Middle School News October 3, 2019

Good Evening!

Half-way mark for Quarter 1: School Brains Grades were updated on October 2nd, this is a great time to look thru grades with your middle school student, identify missing assignments, and celebrate results of their efforts!

Parent Info Nights: Free Parent Programs – Mark Your Calendar!

October 8th – Picture Day, hopefully the weather will continue to be this nice and we can get outdoor photos! We are looking for parent volunteers to help out with ‘crowd control’ on picture day. The time slots are 8:30 – 10, 10-11:30 or 11:30 -1:00. If you are interested in helping out, please contact Assistant Principal Ms. Russo at: arusso@gdrsd.org.  Picture Day

October 11th – “This year GDRMS , Student Council and Peace Club will be helping the Groton Neighborhood Food Project by sponsoring Spirit Days. As a ticket to Spirit Day Student Council is asking that all participants donate a boxed or food item to Loaves and Fishes.  Our first Spirit Day will be held on Friday, October 11th, 2019.  Spirit Day “theme” to be announced next week.  Donation bins will be located outside of the South and North entrance buildings on Friday morning, October 11th.” Loaves and Fishes

No School on October 14th [Columbus Day] and 15th [Teacher Professional Development Day]

October 15th : Travel information Night for 2020-2021 at the High School: A number of new trips are set to be unveiled at our annual Travel Information Night! We have domestic trips, international trips, exchange opportunities and service opportunities. Most of these trips are available to students currently in grades 8-11. Representatives from EF Tours and GAPP (German American Partnership Program) will be on hand to answer questions regarding some of the international travel and exchange opportunities. We hope to see you there. We will answer any questions that you have and, if you want to secure your place on one of these adventures, you can even sign up that evening.Travel information night will take place on Tuesday, October 15th beginning at 6:00pm in the Black Box Theater at GDRHS.

News from GDRMS PTO: October 21 – 24 – Book Fair Week!

If you haven’t already contributed to the One-and-Done Campaign for the middle school, please consider doing so now! We would like all contributions to be given by the end of the month so that we can put your money to good use this year!  Your money is used in many ways, such as bringing in cultural/educational programs (such as the two artisan woodcrafters from Mexico who shared their craft last year), providing in-class supplies and equipment (such as wiggle chairs, speaker systems, standing desks, etc.),  and supplying teacher-appreciation luncheons to keep our fabulous teachers happy. Please donate today if you haven’t already! Donate through three easy ways: Check (payable to GDRMS), Paypal (https://paypal.me.gdrmspto), or Venmo (GDRMSPTO). Thank you!

PRIDE: Positivity: Demonstrate open-mindedness. Be accepting and support diverse thinking. Have a willingness to learn.

Enjoy your weekend!

Kathi McCollumn, Principal