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Grant Middle School

1800 West Monroe Street
Springfield, IL 62704

Tuesday, April 30

April 30, 2019

Good morning Grant Middle School, today is Tuesday, April 30th 2019. Today is a  “B“ day—


The Kindness challenge continues this week— teachers Ms. Bentsen has a link on her web page for updates— Remember respect is earned  — give respect and get it — Be kind & treat others the way you want to be treated— JUST BE NICE we have 25 days left — You know what is expected, the rules , just do what is right even when you don’t feel like it — Together we can make these last 5 weeks so much better by making good choices!!


 Attention students and staff =— A great way to show kindness and empathy is by giving and donating , This year in conjunction with our kindness counts campaign “Bring in your change or dollars for kids with cancer.  This will last until May 13th. Give all money to your advisory teachers to put in your class box. The winning advisory gets an Olive Garden lunch. Last year we raised $1389, let's beat that! ”


Get your kindness on!!!  Kindness Challenge update:  We have 5 teachers who have completed  4 or more kindness activities (Cosgriff, Buckles, Blunk, Richardson, Cuzzort) with several other teachers  quickly reaching that goal; remember, our goal as a school is for each teacher to complete at least 4 activities by May 11th. Look in your mailboxes Wednesday  morning for another quick and easy activity that can be done in ten minutes or less!  Please see a Kindness Captain with questions. 


To help raise money for children with leukemia, Mr. Peter is putting his beard on the line. There is a green tin in his room. If there is $100 in it by the end of this week, he’ll shave off the beard. 


Tues-track meet at 3:30 at sehs. jms hosts. please dismiss student athletes at 2:20 to get dressed and board buses at 2:30.(for tooth’s fyi.)


Wed-no practice.


Thur-track practice at shs. be there and ready to go by 2:55.


Fri-track practice at shs. be there and ready to go by 2:55.


Sat-fms invitational at sehs. if you are riding the buses be at gms by 8am. otherwise arrive at sehs by 8:30am.


Weather will be monitored and a decision to practice at Grant or SHS will be made as close to noon as possible on  Mon, Thurs & Fri.


 Reminder students school starts at 8:00 every day — the building opens for breakfast at 7:30 — Please be On Time and Ready to learn every day…. 

Tardy total challenge this week - remember the class with the lowest on Friday receives an extra 5 minutes of lunch on Monday or first day of week


8th - 4 6th -4  7th  - 4 — Interesting 3 way tie first time for this  — If 6th or 7th grade can knock them off we will give 10 minutes !!!! to the 6th or 7th grade


The following are daily reminders of behavior expectations and Grant rules:


Brushes , picks, combs, etc…. hair products are not allowed or too be used in class or hallways — Please keep in locker put away during the day.


 Grant is a uniform school —advisory teachers please check students for uniform violations at this time — Hoodies must be school issued, sport , club or activity or a state series competition from IESA 


Students the expectation in the hallway is to use appropriate language at all times— We are at school, be mindful of the language and respectful if corrected.


— Students blankets - Purses and fanny packs are NOT  allowed to be worn or taken to class at Grant middle school 


  Students to take a coat/ jacket / sweatshirt to lunch — students you may stay in the cafeteria if the weather is poor— once you go outside you stay outside— if you go to the library, no food or drink is allowed 


 Students this is  “our “ school, please show respect to building and grounds, by using trash cans and doing your part to keep Grant looking it’s best. Remember to be respectful of others property to and from school. 


 The expectation at Grant is to keep your hands and feet to yourselves, at all times during the school day and on the way to and home from school— This means no “Play Fighting "

 Students for your safety please only cross at the designated crosswalk areas

 Would you please now rise for the Pledge of Allegiance!  

I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America, and to the republic for which it stands, one nation under God, Indivisible with liberty and justice for all.— 

Now please observe a moment of silence and personal reflection  

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~MOMENT OF SILENCE ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~


All 8th graders going on field trip please report to Ms. Gibbs room at this time for a brief meeting on the upcoming trip 


For today’s welcoming ritual :  


Teachers please remember to handout CICO sheets


Lunch  :  Breaded Ravioli or Buffalo Chicken on a Bun



Thank you,

Have a Great day Generals!