DAYLIGHT SAVINGS TIME BEGINS AT 2 AM THIS SUNDAY, MARCH 8.
TURN YOUR CLOCKS AHEAD ONE HOUR.
Middle School Orientation for Parents of Current 5th Graders Set for May 5 -
An orientation will be held in the Grass Lake Middle School Media Center on Tuesday, May 5, for parents of current George Long Elementary School 5th graders preparing them for their children's upcoming move to the Middle School. The meeting will begin at 6:00 PM.
Lego Parts Needed for Club -
George Long Elementary teachers Sarah Sherwood and Mike Arbuckle have started a "Lego League" at school and they are requesting donations of old Lego’s that people may not be using anymore for their practices. Donations can be dropped off at the George Long Elementary School office. Thank you!
"Girls on the Run" and "Girls on Track" Taking Registrations Now!
Space is limited and registration ends March 22nd. *Scholarships are available. Visit www.girlsontherunsemi.org for more information or to register. Also see http://bit.ly/1CYUY8J.
The Leader in Me- Habit 4- Think Win-Win
This month we are focusing on Habit 4- Think Win-Win. Think Win-Win is the belief that everyone can win. It’s not you or me, it’s both of us... (See More)
Sex Education/Reproductive Health Education Survey Requested -
The Grass Lake Community School District is in the process of reviewing its sex education/reproductive health education program to better meet the needs of students, as well as meeting the standards .... (See More)
- If your child complains of a stomach issue and is not normally a complainer, please keep them home to watch
- If your child is running a fever, even a low grade one, they must be completely fever free for 24 hours without Tylenol or Motrin before they can return to school.
- If your child does vomit they can’t return to school until 24 hours after the last time they vomited and they must be able to eat normally and be feeling pretty much back to normal. If it’s diarrhea, please make sure it has run its course and they are back to normal before sending them.
- As always, stress good hand washing, keeping hands/fingers out of mouths, covering mouths with elbows when coughing, not sharing drinking cups, etc.
To measure rates of success for advancing our students' wellness levels, students from Eastern Michigan University's Nursing program came into the school and volunteered to measure our students' baseline pulse rate with activity, flexibility, and strength. The EMU students will return again later in the school year to take measurements again to allow us to quantify improvements in wellness among each of our students.
"Energizing Education" Receives $100,000 Donation
Begin With the End in Mind means to think about how you would like something to turnout before you get started. Reading a recipe before cooking or looking at a map before leaving on a trip is beginning with the end in mind. For young children, a good example is that of a jigsaw puzzle. Before doing a puzzle, they look at the cover of the box. They start with the end in mind.
A family mission statement is like a constitution your family lives by that helps you all make decisions for your life. It represents the purpose and values of your family, and will allow you to shape your future according to the principles you as a family hold most dear, rather than letting other people or circumstances determine it. Mission statements take many forms. Some are long and some are short. They may take form as a saying or phrase, a picture, a poem, or even a song. Make it personal to your family.
Habit 1 Be Proactive
Be Proactive means: You're in Charge
I am a responsible person. I take initiative. I choose my actions, attitudes, and moods. I do not blame others for my wrong actions. I do the right thing without being asked, even when no one is looking.
MLive Features a History of George Long Elementary School's Naming
Below is a list of books that your child will enjoy while also reinforcing the 7 Habits at home. Additional suggestions can be found at The Leader in Me Online.
Lower elementary (K-3) Read the book together. Ask your child questions about how the characters used the habits.
Upper elementary (4-6) Your child reads the book to you. Ask questions about how your child uses the habit.
The 7 Habits of Happy Kids by Sean Covey
Habit 1: Be Proactive
The Very Lonely Firefly by Eric Carle
The Carrot Seed by Ruth Krauss
Habit 2: Begin with the End in Mind
Click, Clack, Cows that Moo by Doreen Cronin,
Pancakes, Pancakes by Eric Carle
Habit 3: Put First Things First
Froggy Gets Dressed by Jonathan London
Jamaica's Find by Juanita Havill
Habit 4: Think Win-Win
The Very Clumsy Click Beetle by Eric Carle
Let's Be Enemies by Janice May Udry
Habit 5: Seek First to Understand Then to Be Understood
The True Story of the Three Little Pigs by Jon Scieszka
Are You My Mother? by P.D. Eastman
Habit 6: Synergize
Ox-Cart Manby Donald Hall
Clifford's Spring Clean-Up by Norman Bridwell
Habit 7: Sharpen the Saw
Owl Moon by Jane Yolen
Henry Hikes to Fitchburg by D. B. Johnson
Thank-you to our community for your support as this has been an amazing first year as a Leader in Me School! We are LEADERS!