HAPPY THANKSGIVING!We wish our Grass Lake Schools families a safe and happy holiday weekend, and we look forward to seeing our students when they return to school again on Monday, December 1.
Office Hours During the School Year:
7:30 AM to 3:00 PM, Monday through Friday
2014-2015 Instructional Hours:
7:50 AM-3:11 PM Monday through Friday
Secretary: Mrs. Kulwicki
George Long Elementary School supports the Kindergartners through 5th graders of the Grass Lake Community Schools District. The elementary building also houses the Little Warriors Pre-School and Daycare, which can be reached at 517-522-5650. Our school was extensively renovated and a new wing was added on in 2007. We enjoy large rooms, modern audio-visual equipment, and a cooperative staff committed to helping all of our students to succeed. Call us if you are interested in a tour of our building. We would love to see you!
Also, win a ride with Santa during the "Festival of Lights" parade, which will begin at 6:30 PM. For more information about "Breakfast with Santa", and the parade ride contest, go to http://bit.ly/1yWbxQl.
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
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
Our First Annual Leadership Day was a huge success! Our guests were very impressed with our school, staff and our amazing student leaders. We are very proud of our students as they were able to show off their leadership skills. Our students helped decorate, greet adults, shared their academic and personal goals, and much more! We will hold a Leadership Day next school year and we would love to see even more guests attend.
Thank-you to our community for your support as this has been an amazing first year as a Leader in Me School!