Monthly Archives: September 2015

September 30, 2015

Today’s Breakfast: mini pancakes, fruit, juice, milk

Today’s Lunch:  Peperoni pizza, green beans, broccoli and dip, fresh and canned fruit, and milk

Tomorrow’s Breakfast: Egg and cheese omelet, fruit, milk, and juice

Tomorrow’s Lunch: chicken drummies, sweet potato tots, fresh and canned fruit, broccoli and dip, and milk

Attention Students and Teachers:  We will be doing our second fire drill sometime this week.

Teachers:  There will be a teachers meeting Thursday at 3:30 in the computer lab.  This meeting will last no longer than 4:00 due to an OST activity.

Picture Day is October 6th.

There are flyers available for Blue Goose Day at the Sand Lake National Wildlife Refuge on Saturday, October 3, 2015.

YMCA Kindergarten Basketball, Girls 1st-6th grade Basketball, and CO-ED Floor Hockey 1st-4th grade registration forms are located in office entranceway.

Activities:

Wednesday:  FFA Land Judging Contest at Webster

Thursday:  MS/HS Health Screening at Groton High School

Thursday:  JH Football vs. Roncalli at Groton Area starting at 4:00

Thursday:  Cross Country at Sisseton starting at 4:30

Thursday:  JH Volleyball vs Webster at Groton starting at 4:30

Thursday:  Varsity Volleyball starting at 6:00 with C and B game vs. Webster in Groton

Friday:  Football at Sisseton starting at 7:00.

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September 29, 2015

September 29, 2015

Today’s Breakfast: cereal, juice, fruit, yogurt, and milk

Today’s Lunch:  chili, corn bread, lettuce salad, fresh and canned fruit, and milk

Tomorrow’s Breakfast: mini pancakes, fruit, juice, milk

Tomorrow’s Lunch: Peperoni pizza, green beans, broccoli and dip, fresh and canned fruit, and milk

Attention Students and Teachers:  We will be doing our second fire drill sometime this week.

Teachers:  There will be a teachers meeting Thursday at 3:30 in the computer lab.

Picture Day is October 6th.

There are flyers available for Blue Goose Day at the Sand Lake National Wildlife Refuge on Saturday, October 3, 2015.

YMCA Kindergarten Basketball, Girls 1st-6th grade Basketball, and CO-ED Floor Hockey 1st-4th grade registration forms are located in office entranceway.

Activities:

Tuesday:  JH football at Holgate MS starting at 4:00

Tuesday:  Title 1 Open house starting at 5:30

Wednesday:  FFA Land Judging Contest at Webster

Thursday:  MS/HS Health Screening at Groton High School

Thursday:  JH Football vs. Roncalli at Groton Area starting at 4:00

Thursday:  Cross Country at Sisseton starting at 4:30

Thursday:  JH Volleyball vs Webster at Groton starting at 4:30

Thursday:  Varsity Volleyball starting at 6:00 with C and B game vs. Webster in Groton

Friday:  Football at Sisseton starting at 7:00.

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September 28, 2015

September 28, 2015

Today’s Breakfast: pancake on a stick, fruit, juice, and milk  

Today’s Lunch:  chicken tetrazzini, California veg, breadsticks, carrot and dip, fresh and canned fruit, and milk.

Tomorrow’s Breakfast: cereal, juice, fruit, yogurt, and milk

Tomorrow’s Lunch:  chili, corn bread, lettuce salad, fresh and canned fruit, and milk

Attention Students and Teachers:  We will be doing our second fire drill sometime this week.

Teachers:  There will be a teachers meeting Thursday at 3:30 in the computer lab.

There are flyers available for Blue Goose Day at the Sand Lake National Wildlife Refuge on Saturday, October 3, 2015.

YMCA Kindergarten Basketball, Girls 1st-6th grade Basketball, and CO-ED Floor Hockey 1st-4th grade registration forms are located in office entranceway.

