The Grizzly Roar
January 27, 2018; Issue 144

HCS Calendar Update 

No School on Fri., Feb. 16 & Mon., Feb. 19

Full Day of School on Wed. Feb. 7 & Friday March 2

There will be no school on Friday, February 16, 2018 and Monday, February 19, 2018, since this date is a scheduled, unused, "snow make up day" in the 2017-2018 school calendar.
Library Volunteers Needed

One of the busiest times at the Mt. Gap lower library/media center is first thing in the morning; unfortunately, there are no student workers then! Parent volunteers would be a tremendous help.  Can you commit to one morning every other week to help kids check in/check out books, shelve books, and generally keep things organized? Slots are biweekly from 7:45 A.M. - 9:00 A.M.  If you can work weekly, just enter your name in both sets of slots.  Many thanks!!

Click here to sign up
Middle School Information

Mountain Gap has implemented an 8th period advisement program for this school year.  As part of this program, each  student will have a chance to complete a  student  led parent conference twice per year.  Each child will be given a form which should provide clarity for these conferences. To view and download the form, click  here

Please complete the bottom of the form then send it back to school with your child by January 16. 

The event is scheduled for 2/7/18 as follows: 
8:00 - 9:00 6th Grade in the Cafeteria,  9:00 - 10:00 7th Grade in the Cafeteria, and  10:00 - 11:00 8th Grade in Media Center.  

Please contact Mr. Wyant with any questions at
Grizzly 5k and Fun Run 

Early registration for the Grizzly 5k and Fun Run is NOW OPEN!

Click here to register

Volunteers Needed
Volunteers Needed

Volunteers needed for the Spring Lower School Social!

Positions needed will include but are not limited to: decorations, concessions, music, activities, and coordinating volunteers!

If you are willing to help, please email Clayli Overstreet at


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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
Our Mountain Gap families are welcome to submit a note for the Community Section of the newsletter. Email
For contest rules, click here 

We invite our HCS students and families to attend the upcoming iRegister event to learn more about the variety of course offerings available to our students. This information will provide guidance to students and families as course registration for the 2018/19 school year will soon take place.
Please contact Latham United Methodist Church to secure availability. (256) 881-4069 
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! 
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Mountain Gap P-8 School | 821 Mountain Gap Road | Huntsville | AL | 35803