Keep your face always toward the sunshine, and shadows will fall behind you. – Walt Whitman

Fall is about to fall upon us. What a great time to get outdoors. We have such amazing access to mountains that there’s no excuse to get out there and take a walk or hike. Make exercise more fun by challenging yourself to a scavenger hunt….Happy almost fall!

1. Find a Pika pile (look for those mounds of greens that Pike build on the rocks).

2. Find what seems like the largest chipmunk possible (it’s really a Golden Mantled Squirrel…no stripes on its face).

3. Can you spot a hummingbird (what else do they eat besides the nectar from flowers?)?

4. Can you see a moose or a deer from a distance?

5. Did you know there’s a mink running around Silverlake…have you seen him?

6. Did you know there are many active Beaver Lodges in our canyons…can you find one?

7. Did you get close enough to a Yellow-bellied Marmot for it to yell at you?

Granite Elementary SCC (School Community Council) applications are available in the front office. If you are interested in learning more about this committee or submitting an application, please let us know. Applications are due September 15th.

Back to School Night was a big success. Thank you to those that were able to attend.

To review Canyons District Back to School Plan, please visit here: https://www.canyonsdistrict.org/general-news/aim-of-csds-data-driven-back-to-school-plan-is-to-keep-schools-open-safe/

We will continue to follow the direction of our Board of Education and work with our health department.

To stay connected and follow our PTA, you can find us on facebook https://www.facebook.com/granitepta and Instagram at granite_pta. You can find ways to get involved, learn more about the school and how to volunteer at our school.

Granite’s Calendar items:

September 1 – PTA meeting 10am general meeting in the faculty room

September 6 – NO School…Labor Day

September 10 – Fun Run Assembly & kick off

September 13 – SCC meeting 4:15pm in the library

September 17 – Constitution Day

September 21 – Books and Bagels 8:00-8:45 in the cafeteria

September 22 – School Pictures

September 22-23 – Parent Teacher Conferences

September 23 – Early Out, 1:55pm

September 24 – NO School

October 1 – Fun Run

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