The Grizzette

Week of December 12th - December 16th

No Lunch Visitors

There will be no lunch visitors the week of December 12th - December 16th in order to get ready for Winter Parties. We appreciate your understanding.

Winter Parties

The winter party pre-registration is now closed. You can still attend parties, but you will need to check in at the front office through usual procedures.

Wednesday, December 14

  • Kindergarten & 2nd Grade - 1:00pm
  • 1st Grade - 2:00pm

Thursday, December 15

  • 4th grade - 1:00pm
  • 3rd grade - 1:30pm

Friday, December 16 (half day)

  • 5th Grade - 10:00am

  • You may start checking in at the front office 15 minutes before party time.
  • You will receive a check in sticker at the front office.
  • Students will be allowed 2 adult guests to their parties. School-aged children are not allowed at the parties.
  • All guests need to be listed as guardians or contacts for the child in Home Access Center. For assistance with this contact Deirdre Hemsing.
  • Siblings in other grades can be checked out after the parties at the front office.
  • If checking out your student after their party, you will check out with the teacher before leaving the classroom.

Early Release Day

Friday, December 16 is an early release day for all students.

Walkers will be dismissed at 11:40.

Car Rider will start at 11:45.

Lunch will not be served!

December Dress Up Days

Start getting ready for our optional dress up days in December!
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A Message from the Librarian

The library would LOVE some small, gently used toys to take apart in a breakerspace station! Think little wind ups, Happy Meal type toys, anything that is safe, plastic, and has screws/moving parts. Kids will be able to use safe tools to take these apart & see how they are constructed and work. We will then use the parts for future makerspace activities.

They do not need to be in working condition! Anything small and safe that is lying around that can be deconstructed will do. Please no electronics, metal, or anything with sharp edges. You can send them to the library with your student to place in a donation box now through 12/13.

Thank you!!

Mrs. Mitchell - Librarian


GT Testing

If your student was referred for GT Testing, G/T Decision Letters to Parents will be sent home on February 24th.

Christmas Toy Drive

Jordan’s Christmas Express

has arrived at Groves Elementary!

Collecting Toys December 5th-15th. NEW unwrapped toys for girls & boys ages 1-17. Gift Cards also welcomed! This toy drive supports children in the Houston area fighting cancer. Jordan’s Christmas Express is in its 17th year working directly with Candlelighters Childhood Cancer Family Alliance. Thank you Groves Elementary families for supporting Jordan’s Christmas Express this holiday season!

Special Notice About Car Rider Drop Off

Students are not to be dropped off in the staff parking lot or bus lane during morning drop off. Please utilize the unassisted and assisted car drop off lines on the Insperity driveway side of the building.

Please make sure you are not on your cell phone while driving on school property.

Theatre Meetings for the Month of December

4th & 5th Grade group: 12/5 and 12/12

2nd & 3rd Grade group: 12/6 and 12/13

Kinder & 1st Grade group: 12/8 and 12/15

Do you have a career in the Public Service Endorsement? We need your help!

Our 3rd 9 weeks College, Career, and Military Readiness focus will be on Careers in the Public Service Endorsement. Careers in Public Service may include:

* Public Safety

* Education & Training

* Military, Corrections, and Law

* Human Services

* Hospitality & Tourism

* Mental Health

  1. Visit this link

  2. Login with your Microsoft,Google, or create a Flipgrid account

  3. Click on the endorsement related to your career.

  4. Record your video in FlipGrid or login to flip grid and upload your video. Videos must be 2 minutes or less and include: Your Name: Your Student's Name, Brief Description of your career, and any props, vehicles, or uniforms associated with your career.

Videos must be recorded by January 2nd in order to be shown during Den Time. We can't wait to see your clips!

Yearbook Cover Contest

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It is important that all student absences be reported to the school in a timely manner. Please use ONE of the following methods to report the absence.

- Call the attendance line at 281-641-5019 or

- Email the attendance specialist at or

- Complete the online absence form that can be found here.

