Grant Elementary School
School Highlights 2015 - 2016
- Awards Assembly-Annually students are recognized for their increased student achievement, efforts, attendance, and outstanding behavior.
- Back to School Festival-A Back to School Festival is offered for parents and students at the start of the school year to provide an opportunity to meet staff, find their classroom and to meet their child’s teacher to begin to develop a relationship with the teacher which is important to student success.
- Backsnack Program-provides students with non-perishable food such as canned, fruit, vegetables, cereal, milk, juice, etc. This provides students with food for the weekend that is nutritious for them. Food is provided from Harvesters which is then sent home with students every Friday.
- Bike Award Assembly-Twelve students grades K-5 who make the most gains on the Reading and Math MAP Assessment receive a bike that is donated from a Community Partner.
- Book Fair(Fall/Spring)-The Scholastic Book Fairs provides students, parents, and staff with additional opportunities to purchase picture books, easy readers, chapter books, mystery, fantasy, and adventure books are among the many available selections. Students have independence of making their own purchases and have books they keep at home to encourage reading at home for 20 minutes per day.
- Carnival-Grant’s Annual Carnival is a time for parent/family/community involvement. Families enjoy lots of fun, food, games, and prizes.
- Family Advocacy-The Family Advocacy System is a program that assigns every student to a teacher who serves as their advocate. The advocate works with students and their families. With parents as partners, the advocate works with the student to ensure the student’s success. The student, parents, and advocate work together to set goals and review the students’ academic progress during the Family Advocacy conference. Family Advocacy conferences are held twice a year along with monthly contact from the child’s advocate.
- Field Trips-Parents are encouraged to attend field trips to be part of their child’s learning experience.
- Family Nights-are provided to give families another opportunity to find out the focus of instruction in the classroom encouraging parents to continue the learning at home which will support the school with increased academic performance of students.
- Grade Level Q & A Standards Night-Provides parents with an opportunity to become familiar with the grade level standards, curriculum, and expectations for the school year.
- Happy Bear-Presentation to Kindergarten and First Grade students by Sunflower House to teach students good and bad touch and the importance of telling when someone touches in a bad way or makes you feel uncomfortable.
- Homework and Purple Party-Students that meet the expected criteria at the end of each quarter receive positive incentives.
- Kindergarten and Fifth Grade Graduation-allows families to experience a culmination of academic success with their child and the school.
- Mustang Manager-Students of Grant become role models by exemplifying the four “B’s” (be respectful, be in control, be responsible, be ready to learn).
- Observations-Parents are encouraged to observe in classrooms, assist teachers and work with their child at home.
- Score I for Health-is a health promotion and disease prevention program for elementary-aged children built upon the belief that optimal health and well-being enhances one’s ability to learn, grow and develop creatively. Each year Score I continues to work with students of Grant Elementary.
- Student Agendas/Folders-are provided to every student to communicate with parents along with providing children management skills. The compact is provided within the agenda to daily remind parents of the partnership between parents, teachers, students and the principal. Other information is provided within the agenda so that parents will be informed about the school, policies and expectations at Grant Elementary.
- Student Council-Elections are conducted each year for student council. Students make speeches to hold office of President, Vice President, Secretary, and Treasurer; representatives are also selected per grade level.
- Summer School-Extended opportunity for students to work on foundational skills needed in order to make expected growth for the upcoming school year.
- Volunteer Appreciation-is given to parents of Grant Elementary. At this time parents will have an opportunity to review the parent involvement policy providing input as to what might be added or removed as it supports the involvement of parents and the collaboration of the academic performance of students.
Grant's Mission Statement
The mission of Grant Elementary School is to develop independent lifelong learners who are productive members of society.