Granger School Weekly Newsletter
Nov. 27-Dec. 1, 2017
Quick Reminders/Planning Ahead
THIS TUESDAY: Pre-K- 2nd grade stocking projects due
Tues, Dec. 5 UIL in Holland Grades 2-8th
Mon. Dec 4 FFA Meeting 7:00 pm
Wed. Dec. 6 Early Release 1:00 pm
Wed. Dec. 6 UIL home hosted for grades 3-8th
Thurs. Dec. 7 Senior Portraits
Wed. Dec. 13 Elementary Christmas Program 2:00pm in New Gym
Wed. Dec. 13 School Board Meeting 6:30-7:30
Mon. Dec. 18 Project Celebration Meeting 7:00 Student Center
Tues. Dec. 19 Secondary Band Concert 6:00 in Student Center
Semester Exams Mon.-Wed. Dec. 18-20th - IT IS 20% OF STUDENT GRADE
Thurs. Dec 21 Early release - last day of semester
Thursday, Jan. 18 Family Night Read-In 6:00pm-7:00pm
Sat. Jan. 27 Project Celebration Dinner Fundraiser
Mon. Jan. 29th PTO meeting in cafeteria 7:00pm
Prom will be Saturday, March 3, 2018
*Instagram: Follow the school yearbook @ grangerlionsyearbook
*Students have access to eBooks!https://wbb38820.follettshelf.com/shelf/servlet/presentshelfform.do?site=38820
***Please check school website for date and time changes, as it may not have been given at time of publication. http://www.grangerisd.net/
From the Nurse...
*You must be fever free (without fever reducing medicine) and no vomiting for 24 hours before you can come back to school.
*Wash hands frequently and do not touch your face.
**Pink eye is usually self-limiting (meaning it heals itself) but the doctors will prescribe an antibiotic ointment/drops to help with the discomfort and healing faster.
*Cough into your shoulder and turn your head away from others.
Helpful Hint: Don't Self-Inoculate
Helpful tip: The next time you want to clean the the sleep out of your eyes to look fresh and awake, use a tissue.
Which leads to another tip: Keep one in your pocket.
Become Aware: Dedicate one hour to count how many times your hands touch your face. Ask friends/co-workers to tell you if they notice it. The knowledge you gain may surprise you.
Feel free to try this with your child.
Confessions from Library Literacy Time: It is a daily site to see a child pick their nose. Then touch a book, their classmate, any surface within reach...
Please, educate your child at home as well. We do the best we can, without embarrassing a student, to make them aware of their self-inflicting behavior which, ultimately, spreads to others.
As any parent and educator knows, a one time reminder turns into "You never told me." I've heard it expressed when teaching a child not to do something, and they do it anyway, let them. They will learn and won't do it again. (This person does not have children by the way.) Touching your face is not like touching a hot stove, they will do it again.
So, with this little soap box tidbit, please make it your child's daily reminder to keep a tissue handy and use it. Turn head to cough into your shoulder, turn your head into elbow to sneeze. Wash hands often. Please repeat until the point a groaning, eye rolling child is reached. Then a few times more for good measure.
Thank you for your understanding. You are appreciated!
Proof that Granger ISD and Community Rock!
Parents, Grandparents, Faculty, and Students kept this library lady on her feet. making exhaustion a blessing. Words can not adequately express the gratitude for all the help and support.
I would like to do a special shout out to the PTO and those who popped in to help with setting up, running, and tearing down the 'store'. I've never had this much support before, making my heart swell in true Dr. Seuss Grinch style! Please forgive me if I missed someone in the busyness, as all are important to the success.
And let's not forget Mrs. Brock and Mrs. Terry, along with the sixth and eight graders who helped the Pre-K-Kinder with their wish lists! The students did an awesome job setting a good example for the Lion Cubs!
Stay tuned for more news on the delivery of the gift to the Woodsboro School Library!
Interesting Christmas Facts
Before the poem there was no universal accepted idea of Santa. It gave us his means of transportation, the names of the reindeer, his appearance, and his Christmas Eve visits with presents.
*The guy whose voice was used for Tony the Tiger, the cartoon mascot for Kellogg's Frosted Flakes, sang "You're a Mean One, Mr. Grinch" in How the Grinch Stole Christmas. His name was Thuri Ravenscroft.
Tami Price 19
Jennifer Lane 26
Jaclyn Guerra 28
Raising Fundraiser Awareness
*Senior Class Kona Ice Sales are 3/6, 4/3. All of these are the first Tuesdays. Time: 3:00-5:00
*Cheerleaders are selling spirit ribbons, temporary spirit tattoos, Lion Pride buttons, Thunder sticks, pom poms.
*Ongoing Fundraiser: SHOPPING! www.SchoolStore.com
School name: Granger School
School ID#: 192787
+++Family Book Store on home page and Caring for Classrooms donations count towards student's earning prizes. Merchants purchases raise money for the entire school but will not count for student's Prize Thermometer. All proceeds benefit the school.
Renaissance Testing Dates (Reading & Math Progress Monitoring)
3rd Nine Weeks 01/08/2018 - 01/26/2018
4th Nine Weeks 03/05/2018- 03/30/2018
End of Year 04/23/2018 - 05/11/2018
STAAR, EOC, and Finals Testing Dates:
April 10 & 11 4th Writing and 5th Reading and Math
May 7-11 EOC Exams
May 14 and 15 3-6 STAAR Tests
May 22-24 Finals Week
Tuesday, December 5th in Holland 2nd-8th Grade
Wednesday, December 6th in Granger 3rd-8th Grade
Dec. 13th - JH OAP
Spring - HS Meets (tbd)
Spring - HS OAP (tbd)
~Your invited to the sporting events and to share the excitement and support of the hard working Granger ISD Students and Coaches!~
Nov. 28 @Gateway 5:00 JV2 6:15 JV! Varsity after JV
Nov. 30-Dec.2nd @ Moody Tourney TBA
Dec. 5 @Florence JV1 5:00 Varsity after JV
Dec. 7@Florence Tourney TBA
Dec. 12 @ Granger vs Bartlett JV1 after Girls Varsity after JV
Dec. 21 @Granger vs Flatonia JV 1:00 V after JV\
Dec. 27-28@Rosebud Tourney Varsity Only TBA
Jan. 4 @ Granger vs Meridian Round Rock JV1 5:00 V after
Lady Lion Basketball
Nov. 28 @Granger vs Florence JV 5:00 V 6:15
Nov. 30 @ Florence Tournament JV & V - TBA
Dec. 5 TSD @Granger JV 5:00, V 6:15
Dec. 7-9 @Brucefille-Eddy Varsity Only TBA
Dec. 12 @ Granger vs Evant Varsity Only 5:00
Dec. 15 @ Cedar Park Ctr vs CTCS TBA
Dec. 16-27 Off for Winter Break
Jan. 5 @Granger vs Holland JV 5:00, V after JV