Monthly Archives: November 2014

Hat Day a Success! Over $160 Raised!

Grandview’s Hat Day raised over $160 for Cardiac Kids. (The charity of choice for Taylor Diamond’s Miss. Teen pageant.)

Each student was allowed to wear a hat for the spirit day if they purchased a licence for $2.00.

Gooooo Grizzlies!!

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The Annual Holiday Gift Shop presented by our PIT crew

The Annual Holiday Gift Shop! imagesCAOQFR1E

WHEN? Monday December 8th throughout the day

Tuesday December 9th Last Chance Shop until 12noon

WHERE? In the Gym

WHY? To find great gifts for Family & Friends!!

This is a wonderful opportunity for the children to shop independently for everyone on their list. All funds raised during the Holiday Gift Shop are used to fund important projects and activities for our school. Our goal for the 2014/2015 school year is to raise $5000 to enhance our school Library Experience & support literacy at Grandview.

The Holiday Gift shop is organized and operated by the Grandview Parent Involvement Team made up of parents, caregivers, staff and volunteers.

With items ranging in price from $1 to $10, there’s something for everyone!

Students can have their picture taken with a variety of seasonal backgrounds!

Each 4×6 picture will come framed for $5!!

PIT Crew members are still needed; please contact the school if you can join us! A current police check is required. Please inquire at the office.

At the bottom of the attachment there is a handy gift list and older students will assist our younger students with shopping.

The annual Holiday Gift Shop 2014

Shoes for Gym

Students in Kindergarten, Grade 1 and Grade 2 have gym class every other day. Parents, would you please ensure that your child has a pair of running shoes at school. For safety reasons, children with inappropriate footwear are not allowed to participate, and this is often very disappointing for the student who has to sit and watch classmates playing games and learning new skills.

Thank you.

Welcome to Miss Lindsay Rymon-Lipinski

Miss Rymon-Lipinski will be filling in for Mrs. DeCroos for the next few months in the Grade 2 class and our LLI program.  Mrs. DeCroos will be taking over the role of Learning Resource Teacher for Mr. Martin who will be off for the next few months.

A Note From Your School’s Public Health Nurse

With the holidays around the corner, what are you and your family grateful for? The holiday season is a good time to step back, reflect and talk with your children about the importance of being grateful for everything they have been given. By learning to be grateful, children develop a better sense of the world around them. They learn to put things into perspective and to look beyond themselves to understand and become sensitive to the feelings of others.

Here are some tips to help your children develop an attitude of gratitude:

  • Set an example: Model gratitude for your kids by commenting on or writing out the things that you are grateful for each day.
  • Create rituals: For example, at meal time ask every member of the family to name one or two positive things that he/she is grateful for that day.
  • Encourage: Encourage your child to use his/her strengths to help others and lend a hand when needed. Also, talk to your child about the things that you do to help others.
  • Practice: Like any other skill, being grateful requires practice.

BCI- Wilfrid Laurier Program Information Night

Attention all Grade 8 students!

BCI will be hosting an information session for Grade 8 students interested in applying for the BCI-Laurier Program for September 2015 and their parents.

Wednesday, November 26th 2014

7pm – Brantford Collegiate Auditorium

UPCOMING SPIRIT DAYS!!!

Friday November 24th is… BEACH DAY!! Let’s all pretend we’re in Hawaii! (Remember your attire for outside recess though!)

Next Friday, November 28th is HAT DAY! Bring in $2.00 to buy a licence which allows you to wear your ‘chapeau’ all day long! Yes, even in the hallway! Yes, even in the gym! YES even in the library! That’s right, everywhere! All proceeds go to Cardiac Kids (Jordan Diamond’s charity of choice in the Miss. Teen competition!)

Friday, December 5th- The day you’ve all been waiting for… PAJAMA DAY!!!! You can feel cozy all day long! This one’s free, no licence needed!

Participants in spirit days earn points for their colour house.

Let’s show our Grizzly Spirit, ROAR!