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We need volunteer popcorn poppers. We have popcorn every Thursday for our students. It's something our students really look forward to and it's an important fundraiser for our school. We need volunteers that can come in at 8:30 a.m. on Thursday mornings to pop popcorn. Volunteers are typically finished by 11:30 A.M. We only need you approximately one Thursday a month. If you can help, please call our office at 882-7100 or Volunteer Coordinator Debi Foster at 882-8537.
Student testing starts in May. This spring, all 3rd, 4th and 5th grade students will take the Smarter Balanced tests in math and English language arts. Students in fifth and eighth grades will also take the Measurements of Student Progress (MSP) in science. The results from these tests help give a more accurate picture of whether students are on track as they progress through each grade. Students will take the tests online. Our school is scheduled for testing May 1 through June 5. For specific dates please refer to the calendar that was distributed during conferences. If you have any questions about the tests, please call Jamie Smasne at 882-7105.
Be sure to update your information. Parents - Have you moved? Have you changed your phone number? If so, please notify the office as soon as possible. This helps us ensure our emergency information is accurate. Call us at 882 -7100 to update information.
There is still time to register for kindergarten. It's time to get students registered for kindergarten. We are in the middle of kindergarten registration for the 2017-2018 school year. We are registering kindergarten students every Friday, from 2:30 to 3 p.m., through the end of May. You'll need to bring your child's immunization record, birth certificate, proof of home address and parent ID. The student must be five-years-old before Aug. 31, 2017.
Do you & your students want to know what's for lunch? Keep up-to-date with mobile app. Remember, finding out what's for lunch or breakfast throughout the district is as easy as checking your phone. This year the school district has started using Health-e-Living to create and broadcast our menus and a part of that is the My School Menus app. The app is available in the Apple App Store or the Google Play store under My School Menus. The app makes it a snap to find out what's cooking.
Stay connected, follow the district on social media and receive district news on your phone. It's now easier than ever to stay connected and learn the latest about what is happening in the Grandview School District. All you have to do is text the words Follow TheGSD200 to 40404. Doing this will connect you to the Grandview School District's Twitter account, meaning any time the district sends out a tweet you'll receive that tweet as a text message to your phone. You don't need a Twitter account to take advantage of this feature. All you need is a cell phone capable of sending and receiving text messages. Also be sure to follow the school district on Facebook at @gsd200, and on Twitter and Instagram @thegsd200. The district also has a Spanish-langauge Twitter account @GSD200enespanol.
When first grade teacher Yesenia Mendez asks her students a question, there is only answer she won’t accept - a one-word answer. “We’ll do a quick check,” Mendez said. “I’ll stop them and ask them to use a complete sentence.”