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Iroquois Home Bulletin News — October 5, 2021

Iroquois Campus News

Foot Frolic Frenzy

Be sure to scroll down to the PTO section for important information on this fun event that is happening this coming Friday, October 8!

K-4th Grade Parent-Teacher Conferences

You should be signed up for a parent-teacher conference by now. If you have not yet signed up, please click on the link in the email you received last week or contact Laura at lszotko@grcs.org, in the office if you need the email forwarded to you.

Book Fair

The library will be hosting an in-person Follett Book Fair from October 7 to October 14. We are open during school hours from 7:45 am till 4:00 pm as well as during the evening on Parent/Teacher conferences (10/7 and 10/12). Please note that masks must be worn in school and you need to sign in at the school office. Cash, checks (made out to GRCES), and credit/debit cards are accepted.  

In addition to the in-person fair, there is also a companion e-fair. The e-fair is currently open and ready for orders.  You can find it at: https://efairs.follettbookfairs.com/guest/home?classCode=ML834

You can shop from a variety of publishers, including favorites like Wimpy Kid and Dog Man. All orders will ship free to school after the fair ends. Questions? Email Mrs. Boss at bboss@grcs.org.

Strong and Courageous — A school partnership in Honduras

Last year, our school began a partnership with Jubilee Centers International School in Honduras. Some of our Spanish Immersion classes at the elementary and middle school shared videos, became penpals, and communicated via zoom through this partnership.

As we continue to partner with Jubilee Centers International we would love to invite you to their Virtual Celebration Event: 'Strong & Courageous' on Tuesday, October 26 at 8:00 pm. You can join the event from anywhere as long as you have an internet connection and a screen. Once you register, the link will be emailed to you. Registration is very quick and easy. Here is the registration link: jubileehn.org/2021event. Click on “Click Here to RSVP.” 

To learn more about Jubilee Centers International, please visit: https://www.jubileecentershn.org/

KeyCard Books For Sale in the Office!   

Don't miss out on this great discount coupon book! GRCES (Iroquois) is selling Keycard Books for $25. Our school profits $12.50 for each book sold.

The profit that we make from these books will help fund the office/sickroom supplies such as bandaids, antibiotic cream, Benadryl, Tylenol, and Ibuprofen. The profit will also fund recess toys and special student prizes!

Please call the school office at 616.574.6500 for more information or to reserve your book today! We can accept cash or check made payable to GRCES. 

School for K-4 begins at 8:10 am

Please have your students at school in time for them to be in their classroom at 8:10. K-4 students that arrive after 8:10 need to stop in the office for a tardy slip.

Students should NOT be at school before 7:45 am. The doors unlock at 7:45 am and that is also when playground supervision begins. Thank you for helping keep your kids safe and accounted for. 

Student Illness Policy

Please make sure that your child is symptom-free and fever-free without medication for 24 hours before returning to school. See full policy.

Virtual Lost and Found — Help us clear it out!!

  • CLICK HERE to view photos of lost and found items. Email Laura at lszotko@grcs.org to claim items.
  • Please help keep our lost and found to a minimum by labeling your kids' items.
  • You are welcome to come inside the office and view the lost and found in person.

You're Invited to Join Moms in Prayer

Come pray with us! God’s power is unleashed through our prayers. Join other moms, aunts, grandmas, and women of the community in simple, conversational prayer for your children and their schools.


PTO News

Foot Frolic Frenzy is this Friday, October 8!

Foot Frolic Frenzy is THIS FRIDAY, October 8! This event is the PTO's largest fundraiser that supports field trips, special class projects, treats for teachers throughout the year, and more. We need volunteers to make this event a success, so please check this link: Foot Frolic Frenzy Volunteer Sign Up. We especially have a need for Preschool parents to volunteer at this time.

If each child raises $100 we would surpass the $60,000 needed to support our teachers and students. Feel free to share the donation link with family and friends of GRCS:  www.grcs.org/frenzy.

You are welcome to come to cheer on your child at their scheduled time. See their running time below. Masks are encouraged for those not participating. In the chance of inclement weather on the day of FFF, stay tuned to your email for further details. 

Class Times:

Kindergarten - 4th:

  • 8:30-9:00 Evergreen Teams 1, 2, 3
  • 9:00-9:30 VanBeek, Wolf, Wright
  • 9:15-9:45 DeMoor, Triminio, Jordan
  • 9:30-10:00 Baker, Greenfield, Van Timmeren
  • 10:35-11:05 Hendriksen, Helder, Cross
  • 10:45- 11:15 Jimenez, Sanchez, Jonker
  • 11:00-11:30 Kingma, Bardolph, Pluymert
  • 11:15-11:45 Traylor, Rozendal, Minnema
  • 11:30-12:00 Silvey, Boice, Asfour

Preschool:

  • 8:45-9:00 Connell
  • 9:00-9:15 Jansen
  • 9:15-9:30 Marquez 
  • 9:30-9:45 Vander Sluis
  • 10:00-10:15 Mejia
  • 10:15-10:30 VandenBosch
  • 10:30-10:45 Edema

Other Ways You Can Serve Our Students

Thank you for volunteering!!

Staff Favorite Things Binder

In case you ever want to spoil someone with a little treat, feel free to check out the book of staff favorite things. One copy is on the counter in the office and another is in the TRIP office.

Thanks for saving SpartanNash Receipts!

Send them to school with your child. Ask friends and neighbors to save them too! Remember to turn in the whole receipt including the part at the bottom that shows the points/dollars earned.  Thanks for participating in this EASY fundraiser for our PTO!

Fill up the Paper Gator for the PTO

Fill up the PaperGator with junk mail, magazines, newspapers, and school papers. Try collecting from family and friends too! Spread the word! Click here for the list of accepted items: papergatorrecycling.com/accepted-materials/

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