Mr. Graves' Weekly Update
October 9th, 2023
Something to think about
Studies show that kids who spend less time in front of screens tend to be healthier and ern higher test scores. Encourage your youngster to enjoy "unplugged" play with these ideas.
Nature time. Electronics don't grow on trees - so going outside to play is one of the easiest ways to avoid screen time. You and your child can bundle up and go for a walk or throw a ball around. You may both enjoy being outdoors and spending special time together.
A screen-free corner. Create a spot for your youngster to store his favorite non-electronic items like puzzles, board games and play dough. He could put them on shelves or in bins and hang up a sign that says " Screen-free zone." He will have and inviting place to exercise his brain without technology.
With something to think about....
We are looking for a Goshen Lane family member to represent our school on the District's Equity Parent Advisory Group. The commitment would include three meetings over the course of the year (with the first one being next week on 10/18). The purpose of this group is to come together with school community members from across the district to serve as a thought partner with the implementation of our district's Equity & Access for ALL plan. If this is something you are interested in, please let me know. You can call me at 614-478-5580, or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
SPIRIT WEEK Oct. 25-27!!!
Wednesday, Oct. 25- Favorite Team/Gahanna Colors Day
Thursday, Oct. 26- Hat Day
Friday, Oct. 27- Dress Up Day (in costume or in nice clothes)
Dress Up Can Be: Your Halloween costume or dress up choice that can be worn all day in the classroom and is school appropriate!
Dress Up CAN’T Be: Violent, Scary, Bloody, Weapons,
covers your face, is hard to learn in, is not school appropriate.
*Ask your teacher if you’re not sure about your dress up choice!
GRIN GAHANNA RESIDENTS IN NEED Thanksgiving Assistance Saturday, November 18, 2023 10am - 12:30pm Peace Lutheran Church 455 Clark State Rd. Drive-Thru Registration Required by Monday, November 6, 2023 https://tinyurl.com/grinThanksgiving-Assistance Please bring your photo ID that has your curr