“Every Student, Every Day, Every Classroom”
December 10, 2018
Dear Granite Falls School and Community Friends,
During this time of year, I marvel at the generosity, goodwill, and kindness of this community. Our district food drive, which is led by our high school students, has been picking up momentum all month. The theme is “Love in Action.” The goal this year is to collect 20,000 food items and $10,000. We will be improving the lives of over 200 families in our local community and supporting more than 400 children. Thanks to each and every one of you for the involvement in donating and raising money to help our families.
Thank you for taking part in our annual community survey! Your feedback and time is very important to us. Our goal is to reach 400 responses and we have over 350. The survey results help guide our district in teaching and learning, student achievement, and parent and community engagement. We greatly value your feedback as we strive to be the best school district. If you have not had a chance to take the survey, there is still time. You can find the link on the district website or by clicking here.
The Granite Falls Middle School’s renovation construction project continues, and the school is preparing to introduce Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics (STEAM) project-based education to our students. We are still on track to meet substantial completion of the renovation by second semester. Most of the new furniture and equipment we ordered to support the deeper learning programs is scheduled to arrive in March. Special thanks to the teachers and administrators that have been researching and experiencing new equipment and technology the past few months. Our staff is currently examining collaborative programs and are excited to begin teaching our students in the new building after spring break. We have some furniture pieces that are scheduled to arrive in January, and we will work on making use of the building as these needed materials arrive. The opening celebration will take place once the project is complete.
We are beginning work on our new four-year strategic plan and want to invite you to participate in the upcoming planning events for parents and the community. All meetings will be held at the Administration Office in the Pilchuck Room. We have several times scheduled to try and meet your hectic schedules.
- January 7 5:30 – 7:00 pm
- January 8 7:30 – 9:30 am
- January 8 5:30 – 7:00 pm
- January 9 6:00 – 7:30 pm
The holidays have begun and the frosty weather has arrived. Winter break is from December 17, 2018 through January 1, 2019. There is a half-day of school for students on Friday, December 14, 2018. School will resume on Wednesday, January 2, 2019.
Thank you for sharing your children with us. They are the greatest gift of all! May the magic and wonder of the season stay with you throughout the coming year!
Linda R. Hall