The Lion's Share Newsletter

November 2021

From the Desk of Mr. Miller:

Grant Families,

Thank you for taking the time to check out the November edition of our school newsletter! We had such an incredible October with so many great events and I would like to thank all of you for coming out to our first Trunk or Treat! It was a huge success and I saw so many students, families, and staff having a great time! Also, thank you to everyone that came out meet your teacher for Parent/Teacher Conferences and our Title Family Event! Our goal was to meet with 100% of our families and we are super close to reaching that goal. If you have not had your parent/teacher conference, please be on the lookout for another invite from your student's teacher. I also hope you found our circus themed Title Family Event a fun time! It was a couple of fun days had by all!

Parents & guardians, have you considered joining us for a PTA meeting! We would love to hear your thoughts and ideas regarding school events and projects and join our team! We hold all of our PTA meeting in our media center here at Grant each 2nd Tuesday of the month at 6:00 p.m. Our PTA does such an incredible job for our students! They helped to coordinate our APEX fundraiser, our Trunk or Treat, bought the popcorn maker for our Title Family Event...and SO much more! We would love your support and hope you can join us for the November meeting.

Finally, as the weather is quickly changing, you may want to stop by and check out the Lost & Found! There are a number of jackets, coats, and sweatshirts there. We want to ensure your Lion is prepared and warm for the colder days ahead! Speaking of colder days, we always get questions on inclement weather. Please be sure to check out D11's Inclement Weather FAQs here: Along with being notified by D11 of inclement weather days, I will also post updates to delays, closures, and Remote Learning Days on our Facebook page (Grant Elementary Scholl D11) and through the school's Blackboard page via your email address.

Thank you for reading!

Have a great one,

Ryan Miller

Principal, Grant Elementary

November's Capturing Kids' Hearts Focus: Teamwork

Teamwork...when most people think about teamwork, they think about sport teams. However, teamwork is so much more! Many of our parents are firefighters, military, work in food service, work in the medical field, and even in education. We would like to salute all of you for your teamwork in your various fields! As you all know, it takes a team to make life's challenges easier. What does teamwork look like in your home? Do you divide chores to keep your home in order? Do you divide cooking meals or doing the dishes? Teamwork can be something small, but when you are working together, can have mighty results! This month, Grant will be focusing on Teamwork with weekly challenges! We are excited to see how our Lions do with them. Parents & Guardians, if you have a story or picture of teamwork taking place with your Lion, please send them to Mr. Miller! He would love to highlight the teamwork you see taking place! Below, you will find some ways to "Take teamwork home!"
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Hearing & Vision Screening Volunteers Needed

Each year, all D11 elementary schools hold a hearing & vision screening for our students. This year, all grade levels, with the exception of 4th grade, will be tested. Our dates for the hearing and vision screeners are for November 16th-19th. There will be a D11 team here to perform the screener, however, we are in need of 2 volunteers to help on those days! The times are scheduled for 8:00-2:00 each day. If you are interested in helping out, we would love to have you! Please contact our Health Tech, Cassie Goolsby at 328.5716. Thank you!

Student Feature

Here is out latest and greatest student for this month's Student Feature! We are happy to introduce you to Ayanna! Ayanna is a 5th grader that is ready to take over the world and we know she will accomplish great things!

What do you love most about Grant? I love how I feel at home and no matter what teacher I have, I feel like I have family here.

What are you looking forward to as a 5th grader this year? I'm looking forward to our overnight field trip to the museum in Denver. I'm sad that this is my last year here, but I'll be happy to end the year with my friends on the field trip!

What do you think about Capturing Kids’ Hearts: I think it's good because it helps kids and is good for kids. Especially during those times that they need it.

What do you want to be when you grow up? When I grow up, I want to be the President because I want to help change the world and the world can be a healthier place for everyone. That would be the biggest accomplishment of my life!

What’s your favorite subject: My favorite subject is science because it's fun to think about what could happen and what actually happens. It's fun to make predictions and see what happens and to be able to question yourself!

What does it mean to you to be a Grant Lion? To me, it means to be a good person and to stand up for others. To be yourself and to not worry about what others think. Also, to just love everyone in the school, because like I said, it's home here.

Fun Pictures from October!

Important November Events:

Monday, Nov 1: Volleyball 2:30-3:30

Tuesday, Nov 2: Student Council 2:40-3:30, Volleyball 2:30-3:30

Wednesday, Nov 3: NEHS 2:30-3:45

Sunday, Nov 7: Daylight Saving Time Ends

Monday, Nov 8: Boys & Girls Basketball 2:30-3:30

Tuesday, Nov 9: Boys Basketball 2:30-3:30, PTA Meeting 6:00 p.m. in Media Center

Thursday, Nov 11: Veterans Day, Motor Mouth Here, Girls Basketball 2:30-3:30

Monday, Nov 15: Boys Basketball 2:30-3:30

Tuesday, Nov 16: Student Council 2:40-3:30, Girls Basketball 2:30-3:30

Wednesday, Nov 17: Vision & Hearing Screening, Boys Basketball 2:30-3:30, NEHS 2:30-3:45

Thursday, Nov 18: Girls Basketball 2:30-3:30

Monday, Nov 22 - Friday, Nov 26: Thanksgiving Break

Monday, Nov 29: Students Return From Break, Boys Basketball 2:30-3:30

Tuesday, Nov 30: Student Council 2:40-3:30, Girls Basketball Practice 2:30-3:30