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Welcome to Grange Elementary!


ANNOUNCEMENTS:


Attention Grange families! Please read below for information regarding our opening.

Grange ES Reopening Information
Click below to download a copy.
Opening Snapshot Template.pdf

Intermediate Grades Hybrid Learning Information Session:
For Grade 3, 4, & 5 families that plan on sending their child to Grange for hybrid learning, we are hosting 2 information sessions. Please join us on
Monday, March 22, 2021 at one of the following times
:

Session 1: 6:00-6:30 p.m.
Session 2: 6:30-7:00 p.m.


Google Meets Join Code: GESparentnight

Intermediate Hybrid Learning Information Session



Breakfast & Lunch Menu for March 1-12, 2021
March Breakfast & Lunch Menu
To view the menu, please click below. 
March Breakfast & Lunch Menu


Primary Grades Hybrid Learning Information Session
For PreK to Grade 2 families that plan on sending their child to Grange for hybrid learning, we are hosting 2 information sessions.  Please join us on
Monday, February 22, 2021 at one of the following times:


Session 1: 6:00-6:30 p.m.
Session 2: 6:30-7:00 p.m.

Google Meets Join Code: GESparentnight

Primary Hybrid Learning Information Session


Viewing First & Second Quarter Report Cards  
Starting February 11, 2021 at 4 p.m., report cards for the first & second quarter will be in our Focus system. Students & families can log in to Focus using the student’s login information in the student portal. 
Directions are shown below. 

 

Viewing Report Cards in FOCUS

Click links to watch videos with step by steps instructions.
Viewing Report Cards in FOCUS (with words)
Viewing Report Cards in FOCUS (without words)

  Parents may also request a paper copy of the report card mailed to their home by contacting the school office. 



***Return to Hybrid In Person Learning***

As stated in the BCPS Reopening plan, families who have selected virtual learning or not responded to the return to school survey, will have ongoing opportunities to update their choices and choose in-person hybrid learning. Grange will be able to accommodate requests, make necessary arrangements and work with transportation (if applicable) to ensure a smooth transition back to school. Families must fill out a separate form for each student returning to hybrid learning using the school-specific form. 

If you would like your child to return to hybrid in-person learning, please click the highlighted link below:


Grange ES Return to In-Person Hybrid Learning Form

Please use the schedule below to identify request date windows and hybrid learning start dates for students.  The specific start dates will be cohort dependent (Cohort A- Mondays and Cohort B- Thursdays). Families will receive a cohort assignment message before the first day of school.


Return to In Person Learning Schedule


February Tucked In Tuesday and Thursday Read Alouds 

Grange Read Aloud Nights

Join us in Red Ribbon Spirit Week 2020
October 26–October 30, 2020 is Red Ribbon Spirit Week. The week’s focus is #BeHappyBeBraveBeDrugFree.  Each day we will focus on a "drug free" message and wear the following attire:

Monday, 10/26: Wear College Attire.  "Follow Your Dreams, Don't Do Drugs."
Tuesday, 10/27: Wear neon colors.  "Your Future is Bright, Don't Do Drugs."
Wednesday, 10/28: Wear tie-dye attire.  "Don't Get Tied Up in Drugs."
Thursday, 10/29: Wear a superhero shirt or cape. "Be A Hero... Have the Power to Say No to Drugs."
Friday, 10/30: 
Wear your favorite  sports team clothing. "Team Up Against Drugs."


Bully Prevention Week 2020
October 19–October 23, 2020 kicks off BCPS Bullying Prevention Week. The week’s focus is “KINDNESS MATTERS”. Each day we will be focusing on a different color to wear and a character trait.

Monday, 10/19: Wear Blue for Civility. 
Tuesday, 10/20: Wear Green for Equity and Diversity
Wednesday, 10/21: Wear Orange for Unity
Thursday, 10/22: Wear Red for Respect
Friday, 10/23: 
Wear Purple for Positivity

For more information on Bully Prevention Week, click here.


