The Grizzly Roar
April 21, 2018; Issue 156

Parents of students in grades 3 - 8,

Next week,  April 24th - April 26th , ALL 3-8 grade students will be taking the state required Scantron assessment in Math, Reading and Science.  We will begin testing first thing each morning and will test until a majority of the students are finished each day.  

Below are a few things you could help us with... 

- Make sure your child gets a good nights sleep and has breakfast (we provide breakfast at school each day as well)
- BE ON TIME AND PRESENT each day your child is scheduled to test
- Drink plenty of water
- Please make sure your child has working headphones or ear buds on the days he/she tests
- NO electronic devices are allowed in the testing rooms. Cell phones or Apple watches will have to be their lockers or at home. 

One of the good things about the Scantron assessment is that every student has an individualized growth goal for the reading an math test. We have shared these with the students last week, so ask them about it.  We are not just looking for proficiency, but growth for every child.- PLEASE encourage your child to do their very best during the assessment


Mrs. Bardwell
Crossing Guard Appreciation

Every year we like to recognize the two wonderful crossing guards we have by collecting contributions for gift baskets. 
Holly (elementary) and Kim (middle school) do an awesome job at helping traffic flow smoothly and our children get to school safely! 
If you would like to contribute to the gift baskets, please leave donations at The Welcome Center; Attention: Joleen Mitchell
8th grade teachers are looking for parents that would be willing to help with the end of the year celebration. Please contact Ms. Graham if interested.
Click the link below to register for the Grizzly 5K 
must register by May 1st to receive a t-shirt  

We need volunteers! 
Click here to signup and volunteer 

Lower Grade Award Ceremonies
Tuesday, May 22
Preschool - 8:30
Kindergarten - 9:30
1st Grade - 11:30
2nd Grade - 12:30
3rd Grade - 10:30
4th Grade - 1:30

Upper Grade Award Ceremonies
Wednesday, May 23
5th Grade - 8:30
6th Grade - 9:30
7th Grade - 11:00

8th Grade Award Ceremony and Picnic
Thursday, May 24
Awards at 9:00

A message from the cafeteria:
Parents, please check your student's lunch account! There are several students with balances that need to be paid. Students will only be able to charge lunch without payment two times. 

To check your student's account, go to
If you do not have an account, it is easy to create one. You can view and pay balances directly from the website.

If you need financial assistance, information about free and reduced lunch fees click here.
Breakfast and Lunch at School

To view the lunch prices and the breakfast and lunch menus, click here

To view class lunch schedules, click here


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Thank you
to our community sponsors for their donation to our PTA so that we can help the many different programs within our school succeed! 
Publix Partners

Please ask the cashier to scan your card every time you shop your local Publix. For every $37,500 spent cumulatively by our school's participants, Publix will award our PTA $250. You may check the board at customer service for our quarterly cumulative total.

If you do not have a Publix Partners card, stop by the Welcome Center to pick one up.
School Calendar

For all school clubs and after school activities, please check the calendar on our school website.

To help minimize the amount of calls to the school regarding events, please check out the school website for important events on our school calendar.
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Mountain Gap P-8 School | 821 Mountain Gap Road | Huntsville | AL | 35803