GMS NEWS - November 30, 2017


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

  • 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!!



Cold and flu season is here! As a reminder, hand washing is the number one way to prevent the spread of illness! Sleep, good nutrition, daily exercise, and positivity also help keep us healthy. District policy states that students having symptoms of fever 100 degrees or higher, vomiting, diarrhea, or other signs of a possible communicable disease, will be excluded until they are symptom-free for 24 hours without the benefit of medication.

For common communicable illnesses (such as strep throat, pink eye, ring worm), in which medication is required for treatment, students must complete a minimum of 24 hours of therapy before returning to school. For other communicable diseases (such as whooping cough, MRSA, or chicken pox) the exclusion time will be longer and may require a physician's note to return to school.

Please contact the school clinic if your child becomes ill after school or on the weekend so that the parents of those with weakened immune systems can be informed (names will never be given).

Thank you and best wishes for a healthy and happy school year!


Dublin Jerome is hosting their Annual Holiday Bazaar on Saturday, December 2, 10 am - 3 pm, featuring more than 100 vendors offering handcrafted items such as jewelry, winter essentials like scarves, hats, and blankets, holiday decor, household items, dolls, doll clothes, fresh baked goods, really interesting and unique finds! We also have vendors of specialty retailers, such as LipSense, LuluRoe, EVER SkinCare, Initial Outfitters, etc. The vendors work hard all year preparing for this special event! AND this is Jerome PTO’s largest fundraiser! The Jerome PTO is also holding ornament and poinsettia sales which kicks off soon. Order forms can be found on our PTO website, We also have a Facebook page which families can LIKE for updates and learn more about this year’s vendors! We hope to see you there!


What better way to preserve your child’s middle school memories than with a yearbook for the 2017-18 school year? The current price of $30 will only last until January 1, when they will go up to $35. If interested in ordering a yearbook, click on the link: to get the lowest possible price.


Our Grizzell Book Fair will begin on Monday, December 4th and will run through Wednesday, December 13th. We will be open late on Monday, December 11th from 6-8 p.m. during the Band Concert. We will be hosting raffles for prizes throughout the fair.

  • 7th Graders - visiting - Monday & Tuesday, December 4th, 5th with ELA classes

  • 6th Graders - visiting - Wednesday & Thursday, December 6th, 7th with ELA classes

  • 8th Graders - visiting - any study center

Students may purchase books throughout the day. The hours for the fair will be from 8:00-3:30 p.m. M-F. Checks should be made out to DLA (Dublin Library Association). The holidays are around the corner, please consider supporting your child's school library this season.



Dublin City Schools students and staff go above and beyond to give back to the community year-round, but especially during this time of year. You can read about their acts of kindness at

EMERALD Campus Academy Information Night on January 17

All parents are invited to a meeting on Jan. 17 to learn more about the career exploration courses to be offered at the Emerald Campus starting next school year. The meeting will take place at 7 p.m. in the Dublin Coffman Performing Arts Center. Keep up with latest at


Jerome science teacher Ashley Dulin-Smith shares what her students enjoy most about science. You can watch the video at this link.


12/1 8th Grade Career Day

12/4 7th & 8th Grade Choir Concert, 7:30 p.m.

12/13 Coffee with the Superintendent, 10-11:30 a.m., Barry Bagels, 5760 Frantz Road

12/11 6th & 7th Grade Band Concert, 7:30 p.m.

12/18 6th Grade Choir Concert, 7:30 p.m.

12/20 End of 2nd Grading Period & first semester

12/21 NO SCHOOL - Staff Professional Development/Work Day

12/22 - 1/2 NO SCHOOL - Winter Break


1/5 Grade Cards Posted

1/8 Grizzell Geography Bee, 3:30-4:30 p.m.

1/12 Guest Author Nancy Pimm visits

1/15 NO SCHOOL - Martin Luther King Jr Day

1/17 PTO Meeting, 1 p.m., Library

1/17 Emerald Campus Academy Information Night, 7 p.m., DCHS

1/22 Green & White (5th & 6th) Orchestra Concert, 7:30 p.m.

1/31 8th grade Curriculum Night at Jerome HS, 7-9 p.m.

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