Together We: Learn, Grow, Lead
Dear Grange Hall famiies,
Thank you to everyone that was able to join us for our “Summer send-off” at Grange Hall yesterday. We have all spent time sorting through a myriad of emotions and thoughts about COVID-19 and the most recent state of our country. This affects us all- staff, students, and families included. We appreciated the opportunity to bring some closure for students, teachers, and families. It is our sincerest hope that our families are able to find some semblance of peace with all that is unknown and uncertain. At Grange Hall we strive to create an inclusive environment where all students and families feel welcomed, valued, respected, and celebrated for their unique qualities that make them who they are. We have always believed that our work is bigger than teaching academics - we believe in teaching the whole child. All children deserve a world that sees each of them as worthy and valuable. I want you to know that I am fully committed to continuing this work at Grange Hall so that we are providing the culturally responsive learning environments our students deserve. When we return to school in the fall, in whatever capacity that may be, please know that we will continue to send messages of acceptance, love, respect for others, and most of all hope. We appreciate you placing your trust in us this past year and look forward to continuing to learn, grow, and lead together for the years to come.
Thank you for your continued dedication, support, and love for our school and our community. I am truly blessed to lead Grange Hall and wish all of you a fun and relaxing summer break.
Grange Hall Family Resources
We know that talking with young children about difficult topics can be challenging. We hope the following resources will help you with these critical conversations.
Our counselor can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
As you kick-off summer break, I wanted to remind everyone that the building will be open Monday - Thursday beginning June 29 for enrollment and/or to drop off and pick-up student items from this past school year.
Items your child may need to return and/or pick-up:
- Safety Patrol Belts - 5th graders
- School Supplies from 2019-2020 school year
- Library Books - Please check your student's library account to see if they have any outstanding library books that need to be returned. Instructions are linked HERE.
We will not be hosting Barefoot N' Books this summer; however, we are encouraging all bulldogs to participate in the following summer reading activities:
- Summer Reading 2020 - Activities linked below.
Kindergarten Registration 2020
Please encourage families to register rising K students here:https://mychesterfieldschools.com/family-and-community-engagement/preparing-for-school/student-registration/kindergarten-registration/.
Virtual Summer Programs for Kids
Digital Explorers Summer Camps
Wednesdays, June 24 - August 19
Join museum educators as we jump into summer with Digital Explorers, a virtual summer camp designed for students in 1st to 3rd grade. Explore the three cultures of Jamestown and learn about the people of the American Revolution through engaging interactive programming. Supply lists will be provided to participants a week before the first session.
Programs cost $25 for four weeks of either Jamestown programming or Yorktown virtual activities, and $45 for four weeks at both museums. Donor discounts available.
Secrets of the Museums
Tuesdays & Thursdays at 10 a.m.
If you’ve ever visited a history museum, you’ve seen artifacts, galleries, movies, interpreters and even participated in hands-on activities that all help to bring history to life. But have you ever wondered what goes into making a museum? Join us this summer for virtual behind-the-scenes tours and experience live learning opportunities Tuesdays and Thursdays at 10 a.m. as educators and experts reveal Secrets of the Museum.
Tuesday, June 9: Virtual Learning Password: 1781
Thursday, June 11: Video Production Password: 1781
Virtual Summer Programs for Adults
For the past few months, we've enjoyed providing programming designed primarily for students, although we know parents have enjoyed the mini history lessons too. Now that the summer is here, keep an eye on historyisfun.org/at-home to learn about all the exciting programs we have planned for our older audience - with more to come!
History Happy Hour
Raise a glass to the past with virtual History Happy Hour as Director of Curatorial Services Luke Pecoraro explores distillation and brewing across history. A list of suggested bottles and classic recipes will be provided prior to each week’s session so you can come ready to participate in live libation education.
Historical Solutions to Modern-Day Problems
Tune in as museum experts share Historical Solutions to Modern Day Problems in virtual visits to Jamestown Settlement and the American Revolution Museum at Yorktown. Join us for interactive webcasts sharing practical tips with live demonstrations and connect with our staff as they answer your questions in real-time.