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Friday, September 29th, 2023

Message from the Principal

Thank you for using your visor name tags and following our drop-off and pick-up procedures each day, it helps to keep our students safe! The visor name tags have been extremely helpful and allow us to call your student’s name for them to walk to the staging area and prepare to enter your vehicle in a timely manner.

We’re excited about our annual FUN RUN being held on October 6th. If you’re interested in helping or cheering on our students, please click on the following link: FUN RUN

We've made it more than halfway to our school goal of $25,000!

In 5th place – Borgman $880

In 4th place – Surace $1,050

In 3rd place – Justice $1,120

In 2nd place –Mills $1,130

In 1st place – Ward $1,155

Fun Run Info: 

Every student who registers or gets at least one donation will receive a pop it keychain. 

When students reach their $50 donation goal, they will get a pop it pet or a mini Rubik's cube.

When students reach their SuperStar goal of $200, they will get a pizza, waffle, or burrito blanket. 

Delta Center’s highest-earning class will enjoy a donut and cider party and that teacher will receive a $25 Amazon gift card. 

When Delta Center reaches our school goal of $25,000, the top-earning student in each class will spray silly string at a teacher!

Autumn came in quick and furious with the cooler temperatures and rain.  With this weather change, please help get your child off to school with the appropriate clothes (long pants, jackets, etc.) to help keep them comfortable during the school day both in the building and playing outside at recess.

As always, if you have any concerns, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Teresa Dyer

More School News 

Makerspace needs your help!

We are looking for parent volunteers to help run
makerspace on Monday’s during lunch recess!

Here is the link to sign up:  https://www.signupgenius.com/go/9040B49A4AA2CAAF49-44694387-makerspace  

The DC Fun Run is on Friday, October 6! 

This fundraising effort is PTO’s largest of the year.  We use a SUPER easy to set up and share fundraising platform.  The more we raise, the more fun events and things we can do for our kiddos and school, including fun events like the Glow Party and End of Year Carnival.

Please see the fundraising website below and the School Identifier you will be asked to provide to sign your child up to participate in the Fun Run this year:

https://getmovinfundhub.com/register

The School Identifier is: 60131f5766840

From there you can text, email, or put your child’s fundraising link on social for family and friends from near and far to donate! 

We are 2 weeks out from this fun event! ️ 

We couldn’t be more excited to put this on for our kiddos, it’s so much fun! 

Thank you in advance for your participation.

Volunteer sign up coming soon to help during event!

Art, Music & Gym News

Lunch. Sept 

    • Mon.  Bosco Sticks
    • Tues.  Chicken Nuggets
    • Wed.  Cheeseburger
    • Thu.    Mini Corn Dogs
    • Fri.       Mini Waffles
    • Daily 2nd choice:   Muffin Fun Lunch

Upcoming Dates

October 4   Student Count Day

October 16    Half Day for Students          Release time 12:10 pm

November 3    End of 1st Trimester

November 6    Begin 2nd Trimester Conferences 5:00 - 8:00 pm

November 9    Conferences                              5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

November 10    Half Day for Students    Release time 12:10 pm.                        Conferences 1:00 - 4:00 pm

November 17    Half Day for Students        Release time 12:10 pm

November 20th - 24th.                                        No Students - Thanksgiving Break

November 27   Classes Resume

December 22nd - January 5th                          No Students - Winter Break

Counselors Corner 

Hi Delta Center families! My name is Mindi Stevens and I’m excited to be returning as your child’s school counselor. I am here to support all the students here at Delta Center and their families. Throughout the school year, I will be providing classroom lessons to all students focused on social and emotional skills as well as career awareness. I will also be teaching social skills in the form of small groups. The small groups that will be offered this fall include coping skills, friendship building skills, conflict resolution, family changes, and worry warriors.

If you’d like more information on one of the groups listed above or if you need to reach me, please see my contact information below.

Have a wonderful weekend!

Mindi Stevens

stevensm@glcomets.net

517-925-5331.

