Welcome to Grand Ridge Grade School
In partnership with our families and community, Grand Ridge CCSD #95 will educate all students to reach their highest potential. Grand Ridge will provide a safe learning environment, will respond to students' individual learning and emotional needs, and will maintain high expectations for achievement. Our goal is to develop students who are responsible, respectful, kind, and passionate for life-long learning.
2nd Quarter PBIS Winners!
In the past years, we have had many "Student of the Month" winners. This year we have changed this award. It will now be called "Student of the Quarter". Teachers will submit 1 winner per grade level once per quarter. This quarter the teachers were looking for a student that exemplified "RESPECT".
Congratulations to our winners:
Mrs. Sanders/Mr. Miller Luke Gleim
Kindergarten Lane Harcharik
1st Grade Leah Reed
2nd Grade Jersie Lechel
3rd Grade Logan Mills
4th Grade Annabelle Larabee
5th Grade Hadley Richardson
6th Grade Sadie Lechel
7th Grade Kendal Shelley
8th Grade Madeline Larabee
Congratulations on being so RESPECTFUL!
Congratulations to PTO on a successful Trivia Night!
Total profit for the night was $12,945.00. Thank you to everyone who helped to make the night a success! See article under News and Notes.
Science Fair Results
Mrs. Doerr would like to thank and congratulate all the students for all their hard work and participation during the 2017 Science Fair. Everyone did such a wonderful job and learned so many life skills that you will continue to use throughout the rest of your educational careers. The following students will represent Grand Ridge at the Regional Science Fair in DeKalb on March 25th: Katie Alderman, Hannah Rambo, Maddie Larabee, Cheyenne Muncy, Anthony King, Sofie Offermann, Allie Snyder, Riley Killian, Ethan Chapman, Nick Angus, Anthony Mulinazzi, Sterling Parks, Jillian Pitrowski, Holly Hladovcak, Cassie Turk and Victoria Snook. We wish them the best of luck at Regional Competition and want to congratulate everyone again on a job well done.
Midterms are now available to be viewed on TeacherEase.
We will be taking orders for Spirit Wear until Tuesday, February 28th. Please turn all orders in at the office. Tentative Delivery Date is 3/20/17 to 3/24/17. Order forms are being sent home with all students.
No School Monday, February 20, 2017.
News and Notes
Message from the Office
ATTENTION!!! Please notifiy the Office if you have an address change or phone number change. If there is ever an emergency it's important to keep all records current.
Welcome to TeacherEase!
We have implemented a new computer system that replaces Skyward. TeacherEase will allow you to view your students Grades, Assignments, Lunch Balances and Attendance. It will also allow the school to be able to send broadcast announcements to you as well as be able to communicate with any of the staff directly.
To be able to log into TeacherEase, you need to have an email address. If you have not supplied us with an email address, please contact the office and we will set you up in TeacherEase.
If you are having trouble locating or maneuvering in TeacherEase, please do not hesitate to contact the office, we will help you.
Dropping off in the Morning and Picking Up After School
The school day begins at 8:15 and ends at 3:00. On the first Wednesday of the month, school dismisses for School Improvement at 11:50 a.m. All other Wednesdays are a 2:00 dismissal. Students should start arriving by 8:00 and no later than 8:15. Breakfast children may enter at 8:00. The doors will be locked until 8:05. Children walking should use the crossing walk if they need to cross the street. The crossing guard is there to assist them. The children should use the North main entrance by the office. Parents who drive their youngsters to school must drop off the children on the west side of the building between 8:00 and 8:15.
All absences should be phoned into the school office (815-249-6225) by 9:00 AM. If you wish to have homework sent home for your child, please inform us when you call in the absence. Homework will be ready for you to pick up at the end of the day.
School dismisses at 3:00 PM. Students are to leave the building immediately at the close of the school day, unless under the supervision of a teacher. Students who are walking will exit the building using the east side doors near the playground.
Children may not be picked up at the bus loading area on the north side of the building. If you need to pick up your child, please make arrangements before 2:30. Parents should send a note with their child at the beginning of the day. The office will write a green bus slip that must be given to the bus driver letting them know your child is not riding. If you need to get your child at the end of the day because of an emergency, you can call or come into the office before 2:30 to make sure they don’t get on the bus.
Important Changes to our monthly Breakfast and Lunch Menus
Beginning in January, we will no longer print a paper copy of the monthly lunch menu. We will now load our lunch menu into TeacherEase. We will still continue to print each week in the newsletter the weekly menu but will no longer be publishing a monthly calendar. We are working on getting the notification system up and running to let you know by email if changes have happened with the menu.
To view the menu in TeacherEase, you will want to be on the main page of the parent’s portal page. Click on the drop down for the miscellaneous tab and select menus. This will bring up the current months breakfast and lunch. We will continue to keep the website updated with the lunch menu as well.
If you have any questions, please contact the office.
Lunch with your student
Grand Ridge Grade School invites you to have lunch with your child. Each grade level has been assigned a month for parents/guardians to enjoy lunch with their child. In order to have enough space, we ask that you choose only one time during the assigned month to dine with your child.
If you wish to eat lunch with your child, please send a note to school by the morning of the day you wish to visit. We kindly ask that you bring a sack lunch for yourself. We ask that you do not bring food from restaurants into the school, as this will upset your child’s classmates. Also, we ask that this special invitation is for parents or legal guardians only. We cannot accommodate extended family members during the lunch hour as space is limited. Your child’s lunch is exactly 20 minutes. Parents must sign in at the office and then will be escorted to the multi-purpose room where the lunch is served. You will meet your child at his or her lunch table.
We hope that many parents can take advantage of the opportunity to see their child during the school day and can experience a typical day in the lunchroom.
January Kindergarten 11:40
January 5th 12:00
February 1st 11:40
February 6th 12:05
March 2nd 11:40
March 7th 12:05
April 3rd 11:40
April 8th 12:05
May 4th 11:40