Bulldog Bulletin

March 21, 2021

3rd - 5th grade Bulldog Families


This information was sent to all families on Friday, March 19 via email. Please read and respond to the updated SOL intent survey in the appropriate letter below (virtual or in-person). Once we receive all responses, we will begin planning our SOL testing calendar and share with families. We are planning to administer all SOL tests during the month of May.

If you have any additional questions regarding MAP and/or SOL testing, please contact Rachel Tracz, rachel_tracz@ccpsnet.net.

Thank you,

Mrs. Jones & Mrs. Tracz

GHES Calendar

March Into Resource Month - we encourage all virtual students to share their celebration of Art via our FB page each day!

March 22 - Richmond Ballet comes to GHES virtually

March 23 - Rock Out to Your Own Favorite Music

March 24 - DANCE PARTY!

March 25 - Favorite Instrument Day

March 26 - Make Music! Play, Sing, or Create Online!

March 29 - Play outside with friends!

March 30 - Represent your team...wear your favorite jersey or team shirt!

March 31 - Cooking is FUN! Try a healthy new recipe with your fam!

April 1 - Play a game that involves a ball, like soccer, basketball, softball, etc. or have a dance party!

April 2 - No School! It's Spring Break...enjoy the time with your family!

April 5-8 - SPRING BREAK!

April 12 - Return to school

April 13 - Reading MAP Assessment - grades 2-5

April 20 - Math MAP Assessment - grades 2-5

April 19 - 23 - International Week @ GHES - details coming soon!
March Into Resource - Week 3 Video

Check out our Bulldog's celebrating STEAM week!

GHES Family Check-In

Families, We are asking everyone to take a moment to check-in with us. Your responses will go directly to our school counselors who are ready to support our families. Thank you.

A message from Bailey Bridge:

Greetings, Future Bear Family.

BBMS Counselors have now reviewed all course requests for errors. Please log into your ParentVue account, select Course Request from the left side menu, and review your student’s course request for next school year.

In your review, look for correct course levels, elective choices, and alternate choices. Then, you must complete a Course Verification Form by Friday, March 26, 2021.

This form will be used to:

1. Confirm your course request selections

2. Request any changes to course levels

3. Request changes to your elective choices or alternate elective choices

4. Request any other changes that are needed

(like adding or removing Summit Learning)

5. Submit any questions or comments that you have

All parents/guardians must complete this process.

Please keep in mind, electives are offered based upon request and staffing availability. A student’s first choice is not always possible to schedule.

Need to review our scheduling options again, please visit our BBMS Scheduling Website!

Should you have any questions, please contact:

Audra Lancaster Boyce, BBMS School Counseling Coordinator, audra_lancasterboyce@ccpsnet.net

Sarah Thomson, Rising 6th Grade Counselor, sarah_thomson@ccpsnet.net

March 2021 - PTA Updates

Want to know everything PTA? Take a tour of our website: www.ghpta.com

Interested in a leadership role with PTA? No matter big or small, WE WANT YOU!

Our PTA has survived on the awesome, diverse talents and skills from parents, teachers, and community members.

We are currently looking for people to take on roles on our GHES PTA Team for the 2021-2022 school year. If interested, please go to www.ghpta.com and fill out our "Intent to Serve" form and email to ghptapresident@gmail.com. A list of roles and responsibilities can be found on the site as well. Please see www.ghpta.com in the scrolling marquee for details.

Membership Drive:

PTA Membership Drive is going on all school year! Please go to www.ghpta.com to sign up!

Bulldog Businesses

Do you own a business? The PTA is compiling a list of Grange Hall family businesses so we can put it out to all our members. We all want to support small businesses these days and no better business to support than a Bulldog's business! Fill out this form here: https://form.jotform.com/202718232476051

Email any questions about this to colleenferreira1118@gmail.com

Teacher & Staff Favorites

Want to send your teachers and staff members something to make them smile? Take a look at the teacher & staff favorite things via this link: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1Y7RaQBAicRF8tIQ61aMf5QnZql0dhf_knAjDQgV1hF8/edit#gid=0

Grange Hall PTA

GHES PTA website

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"Let's Get K Ready"

So many exciting firsts are part of starting school. Riding the school bus! Going through the cafeteria line! Checking out a library book! Playing on the playground with classmates! Are you and your child ready for the big day? The past year has been different and difficult for all of us. Help your child be ready and confident for "big" school by incorporating some simple everyday activities into your daily routine. The "Let's Get K Ready!" newsletter will help you help your child with this upcoming transition!

Here are links to the first two editions:

Edition 1- https://www.smore.com/05317

Edition 2- https://www.smore.com/m3fzu

If you would like to subscribe to the newsletter. Simply click on the orange rectangular button on the right side of the S'more with the text "Follow the CCPS Office of Family and Community Engagement". You can also explore the CCPS K Ready website for even more resources here.

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Click here to report your child's absence.

*If you complete this Google form, you do not need to send in a written note.

GHES Counselor Corner

Below is a comprehensive list of resources for parents and guardians. If you are looking for resources that are not included below or if you have questions about any of the resources listed, please contact the GHES School Counseling Department at (804)739-6265 ext. 4230.

*Our counselors can also be reached via email: christin_copp@ccpsnet.net or courtney_hevener@ccpsnet.net

Counseling Resources

Resources for Tough Conversations with Kids

Military Family Resources

Talking about Race with Kids

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Find GHES on social media!

Twitter - @GrangeHallES

Instagram - ghesbulldogs

Facebook - www.facebook.com/grangehallelementary