The Grizzly Roar
March 18, 2017; Issue 107

Students Return from Spring Break
Monday, March 20th 
Report Cards

Report Cards will come home with students on  Monday, March 20th

Congratulations to MGS 6th grader Erin Howard for winning the State Spelling Bee! Next up is the Scripps National Spelling Bee in Washington DC! To read more about Erin and her amazing win, click here
Kite Day

Friday, March 24
Rain Date TBD

Parents are welcome to join the fun! Kites will be flown during each PE period.

PE Schedules
Pre-K:  8:40-9:10
Kindergarten:  12:40-1:20
1st Grade:  1:25-2:05
2nd Grade:  10:00-10:40
3rd Grade:  11:55-12:35
4th Grade:  9:15-9:55
5th Grade:  2:10-2:50
PTA Board Nominations

The nominating committee is looking for a new PTA board for the 2017-2018 school year. 
If you are interested, would like to nominate someone, or have any questions, please contact  Valerie McClure Shannon Windsor Lauren Johannesmeyer  or  Michelle Marsden.
Half-Day of School

Friday, March 31st
Students will be dismissed at 11:30
Kindergarten/New Student Enrollment

Opens Saturday, March 4

Huntsville City Schools Kindergarten and New Student Enrollment for 2017-2018 school year will open Saturday, March 4th.

The first step in the enrollment process is to be completed online by clicking on the "Enroll My Child" button found on the district's website, This is for any new student in any grade who is enrolling at a school in the Huntsville City Schools district.

Once the online registration is completed, parents/guardians will need to bring the following paperwork to the child's home zoned school: Parent/Custodial Guardian Photo ID, Immunization record, Proof of Age, and 2 Proofs of Residency (Lease/deed/mortgage AND utility/cable/landline bill). The school will scan or make copies and return the originals.

For help with filling out the INFOSNAP online form, parents may contact the child's home zoned school. If assistance is required with setting up or accessing an Infosnap account, parents may contact the INFOSNAP Support Team at 866-752-6850 (8:00 am - 5:00 pm CST)

Early Registration Now Open!

The 4th Annual Grizzly 5k/Fun Run
Wellness Fair will take place on 
Saturday May 20, 2017
Click here to register!
Follow us on Facebook to stay up to date on information! Click here for our Facebook page.

       Hosted by the Mountain Gap PTA
Summer Labs Registration

Registration is now open for Huntsville City Schools' Summer Labs! The summer program has seven weeks of summer fun planned, and camps will be offered in subject matter ranging from Culinary Cook-off to Itsy Bitsy Bugs Life! 
Don't miss out on the early bird pricing - available until April 2. In addition, if your child attends all seven weeks, the last week is free!
Early Bird Pricing (ends 4/2):
$20/registration fee
$110/week for full days (7 :00am - 5:45pm)
$70/week for half-days (7:00am - 12:00pm or 12:00pm - 5:45pm)

For lunch schedules and menu prices, click here

For February breakfast menu, click here
For February lunch menu, click here
Our Mountain Gap families are welcome to submit a note for the Community Section of the newsletter. Email
Grissom Cheer Tryouts

March 22-24, 3:30-5:00
Pre-tryout meeting 3/2 at 6:00pm in the GHS Senior Cafeteria. 
Information and physical forms will be available in Coach Ceraolo's room FF6 and at each middle school office. 
Community Sponsors

If you own a business, you can have your logo in the newsletter each week. Email for info.

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! 
Need to contact a school counselor?

Did you know that our school counselors have their own website? Check it out for all of the services they offer! Click here to visit their site. 
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.
Box Tops for Education

You may start turning in  your  box tops!  Remember to put the student's name and homeroom teacher on the bag. You don't have to count, just label the bag. For more information about the Box Tops for Education program, click here
Need IT Help?

Information about the IT Help Desk is available for students and families after school hours. 
After Hours Call Center- Monday-Thursday 4:00pm-7:00pm (when school is in session)

IT Help Desk direct line: 256-428-6900
IT Help Desk offers technical support to System Technicians, Teachers, and Students to better utilize our digital curriculum. 
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.
Please stay in the know! 
Go to and click on the calendar icon at the top right of the page.
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