News from the Grove
August 4, 2019
PLEASE NOTE A SLIGHT CHANGE:
Due to maintenance in the gym, Bulldog Night for grades 1-6 has been moved
to the parking lot behind the gym. PTO concession will be under the pavilion.
Car-Rider Tags Required for Every Vehicle
- The car tag issued by WGS serves as your ID to pick a student up.
- Hand-written tags are not accepted
- Vehicles without tags will be stopped for ID check or directed to park and go to the lobby for verification.
- If you give your tag to a friend or family member, you are giving that person permission to pick up your child.
- One tag per student is provided for free. Additional tags may be purchased through your teacher or at the front office for $2.
- Tags for new students may be picked up from your teacher on Bulldog night or given out in the line on the first day. Be prepared to show ID.
- Returning students will use their tags from last year.
Please be kind to our teachers on duty if they ask for identification. They are simply following our plan to keep our children safe!
Walking Students to Class
Learning Never Stops!
Walnut Grove Teacher and Support Person of the Year: Tammie Satterfield and Brenda Alverson
Thankful for our Local Churches!
The churches in our community are so supportive of our schools. We are thankful for their kindness!
❤️ Flint River Baptist Church provided food & gifts for our teachers on our first day back
❤️ First Baptist Church of Hazel Green is providing breakfast for the teachers on their classroom workday
❤️ First Baptist Church of Meridianville dropped off a generous donation of school supplies for our families in need
❤️ New Market United Methodist provides “grab and go” breakfast bars for our students who arrive after breakfast.
❤️ First Baptist Church of Hazel Green, Flint River Baptist, and Shine the Light Ministries are doing prayer walks on our campus to bless the new year.
Parents as Partners!
Pre-K Spots Still Available
We still have 3 slots available for FREE PK4. Students attend regular school hours and are eligible for bus service and after school daycare (for a fee).
We have a paid PK3 program available for $80 a week. The program runs from 7:15-2:45 and offers a readiness curriculum in the morning and free play in the afternoon. 3-year-olds are not eligible for bus service or after-school care.
Contact the front office at 256-851-4690 for registration information.
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Arrival - Doors open for students at 7:15 am. Please do not drop students off before this time because there is no supervision and it becomes a safety issue. Students arriving after 7:45 am will be counted tardy.
Transportation Changes: If there will be any change to the method of regular afternoon transportation for a student, parents must notify the teacher in writing of this change. If the communication is through email, it must be received by 1:30 pm. We will no longer accept transportation changes by phone.
Procedure for Riding the Bus with a Friend - If a student is to ride another bus or get off at a different spot on any given day, the school requires a note be signed from the parent, which includes a current phone number at which the parent can be contacted if needed. Students should present the note to the homeroom teacher for verification. The note will be returned to the student and he/she will be responsible for giving the signed note to the bus driver.
Parenting Assistance Line: PAL is a service where anyone can call a toll free number 1-866-962-3030 and receive useful, practical information and assistance with developmental and parenting questions and concerns. Available 8:00am – 8:00pm (central time) Monday – Friday.
PayPams: Pay for your child’s meals from the convenience of your home or office 24/7
Click on the following link: www.PayPAMS.com .
Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) - The PTO sponsors and helps with many activities throughout the year. Parents are encouraged to join and become involved at Walnut Grove. PTO dues for the 2018-19 school year are $5 for individuals and $8 per family.
SAFE-2-TELL Text Tip Line - Report bullying, threats, and dangerous activities anonymously at 256-536-8355.
WG Twitter Accounts: @WGBulldogs, @wgspto, @GroverGearheads, @WGSLibrary