News from the Den Grande Park Elementary School October 2, 2014 Vol ume 3, Issue 1 26933 Grande Park Blvd. Grizzly Spirit Wear Students are encouraged to wear their Grande Park spirit wear or red and blue to school every Friday! Grizzy will spend the following week in the classroom with the most participation. Congratulations to Mrs. Jacob’s first grade class for winning most school spirit last week. Who will be our winner tomorrow? Plainfield, IL 60585 (630) 551-9700 Important Dates NWEA MAP Testing Results 10-2 PTA meeting 7:00 PM 10-13 Columbus Day- District closed 10-14 Culver’s Night 10-17 End of 1st quarter Grande Park Elementary School… Positively working together to achieve our goals with Grizzly Pride! NWEA MAP (Measures of Academic Progress) testing sessions for grades 2-5 in both reading and mathematics are complete for the students of Grande Park. Over the next few weeks, the district will upload district averages and results will be sent home by the end of October. contact your child’s teacher or Sean Smith, Assistant Principal. Welcome Our Newest Grizzly! Congratulations to Mr. Baughman, (4th grade teacher) and his wife on their first baby! Harper Rose Baughman was born Monday, September 29th. Beth Wulff, Principal Sean Smith, Assistant Principal Ease the Tease Assembly Yesterday our students and staff took part in a powerful assembly called Ease the Tease. Imagination Theater, Inc. taught our students strategies that they could use every day, no matter where they are at, to handle hurtful teasing. Many students volunteered to help the actors role play different scenarios. They also learned that if the strategies didn’t work and someone continued this hurtful teasing toward them, they need to report this to an adult. It is NOT tattling when someone is bullying them. Please take a moment to ask your child about these strategies. We also encourage you to role play so your child can practice these strategies. We included the handouts that Judy Freedman shared with parents at our Easing the Teasing Bullying Presentation from Tuesday night. Please don’t hesitate to contact me or your child’s teacher if you have any concerns that your child needs support in handling mean teasing or is the target of a bully. Schedule for October 31st: Kids Triathlon Grande Park had an outstanding showing at last Sunday’s Oswegoland Park District Kids Triathlon. Kids Tri course is a 100 meter swim, a 3 mile bike ride through the Oswego East High School parking lot, and a ½ mile run around the track. While awards are given to the fastest in each division, the real winners are all the kids that participated! Congratulations to the following students for participating: Nicole Kent, Abby Esposito, Ava Keck, Delia Reed, Zander Hotchkiss, Lukas Gacek, Stanley Guziec, Zachary Hotchkiss, Kailyn Macanip, Kylie Morales, Isabelle Weber, Uma Nagarathnam, Daniel Delucio, Ethan Gustafson, and Snigdha Akula Halloween Information at Grande Park Please follow these guidelines for school costumes: NO toy weapons of any kind are allowed (swords, guns, nunchucks, ninja stars, etc.) Students are not allowed to bring aerosol sprays such as hairspray or colorings. No roller blades, skateboards, or scooters are permitted. Masks are allowed, but please make sure vision is not obstructed. Costumes can be fun and creative, without an emphasis on horror, gore, or the macabre. Please save the gruesome ones for Halloween night. Remember that no children will be released to their homes to change into costumes. Kindergarten students should wear their costumes to school on Halloween. First through fifth grade students are to bring their costumes to school in a bag. Students should be able to put on their costumes with minimal help. There will be adults available to provide assistance, but NOT to apply make-up, style hair, etc. . 9:45 Kindergarten students will parade in front of the school and through the hallways. 10:00 – 11:00 Kindergarten Room Party 1:15 1st – 5th grade students change into their costumes. 1:30 Room party volunteers can sign in and go to classrooms to set up for the parties. These parents may help teachers and teacher assistants assist children into their costumes. 1:45 Parade begins. Mrs. Wulff and the Grizzly mascot will lead the parade. The students will exit door #11 and walk around the front of the school. They will use the sidewalk and walk toward the playground to the back of the school and re-enter the building through door #10. Parents, please wait along on the open concrete areas in front of the school or on the blacktop area of the playground. 2:10 – 3:10 Room Parties If it is raining, the children will parade inside the gymnasium so they can see each other’s costumes. For the safety of our students, we will not be able to allow parents in to observe an inside parade. We apologize for the inconvenience this may cause. Thank you for your cooperation. Please call (630) 551-9700 if you have any questions.
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