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Principal's Message

Dear EGRMS Families,

This Friday, March 1st, is the last day of the second trimester.  Report cards will be published next Friday, March 8, 2019.  All students will be provided a copy of their third trimester schedule in BRIDGES class this Thursday so they are prepared for any elective changes on Monday morning.  Schedules also can be accessed online through the Skyward Family Access portal.

6th Grade Third Trimester Elective
As part of our goal to include students’ individual and collective voice in our school planning, we embarked on 6th graders having input into one of their elective courses for the first time ever.  Sixth grade students took a 3rd trimester elective survey in late January.  In this survey, students ranked the potential elective options to fill the one opening initially left in their schedule.  Last Friday, we finished the work of analyzing and completing your child’s third trimester schedule.  Students and parents may access this schedule through Skyward Family Access now.  As this is a new procedure for 6th grade students, it is also important to share that requests for changes are limited and can only occur after students have attended the class for one period.  As such, students interested in an elective class change should line up outside the guidance office after school on Tuesday, March 5.  A detailed end-of-the-day announcement will also describe this process to all students.  
 

Sincerely,
Anthony Morey
Principal

Kids' Food Basket

Dear Parents,

This year, for our Martin Luther King Day, Jr. Day of Service, our students will be making Supper Packs to be distributed through Kids’ Food Basket, a local organization working to combat childhood hunger. Please find more information on Kids’ Food Basket here.  These Supper Packs will provide the children who are serviced through Kids’ Food Basket one meal for one day. We are planning a school-wide drive to collect the necessary ingredients for the Supper Packs, which will be assembled the week before spring break.

Our school-wide collection drive begins next Thursday, January 31.  All students will be collecting the following items in their BRIDGES classes. Our goal is 50 of each item, so that each Bridges class can assemble at least 50 Supper Packs. Please note items need to be individually pre-packaged.

Items Needed:
Pudding Cups
Fruit Strips
Pretzel or Cheez-It Bag (1.5 oz or smaller)
.28 oz Meat Sticks (two per Supper Pack)

Quart Size Bags
Thank you for your support!

Sincerely,
East Grand Rapids Middle School Champions of Diversity Committee

EGRMS PTO
 
2018-2019 PTO Executive Board

The EGRMS PTO is looking for people interested in serving on the 2019/2020 Executive Board.  There are 5 positions that are posted: 
  • Vice President:  3-year commitment (Vice President, President, Past President).  This position can also be Co-Vice President’s.  Both Co-Vice President’s would then serve as Co-President’s
  • Treasurer:  1-year commitment
  • Assistant Treasurer:  2-year commitment (Assistant Treasurer, Treasurer)
  • Corresponding Secretary:  1-year commitment
  • Recording Secretary:  1-year commitment  
If you would like to nominate yourself or someone else, or if you are interested in learning more about any of the open positions, please contact Julie Kowalewski:  julieb.kowalewski@comcast.net or Kim Bolt kimberlyakidder@hotmail.com.  Please submit nominations by March 1, 2019. 

      

Students are issued “Way to Go” cards for demonstrating Respect, Responsibility or Personal Best by doing the right thing!  As students receive these cards, they are placed in the container located in the Main Office.  Every Friday, names are drawn and announced during the afternoon announcements.  Each student selected, has the opportunity to pick a prize from the prize basket simply as a way to say “Thanks, we appreciate and recognize you!” 

Feb. 15 Winners
-Megan Goodrich
-Anthony Cianfarani
-Mariyah Edwards

Feb. 22 Winners
-Porter Deliefde
-Nya Fields
-Ella Duffner

Now&Forever Get-Togethers

This week, you have four chances to hear from parents, teachers, school representatives and EGR Schools Foundation Executive Director Amy Stuursma about Now&Forever, a campaign to raise a sustainable source of funding for our students, our schools, and our future. The Get-Togethers will be Monday at 9am and 7pm at the High School and Thursday at 8:15am and 6pm at Breton Downs. There will be more Get-Togethers at the other schools in the next month.

Join us for whichever date or time works for you:

High School                   Monday, February 25      9-10am or 7-8pm
Breton Downs                Thursday, February 28    8:15-9:15am or 6-7pm
Lakeside Elementary     Tuesday, March 5            8:30-9:30am or 7-8pm
Wealthy Elementary      Thursday, March 7           8:30-9:30am or 6-7pm
Middle School                Tuesday, March 19          9-10am or 6-7pm

By building the Foundation’s endowment from $4 million to $12 million, Now&Forever will allow investment income from the endowment to fund academic enhancements and critical programs. Like EGRNow! in the past, for Now&Forever to succeed, we’ll need everyone in the community to join us, with a shared commitment to pledge what they can to help preserve East Grand Rapids Public Schools’ tradition of excellence in education.

Bring a friend to hear the latest about how Now&Forever is helping build the future of our schools!

Upcoming Events
For more upcoming events, please be sure to check with your child and reference the MS Calendar which may be found here
 

Kindergarten 2019-2020 Intent-to-Enroll Information

If you intend to enroll a kindergartener for the Fall 2019/20 school year, click here for more information. Please complete the required documentation outlined on the website on or before March 1, 2019. Thank you!


Art Club
Due to scheduling conflicts, Art Club will not be meeting again until Thursday, March 14th, from 3:00-4:00pm.


We The People Can Drive 
Save the date and your returnables!  We The People will be hosting a community-wide can drive on Saturday, March 2nd.  Students will canvas the neighborhoods to collect returnables to help fund their trip to Nationals in Washington, D.C. in April.

If you would prefer an earlier pickup, feel free to contact one of the following parents via email:
Melissa - 
melissavanderzyden@sbcglobal.net
Lisa- johnson4526@sbglobal.net
Mary - marygorsline@gmail.com

Thank you for supporting our EGRPS We The People Team!


KCTC Summer Camp
KCTC offers a summer camp program for grades 7, 8, and 9.  The program is a career-themed camp were students can explore various programs available at KCTC.  It's hands-on fun with the technology and equipment the professionals use in their trades.  

Some of the most popular camps include Young Chefs, Criminal Justice, and The STEM Program.  

For more information, click here



IB Diploma Programme
Current 8th grade students and parents who are interested in IB are invited to attend a presentation entitled "IB and Scheduling" on Wednesday, March 20 in the HS Learning Commons. This session will explore the various pathways to pursuing the IB Diploma Programme. 8th grade parents and students should attend at 6:00 p.m. session.

SCHOOL NEWS NETWORK

Our district is a proud partner of School News Network, visit their site for news items about EGR and other local schools!

EGR Middle School
EGRPS District Website
EGRPS Academic Boosters 
EGRPS Community Action Council
EGRPS Music Boosters 
EGRPS Stage Boosters
EGRPS Team Boosters
EGR Schools Foundation
EGRPS Special Education News
EGRPS Parent Tech Update



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