In the schools: Parent-teacher conferences underway at East Grand |

In the schools: Parent-teacher conferences underway at East Grand

Great Happenings in East Grand schools the week of Oct. 18.

• The first quarter of the year is already here. Our teachers and staff are conducting parent-teacher conferences. One parent called my office this week to tell me how great the transition from elementary to middle school has been for her child. It is always great to hear good news from our community.

• The GES Positive Behavior Support team is working on rolling out our NEW mantra: We are SAFE, KIND, and HELPFUL. The students will make skits and posters that will be on display throughout the school.

• The Middle Park High School soccer team is currently ranked No. 7 in the state with a 9-2 record. Their final two home games of the regular season are 4 p.m. Friday and 11 a.m. Saturday. We hope you can come out and support them.

• The sophomore class will be hosting a Cultural Identity Expo from 1:45-2:15 p.m. Oct. 23 and Oct. 24 in the commons area of Middle Park High School. Students will be presenting how different aspects of their cultures help form their identities. Topics include food, family traditions, sports, music and more. This event is open to the public. Guests may check in at the front office.

• Our local Lions Club has invited our schools to be included in an International Peace Poster Contest. FVE fifth grade students and EGMS students have been expressing what peace means to them in their artwork. The theme this year is “Journey to Peace.”

• Peace Posters of FVE fifth grade students will be on display at the Fraser Public Library in the community room until Oct. 24th. I invite everyone to stop by and visit this special exhibit of FVE students, our future, expressing “peace.” Thank you to the Lions Club for engaging with our school and students and for all they do in the community.

• The EGMS Parent Advisory Counsel awarded about $2,000 in grants to EGMS teachers this week. This includes money for our Spanish and French classes’ cultural celebrations, money for our technology classes to have some standing desks for students to use, and graphic novels for eighth grade language arts.

• We are excited to announce that Granby Elementary has been chosen to participate in the Capturing Kids’ Hearts National Showcase Schools evaluation process. Capturing Kids’ Hearts is a program to help staff deal with student’s behavior and social-emotional needs.

• Just a reminder that AP testing registration ends Oct. 30. Registration forms and money, $94 per test, must be turned in by that day. Please contact Mr. Polonowski with any questions.

• East Grand students have been participating in the Communities that Care logo contest by submitting posters as a part of the contest to help them rebrand their logo.

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