Granville Academy

Week of October 22, 2018

In this Edition of Granville Academy

Information about Granville Academy and the GA Pirates:

  • PTA Inaugural Meeting
  • Math Tutoring and Technical Support
  • Smile! Picture day is coming!
  • Student of Merit
  • GA Day of Caring

Pirate Reminders:

  • School Day Schedules
  • Student Weekly Plans
  • Technology Devices
  • Box Tops for Education
  • Join the GA PTA
  • Google Groups/Discussion Boards

K-5 Pirates:

  • Parent Teacher Conferences

6-8 Pirates:

  • Message from Mrs. Nelson
  • Middle Grades Curriculum Information Sessions
  • Parent Teacher Conferences

9-12 Pirates:

  • High School Student Success
  • GA Class Rings & Graduation Materials
  • PreACT for Sophomores

Coming Soon:

  • GA Shirt Orders

GA Information for All

PTA Inaugural Meeting

Thursday, Oct. 25th, 3pm

2642 Philo White Road

Franklinton, NC

The GA PTA will hold the FIRST meeting of the GA PTA. All parents of all grade spans are welcome to join the meeting!

We can't wait to see you there!

RSVPs are enabled for this event.

Monday & Thursday: Math Tutoring & Technical Support

This week Math Tutoring with Mrs. Danielle Igims will be held on Monday (10/22) and Thursday (10/25) at TRES from 4:30pm to 6:00pm. During this time, technical support will also be available! Please feel free to stop by and we look forward to seeing you!

Want to receive updates on Math Support from Mrs. Igims? Text the message @111math222 to the number 81010 or try texting @111math222 to (704)269-4486.

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GA Student of Merit: November 8, 2018

Granville Academy invites you to attend the Granville Academy Student of Merit Awards ceremony on November 8th at the Tar River Community Center at 12pm.

Please join us in celebrating our GA Pirates!

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Friendly Reminders for our Pirates

Technology Devices

Did you know that a fully charged Chromebook will last up to ten working hours? An advantage of having a Chromebook in schools is the length of battery life.

Please note that it is best to come to school each day with Pirate devices fully charged during the face-to-face time together.

School Day Schedules

The Granville Academy K-5 Pirates begin their day at 8:30am and Pirates in grades 6-8 begin the day at 9am. It is very important for students to arrive on time in order to get the most out of the face to face instructional time.

Please click here or the link below in order to view the GA ES & MS Schedules and Procedures. If you have any questions, contact a member of the Granville Academy Team.

Weekly work & Pacing Guides

Pirates at all grade spans are offered flexibility about when they learn, but there is a requirement that needs to be fulfilled each week. Please be sure High School students are following suggested pacing guides provided by their teachers and K-8 students are completing their weekly assignments provided by their instructors.

We are so excited to offer a blended learning environment for our Granville Academy Pirates. Our headline is "Excellent Learning Options for All" and we know that by meeting weekly requirements and following pacing guides this will happen.

GA Box Tops for Education

Granville Academy is participating in the Box Top for Education program! Please begin to collect Box Tops from products within your home! Feel free to ask others you know to help collect them for Granville Academy as well! We will have more information about dates to turn them in soon!

There is a Fall collection sheet that your students could use to help with the collection process.

We are so excited to have this opportunity to participate in this program and even more excited about our family participation with Granville Academy and the PTA this year.

List of participating products here.

GA Google Groups/Discussions

Granville Academy has set up a virtual collaborative space for GA families in grade spans K-5, 6-8 and 9-12. Invitations were sent late last week to participate in the web forums. This space will provide the opportunity for families to collaborate online. If you are experiencing a situation with your child's courses, feel free to post about it!

Please know the GA Team is monitoring the forums to learn about student experiences and to make connections as well!

If you did not receive an invitation, please feel free to reach out to and include an email address of your preference.

K-5 Pirate Information

Parent Teacher Conferences (K-5)

Ms. Bickel and Ms. Phillips are excited for upcoming parent teacher conferences! If you have not already completed the forms sent from them, please do so. They will be in touch with confirmation of your time.

If you have any questions about ES Parent Teacher conferences, please email Ms. Bickel or Ms. Phillips.

6-8 Pirate Information

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Message from Mrs. Nelson: Battle of the Books

Research has shown over and over that students who read independently are more successful in school, and we believe that here at Granville Academy. Mrs. Nelson's middle school language arts students are required to get a public library card and check out books for a Battle of the Books project at the end of the nine week period. Learning coaches/parents may choose to access any of the library branches to apply for the card and encourage students to check out books and read independently. The project will be explained in more detail in the weekly checklist, but step one is to have the students get a library card and choose a book.

If you have any questions, please let Mrs. Nelson know. She would be glad to help. The library staff at all our branches LOVE to have new card holders and readers and will be more than accommodating.

6-8 Parent Teacher Conferences

Middle school families:

Opportunities for parent-teacher conferences are coming up and we would love to meet with you! Please fill out the Google Form to sign up for a time. Time slots are available on a first come, first served basis. Please remember the time slot you signed up for! If any of the available times do not fit your availability, please leave a note at the end of the form and we will be in touch. Also, please note that if you have more than one middle school student enrolled, you only need to sign up for one meeting time. Please reach out to Mrs. Young or Mrs. Nelson if you have any questions or concerns. Thank you and we look forward to meeting with you soon!

Click here to sign up!

9-12 Pirate Information

Attention High School Students

We are halfway through the semester. We do not want any high school student to not earn credit. All 9-12 grade students who are earning below a 61 in any class after October 21 will be contacted to attend an onsite help lab. You will report to the lab weekly until you are back on pace and passing. We want to provide you with the support you need now to pass and earn credit for the course. If you are currently not on track, you have until October 21 at 9 pm to bring your grades up to passing. On Monday, October 22, we will begin calling and requiring you to come to lab until you are passing.

Granville Academy Juniors & Seniors!

GA 11th & 12th graders will have the opportunity to purchase class rings and graduation materials at SGHS on November 6th, 2018 (4 - 6:30pm) in the lobby. This is the re-scheduled date!

See all of our juniors and seniors there!

PreACT Administration: All GA 10th Graders

Thursday, Nov. 15th, 8:30am

2043 Sanders Road

Stem, NC

All 10th grade students will take the PreACT at Granville Central High School on November 15. Students will need to be on campus by 8:30 am.

Coming Soon

GA T-shirt & Sweatshirts

Students will soon be able to order some GA gear! Stay tuned for more information on how to order a GA t-shirt or hoodie!
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