May eNewsletter

Dear Parents,

This year has just flown by. They seem to go faster and faster every year. I have loved having the privilege of working wiht you and your children. I appreciate the support and time you give the school. Working cooperatively is the best way to meet the needs of our students. We plan to have more parent involvement activities next year so be on the lookout at the beginning of the year for more information and dates. I hope everyone has a great summer. If you have a Kinder coming to Grandview next year, please send them to our free Camp Kinder to get them a head start. It is lots of fun for them. The summer slide is real, but can be avoided. Please take some time to have your student read every day. And all ages love to be read to. This will help them amintain and build reading skills. Use math wherever you can. Ask fact questions in the car, use the grocery store as a math lesson, let them help you cook and gure out the amounts. Math is everywhere so pull it into your days.

I hope you all have a wonderful summer. Stay safe, enjoy family and friends and we will see you back here in August. Enrollment is open now. It is helpful to have people enroll early. If you need help or have questions, just call Mrs. Etheridge at 717-4470. If you will not be returning next year, please let her know as well.

Happy summer! Respectfully,

Mrs. Shinault

Camp Kindergarten

Who? All incoming Grandview Kindergarten Students!

What? We will work on beginning kindergarten academic/social skills

When? June 4th-22nd form 8:30-11:30

Where? Grandview Elementary

Why? Your child will be able to get to knjow the Kindergarten teacher, Mrs. Brengle. She will be working on developing fine motor skills, and basc reading, writing, and math skills. We believe this would be a great opportunity.

Field Day is Thursday, May 17th! The theme this year is “Fun in the Sun”. The students will participate in dry summer activities during the morning, and water activities in the afternoon. Please make sure your student brings a towel and an extra pair of DRY clothing. Tennis shoes are still necessary, as they will be moving around all day! More information to come.

Attention Parents:

Please make sure all of your child’s accounts are paid up before school is out, book fees, lunch accts, etc.. Thank you for your help!

Library Corner-

I cannot believe how fast this year flew by! We have had so many wonderful memeories and have had many great learning experiences along the way. April wasa a busy month full of poetry activities and LOTS of 3D printing. We celebrated the following authors of the week: Jack Prelutsky, JK Rowling, Earth Day authors, and Beverly Cleary. Beverly Cleary had her 102nd birthday on April 12th! WOW!

Some end of the year reminders: the last day for library checkout will be May 11th. The last day to take an AR test will be May 17th. the 4th quarter AR party is May 22nd and if you made it to every party this year, the end of the year party is on May 23rd. You still have time to get some good quality reading in! Please try to locate any misplaced booksto avoid fines. Thanks for a fantastic year and have an awesome summer. Remember to keep reading and spend time outside!

Miss Porter

Fill the summer with books

No more pencils, no more books? No way! According to research, kids may lose some of their “word smarts” if they do not keepy reading over the summer. So make a point of surrounding your child with words this summer. Too hot outside? Visit the library and suggest a few good titles to help your child pass the afternoon. What could be nicer than a cold drink and a cool book?

Summer Picnic Parties

Where: Community Center

When: May 30-July 27

Time:  Noon-1:00pm

Who: K-18 yrs of age

Cost: Free

What: Snack lunches with fresh sandwiches and more

The more that attend the better the chance to keep it going for next year!