The Grizzly Roar
July 29, 2017; Issue 119

School Supply Lists

For Kindergarten - 5th Grade Supply Lists, click here

For 6th- 8th Grade Supply Lists, click here
Meet the Teacher - Tuesday, August 1st

During this time students and parents will meet their child's teacher and drop off school supplies.
  • Families of PreK and Kindergarten students attend from 1:00 - 2:00
  • Families of 1st - 5th grade students attend from 2:00 - 3:00
  • Sixth grade students attend from 1:00 - 2:00 - They will receive lockers at this time, but will not receive schedules until the first day of school with the other upper grade students (7th & 8th).
  • There is not a "meet & greet" opportunity for 7th & 8th grade students.   Homerooms are posted for upper grade students on August 1st . They will go to homeroom instead of first period on the first day.  They will get their schedules and lockers at that time.
Students in grades K - 5th, will be receiving a postcard/letter to let them know who their child's teacher will be this year.  Postcards were mailed  on Wednesday afternoon for all returning students. We are still placing new students.  If you do not receive your postcard by  Monday, feel free to call the school at (256) 428-7720 and ask about your student's class.
Laptop Distribution
  • Please disregard the distribution schedule sent out in the previous letter.  We will not distribute any computers until the first day of school Wednesday, August 2nd. On  Wednesday, August 2nd we will begin computer distribution with our 8th grade students. We will continue with our 7th graders on  Thursday, August 3rd and so on.  Ideally we will distribute computers to all upper grade students the first week of school.  
  • We will work to distribute computers to our lower grade students the following week, beginning with 5th grade students on  Monday, August 7th
2017 Summer Reading Program

For more information about all summer reading lists and projects, click here

I t's official! Mountain Gap PTA is now a part of AmazonSmile. Please use this link when shopping on Amazon and it'll help our PTA raise money to continue to support our students, teachers, and school!

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. 
For more information, contact Jodi Cahue at
Our Mountain Gap families are welcome to submit a note for the Community Section of the newsletter. Email
Grissom Cross Country

Grissom High School Cross Country team is looking for 7th and 8th grades boys and girls that might be interested in competing with a successful, fun team. Contact Christi Binns at  for more info. 

FREE Fantastic Fall Volleyball

When: Mondays in August and September (excluding Labor Day) from 5:30-6:30

Where: NEW Grissom High School Gym

Who: Girls Grades 1st-7th (Grissom feeder schools, only)

This is free, but we would love to know that you are coming! We will do volleyball drills and skills with Coach Tanya Broadway and the Grissom volleyball players. Please contact Coach Broadway at

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! 
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.
Please stay in the know! 
Go to and click on the calendar icon at the top right of the page.
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Mountain Gap P-8 School | 821 Mountain Gap Road | Huntsville | AL | 35803