2018-2019 School Year: Volume 24: Week of February 25, 2019
Be the Best YOU at Grandview!!!
Let's start with the P in PRIDE
As I shared with you all last week, we have launched our PRIDE model to the students. Students are having discussion about our model, writing about the letters, and running classroom circles about our model. Remember our model is PRIDE, which stands for.....
These next 2 weeks Grandview is focusing on the P, politeness. We are going to ask the kids to be polite with their social interactions with their peers and with the adults at Grandview. When we catch kids being polite, we are going to name it, honor it and motivate other kids to catch the positive energy. Kids will be receiving compliment cards when they are showing politeness and we will be announcing it over the announcements. Also, our first principal's breakfast will be for kids that are recognized for being polite.
So start motivating your children to be polite. It is a life skill that has a last impact. Thank you for your continued support at home!
Your Proud Principal,
Melissa Carruth, Ed.S
ANOTHER WEEK OF FUN AND LEARNING!
P for Pride
1st Graders Writing about Politeness
Let's talk about Politeness
1st graders talking about examples of politeness
ST Math Games
5th graders partaking in their ST Math games
5th grade mathematicians
5th graders having discussions about algebraic expressions.
Kindergartners counting to 100
What great sportsmanships our Grandview Floor Hockey teams show each game!!
Grandview Math Night is this TUESDAY!!!
Tuesday, February 26th is Math Night. Botsford will be joining us for this event and we will make it a Clarenceville Math Night. It will be from 5:30-7:30. Food will be served from 5:30-6:00 and games will be played from 6:00-7:30. Ford engineers and our 5th graders will be our volunteers. It should be an amazing night, so mark your calendars! Prizes, home resources and fun will be had. Do not miss out on this great event!!
Little Caesars Pizza Kits Orders due MONDAY!!
5th Grade Camp Details and Fundraiser
The next camp fundraiser is going on, Little Caesar's Pizza Kits. See below for more information on this.
Finally, please communicate with your child's teacher about campl If you need help with the expense, please reach out to your child's classroom teacher. We are wanting a 100% participation with Camp. It is a memory making event for your child and a great momento for their days at Grandview. There are about 23 students not attending at this point in time. That is higher than in year's past. Remember we can give help!!!
Yearbook Orders - Due TUESDAY
March is Reading Month - starts FRIDAY!
March 1st: Wear red and white or dress up as your favorite Dr. Seuss character - Green Eggs and Ham will be served for lunch. Kick-off assembly at 9:30 am
March 4-7: Book Fair Week -- Kids can purchase books during library time, lunch, and milk and bookies night. (see the below flyer)
March 6: Milk and Bookies Night -- 6-8:00 pm
Fun days at GV will be a fun activity to do in honor of reading -- look at the flyer!!!
- 4th -- Wear your favorite college shirt
- 8th - Wear your favorite hat
- 15th - Wear green
- 18th - Wear black
- 19th - Wear Silly Socks
- 22nd - Flashlight Friday with PJs
- 25th - Mustache Monday
- 28th - Disney Day
March 27th: Bookmark Contest deadline
Friday, March 29th - Reading Parade -- dress up as your favorite book character as well as design your favorite book cover
NOTE: We are asking the kids to read each evening. When you read the grade level appropriate amount, remember to fill out a slip for each evening read and have the parent sign the slip and return to the classroom. These slips will come home with the letters on Thursday!
Classroom donations throughout the month to raise money for the classroom library. The class that raises the most will win a cookie cake celebration!!!
Grandview Restaurant Event
Calling all Kindergarten - Class of 2032
- Our local newscasters run a school's closing list. Clarenceville is listed under Oakland County. Click on Detroit (https://www.clickondetroit.com/) or WXYZ (https://www.wxyz.com/) are a few options both on-line and on the TV with the ticker.
- Mr. Shepich sends out a robocall to families
- I will tweet from @grandview elementary and make a post on Grandview's facebook page
- Staff, nor the office, come in on these days, so no one will be at the office to answer the phone.
All students who have a language other than English spoken at home and are identified as English Learners must take a state test called WIDA ACCESS for ELLs (Accessing Comprehension and Communication in English State to State for English Language Learners). The Enrollment Office form that was completed when your son/daughter enrolled in Clarenceville Schools tells us this information. Students will take the test eve if they are not attending ESL/EL classes. The test is for Reading, Writing, Listening, Speaking and Comprehension in English. Students will take the test between February 4-March 22, 2019. We will mail your child's test results to you when we receive them from the Michigan Department of Education. If you have any questions, please contact Karen Morrison at 248-919-0404.
