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Evergreen Home Bulletin News — May 17, 2022

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Contribute to Evergreen's Pollinator Garden 🌻🌼🌷

As you head into your gardens this spring, please consider sharing any splits of sun-loving, midwest-native plants with Evergreen. Last fall, we hosted a Weed, Feed, and Stock the Garden party which served as a great start to filling up a long, full-sun stretch of garden to the south of our Art room, Commons, and Music room. However, we need help in filling the remaining bare patches!  

Contributions can be dropped off at our front doors or directly in the garden at any time. A student or staff member will take care of the transplanting if needed...but, if you have the time, stick around and pull a few weeds! 

Summer is quickly approaching and we still have some slots left for Kids Care Summer Camp 2022! 

  • Who? GRCS Kids Care Summer Camp is for current students enrolled at GRCES Iroquois or Evergreen campuses who are also enrolled for the 2022-2023 school year in Preschool — 4th Grade.
  • What? During Summer Day Camp children enjoy fun-filled summer activities, outdoor recreation, field trips, crafts, science projects, daily devotions, and more! 
  • When? June 13 - July 29, 2022; Monday-Friday, 7:30 am — 5:30 pm 
  • Where? Camp is located on the Iroquois Campus 
  • Contact:  For more information on rates, registration, scheduling, etc. please visit www.grcs.org/summercamp
  • Questions? Email kidscare@grcs.org 

COVID and General Sickness

PLEASE keep the school office (ev-attendance@grcs.org) informed of absences, SYMPTOMS, and test results. Remember to keep your kids home if they are feeling ill, even if they have tested negative for Covid. We still want to avoid spreading other illnesses. Please use this link to report a positive case of covid.

PCR Drive-Up Testing

Kent County Health Department is partnering with every school in Kent County to provide Covid-19 PCR testing to all students, staff, and families. Please make your appointment here.

Spring is here, and it is time again for the Eagle Book Awards, 2022 version!

Twenty top-notch, highly rated, award-winning picture books written in 2021 have been selected by your 3 GRCS elementary school librarians. All 3 campuses (EV, IR, and RC) will be celebrating together —reading, enjoying, and evaluating these 20 books in April and May. Then, in the last week of May, students and staff will vote for which best picture book is the best for 2021-22. Think Caldecott Award- GRCS version!

Students who read all 20 of the books and rate them can become an Eagle Expert - earning a coupon for free ice cream at Culvers and spot in our celebratory video.

New this year: In an effort to make all the books more accessible to all the students (and not spend a fortune on multiple copies for all the libraries), read-alouds of each book will be posted as an activity in SeeSaw library classes. If students chose to "read" the book this way, they will hear the voices of Mrs. Bolt, Mrs. Boss (IR's librarian), Mrs. DenOuden (RC's librarian), Mr. Schultze, Mr. Barkel (IR's principal), Sra. Abreu (IR’s vice-principal and director of the Spanish Immersion program), Mr. Buursma (RC's principal), and Mr. Warners (RC's Director of Outdoor Ed). 

Parents, you are invited to enjoy these books right along with your students. Here is a link to the 20 book nominees. These books can be checked out of the school’s library, the public library, or accessed as a read-aloud on your child’s SeeSaw account. If you need to access your student’s SeeSaw classes at home, here are some instructions.

Happy reading, and stay tuned for the announcement at the end of May for the 2022 Eagle Book of the Year!

Virtual Lost and Found 

CLICK HERE to view photos of lost and found items. Email Carrie at cdoezema@grcs.org to claim items and have them sent home with your student. You are welcome to come inside the building to see and claim lost items in person.

The 2022–23 District Calendar

The 2022-2023 district school calendar is now available on our website. Please refer to it as you make plans and appointments for the next school year.

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