Granger School Weekly Newslettter

April 15-19, 2019

80% of Success is Attendance

Children who are chronically absent during kindergarten show lower levels of achievement in math and reading by the time they reach first grade.

If absences continue throughout your child’s school career, his/her chances of success are decreasing every year that passes. Consequences can include:

  • Failing grades
  • Low standardized test scores
  • Dropping out of school
  • Difficulty finding a good job, getting into college and maintaining a steady income
  • Drug and alcohol abuse
  • Incarceration

The effects of missing school can impact all kids, no matter who they are or where they live. It can even affect students who attend school regularly because it slows down the progress of an entire class.


Quick Reminders/Planning Ahead

April 17 Cheerleader Parent Meeting 6pm in Lane's classroom

April 18 Painting with a Punch 4:30-6:30 in Art Room

Friday April 19-22 No School

April 24 Varsity Cheer Tryouts 4:30 - Sign up in HS Office or with Coach Lane

April 30-May 2: PreK-Kinder Registration 9am-4pm Closed 12-1:00 Open until 5:30 May 1st

May 3 Elementary Field Day

May 7 Chaski Music Performance 2:00

May 10 K-2nd Grade field trip to Mayburn Science Theater

May 13: 3rd, 4th, 6th, 7th Grade Math STAAR Test & 5th/8th Retake

May 14: 3rd, 4th, 6th, 7th Grade Reading STAAR Test & 5th/8th Retake

May 17 3rd & 4th Grade STAAR Celebration Picnic Day

May 17 All library books are due

May 18 Free athletic physicals - see Coach Brock for details

May 20 Mad Science Presentation in New Gym 2:00-3:00

May 23 Kindergarten Graduation 1:30-2:30

May 24 Memorial Day Celebration 9:00am-10:00am

Mon. May 27 No School

Wed. May 29 Elementary Grade Period 4 Awards

Pk-2nd 8:10-9:10, 3rd-4th 9:20-10:20

May 30 Early Release 1:00 pm - Last day of school

Sat. June 1 Graduation

June 3-21 Summer School

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Have you heard yet?


When: April 30-May 2nd

Time: 9:00 am - 12:00 am

1:00 am - 4:00 pm

Wednesday, May 1st will be open until 5:30 pm in the Elementary Foyer.

To register you will need to bring:

birth certificate, social security card, current immunization records, driver's license and proof of residency.

Children must be five (5) years of age on or before September 1, 2019 in order to attend Kindergarten. Children must be four (4) years of age on or before September 1, 2019 in order to apply for Pre-K.

If unable to come at these dates, you can call the school to set up an appointment. You may call 859-2173 Ext. 226 to arrange a time.

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Pictured: Writing Prompt from Mrs. Brock's 5th grade class. (student work below)

The Drought

By: Alexi Montagnino

One day there was this little town right outside of El Paso. It was going through a huge drought. Barely any water to drink, shower or even wash our clothes in. Everyone was kind of, well, smelly. The sun was just a heat lamp burning down on my little town. It seemed like the never ending light. There were no ponds, lakes, or beaches with water. Til one day I was going to find water for my little town. It was desert after desert. Sand as far as the eye could see. Before I set off I bought the last sunblock on the shelf. I covered myself with it and put on a hat that covered my face. Then I was on my way.

I walked and walked and walked till I could barely feel my legs. I finally came to a long wall covered in leaves except a little door. I didn't even care that I didn't know what was inside the door. I opened it up and walked in. It was ponds, lakes, water bottle towers, and sunscreen. I chugged some water and recharged on sunscreen. Then I ran out all the way to town to tell everyone, but everyone was gone. Not a person in sight.

"Hello, anyone? Mom, Dad?", I yelled. Then I found a note on the floor that said "Out to find water, just like you. We started going east, the opposite of you." I ran east to find everyone, yelling "I found water!" Then I saw the whole town running, following me to the water. When they arrived everyone was jumping in the water, and the drinking bottles too.

We lived there for the rest of our lives. The end.

Kindergarten Corner

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Lunch Time!

Next to recess and centers, perhaps this is a kinder's favorite time of the day!


NAHS will be having another Painting with a Punch on Thursday, April 18th from 4:30-6:30. $5 for you and your child or $3 for one person. We will be painting with watercolor. Refreshments will be provided.
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By end of school year:

If you have a student in 7-12th grade, please be sure they have paid their laptop insurance, have their calculator in good condition, as well as the charger which goes with their computer. You are welcomed at the library if you have any questions or concerns about your students account. Thank you, and please, spread the word!

Testing Schedules

RTI Progress Monitoring Calendar

*April 15-18 Math EOY

April 23-26 OFF

April 29-May 3 Reading

May 6-10 Math

May 13-17 OFF/Make-Up

May 20-24 OFF


Alg 1 - May 6

Bio - May 7

US History - May 8

3rd/4th/6th/7th Math, 5th/8th Retake - May 13

3rd/4th/6th/7th Reading, 5th/8th Retake -May 14

5th/8th Science - May 15

8th Social Studies - May 16

Track and Field

High School:

April 15 Thrall

April 26-27 A&M Kingsville

May 10-11 State Track Meet @ UT

Lady Lion Softball

April 16 6:00 Holland


April 16 Home vs Bartlett 4:30 JV 7:00 V

April 18 Home vs Thrall 4:30 JV 7:00 V

April 23 In Thrall 4:30 JV 7:00 V

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