May Newsletter

May Newsletter
May Newsletter

Grandview Gator News
109 E.
Grandview Dr.
W e ’ r e o n t h e W e b !
MAY 2019
Dear Parents,
Thank you for yet another opportunity to spend nine months with your children.
Each year is filled with wonder, learning and lots of laughs. The things
that your children say can be hilarious and keep us on our toes. We enjoy every
day with them. I hope that the year was a good one for all of you and that
you have some plans to rest and relax this summer. It is a great time with a
slower pace to settle in and enjoy the longer days, great weather, good friends
and family. We will have many of our students with us for summer school
and the 21st Century After School Program summer session. We are very excited
about that and are looking forward to it. If you know anyone with a child
who will be 5 on or before August 31, please have them come sign up for our
FREE Camp Kinder program that runs the same dates as summer school.
While summer is the time for sun and fun one of the most important things
you can do to help your child is to keep them reading. This helps so much in
preventing that backward slide going into the next year. Just 20-30 minutes a
day most days can have a huge impact on your child’s achievement.
May will be a great month and we will finish strong. I hope you have a wonderful
and safe summer. I look forward to seeing everyone again in August
for the start of another exciting school year.
Mrs. Lynn Shinault
Who? ALL incoming Gr andview Kinder gar ten Students!
What? We will wor k on beginning kinder gar ten
academic/social skills
When? J une 3r d-21st from 8:30-11:30
Where? Gr andview Elementar y
Why? Your child will get to meet the new kindergarten teacher
Mrs. Allen and will be working on developing fine motor skills, and basic reading,
writing, and math skills. We believe this would be a great opportunity for your
NO FEES— FREE For more information stop by or call 717-
Field Day will be Tuesday, May 21st! Our theme is
“Careers in the Community”. I will be sending a
note home within the next few weeks asking for
parent/adult volunteers to run the stations
The weather is nice, but
sitting out in PE is NOT!
Please remember to send
your child with tennis shoes
on days they have PE.
Mrs. King, PE Teacher
Kindergarten and 5th grade end of the year:
There will not be any major “graduation” activi-ties this year. Your students will get a certificate in the classroom the last day of school. Watch your grade level Facebook page for times in case you would like to join them.
Gator Birthdays in May
Malekai Amariah Jameson Elizabeth Edigar Jacey Kellan Brian Dakota Matthew
May Calendar
May 3 3rd grade AG day May 6 NO SCHOOL May 10 2-3 grades to Beach Museum May 12 Mothers Day May 15 End of year AR party May 17 NO SCHOOL May 21 Field Day May 23 Last full day of School
Have a fun and safe summer break!!!
Greetings from the library!
It’s hard to believe that we are already in May and our school year is winding down! Some housekeeping things for the library are:
Last day for library checkout is Friday, May 10th
All library books due back by Thursday, May 16th
Last day for AR testing is Friday, May 10th
Quarter 4 AR party will be on Tuesday, May 14th
All 4 quarters AR party will be on Wednesday, May 15th (this celebra-tion will be held off of school grounds)
All devices for 3rd-5th grade are due back on Wednesday, May 22nd
Please be on the lookout for any lost or overdue books that your child might have.
Thank you,
Miss. Hinck and Mrs. Anders
Tips for Preventing the SUMMER SLIDE

  1. Visit your local library! Have your child find “right fit” books. Right fit books that are high interest to your child and not beyond their reading level.
  2. Be sure your child reads at least 20 minutes a day. According to research a child who reads only 1 mi-nute a day outside of school will learn 8,000 words by the end of sixth grade where a student who reads 20 minutes outside of school will learn 1,800,000 words! That’s a huge difference.
  3. Set a good example. When your child sees you read-ing and enjoying a book or a newspaper article, you are sending a message that reading is important and valuable.
  4. Read to your child, when you read your child hears the rhythm of language. Be sure to read with ex-pression.
    Be sure to read, read & read some more!!!!! 🙂
    End of the Year Poem
    You are a very special person
    And you should know,
    How I loved to have you in my care
    How fast the year did go!
    Please come back to visit me
    As through the grades you go
    Try hard to learn all that you can
    There’s so much to know.
    One thing I tried to teach you
    To last your whole life through,
    Is to know that you are special
    Just because, you are you!
    —Unknown author