September 2018 Newsletter

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Principal’s News September – September 2018

Just a little over a week of school and we have already been learning so much. Routines are taking place. Relationships are being established. We even had our first fire drill. Back-to-School Night was a great success. If you were unable to attend, please contact your student’s teacher for any pertinent information you may need.

Fall is a favorite time of year. The leaves change colors. The mornings are a little cooler. You can purchase pumpkin everything!!! Also, school is in full swing. We want to thank you for your continued support and dedication to Granite Elementary.

This year we are going to explore the importance of…

The Power of YET.

I can’t do this…yet

This doesn’t work…yet

I don’t know…yet

It doesn’t make sense…yet

I don’t get it…yet

I’m not good at this…yet

For this month’s challenge, try to use The Power of Yet at home when faced with a trial or difficult task. This will help to build GRIT and perseverance in our Granite Grizzlies through the challenges of life and school.

Calendar Review:

September 3rd            No School

September 7th            Picture Day

September 10th          4:15pm SCC meeting, library

September 11th          bday table for July, August & September

September 12th          10am PTA general meeting

September 13th          Fun Run packets are DUE by 9am

September 14th          FUN RUN

September 21st          No School

September 25th          7:45am Books and Bagels

September 26th&27th Parent Teacher Conferences

September 28th          No School

August 2018 Newsletter

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Principal’s New – August 2018

Welcome back!!! Our hallways will now be filled with little feet and backpacks. I hope your summer vacation was filled with long nights, sleeping in, smores, swimming, laughter and plenty of family time.

We have a few staffing changes at Granite Elementary. Ms. Young is our new 4th grade teacher, replacing Mrs. Zarbock who retired. Ms. Patterson is our new 5th grade teacher. Mrs. Perry left education to pursue a different career opportunity. Mrs. Durrant is our new social worker. Ms. Leonard is our achievement coach. Mrs. Palmer is our speech and language pathologist, supporting our extended core students. Please help by giving them a big welcome!

Granite Groove: Muscle is our best friend, especially as we age (and there isn't one of us who isn't doing that).  Unfortunately, we can lose up to 8% of muscle mass each decade...which may lead to weakness, fatigue, mobility issues and an increase in falls and bone injuries. Fortunately, there IS something we can do about it...

  1. Research resistance exercises.
  2. Perform resistance exercises in 15-20 minutes sessions, 2-3 times a week.
  3. Eat a well-balanced, protein-rich diet.

Go easy at first, with just a few exercises and light weight. You can increase both over time.

Here are a few calendar items to be aware of for August and September:

August 22nd    First Day of School for 1st-5th

August 27th    First Day of School for Kindergarten

August 27th    First SCC meeting; 4:15pm

August 28th    Back to School Night; 6:30pm-8:00pm

August 31st     Fun Run Assembly for students

September 3rd No School

September 7th Picture Day

September 11th Birthday table for July, August, and September birthdays

September 12th Dibels testing for 3rd-5th grade

September 14th Dibles testing for K-2nd

                           PTA annual FUN RUN

September 21st NO SCHOOL

September 26th & 27th Parent Teacher Conferences

September 28th NO SCHOOL

Granite GRIT: Listening is the best way to connect with children. When we put down our phones, our to do lists, and give our children eye contact we show them we are listening. Try to increase your eye to eye contact with intentional listening with your children by 5-7 minutes a day. Starting this ritual early on will benefit future connection and conversations.

Master Bell Schedule

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Bell Schedule:

Monday thru Thursday                                               Friday Early Release

            8:55 Welcome Bell                                              8:55 Welcome Bell

            9:00 School Begins                                             9:00 School Begins

            3:35 School Dismissed                                       1:55 School Dismissed           

March Newsletter 2017

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March 2017 – Principal’s News

This week Granite Elementary will participate in White Ribbon Week. Monday we had a kick off assembly with the Utah Grizzlies. We discussed setting goals, believing in yourself, showing kindness, and teamwork. We will connect this great message to White Ribbon Week on how to make wise choices on social media and how to use social media to make a positive difference. On Tuesday, March 7th Granite will host a social media conference for parents. Debbie Dujanovic and a retired FBI Cyber Crimes supervision, Petra Butler, will discuss the realities of internet safety. Join us at 6:30pm in the gym for this raw and honest discussion on how to implement internet safety in your home.

With just one look outside we see a glimpse of spring. Sun is shining. Snow is falling. Please continue to help your students dress for the weather. A little sunshine and vitamin D is good for all of us. If the temperature drops below 21 we will keep them inside. We continue to monitor the air quality. If we experience a RED day, all students will remain inside. If we have an orange day students with asthma and sensitive issues will remain inside.

If you know of any incoming Kindergarteners for the 2017-2018 school year, please have them call the office to register.

We are proud to announce that Granite Elementary raised $4242.42 for our sister school, Magale Primary School, in Kenya. Way to go Granite Grizzlies!

Calendar items:

March 1st – PTA meeting, 10am

March 7th – Internet Safety Parent Conference, 6:30pm

March 13th – SCC (School Community Council) meeting, 4:15pm

March 16th – Spring Pictures

March 23rd – 3rd grade School House Rock Performance, 2:00pm