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Each spring, the Graham Hill staff begins the process of forming classroom groups for the coming academic year. This thoughtful procedure takes into consideration the educational needs of individual students, while providing equity within the larger school community. The end result should be classes that are balanced in terms of class size, age, ethnicity, language, gender, academic strengths and needs, and student behavior. Teachers and members of our Wellness Team provide input to the process by articulating the special needs of individual children, student relationships that may be most productive if they are together or separated, and class size commitments at various grade levels. As you can imagine, this is a difficult and dynamic process. Because we take into account the comprehensive makeup of each child and each classroom, the placement of students in classrooms must be a staff decision.
If, however, you have information about your child that we may be unaware of and would be critical in this placement process please send a letter or email to Laurie Morrison (email@example.com) with the pertinent information. Please note that there are no guarantees for requested or desired class assignments.
featuring, Norman Alston from eMode Learning Foundation
The program for kintergarteners and first graders will begin on Tuesday, May14th and will run through Tuesday June 11th the school year. Family members are welcomed to attend with their students
Graham Hill Elementary and the Cascade Bicycle Club Education Foundation
invite you to join us for Bike to School Month
May is Bike to School Month, designed to encourage bicycle commuting, mentor new riders and foster a love of bicycling. When you bike to school with your child you:
• Help your child become a safe, knowledgeable and independent cyclist.
• Create daily exercise habits that help keep your child active and healthy.
• Reduce car traffic and air pollution.
We envision participation in Bike-to-School Month as a family project, one that may also introduce parents to the fun of cycling with their kids! You know your child and your route to school best, but in general young children are not prepared to ride on the street alone. Most elementary school children ride with their parents or another adult.
Everyone who rides at least once wins a prize!
• All participants who ride on BTS Day (May 8)earn a Cascade Bike to School Month rubber bracelet
• 1-14 trips earn a cool bike key chain
• 15+ trips earns a red round reflector light
So, how do you participate? It's easy! Fill out the form below and return to (Ms. Gill) by (May 3st). We will send home bicycle safety information, “passport” and instructions. You keep track of your trips each day you ride* and turn in your passport at the end of the month. We'll add your trips to our school total and deliver your prizes.
Golden Pedal Award: New for2013, the Golden Pedal Award will be given to the Elementary school with the most new Bike to School Month riders!
R.S.V.P. Form, Bike to School Month, May 2013
Yes! I would like to participate by biking to school* and keeping track of my trips for the Graham Hill Elementary Bike to School Team.
Parents: I give permission for my child to participate in Bike to School Month and I will provide the support he/she needs to do so safely.
__________________________________________________________ (parent signature here)
May 1, 2013 | Contact: Jupinder Gill, (206) 252-7140
Thank you to the families and voters who made this investment with the City of Seattle possible. It is a day of celebrating the audacity of hope, high expectations, and authentic innovation at Graham Hill!
Laurie Morrison, Ed.D.
Girls on the Run was a success at Graham Hill Elementary School this fall. It was the first time Girls on the Run was at Graham Hill. There were three volunteer coaches and 15 girls from third through fifth grade who participated. Each of the 15 girls attended 20 practices and embodied the Girls on the Run spirit. They all crossed the finish line on December 1, 2012 at the Girls on the Run 5K. Here are some of their favorite memories of Girls on the Run from fall 2012:
"Running with my running buddy at the 5K." -Halle, 5th grade
"Running with my running buddy at the 5K because it was just really fun." -Zoe, 4th grade
"Running the 5K and finishing it. Also meeting all the nice girls in this group and my running buddy." -Jazmin, 3rd
"Practicing our 5K because we were just running." -Fatou, 4th grade
"Meeting my running buddy and running through the finish line of balloons. I also liked doing the community project and making the cookies and trying to keep up with the coaches." -Addy, 5th grade
"Running through the finish line of balloons and when we met our running buddies and ran the practice 5K."
-Lilly, 5th grade
"When we completed the 5K and I got my medal." -Kidest, 4th grade
"I liked learning the running games and running with the coaches around the track." -Rachel, 5th grade
"I liked doing the adjectives before our names when we were getting to know each other." -Helpful Husna, 4th gr
"Receiving my medal and meeting my running buddy." -Jimena, 5th grade
"Getting to make up another name and getting to know everyone and meeting my running buddy." -Summer, 3rd
"When I ran with my running buddy she kind of kept me going." -Sierra, 3rd grade
"My favorite part was when we got to meet our running buddies and do the practice, but I also really liked the part when the days were numbered until our 5K. I was really excited the big day was approaching. We also got to play games and learn more about ourselves." -Madelin, 3rd grade
"My favorite part was running in the 5K with my running buddy, meeting my running buddy and running really fast towards the finish line with everybody cheering." -Allison, 4th grade
Girls on the Run, Girls on the Run, Girls on the Run is so much FUN!