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Grant Middle School

1800 West Monroe Street
Springfield, IL 62704

Tuesday, October 1

October 1, 2019

Good morning Grant Middle School, today is Tuesday, October 1st 2019


Happy October 1st — Halloween dance is at the end of the month the last Friday ( This is a costume dance) —— The following are the grade, behavior and attendance expectations :


1. No failing grades form 1st quarter or for the month

2. Must have 4 or fewer referrals and no Susp or ISS assigned

3. No unexcused absences for October 


This means work hard, make good choices and be here at school !!!!!


 PE she fundraiser this week  we will be having a  spare change war for students during lunch. All classes who raise over $200 will be able to  throw pies in the faces of our beloved PE teachers. Students will be chosen to throw at random from the Purple Positives.  Your support in this is GREATLY appreciated!! thank you from the PE Dept. 


“We are starting purple positive rewards through Mrs. Montooth on Wednesdays before or after school. This will be similar to what we did last year for General Jackpot cards but you get to choose your reward! You will turn in a  certain amount of purple positives to redeem your chosen rewards. Remember this is BEFORE OR AFTER SCHOOL ON WEDNESDAYS, GO SEE MRS. MONTOOTH IN THE GYM TO REDEEM YOUR PRIZE


Some rewards are:

  • Out of uniform- 60 purple positives
  • Chips- 15 purple positives
    Mechanical pencil- 5 purple positives
  • Candy- 10 purple positives
  • Soda- 20 purple positives
  • Popcorn- 15 purple positives
  • Tardy pass- 20 purple positives
  • Go to lunch early - 30 purple positives
  • free homework pass- 45 purple positives
  • 5 minute extra recess time- 50 purple positives


 POTG will meet after school Today .. 


Drop Everything & Read — Make sure you have a book to read with you every period — we will be reading  today 3rd period Wednesday and Friday 5th period  -next week  M- W - F — Read something YOU like!!!! 


Learning lab will be open after school & Th  this week after school— make sure you have a signed Learning Lab pass & work to do. All students must be signed in by 2:40 — Know what activity bus you need to ride  — we only have 3 buses to choose from - bus stop sheets can be found in bookshelf in main lobby .


Reminder students school starts at 8:00 every day — the building opens for breakfast at 7:30 —  Here at Grant we are" On Time and Ready to Learn Every Day! "…. because it matters and so do YOU!


Tardy count 8th grade  6— 7th grade  8  & 6th grade12  tardies — Fantastic Job Being on time and ready to learn is a daily expectation at Grant 


 8th graders had % 91attendance Monday followed by 7th grade at  92% !!!!!! WOW & 6th grade with 89% — whole building was at  91% - Awesome job students !!!!! much appreciated we need you here, it makes a difference .


Teacher attendance was 88% Monday


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 please send to 121 A for corrections


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 Cell phones are not allowed to be on you during the school day , they MUST be turned off and concealed . Cell phones that are taken are subject consequences and parent pick up in order to return  


 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 home 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 locate at Chatham Road / Stange & Amos 

 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: When was the last time you’re upset, when was it and what happened? How did you resolve it ?


Teachers please send CICO students to Rm. 123 


Lunch  : Chicken & Noodles or steam burger w/ broccoli 




Thank you,

Have a Great day Generals!