Granger School Weekly Newsletter

November 5-9, 2018

Quick Reminders/Planning Ahead

Nov. 5 Thanksgiving Lunch Reservations Due

Nov. 6 Fire Safety Skit Grades Pre-K-4th 2:00-2:30

Nov. 7 Football District Championship/Playoff T-shirt/Hoodie Orders Due by 12:30

Nov. 7 Seniors visit Renaissance Fair

Nov. 12-16 Book Fair Week

Nov. 14 Picture Retake

Nov. 15 Thanksgiving Lunch/School Early Release

Nov. 19-23 No school - Thanksgiving Break Week


Local Happenings:

Nov. 17 Granger City Wide Garage Sale

Nov. 17 Arts & Craft Show @ Granger Brethren 9am-4pm



Planning Ahead

Saturday, Dec. 8 Clothes Bank 9:00 am-2:00 pm (Donations being accepted now)

Dec. 4 Applications for Purple Santa due @ the school or Granger City Hall

Dec. 22 Purple Santa Delivery 6:00 pm

Academic UIL Meets Dec. 11-12 for grades 2-8th

Granger Hosted UIL Dec. 12th - Hospitality room help needed

Friday, Dec. 21 Elementary Christmas Party

Jan. 28 PTO Meeting 6:00pm Cafeteria

Thurs. Feb. 14 Elementary Valentine's Day Party

Mrs. Irisawa's Class Picked a Pumpkin

Thank you to Ms. Guerra and the art students for designing and sharing their pumpkins with the elementary students. It was very thoughtful of you!
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Wise Advice

From Ms. Hughes 6th Grade keyboarding class:


There are risks you take when you text. For example, you could fall if you are texting while walking. You send a picture to somebody, they can post it on the internet. Also, don't ever accept a friend request if you don’t know them. If you don’t want something to be on the internet, say it to their face. Anything you say can be used against you. There are cyberbullies. Never prank call people. Never give anyone any personal information. It's a distraction when driving, you might get texts you don't want to see. Drama can start. You can get addicted to social media. There are consequences for using it in school.


Solutions

  • Never text or call a random person

  • If there is an unknown number, report it to an adult

  • Don’t talk to someone on the phone you don’t know in real life

  • Think before you text or post


Thank you sixth grade for sharing your words, and thinking out the consequences of unwise social media posts and texting.

Did You Know: Virtual Reality

It's not just for gamers, it can be used as a tool to conquer fears and anxiety. It's future: to treat addictions and depression, as well as physical therapy and other medical procedures.

FIGHT THE BITE!

West Nile Virus had been detected through mosquito testing in the area – we urge residents to use insect repellent and dump any standing water around their property.

Schedules

Varsity Football

Nov. 9 Chilton 7:00 HOME


JV Football

Nov. 8 Chilton 6:30 Away


Junior High Football

Nov. 8 Chilton 5:30 HOME


Granger Lion Basketball

Nov. 13 Home vs Bartlett

Nov. 16 OPEN

Nov. 19 Home vs Rogers

Nov. 20 in Lexington

Nov. 27 in Gateway

Nov. 29-Dec. 1st Tourney in Moody

Dec. 4 Home vs Florence

Dec. 6-8 Tourney in Florence

Dec. 11 in Bartlett

Dec. 15 Night at the Spurs

Dec. 18 in Milano

Dec. 21 Home vs Hearne

Dec. 28-29 Tourney in Rosebud


Granger Lady Lions Basketball

Oct. 30 Rogers Scrimmage in Rogers

Nov. 6 in Florence

Nov. 9 Home vs Waelder

Nov. 13 Home vs CTCS

Nov. 16 Home vs Rosebud-Lott

Nov. 19 Home vs Bartlett

Nov. 20 Home vs Bruceville-Eddy

Nov. 27 in Lexington

Nov. 29-Dec1 Tourney in Florence

Dec. 4 Open

Dec. 6-8 Bruceville-Eddy Tourney there Varsity only

Dec. 11 Bye-District begins

Dec. 14 Home vs Mumford

Dec. 18 in Milano

Dec. 21 Home vs Hearne

Check school website for schedule changes!


Testing

RTI Progress Monitoring Calendar

Nov. 5-9 Reading

Nov. 12-16 Math

Nov. 19-23 - OFF (School closed)

Nov. 26-30 Reading

Dec. 3-7 Math

Dec. 10-14 OFF/Make-up

Dec. 17-21 OFF

*Jan. 8-11 Reading MOY

*Jan. 14-18 Math MOY

Jan. 22-25 OFF

Jan. 28-Feb. 1 Reading

Feb. 4-8 Math

Feb. 11-15 OFF/Make-Up

Feb. 19-22 Reading

Feb. 25-March 1 Math

March 4-8 OFF/Make-Up

March 11-15 OFF (Spring Break)

March 18-22 Reading

March 25-29 Math

April 1-5 OFF

*April 8-12 Reading EOY

*April 15-18 Math EOY

April 23-26 OFF

April 29-May 3 Reading

May 6-10 Math

May 13-17 OFF/Make-Up

May 20-24 OFF


*Remember to check school website and Dojo in case of any last minute changes due to situations beyond GISD control.



Friendly Reminder

***All students in grades 7-12 have the 2018-19 $35 laptop insurance due please.***

*Pep Rally is no longer at the end of the day. It is now during advisory period on Friday's. (2:20-2:50) Parents: For your child's safety, please send note to teacher in advance if you will be taking your student after the pep rally. This gives the teacher a chance to have the student prepared. If this is not possible, the student will need to return to class after the rally and regular check out procedures will apply. Thank you for your understanding.