Grand view Elementary

October 19, 2016 • Issue 4

Upcoming Events

October 14: End of Marking Period

October 18 - 20: Parent-Teacher Conferences

October 21: Early Release

October 25: PTA Meeting

Emu-Z-Um Field Trip

Grand View Elementary students were able to visit the Emu-Z-Um on October 11th. Students walked through the historical museum, learning all about historical America and Idahoan history.

This field trip was a way to showcase and start-off projects with an entry event, to gain student interest. Our students were so excited to experience this entry event to many projects that our teachers are implementing this year!

Project-Based Learning helps students learn real-world topics at a deeper and more meaningful level. These projects give students the chance to apply the skills that they learn in school in order to make them personally relevant to real-world situations in our community. Your child will also learn important skills through Project-Based Learning; such as how to think critically, solve problems, work in teams, and make presentations.

Around the School

The Bruneau-Grand View Joint District is always looking for ways to improve our students' learning. One way we have worked to help students be engaged in the classroom and achieve more this year is by hiring Patty Dalrymple as our district's instructional coach. Ms. Dalrymple will be working with each and every teacher this year, in addition to Mr. Wilson and Mr. Cantrell, in order to help teachers improve in their instruction.

It has been so beneficial to have Ms. Dalrymple in our classrooms to help our teachers make and meet goals with children, and to have the added layer of support for our classroom teachers. If you see Ms. Dalrymple around the building, make sure to say thank you for all she is doing for our students, teachers, and community!

Classroom Corner

Mrs. Draper (Preschool): We are having so much fun getting to know each other in Preschool! We are learning the alphabet and our names, as well as learning our shapes. We have just finished learning the characteristics of a circle!

Miss Davis (Kindergarten): These past few weeks for language arts, we have started learning more about vowels and how they help make up CVC words. In science, we just finished our unit on living and non-living things. In math we have been focusing on number identification and counting through 20.

Miss Baker (1/2): Our class is learning about penguins by reading and writing about them, as well as working on drawing them. In math, 1st graders are working on making ten, while 2nd graders are working on measurement.

Principal's Corner


Angela Duckworth defines grit as passion, discipline and perseverance for long-term goals.

Grit isn’t talent. Grit isn’t luck. Grit isn’t how intensely, for the moment, you want something.

There are two things you need to know about grit:

  1. Grit predicts success more reliably than talent or I.Q.
  2. Anyone, man or woman, adult or child, can learn to be gritty.

To be gritty is to resist complacency and the "good enough" attitude. In our school, we're working with students to foster and develop grit each day, through the Growth Mindset described above. Why? Because we want our students to have the desire and discipline to persevere when the task is difficult and the odds are against them.


There will be a PTA meeting on October 25th

from 4:00 - 5:00 pm at Grand View Elementary.

At Home

A couple of words that kids hear often without much explanation are respect and responsibility. While we absolutely want our students to learn what these are, it is important to also talk about what respect and responsibility look and feel like- not just a word that they hear all the time.

Respect is when you show someone a feeling of admiration, or that you look up to them, based on their position, achievements, or abilities. Everyone deserves respect from you, just by being another human being. Some people that deserve respect are positions of authority, like political officials, law enforcement, or parents.

Responsibility is when you are accountable for your actions, even when nobody is watching. An example of this might be doing your homework before your parents ask or remind you to, or looking after a sibling at school, even though you weren't asked.

What are some ways you can talk to your kids at home about Kelso's Choices?

  • Ask your kids to explain how being responsible looks and feels to others.
  • Ask your kids to tell you a way they have been responsible in the last week.
  • Explain that a big part of showing respect to others is to have good manners and use Manners Words – polite words. State that while some of the easiest Manners Words to use are “please” and “thank you,” we sometimes forget to use these words with our friends and our families.

About Us

Our elementary school office is open from 7:45 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday, and we close at 4:00 p.m. on Friday. You may call our office directly at (208) 834-2775, or contact one of our staff members via e-mail.