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What’s happening in the East Grand School District

Frank Reeves
Superintendant, East Grand School District

Week of Dec. 12

• A student, who was in our preschool last year, and his family had to relocate to Denver due to his ongoing cancer treatments. His wish is to receive birthday cards for his birthday on December 21. He will be five-years-old. He really likes books, is always smiling and loves to talk about his dog. The following is from his parents: "Had 11 surgeries…he's been under anesthesia over 150 times…he endured 98 radiation sessions when we finished last Friday…countless occupational and physical therapy appointments, hearing tests and braces fittings…All with a smile." Please send this AWESOME young man a card wishing him a Happy Birthday and wonderful holiday season. Mail can be sent to: Birthday Angel, PO Box 572, Fraser, CO 80442.

• On Dec. 15, GES students will have a fun day of making Christmas crafts for giving and caroling around our community. Each grade level uses parent volunteers to keep our children safe and guide them through making their crafts. As the students carol at our local businesses, please make time to stop in and listen! For a schedule of businesses being visited call Granby Elementary School at 970-887-3312

•Fifth-grade art classes are finishing up the unit on Chuck Close. Students learned how to use a grid to help them draw self-portraits. They also worked on learning how to use different types of pencils for shading. They all did an amazing job for their first times doing a self-portrait!

• With all the fresh snow, EGSD students and staff are enjoying the ski opportunities and encouragement of Winter Park Resort and Granby Ranch. These businesses are outstanding community partners! Please make sure to thank them when you use your ski vouchers! LET IT SNOW☺

• Last Monday, Scotty Hicks, gave his sixth-grade social studies students a presentation on a trip he took to Colombia a few years back. During the presentation, his classes enjoyed hot tea as a treat for having 100 percent completion of a project a week ago.

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• The EGMS Brain Bowl teams have had two competitions this year. They competed with North Park and with Kremmling! Teams from EGMS sixth, seventh and eighth-grade levels won 1st place. They will compete at the Central Regional Optimist Brain Bowl on Saturday, January 21 at Heritage High School. We have a strong potential to qualify for state!

• A group of FVES fifth-graders will be working with Mrs. Jenkin's preschool to create a collaborative poem. Each student will write a repeated word, a line, or a stanza that is inspired by a specific picture. The students work together to put the words and phrases in an order that makes sense then presents their completed poem. Fifth-graders wrote three different group poems using a paint splatter, the Twin Towers, and a SOARing eagle. Try it with your family members! Submit your poems and the inspirational picture to Mrs. Horton at amy.horton@egsd.org and we'll add your family poem to our fifth-grade "PoeTree."

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