WELCOME TO GRANT SCHOOL

Grant School would like to welcome you to our brand new website! Feel free to explore the new web space by checking out some of our new features such as an updated news section, and simplified navigation. Subscribe to our Facebook feed to receive updates on school and district information!

What's Happening

Grant School News: 

-Mr. Sarullo's Google Classroom for Announcements (May only be accessed from school accounts): https://classroom.google.com/c/MTUzMzg3MjEwNjM0?cjc=youvp2k
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-Immunization Letter for 5th grade students that will be 6th grade students next school year:
6th grade immunizations.pdf

-5th Grade Picnic at the Community Pool June 7th. Open to all students. Permission Slip: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1L5J7nTsZjwPbC_3JJziuZforErHD33grCnofwVg3kBc/edit?usp=sharing

Spanish Version:  
-6th Grade Picnic at the Community Pool June 9th. Open to all students. Permission Slip: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1kH_aCzds7IuvLfGNGgVloIvBNNeXynVSp45uZZtIPlI/edit?usp=sharing

Spanish Version: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1kH_aCzds7IuvLfGNGgVloIvBNNeXynVSp45uZZtIPlI/edit?usp=sharing

-Please view the presentation regarding all students that are returning to in-person instruction:
https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1XuJ41xsVCtvr4oVplVkVCAec83lYP9tbIzEByYPp-34/edit?usp=sharing

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-Message from PTO regarding pictures:

BNL School Pictures will host an ABSENTEE picture day at its OUTDOOR studios on Saturday, April 17 for ANY student who did not have their photo taken for the 2020-21 year. 

Registration and appointments are required - to ensure safety and social distancing, no walk-ins will be accepted. To register and secure a time, visit: https://app.acuityscheduling.com/schedule.php?owner=21127494&calendarID=4680341. BNL is located at 11 Timber Lane, Marlboro, NJ

Please note, this event is for package purchases ONLY and BNL is unable to resubmit these images for the yearbook. Anyone wishing to submit photos for the Grant 2020-2021 Yearbook may do so by emailing them to: GrantSPpics@gmail.com; please be sure to title your images 'FIRST LAST NAME – HOMEROOM.'

Grant School

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Parents/Guardians,

Please be advised that effective Monday, March 22nd:

-All students must leave the building at 12:12 pm dismissal for the students and staff to eat lunch. No supervision is available for students to stay after school. They must leave school grounds. 

-Extra-Help will be available from 1:05 pm - 2:20 pm on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, & Fridays. (1:05 pm - 2:15 pm on Wednesdays)

-No transportation will be provided by the school for extra help. 

-Both in-person students and virtual students will be permitted to attend extra help sessions at the school or online. The teachers are creating extra-help schedules to accommodate the students being able to see multiple teachers in a day. Parents and students must check with the teachers, as some days they might be available online or in-person. Please understand that changes and updates may always be made by the teachers. There will always be a teacher available to help your child. But it is important to communicate directly with the teachers.

-A student that plans on coming back to school in-person for extra help needs to provide 24 hours notice to the teacher. Extra Help for Mondays needs to be arranged on the Friday before. On some occasions, your child might have to see a different teacher for either in-person or virtual assistance. But your child's teacher will communicate that ahead of time. 

-Any in-person student that comes back to school will not be required to fill out another COVID-19 Daily Screening Form.

-Any virtual student that makes an appointment to come to school for extra help must have the attached form filled out & signed by a parent. (Reminder that all students must wear a plain mask.)

Daily COVID-19 Screening.pdf


March 16, 2021 - One Year of Virtual/Hybrid Learning

Today, March 16, 2021, marks one full year of virtual/hybrid learning in the South Plainfield School District. We send this message to acknowledge the hard work of our students, faculty, support staff, administration, maintenance, and food service workers. These dedicated members of our school community made a difficult situation a little more tolerable, and we all greatly look forward to a return to full in-person instruction as soon as possible.  Thank you for all of the support you have given to our school district.  Stay safe and healthy. 

