The Grizzette

Week of January 23rd - January 27th

Important Dates

February 6th -10th- Student/Teacher Break

February 20th - Elementary Holiday/ Staff Workday

Important Information

We want to make sure all students get their full learning experiences each and every day. Reminder that the school day begins at 7:55, and tardies begin at 8:00.

Attendance is extremely important to success in school! Please see more information here and here about why attendance matters and what you can do to help.

A few safety reminders:

-Student drop-offs are not allowed in the staff parking lot/bus and daycare lane in the mornings.

-School doors open at 7:30, prior to this time there is no supervision for students.

-Cell phone use while driving is not allowed on school property per Texas Transportation Code (unless you are using a handsfree device).


It is important that all student absences be reported to the school in a timely manner. Please use ONE of the following methods to report the absence.

- Call the attendance line at 281-641-5019 or

- Email the attendance specialist at

- Complete the online absence form that can be found here.

If your student has visited a doctor while they were absent then please make sure to send in a signed/stamped doctors note within 48 hours of their return to school.

For more information about attendance please click here.

Grizzly Gold Away is Back!!

Our students have enjoyed earning their Grizzly Gold this year and cannot wait for our next Grizzly Gold Away coming up! Grizzly Gold Away is our campus Positive Behavior Incentive Raffle. In addition to their classroom reward menu, students will have an opportunity to use their Grizzly Gold in a drawing for specific rewards. We have chosen the most sought after rewards for our Grizzlies. If you would like to help us with this PBIS incentive, please visit our Amazon Wish List
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Recorder Sales for Music (4th Grade Only!)

As part of this year’s 4th Grade music curriculum, your child will be learning to play the soprano recorder.

This instrument gives the students the opportunity to apply concepts and skills they have studied in class.

If you are interested in ordering through the school, use the following link to purchase.


If you have a question please feel free to email me at

2023 Humble ISD Rodeo Art Show

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Theatre Meetings this week

Monday, January 23rd - 4th & 5th grade

Tuesday, January 24th - 2nd & 3rd grade

Thursday, January 26th - K & 1st grade

GT Testing

If your student was referred for GT Testing, G/T Decision Letters to Parents will be sent home on February 24th.

Middle School Transition

Please refer to the following dates for information regarding Middle School Transitions for West Lake Middle School and Autumn Ridge Middle School.

West Lake Middle School:

-December 9th: Showcase and Tour (students only)

-January 26th: Parent night for incoming 6th graders will be held at 5:30pm - 7pm in the WLMS cafeteria.

-February 16th: West Lake Middle School Course Selection, 9am-1pm at Groves Elementary Homeroom Classrooms

Autumn Ridge Middle School:

-January 25th: Showcase and Tour (students only)

-January 31st: Parent night for incoming 6th graders will be held at 6pm-7pm in the ARMS cafeteria

-February 16th: Autumn Ridge Middle School Course Selection, 2pm-3pm at Groves Elementary Computer Lab

Do you have a career in the Public Service Endorsement? We need your help!

Our 3rd 9 weeks College, Career, and Military Readiness focus will be on Careers in the Public Service Endorsement. Careers in Public Service may include:

* Public Safety

* Education & Training

* Military, Corrections, and Law

* Human Services

* Hospitality & Tourism

* Mental Health

  1. Visit this link

  2. Login with your Microsoft,Google, or create a Flipgrid account

  3. Click on the endorsement related to your career.

  4. Record your video in FlipGrid or login to flip grid and upload your video. Videos must be 2 minutes or less and include: Your Name: Your Student's Name, Brief Description of your career, and any props, vehicles, or uniforms associated with your career.

Videos must be recorded by Friday, January 6th in order to be shown during Den Time. We can't wait to see your clips!

Yearbook Cover Contest

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Lunches with Heroes

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January Lunch Menu

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Food Delivery for Students

Just a reminder that students are not allowed food deliveries by outside vendors (Door Dash, Uber Eats, etc.) or directly from a restaurant. We welcome parents to drop off lunch in the front atrium. Thank you!

Lunch Schedule

See below for a link to the lunch schedule. This staggered lunch schedule will allow students to have more time to eat their meals without rushing.

Birthday Treats

Please contact your child's teacher to set up dropping off of birthday treats. They can be dropped off at the front office. Please make sure it is a store bought item confirmed with your teacher in case of allergies. Individually wrapped is recommended. No goodie bags, gifts or balloons will be accepted. Ice cream can be purchased from the cafeteria. This must be done in advance and the form can be found on our website.

Credit by Exam

Below please find information regarding the Fall 2022 Credit By Exam for Acceleration registration and testing dates/deadlines. Additional communication will be sent out in January for spring testing registration.

Parents complete Credit By Examination Registration Form and give it to your student's Counselor before the desired testing window deadline.

Spring Testing

March 6-10, 2023
Registration Deadline February 14, 2023

Summer Testing
June 5-8, 2023
July 10-13, 2023
Registration Deadline May 5, 2023


2022-2023 Yearbook

2022-2023 Yearbook - We are so excited to announce that the 2022-2023 Yearbook will be in collaboration with our first ever Groves Elementary Yearbook Club. Students will help design, take pictures, and create layouts. You may order your yearbooks now at (search Groves Elementary in 77346) for an early bird price of $30 (ends 2/1/23). We will have a summer delivery to be able to include all parties, spring events and 5th grade of year activities, but we will be selling inserts at the end of year for students to collect autographs, so you don't need to purchase an insert now. 5th grade only dedications available for purchase now, but the design isn't due until next Spring. Order now because we have a limited number of books that will sell out!!

Spirit Night Save the Date

Save the date for one of our favorite Spirit Nights of the Year - Spring Creek Barbeque! 20% of proceeds will be donated to Groves Elementary on Thursday, February 16th from 5 to 9 pm.

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Party Fees

Party fees can be paid at

Spirit Shop

We still have plenty of spirit shop options available at Everything in stock is here and can be delivered to classrooms. Check out what's available - this year's selections are amazing!!

Become a PTO Volunteer

We love our volunteers and are always looking for new helpers! If you'd like to be informed of any and all volunteer opportunities at GE, please fill out the google form below to receive email notifications. Remember, you'll need to complete the volunteer application at before coming to help. Thank you all for supporting our school!

Google form:

Membership Dues

We are still collecting membership dues as well. The simple act of joining the PTO provides instant financial support for our students! It's also a great way to stay informed about what's happening at school while connecting with other parents in meaningful ways. Dues can be paid at

Spirit Sticks

PTO will be selling spirit sticks every Friday at 7:30 am in the front of the school. Cash only please!

Birthday Marquee

Birthday messages for the front marquee can be purchased at Please purchase by the 20th of the month before your child's birthday. January birthdays need to be in by Wednesday, December 14th!!

Stock the Lounge

We love finding ways to spoil our Groves teachers and staff! Please help us stock the teacher's lounge. Donations can be placed in the bin inside the entryway of the school that's marked PTO. Thank you so much!! Sign up here:

Thank You to Our Sponsors

Thank you to the Goddard School of Lake Houston & Smile Big Pediatric Dentistry for continuing to support our school! We appreciate you!!

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