Dear GMS Community:
Thank you for supporting DCS Issue 5! We are all excited to begin the planning steps that will alleviate the crowding issues the district faces. I am blessed to work and live in a community that cares so deeply about its schools. #thedublindifference
As we enter the winter sports and music concert season, I hope to see all of you. Ms. Murray and I thoroughly enjoy watching your children perform with their team and classmates. It is a great way to get to know students and appreciate the talents they have outside of the classroom.
Have a great weekend!
THANK YOU PTO
Thank you to our PTO for providing our staff with delicious meals on the evenings of our conference nights. We can’t say enough about our PTO volunteers and all they do for us, so we simply want to say THANK YOU!
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.
As a reminder and for your convenience here is link with information on attendance procedures, frequently asked questions regarding attendance and the Pre-Arranged absence form.
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.
Thank you for supporting Issue 5!
Thank you to our community for supporting Issue 5! You will be receiving information on the next steps in the coming days and weeks.
Parents thanks staff for student safety training
Two of our parents took the time to thank staff for participating in student safety training on Nov. 6. You can watch their video at this link.
Parent University sessions next week
Two great Parent University sessions are scheduled for next week as PERC presents: “Did You Know Half of all Mental Health Issues Start by Age 14?” on Wednesday. On Thursday, our high school guidance counselors will present ”Getting Started in the College Selection Process”
Click here for details.
DATES TO REMEMBER
11/9 End of 1st Trimester
11/11 Veteran’s Day
11/12 Silver and Gold Orchestra Concert @ Scioto, 7-9 p.m.
11/14 PTO Meeting in Library, 1 p.m.
11/14 PERC Event: Did you know Half of Mental Health Issues Start by Age 14? (See link above)
9:30-11 am, DCRC Abbey Theater
7:00-8:30 p.m., DCRC Abbey Theater
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
12/3 8th Grade Band Concert, 7:30 p.m.
12/10 6th & 7th Grade Band Concert, 7:30 p.m.
12/12 7th & 8th Grade Choir Concert, 7:30 p.m.
12/17 6th Grade Choir Concert, 7:30 p.m.
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