Noreen Tansey Lishak, Superintendent of the South Plainfield School District



 

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Guardians of Virtual Students may pick up the photos any school, starting Thursday (3/11) between 8 am - 3:00 pm. Please just come to the main office.
Grant School Picture make-up and retakes are March 22nd. In-person students will have pictures taken during school. Virtual students may come between 12:20 pm - 2:00 pm at Exit 7.
Order Link: Grant Absentee-Retake Day 20-2021.pdf  
Yearbook Order:
https://www.jostens.com/apps/shop/yrbk.asp?REF=A07635498
Prepay Code: 2E5S2R2S

If you would like to submit a photo of your child to be included in a separate section from the photographer photos, please email here:
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Parents/Guardians,

Every year Grant School partners with the American Heart Association to learn about heart health, have FUN,SAVE lives and help those in need. This year, the American Heart Challenge is happening on Wednesday May 26th at Grant School.  In the meantime, we ask that each student sign up by visiting the following website, http://heart.org/americanheartchallenge or download the FREE “American Heart Challenge” app to get started! 

*If you use the website- type "Grant" in the find your school feature. 

Once you have signed up online or downloaded the app you can check in for our daily challenges and track Grant School's goal online. A paper envelope was given to the students for donations of cash or personal checks. 

Thanks for your help!   Be healthy, be happy and have FUN!

Grant School Physical Education Department

---------   Grant School would like to welcome our new school nurse, Ms. Tina Revollar. Contact information is below:

Ms. Revollar

trevollar@spboe.org

(908) 754-4620 ext. 3620

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Important Letter 2/12/2021, please select the link below:
Important Letter from Grant School 2_12_21.doc

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-Great job Grant Multicultural Club:
https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/15Ah65BCUX_vr7qVqwsA64RrEoZXT8BoeYHx5hMw7YDU/edit
---------- -Grant School Pet Day presentation. Thank you to everyone that participated: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1cAlYJ3aA-OBIz9cNeLabJWcKgRiywQCS/view?usp=sharing ----------
  -Parents of students that attend school on a hybrid day must log onto Genesis and fill out the COVID-19 safety check form by 7:10 am.(We are in this together. It is very important that if anyone feels sick that they stay home and contact a doctor.)

-I would like to remind everyone on page 14 of the Grant School Handbook:

All students will be required to wear a mask while they are in school. The South Plainfield School District will provide a reusable solid green mask for each of the students on their first day of in person learning. Students may wear their own mask, but it must be a solid color or have South Plainfield logo on it. All students are expected to wear masks and follow the social distancing protocols in the classrooms and hallways. Any student choosing not to follow the safety protocols, facial masks, etc., will not be able to continue attending in person instruction. This is for the safety of the individual student and the school community as a whole.

-All students may remain virtual at this time. If you decide to switch your student to hybrid, you must email Mr. Sarullo, psarullo@spboe.org, directly. The office staff will then contact you and notify the teachers. 

Grant School Schedule effective Tuesday (1/19)

schedule

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Parents & Guardians:

I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving and enjoyed the break. I am requesting that you speak with your child regarding "Google Meets". It has come to my attention that students are using the school network to meet up with other students after school hours. Please advise your child that this is not permitted. Students are to only use a "Google Meet" when assigned by a teacher and should not be meeting up unless directed by the teacher. Our technology can track all student accounts that log into a meet with specific times. If a student is found to be using a school "Google Meet" when not instructed, this may be addressed under the code of conduct with regards to inappropriate use of technology. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact me. This message will also be posted for the students in my Google Classroom.

Thank you,

Mr. Sarullo, Grant School Principal

---------- Grant School Guidance: 

-Please have your child check the Guidance classroom daily for tips and strategies regarding virtual learning, social-emotional learning, and self-care during these unprecedented times. Guidance is here to help support your child emotionally and academically. 
-Guidance Google Classroom: https://meet.google.com/lookup/fg4ghbrkhd?authuser=0&hs=179
code: Inmdqoe

-Mindfulness Mondays will take place during snack periods. Information will be shared on Mr. Sarullo's and Guidance Classroom.
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-Even though the Grant School Library is closed during our hybrid instructional period, students can access books remotely through the South Plainfield Public Library.  Mrs. Alongi has partnered with the public library to ensure our students are aware of how to obtain their very own library card. 

