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.
Lead Test Results for Lead in Water may be found in our Contracts and Statements section of our website. If you have questions, please contact Mr. Sanders at the school.
The following positions are open:
Speech Language Pathologist (still looking for someone to be long-term)
If you have any questions, please contact Mr. Ahearn or Mr. Sanders.
The next PTO Meeting will be Wednesday, December 6th at 6:00p.m.
Please see the last copy of the PTO meeting notes under News and Notes section of the Webpage.
Booster Club News:
The next Booster Club Meeting will be Wednesday, November 29th at 7:00 p.m.
Please see the last copy of the Booster Club meeting notes under News and Notes section of the Webpage.
Thanksgiving Break Wednesday, November 22 ~ November 24th
Student of the Quarter
The quality that was being looked for is "Grit"/Perseverance in Adversity.
Congratulations to the PBIS Student of the Quarter
Kindergarten Armando Ahlfield
1st Grade Jaxon Mundy
2nd Grade Mariah Williams
3rd Grade Ty Smith
3rd Grade Oliver Kearfott
4th Grade Evan Ristau
5th Grade Emma Rambo
6th Grade Saige McNeill
7th Grade Kyotee McNeill
8th Grade Jaelyn Blakemore
Santa's Secret Shop:
We are having our annual PTO Santa's Secret Shop December 4-8 for all grades during school hours. The children will have an opportunity to shop for great Christmas presents at low prices for their families and pets. The teachers will sign up their homeroom classes to shop and let the students know when they will be doing their shopping. The gifts will be bagged and ready to put under your Christmas tree.
To volunteer to help the kids shop, purchase or bag their gifts, please call or text Paula Krohe at (815) 257-3772.
The shopping list will be going home in the newsletter, this will be helpful when others are assiting the younger children to shop for gifts.
Homework Program Dismissal:
Effective Tuesday, November 28th, students that stay for the Homework Program will follow new dismissal procedures for locations where they are to be picked up.
Walkers will be dismissed as usual to proceed out Door E2 down the alley.
Car riders will exit the building out of Door N1 on the Northside of the new addition. All students that are picked up by a parent or guardian will only exit out this door.
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.
Arriving in the Morning and Picking up
Parents, we need your assistance with the rules for arriving in the morning and picking up after school.
The school day begins at 8:15 and ends at 3:00. Wednesdays are 2:20 dismissal. Students should start arriving by 8:00 and no later than 8:15. Lately we have had students being dropped off at school as early as 7:30; Students should not be on school grounds before 8:00. 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. Riders should use the north main entrance by the office. Parents who drive their students to school must drop off the children on the west side of the building between 8:00 and 8:15.
School dismisses at 3:00 pm. Students are to leave the building immediately at close of 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.
Parents should send a note with their child at the beginning of the day. Phone calls will not be accepted. The office will write a Bus Slip that must be given to the bus driver letting them know your child is not riding. Parents or guardians arriving at the end of the day to pick up a child will not be allowed to take the student off the bus unless a bus note has been written.