January 13, 2023
As part of our school emergency plan, Granville Elementary School has a Go-Bucket in every classroom. The Go-Buckets include essential safety supplies in the event there is a building lockdown and can also be used in other emergency situations, such as severe weather. We would appreciate any assistance in gathering the necessary items to create new Go-Buckets and to replenish items based on expiration dates and use. A list of items and quantities can be found here. Use the same link to sign up to donate. The items can be turned into the office for collection. If you have any questions about the items, please feel free to contact Tracy Stewart, assistant principal, at [email protected]. We will keep the sign up open till January 31, 2023. Thank you in advance for considering!
Have a great weekend!
GES SCHOOL NEWS
ACE LEADER TRAIT FOR THE WEEK
Blue Ace Leaders invite new friends to join them at recess.
GIRLS BASKETBALL YOUTH NIGHT
Granville Varsity Girls Basketball is hosting its first ever Youth Night on Wednesday, January 25th from 6:00 - 8:30 pm in the high school gym. All Granville girls from grades K-8 will get in free to the game vs. Utica High School, and the coaching staff, players, and parents have been working hard to make this a fun night for girls of all ages. The event starts at 6:00, where girls can get a team photo autographed by the Varsity girls, and then it will continue until 8:30 with the game, contests, raffles, prizes, and activities. The GHS Pep Band will also be in attendance to bring the energy. Click here for more info. Please reach out to Coach Moore at [email protected] with any questions!
ACE LEADERS FOR THE MONTH OF DECEMBER
A Blue Ace Leader at GES is respectful, responsible, and safe. Blue Ace leaders also exemplify our essential Portrait of a Graduate traits. At the end of every month a student from each classroom is chosen to be recognized for consistently demonstrating one of the Portrait of a Graduate traits. For the month of December, we recognized students who were demonstrating critical thinking. Click here to see a list of the Blue Ace Leaders for December. Congratulations to this month's leaders!
WHEN YOUR CHILD DOES NOT FEEL WELL
If you suspect your child is ill, please keep them home long enough to determine if they are ill. Students must be fever, vomit and diarrhea free for 24 hours without fever reducing medication before returning to school. Children are not only considered contagious during this time but their immunity may also be down, and they are at risk for picking up other illnesses. Please do not send children to school with a questionable rash, illness, or injury that needs to be evaluated. These concerns need to be addressed by your child’s primary care provider who is licensed to diagnose illnesses and injuries.
PAX TOOLS PARENT PROGRAM
PAX Tools are a collection of nine evidence-based strategies to improve cooperation
and self-regulation with children and youth. The tools draw on decades of science to create strategies that support parents, youth workers and caring adults to create a nurturing environment that helps kids thrive. This wonderful program is for all parents with children of all ages and is based on the evidenced based PAX Good Behavior Game. Click here for more information.
Registration for the 2023-2024 school year will be February 21-24. All registration will be completed online. Click here for more information.
STRATEGY OF THE MONTH
This month students will practice progressive muscle relaxation as their calm down strategy. I will review the strategies that they have learned each month as well. Click here for a visual model.
CLASSROOM LESSONS IN JANUARY
- Kindergarten: This month kindergarten students will complete lesson 5 from our “Too Good for Drugs” program. The focus is on building relationships with others. They will discuss the characteristics of a good friendship and practice “I” messages: “I feel____ when you________.”
- First Grade: Students will participate in lesson 5 from our “Too Good for Drugs” program which focuses on relationships with others. Students will compare healthy and unhealthy qualities in a friendship. They will also play a game as a class to reinforce aspects of positive friendships.
- Second Grade: This month we will focus on lesson 5 from our “Too Good for Drugs” program. The topic is on building relationships with others. Students will discuss qualities of good friendships, how friends can help, and how to keep friendships.
- Third Grade: This month students will focus on the skill of active listening. They will learn why listening is important and focus on the feelings/perspective of others as well. It is lesson 4 from our “Too Good for Drugs” program.
Please let me know if you have any questions regarding your child through email at [email protected] or calling (740) 587-8102.
For the 2022-2023 school year, lunches at school will cost $3.00. This includes entrée, fruit, vegetable, and milk/ water. Families will need to add money to the child's online lunch account to pay for lunches. Individual milk or water is $.50. If anyone is need of assistance in purchasing lunches, please complete this form.
All absences need to be reported to the GES office as soon as possible. If you know in advance your child is going to be absent, please be sure to contact the GES office. It is not the responsibility of the teacher to do so. If you wish to email the teacher, please copy that email to [email protected] or call the absence line at 740-587-8102. We also accept the old fashioned, hand-written notes.
The Granville K-6 PTO will hot regular meetings mostly on the third Tuesday of each month. Meetings will rotate between the two buildings and between morning and evening sessions. All K-6 parents are invited to join. Contact the PTO members directly at [email protected] if you have any questions. A schedule of meeting times and locations can be found here.
VOLUNTEERING AT GES
All volunteers must complete the Volunteer Training Program found here prior to volunteering in the school, on field trips, or in another capacity. Contact your child's teacher or the GES office with any questions.
January 16- NO SCHOOL
January 17- PTO Meeting (9:30 AM, GES)
January 24-26: Terra Nova Testing (2nd, 3rd)
February 3: Jump Rope for Heart Kickoff
February 10: Valentine Fun Day
February 13-16: Winter Conferences
February 17, 20: No School
February 21-24: Kindergarten Registration
February 21: PTO Meeting (6:30 PM, GIS)
March 2: 2nd Grade Concert (6:00 PM, GHS)