoni or cheese)
  • $1.50/slice $12/whole cash only
  • Friday only, drinks can be purchased from the Lance for $1.00

Morning Student Drop-Off

Reminder:

ALL students, unless riding with a high school sibling, should be dropped off in the car line cue for school arrival. We still have some parents dropping students off in the school parking lots. For the safety of students and fairness to all of those in line, please follow the process we have established for morning drop-off.


Insider tip: There are usually minimal vehicles coming through the line between the hours of 7:40 - 7:50 so you can get in and out with no waiting.

Prospective Student Night

Please share the upcoming Prospective Student Night with any families who may be interested in becoming a part of Knight Nation! This will be an open house style evening with information about the school presented. Masks are required.


Wednesday, December 15 @ 6:00 p.m.

Revised School Calendar

We have made a few necessary adjustments to our school calendar in order to accommodate required testing this year. Please download our academic calendar which can be found on our school website and in the link below.

Spirit Shack Update

Greetings parents and students from your Gray Stone Spirit Shack!


We have new items available for order/purchase and more on the way. See the link below to place an order on our website. Students can also purchase during lunch each Friday. We accept cash, credit cards and Apple Pay.


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Sandy Bruinsma

Kipsy Gould

gsdsspiritshack@gmail.com

Spirit Wall

Don't forget to reserve our spirit wall for upcoming special occasions. Renting the wall will allow you to display school spirit, celebrate your child’s birthday, or post staff/student appreciation. Please read the guidelines attached in the below PDF before contacting the front office to reserve.

Reservations will be available on a first come, first serve basis.