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Three girls in tutus stand in front of a sign that reads Grant Kids Talent Show

I am so very thankful to ALL the donations and help for our Talent and Arts show as well as our silent auction  we raised over $1,200 just by good people donating and wonderful people purchasing.

I am so very thankful to ALL the donations and help for our Talent and Arts show as well as our silent auction  we raised over $1,200 just by good people donating and wonderful people purchasing.

Thank you to Holly Sligar & Marissa Cobb for their work on the auction, Shannon Sheneman & Marshall Bilodeau for their behind the scenes work/set-up for the show, and to Brandon Evenson for being my MC partner in crime  it was amazing show with wonderful and creative talent. Until next year you can enjoy some of these highlights: (Principal Dahl)

For all of the amazing photos from the evening, visit our Facebook Page.

 

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It is that time of the year when school becomes a little more stressful, scholars are more easily frustrated and everyone feels tired! You may be asking "What can I do to help my child?" We have 6 areas of social emotional learning we focus on in schools:

PRINCIPAL'S MESSAGE WITH SHANNON DAHL

It is that time of the year when school becomes a little more stressful, scholars are more easily frustrated and everyone feels tired! You may be asking "What can I do to help my child?" We have 6 areas of social emotional learning we focus on in schools:

  • Self-Awareness - Individual can identify their emotions, personal assets, areas for growth and potential external resources and supports.
  • Self-Management - Individual can regulate emotions, thoughts and behaviors.
  • Self=Efficacy - Individual can motivate themselves, persevere and see themselves as capable.
  • Social Awareness - Individual can take the perspective of and empathize with others from diverse backgrounds and cultures.
  • Social Management - Individual can make safe and constructive choices about personal behavior and social interactions.
  • Social Engagement - Individual can consider others and show a desire to contribute to the well-being of school and community.

This month, it would be VERY helpful if you helped your child to learn to identify their emotions. This is beyond just feeling "good or bad," but specific emotions such as angry, tired, happy, excited, overwhelmed, etc. It often helps to have them draw their emotion and not only how it made them feel, but how their emotions make others feel. Stick figures are easy and quick...they can even be drawn on a napkin at a restaurant!


FEBRUARY EVENTS

Feb. 7: 100th Day of School

Feb 8: Family Night: Talent & Arts Show (silent auction too) 6:00 - 7:00 p.m.

Feb. 9: Tiger Party Quarter 2

Feb 12: DUE: STEM (Science Fair) forms

Feb 12 - 16: Kindness Week (spirit week)

Feb. 14: Friendship Parties

Feb. 17: National Random Act of Kindness Day

Feb. 19: Presidents Day (NO SCHOOL)

Feb. 26: Assembly: Positive

Feb. 27: Goodies with Grown-ups 7:00-7:45 a.m.

Feb. 27: Family Night: STEM (science fair)


FEBRUARY CHARACTER TRAIT

I can be POSITIVE by...

  • Keeping an open mind
  • Offering to help
  • Showing compassion
  • Being happy for others
  • Looking at the bright side
  • Using nice words
  • Thinking good thoughts
  • Being thankful
  • Smiling more
  • Believing anything is possible

STARTING THE DAY RIGHT!;05

Our doors open at 7:30 a.m. Tuesday through Friday and 8:30 a.m. Monday. They are locked right away at the start time (8:05 a.m. Tuesday - Friday and 9:05 a.m. Monday). There will be no supervision at drop-off after that time. Please make sure your child is here on time and ready to learn. Breakfast is served AFTER the bell to ensure we can feed each child so they are learning ready.


WAYS TO PROMOTE POSITIVE THINKING IN YOUR CHILD
(Taken from the Commonwealth Charter Academy)

  1. Encourage them to share their feelings.
  2. Emphasize the days events that went well.
  3. Surround your child with positive people.
  4. Teach your child positive self talk and affirmations.
  5. Treat failures as learning opportunities.
  6. Focus on your child's strengths.
  7. Let your child do what they love.
  8. Be positive yourself.

FAMILY NIGHT: STEM

WHO? Bring your entire family!

