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Grant Middle School

1800 West Monroe Street
Springfield, IL 62704

Thursday, May 9

May 9, 2019

Good morning Grant Middle School, today is Thursday, May 9th  2019. Today is a  “A“ 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 26 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 few weeks so much better by making good choices!!


Students, every teacher has an assortment of notes that students can write to each other to show kindness. You may turn your notes into your teachers or put them in the large envelope on the bulletin board heading down to the cafeteria. PLEASE make sure you put the recipients full name!!! These will be delivered to advisories. 


 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! ”


 "Members of Pride of the Generals who want to volunteer at PrideFest..don't forget to return your permission slips this week to Mrs. G in the mobile".  


8th graders interested in playing football at SHS next year Coaches will be at Grant Friday  to pass out information for 2019- 2020  Football season

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

Fri-relay teams only. all kids should be able to ride the bus.

 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 - 24  7th -26 6th -32  —  


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


Throwing items in class is a serious safety violation and will be met with consequences ranging up to possible suspension from school . Do no throw items, it is dangerous. Do the right thing - you know better and we expect better from you!


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 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~


For today’s welcoming ritual :  Who was / is your favorite teacher and why ???? Turn & share this with a partner.


Teachers please remember to handout CICO sheets


Lunch  : BBQ - Chicken / Chilli




Thank you,

Have a Great day Generals!