GMS NEWS - May 9, 2019

Dear GMS Community,

May Madness is here!  Your child will have an opportunity to participate in 33 activities over the next week.  Students should wear their team shirts on Friday, May 10th, their grade level day (6th grade on 5/14, 7th grade on 5/15, & 8th grade 5/16) and Friday, May 17th.   Additionally, there are still volunteer opportunities available. Please visit the link below to sign up. Thank you in advance for all of your support with this AMAZING school wide event!

Thank you PTO for providing teachers and staff a week filled with delicious lunches and yummy treats.  We’d like to give a special shout-out to Marcy Berniger who coordinated all the meals, snacks and treats for our staff this week!  We appreciate you!

Finally, if the opportunity arises, please patronize First Watch at Perimeter and Duck Donuts on Sawmill road.  Both businesses provided generous donations for Teacher Appreciation Week. Thank you First Watch and Duck Donuts!

Have a great weekend!




Grizzell PTO’s biggest fundraiser, our 2019-2020 Supply Sale, is now live!  All sales are made through the 1ST Day School Supplies website, making it a quick and easy way to order!  The kits are grouped by grade, but please pay special attention to the notes section of each kit.

The extra options include:

*8th grade Spanish

*Calculators (including a graphing calculator for Algebra)

*6th grade Agenda

*Binders - these are not included in the grade level kits, but are VERY POPULAR. Please add it to your order if you'd like one for next year!

Kits will be available for pickup during Back to School Day on August 7, 2019


We need help organizing the pre-paid school supply kits on August 6th and distributing them to students on August 7th.  Please visit the following link to volunteer:


Many of you know JJ Thomas who was an 8th grader at Grizzell Middle School last year. He has been fighting Leukemia for 2 1/2 years and has just under a year to go in his treatment. His family is planning a JJ STRONG 5K run/walk this summer to give JJ support to help him get to the finish line of his battle with cancer and to raise money for Nationwide Children’s Hospital and Families for a Cure. Grizzell has been such a huge part of JJ’s support network and it would mean a lot to JJ and his family to have many Grizzell students come out for the JJ STRONG 5K. It will be held on June 15 at 9:30 AM starting outside the Dublin Recreation Center. Sign up online at The Thomas family will be forever grateful to Grizzell Middle School for all you have done for JJ.


On Thursday, May 16, 6th and 7th graders will vote on election day for next year's Student Council officers. We are seeking candidates as future leaders, running for President, Vice President, Secretary and Treasurer. They will serve the 2019-2020 school year joined by team representatives elected in the fall. This student-led group serves its school and community, so we need our next set of leaders to chart that course. Interested students may complete a petition, available outside room 252. Petitions to run are due by Tuesday, May 14.


Dublin City Schools sponsored Greece and Italy trip is coming up in summer 2020! This educational travel opportunity is a classical 13-day tour departing in May/June of 2020. Join our journey through Greece and Italy, back to the classical times with Dublin students and parents in the Global Scholars Program. This rich travel experience is a custom designed tour that follows the world history curriculum, giving students a chance to immerse themselves in the historical locations that they have long studied. If interested, please attend our upcoming travel meeting on Thursday, May 9, at 6:30pm at the Emerald Campus. The meeting will be held in the Orange Commons (Rms 233/234).

For information about the upcoming meeting Thursday, MAY 9TH AT 6:30 PM, please click the following link below. This meeting is MANDATORY for all interested students and parents, and RSVP’s are required to ensure there will be enough materials.

To RSVP, please click “Register” on the webpage.


As a reminder, all potential fall sports athletes must attend tryouts/practices for their respective sport in the Fall prior to the start of the season.  This always occurs prior to the start of the school year and this year Fall sports practices/tryouts begin on August 1st. Please mark your calendars and plan accordingly so that your child can take advantage of the athletic opportunities offered at GMS!  We don’t want anyone to miss the chance to be part of our teams and to represent Grizzell Middle School. GO CELTS!


Our guidance department’s page on the GMS website is a very useful source of information and offers links to other valuable resources and information for parents and students alike including academic and mental health resources.  Take a moment and check it out.


Many athletic programs host sports camps for younger athletes as a way of fundraising and all teaching their future athletes. As the feeder school for Jerome High School, we like to support those programs/teams by sharing information with GMS families.  Please consider supporting the Jerome Celtics camps when choosing athletic camps for your child. A few of them are listed below:

Jerome Football Camp

Jerome Girls Basketball Camp

Jerome Girls Soccer Camp

Jerome Cross Country Youth Camp

If you are looking for other camps or the Jerome camp dates don’t work for you, please consider camps being offered by other programs within the district.  They are listed on the district website under


Dublin City Schools has a new app!

The Dublin City Schools app is now available to download! You can download it at the Apple app store and at Google Play for Android.

End of year clinic information

Please take a moment to read this important information from our school nursing staff regarding important health and clinic information.

Summer camps information

You can view new summer camp listings at


5/9 Band Concert, All Grades, 7:30 p.m.

5/9 Coffee with Dr. Hoadley, Barry Bagels, 10:30 a.m.

5/10 May Madness Events, 1-3 p.m.

5/13 5th Grade Open House, 5:30pm-6:00pm

5/13 Art Show, 6-7:30 p.m.

5/13 7th & 8th Grade Choir Concert, 7:30-9 p.m.

5/14 Grade 6 May Madness Preliminaries, 8:45am-11:15am

5/15 Grade 7 May Madness Preliminaries, 8:45am-11:15am

5/15 6th Grade Choir Concert, 7:30 p.m.

5/15 Football Information Meeting for Parents of Prospective Players (next year’s 7th & 8th grade)

5/16 Grade 8 May Madness Preliminaries, 8:45am-11:15am

5/17 May Madness Finale, 1-3 p.m.

5/18 High School Graduations @ the Schottenstein Center

5/22 8th Grade Choir performs National Anthem at Columbus Clippers game, 6:30 p.m.

5/23 8th Grade Pancake Breakfast, 9-10 a.m.

5/23 8th grade Awards Assembly, 10-11 a.m.

5/24 Last Day of School (half-day)

6/8 1919 Building 100 year celebration, 9 a.m.-noon

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