With a library card, students can borrow print books, audiobooks and ebooks owned by the public library and other libraries in the area.  If one is waiting for a book to be returned and available, Hoopla is a great alternative that allows a card holder to borrow movies, music, audiobooks, ebooks, comics and to enjoy on any device.  With no waiting, titles can be streamed immediately, or downloaded to phones or tablets for offline enjoyment later.

Many of our students enjoy using, Epic! . Epic! Books is a digital library of over 40,000 fiction and nonfiction titles which students can access for free during the school hours of 7:00 am - 4:00 pm.  Students do need to use our school code which was provided to students. If you need assistance with the code, please contact Mrs. Alongi kalongi@spboe.org  

Mrs. Alongi is  working diligently to get books in the hands of students to promote the enjoyment of reading. Please reach out if you have any questions or concerns. ----------

Grant School Resources:

-Grant School Virtual Learning Expectations: https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1_ftxFQhoMLeh6saDYtg-QVQFuEPuLqQM6OJad61yUeY/edit?usp=sharing

-Grant School Guide to Google Classroom & Organization:

https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/e/2PACX-1vRhXvimQFSH03TAsS-EZ3DAqdSQKLzSqjTJqgcz5bRjWPC-F3GlrvYjc35QOVhl17thAJuJJ43Y6BY8/pub?start=false&loop=false&delayms=60000&slide=id.p 

-How to use school email: https://docs.google.com/document/d/17Zs0BZzPAsHrdxjLkp0CtmSulVcPoBd4cDrfs7xTTZ4/edit?usp=sharing
 
-Wearing a backpack properly: Wearing a Pack Elementary[3].docx

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-Quarantine and COVID-19 Reporting Procedures (Click on Links Below):

Quarantine, Isolation, & Return to School[1].docx

Covid Reporting Process 2020 (1).docx
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Homeroom Return Schedule:

 -At this time Genesis Parent Portal has your child's assignment for A or B day. Please note that you will have two forms to sign. One is an update to page 14 of the Student Handbook.

-Please note that a change will be made to the Grant School Handbook regarding attendance. Students that return to (A-B) in-person instruction are allowed 2 days in which they may work virtually, if they are sick. Please leave the message that the child will be using a virtual-sick day. This should only be used if truly needed.
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Grant School Clubs:

Academic Bowl

Advisor: Ms. Gross, rgross@spboe.org

 Academic Bowl is a club that allows the students to challenge themselves in the academic subjects, along with current events and pop culture. The format is similar to quiz bowl. Students work in teams to answer a series of questions, covering various subjects. Academic Bowl meets once a week, on Fridays.  

For those interested in joining, a sign-up form and permission slip can be found on the google classroom. The classroom code is 2fsab75, the google meet code will only be up when the club meets.

Buddies Against Bullying

Advisor: Mrs. Horn, ahorn@spboe.org

 Buddies Against Bullying will meet on the first Friday of the month from 1:15 to 2:15 pm, starting on October 2nd. In this club we will talk about ways to be an up-stander, brainstorm ideas to contribute to a positive school climate, and do activities to strengthen our school community. The Google link is: https://meet.google.com/lookup/hk4ih3ulyl?authuser=0&hs=179
code: 2lfwggx

 Chess Club

Advisor: Mr. Orfan, jorfan@spboe.org

 The code to join the Chess meet is: x5xbn6i. There is also a meet link listed. Chess Club will meet on Mondays from 2:00 – 3:00 pm.  It is open to all 5th and 6th grade students. 

Our first meeting will take place on Monday, September 21, 2020 at 2:00 pm.  

 Chess brings students together in a competitive and friendly social setting.  The Chess club encourages the students to help each other learn how to play the game. Chess fosters creativity and self-esteem. Chess also exercises the brain by promoting problem-solving and critical thinking skills.  The students enjoy this interesting and unique game. 

