Friday, November 16
1. Today is Day 2.
2. The Terril Kiwanis Club will be hosting the Festival of Trees Event on Saturday, December 8th from 4 - 8PM and on Sunday December 9th from 11 AM to 3 PM.
Admission price includes a bowl of chili, Christmas cookie and a drink. Festive tree displays and new this year, wreaths, are being sought for this event to be held at the Terril Library.
3. FFA fruit sales will continue until tomorrow, November 17th. They are selling fruit, meats, cheeses, nuts, flavored popcorn and pickled herring. If you do not get contacted by an FFA student, feel free to call the Graettinger School at 859-3286.
4.The MS (6th and 7th graders) and HS students will be colleting hats to donate to the Hats Off For Cancer fund for their service project. Hats Off For Cancer is an organization that delivers clean, unused hats to children and teenagers who have been affected by cancer. We will be collecting hats in both Terril and Graettinger buildings. Boxes will be set up around the school for anyone to drop off a hat. All hats are due in the boxes by Nov. 20.
5. The G-T Booster Club has Knight football, volleyball, and basketball uniforms for sale. They are $25.00 and you can view these at the Graettinger Public Library. All money collected will be used for the purchase of new uniforms.
6. Donate $1.00 towards Hats Off for Cancer on Tuesday, November 20th and wear your favorite hat to school! Remember - last day to donate hats toward the cause is the 20th. Let's fill those boxes!! MS/HS - 1st period teachers will collect your $1.00 donation. Donations go towards the Hats Off for Cancer foundation, which provides hats for children and teenagers who have been affected by Cancer. Thank you for your donations and don't forget to wear your favorite hat on next Tuesday!
7.The annual Holiday Festival has another great showing of vendors set for the event. Over 25 tables will be full of great Christmas ideas from Tastefully Simple, Pampered Chef, Scentsy, Tupperware, Longaberger to Homemade Jewelry, Recycled Treasures plus Aromatherapy and great smelling lotions, Evergreen boughs, roping and poinsettias. The Booster Club and Post Prom will both be at the event so you can support the school and get your new Titan clothing. The show is November 17th at the Graettinger Bethel Lutheran Church from 9-1.
8. Bullying isn’t something that can be resolved in a week, however. Students and adults need to work on it throughout the school year to be effective. For many years bullying was thought to be a normal part of childhood and that targets just needed to toughen up and deal with it. We now know that bullying has long-term negative effects. Students who are bullied often have a loss of self-esteem, endure physical symptoms such as stomachaches and headaches, begin to miss school, suffer slipping grades, and become depressed. Students who bully are more likely to have a criminal record as an adult. Witnesses report feeling less safe at school and they fear that the bullying might happen to them. Bullying affects everyone. Together, through a united effort, everyone can affect how bullying is addressed in school.
9.Bullying Awareness Week
Students at Graettinger-Terril Elementary School will be celebrating bullying awareness week, November 13th-16th. Our theme for the week is “Stand up! (To Bullying)”. On Friday we are asking all students to wear the color blue for bully prevention week. We will also be having a closing assembly. Bullying Awareness Week is not about what we could or should be doing, but rather what we can do. If we stand up to bullying we will have a better school because students won’t be scared to come to school.
10. Today's Lunch: Crispito w/cheese, Black Beans, Corn, Mixed Fruit, Churro and Milk.
11. Have a great day!