Bulldog Bulletin

May 11-15

Message from the Principal

Grange Hall families,

A special thanks to our students, families, PTA and Parkway Baptist partners for helping us to shower our teachers with appreciation last week. We have a gift from our students that will be delivered to teachers this week. Thank you to our room parents for organizing that.

We are inviting parents to come to Grange Hall on specific dates/times this week to pick-up student supplies and return library books or other classroom materials. Please adhere to our guidelines below:

Wednesday, May 13 - **Last names - A - M**

  • 8:00 am - 11:00 am

  • 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Thursday, May 14 - **Last names - N - Z**

  • 8:00 am - 11:00 am

  • 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Directions: Please remain in your cars for pick-up.

  1. Proceed around the back of the building towards cafeteria for grades K-2.
  2. Pull up to the staff member and tell them your child's name & teacher.
  3. A staff member will bring your child's materials to you.
  4. If you have materials to return, please hand them to the staff member (ie: library books, teacher materials, classroom materials, etc.)
  5. If you do not have a K-2 student, proceed to bus loop in front of gym doors.
  6. Tell staff member your child's name & teacher.
  7. A staff member will bring your child's materials to you.
  8. If you have materials to return, please hand the to the staff member (ie: library books, teacher materials, classroom materials, etc.)

GHES Virtual Dance Party

GHES Virtual Dance Party 2 - our first virtual dance party was a big hit so we will do it again! Please drop your videos into this folder by Wednesday, May 13!

GHES Morning Announcements through June 12

Join Mrs. Jones & team for our daily announcements Monday - Friday at 8:45 am. The announcements will be posted here:

Kindergarten Registration 2020

Preregistration for kindergarten is available online. Click here to learn more: https://mychesterfieldschools.com/family-and-community-engagement/preparing-for-school/student-registration/kindergarten-registration/.

Wishing all of our GHES mom's a very Happy Mother's Day!

With gratitude,

Mrs. Jones

Lead Learner

The beautiful thing about learning is that no one can take it away from you.—B. B. King

Family Check-In's

Thank you to all the families who have responded to the weekly Family Check-ins. We love seeing how you are doing. This week we asked about your family activities and thought you would enjoy seeing highlights of what our Bulldog families have been up to.

There has been lots of outdoor time, biking, and visits to nearby parks and beaches. You are gardening (or trying to) and learning important life skills like ironing, yard work, and building, including a beehive! You’ve also been cooking together, enjoying movie nights and playing board games. As if that wasn’t enough, there have been lots of arts and crafts created, science experiments completed and butterfly life cycles observed. Your pets, either the ones you’ve had for a while or the newly adopted, are getting lots of extra attention. And since we are Grange Hall, some of the new adoptions include quails and chickens! When you aren’t busy with all of those activities you are lifting others by making cards for them and you are staying connected with family and friends through Zoom meetings. Pillow forts have been built and marshmallows have been roasted and yes, there’s been more screen time than parents might like, but it’s clear from your answers that you are making the best of this situation and creating special family memories. The memories and connections are priceless and will last a lifetime.

Thank you for sharing a little insight into your families’ lives during the last few weeks. We hope to hear about more of your adventures in the next few weeks!

Our Counselors can be reached at christin_copp@ccpsnet.net and tammie_murray@ccpsnet.net.

Parent Coffee Chat w/ Principal Jones

Wednesday, May 13th, 8:30-9am

Google hangout

Join via Google Meet


Grange Hall parents are invited to join Principal Jones for coffee & conversation. I look forward to connecting with you.

Our Resource Team Rocks!

Student Lunch w/ the GHES Admin team

Thursday, May 14th, 12-12:30pm

via Google hangout

Grange Hall students are invited to join Principal Jones for lunch via google meet.

Join video conference


GHES Engages in Teaching and Learning

Paper Packets - we are providing paper instructional packets for students who do not have access to online resources. These packets are located by grade level in the black filing cabinet located outside of our main doors. Pick up dates and times are below:

  • May 11th - May 22 - packets will be ready by noon on May 11th.
  • May 25 - May 29 - packets will be ready by noon on May 25th.
  • June 1 - June 12 - packets will be ready by noon on June 1st.

Virtual learning will be provided on our GHES Learning Resources site every Monday for that week.

  • Daily office hours for GHES teachers are 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. These hours provide a consistent time (Monday - Friday) that students and parents can reach out to ask questions and share information.

PTA Updates

Hello GHES families,

"The nomination committee has decided to present Brian DeFazio as our treasurer nominee."

May 28th - General Membership Meeting - 6 pm via Zoom

Chromebook Support

Chesterfield County Public Schools has developed a plan to provide support for school division-issued Chromebooks during this extended school closure:

  • Every Tuesday at Thomas Dale and Matoaca High Schools from 9 a.m. until noon

  • Every Thursday at CTC@Hull and Robious Middle from 1 - 4 p.m.

  • A parent and/or student will need to provide their student ID number in order to adjust the school division’s inventory records. Support is limited to students in grades 5-12, who already are participating in the Chromebook take-home program. Appropriate social distancing protocol will be followed to protect students and staff. For clarification purposes: While the CCPS Internet network is available to families while in the parking lot, the school division is not giving out free hotspot devices at these repair stations.

CCPS serves meals during COVID-19

To meet the needs of students during COVID-19 school closures, Chesterfield County Public Schools continues provide meals for students for pick-up without charge and regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability and without discrimination. Meals will be provided on a first-come, first-served basis at the sites and times listed below. Please note these important pieces of information related to the distribution of meals:​​​​​​​

  • Children do not have to be present to pick up meals. To pick up meals without a student present, please tell the staff member your student’s first and last names and age.

  • On Mondays and Wednesdays, two lunches and two breakfasts will be provided for each child.

  • On Fridays, three lunches and three breakfasts will be provided for each child.

  • No meal service is available on Tuesdays or Thursdays.

  • Visit mychesterfieldschools.com to learn more about locations and distribution dates/times.

Grange Hall PTA

GHES PTA website