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Friday, September 22nd, 2023
Message from the Principal
Thank you for using your visor name tags during pick-up. With nearly 300 students being picked up, it is EXTREMELY helpful for us to see and call your child’s name on the radio for the team to cue them in the staging area. Parents, staff, and students are working towards loading 4-5 cars at a time after cars pull all the way forward. Please remember to drive with caution while on school property. Thank you for your patience and cooperation in helping to keep our students safe.
We had our first PTO meeting last week. We have a number of fun events throughout the school year. First up is our annual Fun Run. Please see the Fun Run information below for registration details. If you haven't had a chance to join the Delta Center PTO, please consider doing so. The next meeting is October 11 at 7 p.m. in the Library.
Helping out during lunch – we’re looking for some additional adults to assist our kiddos during our lunch period and we’d love it if you could volunteer! If you are interested in working in any capacity with students during the school day or chaperoning field trips, please complete the volunteer application here. This process will run a thorough criminal background check. Once approved, you will need to check in at the office using our new Raptor system which will run your state-issued ID and print you out a badge to wear. You will need to check in at the office and run your ID each time you volunteer. Thank you for considering.
As always, if you have any concerns, please do not hesitate to contact me.
More School News
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:
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
Daily 2nd choice:
October 4 Student Count Day
October 16 Half Day for Students Release time 12:10 pm
November 3End of 1st Trimester
November 6 Begin 2nd Trimester Conferences 5:00 - 8:00 pm
November 9 Conferences 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
November 10Half 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 27Classes Resume
December 22nd - January 5th No Students - Winter Break
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.
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
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.
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 571-643-0993. 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.
The Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP) is a U.S. government program run by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) program to help low-income households pay for internet service and connected devices like a laptop or tablet. You are likely eligible if your household’s income is below 200% of the Federal Poverty Line, or if you or someone you live with currently receives a government benefit like SNAP, Medicaid, SSI, WIC, Pell Grant, or Free and Reduced-Price Lunch. If your household is eligible, you could receive up to a $30/month discount on your internet service. Learn more at AffordableConnectivity.gov.
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.