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    October 2019 Principal’s Message

    Principal’s Message  

    Dear parents, guardians, and friends of Griffiths Middle School,

    Griffiths Middle School is off to great start. As I walk through the classrooms I can’t help but be proud of all the student engagement and learning going on.

    Our school’s vision statement, “Griffiths Middle School students will acquire 21st Century skills, be college and career ready, globally competitive, and citizens of strong character”, not only focuses on our students’ academic successes, but on our students’ character as well. This month will highlight the Six Pillars of Character during our Character Counts! Week, October 21-25 as well as other social emotional learning programs we offer.  Although we try to embody the pillars throughout the year, we take time during this week to reinforce what each of the six pillars means. During the month of October, we will be offering two Parent Education workshops highlighting Learning Together, our student strengths based learning program.  This program seeks to identify the strengths each student possesses and maximize their true full potential.  These workshops will take place on October 1st at 8am and Wednesday October 2nd at 6:30pm.

    We invite you to our next Parent Academy on October 1st at 8:00 a.m. and October 2ndth at 6:30 p.m. to learn more about Learning Together and student strengths education.

    If your student has not had an opportunity to attend one of our STEAM Saturdays, please enroll her/him for the sessions on October 12th and 26th.  STEAM Saturdays allow students to take classes in Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematics.  Our first September STEAM Saturdays were extremely successful in giving students an opportunity for enrichment. In this and the coming months, we will be offering Computer/Gaming 101, Media/Journalism, Mentoring and more!

    In closing, I want to take a moment to share my reflection on my short time here at Griffiths.  As many of you know I have spent many of my years in education in high school.  As a professional, being back at the middle school level has reinvigorated me in the belief that success starts at the elementary level and is continued at the middle school.  Spending time working with our GMS students is not only helping them grow but also myself.  I am so excited every day knowing I have the privilege to watch them learn, grow and treat each other with dignity and respect as they navigate the halls.  Griffiths is where successful students are made.  I humbly thank you for entrusting us with that task and promise to give our best every day to prepare your student.

    Sincerely,

    Anthony Zegarra, Ed.D.

    Principal

     

     

    October Important Dates

     

    October 1-31
    National Bullying Prevention Awareness Month

     

    October 1                   
    National Walk to School Day – Chick-Fil-A will be at GMS

    8:00 a.m. Parent Academy on Student Strengths– Library

    October 2                   
    6:30 p.m. Parent Academy on Student Strengths – Library

    Boys Football/Girls Volleyball @ Sussman MS

    October 10                 
    7:00 p.m. PTA Meeting – Cafeteria

    October 11                 
    PTA Reflections Competition Entries are Due

    October 12                 
    8-12 Saturday School

    8-12 STEAM Saturday

    October 14                 
    No School

    October 17                 
    District-Wide Disaster Drill

    October 21                 
    Make-up Picture Day

    October 21-25            
    Character Counts! Week

    October 26                 
    8-12 Saturday School

    8-12 STEAM Saturday

    October 28                 
    2:15 Boys Volleyball/Girls Soccer @ GMS vs. Doty

    October 30                 
    2:15 Boys Volleyball/Girls Soccer @ Sussman MS

    October 31 
    Happy Halloween

    NO Costumes

 

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