Granger School Weekly Newsletter

February 3-7, 2020

Quick Reminders/Planning Ahead

Feb. 6 100th day of school (Grades Pre-K-4th Dress like you're 100 years old!)

Feb. 6 Visit from Little Hippos/Little Giggles Dentistry for Pre-K-4 at 1pm

Feb. 7 Parent Permission Slips due for grade K-6 Science Fair

Feb. 12 Student Council Valentine Orders due

Feb. 12 Board Meeting at 6:30 p.m.

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

Spring Break March 9-13, 2020

Planning Ahead:

March 18 Granger ISD K-6 Science Fair Exhibition

March 18 School Board Meeting 6:30 pm

March 28 Mother/Son Father/Daughter Dance

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

Weather Watch:

*Please check the school website ( https://www.grangerisd.net ) 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.

https://www.grangerisd.net/


Character Theme of the Month:

Honesty - I follow the rules and I tell the truth kindly and tactfully. I keep my word. I am a genuine person. I am sincere, truthful and trustworthy. I accept myself as I am.

Student Council News

Granger Middle School Student Council is still selling socks. We have a variety of Texas, taco, chili pepper, avocado, basketball, football, baseball, water and other styles. We are also donating 100 pair to the local community such as school nurse, nursing home and Purple Santa. 1 Pr for $5 and 3 Pr for $12. Contact me here or at school if you are interested in looking at them.


The annual Father/Daughter-Mother/Son Spring Fling dance will be held March 28th in the school cafeteria. Forms will be sent home towards the end of February. This year's dance will be for 1 year old through 5th grade.

We will be having an end of school dance for 6th, 7th and 8th grade on April 17th.

SENIORS: Turn in your pictures for the Senior Graduation Slide Show!

Have you heard yet? Free Prom Resources!

Cinderella's Closet: Prom Dresses & Accessories

Feb. 1st 10-3pm & Feb. 4th 4:30-7pm

Old Taylor High

410 W. 7th Street Room 216

Taylor, TX

*Items are for borrowing. Please return them to Cinderella!

February Observances/Holidays

Black History Month

Dental Health Month

Heart Health Month

Library Lovers' Month

Days:

2 Groundhog Day

7 National Wear Red Day (Heart Health Awareness)

14 Valentine's Day

17 Presidents' Day

25 Mardi Gras

26 Ash Wednesday

Schedules

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

https://www.grangerisd.net/


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

7th1:30-2:16

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


LUNCH TIMES

· 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


2019-20 LIBRARY FIXED SCHEDULE

Monday

8:50-9:36 Ivicic

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

Tuesday

8:50-9:36 Chapman

2:00-2:30 Pre-K

Wednesday

8:50-9:36 Steffek

12:40-1:26 Marek

Thursday

8:50-9:36 Repa

10:30-11:16 Q. Kubacak

12:40-1:26 Michalik

1:30-2:16 Lewis 3A

Friday

12:40-1:26 Vanek

1:30-2:16 Sessums

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


BUS SCHEDULE
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:

Academic Counseling Service link: https://www.grangerisd.net/79539_2

Accelerated Reader Bookfinder: https://www.arbookfind.com

Video guides to college financial aide:

Overview of the Financial Aid Process : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H_iS7gmQd9o

How to Create Your FSA ID : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K7ihhGk8mCY&t=2s

2019-2020 FAFSA Full Walkthrough : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d1GmaBMD-oY

After the FAFSA: What Happens Next : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1c1gNefSw78

Parent resource on E-Cigarettes and JUUL prevention: https://www.catch.org/pages/cmb-parent-resources

Parent Portal to grades & attendance: https://ascportal.esc13.net/ParentPortal/login?distid=246905

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) http://christicenter.org/services/williamson-county/

* Bluebonnet Trials 1-800-841-1255

*Crisis Hotline Text 741741

*Crisis Hotline 1-800-273-8255


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.