 Literary Magazine Club

Advisor: Miss Eppes, oeppes@spboe.org

When: Mondays 2:20-3:00

 Welcome to Grant School’s Literary Magazine Club! This club will provide students at Grant School the opportunity to showcase their creative writing stories, poems, illustrations, and other types of literary work to the entire school community. Please see below for important club information.

 I am looking forward to seeing the many pieces that showcase the creativity and unique imaginations at Grant School!

Multicultural Club

Advisor: Mrs. Arriola,  larriola@spboe.org

When: Second Tuesday of each month,  12:30-1:00 pm

The goal of Grant School Multicultural Club is to educate students & staff members and increase cultural awareness. At every meeting, students will have the opportunity to learn about different cultures, as well as teach others about their own customs and culture. The club will promote awareness and appreciation for all cultures and ethnicities.

 Newspaper Club

Advisor: Mrs. Bennett, kbennett@spboe.org

 First Meeting 9/22

Meet Tuesdays right after school 

Class Code: qqynbu5

 In the Grant School Newspaper Club, students report on the latest news that is interesting and relevant to their age group! Writers contribute their research and ideas to a variety of sections to make the "Grant Gazette" a must-read for all fifth and sixth graders: School News, Community News, Entertainment News, Fashion Trends, Sports, Issue Overviews, Recipes, Horoscopes, "Teacher Feature," Puzzles, and Comic Strips. Look for the latest edition of the Grant Gazette to be posted on the school website shortly! The club generally meets on Tuesdays.

 Student Council

Advisor: Mrs. Basile, mbasile@spboe.org
(Information will be provided to all students regarding elections.)

 Student Council is an organization that allows students to contribute to the Grant School community, as well as the South Plainfield community. Students work together collaboratively to plan school events, complete projects, and help others.  

 Student Council consists of homeroom representatives (one representative from each of the fifth and sixth grade homerooms). The homeroom representatives volunteer for their position and are voted in during their homeroom class.  

Student Council focuses on building citizenship within our school and community. We also do activities to build character in other areas, including respect, fairness, responsibility, trustworthiness, and caring. Projects are intended to focus on these pillars of character.  Examples of these projects are the “Giving Tree”, writing letters to soldiers, Food Drives, and other activities related to community service.

Student council we meet twice  a month and then an additional two times a month for school wide activities.

Drama Club

Advisors: Ms. Eichert, seichert@spboe.org

Mrs. Stasio, jstasio@spboe.org

Ms. Gorman, agorman@spboe.org

Ms. Maddolin, smaddolin@spboe.org

 This club welcomes all students interested in theater and dramatic arts. Members improve their craft by participating in theater games, improvisations, and performing dramatic scenes and monologues. The club generally stars in January and will meet several times a week.

Google Classroom: https://classroom.google.com/c/MjExMTA4NTg5NjIw?cjc=p6dx2y7
Code: p6dx2y7

 Ski Club

Google Classroom Code: aa3xvo4
Please have your parents fill out the survey in the classroom. For more information please contact an advisor:

Ms. Eckhardt, aeckhardt@spboe.org
Mr. Phillips, sphillips@spboe.org

-Important Letter (5th Grade):

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1wXmBVGIdENrLXBD-R5nuxp7Y6GllU8lL92dWIiqJa3E/edit?usp=sharing

-Grant School Welcome Letter: Grant School Welcome_2020-2021_revised.doc

-Grant School Virtual Learning Expectations: https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1pdRMElcF2AebAsfiY_vaXpQR74cCnvHjN2hIG1NlFw4/edit?usp=sharing

-Please be sure you are sign up for School Messenger emails through Genesis Parent Portal

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Contact: Mr. Sarullo, Principal- psarullo@spboe.org  (908) 754-4620 ext. 3610

Mrs. Colucci, Vice Principal- scolucci@spboe.org (908) 754-4620 ext. 3611

Mrs. Mercier, Secretary- dmercier@spboe.org (908) 754-4620 ext. 3601

Mrs. Ranger, Secretary (Attendance)dranger@spboe.org  (908) 754-4620 ext. 3602

      
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