Activities:

Monday:  Regional Boys Golf at Milbank starting at 10:00

Monday:  Cross Country at Aberdeen starting at 4:00

Monday:  JV football at Roncalli starting at 5:00

Monday:  JH Volleyball at Redfield starting at 5:00

Monday:  HS Volleyball at Florence starting at 6:30

Monday:  School Board Meeting at 7:30

Tuesday:  JH football at Holgate MS starting at 4:00

Tuesday:  Title 1 Open house starting at 5:30

Wednesday:  FFA Land Judging Contest at Webster

Thursday:  MS/HS Health Screening at Groton High School

Thursday:  JH Football vs. Roncalli at Groton Area starting at 4:00

Thursday:  Cross Country at Sisseton starting at 4:30

Thursday:  JH Volleyball vs Webster at Groton starting at 4:30

Thursday:  Varsity Volleyball starting at 6:00 with C and B game vs. Webster in Groton

Friday:  Football at Sisseton starting at 7:00.

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September 25, 2015

September 25, 2015

Today’s Breakfast: breakfast bagel, fruit, juice, milk

Today’s Lunch:  Tailgate Party

Tomorrow’s Breakfast: pancake on a stick, fruit, juice, and milk

Tomorrow’s Lunch:  chicken tetrazzini, California veg, breadsticks, carrot and dip, fresh and canned fruit, and milk.

Message from Mr. Joe Schwan:

I wanted to take one last chance to encourage you all to participate in the Ram Gridiron Challenge event taking place tomorrow after the parade west of the football field from 2:00 PM until 6:00 PM.  Take five minutes and test drive a new vehicle and Ram will donate $20 to GHS. 

Sweet G’s Inflatables and OST Pretzel fundraiser will be held at 2:00 Friday in the high school gym. 

There are flyers available for Blue Goose Day at the Sand Lake National Wildlife Refuge on Saturday, October 3, 2015.

YMCA Kindergarten Basketball, Girls 1st-6th grade Basketball, and CO-ED Floor Hockey 1st-4th grade registration forms are located in office entranceway.

Kiss the Pig contest – all proceeds FCCLA makes, will go towards new playground equipment at the baseball complex.   Please find a jar and pick your “favorite” person to kiss the pig.  All students will join together in the gym on Friday at 10:30 to see who our lucky winner is!

At 12:30 on Friday students will enter the backdoor of the Golden Living Center to “parade” through the facility.  Busses will be waiting outside the front door to ship students to the starting area of the parade.

Lunch Schedule for Friday:

KG, 1st, and 2nd will eat from 11:00-11:25 and have recess from 11:20-11:45

3rd, 4th and 5th will eat from 11:25-11:50 and have recess from 11:45-:12:05

A reminder to all teachers and staff that you will need to plan accordingly so we have lunch and recess supervision covered.

Attention Teachers, Students, and Parents:  There was a mistake in the red letter that was sent home yesterday.  OST is not an option after the homecoming parade next week.  OST will be closed on September 25, after the parade.  Sorry for the confusion and inconvenient.

Activities:

Friday:  Homecoming Parade starting at 1:00

Friday:  Football v. Roncalli starting at 7:00

Saturday:  Girls Soccer vs. Tea Area starting at 1:00

Saturday:  Boys Soccer vs. Tea Area starting at 3:00

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September 23, 2015

September 23, 2015

Today’s Breakfast: breakfast pizza, juice, milk, and fruit

Today’s Lunch:  Garlic cheese break, mixed vegetables, broccoli and dip, fresh and canned fruit, and milk

Tomorrow’s Breakfast:  French toast sticks, fruit, links, milk, juice

Tomorrow’s Lunch:  hot ham and cheese, sweet tots, romaine salad, fresh and canned fruit, and milk 

Attention Students:  Rubber band wristbands will no longer be allowed in school or on the playground.  Please leave them at home.  They have become too big of a distraction and a mess. 

