The Lion's Share Newsletter
From the Desk of Mr. Miller:
As always, I hope you are all well! It is hard to think that this will be the last newsletter for a few months as we begin to end this unprecedented year.
I have been reflecting on this year and what it all entailed. We started the year later than usual, taught students both online and in-person at the same time, went fully remote for a short time, went to asynchronous Mondays and then back again to a 5 day school week, before wrapping up the last quarter with most of our online students returning to the building. I have never had a more difficult year in my 20 years serving students. I would like to recognize our teachers for their work, flexibility, and time. Our teachers have gone above and beyond even more so this year, and I really mean it when I say we have the best staff around. As for all of you, our Grant families, I know this year has also been difficult on you and your families for all the reasons mentioned above. I would like to thank you from the bottom of my heart for your understanding, your grace, your encouragement, and your support. You have all done a tremendous job and I appreciate you.
As for what next fall will bring, I'm still unsure. As we learn more from D11 and El Paso County Health, I will send out updates to all of you as we approach the start of the year. My personal hope is that we will at least be able to have our families and volunteers return to our building. That is one thing that we all miss...seeing you here in classrooms, at events, and helping out.
I sincerely hope that you will find some time this summer to rest, relax, and catch your breath, even if only for a short time. I hope you find time for family and friends and share some much needed laughter together. Although it will be summer break, please know that I will still be available to all of you at any time. You can always email me or message me through Dojo or Facebook if you have any questions or are in need of something.
I would like to wish our 5th graders and their families the absolute best as they transition into middle school next year. I hope that Grant has been great for your student during their time here. I know that we have enjoyed learning alongside with your student(s). I wish you all the very best as you begin your new adventures.
Make it a great one and thank you,
Principal, Grant Elementary
Kindergarten Registration / Enrollment Info
Enrollment: Just a friendly reminder that if you already have a Lion here at Grant, you do not need to enroll/re-enroll! We will see your Lion here in August. However, if you plan on moving to a new school, you will need to contact Tammy Roth in the front office to disenroll.
Summer Meet Your Teacher
The meetings will take place either virtually or in-person at your home...it will be your choice! Please be on the lookout for the invitations coming home soon!
Capturing Kids' Hearts National Showcase School
Skate City Summer Membership Cards
Get Your Pizza Palz!
Returning Your Device
- Please check over your student's device prior to returning the device so there are no surprises when IT checks each device for damages
- Please wipe down/clean devices as best as possible prior to returning the device
- iPads with a black case (7th generation) will cost $294 to replace and missing/damaged chargers are $16.00
- iPads with a blue case (6th generation) will cost $235 to replace and missing/damaged chargers are $16.00
- Chromebooks will cost $240 to replace and missing/damaged chargers are $40.00
- Please note that if there is minor damage to any device, costs may be reduced significantly to repair the minor damage
If you have any questions at all regarding your device, please contact Mrs. Baldwin, our LTE, at 719.328.5724 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Fun Pictures from April!
This Lion was hanging out on a beautiful Colorado day!
These 3rd graders used teamwork and collaboration to complete their STEAM project!
The 3rd grade team rocked their neon for retro day during our Spirit Week!
Mismatch day brought a lot of laughter and fun!
This 2nd grader was explaining and tracking Grant's energy usage data that they have been collecting all month.
Mr. Noffsinger rewarded this Lion by taking some time to race! This Lion earned some Lion Time for showing her excellent R.O.A.R. behavior!
Important April Events:
Monday, May 3: Mann MS Open House for 5th Graders 5:00
Wednesday, May 5: NEHS party on the front lawn 2:30-4:15
Sunday, May 9: Mother's Day
Tuesday, May 11: PTA Meeting via WebEx 6:00
Thursday, May 13: NEHS Induction 5:30
Thursday, May 20: 5th Grade Student Drive-Thru Promotion 2:45-3:45
Friday, May 21: Last Day of School
Monday, May 31: Memorial Day