Dear Parents, As always the year is flying by. I hope you feel your child is having a successful year so far. If there is anything we can do to make it better, please let me know. One of the things we are focusing on this year is chronic absenteeism. This is defined as anyone tardy or absent 10% or more of the days we have been in school. For instance, if we have been in school 45 days, if your child has been tardy or absent 4.5 days or more, they are considered chronically absent. This has a huge impact on their achievement in school. Letters will come home and if the absences/tardies continue, a truancy letter may be sent out by our attendance clerk for the district. If there is a problem that is preventing your child from attending regularly, please let me know if we can help. Please look at the school calendar when scheduling appointments. Students have a number of week days off and that may be helpful to you. November is full of activities for us. We will have our community luncheon on the 20th, , our safety week is also in Nov. and we have a week off for Thanksgiving starting on the 25th of Nov. Then we will be moving into the month of December!! Please get The flu shot for yourself and your kids as soon as possible. Most pharmacies give them. Konza and the health department, as well as your family doctor would be other options. This is fully covered by most insurances. We appreciate our families and enjoy having you and your students as a part of our Grandview family. Tell me how we can assist you better.
Sincerely, Mrs. Shinault
Members of student council presented the office with kindness pumpkins that they made to celebrate the season of fall.
Nov 3 Daylight Saving Time Ends Nov 5 Election Day/KC Wolf Nov 6 Body Venture at Westwood Nov 11 Veterans Day/NO SCHOOL Nov 14 3-5th Music Program 6:00 gym Nov 21 Thanksgiving Luncheon Nov 25-29 Thanksgiving Break
For safety we need you and your students to use the sidewalk to get to the street and the crosswalks to get to cars in the lot. Students are late at the 8:00 bell. If your child is going to be tardy, you need to come inside to sign them in. Please call the office if your child is going to be sick or later than 8:15 coming to school. It is important that students be picked up by 3:20 after school. Thanks for your support. Mrs. Etheridge, Secretary
KC WOLF VISITS GRANDVIEW ELEMENTARY- FAMILIES ARE INVITED!
KC Wolf has presented over 3,000 school assemblies and kids programs to students of all ages. KC Wolf strives to be ‘a character with character.’ All youth programs are designed to educate and entertain. KC Wolf will deliver a powerful message focused on: • Don’t be a Bully – Be a Buddy: treating everyone with respect and kindness despite our differences. Families – Please join us for this assembly on November 5. The presentation will be at 1:00 Provided to our school family with Title
It’s that time of year again — flu season: While the timing of flu season is unpredictable, seasonal flu activity often begins to increase in October, most commonly peaks between December and February, but can last as late as May. CDC recommends that everyone ages 6 months and older get a flu vaccine by the end of October. It takes about two weeks after vaccination for antibodies to develop in the body to protect against flu virus infection. You have the power to fight flu. Get yourself and your loved ones a flu vaccine today, as it can reduce your risk of flu illness, visits to the doctor, and missed work and school due to flu. Even if you are vaccinated and still get sick, flu vaccine can reduce the severity of your illness. Flu vaccines also have been shown to save children’s lives, prevent serious events associated with chronic lung disease, diabetes and heart disease, and prevent flu-related hospitalization among working age adults and older adults. Getting vaccinated isn’t just about keeping you healthy; it’s also about helping to protect others around you who may be vulnerable to becoming very sick, such as babies, older adults, and pregnant women. Take everyday actions to stop the spread of germs. Try to avoid close contact with sick people, and if you become sick, limit your contact with others. Be sure to cover your nose and mouth with a tissue when you cough or sneeze, and remember to wash your hands often!
Library Corner- The library is happy to announce that we had the MOST students ever for quarter 1’s AR party!! We had 49 students meet their goal, which is 49% of our student population! The students loved attending the S’More Reading party! Check out the pictures on Facebook! We are challenging our students to step up to the plate again for quarter 2 and have even more students meet their goal and attend the next party. During the month of November the library will be having a guesstimation jar where students can come in and guess how many turkey feathers are in the jar. The student with the closest guess and who are treating the books with care guess will win a prize. As we begin quarter 2 it is a great time to help students look for any lost or overdue books. We are also calling on our parents/guardians to please help with book care and ensure that students are not eating/drinking while reading and keeping their books safe. We have had a record number of damaged books already this year. Happy Reading, Ms. Hinck and Mrs. Anders.
Delilah 11-14 Karter 11-27 Amir 11-28 Shawn 11-28 Ellie 11-30
Congratulations to Amir in 5th grade for being selected most improved student for the month of September. Amir is also a member of student council.