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GMS NEWS - December 14, 2017

PRINCIPAL’S MESSAGE

Dear GMS Community:

We are BUSY at Grizzell! 8th grade students enrolled in HS courses are preparing for their first semester exams. Sports are in full swing. Drama club is busy preparing for Shrek. Junior Teen Institute (JTI) is collecting books for Nationwide Children’s Hospital, and our 7th grade students are busy serving their community with the food drive and holiday gift giving. In spite of their crazy schedules, students continue to come to school positive and ready to learn. Thank you for all you do to support your child and prepare him/her for success. I am truly thankful for our partnership.

December is traditionally a month we set aside for gift giving and we later follow-up with “Thank Yous.” I hope my list below represents the gratitude I feel for your child’s “gifts” to Grizzell Middle School each day of the school year.

Thank you to the students who hold the door outside of Mr. Leary’s room each day for students as they race to the bus.

Thank you to our student body who willingly sweeps and sponges the lunch tables after they finish their daily lunches.

Thank you to our WGMS students and Mrs. Galuska who plan and present the daily announcements EVERY DAY!

Thank you to each and every student who says, “Hello” as they pass me in the hallway between classes.

Thank you to the GMS parents for their continued support of clubs, athletics, performances, and learning.

Thank you to our teachers who give their energy, time, and care to teach and guide their students each day.

My list could fill the page! The GMS community is an amazing place, and I feel VERY blessed to be part of it. Have a wonderful winter holiday!

Corinne

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GMS - December 8, 2017

PRINCIPAL’S MESSAGE


Dear GMS Community,


Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs helps educators understand the conditions under which children learn best. As you can see by the graphic above, prior to being able to accomplish academic tasks (entitled self-actualization in the graphic), students must have their basic and psychological needs met. Needs such as full bellies, adequate sleep, comfortable and safe learning environments, and a sense of belonging are necessary.

You can probably see where I am going with this! Not only does providing a 21st Century learning environment enhance our students’ ability to collaborate and create at a level that will surpass their competition in other school districts, providing comfortable and middle school appreciated furniture will provide several of the needs as identified by Maslow.

Our school community is making progress toward the goal of completely rehauling classroom environments, but we would love to have every family participate.

There are several ways you can support this important initiative:

  • Donations can be made online at www.youcaring.com/gms2017update

  • Checks can be dropped off to Mrs. Kean in the main office;

  • Share with friends or relatives that might be interested in supporting our school financially

  • Additionally, families or businesses that make a donation to cover the cost of an entire classroom ($1500) will be recognized with a plaque outside of the sponsored classroom. This is a great way for your family or company to leave a legacy at Grizzell.

All donations are tax deductible and it is my goal to not charge a single penny to students for school social events for the remainder of the year. Fun activities like March Madness, canteens, 8th grade end of year event, etc. will be FREE to all students who want to participate.

Please remember, it only takes a donation of $55.55 per child to meet the $50,000 goal. With your support, we can do this!!

Corinne

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GMS NEWS - November 30, 2017

PRINCIPAL’S MESSAGE

I hope you found time to read my recent email announcing the PTO’s fundraiser to equip our school with furniture which encourages and facilitates collaboration and creative thinking. It is so exciting to think about providing modern spaces for our students to learn.

There are several ways you can support this important initiative:

  • Donations can be made online at www.youcaring.com/gms2017update

  • Checks can be dropped off to Mrs. Kean in the main office;

  • Share with friends or relatives that might be interested in supporting our school financially

  • Additionally, families or businesses that make a donation to cover the cost of an entire classroom ($1500) will be recognized with a plaque outside of the sponsored classroom. This is a great way for your family or company to leave a legacy at Grizzell.

All donations are tax deductible. Please remember, it only takes a donation of $55.55 per child to meet the $50,000 goal. With your support, we can do this!!

Corinne

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GMS NEWS - November 17, 2017

PRINCIPAL’S MESSAGE
I am thrilled to announce that our PTO is ready to begin their fundraising efforts to update and overhaul our classroom furniture. Educators have learned from the field of neuroscience that students learn best in spaces that provide natural opportunities for collaboration and creative problem solving, while also comfortable. Let’s face it, hard plastic and metal desks certainly aren’t comfortable and probably don’t lend themselves to innovative thinking.

Keep a close eye out for more information about how you can contribute to outfitting GMS classrooms so that our students have the best opportunity to maximize their learning potential. In order to whet your appetite for more about how you can support this important PTO initiative, I’ll leave you with a tease….it only takes four fives!

Speaking of appetites...Thanksgiving is just around the corner! Whether you are hunkering down in Central Ohio or heading “over the river and through the woods,” I hope you have a wonderful time with family and friends.

Have a wonderful weekend!

Corinne

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Grizzell Middle School 
8705 Avery Road, Dublin, Ohio 43017
Ms. Shana Murray, Assistant Principal
Hours: 8:28 a.m. - 3:08 p.m.
Phone: (614) 798-3569
Attendance: (614) 718-8600 or email: gmsattendance@dublinschools.net
Athletics: (614) 718-8624
Guidance: (614) 718-8613
Clinic: (614) 718-8615
Fax: (614) 761-6514

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