The Grizzette

Week of October 10th- October 14th

Student/Staff Break

October 3-7 is a student and staff break. There will be no classes and campuses will be closed. Enjoy your break!

Report Cards

Report Cards for grades K-5 will be posted in Home Access Center (HAC) on Friday, October 14th after 3PM. Report Cards will not be emailed or printed.

ATTENDANCE

It is important that all student absences be reported to the school in a timely manner. Please use ONE of the following methods to report the absence.


- Call the attendance line at 281-641-5019 or

- Email the attendance specialist at deirdre.hemsing@humbleisd.net or

- Complete the online absence form that can be found here.


If your student has visited a doctor while they were absent then please make sure to send in a signed/stamped doctors note within 48 hours of their return to school.


For more information about attendance please click here.

Grizzly Gold Away

We completed our 1st Grizzly Gold Away drawing! Thank you parents for your support! Our next Grizzly Gold Away drawing will take place in December. Please check out our Amazon Wishlist for our 2nd Grizzly Gold Away.

Wise Wednesday Parent Clips

Do you have a career in the Business and Industry Endorsement? We need your help! Our 2nd 9 weeks College, Career, and Military Readiness focus will be on Careers in the Business and Industry Endorsement area. Careers in the area of Business and Industry include:

*Entrupenuers or Small Business Owners

*Accounting, Finance & Marketing

*Architecture & Construction

*Transportation & Logistics

*Welding, Electricians, Heating and Air Conditioning Technicians


  1. Visit this link https://flip.com/581c5300

  2. Login with your Microsoft,Google, or create a Flipgrid account

  3. Click on the endorsement related to your career.

  4. Record your video in FlipGrid or login to flip grid and upload your video. Videos must be 2 minutes or less.

Parents, if you work in the field of Business and Industry we need your HELP! Please record a brief flipgrid clip about your job for us to show during Den Time on October 19th to introduce our students to the Business and Industry Career Endorsement. Login to Flipgrid with Microsoft, Google, or create an account. We can't wait to see your clips!

September Student of the Week

Kaylee Soliz has been selected as our September PE student of the month!!! Kaylee is a 4th grade student in Ms. Laygan's class. She is an excellent athlete who works very hard and displays great sportsmanship. Kaylee has a wonderful attitude and sets an amazing example for other students to follow. She is an absolute pleasure to have in class. Way to go Kaylee!!!

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No Place for Hate

Groves Elementary is a No Place for Hate Designee campus. Our students and staff signed the Resolution of Respect in their classrooms last week during Hello Week. We invite parents to sign our virtual Resolution of Respect.
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Book Fair is Coming!

It will start October 17th to October 28th. Students will shop during their library specials time/day. Family night is October 17th from 4:30pm to 7:30pm. Remember, our Book Fair is CASHLESS. Only eWallet or credit cards are accepted. Please the GE Library webpage for all the information. Watch your child's folder after our break for more Book Fair details.

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Bus Information

Please make sure your student knows their route number. To find their route number visit here:

https://www.infofinderi.com/ifi/?cid=HI04616239308

October Lunch Menu

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Food Delivery for Students

Just a reminder that students are not allowed food deliveries by outside vendors (Door Dash, Uber Eats, etc.) or directly from a restaurant. We welcome parents to drop off lunch in the front atrium. Thank you!

Lunch Schedule

See below for a link to the lunch schedule. This staggered lunch schedule will allow students to have more time to eat their meals without rushing.

Lunch Visitors

Lunch visitors will begin Tuesday, September 6.


You may sit at the tables in the hallway on main street, high tables, or outside at the picnic tables by the garden.


Students may not invite friends to sit with them and adults may only eat with their own child at the designated guest tables.


**Please be sure to bring proper identification to be checked in.

Birthday Treats

Please contact your child's teacher to set up dropping off of birthday treats. They can be dropped off at the front office. Please make sure it is a store bought item confirmed with your teacher in case of allergies. Individually wrapped is recommended. No goodie bags, gifts or balloons will be accepted. Ice cream can be purchased from the cafeteria. This must be done in advance and the form can be found on our website.

Credit by Exam

Below please find information regarding the Fall 2022 Credit By Exam for Acceleration registration and testing dates/deadlines. Additional communication will be sent out in January for spring testing registration.


Registration:
Parents complete Credit By Examination Registration Form and give it to your student's Counselor before the desired testing window deadline.



