GMS NEWS - OCTOBER 6, 2017

PRINCIPAL’S MESSAGE

The 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 pack_katie@dublinschools.net 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 tucker_laura@dublinschools.net to set up a time on either evening to meet and get your Schoology questions answered.


Have a wonderful weekend!

Corinne


HOLIDAY ASSISTANCE

Are you experiencing economic hardship such as: job loss, death of a family member, sudden move, divorce, health issues, or an unexpected emergency? Each year Adopt-a-Family matches local families experiencing a financial or medical crisis with volunteer sponsors from the community seeking to experience the joy of giving. Families receive gifts for their children and a grocery card for a holiday meal.  If you are interested in holiday assistance, the deadline to let your school counselor know is OCTOBER 19th. Applications will NOT be handed out like in year’s past.

 

MAKERSPACE NEEDS

Our MakerSpace is up and rolling!  Thank you to everyone who donated items at the end of last school year. We are stocked with all types of art supplies, colorful paper, paints, and markers. Students are using the space and we are ready to move into phase 2, collecting wood scraps and workshop tools.  If you have either and are willing to donate to our MakerSpace, please contact Mrs. Evans at 614-718-8618 or evans_corinne@dubinschools.net

 

PTO FUNDRAI$ING

Save your BoxTops for Education!  There will be a Labels Drive as part of the March Madness Competition, but don’t wait till then to start saving!  Simply remove complete labels from the product packaging, collect them in a Ziplock bag (with your child’s team number written on it),  then have your student turn it during March Madness.  GMS will ca$h in!  Each label equals money for our school.  Last spring, GMS netted $764 from this program and it was because YOU saved and turned in all these little labels.  THANK YOU and let’s see if we can top last year’s reward!

Kroger Shopping = EA$Y money for GMS

Remember to enroll or RE-ENROLL your Kroger loyalty card to support GMS.  You MUST RE-ENROLL each year, so if you haven’t done it yet, please take the time to do so now.  Between October 31, 2016 and April 30, 2017, GMS received over $450 just because those enrolled bought some groceries. To register your card, go to www.krogercommunityrewards.com.  You will sign in (create an account, if you don’t already have one), search for Grizzell Middle School, click “Enroll”, then save your selection and you’re done!  In less than 10 minutes, you’ll be supporting the school!

 

GIANT EAGLE’S APPLES FOR THE STUDENTS

Shop at Giant Eagle. Scan your Advantage Card. Support Our School.

Apples for the Students starts again October 1. This program is a great way for our school to earn funds for our schools overall educational needs. Is your Giant Eagle Advantage Card® registered? Now’s the time to check. All you need is our school code 4708 to verify a card or register a new card.


1. Visit www.gianteagle.com/AFTS.

2. Enter your Giant Eagle Advantage Card® number (which appears under the bar code).

3. Enter the school code 4708.

4. Done! Please encourage your extended family and friends to register too.

 

SEEKING VOLUNTEER PRESENTERS FOR CAREER DAY

Students in 8th grade will have the opportunity to participate in a Career Day on Friday, December 1st from 8:30am-12:00pm. We are looking for parents who are willing to share information about their career field and profession. Volunteers will be asked to present four separate 25-minute sessions throughout the morning and lunch is provided afterward.  If you are interested in volunteering as a presenter, please contact Katie Pack, guidance secretary, at pack_katie@dublinschools.net. Thank you in advance for taking the time to share valuable career opportunities, experiences, and skills with our 8th graders!


NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY’S MIDWEST ACADEMIC TALENT SEARCH (NUMATS)

NUMATS is a research-validated program that utilizes above-grade-level assessment, as a means of gifted testing, to help parents and educators better understand their students’ educational needs. NUMATS allows eligible students to take internationally recognized tests before the grade levels at which they are normally administered. The PSAT™8/9 test, designed for students in grades 8 and 9, is administered to students in grades 3 through 6. SAT® and ACT®, designed for students in grades 11 and 12, are administered to students in grades 6 through 9. NUMATS identifies academic ability, measures growth and connects students to resources and opportunities for advanced students. Click here to register for NUMATS   The Grizzell school code is 8500036.  NUMATS Family Guide 2018 booklets are available in the guidance office.  


YEARBOOKS FOR SALE

What a better way to preserve your child’s middle school memories than with a yearbook for the 2017-18 school year.  If interested in ordering a yearbook, click on the link:  https://book.hrimaging.com/book/Default.aspx


DISTRICT NEWS

Congratulations to Wyandot Elementary, the District’s 5th National Blue Ribbon school!

A community celebration is set for Oct. 13 at 2:30 p.m. Click here for details.


Parent University sessions in October!

We have a great lineup of Parent University sessions this month. Learn more about the District’s career exploration programs, how to support student mental health and more. Visit www.dublinschools.net/parentuniversity.aspx.


Important property tax information

Treasurer/CFO Brian Kern discusses property reappraisals and more in his new message.


DATES TO REMEMBER

10/9 National School Lunch Week

10/11 Coffee with Dr. Hoadley, 7:30 a.m. - 9 a.m., Sunny Street Cafe, 7042 Hospital Drive.

10/11 6th Grade Outdoor Education

10/11 Fall Athletics Awards Night, 7 p.m.

10/12 6th Grade Outdoor Education

10/13 6th Grade Outdoor Education

10/16 National Bus Safety Week

10/18 PTO Meeting, 1 p.m., Library

10/19 End of first grading period

10/20 NO SCHOOL, Fall break

10/23 NO SCHOOL, Fall break

10/24 8th Grade Washington DC Trip begins

10/27 Grade Cards posted for first grading period

11/7 Election Day



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