Bulldog Bulletin

September 23-27

Message from the Principal

Dear Grange Hall Families,

We decided to change the format of Back-to-School night this year with the goal of bringing our school community together and learning through the eyes of our students. The weather was perfect and our students and teachers did an excellent job of sharing the learning and growing that happens at Grange Hall each day. A special thanks to our community partners, Parkway Baptist and the GHES PTA for providing shuttle service, parking, and food trucks. As both a parent and principal, it meant so much to see our school community come together to enjoy time with families, friends, and to experience school through the eyes of our children.

Attendance was incredible which means that we definitely need to plan for MORE food trucks at future events! Thank you to those who have reached out to provide our leadership team with both positive and constructive feedback on our BTSN. I would like to provide all families with an opportunity to share their experience and offer suggestions to make this event even more meaningful in the future. Please take a moment to complete the survey below:

BTSN Feedback Form 19/20

Thank you for your continued support of our school's vision "Together We: Learn, Grow, Lead."

With Kindness,

Mrs. Jones

Lead Learner

Art & STEAM Donations

Our Art and STEAM teachers are in need of newspapers for their classrooms. Please send in newspapers to either Mrs. P or Mrs. Ballou. Thank you.

Calendar of Events

September 25 - College t-shirt day

September 27 - Wear Green on Friday as part of our participation in the Sandy Hook Promise - Start with Hello Week.

October 2 - Fall Picture Day

October 10 - PTA mtg. 6 pm

October 11 - Early Dismissal for students/Teacher Workday

October 18 - Fall Carnival & Book Fair - 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
October 30 - College T-shirt Day

October 31 - Staff Appreciation - Candy Apple Bar

Gifted Referral Timelines:

  • 5th grade: Sept. 16- Oct. 15
  • 2nd-4th grade: Nov. 18- Dec. 16

Contact Shawn Ondrish, Assistant Principal, with questions.

Chick-Fil-A Nights: Proceeds from our spirit nights go directly to our grade level teams to support their instructional supplies and resources.

9/19 - Special Ed team

10/3 - 3rd grade

11/7 - 4th grade

1/9 - 5th grade

2/6 - 2nd grade

3/5 - 1st grade

4/23 - Kindergarten

Start With Hello Week

Start With Hello 2019 September 23-27, 2019

We have exciting news! GHES is participating with other CCPS schools in the National “Start with Hello” campaign. Your students will be learning about how to notice when other students are not feeling included or welcome. The purpose of this week is to help students feel seen, accepted, safe, included and connected rather than left out, alone invisible, isolated.

3 action steps that your students will be learning

  1. See someone alone - what does that look like?

  2. Reach out and help

  3. Start With “Hello”

As a family, take time this week to discuss what kids can do if they see someone who looks isolated or excluded

  • Sit with them

  • reach out on social media or a text

  • invite them to join you in something

  • Greet others: handshake, fist bump, high five, or a pat on the back

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Transportation 19/20

Transportation Updates:

  • If you have any questions or concerns regarding transportation after 4:00 pm - please contact the transportation department directly at 739-6262. In the event of an emergency, the transportation dept. will be able to contact the school principal.
  • Please remember to send a written note to your child's teacher IF their is a change to their afternoon transportation and/or call the school prior to 2:00 pm to notify the school.
  • MyStop

    • Inactive means the bus is turned off, the GPS is not linked, and/or the bus is outside its window of 15 minutes before/after its route (this is to protect the privacy of the drivers, many of whom take their buses home).

    • When inactive, the app may show a bus at a location near its last location before the transmission period ended.

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Grange Hall PTA

GHES PTA website

CCPS Transportation

Bus information can be found here.

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