October 12, 2017

McTeacher's Night!!! Tuesday, October 17th!!

posted Oct 13, 2017, 7:56 AM by Jean Ebel

Don't miss this FUN event!!  CLICK HERE to read more

Early Release Day!! October 26th!!

posted Oct 13, 2017, 6:39 AM by Jean Ebel

Thursday, October 26 is an early release date for the district when elementary students in grades K5-5 will be released at 11:50 am.  Elementary teachers will be engaging in collaborative professional development opportunities focused on student learning during the afternoon.  PLEASE NOTE:  There are no 4K or Early Childhood AM or PM classes on this day.

Please use this form CLICK HERE to indicate your plans for your children on this early release day.  This form should be completed by Friday, October 20 so that we can ensure all children have a plan for care in the afternoon.

The Grafton Nutrition Services Department offers bag lunches for any students on early release days, whether they are going to child care or heading home.  Use this link to order a bag lunch:  CLICK HERE for the lunch form

School Directory!

posted Oct 13, 2017, 6:24 AM by Jean Ebel

In Skyward Family Access, parents can access the School Home Directory online for schools. It appears as an option in the left menu called "School Directory" and lists all guardian names, address, phone numbers, and email addresses for every student in the school.  Parents can select which contact information they want to share in the online school directory.
Note- the online directory is NOT active for Grafton High School students/families. 

Halloween Funhouse!!

posted Oct 12, 2017, 7:44 PM by Jean Ebel

The GES PTA invites you to the GES Halloween Funhouse on Friday, October 27th from 5:30-7:30pm in the GES Gym. Join us for games, crafts and food. Tickets for food and bounce houses are $1 each; everything else is free. Cash Only.

In order to make this a successful event, we need A LOT of volunteers. Please consider helping for a 30 minute shift!


Important Drop off and Parking Lot Information!

posted Oct 12, 2017, 7:39 PM by Jean Ebel

If you are parking in the West lot to either pick up or drop off your child(ren), please pay attention to how they are opening their door when they prepare to get out.  Please be considerate of all parked cars and be diligent in making sure that doors do not swing open and hit the car next to yours.  

Please remember when dropping off students in the morning......
  • *Pull all the way up along the drop off lane, this will alleviate traffic from building up on HWY 60
  • *When students are exiting cars, please have them exit from the door closest to the sidewalk
  • *If for ANY reason you need to exit your car when dropping off your child, please park and then walk them to the door.  We still have MANY families stopping alongside the sidewalk to help their child(ren) out of the car.  Please have your child prepared to exit the car when you pull up.  Again, if you need to help them out of the car PLEASE park and help them walk across to the sidewalk/entrance.
Thank you for your cooperation!

Important Information for Parent Volunteers!!

posted Oct 12, 2017, 7:37 PM by Jean Ebel

In order to provide for the safety and well-being of the students of the Grafton School District, the Board of Education requires a background check for all volunteers who work one-on-one or alone with students, who accompany students on field trips or overnight activities, or who have the potential to access confidential information. These background checks shall be conducted at least once every 3 years.   CLICK HERE fore more information ********** CLICK HERE for the background check form 

Important Dates to Remember!

posted Oct 12, 2017, 7:36 PM by Jean Ebel

October 13th - NO SCHOOL - ALL grade levels
October 26th - Early Release at 11:50
October 26th - NO 4K or Early Childhood Classes
October 27th - NO SCHOOL - ALL grade levels

Get Outside and Move!!

posted Oct 12, 2017, 7:35 PM by Jean Ebel

Get Outside and Move!

As you may have noticed, our school environment is already changing as work is started on referendum items. Construction fences have decreased the playground size, and students can no longer participate in Walking Club during recess breaks.  In order to give students an opportunity to be active and get out extra energy, the GES PTA is planning after school playground get-togethers for students and their families throughout the month of October. Please join us at Centennial Park each Wednesday in October from 3:30-4:30 pm.  We hope to see you there!


posted Oct 12, 2017, 7:32 PM by Jean Ebel   [ updated Oct 12, 2017, 7:33 PM ]

The GES Trivia Night Fundraiser is fast approaching- Saturday, November 11th! Join us for a fun evening that raises money for our beloved school community. Event proceeds will allow us to continue to fund and provide the students all of the enriching programs that they know and love throughout this final year. If we surpass our fundraising goal of $2500, additional funds raised will be used to purchase iPads for the elementary schools given the growing demand of technology in the classroom. Click HERE for the event flyer.

GES Singers is Back!!

posted Oct 12, 2017, 7:30 PM by Jean Ebel

It's time to dust off those vocal chords and get ready for another great year of choir!!  The GES Singers is an extra-curricular activity for interested 3rd, 4th and 5th grade singers and musicians.  CLICK HERE to read more! 

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