The Grizzly Roar
April 29, 2017; Issue 113

Character Word of the Month

The Character Word of the Month for May is: 

MGS Grizzlies 5k Registration Deadline

Deadline to register is Monday, May 1st
*Must register by May 1 to guarantee shirt size*

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
Last Day to Turn in Box Tops

Monday, May 1, 2017
Spirit Night 

Tuesday, May 2nd
All proceeds go to Police Athletic League (PAL)
PTA Reflections Program

The PTA Reflections arts program has announced the theme for our next school year: Within Reach. Many students are thinking about their upcoming participation already.
This competition is open to ALL students from Preschool-12th grade. 
**Attention rising Grissom Freshman**
Grissom High School fully supports student participation in the Reflections program. If you are a rising Freshman who will be entering Grissom High, we encourage you to prepare an entry in any of the great arts categories. 

As a Grissom student, you can keep completely updated on all the steps needed and you can be entered in fun prize drawings by joining Reflections Reminds. Text @reflect16 to 81010 or visit
RoboCubs and RoboGrizzlies Meetings

RoboCubs and RoboGrizzlies will resume the week of April 17th and continue until May 12th.

If your child is a RoboCub in 3rd grade, he/she will be meeting with the RoboGrizzlies on Thursdays from 4:00 until 6:00. Please let Mrs. Pang know if your child is not able to meet with the RoboGrizzlies at this time.

If your child will not be participating in any of these activities, please let Mrs. Pang know since we need this information for planning purposes.

More information will be sent about RoboCubs and RoboGrizzlies for the 2017-2018 school year.

RoboCubs Meeting Dates (Friday 3:00 - 4:00) :
April 21, April 28, May 5, May 12
RoboGrizzlies Meeting Dates (Thursday 4:00 - 6:00) :
April 20, April 27, May 4, May 11
Greenpower Race

Greenpower Race @ Whitesburg
Saturday, May 13, 2017 - 
8:30am to 7:00pm

This race will be held on May 13th at Whitesburg School. The race events will begin at 8:30 a.m. and will conclude with the awards ceremony ending at 7:00 p.m. 
The theme for the race is "Greenpower Gives Back".  GreenpowerUSA will be collecting canned goods to donate to a local organization.
MGS Talent Show

What? Talent Showcase
When?  Thursday May 18, 2017 at 6:00
Where? Middle School Gym
Mountain Gap Fun Run Market

The Mountain Gap Middle School Choir Department will hold its second annual Mountain Gap Market during the Grizzly 5K and Fun Run on Saturday May 20, 2017 from 8:00 AM to 1:00 PM.  
This event will be a fantastic opportunity for our school family and members of the community to shop and meet local business owners.  We will have crafters, creators, direct sellers, and local business owners of all kinds, as well as raffles and a bake sale.
For more information or if you would like to sign up as a vendor, click here 
2017 Summer Reading Program

Huntsville City Schools is very pleased to share information regarding Summer Reading 2017, a district-wide effort to encourage reading for enjoyment. Reading during the summer months is an important opportunity for students to stay engaged and develop a life-long commitment to reading and learning.
Summer Reading 2017 information for grades 6-12 is now available. Click here for more information. 
Mountain Gap Spring Football Practice Begins

Repeats every day every Monday and every Tuesday and every Wednesday and every Thursday and every Friday 6 times EXCEPT Friday, May 12 2017.

Monday, May 8, 2017 -  3:15pm  to  4:45pm
Tuesday, May 9, 2017 -  3:15pm  to  4:45pm
Wednesday, May 10, 2017 - 3:15pm  to  4:45pm
Thursday, May 11, 2017 - 3:15pm  to  4:45pm
Monday, May 15, 2017 - 3:15pm  to  4:45pm
Tuesday, May 16, 2017 - 3:15pm  to  4:45pm

Mountain Gap Football will be gearing up for next fall beginning with its first week of Spring Practice on Monday, May 8 after school from 3:15-4:45.
Players need to be sure to bring cleats, shorts and shirts. They must also bring a physical before they will be able to practice.
Most importantly, players need to bring a sincere willingness and desire to play football!
Questions should be directed to Coach Persons at

For lunch schedules and menu prices, click here

To see the May Breakfast Menu, click here

To see the May Lunch Menu, click here
Our Mountain Gap families are welcome to submit a note for the Community Section of the newsletter. Email
Grissom Sports Physicals

Upcoming 6-8th grade student athletes are invited to participate.

Date: Friday May 5,2017.
Time: Doors will open at 3:30pm
Where: Grissom High main gym
Cost: $10
What to bring: Preparticipation physical form SIGNED by parent/guardian with history(front page) completed. These forms may be found at under the "forms" button.

Huntsville Museum of Art Needs Volunteers

Are you looking for a fun and rewarding volunteer position? We have many exciting volunteer opportunities in our Museum!

The  Summer 2017 Youth Volunteer Program application process is now open. Students must be age 14 or older to participate in the program.  Application deadline is Friday, May 5.
To get more information about volunteering, please read the PDF  Summer Volunteer Program Here. You can complete the application online below. Or download the PDF  Volunteer Application Here, or contact Laura E. Smith, Director of Education/Museum Academy at 256-535-4350 ext. 222 or email Please submit at least two recommendations. Download the PDF  Recommendation Form Here.
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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