GMS NEWS - November 10, 2017

PRINCIPAL’S MESSAGE

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 27th
December 4th and 18th
January 8th and 22nd
February 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

Have a wonderful weekend!

Corinne

PTO MEETING

Please join us for the next PTO meeting, November 15th at 2:00 p.m. Our guest speaker will be Emerald Campus Director Kristy Venne. She will be available to share general information and answer your questions.

COLLEGE CREDIT PLUS INFORMATION MEETING

Thursday, November 9th, 7-8 p.m., Dublin Scioto High School Performing Arts Center

This meeting will be open to parents and students from all three Dublin High Schools. We will present the eligibility, credit requirements, application and registration process, and family benefits and risks associated with the College Credit Plus Program. Representatives from our higher education partners, Columbus State Community College and Ohio State University, will also be there to answer specific questions regarding College Credit Plus at their institutions.

DUBLIN JEROME LITTLE CELTS WRESTLING

WHO? Kindergarten through 6th Grade - No experience required

WHAT? Little Celts Wrestling Program will focus on wrestling technique, conditioning and sportsmanship.

Opportunities provided for tournament competition.

WHERE? Dublin Jerome Wrestling Room 8300 Hyland-Croy Rd. Dublin, OH 43016

WHEN? Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6:15 – 7:30pm, November 14 – February 10

HOW? Register the first day of practice November 14, 2017

FREE to join! Wrestlers will need to bring wrestling shoes and headgear

QUESTIONS? Email littlecelts@gmail.com or call 614-593-1983

ATTENTION PARENTS OF 7TH AND 8TH GRADERS:

During the months of October and November, students in 7th- 12th grades will be participating in a district wide survey. The information will be used to plan and refine important prevention and intervention programs. Your child will be asked questions about his/her attitudes and use regarding alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs; feelings about their school and community; family and personal characteristics; mental health and access to care and health-related behaviors. Participation is absolutely voluntary.

The survey is anonymous; no names or personal identifiers will be used. The answers that your child gives will be used only as part of a group response. You may preview the questionnaire at your District Administrative Office or http://www.ohyes.ohio.gov/Portals/0/Documents/Sept%20Updates/OHYES%20Youth%20Questionnaire%20with%20sensitive%20questions_9-14-15.pdf

If you APPROVE of your son or daughter taking part in this survey, you do not need to notify the school office. If you do NOT want your child to participate in this survey, please complete the “PARENT OPT OUT FORM” posted at www.dublinschools.net/ohyes.aspx.

Your child will be excused from participation and given alternative school work during the survey period.

For FAQ’s and to download an opt out form please visit www.dublinschools.net/ohyes.aspx.

AN EVENING OF HOPE

Want to hear strategies on how to intervene or prevent substance use? Curious if there is a way out for young people fighting addiction? Wondering how one can avoid the despair and anguish of addiction? Learn about community and Dublin City Schools programs, supports and resources. Join us for a special evening with Sarah and Nick as they share their stories of how they faced addiction as young people and now live life clean and sober. Plan to attend An Evening of Hope - The Other Side of Addiction Tuesday, November 14, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Dublin Coffman High School Performing Arts Center. See attached flier.

DUBLIN JEROME HOLIDAY BAZAAR

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, jeromepto.com. 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!

DISTRICT NEWS

2017-18 Winter weather procedures

As we head into winter, please take moment to familiarize yourself with our winter weather procedures at http://www.dublinschools.net/winterweather.aspx.

New date for November coffee with the Supt.

Dr. Hoadley’s November coffee originally scheduled for Nov. 9 will now take place on Nov. 16, at 10:30 a.m., at Panera Bread, 2750 Martin Road.

Parent University in November

We have three important Parent U sessions scheduled for the week of Nov. 13. Please visit http://www.dublinschools.net/ParentUniversity.aspx for details.

The Dublin Difference

You can read great stories about staff members Dale Hounshell, Kelly Armfelt, Erin Sheen, Marla Morris, and more at http://www.dublinschools.net/thedublindifference.aspx. Have a story to share? Email it to us at info@dublinschools.net.

DATES TO REMEMBER

11/13 National School Psychologists Week

11/10 NO SCHOOL - Staff Professional Development Day

11/14 Drama Club Auditions, 3:15-7:45 p.m.

11/14 Global Scholars (Greece and Italy Trip) Information meeting, 6:30 p.m., Library

11/15 PTO Meeting, 1 p.m., Library

11/15 Silver and Gold (7th & 8th) Orchestra Concert @ Coffman PAC

11/15 Educational Support Professionals Day

11/22-24 NO SCHOOL - Thanksgiving Break

11/29 8th Grade Band Concert, 7:30 p.m.

12/1 8th Grade Career Day

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

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

12/25 - 1/2 NO SCHOOL - Winter Break


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