Happenings at East Grand School District
East Grand Schools Superintendent
• All Parents: We need your help. Please take a few minutes and complete the school climate survey for your child’s school. These surveys are very important in helping each school to determine needs and goals for the upcoming year. Last year was our first year of completing the surveys and if we can get the same turnout we can compare data and start looking for trends to help improve our schools. Links to the surveys are available on each schools website. The survey is open until May 4.
• The annual EGSD Art show opening is Wednesday, April 25 at the Granby Library fro 4:30-6 p.m. The show features art from both elementary schools, the middle school and the high school. Artwork will be on display from April 23-May 23. Come to the library and view the great work our students have done.
• Fraser Valley and Granby Elementary schools will be having their book fairs next week. Stop in, get some new summer reading books and see what is popular reading. Yesterday at FVE there was a school-wide assembly featuring the Colorado Children’s Chorale and our very own Fraser Valley Eagle Choir. Our third- and fourth-grade choir members attended a workshop with the Children’s Chorale and then moved straight into the assembly.
• The GES third- through fifth-grade celebrated the end of CMAS, and their hard work on Wednesday in the cafeteria.
• Mrs. Manyak’s Fraser Valley third grade class has been learning and writing poems. One style of poem that they have been learning about is a Renga, or linked poem. This style is a collaborative project where each student in a group writes three lines similar to a haiku, and then all of the individual poems are put together as one poem. The following are some samples:
• All fifth graders in the district participated in AmeriTowne on Thursday in Lakewood. Students have prepared for months. Young AmeriTowne is an educational program designed to help students learn about business, economics, and free enterprise in a fun and hands-on way. Fifth graders spent the day in Towne working in a business and spending Towne money.
• Fifth graders at FVE are working on their Minecraft volume projects. Students choose a character to make in 3D. They measure the volume of each piece and their entire character. They then advertise their character.
• The Fifth Day program has a unit on Robotics going on. The students are excited to be learning about and making robots.
• Last week, fourth-grade students at GES participated in an endangered animal presentation by Colorado Department of Wildlife, sponsored by SOLE (Schools and Outdoor Learning Environments).
• Emma F., fourth grader at GES, is a finalist in the SOLE (Schools and Outdoor Learning Environments) art contest.
• The GES student council sponsored a food drive for Mountain Family Center. 863 items were collected! We almost tripled our goal of 300, so the students will celebrate with a crazy hair day. We would like to thank Brandy Heitzenrater of B-Sweet by Cakes and Sweets and GES paraprofessional for inciting the students with cupcakes. Third grade and Kindergarten brought in the most items and they will be getting cupcakes from Mrs. Brandy!
• On May 2, fourth grade students will go to the Colorado Museum because of our partnership with SOLE (Schools and Outdoor Learning Environments). This opportunity is helpful to our study of Colorado History. Fourth graders will also be able to see the Vega exhibit at the Art Museum on the same day.
• Fourth graders at Granby Elementary will participate in team building for an afternoon at the YMCA on May 3.
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