Glacier Ridge Gazette

Glacier Ridge Elementary School | October 1, 2021

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Principal's Message

Encouragement For You!

The past two years have been difficult and stressful. Although it is apparent that school has been affected by COVID for quite some time now, I was still astonished when I heard a fact about our students. Students currently in 3rd grade did not experience a normal schedule of school since kindergarten. That timeframe is true for all students - their last full school year was over two years ago.


Over these past two years, our resilience and perseverance certainly has been tested. For those that were at GRE last year, we came together as a school community to make an encouragement video. We coupled that with writing encouragement cards to local first responders and front line workers. If you need a little encouragement right now, take a moment to watch THIS VIDEO from our students, staff, and school community.


Keep going, keep choosing kind, and keep supporting each other.


See you at Leed’s Farm!

Pete Kurty, Ed. D


Principal

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GRE ANNOUNCEMENTS

Leed's Farm Tonight (Friday)

Don’t forget about Leed’s Farm (8738 Marysville Rd, Ostrander, OH 43061) PTO event tonight. It will be a perfect fall night. If you didn’t register in advance, you can still pay at the door for $15 per person. Many staff members will be there too!

Bloomz

Don’t forget to check Bloomz. We utilize Bloomz as the primary tool for teachers to communicate to families. Teachers send out reminders and important information weekly. In addition, there are often pictures and information about instructional activities that occur in the classroom. This is to help families engage in conversation about school and their learning. Bloomz messages can go to your phone as a notification or to your email. If you are not receiving any Bloomz notifications, please contact your child’s teacher.

Dublin Food Pantry Collection - Starting Next Week

The Dublin Food Pantry needs our help! We will be collecting cans of soup and/or ramen noodles. You can start sending in donations on October 4, through October 15. There will be boxes by the front doors for your donations. If you would like to make a monetary tax deduction instead, click on this link. Thank you so much for your help:)

-The Student Leadership Service Committee


Harvest Parties - October 29

Classroom teachers are working with room parents to plan a fun and exciting Harvest Party. Despite not having costumes, the room parents and teachers will plan activities that the students will enjoy. Thank you to the room parents for their planning to make it a great experience for the kids.

Adopt a Family/Welcome Warehouse

Are you experiencing economic hardship such as: job loss, death of a family member, sudden move, divorce, health issues, or an unexpected emergency? Dublin City Schools partners with many organizations that can help! An upcoming opportunity is Welcome Warehouse's Adopt-A-Family/Holiday Assistance program in December. If you are interested in holiday assistance, the deadline to let your school counselor know is OCTOBER 22nd, 2021.

Online Lunch Menu

The cafeteria continues to have occasional challenges with the supply chain of food products, which can lead to menu changes. The online lunch menu is usually the most accurate. If there are any changes that deviate from that in the morning, we communicate that to the students and staff. Click HERE to access the electronic lunch menu.

Family Conferences are Coming - Virtually

For the purpose of health/safety as well as family convenience, conferences will be virtual again this year. The official conference evenings will be October 13th & 21st. Cramming all conferences into a two evening window can often make them feel rushed. Therefore, in addition to those dedicated two evenings, we will have a month and a half long window of time for each family to have a conference with the teacher. Teachers will reach out to families to schedule a conference time to be scheduled between October 4th through November 23rd.


During conferences, your child’s teacher will address three main criteria:

  1. What I know about your child as a learner and a person

  2. Evidence of ways I’ve gotten to know your child (formal and informal data)

  3. Next instructional steps for instruction



If you have specific questions about your child that you want the teacher to prepare for and address within the allotted time, please reach out to let them know.

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GRE EVENTS

Upcoming Events

Oct 1 - PTO Fall Festival at Leed’s Farm

Oct 4 - Zoo Celebration for Students

Oct 11 - PTO Cookie Dough Sale Begins

Oct 13 - Family Conference Night and Principal Q & A @ 5pm

Oct 15 - No School - Staff Professional Day

Oct 18 - Yearbook Cover Art Contest Begins

Oct 21 - Family Conference Night

Oct 25 - PTO Cookie Dough Sale Ends

Oct 26 - Operation Kids for Troops Collection Begins

Oct 27 - Picture Day Make-Up

Oct 29 - Yearbook Cover Art Contest Ends

Oct 29 - Harvest Parties

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DISTRICT NEWS

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District News

COVID-19 Data

The latest COVID-19 data for Dublin City Schools is posted at this link.


Dublin City Schools is one of America’s best school districts

Check out some of our ratings recently issued by niche.com.


Student employment resource page

Dublin City Schools is proud to offer a Student Job Resource page. If your student is looking for a part-time job, this is a great resource. Local businesses interested in hiring students may advertise on this webpage by completing this form.


The Dublin City Schools Zone Podcast - New episodes available every Monday

Join Supt. Dr. Marschhausen and his guests by downloading the DCS School Zone podcasts throughout the school year. In our newest episode, Dr. Marschhausen speaks with some Abraham Depp 5th graders.

Need more information? Visit our sites below.

Attendance

If your child will be absent from school, please email our attendance line at gres_attendance@dublinschools.net.