WHAT? It's our annual "science fair" and we have a ton of science activities for everyone to participate in! Scholars who attend will receive $50 Scholar Dollars & participants with entries for the science / invention fair will receive $100!

WHERE? Grant School (so cool)

WHEN? February 27, 6:00 - 7:30 p.m.


GET INVOLVED (PTO)

We are in a CRISIS right now! We are in desperate need of families to step up and help our school. We need families to collaborate, brainstorm and fundraise. We need families to come and volunteer their time to help our school be the best it can be. Right now we are considering shutting down our Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) due to lack of participation. We need dedicated, hardworking families to step up and be involved in the workings of Grant Elementary. If you feel you can do this, please contact our current officers (Holly Sligar, Marissa Cobb, Barley Ovenell or Principal Dahl) ASAP. The decision to end PTO will be made prior to the end of the school year.


REQUIREMENTS

Every year, because we are a Title I School, we have teachers, students and families complete something called a "compact." This is a collaborative agreement between all three parties to help with YOUR child's success.

Please complete the compact online. This should be quick and easy! Do not hesitate to contact the school with questions. Once completed your child will receive $50 Scholar Dollars!

Complete the Compact


KINDNESS WEEK

Monday, Feb. 12: Sports Day

Tuesday, Feb. 13: Pajama Day

Wednesday, Feb. 14: Twin Day (or wear pink/red)

Thursday, Feb. 15: Crazy Hair or Hat Day

Friday, Feb. 16: TIGER Love Day (TIGER gear)

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Sebastian

📚 Shoutout to Sebastian Arriola in Mrs. McKee's 1st Grade Class! Sebastian is working hard and proving that dedication and work really pay off. 🌈

📚 Shoutout to Sebastian Arriola in Mrs. McKee's 1st Grade Class! Sebastian is working hard and proving that dedication and work really pay off. 🌈


From mastering challenging concepts to tackling obstacles head-on, Sebastian is setting a remarkable example for all of us. Keep reaching for the stars, Sebastian - the journey is just as important as the destination! 🚀✨ #StudentSpotlight #CelebrateSuccess

Sebastian
A group of students sit in three rows and hold certificates

Grant Elementary recently recognized students that embody the character trait of being humble.

Grant Elementary recently recognized students that embody the character trait of being humble. Award winners were celebrated for their ability to help others succeed, be happy for others, be modest, not put anyone down, never brag, share their success, build others up, let others go first, give nice compliments and give back when they can.Congratulations to all our award winners! We're so proud of you!
 

A group of students sit in three rows and hold certificates

Back Row (L to R): Matteo Cornejo, Aubrey Goe, Faith Vizcarra Vreeman, Blaine Fronsman, Aaliyah Castaneda, Oscar Tovar Lopez

Middle Row (L to R): Regina Ortiz, Elizabeth Black, Tyler Bernstein, Eric Sanchez, Joseph Montalvo, Adali Gonzalez, Jordan Rosas-Goble, Caleb Gonzalez Umana, 

Front Row (L to R): Jose Ortiz-Vega, Evan Martinez, Sage Shtyba Dillman, Rosemary Valdez, Makenzie Alvarez, Jameson Taylor, Lii Antoshkina, Josias Ramos

 

A child in a blue shirt reads a dictionary

Members of the Ephrata Rotary Club stopped by Grant Elementary earlier this month to hand out personal dictionaries to the school's third grade classrooms. For roughly 15 years, the Ephrata Rotary has raised funds to purchase dictionaries for students in Ephrata, Soap Lake and Wilson Creek. 

Members of the Ephrata Rotary Club stopped by Grant Elementary earlier this month to hand out personal dictionaries to the school's third grade classrooms. For roughly 15 years, the Ephrata Rotary has raised funds to purchase dictionaries for students in Ephrata, Soap Lake and Wilson Creek. 

Grant Elementary students excitedly explored their new dictionaries and shared the types of things they hoped the books would help them learn. Rotary members encouraged them to look up words like "Santa" and then had students read definitions to the class. 

Thank you Ephrata Rotary for this generous gift!