Dear Parents,

Can you believe that we have completed 1st quarter and 48 days of the school year? Monday, October 16, began 2nd quarter. By now you have had your Parent/ Teacher Conference for 1st quarter with your child’s teacher.  I want to take this time to thank you for attending.  We had a tremendous turn out.  It is important to discuss with your child daily about what he or she is learning at school.  Ask the question, “What are you learning in (i.e. Math, English, Science, and Social Studies)?” Your child should be able to give you specifics and not just activities. Additionally, your child should be able to answer this question for each core subject and the elective classes as well.  One more thing, your child is required to have 10 AR points per 9 weeks.  This is figured into their English grade.  Please, please encourage your child to read.   

Turkey.pngOur “Turkey Challenge”, canned food drive is underway and I want to encourage you to get your child involved in this.  When our students help others, it not only strengthens our community, but it promotes personal growth and self-esteem.  It encourages civic responsibility as they get a chance to give back.  November is a month to be thankful for our many blessings.  Our students can make a difference in the lives of so many throughout our community. 

Army Veteran.pngSome of our classes will be going to the high school on November 10, at 10:00 a.m. for the Veteran’s Program.  Some of your teachers have asked students to write a card or draw a picture to a Veteran who will be there.  Please visit with your child about the importance of this day.  We believe in our military and know that, if it weren’t for the men and women who serve, we would not enjoy the freedom we have today.

Looking Ahead:

November 5 – Daylight Savings Time Ends “Fall Back” is the way I always remember it.  Set clocks back one hour.
November 6 – Basketball Season begins
November 10 - Veteran's Program
November 13 - School Board Meeting 7:00 PM
‚ÄčNovember 22 - 24 ‚Äč- Thanksgiving Break  

Mrs. Claudia Winters, GJHS Principal