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.
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.
Parent/Teacher Conferences for parents of students in grades K-8 will be held on Wedesday, October 25 and Thursday, October 26th from 5:00-8:00 p.m. each evening. Conferences are scheduled by appointment, in advance. Letters have been sent home with your students. Please return the bottom portion of the letter by Friday, October 13th.
Influenza vaccine clinic
On Thursday, October 26th we will be hosting the LaSalle County Health Department nursing team for an Influenza vaccine clinic for our students and staff. Students have been sent home information for this clinic. If you are interested in your student receiving the flu vaccine, please fill out the form and return it back to the school by October 23rd.
Booster Club Meeting
There will be a Booster Club Meeting on Tuesday, October 11th at 6:00 p.m.
Friday, October 27, 2017 6:00-7:30 P.M. at the school
(5:30 Costume Parade starting at the school)
GRADES KIND.- 5TH & younger siblings
The Student Council, the Village of Grand Ridge and our PTO are planning to host a Halloween Party for students in Kindergarten thru 5th grades and younger siblings. This will give students a chance to wear their costumes (no masks, please) and play games with their classmates. If your child is in need of a costume please contact Kate Jaegle at (815) 712-0259 or email@example.com.
There will be: Pumpkin painting, face painting, haunted hallway, cake walk (no adults), bean bag games, and many other activities. We will even have hayrack rides (weather permitting).
All students must be accompanied by a parent.
(No strollers allowed & No High School students)
Volunteers are needed to help with this event and help with games and baked goods. Please let us know if you can help us.
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.