March 30 - April 3
Together We: Learn, Grow, Lead
Grange Hall Families,
As a reminder, instructional materials and resources are now housed on our GHES Learning Resources site and daily office hours for GHES teachers are from 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. These hours provide a consistent time that students and parents can reach out to ask questions and share information.
- If your child needs paper copies of activities, you may pick up these packets on Tuesday, March 31 from 8:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. If you need to pick up paper copies, please email our assistant principal, Mr. Ondrish (email@example.com) so that we are able to prepare the packets for pick-up on Tuesday.
- There will not be updated assignments/resources April 6 - 13, since that is Spring Break.
Chesterfield County Public Schools has created an online learning hub: CCPS Instructional Supports for Parents, which will house instructional supports and resources for the county, as well as for each individual school.
A parent/guardian may come and sign out medicine if needed/desired. Please have your ID and come between 9:00 am - 12:00 pm on Monday, March 30 or 8:00 am - 1:00 pm on Tuesday, March 31. Please email me, (firstname.lastname@example.org) to notify if you will be picking up your child's medicine Monday or Tuesday.
Instructional Resources provided by Chesterfield County Parks and Recreation: Virtual Education Session on Reptiles at Rockwood Park Nature Center (Virtual Field Trip Idea): https://www.facebook.com/chesterfieldvaparksrec/videos/239987993838954/?epa=SEARCH_BOX Dutch Gap Conservation Area/Park Virtual Tour: https://www.facebook.com/chesterfieldvaparksrec/videos/617616752428203/?epa=SEARCH_BOX
Chesterfield County Public Schools will provide free meals to students while the school division is closed during the next two weeks due to COVID-19. Meals are for children ages 18 and younger, and will be available for pickup at a Food Services kiosk located outside of the school. The attached chart provides school and community locations at which food is available and the hours of service. This program provides lunch for that particular day (Monday-Friday) and breakfast for the next morning. Meals will be provided on a first-come, first-served basis. In accordance with federal civil rights law and the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s civil rights regulations and policies, institutions participating in USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, religious creed, disability, age, political beliefs or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by the USDA. List of locations: Food Service Locations
Principal & Lead Learner
GHES Loves to Read
Our music teacher, Mrs. Stanleigh has recorded a read aloud of Ranger in Time for students. You may access the book here:
- Ranger In Time: Escape from the Great Earthquake Chp.1-3
- Ranger In Time: Earthquake Chpt. 4-6
- Ranger In Time: Earthquake Chapters 7-9
- Ranger In Time: Earthquake Chapters 10-13
- Ranger In Time: Earthquake Chapters 14-End
Facebook Read Alouds - @grangehallelementary
Lauren Harris (7pm)-
Chrissy Fitzgerald (10am)-
Vickie Hugate (7pm)
Chris Copp (7pm)
Kayla Turner (11am)
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.
Comcast is offering free Wi-Fii for 60 days to low income families during the Corona Virus outbreak. Normally the Wi Fi is $9.95 per month for those same families. Please click here for details.
Kindergarten registration is postponed
Due to our inability to host large gatherings, Kindergarten Registration Day (originally scheduled for April 16) has been postponed. We will reschedule this important opportunity to welcome approximately 4,500 new students to our Team Chesterfield family. When that will occur is an unknown at this point. Restrictions related to large gatherings must be lifted for kindergarten registration to occur. As soon as these restrictions are eliminated, we will announce a new registration date.
Preregistration for kindergarten is available online. This will shorten a family’s visit to school on the actual registration day. Click here to learn more: https://mychesterfieldschools.com/family-and-community-engagement/preparing-for-school/student-registration/kindergarten-registration/.
- Next PTA Meeting in April will be online through Zoom.
- Yearbooks - We are moving forward with purchasing 2019-2020 yearbooks. Delivery to students is TBD.
The nomination committee has decided on the following nominees:
President- Katie Imel
VP of Programs- Charlotte Lindberg
VP of Fundraising- Pamela Willard
VP of Membership- Sarah Physioc
Secretary- Elizabeth Koneru
*We are looking for a new treasurer. You need to know QuickBooks or be willing to learn it. Treasurer will start after the audit. Audit is done in the summer. If interested please email Amiee Barker at email@example.com.*
GHES Dance Portraits
Dear GHES Families,
I wanted to send an update on the GHES Dance Portraits and let you know they have come in studio and will be ready for pick up this week starting Wednesday, March 25th. For those who selected "Shipping," those portraits will be shipped out Monday, March 30th. If you initially selected "Pick Up" but would like your order shipped, please let me know as soon as possible so I can send you an invoice for the $5 shipping fee. This shipping fee will need to be paid by Sunday, March 29th in order to have your order shipped.
Orders to be "Picked Up" can be picked up at the following location in Summer Lake:
Please text 804-874-8045 to schedule a time for pick up.
Also, we would love to showcase some of our beautiful families on Facebook and Instagram. If you would NOT like your portrait showcased, please reply back to this email to let me know.
Lastly, if you purchased digital downloads, those were available immediately after purchase. You can still go back to your purchase receipt and click on the link within the receipt to download. Another option is to go directly to your account and download from there.
If you have any questions, just let me know. Thanks so much and please take care. The GHES families are in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.
Katie Kraft, Owner
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: