The Frontier

February 11, 2018

Upcoming Events

Mon 2/11 - GB(8) v Kennedy

Wed 2/14 - GB(8) v Granger

Fri 2/16 - Ellis Island (8th Gd)

Mon 2/19 - Presidents Day - NO SCHOOL

*Sporting events are scheduled to start at 4 but may be adjusted depending on opponent arrival

General News

Join Team IPEF

It's about more than just running. The Indian Prairie Educational Foundation invites you to join Team IPEF as a charity partner and run for GREGORY in the Healthy Driven Naperville Half Marathon or 5K on Sunday, October 21, 2018. Watch the Team IPEF video to learn more about this unique opportunity to run for a cause and make a difference in your school. Visit Team IPEF for registration information and to see who has already joined the team.

Parent University

We will again be hosting a Parent University on February, 21st. This semester we have invited members of our own Gregory teachers, the Naperville Police Department, and 360 Youth Services to create valuable sessions geared towards navigated the middle school years.

HERE is all the information. Register today!

STEM Girls Night Out @ NVHS

The Neuqua Valley Girls in STEM Club invites middle school students from Crone, Scullen and Gregory middle schools to a Girls Night Out at 6:30 pm on Thursday, February 15 at the Neuqua Valley High School Auditorium. Participants will watch the film Dream Big: Engineering Our World. From the Great Wall of China and the world’s tallest buildings to underwater robots, solar cars and smart, sustainable cities, Dream Big celebrates the human ingenuity behind engineering marvels big and small and reveals the heart that drives engineers to create better lives for people around the world. Dream Big will transform students’ understanding of engineering and inspire them to learn more about the “E” in STEM. Following the film, students will have the opportunity to ask questions of women in engineering careers, enjoy snacks and hands-on activities. Participants are asked to register to attend at STEM RSVP.

Box Top Collection Time

Start clipping and collecting your valuable box tops! Each one earns the Gregory PTA 10 cents and adds up to valuable items for students and the school! The collection starts NOW and ends Friday, February 16! Students can deposit the box tops in the marked boxes in the Gregory front office, lunch room, or with their core teachers. Help us hit our goal of $1,000 this year!

Power of Choice - February

Our Words Affect Others: Learning the T-H-I-N-K Strategy to Communicate

Communication is a powerful tool. It can be used to encourage someone and make them feel good. Our words have great power to influence others’ feelings. This month’s Parents Use Your Power newsletter provides a strategy to remind our children to T-H-I-N-K about what they are going to say BEFORE they say it.

Conversations that Count

By speaking in different ways, we can influence the listener’s understanding of what we say. Use this month’s PowerTalk to review the attributes of different types of speakers and learn how Word Power can influence the effectiveness of our communication skills.

Upcoming Testing Dates

PARCC - Testing will occur in March this year.

7th Graders will test on March 6, 7, and 8th

6th and 8th Graders will test on March 9, 12, and 13th

8th Grade News

Illinois Youth Survey

In March, 8th-grade students will be participating in the Illinois Youth Survey. This is a partnership with the University of Illinois and is completely voluntary. HERE is a link to more information and below are some important documents about the survey for your review.

IYS Parent Notification

Parent Informational Brochure

8th Grade Important Dates

There are many important dates coming up for our 8th grade students. Please take a look HERE and SAVE the DATES!

Club and Sports News

Sporting Results

Girls’ Basketball Results vs Scullen:

8AA won 35-24

8A lost 19-10

7AA won 38-12

7A won 17-16