District & Community News

Recognitions and Acknowledgements in the Upcoming Days
  • September is Library Card Sign-up Month
  • Sep. 29 » Mid-Autumn Festival (Moon Festival; Mooncake Festival)
  • Sep. 29 - Oct. 6 » Sukkot (Feast of Tabernacles)
  • Sep. 30 » National Day for Truth and Reconciliation (Canada)
  • October is National Bullying Prevention Month
  • October is Learning Disabilities Awareness Month 
  • October is National Principals Month
  • October is Crime Prevention Month
  • Oct. 2 » National Custodial Workers Recognition Day
  • Oct. 2 » Child Health Day
  • Oct. 3 » Birth of the Prophet Muhammad
  • Oct. 6-8 » Shemini Atzeret / Simchat Torah
  • Oct. 8-14 » Fire Prevention Week
  • Oct. 8-14 » National Metric Week
  • Oct. 9-13 » National School Lunch Week
  • Oct. 9 » Indigenous People's Day
  • Oct. 9 » Columbus Day
  • Oct. 15-21 » America’s Safe Schools Week
  • Oct. 15-24 » Navaratri
  • Oct. 16-20 » National School Bus Safety Week
  • Oct. 16 » Boss’s Day
  • Oct. 16 » Birth of the Bab
  • Oct. 16 » World Food Day
  • Oct. 17 » Birth of the Baha u llah
  • Oct. 21 » Sweetest Day
  • Oct. 23-31 » Red Ribbon Week
  • Oct. 28 » Make a Difference Day
  • Oct. 31 » Halloween
  • Oct. 31 - Nov. 2 » Day of the Dead
  • Nov. 1 » All Saints’ Day

Is something missing? Please share with John Ellsworth, GLPS Director of Communications, any  additional Recognitions & Acknowledgments you think we should include on this list or upcoming lists – email him at EllsworthJ@GLcomets.net.

Still time to learn about Destination Imagination and join a team!

Be creative, study science, be artistic, and understand how things work – all while making friends and having fun by joining Destination Imagination!

DI is a STEAM-based, competitive extracurricular activity that promotes creativity and teamwork for students in grades 3 through high school. Early learning opportunities are also available for K-2 students, and we have an interested team that needs more members.

Challenges are in the technical, scientific, fine arts, improvisational, engineering and service learning categories. Click this link for more details about this year’s exciting challenges!

Teams pick a challenge to tackle, work on it at weekly practices, try their hand at instant challenges and then showcase their teamwork and solutions at a regional tournament.

A team forming meeting is tentatively scheduled for the evening of Thursday, Oct. 5 at Delta Center. Please contact Jennifer Pakkala, Clever Comets Coordinator, at pakkala@comcast.net to get on the email list or for answers to your questions, and follow us on Facebook!

Holiday Wishes is back this year!  We took 2 years off due to COVID.  Holiday Wishes has been around for more than 25 years.  It is a Holiday Show made up of local talent. 

We are looking for children in kindergarten through the fifth grade who would like to sing in our children’s chorus.  Rehearsals will start on October 7th at the First Congregational Church from 3:00 pm to 3:45 pm.  The church is located at 210 W. Saginaw Hwy. in Grand Ledge. 

The show will be held on December 7th & 8th at the Grand Ledge Opera House.  The show starts at 7:00 pm.  All proceeds from the show go to the Grand Ledge Food Bank.

Contact me Christine Douglas with any questions. My phone number is 517-643-0993. I have been the Children’s Choral director for more than 15 years, and the children always seem to have a great time participating in the show. Thank you, Christine.

Annual Notices for FERPA & PPRA

The annual notices regarding the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) and the Protection of Pupil Rights Amendment (PPRA) were emailed to families. No action is required of families, but Grand Ledge Public Schools (GLPS) is legally required to provide families this information annually.  FERPA information is on our website at GLcomets.net/FERPA, and PPRA information is on our website at GLcomets.net/PPRA.  Click the button below to view the email that was sent to families earlier.

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