I hope you’re staying warm and dry on this dreary day! Last evening was the first of our two designated parent/teacher conference evenings. Although the time slots were filled for last night, there are likely spots available to talk with your child’s teacher on November 8th. If you find, after contacting Mrs. Pack (firstname.lastname@example.org) or your child’s team leader, that no more times are available in the evening, don’t give up! Teachers have time between 7:40am and 8:15am several mornings a week to meet with parents. And, if that time cannot be accommodated in your schedule, team planning time is also available. We want to meet with ALL parents who are interested!
As we close in on our Winter Holiday, I want to call your attention to two local organizations that are available both to support families who are going through tough financial times and to families who wish to help other Central Ohioans in need. Welcome Warehouse and Dublin Bridges can provide for a variety of needs. The websites for both organizations are listed below.
Finally, our teaching staff will soon be embarking on a discussion about the purpose of homework and how Schoology is supporting students to complete practice at home. Please take the time prior to next Wednesday morning, November 7th to complete the short survey at the link below. Your child will also be receiving a survey to complete. Thank you in advance for encouraging him/her to participate. Your input is essential!
Parent Homework Survey
Have a great weekend!
PARENT TEACHER CONFERENCES
Our teachers and administrators are looking forward to meeting with many of our parents this evening during the first conference night of the year. If you are interested in discussing your child’s progress, please contact his/her team leader (name can be found at the bottom of your child’s schedule or Mrs. Katie Pack, Guidance Secretary, to schedule a date and time. To ensure all are present with whom you want to speak, please indicate in your email the names of all of your child’s teachers.
COLD AND FLU SEASON APPROACHES
Clorox or Lysol Wipes
With the cold and flu season approaching, we need more disinfecting wipes to help keep germs at bay. If you are able, please send in a container of wipes to help us keep our classrooms clean and minimize illness among our students and staff. Wipes can be dropped off in a box in the main office. Thank you for your consideration.
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, ringworm), 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.
HOLIDAY SPIRIT WEAR STORE OPEN!
We have opened a great new spirit wear store in time for the holidays! This store includes items like pjs, blankets, caps, sweatshirts, and more! Items will be delivered in time for Christmas! Ordering ends at MIDNIGHT on Sunday, November 18th. https://grizzellholidaystore18.itemorder.com/
Save your BoxTops for Education! GMS will hold our annual Labels Drive later, but don’t wait till collection time to start saving! Simply remove complete labels from the product packaging, collect them in a zip top bag (label with your child’s team number), then your student can turn in during the drive. GMS will ca$h in! Each label equals money for our school. Last spring, GMS netted over $400 from this program and it was because YOU saved and turned in all these little labels. We’d love to double that amount for this year, so start saving now!
Kroger Shopping = EA$Y money for GMS
Remember to enroll or RE-ENROLL your Kroger loyalty card to support GMS. You MUST RE-ENROLL each year, so if you haven’t done it yet, please take the time to do so now. Between October 31, 2016 and April 30, 2017, GMS received over $450 just because those enrolled bought some groceries. To register your card, go towww.krogercommunityrewards.com. You will sign in (create an account, if you don’t already have one), search for Grizzell Middle School, click “Enroll”, then save your selection and you’re done! In less than 10 minutes, you’ll be supporting the school!
SKI CLUB INFORMATION
All ski club forms can be downloaded from the ski club wiki. Forms can be turned into Mr. Huber starting October 29th. Please turn in completed and notarized forms to Mr. Huber by November 19th. Your student will then be provided with a password to purchase your pass from Mad River Mountain. Ski Club will start after winter break and will be held on Tuesday evenings.
SEEKING VOLUNTEER PRESENTERS FOR CAREER DAY
Students in 8th grade will have the opportunity to participate in a Career Day on Friday, November 30th from 8:30am-12:00pm. We are looking for parents who are willing to share information about their career field and profession. Volunteers will be asked to present four separate 25-minute sessions throughout the morning and lunch is provided afterward. If you are interested in volunteering as a presenter, please contact Katie Pack, guidance secretary, at email@example.com. Thank you in advance for taking the time to share valuable career opportunities, experiences, and skills with our 8th graders!
Election Day is Tuesday!
Please remember to exercise your right to vote. Visit www.dublinschools.net/november6.aspx if you have any questions about Dublin City Schools’ Issue 5.
Alumni Spotlight: Olivia DiSilvestro Coffman Class of 2005, and current Chapman teacher
Click here to watch Olivia’s powerful Dublin Difference story.
Watch our social media feeds in November and December for the great things our students and staff do this time of year. The Dublin Support Association is again conducting a one new toy/non-perishable food item drive Nov. 12-15. Items can be dropped off at any elementary school.
DATES TO REMEMBER
11/6 Election Day
11/6 NO SCHOOL - Staff Safety Training Day
11/8 Parent Teacher Conferences, 3:30-7 p.m.
11/15 Coffee with Dr. Hoadley, 10:30 a.m. at Barry Bagels, 5760 Frantz Road
11/21 NO SCHOOL, THANKSGIVING BREAK
11/22 NO SCHOOL, THANKSGIVING BREAK
11/23 NO SCHOOL, THANKSGIVING BREAK
12/21 End of 2nd grading period and first semester
12/24 Winter Break Begins
1/4 NO SCHOOL, TEACHER WORK DAY/PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT DAY
1/7 School Resumes