The Lion's Share Newsletter

February 2021

From the Desk of Mr. Miller:

Grant Families,

I sincerely hope that our February newsletter finds you all well! February is typically a slow month when it comes to school events. Usually we are gearing up for our Dance Demo Day, Valentine's Day parties, and wondering if we are going to have any snow days! COVID has really changed how we operate, and personally, I can't wait until we don't have to worry about canceling events or not being able to bring you all in to celebrate with our Lions.

In a couple of weeks, we will be holding Valentine's Day parties for our students on Friday, February 12. We would love to continue with our tradition of students bringing in cards for their classmates! In order to ensure the safety and well-being of our students, I am asking that all cards/items be brought in on Tuesday, February 9th. This will give all the items 3 days of rest without anyone touching them prior to the parties on Friday! Also, an update to having treats in the building is that treats are allowed as long as they are store bought and sealed! We will have to continue to turn away any homemade items, unfortunately.

As we have been having Lions in-person the last couple of weeks, I would like to ask that students be dropped off at 7:45 in order for students to be on time, ensure they receive a choice of breakfast, and aren't marked tardy/absent. We have had a large number of students being dropped off late each day. As a friendly reminder, breakfast in the classrooms begins at 7:50, school starts at 8:00, and any student that comes to school after 8:20 has to be marked absent for the morning session in accordance with state law. We really want our students to start their morning off right with some time to check-in over breakfast with their classmates and teacher prior to instruction starting at 8:00! I would greatly appreciate it!

As you know, we take student safety very seriously. I would like to ask that during student drop-off and pick-up on the Shadowglen Dr. side of the building, we take all necessary precautions to keep our Lions safe. Please follow the following rules:

  • Do not stop in the middle of the street to let your Lion out to run to the curb.
  • Do not let your student out from the opposite side of the street to run across Shadowglen Dr. With parked cars and busses, this is a big safety concern as drivers don't always see small children crossing the street unattended.
  • Please do not park in the yellow school bus zone.
  • Please do not park in the blue handicap zone unless you have a handicap placard. This includes only for a couple of minutes. We have multiple families that need that space.
  • Finally, please do not park in front of our neighbor's driveways or in our neighbor's driveways! Several times this year, we have had neighbors blocked in and haven't been able to leave their home for work due to unattended cars blocking their driveway.

As always, if you have any questions or concerns, please let us know how we can best support you!

Thank you,

Ryan Miller

Principal, Grant Elementary

28 Days of Kindness

As a Capturing Kids' Hearts school, we work hard on empowering our Lions to be kind and courageous! Each week, we challenge our students to go above and beyond by taking care of themselves and each other. This week, be on the lookout for a daily challenge the entire month of February! These small challenges will be posted on Facebook and Dojo, and will be included in daily messages at school! We would encourage you to talk with your student(s) at home about our acts of kindness! We would also challenge YOU to take part as well! Thank you!

Pizza Palz Are Available!

Get your Pizza Palz now! For $15.00 you will be able to pick up any pizza valued at $30.00 when you visit Old Chicago! A portion of each card sold will help to support our Grant PTA. If you are interested in picking up your Pizza Palz, just call the main office at 719.328.5700!

Kindergarten Registration

Do you have a kindergartner that needs to register for school for the 2021-2022 school year? We are now enrolling students for next year! If you know of a family looking for a great school for their kindergartner, please have them call Grant's main office to begin enrolling now! You can reach Mrs. Roth at 719.328.5700. She will be happy to help enroll our newest Lions!

Fun Pictures from January!

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Important February Events:

Monday, Feb. 1: Asynchronous Learning Day for ALL students, morning meetings start at 8:00, "A" week for specials

Wednesday, Feb. 3: NEHS on WebEx 3:30-4:15

Monday, Feb. 8: Asynchronous Learning Day for ALL students, morning meetings start at 8:00, "B" week for specials

Tuesday, Feb. 9: All Valentine's Day cards/items should be brought in, PTA Meeting via WebEx 6:00

Friday, Feb. 12: Valentine's Day parties! Store bought items that are sealed are okay to bring, no homemade items will be allowed

Sunday, Feb. 14: Valentine's Day!

Monday, Feb. 15: NO SCHOOL in observance of President's Day!

Wednesday, Feb. 17: NEHS on WebEx 3:30-4:15