GBMS Families & Community,
“I have learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” - Maya Angelou

I am wrapping up October with compassion and kindness. I appreciate all of the hard work, dedication and commitment from our families and staff. It takes a village and we are relentlessly working together to serve our community. 

A couple of reminders: We will be having our school social on October 29th. Students may wear costumes but cannot wear costume masks or bring any fake weapons to school. Please make sure your student’s costume is appropriate. Also, if you can please remember to donate a box of masks to the front office. We appreciate all the donations so far. It has been extremely helpful in ensuring good health for everyone.
Mrs. Jennifer Anderson
Grant Beacon Middle School
Ask your Student...

Our School Social coming up next week! What are they looking forward to celebrating?

We want to celebrate our first week of classes for our GBMS Parents. English class was a success, we had 10 parents attend our first English class. The classes are Mondays and Wednesdays from 5-6pm virtually. Please contact Mr. Boni Sanchez Flores, our school parent liaison if you are interested,720-690-7964. 

Also, our Spanish parenting class started this week, it’s every Thursday, in person at KBMS’ auditorium from 9-11am. If you are interested, please contact Mr. Boni Sanchez Flores.
Teacher of the Week

Ms. Amy is one of a kind. She cares deeply for our community and students. You can see her walking the halls with and giving pep talks to students. She embodies our character traits of kindness and perseverance and is always going over and beyond for our students. We couldn't do this work without you. Thank you for all you do! Grant is Lucky to have you. You are truly remarkable.
Liveschool & Beacon Bucks

Talk to your children about the number of points they have collected in Liveschool. In addition to motivating students to make good choices it’s one more step we are taking to support their financial literacy. 

We have 100 Beacon Bucks and during celebrations students will be recognized and awarded Beacon Bucks. Students can make special food and drink purchases in the cafeteria with their Beacon Bucks. 

Soon we will open the School Store for Liveschool points to be spent on rewards and eventually hope to allow students to transfer their Liveschool points to Beacon Bucks. 
Upcoming Events
Fall Social
Fri. October 29
11:00 - 1:30
Coffee with the Principal
Wed. November 3
9:35 - 10:35
Dia de los Muertos
(Day of the dead)
Culture Celebration
assembly put on by GBMS students.

Monday, Nov. 1st

Beacon Family Group

We are seeking parent volunteers for our upcoming social! All volunteers in the school building must be fully vaccinated and wear a mask at all times. There are three volunteer shift options and you may sign up for more than one! Please email with your preference! 

Friday, October 29
9:00-10:30am - Setup & Decorations
11:00 - 1:30 - Support a Social activity e.g. selling concessions
1:30 - 2:00 - Tear Down & Clean Up
Seeking a photographer! We would like to have some new professional grade photos taken of all the great things our students and staff are doing at school. If you know a quality photographer you can recommend please email
GBMS Prospective Family Tours

Do you have a 5th grade student, or know families in DPS with 5th grade students? Please join us for an upcoming school visit to learn about what GBMS has to offer for your learner. We hope that you make a Beacon school your number one choice for the 22-23 school year!
Fundraising - Save the Dates!

December 7 & January 4 - Drive for 35 Fundraiser
We are excited that Birdcall has included Beacon Network Schools in their Drive for 35 school fundraisers! On Tuesday, December 7 and Tuesday, January 4 Birdcall will donate 35% of sales using our promo code back to Beacon Network Schools! You can order online, dine in, drive through, and/or take out. Remember to use the promo code “Beacon” when you place your order! 

April 21, 2022 - Enriching Lives Fundraiser Celebration
In April 2022 we will hold our annual Enriching Lives fundraiser through an online giving campaign to raise funds to support Beacon enrichment programming. On April 21, 2022 all those who have donated to the fundraiser will be invited to attend a celebration event at the historic Grant-Humphreys Mansion in Denver’s Quality Hill neighborhood. Save the date to join us for this special event celebrating Beacon enrichments!
Health & Wellness Corner

Developmental Milestones for Young Teens 
This is a time of many physical, mental, emotional, and social changes. Hormones change as puberty begins. They might be worried about these changes and how they are looked at by others. This also will be a time when your teen might face peer pressure to use alcohol, tobacco products, and drugs, and to have sex. At this age, teens make more of their own choices about friends, sports, studying, and school. They become more independent, with their own personality and interests, although parents are still very important.

Positive Parenting Tips
  • Following are some things you, as a parent, can do to help your child during this time:
  • Be honest and direct with your teen when talking about sensitive subjects such as drugs, drinking, smoking, and sex.
  • Meet and get to know your teen’s friends.
  • Show an interest in your teen’s school life.
  • Help your teen make healthy choices while encouraging him to make his own decisions.
  • Respect your teen’s opinions and take into account her thoughts and feelings. It is important that she knows you are listening to her.
  • When there is a conflict, be clear about goals and expectations (like getting good grades, keeping things clean, and showing respect), but allow your teen input on how to reach those goals (like when and how to study or clean).

For more information, visit
Community Opportunities
The Family and Community Engagement Centers in collaboration with The Art of Spanish Institute LLC are currently recruiting for our upcoming Level 1 Spanish Class. This 8 week level 1 Spanish class will be held on Thursdays from 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM beginning at the end of October 2021. This form will place you on our interest list. The FACE Centers will contact you to enroll. We are hosting all of our classes virtually. 
DPS is excited to invite all our families of Multilingual Learners to a virtual Multilingual Education Districtwide Advisory Committee (MLE DAC) meeting on Wednesday, Oct. 27, from 5-6:30 p.m. 

At this session, you will receive important information and resources about: 
  • Title 1 funds.
  • Graduation requirements and career success.
  • Financial aid and work-based learning opportunities.
  • The DPS Board of Education, including meeting the candidates for districts 2, 3, 4 and At-Large.

Register here and join the meeting via Zoom. For more information, please visit the MLE DAC website or call 720-423-2040.
To help support the health and well-being of our adolescent students, the DPS Board of Education has voted to move to later start times for all middle and high schools for the 2023-24 school year. This initiative will mean middle and high schools will start their day at 8:20 a.m. or later, and elementary students will start their day earlier. Please join us for one of the upcoming virtual community events to provide feedback, ask questions, and learn more about why Healthy Start Times will help our Denver students thrive. Learn more here!
We had a wonderful event with our DPS Candidates for District 2. Please stay informed with the upcoming elections. Here is local podcast from Ednium where you can learn about our District 4 DPS Board Candidates. They will also be talking with the other candidates in the next few weeks. 
Health & Safety Protocols

All DPS schools are creating safe and welcoming environments for our students and staff. We are following the guidelines outlined by the health professionals and everyone that enters the buildings follows the DPS 5. We ask that if your child is showing signs and not feeling well, please keep them at home and notify the school. If we send students home, or if your child is exposed, the school nurse or COVID-19 coordinator will contact you. You can access more information on the DPS Website: and our website:
We have new Spirit Wear!
Show off your GBMS Griffin pride! 
Check it out and place your orders using this links:
All purchased items to be distributed through the school or shipped with tax included. Items are made to order, please make sure you request the correct sizes.
Follow us on Social Media!
Instagram: @beaconnetworkschools


Twitter: @networkbeacon