GVCS Weekly THUNDERBOLT
Week of August 19
It’s a busy week as we prepare for the first day of school on Friday, August 23. We are looking forward to seeing all of the students. Here are some important reminders for this week.
High School Orientation – Tuesday, 8/20
Students can come anytime between 1:00-3:00pm to pick up their schedules and locker information and hand in any forms.
Elementary & Middle School Orientation – Tuesday, 8/20
Middle School Orientation will be held in the gym from 6:00-6:20. Elementary students will have orientation in their classrooms from either 6:00-6:20 or 6:30-6:50. You may choose the session that works best for you.
Fall Thunder Gear Catalog
See the catalog of new Thunder Gear items available for sale. There will be some cash and carry items to purchase during the EL/MS Orientation Tuesday evening. Orders are due Friday, August 30.
Hot Lunch Information
We are excited to be launching online ordering and payment for our hot lunch program this year.
You may set up your family lunch account by following this link on our school website.
Once on the lunch site you will need to set up a profile for each student in your family by choosing "ADD STUDENT".
To place an order:
Choose "Place an order" in the dashboard OR "Order" next to student.
Click "NEXT" to scroll ahead to see the menu for each day.
Fill the dots for your selections.
Go to "Add to cart" to see selections and make your payment
PLEASE NOTE: There is NO hot lunch offered on the first day of school, Friday, August 23. You will need to plan to send a cold lunch for your student(s) for that day. Hot lunch will begin the week of August 26. Orders for the week of August 26 will be due by Wednesday, August 21.
Homeroom Parent Sign Up
We need your help. Every classroom from Preschool to 5th grade has a homeroom parent. Homeroom parents help the teacher plan parties and help in the classroom if needed. This is a great way to get connected and plugged in to the school. Please contact Crystal Metheny at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
In an effort to enhance our service to the Grand View community through school safety, we are adjusting the manner in which we allow visitor access to both our high school and elementary/middle school buildings. As we grow into a larger school community, it is vital that we do all we can to help our students quickly identify the adults who are safe to interact with in our buildings. With that in mind, please read below for our new visitor protocol.
-Starting August 23rd, 2019 (between the hours of 8:00am and 3:00pm at the EL/MS building and 8:15 and 3:15 at the HS building) all visitors (including parents), volunteers, and outside contractors will need to sign in at the office and present a government issued form of identification (ID).
-Our front office staff will ask for your ID, scan the ID, and a visitor badge will then be printed out. You must wear this visitor badge for the entirety of your visit.
-When your visit has concluded, please sign out with office personnel.
-Future visits will not require the presentation of ID as your information will be saved in our system. You will still need to sign in with our office staff and obtain a visitor badge.
With any amount of change you can expect there to be challenges ahead. It is with the safety of our students and staff in mind that we ask for your patience and understanding as our offices begin implementing this new protocol.
We now have online ordering for hot lunch! Click the link to get signed up today! All orders must be placed the Wednesday BEFORE the week lunches are needed.
A couple notes:
- Make sure to click ahead to the correct date. Lunch is available beginning on 8/26.
- If you want to deselect an item you've already placed in your cart, you CAN do that in the cart. It will not allow you to deselect the button once it's been clicked... but when you go to pay, you can easily delete it from your cart.
- Money can NOT be transferred between students and any credits students receive back will only be used for that specific student. Also, any unused credits in the account at the end of the school year, can NOT be refunded, so placing a large amount of funds into the account, without specific plans to use them, is not wise.
We are very excited to welcome our new elementary and middle school Principal, Mr. Aaron Pals. Aaron is a 2002 graduate of Grandview Park Baptist School and spent his school years growing up in our current high school. Aaron brings a great deal of wisdom and experience, strong, servant leadership, and joy to our school and we can't wait to see how God will use him and his awesome family in our school! Check back soon for a "getting to know you" video on Mr. Pals.
Hopesong was blessed to have an opportunity to sing in New York City on June 4. Fourteen students rehearsed music with singers from around the country then performed a collective concert at Alice Tully Hall, part of the Lincoln Center Complex. The students were able to sit under the direction of Rene Clausen, director of the Concordia Choir in Moorehead, MN. Dr. Clausen is a world-renowned composer and director and the students were able to experience excellent choral singing. Even through long rehearsals, busy days, and late nights the students represented their Savior and their school with excellence. Thank you to all who prayed for our trip. Soli Deo Gloria!
A few quotes from students:
“There were multiple times where the music was so beautiful that I just had to close my eyes and soak it in.”
“It seems a lot of people sing to make themselves known, and I am reminded that the only real reason any of us sing is in order to bring glory to God and make His name known.
“Even though this world has spectacular things to offer, it’s all temporary. I need to focus on things above.”
“This was a time I really saw the real world outside of my Christian bubble.”
Check out all these awesome new books we got for our library with money raised at the Scholastic book fair!! Mrs. Mosher is SO excited and has been working hard getting them ready for students toenjoy this fall!
THANK YOU to all who helped with and shopped at our book fair!!
-- 2% discount for non-scholarship recipient students when full year is paid prior to August 1st.
-- 1% discount for non-scholarship recipient students if one semester in paid in full prior to August 1st and January 1st.
High schoolers- Kick off the school year with a 2 day trip to Iowa Regular Baptist Camp in Ventura, IA. This is an AWESOME time of fun games and activities, building friendships, growing spiritually, and getting the school year off to a great start! See you August 26th and 27th!