THE NUGGET

GRASSY CREEK ELEMENTARY SCHOOL September 6, 2019

NEW SCHOOL TIMES

7:55 am - Students enter the building

8:03 am - All car riders unloaded, door #15 locks

8:05 am - TARDY BELL

2:55 pm - Car Riders dismissed

3:00 pm - Buses load and dismiss


School Office Hours: 7:30 am - 3:30 pm

ATTENDANCE PERCENTAGE 8/26 - 30, 2019

KG 97.50 %

1ST 96.59 %

2ND 97.93 %

3RD 96.55 %

4TH 97.75 %

WHOLE SCHOOL 97.27 %

GRASSY CREEK C.O.R.E. Expectations

CIVILITY

ORDER

RESPECT

EXCELLENCE

LOST AND FOUND

Beginning Monday, Sept. 9th, we will have a continuous Lost & Found table set up in the cafe. All clothing items and lunch boxes that are brought to the clinic as lost items will be set out on the table. Encourage your student to check the table for their items during lunch. Lost jewelry, glasses and other miscellaneous items will be in the office. Identify them and they are yours again!
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PICTURE DAY IS COMING

On September 11th LifeTouch will be at Grassy Creek for picture day! Forms have gone home with your students this week. Look at this year's options and make your package selections. Turn them in to your teacher early or send with your child on Wednesday September 11th. These pictures will be priceless in the years to come.

LEADERS IN ROOM #25

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ART TO REMEMBER PARENT REMINDER

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ROOM #30 GETS FREE BOOKS (THANKS DONORS)

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EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS

Dear Grassy Creek Families,

I wanted to take this opportunity to let you know how excited the Grassy Creek family is about the start of the school year and to share our process for emergency preparedness. In an effort to make sure our students and staff understand and know what to do in the case of emergencies, we plan practice drills throughout the school year. Some of these drills include procedures we practice monthly, like fire drills, and some we practice only a few times during the year, like wind/tornado drills.

We wanted you to be aware of the types of drills that we practice together in the event of a school safety concern so that you can talk with your students about these situations if they should come home with questions.

  • Fire Drills – Students and staff evacuate their classrooms and exit the building. All classrooms report to a designated location outside of the school building. During these drills, cars entering campus will be stopped by staff until our perimeter is clear of students and staff.

  • Wind/Tornado Drills – Students and staff report to designated locations in the building away from large windows and doors with windows. During this drill, our exterior doors will be locked so that all office staff can participate as well.

  • Lockdown Drills – Our buildings are secured internally and externally. Students remain with staff and wait for directions. During these drills, if you visit campus, you may see law enforcement agencies like Warren Police, parked on our campus supporting this practice.

  • Bus Evacuation Drills – Students practice exiting the bus using emergency exits upon arriving to school. During these drills, cars entering campus will be stopped by staff until our perimeter is clear of students and staff.

It is important to note that your student’s focus and cooperation during our drills is paramount. When drills are conducted, all individuals on our campus must participate, and that number can be upwards of 500 people. Paying attention, being alert and following directions allows for the best learning experience during the drills. Please reinforce this at home. Also, please know that if you are in the building when these drills are being practiced, you will be asked to practice with our school.

I appreciate your support and ask that you reach out with any questions.

Christy Merchant, Principal


FRIDAY FUN DAY IN THE CAFE

MCHD Vision Referral Letters

The Marion County Health Dept. vision referral letters from the August vision screening for 1st & 3rd grades and students new to Warren, were sent home on Thursday, Sept. 5, 2019. Please check your child’s backpack for an envelope. If you received this letter, please contact an eye doctor for further examination and take the letter with you to the appointment. Please call the clinic for any questions: 317 532-3105.

IMPORTANT IMMUNIZATION INFORMATION

An exclusion has been set for September 16, 2019! Your student will not be able to attend school if he/she does not have up-to-date immunizations on file at school before September 16th. Letters were sent home and phone calls have been made with your student's specific immunization need(s). Please contact your doctor or the health department as soon as possible. For any questions, call the clinic at 317-532-3105.

Lots of Grassy Creek students participated in summer reading at Marion County Public Libraries. See the list below. Congratulations!

DON'T WRECK THE TECH

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2019-2020 School Calendar

Check out the MSD Warren Township school calendar here!

Staff Contact List

We encourage you to reach out to your child's teacher anytime! Please use this link from our school website to find email addresses and extensions. We want to partner with you!

YMCA Before & After School Care

Are you interested in learning more about the before and after school program offered by the YMCA at Grassy Creek? Click this link to find out details!

IMPORTANT CAR RIDER REMINDERS

Please note that in the mornings you and your student must be in line and unloaded by 8:03 am at door #15. The door will lock automatically at 8:03 am and you will then need to bring your student to the front office for drop off. Any students dropped off at the front office after 8:05 am are considered tardy.

BUS RIDER REMINDERS

Please remember that your student needs to be at their designated bus stop 10 minutes before the expected pick up time. This information is also on page 13 of the student handbook you received when you registered your student. Also as a courtesy please allow 10 minutes after your designated pick up time for the bus to come. Road closures, traffic and weather can affect route times.

10 minutes before and ten minutes after is standard Warren Township procedure.

Kindergarten students MUST be received by an adult at drop off in the afternoon. Any KG student that does not have an adult waiting for them will be transported to Creston by the bus driver. You may pick up your student there.

Questions please ask Ms. Hardin.

LAST CHANCE FOR THE THE 2018/2019 GRASSY CREEK YEARBOOK

We have a few extra Yearbooks that can be purchased in the office for $13. First come, first served.

PTA CORNER

Join the PTA for $7. and receive a discount card.

Next PTA meeting of the school year will be at 6 pm at Grassy Creek on Thursday October 3rd. ALL are invited.


2019/2020 Officers who were recently elected

President Hailey Hilliard

Vice President Jason Shuhilo

Secretary Alana Sheets

Treasurer Ladonia Stivers - Bailey

Teacher Representative Alicia Hilbert


Questions contact PTA President Hailey Hilliard pta.grassycreek@gmail.com

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