Happenings at East Grand schools
Appointments still available. Free Preschool Developmental & Health Screenings for children under five will be March 27 at Fraser Valley Elementary and March 28 at Granby Elementary. Have your child screened in the areas of Speech/Language, Motor skills, General Knowledge as well as Dental, Vision and Hearing. All free! Parents can also obtain information about district and community preschool options. Appointments are necessary. Call your local elementary school to schedule yours today.
It is testing season at all of our schools. Fraser Valley started testing this week, with Granby Elementary, East Grand Middle and Middle Park High starting either next week or the week after spring break. Testing is sometimes stressful on students so please make sure they are sleeping and eating healthy.
The Granby fifth graders were great in Peter Pan. Last week they put on a performance of Peter Pan that made Music Director Laura Veraldo proud.
After many exciting literacy and math leprechaun activities, GES kindergarteners built rainbow bridges for our leprechaun’s to cross! Bridges were made with pipe cleaners and Play-Doh. Bridges were even weight bearing! STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) activities, such as this, are preparing our students with creativity, investigation, perseverance, and collaboration skills.
Granby Elementary fifth grade students are finishing up their art projects based on the contemporary artist Frank Big Bear. They are excited to create a piece of glass fusion art before they move on to Filippo Brunelleschi and two-point perspective city streets.
Third grade at Fraser Valley Elementary celebrated their Annual Wax Museum! Each third grader read a biography, reported to their class on their chosen person, and then presented at the wax museum. Students performed in character for parents, classes, and friends. Great work FVE Third Graders!
The MPHS Knowledge Bowl team participated in the State Knowledge Bowl Tournament at CSU in Fort Collins on Monday and Tuesday of this week. Students traveling to the tournament included Lela Myers, Kayla Davis, Dylan Cormican, Henry Kacik, and Aidan Carver. The tournament consisted of 10 power rounds of questions, including two written rounds and eight oral rounds. Out of a field of 60 teams, Middle Park finished in 39th place. Very well done, especially since they were competing against teams from across the state in all classification levels from 1A to 5A.
Don’t forget, spring break starts next Friday and runs through April 7. We hope everybody has a great break and comes back to school ready to end on a high note.
The district is continuing work on developing a Master Plan. Over the next few weeks, steering committee members will be asking for feedback from staff members and each schools Parent Advisory Group. We hope to have the plan completed by the middle of May.
Spring sports have started. Our student/athletes are doing well considering we have not seen grass to practice on yet. Hopefully a couple of nice weeks will allow us to get our fields cleared.
We dismissed school early last week and appreciate all of the help and support from our community partners as well as our parents. We were able to safely deliver every student in less than two hours. We are refining our process to make it more efficient and clear for parents as well. As always, if you ever feel that your child is unsafe coming to or staying in school please excuse them. The student will have to make up any missed work and the absence will be excused.
Frank Reeves is the superintendent of East Grand School District.
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