2019-2020 School Year: Volume 29: Week of April 5, 2020
Be the Best YOU at Grandview!!!
Well that's a wrap, but not really.....
On Thursday, the Governor issued an Executive Order ending "face to face" instruction in all Michigan schools for the reminder of this school year. Lots of people have said to me that the school year is now over. That is not exactly true. Our face-to-face contact is over, but learning is NOT over. Teachers are still going to be teaching. We still want ALL Grandview students to continue learning. It just will be different and change can be hard on everyone, especially the students. Though we are still here to help you!!!
This issue has all the details that I know of right now. It also is another attempt for me to see what you need. Mr. Shepich has sent surveys to see what you need. Teachers are reaching out to all of you. I am reaching out to you, but if you do not call us back or tell us, we cannot help. There are lots of resources available and community members that want to help. Just let us know. Do not feel bad asking and thinking that your need may take away from others. During this time, we all have needs and the Clarenceville district, Grandview staff and community want to help.
In the end, spend them time enjoying being together as a family and enjoying each other and stay healthy!!! We Miss You!!!
Your Proud Principal,
Melissa Carruth, Ed.S
WE MISS YOU!!
So What Does the Governor's Executive Order Say??
The plan is in the developing stages. Mr. Shepich will be sharing the plan with all of you when it is approved by our Intermediate School District and the Michigan Department of Education.
What we do know about this plan is that it will discuss how we will be continuing learning for our Grandview students, as well as, how we will keep our connection to one another.
This plan will be carried out with fidelity for our Grandview students, but the plan will only be as successful as the support is at home. We know that you all are parents and guardians, not teachers. Just know that we recognize that and the best thing you can do is support the plan. We will do the teaching. We need parents and guardians to be the supporters and cheerleaders for our students.
In the meantime, continue to check into Google Classroom and Seesaw daily to see the activities that are being posted for your children to enjoy and to keep the brain thinking, the body moving and the students learning.
How Can I Teach My Children??
It talks about the 7 Guiding Principles For Parents Teaching at Home. This is what it says you should do with your child as they are learning at home...
- Establish a "flexible" learning space.
- Check-in Every Morning and Throughout the Day
- Allow for frequent Brain Breaks
- Find a rhythm that works
- Consolidate Learning
- Encourage a Productive Struggle
- Consider Passions and Play
To read more, check it out. It is a quick, but informative read, filled with great resources.
Mr. Shepich Survey
If you have not filled out the survey, please do. We only want one response per family. The survey can be found on the front page of the Clarenceville Website.
Food distribution Schedule Change
Please remember that the food is for ALL of the Grandview students. We fed your children two meals during the school year and want to continue. If you need help getting to the school or the bus route to pick up the food, please let me know. I have wonderful parents who are delivering food, just please let me know!!
Looking for other areas for food?!?!
Still need Computer or Internet
If you still need a Chromebook, we still have some to sign out, but you need to let myself or the classroom teacher know. I will add you to the list and we will set-up a time once we are able to get back into the building for distribution. I am not going to be meeting families at the school until we develop all the components of our Continuity of Learning Plan. Distribution of Chromebooks and access to Internet is a component of this plan.
Please let us know if you need help getting connected. We want ALL of our Grandview students connected and learning digitally!
5th grade Camp
We are sad that this experience cannot happen for our 5th graders!!!
Getting supplies from the classrooms
Missing Grandview Students
Classroom Code is.....3s2rma3
No M-STEP this year
Additionally, the Read By Grade 3 law will go into effect for the 2020-2021 school year, not this year.
To read more information, please see the article below.....
Tuesday Night Night and Every Evening Night Night
If you cannot view Live, no worries, it is published to the Grandview Facebook Page so that families can view it at their earliest convenience for your children and their evening schedule. The point of this activity is to foster the importance of 10-20 minutes of reading each night. Remember it is super easy to view.....just visit the Grandview Facebook Homepage. I will be taking suggestions for books, so post away in our site so that I know what my Grandview readers want to hear at night. Can't wait to do what I love most....reading to students!!!
If you child walks home, they may, but they will not be dismissed by adults.
Please do not express your displeasure by just picking your child up at 3:15. That misses excessive learning time. We are doing this for safety. Please support us.
All sports have been cancelled for the remainder of the school year. Therefore there will not be any Softball this year. We look forward to having sports to resume next school year.
Stacey Wittscheck, Grandview Sports Director, has a Grandview Sports website that has the documents linked. All of the information from schedules, rules, code of conduct, sign-up, forms, etc. will all be housed in one location. Check out this great communication piece for our families!!
Questions, reach out to Stacey at her email at GVSportsDirector@gmail.com.
Also be sure to follow the Grandview Sports Facebook Page at https://www.facebook.com/GrandviewSports/
Looking for new Kindergarteners or Junior Kindergarteners for this fall! You can STILL enroll online.
If you have a child who will be five years old by December 1, 2020, he/she may be eligible for Kindergarten or Junior Kindergarten next fall. Please complete the Round Up Registration form online by visiting this link https://forms.gle/cTJPR8cuwUFmsxPR7. Please pass this link along to friends and neighbors who have a future Kindergarten student but do not have siblings at Grandview or Botsford.
For Questions, contact the Grandview Office: 248-919-0404
School Store Fundraiser
This fundraiser is still open as you shop through this crisis. The teachers received some gift cards this past week at the mid-way point in this fundraiser and were so excited with what they received. Remember, this is a Win-Win fundraiser as the school earns money, as well as, the classroom teacher. This fundraiser helped to purchase the clay that is used for art, this spring's assembly, as well as, the supplies for March is Reading Month.
School Store is an online shopping mall with over 400 nationally-known merchants including Sears, Target, Oriental Trading Co., Office Depot, Toys"R"Us, Family Book Store and many more. When your family and friends make everyday purchases from their favorite merchants through SchoolStore.com, your school, and classroom teacher earns money.
All you need to do is going to www.schoolstore.net and enter Grandview Elementary School's code (0000009438) and then shop away.
Box Tops for Education
Please remember that Box Tops are moving away from clipping paper box tops and moving to scanning qualifying receipts to earn school money.
Last year, Grandview earned $757.50 with Box Tops and we do not want to lose that revenue.
There is a Grandview parent that is already earning box tops via apps. Please download the app and log in, it is easy. Questions, stop in the office!!!
The Importance of Sleep
Kroger and Grandview
Kroger and Grandview
We get money from Kroger if you add Grandview to your profile. Thank you to all of you who have already added Grandview to your account. Though know that it is never too late to sign-up and join!!! So shop away, Grandview is benefitting from your grocery shopping!
To Use the Kroger Community Rewards Program:
Simply encourage your participants to visit http://www.kroger.com. Once logged into their Kroger account they can search for Friends of Grandview either by name or TH003 and then click Enroll. New users will need to create an account which requires some basic information, a valid email address and a rewards card.
*Customers must have a registered Kroger rewards card account to link to your organization.
*If a member does not yet have a Kroger rewards card, please let them know they are available at the customer service desk at any Kroger
REMEMBER, purchases will not count for your organization until after your participants register their rewards card.
Participants must swipe their registered Kroger rewards card or use the phone number that is related to their registered Kroger rewards card when shopping for each purchase to count.
Volunteering at School
iChats are also needed to be filled out if you wish to be a WatchDOG dad or chaperone a field trip.