Granger School Weekly Newsletter

Feb. 24-28, 2020

Quick Reminders/Planning Ahead

Feb. 24 SHAC/PTO meeting 6:00 p.m. in cafeteria

Feb. 24 Teens in the Drivers Seat presentation Grades 9-12

Feb. 29 Junior/Senior Roaring 20's Prom 7-11pm @ Georgetown Community Center

March 6 Elementary Fun-Run Fundraiser

March 6 Early Release 1:00

March 8 Time Change

Spring Break March 9-13, 2020

Planning Ahead:

March 17 4th Grade Capitol/Bullock Museum Field Trip

March 18 Granger ISD K-6 Science Fair Exhibition

March 18 School Board Meeting 6:30 pm

March 19 First day of Spring

March 28 Mother/Son Father/Daughter Dance

April 15 School Board Meeting 6:30

April 17 End of School Dance for grades 6-8th

Upcoming UIL dates:

March 6th District One-Act Play Contest @ Cameron High School

March 24th District UIL Academic Writing Contest @ Thrall High School

March 25th BiDistrict One-Act Play Contest @ Normangee High School

March 27th District UIL Academic Meet @ Blinn College in Brenham

Weather Watch:

*Please check the school website ( ) or social media platforms (Facebook/Twitter) for any updates and possible school closures during inclement weather.

*Check your phones, emails, and phone call messages for closures and updates.

*Check local news.

*The website will have all of the protocols and procedures posted for inclement weather for your reference.

***Please make sure your child's contact information is up-to-date!***

*Remember to check school website and Dojo in case of any last minute changes due to situations beyond GISD control.

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If you catch your child doing this...

Mindful care techniques are a tool teachers may use in various ways throughout the day to keep students calm and engaged. As we practice these more, you may observe your student trying it, or a modified form, at home as well.

1. Transitions: Take three deep breaths and then listen for the sound of the bell to fade away before moving on.

2. Take Five: Have student sit quietly and observe five things they can see; then shut their eyes and count four things they hear; then notice three things they can touch; two things they can smell, and one thing they can taste.

3. Quiet Corner: A space set up where children can go to deal with difficult emotions, which might have pillows, stuffed animals, books or smooth stones. Should feel inviting.

4. Mindful Walking and Centering: When standing, focus on sensation of the weight on the feet and the pressure of the feet on the floor. When walking, maintain the awareness of weight shifting from one foot to the other.

Elementary Fun-Run Fundraiser March 6th

Elementary students are going to have a blast at this fundraiser!

To qualify for daily prizes, Parents have to log each pledge into the following link:

Student should have been sent home a:

  1. Pledge Log
  2. Collection Envelope

Old Settlers Association of Williamson County Scholarship: Due Date Changed

They changed the due date to March 1st instead of May 1st!

Kindergarten Field Trip

Mrs. Repa and Mrs. Steffek's classes toured the post office and mailed their parents sweet valentine cards! I bet that was a fun surprise to find in the mailbox!
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Computer Surplus Sale!

Check out the school website under surplus inventory for details on the Lenovo N21 and N22 Chromebooks for sale, or click below for direct link.


*Remember to check school website and Dojo in case of any last minute changes due to situations beyond GISD control.

Elementary Awards Dates

Time: PreK-2nd: 8:10AM - 9:10AM 3rd-4th: 9:20AM - 10:20AM

3rd 9 weeks, March 27, 2020

4th 9 weeks, May 27, 2020

Renaissance Universal Screening

April 6-10 Reading EOY

April 13-17 Math EOY

STAAR Testing

STAAR Spring Dates:

ENG I – April 7

4th/7th Writing – April 7

5th/8th Math – April 7

5th/8th Reading – April 8

ENG 2 – April 8

ALG 1 – May

BIO – May

US Hist – May

8th Science – May 7

8th Social Studies – May 8

3rd/4th/6th/7th Math, 5th/8th Retake – May 12

3rd/4th/6th/7th Reading, 5th/8th Retake – May 13

5th Science – May 14

Secondary Bell Schedule

Jr. High Class Periods

1st 8:00-8:46

2nd 8:50-9:36

3rd 9:40-10:26

4th 10:30-11:16

Lunch 11:16-11:46

5th 11:50-12:36

6th 12:40-1:26


Advisory 2:20-2:50

8th 2:54-3:40

High School Class Periods

1st 8:00-8:46

2nd 8:50-9:36

3rd 9:40-10:26

4th 10:30-11:16

5th 11:20-12:06

Lunch 12:06-12:36

6th 12:40-1:26

7th 1:30-2:16

Advisory 2:20-2:50

8th 2:54-3:40


· Pre K 10:25 – 10:55

· Kinder – 1st 10:30 – 11:00

· 2nd-3rd 10:35 – 11:05

· 4th 10:40 - 11:10

· 5th 11:10 - 11:40

· 6th - 8th 11:16 – 11:46

· 9th - 12th 12:06 - 12:36



8:50-9:36 Ivicic

12:40-1:26 Mr. Irisawa 3B


8:50-9:36 Chapman

2:00-2:30 Pre-K


8:50-9:36 Steffek

12:40-1:26 Marek


8:50-9:36 Repa

10:30-11:16 Q. Kubacak

12:40-1:26 Michalik

1:30-2:16 Lewis 3A


12:40-1:26 Vanek

1:30-2:16 Sessums

Ninth grade every other Friday during 2nd, 4th, 7th Periods

Morning Pickup: Between 6:50 am and 7:20 am.
Afternoon Routes: Depart campus at 3:50 pm.
NW Quadrant – Bus 23, Mr. Terry
NE Quadrant – Bus 18, Ms. Baker
SW Quadrant – Bus 22, Mr. Holubec
SE Quadrant – Bus 16, Mr. Davidson AM/Mr. Valdez PM

Monthly Character Development Themes:

October: Responsibility

November: Respect

December: Friendship

January: Perseverance

February: Honesty

March: Self-Discipline

April: Leadership

School Board:

Sandra Carpenter, Secretary

Chelsey Ellison, Member

Tommy Filla, President

Mark Harwell, Member

Scott Murrah, Member

Daryl Stefek, Member

Timmy Tidwell, Vice President

Helpful Links:

Scholarships and Academic Counseling Service link:

Accelerated Reader Bookfinder:

Video guides to college financial aide:

Overview of the Financial Aid Process :

How to Create Your FSA ID :

2019-2020 FAFSA Full Walkthrough :

After the FAFSA: What Happens Next :

Parent resource on E-Cigarettes and JUUL prevention:

Parent Portal to grades & attendance:

Resources and outreach available to students, teachers, and the community:

*Intervention Services: Alana Arndt or Aspen Weber are on campus daily during the school year for individual/family therapy and support (512-713-9886)

*Mobile Outreach Team: available for mental health crisis and can offer mental health resources in Williamson County area. (512-864-8277)

*The Christi Center: Offers free, ongoing support groups for adults grieving the loss of a child, spouse, parent, sibling or other loved one. (512-467-2600)

* Bluebonnet Trials 1-800-841-1255

*Crisis Hotline Text 741741

*Crisis Hotline 1-800-273-8255

***Laptop Loan Agreement:

FRIENDLY REMINDER: Students in grades 7-12 are past due on the 2019-2020 school year laptop insurance. Please make sure your students' obligation has been met. Thank you.