Friday, November 17, 2017

Week 13 Newsletter

The Grove Grizzly

A Note From the Office

Thank you to our parents who attended the Principal/Parent Book Study this week! It was such a great opportunity to have the chance to sit down with parents and discuss many of the great ideas from the book on how to develop Gritty kids! I highly recommend this book to all parents and have included a link to the Ted Talk for Angela Duckworth, author of our book study, on the book Grit. This will just give you taste of what having “Grit” is all about and there is a lot more information for parents and educators in the book about fostering Grit in children and ourselves!!
Congrats to our 4th and 5th Grade band and orchestra students on a successful concert on Tuesday evening! Keep up the great work!!


With next week being Thanksgiving week, we only have school on Monday and Tuesday. Staff and students will be off Wednesday-Friday and school will resume on Monday, November 27th.

Upcoming Dates
Monday, November 20th – 4th and 5th Grade Field Trip
Tuesday, November 21st – Report Cards Go Home with Students
Tuesday, November 21st – Board of Education Meeting
November 22nd -24th – Thanksgiving Break
Tuesday, December 5th – Board of Education Meeting, 7:00 p.m.
Friday, December 8th – Grove Hour of Code
Wednesday, December 13th – Teacher Lunch Raffle
Wednesday, December 13th – PTO Jimmy John’s Dine and Share
Thursday, December 21st – Winter Music Concert, 1:15 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.  
Friday, December 22nd – Winter Parties 1:30-2:30 p.m. and P.J.’s
December 25th – January 8th – Winter Break
January 9th – School Resumes for the New Year


Positive Claw Award

Week of November 3rd

Great Grove Reads

Rules for Stealing stars by Corey Ann Haydu

Pricilla, or Silly as her family calls her, is the youngest of four sisters. Recently they have had to move into their grandparents house. This is not a place that any of them want to be. Their father teaches fairy tale literature at a university while their mother has been struggling with strange behavior. This is the house that their mother grew up in. She keeps wandering in and out of closets looking for her sister that died, claiming she is stuck in a closet. All the children have been warned to never go into a closet… ever. But Silly’s older sisters don’t listen. They have found that the closets are magic and that they allow them to escape from the house that no one wants to live in. Each closet can do something different; some are fun and light while others are dark and dangerous. As their father is preparing to teach the story the Twelve Dancing Princesses, his daughters are learning that their mother and father may actually be part of that actual fairy tale. What really happened to their aunt? Why is their mother so disturbed? Does the truth lie in the closets or is it in real life and can the family ever get back to a normal life?

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Holiday Card Season is here! 
Consider ordering from Shutterfly/Tiny Prints using our school storefront!  Each purchase through this link earns Grove 13%! Shop HERE! Extra savings are available too! 

Contact for coupon codes before ordering! 

Grove Winter Gear will be on sale during lunches on Monday 11/20 and Tuesday 11/21 (while supplies last).  Stop by and purchase some winter hats!
* Travel Mugs are Sold Out*


Please join us for a family style meal at our Annual Holiday Luncheon - RSVP by December 5th!

Our Menu:
Insalata alla Francesca
Rigatoni Bolognese
Salmone al Funghi
Fountain Drinks, Coffee & Tea Included
Cash Bar Available

$28 / Person - Make checks payable to Grove Ave PTO.
Free Childcare Available at Grove at 11:15 am. Please note childcare needs and dietary restrictions, if any, in your RSVP

Purchase Holiday Gift Cards!
Great Lakes Scrip Center Gift Card Program

Helping raise money to support our school is easier than you think!  Simply order gift cards through the Great Lakes Scrip Center Program ( each month and Grove will receive a percentage back from each card purchased!   Gift cards can be used for your own daily shopping or also as holiday gifts for others!  Popular gift cards that are available: Target, Amazon, Bath & Body Works, Best Buy, Barnes & Noble, Chili’s, Starbucks, Panera, Gap, Dick’s, and iTunes

Grove Family Enrollment Code: 4386953B56688

Orders will be due Monday, November 27th and the cards can be picked up in the office on Monday, December 4th.  If you would like the cards to be sent home with your child, please email

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