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Grant Middle School

1800 West Monroe Street
Springfield, IL 62704

Tuesday, May 14

May 14, 2019

Good morning Grant Middle School, today is Tuesday, May 14th  2019. Today is a  “B“ day—


Today is Character day  — Advisory teachers please - use the buckets from Miss Phillips — this $ is all going to Kids w/ Cancer — you can send buckets to Mr. Schurman to be counted. 


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 13 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. 


Lanphier parent info for football is available in the bookshelf outside my office — coaches will be here next Monday during 8th grade lunch. 


Final Book club meeting is after school today 


Pride of the Generals will meet Thursday 


Attention 7th grade WEB Leaders.  You have a mandatory event today after school.  You will leave your belongings in your lockers and report to the hallway in front of the music room at 2:40.  Please have a ride ready to pick you up at 5:00pm.  There will NOT be activity buses that late. 


Attention students  - All library books need returned or paid for now. See Mrs. Hall to pay for your lost books.


Students going on the DC/NY trip this year, there is a mandatory parent meeting on May 23rd at 6pm in the cafeteria. A parent must attend and it would be great if the student attends also. You will be receiving last minute details and important information for our trip this year. Please see Miss Gibbs if you have any questions.


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 - 7  6th- 7 - 7th - 9 —  


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.


 - 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 : What did you do special for your mother to celebrate Mother’s day — find a partner and share


Teachers please remember to handout CICO sheets


Lunch  :  Spaghetti w/garlic bread or Chicken Strips 



Thank you,

Have a Great day Generals!