Mr. Graves' Weekly Update
August 28th, 2023
Routines that stick
Little habits make a big difference in the kind of day you and your youngster have. Here are things each of you could do to create routines for smooth days. Your child can: Make a picture chart of what he/she needs to do every morning, afternoon, and evening. He/she might draw a backpack as a reminder to show you papers he/she brings home. A picture of a violin could prompt him/her to practice his/her instrument. You can: Have him/her go to bed in time to get 9–11 hours of sleep and to eat a healthy breakfast in the morning. Set aside downtime after a busy day (perhaps 20 minutes when he/she gets home) so he/she will be recharged for homework, chores, and family time.
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School Meal Balance Update
Due to excessive negative meal balances across the District, all Gahanna-Jefferson schools will be reinstating a previously used meal charge policy. Starting Sept. 5, 2023, any student with more than five lunch charges this school year will receive a substitute meal in the cafeteria. At the elementary level this means accounts with more than $13.75 in negative charges and at the middle and high school levels, this includes accounts that have accrued more than $15 in debt. The substitute breakfast will consist of a breakfast bar, fruit and milk and the substitute lunch will include a cheese (turkey for dairy substitute) sandwich, fruit and milk.
Families will receive a phone call and/or email starting with the second negative charge to alert you of the deficit in your student's account.
If you need to add funds to your student’s account, you can do so through the Infinite Campus Parent Portal or with a check or cash. Additionally, if you think your family would qualify for free or reduced meals, you can apply via the Infinite Campus Parent Portal, print a paper application from the District website or fill out a paper application found in the office at each building. Any student that is approved for free or reduced lunch for the 2023-24 school year will receive a regularly menued meal. Families with a negative balance from a previous school year will be contacted by the District office to ensure full payment by the end of the 2023-24 school year.
Eager Engineers and Eager Artists After School Program at Goshen Lane
Register your child to participate in Eager Engineers or Eager Artists here at Goshen Lane. Eager Engineer classes are held Wednesday September 13 thru December 6 from 2:35 to 3:35. Eager Artists classes are held Thursday September 28 thru December 7 from 2:35 to 3:35. See the flyer for more information.
Upcoming at Goshen Lane
- September 2: Whit's Frozen Custard Fundraiser for Goshen Lane Elementary
- September 4: Labor Day (No School)
- September 8: PTA Dine Out at City Barbecue (11:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.)
- September 12: PTA Meeting (7:00 p.m.)
- September 25: Teacher Professional Development Day (no school for students)
- September 26: Parent Teacher Conference Night