Bulldog Bulletin

February 3 - 7

National School Counseling Week

This week is National School Counseling Week! Thank you to our school counselors, Ms. Copp & Mrs. Murray for all that they do to support our students, faculty, parents, and school community!

Together We: Learn, Grow, Lead

Grange Hall Families,


We had another busy week at GHES!

  • Our 5th graders put on an amazing winter program for both students and their families on Wednesday.
  • We recognized grades K, 1, 3 & 4 for demonstrating Bulldog Pride at our quarterly assemblies on Thursday and Friday.
  • We officially made it to the half-way point of the school year.


Thank you to everyone who donated AAA batteries for our classroom transformation kits. We can't wait to share with teachers during their February professional development day!


New Business:

  • Community Budget Meeting: Feb. 3 from 6:30-8 p.m.: Matoaca District meeting at Cosby High School, located at 14300 Fox Club Parkway
  • PTA Skate Night - Wednesday, Feb. 5 6:30-8:30 pm
  • Chick-fil-A spirit day for GHES - all day (let them know you are from GHES)
  • Valentine's Day - we do allow students to exchange Valentine's on Feb. 14. Non-food items such as pencils, stickers, etc. are allowed. Class lists will be shared by your child's teacher.
  • The Office of Family and Community Engagement is hosting a Middle School Transition Fair on February 20, between 6:30 p.m. and 8:15 p.m at CTC@Hull St. This fair is for families navigating into and through the middle school years. A keynote presentation and breakout sessions will be the format. Dr. David Elena will deliver the keynote based on his experiences as a school principal, administrator, teacher and father and share insights and information into the ever-changing adolescent mind. Doors will open at 6:00 p.m. to provide attendees time to visit resource and vendor tables and the program will begin at 6:30 p.m. with a keynote presentation, followed by a choice of two breakout sessions. Breakout sessions are designed for families entering sixth grade and current middle school students; recognizing the social, emotional, and physical changes in students; fostering responsible technology habits and Internet safety; and tips on heading to high school, including information on leveling, and specialty centers.


Old Business:

  • Thank you to those parents who have signed up to help out in the cafeteria. We've added additional dates for those of you that can help us out. Cafeteria Volunteers - sign up HERE
  • Parent pick-up

    • We have limited parking available in the afternoon for parent pick-up. Please be mindful that you MUST park in a parking space provided or line-up along the tree line. Please do not block other vehicles in when picking up your child after-school. Doors open at 3:00 pm and all children are signed by 3:15 pm.
    • In addition, we need to remind everyone of the CCPS visitor policy. We appreciate your cooperation in maintaining the safety of our students and families.


With gratitude,

Mrs. Jones

Principal & Lead Learner

Calendar of Events

February 5 - PTA Skate Night - 6:30 pm - Skate-away

February 6 - Chick-fil-A day - All day GHES spirit day

February 13 - Chocolate Galore for Teachers & Staff

February 14 - Valentine's Day; Early Release Day - Teacher PD day; Report cards sent home

February 16 - 23 - Random Acts of Kindness Week

February 17 - School Holiday - Schools closed

February 21 - GHES Dance 6:30 pm

February 26 - Boosterthon kicks-off for students

March 5 - Boosterthon Fun Run


Gifted Referral deadlines are as follows:

  • March 15 - students currently in KG or grade 1

Message from GHES PTA

Old Business:

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0944aea82aa6fe3-chocolate2


We are looking for Volunteers to bring in a variety of Scrumptious Chocolate Dessert items. These items may be store bought or homemade!


You may drop off donations the day before the event (Wednesday, February 12) or the day of the event (Thursday, February 13) before 9:30am that morning. There will be a cart by the front door to place all donations or you may also leave your item at the front office.

The 2nd chance Boosterthon family store is now open. If families or teachers are not sure if they have placed their orders they can do one of 2 things: 1.) search their emails for a confirmation receipt from Booster Spirit Wear or 2.) reach out to Meg Rosenberg directly at ghpta.vpfundraising@gmail.com. The cost is now $6.00 per shirt.


Here is the new link to order shirts:

https://grangehallfunrunfieldday2ndstore.itemorder.com/sale


Families should purchase their child's grade level color shirt first. If families, faculty or staff would like to order additional shirts in other colors, we encourage you to do so.

Thank you.


The GHES Dance (formally known called the Daddy/Daughter dance) will be Friday, February 21st from 6:30 - 8:30 PM. Please join us for a formal “Night Under the Stars!” Students and their guest will enjoy the professional DJ and photographer, crafts, sweet treats & more! RSVP Required by 2/14 per student attending. Please RSVP Here. Links to volunteer and rsvp can also be found on the PTA Webpage. Any questions can be sent to Elizabeth at GHESPTAVPPrograms@gmail.com

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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:


https://www.donorschoose.org/school/grange-hall-elementary-school/33652?active=true

CCPS Transportation

Bus information can be found here.

Grange Hall PTA

GHES PTA website

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