The Lion's Share Newsletter

January 2021

From the Desk of Mr. Miller:

Happy New Year, Grant families! I hope you and your family were able to have a wonderful holiday and a great winter break! The Miller household spent time at home enjoying family, hiking some local trails, and taking the time to catch our breath!


As you are aware, the district has decided to continue with Remote Learning for all students until Friday, January 15th. The first day back with students through Remote Learning will happen this coming Wednesday, January 6th. We are excited and eager to see our Lions! On Tuesday, January 19th, we will be welcoming students back into the building for those wishing to continue with In-Person Learning. Those families wishing to continue with Remote Learning can continue to do so and will have this option for the remainder of the year. The next opportunity to make changes (moving from Remote Learning to In-Person) will be the first week of March. Thank you, families, for those of you that have contacted the office to let us know of your desired changes for this upcoming quarter.


As a friendly reminder, please remember that the district has moved to make every Monday an asynchronous learning day. What this means is that all students, including our In-Person learners, will work from home with recorded lessons each Monday. There will still be a "live" morning meeting every Monday, but all students will then finish out the day with asynchronous learning. In-Person students will then return to the building each Tuesday - Friday, once students are able to return on January 19th.


Finally, we still have a small amount of student pictures that haven't been picked up yet. You are more than welcome to stop by the office from 7:00 - 3:00 Monday thru Friday to pick them up. If you haven't seen your student's picture yet, you really are missing out! Personality Portraits did an incredible job and the feedback from parents has been nothing but positive! You can still order your student pictures here: https://www.personalityportraits.net.


We do have a few fun things planned for January, so please be sure to check out our events and the January calendar below!


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

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!

Chipotle Night Is Back...Again!

Grant Families, thank you for your patience as we had to reschedule our Grant Chipotle Night! Well, it's here and we are excited to announce that our Chipotle Night will be this coming Saturday, January 9th, at our local Chipotle from 4:00-8:00 p.m.! Chipotle has been wonderful and gives 30% of your total bill back to the school! In order for Grant to receive a portion of your bill all you will need to do is let your cashier know you are there to support Grant Elementary!


Do you want to order online and pick up your meal? No problem! When you order online using the Chipotle website or App, simply use the code MF3RBF8 where it says "Enter a Promo Code." When you use this code, your online order will be attached to Grant!


We hope to see you there!


Chipotle

5079 N. Academy Blvd

Colorado Springs, CO 80918

Goodie Bags for our Lions!

Families, we miss our Lions so incredibly much! We have been working on creating goodie bags for each and every student! We would love to have you swing by the school this coming Friday, January 8th from 8:00 - 3:00 to pick up your goodie bag! It's our small way of letting our students know that we are thinking of them and that we miss them! What's in the bag, you ask? We have a small class picture, the classroom social contract, some items to help with work, and a few fun surprises! If you aren't able to make it this Friday, that's okay. We just wanted to be able to be able to spread some joy to our Lions!

Fun Pictures from December!

Important January Events:

Friday, Jan. 1: Happy New Year!

Monday, Jan. 4: Teachers back at school

Wednesday, Jan. 6: Students return from winter break to Remote Learning

Friday, Jan. 8: Goodie Bag pick up for students from 8:00-3:00, Report Cards can be viewed in Parent Connect

Saturday, Jan. 9: Chipotle Night 4:00-8:00 (Please tell your cashier you are there for Grant!)

Monday, Jan. 11: Asynchronous Learning Day for all students

Tuesday, Jan. 12: Virtual PTA Meeting 6:00 (invites to come!)

Monday, Jan. 18: No School in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Monday, Jan. 25: Asynchronous Learning Day for all students