March 2019 Newsletter

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Please notify the office when your child/children will be late or absent.

Just a friendly reminder that USD 475 is smoke-free.  Please NO SMOKING of any tobacco products including cigarettes, cigars, e-cigarettes, vapes etc. on school grounds, this includes inside your vehicle.

Please keep your contact information current: phone numbers (cellular, home, work), address, email, and emergency contact information.

We will not release your child/children to anyone that is not on their emergency contact list.  The contacts on the list will need a photo ID.

Emergency Contacts can only be added by coming into the office.  We cannot add them over the phone.

If you are moving out of Grandview, but want your child to continue at GV please notify the office as soon as possible for a form that has to be completed and approved. Attendance is a big factor in the approval.

March is National Nutrition Month

Choosing nutritious foods and getting enough physical activity can make a real difference in your health.  For this year the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics encourages people to make informed food choices and develop sound eating and activity habits.

Do something physical during the weekend, such as playing basketball with your kids or going dancing with your friends.  The goal is to get moving; every little bit helps!!!

Info from :  Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics US

It is very important that students be here during these times to take the annual state assessments.  Please help them get a good night’s sleep as well.

April 1-2   5th  Science test

April 8-9   3rd ELA test    April 11-12  3rd Math test

April 8-9  5th ELA test     April 11-12  5th Math test

April 15-16 4th ELA test  April 17-18  4th Math test

**The testing window closes on April 26th and no one will be able to make up any tests after that date.

MARCH 4  Parent/Teacher Conferences       

  3:30-7:30                               March 5   Parent/Teacher Conferences                                                                          3:30-7:30                                    March 7  Parent/Teacher Conferences                                         3:30-8:30

*It is extremely important to attend   your students conferences…

Library Corner: The Book Fair will be on Monday, March 4th-Thursday March 7th.  Swing by and check out the great books and items available during your scheduled conference time.  Online ordering for the Book Fair will be available until March 15th.  The last date to take an AR test for Quarter 3 is Thursday, March 7th.  The AR reward party will be after Spring Break.  As always please continue to encourage your child to check out books from the library and read, read, read!

Thank you, Ms. Hinck and Mrs. Anders

Mar 1  No School/Plan Day

Mar 4  Parent/Teacher conferences 3:30-7:30

Mar 5  Parent/Teacher conference 3:30-7:30

Mar 7  Parent/Teacher conference 3:30-8:30

Mar 4-7  BOOK FAIR in room 119



Mar 17  St. Patrick’s Day

Mar 18  Spring fundraiser begins

Mar 20  Spring begins

Mar 22  K-1st to Beach Museum

Mar 28  Family Game Night 5:15-6:45



 Malachi                                  Brooklynn                               Liam                                                                                 Zachary                                       Megan

Writing that makes sense                                                   As your child first learns to write, his stories may not always make sense to others. Help his writing flow logically with these two ideas. 1. Even if your youngster isn’t writing sentences yet, he can tell you stories.  As he describes the new class pet or something funny that happened at lunch, you can jot down his tale.  He’ll practice relating events in a logical order, and that can help when he puts his thoughts and ideas down on paper himself.  2.  Let your child read his stories to you.  Ask questions to encourage him to add information, or to clear up confusing parts.

Come one, come all to Grandview’s Family Board Game night on Thursday, March 28th from 5:15 to 6:45.  There will be board games, VR Goggles, Coding, Augmented Reality and fun for all ages.                                                             Student Council will be selling pizza, popcorn and pop and will have the cart available for student’s to purchase fun trinkets and items.  Stay tuned for more details and we hope to see you there!

Congratulations to Brooklyn Quintana for being selected most improved student for the month of January.  Brooklyn is in the 1st grade in Mrs. Habel’s class.