Homework Help:  Due to the increasing number of students attending homework help, I ask parents, students, and teachers to be mindful of the program and its intentions.  Students please call home for a ride if you complete your homework early or if you do not have homework that night.

This year’s homecoming theme is “Holidays.”

Teachers:  Please take the time after the parade to test drive a vehicle from the Chrysler Center.  Groton Area School District can earn up to $6,000.

Sweet G’s Inflatables and OST Pretzel fundraiser will be held at 2:00 Friday in the high school gym.

Homecoming dress up days:

  1. Wednesday-Pajama Day
  2. Thursday-Holiday Day
  3. Friday-Spirit Day

Students:  Please remember to respect all technology and property of the school.  Please remember if you purposely try to destroy or wreck the computers in the lab you will be responsible for their repair or replacement.

There are flyers available for Blue Goose Day at the Sand Lake National Wildlife Refuge on Saturday, October 3, 2015.

Breast Cancer Awareness t-shirt forms will be handed out today.  Orders are due by Wednesday.  Please turn forms in to either the high school or elementary office.

YMCA Kindergarten Basketball, Girls 1st-6th grade Basketball, and CO-ED Floor Hockey 1st-4th grade registration forms are located in office entranceway.

Groton Area Punt, Pass, and Kick Competition Sponsored by the Groton Lions Club will be held on Friday, September 25, at 2:30 on the football field.  Forms are available here at the school.

Kiss the Pig contest – all proceeds FCCLA makes, will go towards new playground equipment at the baseball complex.   Please find a jar and pick your “favorite” person to kiss the pig.  All students will join together in the gym on Friday at 10:30 to see who our lucky winner is!

Temporary tattoos and eye blacks during lunch.  FCCLA members will have a table set up Monday through Thursday of this week.

At 12:30 on Friday students will enter the backdoor of the Golden Living Center to “parade” through the facility.  Busses will be waiting outside the front door to ship students to the starting area of the parade.

Lunch Schedule for Friday:

KG, 1st, and 2nd will eat from 11:00-11:25 and have recess from 11:20-11:45

3rd, 4th and 5th will eat from 11:25-11:50 and have recess from 11:45-:12:05

A reminder to all teachers and staff that you will need to plan accordingly so we have lunch and recess supervision covered.

Attention Teachers, Students, and Parents:  There was a mistake in the red letter that was sent home yesterday.  OST is not an option after the homecoming parade next week.  OST will be closed on September 25, after the parade.  Sorry for the confusion and inconvenient.

Attention Teachers:  Due to our shorthanded custodial staff, Tommy will be bring around cleaning “wipes” for your disposal.  We ask that you have the students take the time to clean the tops of their desks when time is available.  Thank you for your support and help.

Activities:

Thursday:  Boys Golf at Sisseton starting at 10:00

Thursday:  JH Football vs. Aberdeen Central starting at 4:00

Thursday:  Boys Soccer at James Valley Christian starting at 4:00

Thursday:  JH Volleyball vs. Clark/Willow Lake starting at 4:30

Thursday:  Girls Volleyball vs Clark/Willow Lake starting at 6:00

Friday:  Homecoming Parade starting at 1:00

Friday:  Football v. Roncalli starting at 7:00

Saturday:  Girls Soccer vs. Tea Area starting at 1:00

Saturday:  Boys Soccer vs. Tea Area starting at 3:00

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September 22, 2015

September 22, 2015

Today’s Breakfast: Cinnamon roll, yogurt, juice/milk, and fruit

Today’s Lunch:  chicken noodle soup, carrots/dip, grilled cheese, fresh and canned fruit, and milk

Tomorrow’s Breakfast:  breakfast pizza, juice, milk, and fruit

Tomorrow’s Lunch:  Garlic cheese break, mixed vegetables, broccoli and dip, fresh and canned fruit, and milk

Attention Students:  Rubber band wristbands will no longer be allowed in school or on the playground.  Please leave them at home.  They have become too big of a distraction and a mess. 

This year’s homecoming theme is “Holidays.”

Homecoming dress up days:

  1. Tuesday-Sports Day
  2. Wednesday-Pajama Day
  3. Thursday-Holiday Day
  4. Friday-Spirit Day

Students:  Please remember to respect all technology and property of the school.  Please remember if you purposely try to destroy or wreck the computers in the lab you will be responsible for their repair or replacement.

There are flyers available for Blue Goose Day at the Sand Lake National Wildlife Refuge on Saturday, October 3, 2015.

Breast Cancer Awareness t-shirt forms will be handed out today.  Orders are due by Wednesday.  Please turn forms in to either the high school or elementary office.

YMCA Kindergarten Basketball, Girls 1st-6th grade Basketball, and CO-ED Floor Hockey 1st-4th grade registration forms are located in office entranceway.

Groton Area Punt, Pass, and Kick Competition Sponsored by the Groton Lions Club will be held on Friday, September 25, at 2:30 on the football field.  Forms are available here at the school.

Kiss the Pig contest – all proceeds FCCLA makes, will go towards new playground equipment at the baseball complex.   Please find a jar and pick your “favorite” person to kiss the pig.  All students will join together in the gym on Friday at 10:30 to see who our lucky winner is!

Temporary tattoos and eye blacks during lunch.  FCCLA members will have a table set up Monday through Thursday of this week.

The newly crowned king and queen will be here today for lunch.

At 12:30 on Friday students will enter the backdoor of the Golden Living Center to “parade” through the facility.  Busses will be waiting outside the front door to ship students to the starting area of the parade.

Lunch Schedule for Friday:

KG, 1st, and 2nd will eat from 11:00-11:25 and have recess from 11:20-11:45

3rd, 4th and 5th will eat from 11:25-11:50 and have recess from 11:45-:12:05

A reminder to all teachers and staff that you will need to plan accordingly so we have lunch and recess supervision covered.

Attention Teachers, Students, and Parents:  There was a mistake in the red letter that was sent home yesterday.  OST is not an option after the homecoming parade next week.  OST will be closed on September 25, after the parade.  Sorry for the confusion and inconvenient.

Attention Teachers:  Due to our shorthanded custodial staff, Tommy will be bring around cleaning whips for your disposal.  We ask that you have the students take the time to clean the tops of their desks when time is available.  Thank you for your support and help.

Activities:

Tuesday:  JH Football at Milbank starting at 4:00

Tuesday:  Volleyball at Warner starting 5:15 with a C match

Tuesday:  Boys soccer at Mitchell Christian starting at 6:00

Thursday:  Boys Golf at Sisseton starting at 10:00

Thursday:  JH Football vs. Aberdeen Central starting at 4:00

Thursday:  Boys Soccer at James Valley Christian starting at 4:00

Thursday:  JH Volleyball vs. Clark/Willow Lake starting at 4:30

Thursday:  Girls Volleyball vs Clark/Willow Lake starting at 6:00

Friday:  Homecoming Parade starting at 1:00

Friday:  Football v. Roncalli starting at 7:00

Saturday:  Girls Soccer vs. Tea Area starting at 1:00

Saturday:  Boys Soccer vs. Tea Area starting at 3:00

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September 21, 2015

Today’s Breakfast: Ham and Egg Sandwich, fruit, milk, juice

Today’s Lunch:  Turkey gravy, whipped potato, corn, tea bun, fresh and canned fruit, milk

Tomorrow’s Breakfast:  Cinnamon roll, yogurt, juice/milk, and fruit

Tomorrow’s Lunch:  chicken noodle soup, carrots/dip, grilled cheese, fresh and canned fruit, and milk

This year’s homecoming theme is “Holidays.”

Homecoming dress up days:

  1. