Greater Heights Academy - 9/16/21

News From the Nest

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1/2 Day Thur. Sept. 23rd - Early Dismissal at 11:30 A.M.

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Parent /Teacher Conferences -Thur. Sept. 23rd 4:00 - 8:00

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No School Friday September 24, 2021 - Staff Professional Development Day

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1/2 Day Thur. Sept. 23, 2021 - Early Dismissal at 11:30 A.M.

We will be having a half day / early dismissal next Thursday September 23, 2021 @ 11:30.


Bag lunches will go home with all scholars.


Busses will run as normal starting at 11:30


Thank you for supporting this as our Teachers will be preparing for the Parent / Teacher conferences that night.


Attendance is very important on this day and we look forward to seeing everyone at school and at the conferences that night.


Thank you for being the world to our scholars, we look forward to working with every one of you throughout your scholars' educational journey here at GHA.


In partnership with you,

Richard K. Thompson (Mr. T) & The dedicated Team of GHA

thompsonr@greaterheightsacademy.org

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Parent / Teacher Conferences -Thursday Sept. 23, 2021 4:00 - 8:00

Dear GHA Families,


We are looking forward to seeing you at our Parent / Teacher Conferences -Thursday Sept. 23, 2021 4:00 - 8:00.


Below please find some brilliant information to help make your time the most productive for You and your Scholars Teacher.


Parent-Teacher Conference Checklists

Before the conference

  • Ask your child how she feels about school.
  • Ask your child if there is anything that he wants you to talk about with his teacher.
  • Tell your child that you and the teacher are meeting to help her.
  • Make a list of topics that you want to talk about with the teacher.

Prepare a list of questions such as:
1. What are my child's strongest and weakest subjects?
2. Does my child hand homework in on time?
3. Does my child participate in class?
4. Does my child seem happy at school?
5. What can I do at home to help?


During the conference

  • Be on time (or early) for the meeting.
  • End the meeting on time. Other parents will probably have a conference after yours.
  • Relax and be yourself.
  • Stay calm during the conference.
  • Ask the most important questions first.
  • If your child receives special services such as English classes, ask about your child's progress in those classes.
  • Ask for explanations of anything you don't understand
  • Ask your child's teacher for ways that you can help your child at home.
  • Thank the teacher.

After the conference

  • Talk about the conference with your child.
  • Talk about the positive points, and be direct about problems.
  • Tell your child about any plans you and the teacher created.
  • Keep in touch with the teacher during the school year.

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Reminder - No School Friday September 24, 2021

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Before School Option Begins Monday September 20, 2021 - 7:00 - 7:40 AM

We need your input - please take our SURVEY

Hello GHA Families -

We will have a before-school option to help serve your family in the morning to serve you and your family?


The option to drop off your scholar if needed before school between 7:00 AM - 7:40.


This opportunity is like an insurance policy that lets you drop off your scholar any time after 7:00 A.M.


So if you have an appointment or need to be somewhere you can utilize this option.


It would be free and just another way that we here at Greater Heights Academy serve our families.


Please complete the survey so we can have data to see if this is need for you.


Thank you for being partners with us in your scholars' formation and education.

Please click here to take a 2 question survey for our Before school Opportunity

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GHA excellence and expectations of S.O.A.R.

S = SAFETY MATTERS

O = ON TASK

A = ACT RESPONSIBLY

R = RESPECT

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GHA Newsletters 2021-2022

Please click here to see all the GHA 2021-2022 Newsletters

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Below please find an amazing interactive empowering webpage: The purpose of this Parent’s Guide is to help you increase resilience in yourself as well as in your scholar.

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Have Questions? Contact Us!

Greater Heights Academy is a tuition-free charter school proudly serving K-6 families in Flint. We represent a partnership of scholars, faculty, staff and administration. We are united in our mission to achieve academic success for all scholars through positive family, school and community relationships. Scholars are our first priority. We believe that traditional fundamentals of education must be enhanced to form a solid foundation for our scholars’ futures.

GHA : Volume 21-22, Issue 5