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Concord Community Schools Newsletter

HOMECOMING IS TONIGHT!!!

SWARM THE HIVE AND SHOW YOUR JACKET PRIDE!!

  • 4:30- JV Football Kickoff
  • 5:00- Parade Line up on River Street
  • 5:30- Homecoming Parade
  • Approximately 7:00- Varsity Football Kickoff
  • Halftime of Varsity Game- Homecoming Court Recognition and Crowning of the King and Queen
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HOMECOMING WRAP UP!

We are excited to announce that a full wrap of all the Homecoming Festivities will be shared with our families next week on Tuesday. The recap will be designed, written, and published by our extremely talented and passionate high school students in Mrs. Kelly's Multi Media Publication class. The publication will become a regular staple of our media and messaging program in Concord, and its purpose is to tell the story of our high school students. The publication is titled The Concord Chronicle. Look for its launch next week on Tuesday. You will not want to miss all of the wonderful information!
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YELLOWJACKET TEAM MEMBERS NEEDED!!

Our district is facing a staffing shortage. We are in need of bus drivers, food service staff members, coaches, and individuals willing to work through EduStaff as Guest Teachers or subs for all of our positions. These staffing shortages are wreaking havoc across the state. If you are interested and able, we would love to have you on our team. Below you will find information about signing up to work as a Guest Teacher through Edustaff along with our fall Guest Teacher Incentive. Further, you can view unfilled positions on our website. If you have any questions, please call one of our offices.
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JACKET JAVA

Jacket Java with Mr. Arbuckle will be Tuesday, October 5th at 7:00 am in the Middle School Gym. Mr. Arbuckle will be talking about social media and 10 unsafe apps that parents need to be aware of. This will be recorded and added to the parent resources section of the elementary and middle school website.

SOCIAL MEDIA ALERT - PARENTS PLEASE READ

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NATIONAL WALK TO SCHOOL DAY

Mark your calendars: National Walk to School Day is October 6th!


All K-8 students will have the opportunity to participate in this event. The goal of this day is to raise awareness and support for the health, community, and environmental benefits of regularly walking to school.


Concord Staff will be meeting students on River Street (by the old Medical Center). Parents who regularly drop their students off at school can start dropping them off at 7:40AM. Buses will also be dropping students off at this location. Concord Staff will begin walking with students to the school at 7:50AM. Those who cannot participate can still be dropped off at school as staff will be there as well. If you have any questions about the event, how to participate, or would like additional information please contact Mike Arbuckle.


MIDDLE AND HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS SCHEDULE FOR THE WEEK OF 10/4/21

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STUDENT ATHLETIC PASS

Student passes will get you into all home events and are available for $30. You can purchase passes at any home event. By having a student pass, you will not have to purchase tickets online for each event.

FOOD FOR THOUGHT BACKPACK PROGRAM RETURNS

The Food For Thought Backpack Program for Concord will be starting up soon. This program offers FREE wholesome food to students for the weekend. To become a part of the program parents must sign and return the registration form. If you are interested in receiving this free program, stop in the office for the registration form.
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HIGH SCHOOL COUNSELOR NEWS

Attention Class of 2022 - if you are now, think you may, or have any inclination that you would like to attend college, then you will want to join us on Wednesday, October 6th in the high school Media Center for our FAFSA night. FAFSA is a student's way of saying they would like to attend college and would like to know what kind of financial assistance, whether it is a loan, grant, etc. that the government can offer to a student to help with the financial aspect of going to college. Many scholarships are now requiring that this is done in order to apply for their specific scholarship. Please watch your email for further information about this opportunity. Again, the FAFSA event is Wednesday, October 6th from 6:30-7:30.

Class of 2022 - Many Michigan colleges are offering an opportunity for you to apply for free. Some are only for the month of October. Check your Class of 2022 Google classroom under the topic College Information to get a look at the list and special codes for those offering free applications only for the month of October.

Are you a student interested in the trades? Check out the resources under the Trade School/Work Topic in your Class of 2022 Google Classroom.

Any junior or senior who may have Grand Valley State University on their radar to attend for college can meet with one of their representatives on Wednesday, October 27th. You must be on the sign up sheet in order to meet with the representative before the day of the visit.

Reminder, if you would like to have an individual meeting with Mrs. Otto, you will need to sign up on the clipboard found to the left of her office door.

K-8 SEL CORNER - YELLOWJACKETS OF THE WEEK!!!

Please take the time to congratulate any familiar faces you see in the picture below because they are our YellowJackets who most exemplify PERSEVERANCE!


Do you know what the number one predictor of whether someone will be successful in school (and graduate!) is? It’s not how pretty, funny, or smart they are...it’s whether or not they have perseverance! Some people also call perseverance “resiliency," "grit," or “having a growth mindset,” but what all those things really mean is: having the ability to keep working toward a goal, even when it’s hard and there are challenges to overcome.


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PURPLE AND GOLD DAY WINNERS

To celebrate Homecoming Week we decided to do a friendly classroom Spirit Contest on Friday morning. We were absolutely floored by all of the purple and gold across our K-8 building; several classrooms even had 100% student participation. Although the decision was extremely difficult, we chose two classrooms that went above and beyond to show us how much they love being a YellowJacket! Congratulations Mrs. Roth - 1st grade and Mrs. Arbuckles - 2nd-grade classes!!
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REPEATED UPDATES AND REMINDERS SECTION

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ALUMNI SPOTLIGHT

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7TH AND 8TH GRADE STUDENTS: WASHINGTON DC TRIP REMINDER


You are able to sign your child up for the Washington DC trip for a few more months. If interested, please click the link below. The earlier you sign up, the lower the monthly payment will be.


www.explorica.com/Smith-2022#.YK-7oT4yqys.link

Elementary and Middle School Facebook Page

Have you liked the Elementary/Middle School Facebook Page? What about the Concord Community Schools Facebook Page??


If you have not yet, this week is a great time to start. The Elementary and Middle schools use the Facebook page to post many updates and announcements, and the Concord Community Schools page is a great way to see how a YellowJacket week unfolds! Don't miss the news - like and follow the pages today.


Concord Elementary/Middle School Facebook Page


Concord Community Schools Facebook Page

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Upcoming Events

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