weekly school News
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1. #thankfulThursday: As mentioned earlier this year, we had a large group of staff members who met on several occasions over the summer to discuss our old "Behavior Card." The goal was to find a way to make this a more positive communication tool for our parents and students. This card was created as a scaled feedback tool to provide you with, not only the traditional information you have always received, but also a glimpse into the positive choices and leadership that your child is displaying throughout his/her day.
As we enter the homestretch of the 2018-19 school year, we are asking for your help again. We would like to share with our staff regular, positive feedback from a variety of sources. Please take a few moments and use the link below to provide some encouragement to those folks that are making a major difference in your child's future. These comments can be anonymous, or you can provide your name. The office staff will use the provided comments every Thursday for our #thankfulThursday movement. The attached form can be completed, as little or often as you like, throughout the entire school year. We appreciate your continued support in growing the culture of gratitude that already exists at MIS!!
A couple of comments that have recently been shared:
"I would like to thank Mr. Berrier for all he has done because when I or someone in my class needs help he is there. Please share for thankful Thursday."
"I am thankful for Mrs. Husted and her willingness to help a coworker out when they are in need! She is flexible and willing to lend aid when she is needed! She always has a smile on her face and has such a positive and encouraging attitude!"
2. Book Fair: The Book Fair will be open in the gym for students during school hours from April 5th-12th. We will host a Family Night on Tuesday, April 9 from 6:00 - 7:30 pm.
3. Grandparents' Day: We are still in need of a few volunteers. If you are interested in helping out on any of the three days, please click the link below for more specific details and to volunteer:
We also remind families that we have to clear the parking lot in time to get the buses in so we will kindly be asking folks to depart prior to this. Any help you can give us with this in advance is much appreciated. Finally, we ask that students not leave with grandparents on this day to help with the timely clearing of the parking lot.
4. 2019 ILEARN Schedule: Please know that EACH CHILD WILL NEED EARBUDS OR HEADPHONES for this assessment. We would kindly ask that your child bring what he/she uses on a daily basis to school on these dates for the purpose of testing.
As mentioned over the past two weeks, we are required to have every student participate in both the practice test as well as the "real" assessment. Below you will find the schedule for these two events. The practice test will be taken during the class identified. In other words, your child will take the science (4th/6th grades) or social studies (5th grade) practice test with his/her science/social studies teacher during normal class time.
The operational ("real") test will begin at 8:10am each morning and will be taken in your child's homeroom classroom unless otherwise needed.
5. Gotcha Prize Winners: We would like to recognize the following students for exhibiting great character throughout the week. They were selected as our "Gotcha" prize winners this week:
Chloe K., Paige T., Anna M., Julia S., Alexandria K., Joseph C., Jo C., and Cameron S.
6. Greenfield-Central Junior High Opportunities for Next Year's 7th Graders
7. Please find attached the most recent flyers regarding Greenfield-Central HS summer athletic camps:
8. Camp Invention: "Parents of Incoming Kindergarten - current 5th grade students, don't miss out on the early registration discount. With code INNOVATE25 you can save $25 dollars off of the base price. *NEW* this year, you can select the payment plan option WITH the discount code. When checking out on your online registration, Select Payment Plan (You can pay the order total in Full or over 3 Even Payments. If you select 3 Even Payments, you will pay one-third of your balance now, with the remaining amount divided into two equal payments and auto-deducted at 30 and 60 days from the date of registering.) Don't miss out on this amazing opportunity at a discounted rate!"
The 2019 camp will be July 15-19th at J.B. Stephens Elementary from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. The cost per child is $230. The camp is for children entering grade K-6. If you have questions or need more information, please contact Ms. Amanda Bradford at email@example.com.
9. YMCA Summer Day Camp: Welcome to YMCA Summer Day Camp! Welcome to a summer experience that is so much more than camp. This summer, your child will swim, run, play, and explore, all in an environment that helps them learn and grow. They will step outside of their comfort zones to try new things, develop new friendships that will last a lifetime, and be in a place where they know they belong and feel safe.
10. Riley Dance Marathon: Greenfield Central High School is raising money for their Riley Dance Marathon. We will be helping them raise money by joining them in a spirit week next week. Thanks, in advance, for you support.
Monday 4/8- Red out for Riley: wear red (quarter donation)
Tuesday 4/9- Twin Tuesday: Be the “match” for someone today (quarter donation)
Wednesday 4/10- Words of Encouragement- wear clothes with words of encouragement to help keep kids positive. (quarter donation)
Thursday 4/11- For The Kids #FTK: wear yellow for childhood cancer awareness (quarter donation)
Friday 4/12- Hat Day- Hats off to the tough kids fighting cancer (dollar donation)
11. GC Kindergarten Round-Up: Please share with your neighbors and friends who may have Kindergarten-Aged Children.
12. Library News: Did you know we have eBooks available for MIS students? We received them through the Greenfield-Central School Foundation and want to spread the word. Below is a tutorial you can watch on how to gain access. The eBooks can be read on iPads or Chromebooks. Students can download the books for offline access as well. Should you have questions regarding this, please contact Ms. Lucy Gellert, GC Director of Library Services at firstname.lastname@example.org.
13. Safe School Alert: SafeSchools Alert is our district's tip reporting service. If you have information about a threat to our safety, do your part and report it. Please remember, you can remain anonymous. Should you have a need to report an issue, please click on the link below for details on how to do so.
14. School Dismissal Manager: Should you still need to sign up for School Dismissal Manager, please click the link below.
15. Volunteer Forms: Click on the link. Once you are on the page, click on the red apply button in the upper right hand corner to complete the process.
16. Lead and Copper Monitoring of Drinking Water Test Results
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April 8th: ILEARN Required Practice Test Window
April 9th: 5th Grade Grandparents' Luncheon
April 9th: Family Night at the Book Fair (6:00-7:30)
April 10th: 4th Grade Grandparents' Luncheon
April 11th: 6th Grade Grandparents' Luncheon
April 22nd - May 17th: ILEARN Testing Window
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