2018-2019 School Year: Volume 18: Week of January 14, 2019
Be the Best YOU at Grandview!!!
Half-Way Point........Where is my Child??
With the New Year comes hope and excitement. At school, it means checking students’ progress and making necessary adjustments to help improve their learning. In the next couple of weeks, the second marking period ends, NWEA winter assessment begins, DIBELS, CCR, DRA, assessments will be administered, and report cards come home. These acronyms are reading and comprehension assessments to help us measure how our students are progressing.
As always, if you have any question on how your students’ are progressing please contact your teacher or myself at the school. Even though there are not winter conferences, you can always reach out to your child's learning and have conversations about their learning.
Though, you can also start to gain your own knowledge. I came across this great site, https://parents.grps.org/, that was put together by Grand Rapids Public Schools. If you scroll down, you will come across a section called literacy milestones separated for each grade. I strongly encourage you to look at your child's grade level and do a self-assessment to reflect as to where your child is. It also helps you identify skills that you can work with your child at home. Remember reading is a daily at-home expectation each evening. Check out what research shows if your child reads 20 minutes at home.
Thank you for your continued support at home!
Your Proud Principal,
Melissa Carruth, Ed.S
ANOTHER WEEK OF FUN AND LEARNING!
3rd grade descriptive writers!!!
Read to Someone
2nd graders partner informational reading. Trying to find new information about a topic
3rd Grade Mathematicians
3rd graders using arrays and repeated addition to practice multiplication facts!
Grandview Movie Night
Spirit Day Friday's
Watch Dog -- WE NEED VOLUNTEERS
If you are interested in volunteering for this program, please contact the office or Ms. V, our Student Support Coach, at firstname.lastname@example.org. We would like to start the program the 1st of the year.
We have had a lot of students arriving late. Tardies start at 8:40 and will be tracked. If your child comes in after the class did the lunch count, then they will automatically get PB&J as their lunch choice. Lunch counts will not be finalized until after 8:40. If you know your child is going to be late, then please call in the tardy and select your child's lunch choice to ensure that they can get another choice. Our lunch counts are becoming very lopsided and we need to ensure that the children are getting the choice that they signed up for. Also we need our students on time for school!!
Kroger and Grandview
We have collected $7.83 from August to October (we are newly established in Mid October so the collection is from half a month).
We have 21 families registered! Though I know we can have more!!! So please sign-up. Guidelines are below!!
To Use the Kroger Community Rewards Program:
Simply encourage your participants to visit http://www.kroger.com. Once logged into their Kroger account they can search for Friends of Grandview either by name or TH003 and then click Enroll. New users will need to create an account which requires some basic information, a valid email address and a rewards card.
*Customers must have a registered Kroger rewards card account to link to your organization.
*If a member does not yet have a Kroger rewards card, please let them know they are available at the customer service desk at any Kroger
REMEMBER, purchases will not count for your organization until after your participants register their rewards card.
Participants must swipe their registered Kroger rewards card or use the phone number that is related to their registered Kroger rewards card when shopping for each purchase to count.
Bookflix for Grandview Families
The Michigan eLibrary did not renew their subscription to Bookflix. We found great value in this site for our children. Therefore, Grandview purchased a school subscription that allows teachers and students to use the following username and password to access Bookflix at home and at school. Please feel free to use this at home. The link is as follows.....
There is a link on the Library symbaloo and will be putting a link under the student links on the Clarenceville website.
If you click on the apple and book in the top right corner, it takes you to a Resources and Tools page where you can search for books, search by themes, running times and grade levels.
This is another way to engage your students with their learning at home.
Do not rely on just the office for transportation changes. It is important that you also put it in writing in an email to the teacher. If you alert the teacher and the office, chances are better that the message is delivered accurately. We have so many transportation changes at the end of the day that makes us uneasy that a mistake could occur. Please do not make a change after 3:00!!
Volunteering at School
Now is the time to turn in all of the Box Tops you have saved over the summer including all of the Back to School Bonus Box Tops. Please send them to school in a baggie and give them to your child’s teacher. The class will the most Box Tops collected will win a prize!
WE ARE LOOKING FOR A BOX TOPS VOLUNTEER!
Please let the office know if you can volunteer your time to count Box Tops. THANK YOU!