Game Dates are as follows:
Feb. 28 B Flames vs GV Purple @ Bots6:15
GV Teal vs B Redwings @ GV 6:15 GV Maroon off
B Grey Knights vs GV Blue @ Bots. 7:30
March 7 B Grey Knights vs B Redwings @ Bots 6:15
GV Maroon vs B Flames @ GV 6:15 GV Blue off
GV Teal vs GV Purple @GV 7:30
March 14 GV Teal vs B Grey Knights @ GV 6:15
GV Maroon vs GV Purple @ GV 7:30 B Redwings off
B Flames vs GV Blue @Bots 6:15
After-School Event Guidelines
Watch Dog -- WE NEED VOLUNTEERS
Also if there is snow on the ground and your child does not have boots or snow pants, then they will be asked to stay on the blacktop. In order to play in the snow, they will need boots and snow pants.
We have had a lot of students arriving late. Tardies start at 8:40 and will be tracked. If your child comes in after the class did the lunch count, then they will automatically get PB&J as their lunch choice. Lunch counts will not be finalized until after 8:40. If you know your child is going to be late, then please call in the tardy and select your child's lunch choice to ensure that they can get another choice. Our lunch counts are becoming very lopsided and we need to ensure that the children are getting the choice that they signed up for. Also we need our students on time for school!!
Kroger and Grandview
We received over $100 from Kroger from our last reporting. Thank you to all of you who have added Grandview to your account. Though know that it is never too late to sign-up and join!!! So shop away, Grandview is benefitting from your grocery shopping!
To Use the Kroger Community Rewards Program:
Simply encourage your participants to visit http://www.kroger.com. Once logged into their Kroger account they can search for Friends of Grandview either by name or TH003 and then click Enroll. New users will need to create an account which requires some basic information, a valid email address and a rewards card.
*Customers must have a registered Kroger rewards card account to link to your organization.
*If a member does not yet have a Kroger rewards card, please let them know they are available at the customer service desk at any Kroger
REMEMBER, purchases will not count for your organization until after your participants register their rewards card.
Participants must swipe their registered Kroger rewards card or use the phone number that is related to their registered Kroger rewards card when shopping for each purchase to count.
Bookflix for Grandview Families
The Michigan eLibrary did not renew their subscription to Bookflix. We found great value in this site for our children. Therefore, Grandview purchased a school subscription that allows teachers and students to use the following username and password to access Bookflix at home and at school. Please feel free to use this at home. The link is as follows.....
There is a link on the Library symbaloo and will be putting a link under the student links on the Clarenceville website.
If you click on the apple and book in the top right corner, it takes you to a Resources and Tools page where you can search for books, search by themes, running times and grade levels.
This is another way to engage your students with their learning at home.
Do not rely on just the office for transportation changes. It is important that you also put it in writing in an email to the teacher. If you alert the teacher and the office, chances are better that the message is delivered accurately. We have so many transportation changes at the end of the day that makes us uneasy that a mistake could occur. Please do not make a change after 3:00!!
Volunteering at School
Lunch Menu -- This week is Week #2
MENU CHANGE -- Friday will be Green Eggs and Ham to honor Dr. Seuss. There is no 2nd choice. Though there will be Peanut Butter and Jelly.
Important Dates and Upcoming Dates
February 25: Little Caesar's Pizza Kit Orders
February 26: Math Night at Grandview with Botsford - 5:30-7:30 - Dinner will be served, as well as, prizes and fun!!
Last day to order a yearbook!!
February 28: March is Reading Month Calendar and Letter coming home
March 1st: March is Reading Month Kick-off - Celebrate Dr. Seuss' b-day - wear your red and white or dress up as your favorite Dr. Seuss character. Kick-off assembly
March 4th-8th: Book Fair Week -- shop during library, lunch hour or milk and bookies on the 6th
March 6th: Pizza Kit pick-up from 4-6:00
Milk and Bookies -- 6-8:00 pm
March 7th: Fire Drill, RS Savers
Grandview Restaurant Night at MOD Pizza at 13229 Middlebelt from 4-8:00
March 11th: Variety Show Dress Rehearsal
March 12th: Spring Pictures
March 13th: 1st Principal Breakfast for our Polite Grandview Students.
Variety Show @ 6 pm