News from Girard Intermediate
News from Girard Intermediate
December 1, 2012
The Holiday Band Concerts will be held on Thursday, December 13, in the Intermediate School Gymnasium.
Tickets for this concert may be purchased in advance at school for $1. Send ticket money in an envelope w/ child’s name on it; tickets will be sent home w/ child. Admission at the door will be $2. Money raised will be used for equipment, music, supplies, rewards, and field trips.
The 6th Grade Band Concert will begin at 6:45 p.m. Sixth graders should be in their seats on stage no later than 6:35 p.m.
The 5th Grade Band Concert is scheduled for 7:25 p.m. Fifth graders should be in their seats on stage no later than 7:15 p.m.
Please have Band members wear any combination of black and/or white clothing. If this is not possible, please have them wear a lighter colored top and a darker colored bottom. As much as possible, we would like to be dressed for success in uniformed fashion.
All students must be accompanied by an adult. If your plans for the evening include listening to the other band, please be seated with your child by the start of that concert, and remain seated until its conclusion. We ask that everyone do this as a courtesy to the student performers.
As always, feel free to contact me if there are any questions or concerns. Thank you for your support of Band in our School. I look forward to seeing you on December 13th!
Prep Bowl News
The Girard Intermediate School Prep Bowl Team has been busy preparing for competition which will be held in January at TCTC. Team members have been reviewing material in all subject area as well as reading several books that have been required.
This year’s team consists of
Brandon Bowman, Madison Hornikel, Sky McCloskey, Angelica Park, Josh Shepley, Dylan Puz, and Malena Whitfield.
Keep up the good work!!!!
Progress reports went home with students on Friday, November 30th.This marks the midpoint of the second grading period.
Please review this information with your child and contact the school if you have questions.
The final day of school before Christmas vacation will be on Wednesday, December 19th. Students will have their classroom Christmas parties on the 19th starting at 2:00. Again, only parents listed on the PTO party list will be allowed into the classrooms on this day.
Please contact PTO to be sure your name is on the list.
School will resume on Thursday, January 03.
Progress Book and Parent Access
You should have received a letter to set up a parent account on progress book, Girard Intermediate Schools’ new on- line grade book. If you have not, please contact the school and we will assist you. This is a great way to monitor your sons/daughters grades and progress in the classroom. Also each teacher has a web site set up at the Girard City School Web Page, where they post class assignments and weekly happenings in their classroom. Please go to the district web page and pull school and click on Girard Intermediate School.
Please be reminded that the weather is changing and the cool temperatures have arrived. Please make sure that your child/children are dressed appropriately for the weather. Please remind your son/daughter to bring their coats or jackets home from school as well.
Tardiness to School
Please take some time to review page 6 of our student handbook with your child or children. Students may be tardy only three times per nine weeks, without penalty. After a third tardy, detention will be assigned for every additional tardy in the current grading period.
The 24 Club
In November, Girard Intermediate School was invited to participate in the annual 24 Math Game Tournament which was held at Warren G. Harding High School on November 14th. Several students volunteered to stay after school and learn this Math game so the Intermediate School would be represented at the Tournament. The game requires students to look at 4 numbers and develop a pattern through adding, subtracting, multiplying and dividing that uses all four numbers to come up with the number “24”. Our GIS team competed through the first and second rounds of play and did a very impressive job as competitors. Many expressed a desire to continue practice after school so they could be even more competitive next year. We are all very proud of our 24 Club members for doing their personal best at the tournament.
Ohio Parent Information and Resource Center (www.ohiopirc.org)
The Ohio PIRC is non-profit parent information and resource center established in partnership with Every Child Succeeds, United Way 211, and Cincinnati Parents for Public Schools, and is funded by the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Innovation and Improvement. They can be reached at 1-800-647-4729 and free brochures are available.
Ohio PIRC provides parents, families, students, educators, and communities with information, resources, and training as mandated by the No Child Left Behind Act.
Ohio PIRC also provides statewide services to schools and organizations through training, information and referrals, educational/social service consultation support for family involvement, technical assistance, workshops and presentations.
We have registered our school district with School Cast notification system. By utilizing this system, we can notify you of any emergency situation (e.g., school closings or delays due to weather, power outages, ect.) in a matter of minutes.
You will be notified by the phone number you listed with the school. Please keep the school updated of any changes to your phone number. Additionally, if you do not wish to be notified, please send a note to the school to have your number removed.
If you choose not to use the system, school closing will still be listed on our website and local television and radio stations.
WASHINGTON DC Update
6th grade students are involved in fundraisers for the DC trip. The 6th grade trip has been scheduled for Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday – May 13th, 14th, 15th. Make sure you are paying attention to all due dates on the calendar.
Please make note of the following information:
- Make sure all your money and order forms are turned into the office in an envelope. Print your NAME, HOMEROOM and DC TRIP on the outside of the envelope.
Dates to Note
December 13 GIS Band Concert in the GIS Auditorium
19 Classroom Christmas Parties (2:00)
20 Christmas Vacation Begins
January 03 School Resumes
11 Grading Period Ends
14 2 Hour Delay (School Start Time 9:45)
18 Report Cards
21 Martin Luther King Day – No School