Principal’s Update 10/26/15

News:
 
1.  Help us collect valuable data for our school by participating in Speak Up

Join the conversation about the use of technology for learning through Speak Up, a National Research Project. Since 2003, nearly 4 million K-12 education stakeholders have participated in the annual online surveys. Data findings are shared each year with federal, state and local policymakers to inform education programs, policies and funding.

Instructions for completing the Speak Up survey

  1. Go to this link: http://www.speakup4schools.org/speakup2015

  2. Click on the appropriate survey (Parent or Community member).

  3. Follow the given instructions to access the survey. Begin by entering your school zip (46140) or clicking on the drop down button and select your state, then go to the next line and type in your school name to find your school.

  4. Parents will NOT need the password to access the survey.

To learn more about Speak Up please visit www.tomorrow.org/speakup

2. For those families in need of Christmas assistance, United Christmas Service applications are now available at the school.  Applications will be accepted through November 16th.  For further information, please contact Mrs. Fortuna (students with the last name A-K) or Mrs. Belcher (students with the last name L-Z), school counselor, at 477-4616.
3. The Builders Club is sponsoring a canned food drive this week.
4. NWEA Map Testing continues this week.  Students will finish the Reading portion today.  The Language Arts session will start Tuesday, and the math session will be later this week.
5. Report Cards are now available in the PowerSchool Portal.
Weekly Reminders:
1. Parent Teacher Conferences will be October 29 and November 5.  Here is the link to sign up: Parent Teacher Conference Sign-up

2.  If you know someone who would like to receive the GCJHS parent newsletter, please let them know they can sign up on our webpage.

3. We have multiple ways for you to obtain information regarding what’s happening at GCJHS.

Website- http://gcjhs.gcsc.k12.in.us/

Twitter- @GCJHS_principal

Facebook – Greenfield Central Junior High School

Email- You will receive the GCJHS Parent Newsletter email weekly with news, information, and upcoming important dates.  If you talk to someone who is not receiving this weekly email, please have them email me djack@gcsc.k12.in.us

Instagram- gc_jhs and gcjhs_principal

4. Breakfast is available to students every morning before school.

5. We would love for everyone to register the Junior High on your Marsh Fresh Idea card. This is a simple, 3 minute web task.  We use the points from Marsh to buy supplies and materials for the classroom!  Go to http://www.freshideasforeducation.com and enter our school code: 49955

5. Please turn in book rental to the front office.

Upcoming Dates:
October 29:  Parent Teacher Conferences (3:40pm-7:10pm)
November 1st:  Daylight Saving Times Ends
November 3: Spell Bowl Competition @ Eastern Hancock
November 4: PTO Meeting 6:30pm
November 5: Parent Teacher Conferences (3:40pm-7:10pm)
November 11- Veteran’s Day Program 9:30am
November 16: Picture Retakes
November 25th-27th:  Thanksgiving Break
December 3: 7th Grade field trip to Christmas Carole
December 15: Band and Choir Concert
December 21stJanuary 1st: Winter Break

Dan Jack

Principal, Greenfield Central Junior High School

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