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The 4th Annual "Festival of Tables" Returns November 15 - Join us in participating in this year's Festival of Tables, which is our primary fundraiser for the Grass Lake Educational Foundation. All proceeds are directed toward providing opportunities for our students.The excitement is building! Join the fun! We are accepting all different types of objects for our auctions, along with table purchases, and sponsorships. Go to http://bit.ly/1txfvBa to see how you can participate. Support our students by donating.
Upcoming Events
10/31/2014
 

Welcome to the web page for
George Long Elementary School


829 S. Union St.
Grass Lake, MI 49240
                      Phone: 517-522-5590  
                      Fax: 517-522-8789

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

Principal: Mrs. Clark      
Assistant Principal: Mrs. Ellison 

 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!




 
GLEF Citrus Fruit Sale Going On Through October 28
The Grass Lake Educational Foundation (GLEF) is holding a citrus fruit fundraiser. Your student received information and an order form on October 8. There are more in the school offices if you need one

ALL ORDERS MUST BE PRE-PAID and are DUE ON OCTOBER 28. 
Elementary students will turn in their order form/payment to their teacher. Middle school and high school students will turn in their order form/payment to the main office in their respective building.

Fruit will be delivered in early December. Notification of the specific delivery date and time will be announced through school email. 

Citrus fruit makes a welcome holiday gift for co-workers, and the 20 pound boxes offer substantial savings for families. Please check out the brochure for the various offerings at http://bit.ly/1xBJl5n. See any Grass Lake student to place an order.

The GLEF supports Grass Lake Community Schools by providing new technology, teacher mini grants, support for the art and music programs, enhancements to STEM education (science, technology, engineering and math), and scholarships for graduating seniors. Your support of this fundraiser is greatly appreciated. 

Any questions should be directed to Lisa Lutchka at lisalutchka@yahoo.com, or 517-879-8902. Please do not contact the school!
Spirit Week October 13-17
To support Grass Lake Homecoming next week (October 13-17), the Elementary will have Spirit Week!

Monday – PJ Day
Tuesday – “Tacky Tuesday” / Mismatched Day
Wednesday (late start) – Hat day
Thursday – Favorite Team Day
Friday – Warrior Day / Blue and White Day

Go Warriors!
Habit 1 Be Proactive

During the month of October, we will be focusing as a school on 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
MLive posted a story today about the history of school buildings in Jackson County that have been named after individuals. Included with this story is a section on George Long Elementary School.
http://www.mlive.com/news/jackson/index.ssf/2014/09/peek_through_time_a_history_le.html#comments
Grade-Level Supply Lists Offered for 2014-2015
Go to the following links to see recommended supply lists for students going into the following grades for the 2014-2015 school year...................
Kindergarten - Go to http://bit.ly/1nYQxlu
1st Grade - Go to http://bit.ly/TNXZIw
2nd Grade - Go to http://bit.ly/1q6DHaq
3rd Grade - Go to http://bit.ly/1oRnLqL
4th Grade - Go to http://bit.ly/1lhgCic
5th Grade - Go to http://bit.ly/1ognxvo
 
Summer Readers are Leaders!
 Reading, and understanding what you read, is a skill that everyone needs to be successful. The best way to improve understanding is to read a lot. There is nothing like a challenging book to lift you up or take you to another world. Developing a love of reading will be an asset to your child in all areas of school and give him/her a jumpstart to a lifetime of reading!

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.

Habits 1-7

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 1st Annual Leadership Day

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!


We are LEADERS!
 
George Long Elementary Participates in "Energizing Education - Jackson"
Initiated by a challenge match grant from Consumers Energy in 2012, Energizing Education was created to ensure all students achieve grade-level milestones in Jackson County through a three-pronged approach to literacy development. Volunteer tutors, supervised and guided by a literacy specialist, work with students (K-2) individually in reading, writing, and word work during school hours, working towards improved skills and a more positive attitude about reading. The Energizing Education initiative also supports after-school programs through training, consultation, and material support for staff and volunteers. Finally, family outreach activities held by Energizing Education encourage parents to take a more active role in supporting their children’s education, providing skills and materials they can use to encourage literacy in the home. A pilot of the program at Frost Elementary School ran from January-May 2013, and we are now in the process of implementing this program at George Long Elementary School.
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