January 2018 Principal’s Newsletter-English

Principal’s Message


Dear Parents, Guardians, and Friends of Griffiths Middle School,

I hope you all had wonderful holiday and a Happy New Year! There are many wonderful activities going on in 2018 at Griffiths Middle School. Make sure you stay connected to our school by updating your information in the front office.

Your student will be coming home with their report card this week in addition to their Progress Reflection Form. Please ask your student about their goals for this upcoming grading period. We have also added a Character Counts! goal for our students. Please refer to the Progress Reflection Form to see what your student’s goal is for the pillar of Responsibility.

We have some exciting parent education opportunities coming up this year. Starting in January, we will be having a session on how to keep your student organized for success. This session will be lead by our GMS AVID teachers. More information will be sent to parents in the next week. I hope you can join us.

Please refer to the important dates emailed home with this newsletter.



Rani Bertsch, Ed.D.




January Important Dates

January 8-26               Intramural Sports – Soccer

January 8                     2nd Semester Begins

School Resumes

January 9                     2:15 p.m. Boys Soccer & Boys/Girls BB @Doty

January 10                   Report Cards and Progress Reflection go home

January 11                   2:15 p.m. Boys Soccer & Boys/Girls BB @GMS

7:00 p.m. PTA Meeting – Library


January 15                   No School – Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday

January 16                   2:15 Boys Soccer & Boys/Girls BB @ Sussman

January 18                   8:00 a.m.  Parent Education on How to Organize Your Student – Library

2:15 p.m. Boys Soccer & Boys/Girls BB @ GMS


January 20                   8-12 p.m. STEAM Saturday Enrichment

8-12 p.m. Saturday School

January 23                   2:15 p.m. Boys Soccer & Boys/Girls BB @ GMS

January 25                   2:15 p.m. Boys Soccer & Boys/Girls BB @ GMS