Fall Testing

October 17-21, 2022

Registration Deadline September 30, 2022


Spring Testing

March 6-10, 2023
Registration Deadline February 14, 2023

Summer Testing
June 5-8, 2023
July 10-13, 2023
Registration Deadline May 5, 2023

PTO CORNER

Stacey's Sweets Fundraiser

We're teaming up with Stacey's Sweets for a Cookie Bomb Spirit Sale. Preorder at grovespto.com from 10/10 - 10/24 and we'll deliver to your student on 10/28. If you'd like to purchase cookies to treat some of the Groves staff and teachers, we'll deliver those too!

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Party Fees

We are missing over 400 party fees and need these in order to start planning Please pay party fees between now and October12th. The grade that has the most fees collected will get popsicles!! For families new to the Groves, each class will participate in seasonal parties in their classrooms. We do not ask for donations of food, drinks, crafts, games or prizes at party time...instead we ask parents to contribute $15 per child at the beginning of the year and let room parents do the rest! Party fees can be paid at grovespto.com
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2022 Halloween Extravaganza

Save the date for our 1st Annual Halloween Extravaganza on Friday, October 21st from 6-9 pm. We will open up registration for trunk or treat time slots on Monday, October 10th at 7 pm. While time slots are required for trunk or treating, you're welcome to visit the food and dessert trucks and our spooky tunnel at any time! This is a free event for all Groves students and their siblings, but to help us out, we'll be collecting candy donations October 10th to the 21st during morning drop off from 7:30 to 8 am.

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Holiday Market

We are looking for vendors for our 4th Annual Holiday Market! Email Jacqueline at grovesptoholidaymarket@gmail.com for more info!!

Theater Program Interest Form

We are thrilled to announce that Groves After School Theatre will be coming back!!!! This year Groves Theatre will be open to ALL grades and we count be more excited! If your student is interested in participating in the Groves After School Theatre program, please fill out this interest form. The purpose of this form is simply to get an approximate count of how many students are interested in participating in theatre. This information will help determine how many days a week to offer theatre and the best way to divide students into groups.


PLEASE NOTE: This is not a sign-up to participate. This is an interest form only. A sign-up form with more details, including the days and times we will meet, will be sent later.


If you have any questions please reach out to Mary Ann Lepley at grovestheatrearts@gmail.com


https://forms.gle/BiwVkpAaN3Y5PB3t5

Spirit Shop

We still have plenty of spirit shop options available at grovespto.com. Everything in stock is here and can be delivered to classrooms. Check out what's available - this year's selections are amazing!!

Become a PTO Volunteer

We love our volunteers and are always looking for new helpers! If you'd like to be informed of any and all volunteer opportunities at GE, please fill out the google form below to receive email notifications. Remember, you'll need to complete the volunteer application at https://www.humbleisd.net/volunteer before coming to help. Thank you all for supporting our school!

Google form: https://forms.gle/kSniWcY1SbbEUxB58

Membership Dues

We are still collecting membership dues as well. The simple act of joining the PTO provides instant financial support for our students! It's also a great way to stay informed about what's happening at school while connecting with other parents in meaningful ways. If you pay both your dues AND party fees by October 12th, you will be eligible for a drawing to win a free spirit shop shirt and local gift card! Dues can be paid at grovespto.com

Spirit Sticks

PTO will be selling spirit sticks every Friday at 7:30 am in the front of the school. Cash only please!

Birthday Marquee

Birthday messages for the front marquee can be purchased at grovespto.com. Please purchase by the 20th of the month before your child's birthday. For example, September birthday messages must be ordered by August 20th.

Stock the Lounge

We love finding ways to spoil our Groves teachers and staff! Please help us stock the teacher's lounge. Donations can be placed in the bin inside the entryway of the school that's marked PTO. Thank you so much!! Sign up here:

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e054baca92fa7fd0-stock2

Daily Art Studio Helpers

Our fabulous art teacher, Ms. Kris (Yetter), needs some help transitioning in between grade periods in the mornings. Please sign up for a time slot (or more) to help her set up and clean up her room.

You MUST fill out the PTO / Volunteer Background check for Humble ISD for the new school year available here: https://www.humbleisd.net/volunteer

An approval email can take up to 72 hours to receive.


Please consider signing up here: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080549aaac2ba1f58-daily

Thank You to Our Sponsors

Thank you to the Goddard School of Lake Houston & Smile Big Pediatric Dentistry for continuing to support our school! We appreciate you!!