The Grass Valley WAG

Week at a Glance - Family Edition: 10/28 - 11/1

The Grass Valley Way!

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Week at a Glance (WAG)


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  • Grades 3-5: FOSSMap Science Assessment


  • Grades 3-5: FOSSMap Science Assessment
  • Minimum Day for Teacher Planning


    • Grades 3-5: FOSSMap Science Assessment
    • Halloween Parade (Field @ 9am)


    • College Gear Day!
    • Superhero of the Week
    • Coffee with the Principal/Title 1 Meeting/ SELLS Meeting
    • Class Attendance Party
    • Grades 3-5: FOSSMap Science Assessment

    *Community Circle, daily, at 8:30a on the Yard

    Upcoming Dates

    • TBD Make up Picture Day
    • October 29 Earthquake/Fire Drill (@ 9:15a)
    • October 30 Shoo the Flu!
    • October 31 Halloween (Parade @ 9a)
    • November 1 Coffee with the Principal/Title 1 Meeting/ SELLS Meeting (Staff Lounge @ 8:45a)
    • November 1 Attendance Party for Classes with Best Attendance!!!

    Important Reminders

    • Halloween Costumes: no blood/gore, no masks, no weapons, teachers will not facilitate putting on/removal of student costumes
      • Students come dressed in costume/wear it all day

      • Parade @ 9:00am - 3 times around field

      • Students who don’t want to participate can remain in Library
    • Cell Phone Policy Students who bring cell phones to school, must turn them off and leave them in their back pack. If cell phones are found in use at school, students will receive a warning the first time. If a student has a cell phone out again, it will be confiscated by the adult and held in the office until the parent can pick it up.
    • Getting the newsletter online! We'd like to continue sending out the Week at a Glance, but will begin doing so ONLINE ONLY. Please be sure the office has your email address for us to add to the list! We currently have correct emails for about 80 families.
    • Volunteering in Classrooms We cannot do this without you - our families! If you are interested in volunteering in your student's classroom, please check in with the teacher We'd love to have you!
    • Morning Yard Support We are in need of parent volunteers to support with morning recess from 8:15a-8:30a. Please check in with Ms. Beckner or with Coach Colbert if you are interested.

    School Site Council (SSC) Meetings

    Next Meeting:

    Grass Valley Elementary School

    Wednesday, November 20, 2019


    Staff Room

    What is SSC?

    SSC members and attendees work together with the Principal to make determinations about how we will use our budget. The Council regularly reviews site wide data and determines priorities to support our continued growth.

    Everyone is highly encouraged to attend!

    Be on "Kids Say the Darndest Things"

    ABC's "Kids Say the Darndest Things" is coming to the Bay! The Celebrity host, Tiffany Haddish, can't wait to meet the funniest kids our town has to offer!

    Link to the Show:

    Online Casting Application Link:

    If you have any questions, you can reach Anjenee Marion (Casting Assistant) at the Casting Office, 818.666.3606.

    The Grass Valley Way

    Grass Valley Way (Matrix)
    • Be Safe
    • Be Respectful
    • Be Responsible

    We are a PBIS school. All staff/families are expected to use the Grass Valley Way with students. Be sure that you are communicating in a preventative manner, and not a reactionary one, including using an appropriate tone of voice with all students.

    A bit about Ms. Beckner...

    I feel so excited and honored to have the opportunity to lead as a member of the Grass Valley staff! This is such a vibrant and tight knit community and I look forward to continuing to get to know the many facets of it. As you get to know me, you will learn that I am very transparent, so please reach out with questions and communicate your needs, so that I can do everything in my control to support you in meeting the needs of the incredible young people we serve.