Principal’s Update 9/12/16

News:
1. This week, is Digital Citizenship Week. Below is a chart with the theme for each day, the dress up day suggestion, and a link for a parent resource.  Students will watch a short video each day with a digital citizenship lesson.  Please take some time to look over the parent resources and discuss this important topic with your child.
2. Thanks to some grant money, Greenfield DARE Officer, Steve McCarley, is able to bring in a speaker for our students on Thursday.  Many students will recognize Retro Bill from the DARE picnic in past years.  Retro Bill is an energetic performer who will have the students’ attention throughout the hour.  He will talk about conflict resolution and how to combat bullying, as well as making good choices in regards to drugs, tobacco and alcohol.
3. School pictures are this Friday, September 16. You can log in to LifeTouch and order picture packages now with code HM786146Y0.  Packets were sent home as well.   Athletics pictures will be Friday, after school.
4. We will start collecting envelopes for our school-wide fundraiser on Friday.  Students can also turn in donations next week up to the walk-a-thon.  Our goal is for each student to get at least $7 in donations.
5. The deadline to sign up for the 8th grade trip to Washington, D.C. is Thursday, September 15.  If you think you and/or your child may want to go, please sign up.  It is much easier to remove you from the list than it is to add you later.  Here is the link with more information: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1dRJz_85Ey24IhzibB08VaQcumEdSuVxI4A_pjKYTQRU/edit?usp=sharing–   Email Mrs. Betsy Greene with any questions.  bgreene@gcsc.k12.in.us

 

Reminders:
  1. Parent Teacher Organization (PTO): Meets the last Wednesday of each month in the school cafeteria! Please consider joining!
  2. Students can be dropped off to wait outside in the morning.  The doors to the building will be open beginning at 8:20a.m. each day.
  3. Breakfast is available for $1.75, to students every school day, at 8:20a.m.
  4. Textbook Fees can be turned in to the front office.  7th Grade fees are $150.26    8th Grade fees are $149.47
Upcoming Dates:
September 15: Retro Bill Convocation
September 16: School Pictures and Athletic Team Pictures
September 19: Fall Fine Arts Festival (6:00 PM Bands, 7:00 Strings, 7:30 PM Choirs)
September 22: Walk-a-thon Fundraiser
October 3-14: Fall Break
November 16 and February 8: Elearning days (students work from home)

 

Connections:
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 sign up on our webpage!
Athletics-  Our competition schedule is available here: http://gchscougars.com/ Click on “Junior High.”

Digital Citizenship Week

Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Theme of the Day
Focus on Digital Citizenship
Digital Citizenship is a Team Effort
Your Digital Identity
Be Upstanding
Rights, Remixes, and Responsibilities
Spirit Day
Sunglasses
Team Day (superheroes, sports, etc)
Twins, Emoticons
Silly Socks
Works of Art: It’s Picture Day! Dress for your Portrait!
Parent Info

 

Counseling Connection
During September we kick off College Go! Week. Although it may seem like it is too soon to be preparing for your student’s life after high school it will be here before you know it.  College Go! Week at the Junior High is about students becoming aware of the different options they have for their future.  It is not just for students who plan to go to a college or university.  If you would like to learn more about what you can be doing to prepare for your student’s future please click on the links below.
7th and 8th Grade College and Career Checklist
Learn more about what your 7th grader can be doing to prepare for their future.
Learn More Indiana
Learn more about College, Careers and Costs.
Twenty-First Century Scholars
Learn more about the Twenty-First Century Scholars Program.  If you are income eligible you should sign up during your student’s 7th or 8th grade school year.
If you would like additional information, please contact your child’s Guidance Counselor.
Mrs. Fortuna   efortuna@gcsc.k12.in.us – Students with the last name A-K
Mrs. Belcher  sbelcher@gcsc.k12.in.us – Students with the last name L-Z
*If you would like to be removed from this email list, please email “Stop” to gcjhs-parents-leave@listserv.gcsc.k12.in.us
Dan Jack, Principal
Greenfield Central Junior High

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