Parent and Family Engagement Virtual Meetings
Baltimore County Public Schools invites parents to join BCPS for the annual review of Policy and Rule 1270 titled Parent and Family Engagement. This annual review is an opportunity for parents to provide input regarding the parent and family involvement policy. Parents are invited to attend any of the virtual meetings listed below. 

November 16, 2020   6:30 p.m.
November 19, 2020   10:00 a.m.
November 20, 2020   3:00 p.m.

Copies of the parent involvement policy and rule are below so that you may review these documents prior to the annual review meeting.

Parent Involvement Policy–English
Parent Involvement Policy–Spanish
Parent Involvement Rule–English
Parent Involvement Rule–Spanish

Participants are asked to register online by clicking Eventbrite or RSVP to ParentU@bcps.org. 


Golden Ring Middle School Magnet Program Virtual Showcase
5th Grade students and their families are invited to the Golden Ring Middle School Health Sciences Magnet Program Virtual Showcase. Click link below.
https://www.mycreativeshop.com/shared/gu3j69xm5wzwo6x


ESOL Magnet Events

The Magnet Programs office is working with the ESOL office to provide
opportunities for our ESOL families to learn about the magnet application process in their native language. We will be holding virtual meetings with interpreters on the dates below.  

Oct. 14 @ 2pm for Spanish speakers

Oct. 15 @ 6pm for speakers of all other languages

Informational flyers in a variety of languages are below.  Click on the flyer to access it. 

Magnet Flyer–English
Magnet Flyer–Spanish
Magnet Flyer–Arabic
Magnet Flyer–French
Magnet Flyer–Urdu
Magnet Flyer–Chinese

Families must sign up for these events. Families can sign up here: https://dci.bcps.org/department/educational_options/
educational_opportunities/magnet_programs/events.

In addition, information regarding the magnet programs, including
downloadable brochures, is available in a variety of languages on the
Magnet Programs’ website:
https://dci.bcps.org/department/educational_options/
educational_opportunities/magnet_programs

The ESOL Office also provides family school liaisons to support families
through the virtual application process. Contact information is available
on the Magnet Programs’ Events page:
https://dci.bcps.org/department/educational_options/
educational_opportunities/magnet_programs/events


Wednesday Calendar

If BCPS is closed one day during the week, Wednesday becomes a live instruction day for students.  To access the Wednesday calendar, please click here. 


BCPS Magnet Applications Now Available 

Applications for 2021-2022 BCPS Magnet Programs are now available!  The application deadline is Friday, November 6, 2020 at 1 p.m. To access the application, virtual information events, and for more information, please visit the
Magnet Programs Webpage.


About Our School:
Our school is composed of a group of talented and dedicated teachers and staff who go above and beyond every day to ensure that our students leave Grange ready to lead.  Along with the Grange faculty, the PTA is dedicated to our students, our families, and our community.  Programs such as our winter and spring musicals, our Art Show, field day and STEAM night are just a few of the many events that help bring the students, parents, staff and community together for one great cause - student achievement!!


Built in 1960, Grange Elementary School is located in the Southeastern corner of Baltimore County, the county which surrounds the metropolitan city of Baltimore, Maryland. We are supported by our active PTA and incredible volunteers! 

Vision, Mission and Goals

GES Vision

Grange Elementary School will create a culture of deliberate excellence, a culture of equity and of collaboration with all stakeholders in order for all students to achieve their full potential and become globally competitive citizens.


GES Mission

Grange Elementary staff, parents, students and community members are creating a safe, engaging school environment in which all members feel welcomed, respected and valued. We commit to providing meaningful and high-quality instruction for all students who are active participants in learning. Together, we will develop a strong sense of responsibility for ourselves and each other that will prepare all students for success. 


GES Goals

  • Teaching students to interact positively with one another in the school.
  • Students will learn and apply reading strategies to deepen comprehension of complex texts.
  • Students will develop strong foundational skills in mathematics through explicit instruction that addresses the level of rigor.

 


 

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