Bulldog Bulletin

Nov. 4 - 8

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Hello Bulldog Families!


Congratulations to all of our Bulldog students who were recognized last week at our first quarter Bulldog Pride Assemblies. Demonstrating Bulldog Pride means that you are polite, respectful, model integrity, self-discipline, and put forth your best effort (P.R.I.D.E.). Students are recognized for following our school-wide expectations in a variety of ways - earning a "paw", a positive pride referral (Good News Call of the Day), and being recognized at our quarterly assemblies. Videos of our assemblies can be found on our @ghesprincipal Facebook page.


A special thanks to Derek Futrell, Parkway Baptist Pastor, GHES parent, and community partner for making time to serve as "Principal for a Morning" on Oct. 29. We would also like to thank our PTA for a delicious treat for faculty and staff on Thursday. The Candy Apple Bar was a perfect surprise for our teachers. We appreciate you.


With Fall weather finally arriving in Virginia, we are excited to celebrate "Beautification Week" at GHES. SEL buddy classes will be planting pansies around our school this week. Thank you to PTA for sponsoring this beautification project.


As we kick off the month of November, we are challenging our school community to participating in an "Attitude of Gratitude." Let's be intentional to show our gratitude for one another throughout the month of November.


We look forward to seeing many of our families at two of my most favorite GHES traditions - the 3rd grade Veteran's Day program and Grandparent's breakfast.


Reminder that Tuesday, November 5 is a teacher workday - no school for students.


Have a wonderful week!


Sincerely,


Courtney Jones

Proud Principal

Donors Choose Projects @ GHES

Are you or do you know someone who is looking for a way to help out our students? Check out the donors choose projects that our teachers and students would like to bring to GHES:


https://www.donorschoose.org/school/grange-hall-elementary-school/33652?active=true

PTA Updates

November 4-8 Beautification Week

(Again, PTA is fully funding pansy planting. We need volunteers. Be on the look out for volunteering to help plant with your child's class.)


November 11- General PTA Meeting

6pm in the cafeteria.

What's on the Table Topic: 3rd Grade Veterans Program


November 11- Last day for Grandparents Shirt

Spiritwear is offering special Grandparent shirts this year. Attached is the order form. Only pre-orders will be taken for these shirts.


November 11- Last day for Spiritwear

Spiritwear store now open. It will be open until November 11th. Attached is flyer. https://grangehallspiritwearfall19.itemorder.com


November 20-22 Grandparent Breakfast

Wednesday, November 20th, Child's Last Name: A-G
Thursday, November 21st, Child's Last Name: H-N
Friday, November 22, Child's Last Name: O-Z


Children and grandparents should arrive at school at 7:15 on their designated day. Children attending breakfast should NOT ride the bus to school. Breakfast will be served 7:15-7:45. Following breakfast, grandparents are welcome to visit their grandchild’s classroom. Candid Color Photography will be taking photographs for those interested. Order forms for photos will be available at breakfast.


This event requires you to RSVP by November 11th. Attached is a link to RSVP. Please click on the link and complete the form. Click Here to RSVP for GHES Grandparent's Breakfast! Your RSVP is very important as it drives the PTA’s planning and preparation.

Calendar of Events

November 5 - Schools closed/Teacher workday

November 6 - Fourth grade field trip - Jamestown

November 7 - Chick-Fil-A night - Fourth grade

November 11 - PTA mtg. - 6 pm and 3rd grade Veteran's Day program - 7 pm

November 18 - 22 - Food Drive benefiting Chesterfield County Food Bank

November 20, 21, 22 - Grandparent's Breakfast - 7:15 am - 7:45 am

11/20 - Last names with letters A-G

11/21 - Last names with letters H-N

11/22 - Last names with the letters O-Z

November 21 - Make-up Picture Day

November 22 - Turkey Trot - during resource class

November 25 - Schools closed/Parent-teacher conferences - 11 am - 7 pm

November 26 - Schools closed/Parent-teacher conferences - 7:30 am - 3:30 pm

November 27 - 29 - Schools closed for Thanksgiving break


Gifted Testing Referrals

CCPS provides gifted education services to eligible students. In order for a student to be evaluated for eligibility, additional areas of strength, and/or CBG Academy admission, a Gifted Program Services Referral and Review Form must be submitted to start the process. These forms may be completed by parents/guardians, community members, teachers, or students and are available throughout the year during normal operating hours from counseling or main office staff. Verbal or email communications do not serve as a substitute for this form.

Signed and dated referral forms must be submitted to the student's school by the end of the school day on the referral deadline date to be considered for assessment during the testing window for that grade level. If any of these dates fall on a weekend, school holiday/break, or snow day, the deadline is the end of the next school day in which school is in session.


Referral deadlines are as follows:

  • October 15 - students currently in grade 5
  • December 15 - students currently in grades 2-4
  • March 15 - students currently in KG or grade 1
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*If you complete this Google form, you do not need to send in a written note.

CCPS Transportation

Bus information can be found here.

Grange Hall PTA

GHES PTA website