Bulldog Bulletin

November 15, 2020

GHES Calendar

Nov. 16-18 - Grandparent's Breakfast @Chick-fil-A (see below for details)

Nov. 16 - 20 -

  • College & Career Spirit Week!
  • Virtual students "Lunch Bunch" with the admin team
  • Virtual Scholastic Book Fair - details being sent on Monday

Nov. 19 - Music Trivia Night w/Mr. Jefferson - 6:30 pm via Zoom (details coming soon)

Nov. 20 - Parent Coffee Chat w/admin

Nov. 25-27 - Student/Teacher Thanksgiving Break

Grange Hall Grandparent's Breakfast

Our annual Grandparent's breakfast will look quite different this year. Our PTA has partnered with Chick-fil-A Winterpock to provide all grandparents and their grandchildren an opportunity to purchase breakfast via the drive-thru on the following mornings:


Monday, November 16 - 7am - 10:30 am

Tuesday, November 17 - 7am - 10:30 am

Wednesday, November 18 - 7am - 10:30 am


Remember to let your cashier know your supporting this Grange Hall PTA fundraiser.

College & Career Spirit Week - Nov. 16 - 20

GHES Virtual Students


Monday: Future’s So Bright - Wear brightly colored clothing.

Tuesday: Career Dress up - Dress up as the career you’d like to have when you grow up.

Wednesday: College Gear or Colors - Wear the gear or colors of your favorite college.

Thursday: Crazy Socks - Show that you are ready to step into your future.

Friday: Your Future Starts Now - Wear Bulldog Spirit Wear


GHES Hybrid Students


Monday/Tuesday schedule

Monday: Future’s So Bright - Wear brightly colored clothing.

Tuesday: Career Dress up - Dress up as the career you’d like to have when you grow up.

Wednesday: College Gear or Colors - Wear the gear or colors of your favorite college.

Thursday: Crazy Socks - Show that you are ready to step into your future.

Friday: Your Future Starts Now - Wear Bulldog Spirit Wear


Thursday/Friday schedule

Monday: Future’s So Bright - Wear brightly colored clothing.

Tuesday: Crazy Socks - Show that you are ready to step into your future.

Wednesday: College Gear or Colors - Wear the gear or colors of your favorite college.

Thursday: Career Dress up - Dress up as the career you’d like to have when you grow up.

Friday: Your Future Starts Now - Wear Bulldog Spirit Wear

Lexia Core 5

All Grange Hall students in grades K-5, will be using Lexia Core 5 this year. If your child has not taken the placement assessment in Lexia, please have them complete that as soon as possible. Your child's teacher will be assigning Lexia as an independent activity for students to complete daily (both hybrid and virtual).


In addition, we are excited to announce that Chesterfield County Public Schools will be expanding Lexia Core5 to enhance the current levels of student engagement and literacy development. The software upgrade will take place the weekend of November 14-15, to be accessed starting Monday, November 16th. We expect student Chromebooks to support the upgrade; however, if students are accessing Lexia Core 5 from older, unsupported home devices, (such as an iPad that does not run iOS 10 or higher), or using older versions of browsers, they could experience a problem accessing Lexia. In most cases, issues on home devices should be able to be resolved by updating to the latest version of browsers and/or operating systems. If your child experiences a problem accessing Lexia, please contact Keith Baldwin, instructional designer, at 804-739-6265

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Parent Coffee Chat w/Mrs. Jones & Mrs. Tracz

Friday, Nov. 20th, 9-9:30am

via Zoom

Join Zoom Meeting

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GHES Family Check-In

Families, We are asking everyone to take a moment to check-in with us. Your responses will go directly to our school counselors who are ready to support our families. Thank you.

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Calling All Virtual Students!

We would like to invite our virtual students to join Mrs. Jones & Mrs. Tracz for a virtual lunch bunch on the following dates:


Monday, Nov. 16 - Kindergarten (11:05 am)


Tuesday, Nov. 17 - First grade (11:10 am)


Wednesday, Nov. 18 - Second grade (11:20 am)


Thursday, Nov. 19 - Third grade (11:00 am)


Friday, Nov. 20 - Fourth and Fifth grade (11:05 am & 11:20 am)


**Use the Google meet code - gheslunch to join in on your scheduled day**

PTA Updates 2020

Mark your calendars THIS WEEK!

Grandparent's Breakfast November 16th, 17th & 18th from 7:00am-10:30am

Join us for our annual Grandparent's Breakfast! This year, grab your Grandparents and head to the Chick-fil-a at Winterpock! 14101 Hull Street Road, Chesterfield, VA 23836. Drive-thru Breakfast Only! Remember to let your cashier know you're supporting this awesome fundraiser. Snap a picture and save it for the yearbook!

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Join us for Music Trivia Night hosted by Mr. Jefferson, GHES music itinerant teacher! November 19th 6:30pm

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Mark your calendars for November and December

Canned Food Drive November 9th-24th

Students and parents can drop off any canned foods! Bins are available at pickup/dropoff or at the front office.

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Puritan Cleaners Coat Drive November 9th-24th

Please donate any coats (especially children’s sizes) to help support our community during the winter season! November 9th-24th drop off bins will be available at pickup/dropoff, or on Thursday Library pick-up days. Thank you for your support!

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Teacher Snack Attack! All of November and December!

We would like to provide a slice of sunshine and relief to our teachers in the form of a Snack Attack Cart! Administration will go around and provide snacks to teachers throughout November and December. Please click the link below to donate!https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0a4cafa72cabf58-ghes3


Membership Drive:

PTA Membership Drive has kicked off! Please go to www.ghpta.com to sign up!


Bulldog Businesses

Do you own a business? The PTA is compiling a list of Grange Hall family businesses so we can put it out to all our members. We all want to support small businesses these days and no better business to support than a Bulldog's business! Fill out this form here: https://form.jotform.com/202718232476051

Email any questions about this to colleenferreira1118@gmail.com


Teacher & Staff Favorites

Want to send your teachers and staff members something to make them smile? Take a look at the teacher & staff favorite things via this link: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1Y7RaQBAicRF8tIQ61aMf5QnZql0dhf_knAjDQgV1hF8/edit#gid=0
Grange Hall PTA

GHES PTA website

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NEED TO REPORT YOUR CHILD'S ABSENCE - HYBRID SCHOOL ONLY

Click here to report your child's absence.


*If you complete this Google form, you do not need to send in a written note.

CCPS Update - Student Self-Assessment

Team Chesterfield families,

As we approach the return of a second cohort of students, we wanted to provide a reminder about the important role that students and families play in helping our schools maintain a safe and healthy learning environment.

To help prevent the spread of COVID-19 and reduce the risk of exposure to other students and staff members, Chesterfield County Public Schools asks families to make sure that students perform a daily self-assessment of their health before leaving for school.

Students must not go to school if they are sick or answer yes to any of the questions on the attached document. Parents should seek guidance from their child’s health provider if the student answers yes to two or more questions or has a temperature of 100.4 degrees F or higher.

By reporting to their school, a student is attesting that they have answered NO to the questions listed on the self-assessment. (As a condition of their employment, school division staff members are required to conduct the same self-assessment.)

Thank you for helping us maintain in-person learning environments that are safe and healthy for our students and staff members!