Grafton Gazette

September 10, 2020

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A message from the Principal

Newsletter #6

Dear Families,

It has been another great week of interacting with our students, teaching lessons, and training on the Canvas learning platform. The week has not been without technical difficulties as we had chromebook updates that provided STAR testing challenges on Wednesday and continue to refine our work with linking materials so students can access them in Canvas. We appreciate your patience as we continue to work on improving our lessons and digital materials. Your children have been patient and resilient through it all! It is also important to note that our GVES tech supports assigned to each grade level will no longer be available next week as they will begin their support of students in their classes. As a result, we want to share this link to access tech support from Stafford County

We have received our at-home math materials, science workbooks, and Kindergarten and First Grade literacy workbooks. As a result, we have more material pick up times next week. We will again have you access the school through the car rider parking lot (near the water tower) and pick up the materials from our staff members stationed outside. We have a variety of pick up times and enough materials to make sure every student gets their items. The times are as follows:

Monday, September 14 from 8:00 - 9:00, 10:00 - 11:00, 12:00 - 1:00, and 2:00 - 3:00

Tuesday, September 15 from 2:00 - 3:00

Thursday, September 17 from 2:00 - 3:00

Be well!

Mike Sidebotham


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PTA News

Our fantastic PTA has opened a virtual store to sell Grizzly Gear. Check out their flyer at this link and visit their online store at We highly encourage you to stay informed and become involved with this awesome organization. In addition, you can follow this link to join our amazing PTA!

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Operation Warm

While it may be hard to imagine winter weather and cold temperatures, Stafford County Schools in partnership with other local agencies is beginning our OPERATION WARM program that helps provide a winter coat to a child in need. If you are in need of a coat for your child this winter, use this link to complete the request form.
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Parents and Teachers do you need to de-stress?

Enjoy a FREE class on us!* We offer a Covid compliant space with daily Hot Yoga classes and regular online classes!

Our friendly and caring staff will guide you through a safe meditative practice that will leave you feeling amazing!

To book your FREE class just click the link, pick a class and use the promo code: YCLASS

Then you're all set! Make sure to bring a yoga mat, large towel and water bottle. If you don't have it, we sell it!

You will sweat in our hot room! Heated by far-infrared heat, it's the safest form of heat that penetrates safely through the layers of your body, breaking up fat cells, toxins, lactic acid, as well as helps soften your muscle tightness!

We look forward to seeing and supporting you on your new transformational journey!

PS. Share this with a friend and come together!

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*New Students Only