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    Please return any GRI library books
    you find at home or in the car to 
    the library. Thank you!

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  • Click on the "Library" tab to see the new eBook subscriptions we have! We have access to several new databases!

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  • Bus Routes

    Please click on the link to look at the
    current bus route information for GRI this year. 

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  • UP

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  • Yearbook

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  • Please Join Us!
    Please join our Facebook Group to
    keep up with the latest information
    & updates.

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  • Yearbooks On Sale!
    Yearbooks available for purchase.
    $28 cash only.
    Send your money & form
    to homeroom teacher. 

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  • Don't Forget!

    Join PTO for just $5.00 and 
    help us grow a strong, 
    united school community. 

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  • Transportation Notes: 

    If you have any transportation changes, 
    please notify the school in a written form. 
    We cannot accept any verbal requests. 

    No dismissals after 2:15 p.m.

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  • Attendance is very important.
    Please make sure your child arrives
    to school on time.

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    Easter Holidays: 
    Friday, April 2nd & Monday, April 5th
    Great Kindness Challenge will 
    be Jan. 25-29th!
    Monday, Jan. 11th, 2021:
    Due to winter weather conditions,
    will not attend school today.
    Traditional Students:
    Complete the packet that was sent home & 
    turn in Tuesday.

    Virtual Students:
    Follow your regular zoom schedule.

    Virtual Student Picture Form:
    Click on the link to access the purchasing information. 
    VSD VSPic

    Virtual Student Picture Day:
    Virtual students will take 
    yearbook pictures on Dec. 9th
    while they are at school. There are 
    picture forms in the front office if
    you would like to purchase a package.
    2020 Yearbooks:
    If you purchased a yearbook LAST
    YEAR and have not received it, 
    it can be picked up in the front office. 
    Make sure you bring your receipt.
    2021 yearbooks will go on sale
    after Christmas.

    Important Dates to Remember: 
    December 9th – Virtual students attend traditionally
    December 11th, 14th, 15th , 16th - 9 weeks Exams
    (ELA, Writing, Math, Science)
    Active Parent Letter:
    Sign up for the Active Parent 
    Portal to access many important
    pieces of information for your child. 

    Wed, Sept 9th:
    Virtual School Day
    for ALL students
    (Teachers will inform you of how assignments will
    be given - 
    packets sent home or google classroom.)
    We have a new way to read at 
    school and at home! Go to the website 
    and sign in using the classroom code "gcx5393". 
    Then select "GRI S." The pin # is 8150. Then you 
    can enjoy tons of fiction and nonfiction!

    Helpful Video Tutorials:
    If you need help on Zoom, Google Classroom & Remind.
     RE: Device Pick Up
    District Office will set up the next device pick up date.
    Please watch the district page

    and check for call outs on the updated day/time.
    We apologize for the confusion. 

    Our Rentry Plan
    Click on the link to see our plan of action!
    HCSD District ReEntry Plan
    Click on the link to review the district plan for
    a safe, successful reentry to schools this year. 
    ***Make sure you have submitted your 
    child/children's schedule preference sheet.
    It should be returned to the school by 
    Friday, July 17th.***

    School Supply Purchasing Made Easy!
    Click on the picture to access 
    the website for purchasing your school
    supplies. Deadline is approaching, so get
    those orders in fast!
    School Supply Lists: 

    Registration Deadline Fast Approaching!

    We are only a week away from the
    July 1 enrollment deadline. For new student
    enrollment, please visit
    For returning students, please visit
    Active student codes were mailed with
    student final report cards. If you do not
    have a code, please contact your
    school. For issues with login, please call
    the technology hotline at 601-857-7022.

    5th Grade Parents/Guardians:
    Please take a moment to complete the BMS survey 
    BMS Band Information & Preview Video:
    If your fifth grader moving to BMS is interested
    in joining the band, please look at the information 
    below and the video.
    GRI Parent/Guardian Survey: 
    Parents & Guardians, 
    Please take a moment to fill out the
    following survey contributed by mentor Allison Neal:
    Please email memes, shout-outs, and videos


    4th Grade Science Packet Link: 
    Part 1  & Part 2

    Information Update Letter
    Please click on the link to view the
    latest information from Mrs. Green.
    You should also receive this letter
    along with an envelope for returning your
    completed packet in the mail this week. 
    Update Letter

    Links to Helpful Videos: 

    Zoom tips & tricks for students:

    How To Add a Google Doc to an Assignment

    Study At Home Plans: 
    The "Study At Home" packets are in the mail on the way to your homes.
    Here is what they 
    will look like. 

