Principal’s News – April 2017
We have quite a bit to celebrate at Granite Elementary. We raised $4242.42 for our sister school Magale, in Kenya Africa. To celebrate we had a “Pie in the Face” assembly filled with laughter, screams & shouts, and hearts full of thanksgiving. We are very proud to continue to show suppport for our sister school. This money raised is more than enough to start and complete another full classroom for Magale. Way to go Grizzlies!
This week we announced our Teacher of the Year nomination, Mrs. Genesi. Mrs. Genesi is our only Kindergarten teacher at Granite. With just a few minutes spent in her classroom you will see her love, dedication, and compassion for kindergarten. Congratulations Mrs. Genesi!
Speaking of Kindergarten, we have our 2017-2018 Kindergarten orientation scheduled for Friday, April 21st at 2:30pm. If you know of a family that has an incoming kindergartener, please ask them to contact the office.
It’s hard to believe we only have a couple of short months left in our 2016-2017 school year. SAGE testing will begin for 3rd-5th grade the week of May 8th. Please look for your student’s testing schedule. We encourage our students to get a good night’s sleep, eat a healthy breakfast, and come with a positive attitude. This is one opportunity for students to demonstrate their knowledge and growth. Our students have worked hard this year. We are proud of all their accomplishments.
April 3rd - 7th Spring Break
April 11th April Birthday Table
April 12th PTA meeting
April 20th Great Shake Out – national day of earthquake preparedness
April 21st Kindergarten Orientation
Common Sense Media has released the report Plugged In Parents: Attitudes, Behaviors and Role Models. As teachers, we are also role models and need to be reminded that our behaviors are viewed by our students in ways we may not think. Please take a moment to look at this infographic Inforgraphic and this article including video.