If your student has visited a doctor while they were absent then please make sure to send in a signed/stamped doctors note within 48 hours of their return to school.

For more information about attendance please click here.

Lunches with Heroes

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December Lunch Menu

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Food Delivery for Students

Just a reminder that students are not allowed food deliveries by outside vendors (Door Dash, Uber Eats, etc.) or directly from a restaurant. We welcome parents to drop off lunch in the front atrium. Thank you!

Lunch Schedule

See below for a link to the lunch schedule. This staggered lunch schedule will allow students to have more time to eat their meals without rushing.

Birthday Treats

Please contact your child's teacher to set up dropping off of birthday treats. They can be dropped off at the front office. Please make sure it is a store bought item confirmed with your teacher in case of allergies. Individually wrapped is recommended. No goodie bags, gifts or balloons will be accepted. Ice cream can be purchased from the cafeteria. This must be done in advance and the form can be found on our website.

Credit by Exam

Below please find information regarding the Fall 2022 Credit By Exam for Acceleration registration and testing dates/deadlines. Additional communication will be sent out in January for spring testing registration.

Parents complete Credit By Examination Registration Form and give it to your student's Counselor before the desired testing window deadline.

Spring Testing

March 6-10, 2023
Registration Deadline February 14, 2023

Summer Testing
June 5-8, 2023
July 10-13, 2023
Registration Deadline May 5, 2023


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Spirit Night

Our last spirit night of 2022 is next Tuesday, December 13th at the Kingwood, Atascocita and Summerwood Papa John/s locations. Purchase from 10 am to 11 pm with the promo code of PJFUNDSCHOOL. Next week is a busy one, so take the night of cooking to treat yourself!!

2022-2023 Yearbook

2022-2023 Yearbook - We are so excited to announce that the 2022-2023 Yearbook will be in collaboration with our first ever Groves Elementary Yearbook Club. Students will help design, take pictures, and create layouts. You may order your yearbooks now at (search Groves Elementary in 77346) for an early bird price of $30 (ends 2/1/23). We will have a summer delivery to be able to include all parties, spring events and 5th grade of year activities, but we will be selling inserts at the end of year for students to collect autographs, so you don't need to purchase an insert now. 5th grade only dedications available for purchase now, but the design isn't due until next Spring. Order now because we have a limited number of books that will sell out!!

Party Fees

Party fees can be paid at

Spirit Shop

We still have plenty of spirit shop options available at Everything in stock is here and can be delivered to classrooms. Check out what's available - this year's selections are amazing!!

Become a PTO Volunteer

We love our volunteers and are always looking for new helpers! If you'd like to be informed of any and all volunteer opportunities at GE, please fill out the google form below to receive email notifications. Remember, you'll need to complete the volunteer application at before coming to help. Thank you all for supporting our school!

Google form:

Membership Dues

We are still collecting membership dues as well. The simple act of joining the PTO provides instant financial support for our students! It's also a great way to stay informed about what's happening at school while connecting with other parents in meaningful ways. Dues can be paid at

Spirit Sticks

PTO will be selling spirit sticks every Friday at 7:30 am in the front of the school. Cash only please!

Birthday Marquee

Birthday messages for the front marquee can be purchased at Please purchase by the 20th of the month before your child's birthday. January birthdays need to be in by Wednesday, December 14th!!

Stock the Lounge

We love finding ways to spoil our Groves teachers and staff! Please help us stock the teacher's lounge. Donations can be placed in the bin inside the entryway of the school that's marked PTO. Thank you so much!! Sign up here:

Daily Art Studio Helpers

Our fabulous art teacher, Ms. Kris (Yetter), needs some help transitioning in between grade periods in the mornings. Please sign up for a time slot (or more) to help her set up and clean up her room.

You MUST fill out the PTO / Volunteer Background check for Humble ISD for the new school year available here:

An approval email can take up to 72 hours to receive.

Please consider signing up here:

Thank You to Our Sponsors

Thank you to the Goddard School of Lake Houston & Smile Big Pediatric Dentistry for continuing to support our school! We appreciate you!!

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