PRINCIPAL’S MESSAGEI 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!
It was great to see so many parents in the building for parent conferences. Caring parents, hard working students, and devoted teachers are a great recipe for academic success. We certainly have all three ingredients here at Grizzell!
Another important component to a healthy school environment is the opportunity for students to participate in co- and extra-curricular activities. Winter sports are getting started; auditions for our school musical, Shrek, will be held this coming Tuesday (11/14), and we are introducing a new club to students later in November. The club, Celtic Coders, will be a collaborative effort including students from Jerome High School. The club will meet twice a month starting on November 27th and will provide students with an opportunity to learn more about computer science and app development. DJHS students plan on modeling (with Xcodes and See Swift Playgounds) the process of developing an app and by the end of the year the club will create at least one app together. The club will meet in room 208 from 3:08- 5:00pm on the following dates.
November 27thDecember 4th and 18thJanuary 8th and 22ndFebruary 12th and 26th
If Celtic Coders isn’t for your child, please click the link below to find an extensive list of other clubs offered here at GMS. http://www.dublinschools.net/Grizz_ClubsActivities.aspx
We had a great week in DC, but it is good to be home and back into our school schedule. Students in all three grades worked hard but also had some fun. Tuesday was especially enjoyable seeing so many students in their Halloween costumes.
I’d like to do a special shout out to the guidance counselors and 7th grade teachers for leading a meaningful and inspiring Character Day event. 7th graders participated in team building activities and small group discussions about what it looks like and sounds like to be an empathetic classmate. The highlight for the day was listening to guest speaker, Ty Sells, use humor and stories to encourage students to respect each other and themselves. Thank you to all parents for encouraging these important message at home. We will put our stamp of kindness on the world one person at a time!
PRINCIPAL’S MESSAGEGreetings from Washington DC! I have the pleasure again this year to be traveling with our 8th grade students. We are having a wonderful time and, not surprisingly, they are representing Grizzell with awesome behavior and positive enthusiasm. Ms. Murray is available to support our 6th and 7th grade students, parents, and teachers while we are in DC. Please do not hesitate to reach out to her through the end of the week, if you have questions or concerns.
While the 8th graders are in DC, the 6th and 7th grade students will get to enjoy a Thriller Dance on Friday, the 27th from 1:00-3:00 p.m. There will be a DJ in the gym, a cake walk, bingo, and chess! There will also be a costume contest, including the following: best group of three or more, scariest, and best overall. Winners of the contest will receive a $10 gift card. Students should start planning their costume (no masks at school please) and come ready to impress! PTO will be providing FREE pizza and water so students will not need to bring money for the canteen.
Finally, the first round of parent/teacher conferences is scheduled for November 2nd. Please contact your child’s team leader or Katie Pack, Guidance Secretary, if you have a concern you would like to discuss with your child’s teachers.