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Be sure to join us for our annual Beginning of the Year Parent Night. We will be holding our annual Together We Can: Beginning of the Year Parent Night on Thursday, Sept. 28, at Grandview Middle School. There will be a resource fair and dinner, catered by El Conquistador, from 5 to 6 p.m. Then there will be parent workshops from 6 to 7:30 p.m. We will be offering workshops ranging from A Day in the Classroom, a workshop that will give parents a sneak peak at what and how students are learning, to GSD 101, a workshop helping parents learn how to navigate our schools. We will also have workshops on Federal & State Programs and Student Support Services, which will show parents what types of programs we have available, as well as workshops on attendance and our TBIP program. This is a great event that gives parents and community members an insiders look at our schools. Childcare will be provided for children ages 3 to 15.
September is Attendance Awareness Month. We want our families, community members and staff to remember the importance of being in class. Good attendance is central to student achievement and our broader efforts to improve schools. It doesn't take too many missed days, excused or not, to effect student learning. A student is considered chronically absent when they miss 10 percent of the school year, or about 18 days of school, which is equal to missing two days of school every month. Data shows that being chronically absent in kindergarten can lead to students not reading at grade level in third grade, and students who don't read proficiently in third grade are more likely to struggle in school as they get older. Let's work together to make sure students are in school. Attendance matters - miss school and miss out!
Surplus text books available. The Grandview School District Board of Directors has declared music equipment, athletic equipment, janitorial equipment, and furniture as surplus and have authorized their sale. The items will be available for purchase by public and private schools in the State of Washington until October 20, 2017. Any remaining items will be available to the public after October 20, 2017. The items will all be sold as is/where is and all sales are final. For a complete list of all items, please visit our district website at www.gsd200.org/surplus. If you are interested in viewing the items, please contact Tom Wolkenhauer at (509) 882-7146 for an appointment.
Be sure to sign up to receive our Grand Vista Newsletter. Click here to sign up. The e-newsletter is sent to your email inbox every 2nd & 4th Wednesday of the month throughout the school year. It includes information on upcoming events, gives you an inside look at what's happening in our classrooms and keeps you up-to-date on everything going on in our district.
Stay connected, follow the district on social media and catch up with 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. Be sure to follow the school district on Facebook at @gsd200, and on Twitter and Instagram @thegsd200.
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.