     3rd Grade ELA, Part 1

    3rd Grade, Part 2

    4th Grade ELA, Part 1 

    4th Grade ELA, Part 2 

    5th Grade ELA, Part 1
    5th Grade ELA, Part 2

    3rd Grade Math

    4th Grade Math 

    5th Grade Math


    Join Us On Facebook:

    Message from Mrs. Green: 
    Hello Jr. Bulldog Family,

    We will continue to provide information to you and more information is
    coming by 3pm tomorrow (Tuesday) on how we plan to
    continue to learning opportunities for students. In the meantime,
    students can work on iReady for 30 minutes in each subject.
    Science practice can be found on USA Test Prep. E
    LA and math practice can be found on  Common Lit, Moby Max, and
    NewsELA all are available to students online, free of charge.

    In the event we are out longer, a link will be provided to
    you weekly on our website for parents/students
    and ELA/math/science packets will be
    mailed by Friday so you can expect it next week.

    In the meantime, the school is not
    open to the public. We encourage you to stay
    up to date on best ways to keep you and your family safe.

    Jr. Bulldog Update 3/16/2020: 

    These are helpful tips for our Jr. Bulldog
    family during this time. Stay safe
    and we will continue to keep you informed.
    Census Flyer 2020

    Save the Date!
    Children 12 and under race for FREE.
    Click here for online registration
    3rd Grade Parent Night
    Join us Tues, March 3rd at 6 pm!
    You will get the latest info on the upcoming GATE test.

    We have rolled out 700 BRAND NEW 
    Chromebooks to our students! 
    Students & Parents must sign the new check out
    rules & procedures form to be able to use the devices.
    Please get those forms in!

    Join Us on Facebook!
    Please join our group on Facebook to keep up with our
    latest events and bright, shining moments!
    There approximately 60 copies of the
    2020 Yearbook available 

    for purchase now.
    Get yours before they are gone! 

    January Teacher of the Month
    Congratulations to Ms. Joi Womack, 5th Grade Math teacher. 
    Ms. Womack was also selected as the Hometown Hero and honored
    by Farm Bureau Insurance & Chick Fil A of Byram.
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    January Employee of the Month
    Mrs. Nicole Ross, administrative assistant

    2019 GRI School Wide Spelling 
    Bee Winner Named!
    Special congratulations go to Denzel Anderson, 3rd Grader in 
    Ms. Thompson's room, for winning the spelling bee!
    Congratulations to the participants in the 
    2019 GRI School Wide Spelling Bee!

    GRI Honor Choir Recognized
    The GRI Honor Choir received special recognition from
    Mayor Richard White for their Veterans' Day
    performance at Byram City Hall. Click on the 
    link to read the full statement. 

    Reading Fair Boards
    Reading fair boards are a mandatory
    project for 3rd, 4th, and 5th graders.
    Please make sure you have your
    book selected and are preparing
    accordingly. Due dates are as follows: 
    3rd Grade Boards - Tues, Dec. 10th
    4th Grade Boards - Wed, Dec. 11th
    5th Grade Boards - Thurs, Dec. 12th

    Join Us on Facebook!
    Please join our group on Facebook to keep up with our
    latest events and bright, shining moments!
    Yearbook forms will be sent home
    next week in signed paper folders/communication logs.
    Please read the 
    details carefully.
    You can also download a form here.

    40 Book Challenge
    Permission slips for the 40-Book
    Challenge are due 
    by this Friday!
    Packets will be handed out soon after! 

    September Staff
    Members of the Month!
    Best wishes go out to our
    GRI Teacher of the Month, Ariel Brooks-Brown. 

    We also want to congratulate Chiquila Pearson,
    GRI Employee of the Month!

    Attendance is Important!
    Please make sure your 
    child is at school every day.
    If he/she is absent, a written
    excuse needs to be sent in
    the next day. 

    IReady Assessments
    I-Ready assessments have been completed. 
    Diagnostic reports and more will be handed out at
    Open House this week!

    For more information on what exactly IReady is, 
    click on this link
    Forget Your Homework???
    Click on the Skill Sheets link
    to the left! You will find
    everything you need!

    Stay connected with HCSD's mobile app

    School Way - Dallas ISD's Mobile App[

    HCSD parents, community members, and staff no longer need a computer to stay informed about the latest news from the district or individual schools. They instantly can have access to news, school board policies and messages from schools using their smart phones thanks to a new app for Android and iPhone developed by School Way. The free app offers information in English and Spanish and instant messages from the district or from specific schools chosen by the users. Parents also can access their students’ information and grades on the Parent Portal through the app.  For more details on My School Way click the following link.