Dear GMS Community,
Our 6th graders are off at camp having a great time! Seventh and 8th grade students are “holding down the fort” very nicely. In fact, I am amazed at the devotion to their learning. In every classroom I visit, I see students reading, writing, collaborating, and creating. Thank you for sending such hard working students to us each day!
As we near the end of our first nine weeks, please be reminded that Katie Pack is scheduling parent conferences for parents who have a concern they would like to discuss with their child’s teachers. Please email Mrs. Pack at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone her at 614-718-8613 to determine which times on November 2nd and November 9th are available. Team leaders may also be contacted to schedule a conference.
Next week, our students are honoring the victims of Sandy Hook Elementary by participating in “Say Something” week. On Wednesday, students are encouraged to wear green, and wristbands will be for sale in early November. Look for announcements on our webpage and in the weekly update.
Beginning October 19th, the Student Council is sponsoring a “Pink Out” to create awareness for Breast Cancer. Students should wear pink on Wednesday, the 25th and are encouraged to support the SC in a fund raiser for the American Cancer Society. Pink wristbands will be for sale at lunch starting on the 19th and ending at the end of the month.
It’s obvious from these two initiatives plus the Principal’s Advisory Council’s drive to support hurricane victims that you are not only raising children who value their education but also children who understand the importance of serving others. Thank you for all you do.
Have a wonderful weekend!
PRINCIPAL’S MESSAGEThe Grizzell community is amazing and so generous! As of today, we have raised $5900 to donate to victims of recent hurricanes. A special thanks goes out to our PTO for their support with the photobooth and the snacks AND to Mr. Hounshell for being willing to kiss the pygmy goat! In the coming days, we will be donating $3900 to the American Red Cross and $2000 to the First Baptist Church of Immokalee who will give $1000 each to two families in Florida with Dublin connections who lost everything in Hurricane Harvey. Thank you for caring about all of the victims of these devastating storms.
Parent conferences are around the corner! Fall dates are November 2nd and November 9th. Please contact our guidance secretary, Katie Pack at 614-718-8613 or email@example.com or your child’s team leader to schedule a time if you have a concern. If you would like to learn more about using Schoology at home to support your child, Laura Tucker, our Technology Support Teacher, will be available to meet individually with parents. Please email her at firstname.lastname@example.org to set up a time on either evening to meet and get your Schoology questions answered.
I’m looking forward to seeing many of our students and their families tomorrow for the DJHS Homecoming parade and tailgate. Please sign up below if you plan to participate in the tailgate. We want to make sure we have plenty of food!
During the days immediately following Hurricanes Harvey and Irma and now Maria, our students approached me and asked, “What are we going to do to help the victims?” Time and time again, our kiddos show their heart for service and they have done it again with this request.
As a result of the students’ concerns, the Principal Advisory Council (PAC) selected five ways that GMS could raise money to support the effort. I followed up by creating a google form and had the entire student body vote on which of the 5 they wanted to host. The winners of the vote were a charity dance and wristband sale. Since we already had a canteen on our calendar for September 29th, the PAC decided to combine the two into one BIG event.
On Friday, September 29th students are invited to attend the “Make A Change” canteen from which all profits will benefit hurricane victims. At the special canteen, students will be able to pet Mr. Hohman’s pigmy goats, participate in a cake walk, take photos with their friends in a photo booth, play in the game room, hang out with friends in the library, watch a movie, purchase pizza and other snacks, AND purchase a #CeltsThatCare Make a Change wristband. The suggested donation to enter the dance is $5 but any amount will be accepted. Additionally, food and participation in the photo booth, cake walk and raffle will cost $1 or $2 per activity to be paid the night of the canteen. Our goal is to raise $5000.
If you haven’t already done so, please mark your calendars for the 29th. Tickets will go on sale at lunch on Wednesday, the 27th and donations can be made through Tuesday, October 3rd. Thank you for sending such caring, generous children to Grizzell. They make a difference each day within the walls of our school and acts like the charity dance will make a difference for those who are in need across the US and Caribbean.
Dear GMS Community:
I’m looking forward to a great turnout for our #JJStrong blood drive this Sunday, September 17th from 10AM-3PM. Please check the link below for available times to donate. Our goal is 125 pints. I think we can do it!
CLICK HERE to schedule an appointment.
Mark your calendars for the GMS/KMS tailgate at the home DJHS football game on Friday, September 22nd. The event is sponsored by the PTO in coordination with the Jerome FB boosters. It looks like a great opportunity to have fun, enjoy dinner with your friends, and support the Celtic community! Details for the event are listed below. I’ll see you there!