GMS NEWS - May 3, 2018


As we enter May, announcements for Fall sports, 2018 will begin coming your way.  If your son or daughter is interested in trying out for a fall sport, please register him/her on FinalForms, an online forms and data management service used by the Dublin City Schools’ MS and HS Athletic Departments. On the FinalForms website, you will be able to complete all paperwork electronically as well as access important try out, meeting and competition dates.  Please visit the website below to register.


I’m looking forward to seeing many of you over the next week at May Madness events (May 4-May 11) and at our Art Show on May 10th, 6-7:30pm.  The art show will feature creations from ALL students who were enrolled in art this school year. Our students have amazing talent and if you haven’t attended in years past, I highly encourage you to stop by and browse the displays.   You will not believe the pieces were created by 11, 12, and 13 year olds!

In addition to having an opportunity to view the beautiful student work,  families can also grab a snack or dinner from food trucks located in the parking lot during the event. Sounds like a great night to me!  See you there.



Thank you all for volunteering for this year's May Madness Event beginning Monday May 4th with Tip Off and ending Friday May 11th with Finals. We are gearing up for another great event! If this is your first year, here is how it works: Grades (6th, 7th, 8th) compete against each other within their grade sections (6-1, 6-2, 7-1, etc.) via individual and team events in a wide variety of games and activities. Points are scored and tallied. At the end of the week, teams compete in finals to crown a 6th, 7th and 8th grade champ! Please see the below dates/times and volunteer for as many slots as you are able...all of your time is greatly appreciated. It takes a small army to ensure the students and staff have a great week - WE NEED YOU!  Sign up to volunteer here:

Don't hesitate to contact May Madness chairs if you have any questions.

Leslie Ungerott ( 

Scott Kilgren ( 

Stacie Fuller (


The Grizzell PTO Executive Board invites you to our End of the Year May Luncheon.  

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

11:30 am - 2:00 pm

The Club at Corazon

7155 Corazon Dr, Dublin

Guest Speakers will be Dr. Todd Hoadley, Superintendent Of Dublin Schools and

Deb Papesh and Becka Mayr from the Good Schools Committee.  

The topic will be next years pending School Levy.

Please click on the link to print the invitation and RSVP form.


Each year, our PTO volunteers work tirelessly to put on a school supply sale that is efficiently run and profitable as their primary fundraiser for the school year.  We encourage you to purchase your supplies through PTO. You simply order in advance and then pick up supplies on the Back to School Orientation Day on August 8th. Click here to purchase your supplies and to support PTO at the same time.

If you choose to purchase your supplies elsewhere, the supply lists can also be found on our website under Back to School Information and the link is here: Back to School Information


The GirlUP club is hosting a walk-a-thon on Friday May 18 from 4:15-6:00 p.m. on the GMS track. All proceeds will go towards buying bikes for girls in Liberia. A member of the club shared that after a 14 year civil war, more than 40% of girls are not in school. Additionally, 40% of girls aged 15-19 report experiencing physical violence by the age 15. Pledges from the Walkathon will help change that, providing a safe way for girls to get to school. Click here for a pledge form:


Our Grizzell Middle School PTO subscribes to the MySchoolAnywhere service for our family directory, online store, volunteer signups, and email communications. It's secure, easy to use, and free to families.  If you haven't received an email asking you to confirm your information (current 8th grade student families are NOT included, this is for the 2018-2019 school year), you can go to the site below, enter our school's code and follows the steps to register your family.  You can specify what information you'd like to appear in the directory - or choose not to appear at all.

Current Families - If you're already registered via Final Forms, you should have received an email asking you to update your family information and display preferences for the 2018-2019 school year. You do not need to register again unless you did not receive the email.

Register at Invitation Code:  grizzellpto

Once we've had a chance to verify your family information, you'll receive an email with login credentials and instructions to access the system.


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 July 30. 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!

For parents of all GMS athletes, we would like to remind you that Dublin Schools Athletic Departments have partnered with FinalForms, an online forms and data management services.  FinalForms allows you to complete and sign athletic participation forms for your child. The most exciting news is that FinalForms saves data from season to season and year to year, meaning that you will never need to enter the same information twice!  FinalForms also pre-populates information wherever possible, for each of your children, saving you time.

You will need to review your information once per school year to verify information is current and sign the forms.  Please click on the link below to get started in FinalForms. If you require any support during the process, scroll to the page bottom and click “Use Support”.  We are asking that ALL parents of athletes use FinalForms.  Please register at now and electronically complete ALL forms.  Thank you for your assistance in streamlining our paperwork processes!



  • Grizzell Boys Golf parent meeting will take place on Wednesday, May 16th from 6-7 pm in the Grizzell Library.

  • Grizzell 7th and 8th football parent meeting will take place on Thursday, May 17th from 6-7:30 pm in the Grizzell MS Library.



Please see the linked brochure from the Special Education Advancement Council about how to help children with special needs cope with life events like moving, divorce, birth of a sibling, death of a pet etc.



End of Year Events

On May 24th, our 8th graders will have several events to celebrate their middle school years! Please note the following:

8:45 - 10:00 a.m. 8th Grade pancake breakfast (Students only)

10:00 - 11:00 a.m. Awards Ceremony (Parents please attend)  

Dress Code: Boys:  Collared shirts and dress pants   

Girls:  Dresses, Skirts or nice slacks (no t-shirts or shorts please)

Lunch          Students are to either pack or buy lunch

1:00 - 3:00 8th grade Celebration (Students only).  Participate in games and a DJ will play favorite songs.  We will have snacks and Kona Ice available for Students to enjoy.


Emerald Campus update

Get a look at the work taking place inside the Emerald Campus by watching this new video.

Stay connected to your school and the District

Watch our short video on the best ways to receive school information.

Summer activities

Summer camps and activities for students

Our support groups and other non-profit community groups offer a variety of summer camps and activities for our students. Visit for the latest listings.


5/1-8 Spring Book Fair

5/4 May Madness Kick-off, 3:15-5:30 p.m.

5/5 GMS School Clean-up Day

5/10 5th Grade Night, 5:30 p.m.

5/10     Arts Fest, 6:00 p.m.

5/10 Band Concert, 7:30 p.m.

5/11 May Madness Finale, 3:15-5:30 p.m.

5/14 7th & 8th Grade Choir Concert, 7:30 p.m.

5/17 Coffee with Dr. Hoadley, 8-9:30 a.m. at Sunny Street Cafe, 7042 Hospital Drive

5/17 6th Grade Choir Concert, 7:30 p.m.

5/25 Last Day of School (half day - 8:28-11:53 a.m.)

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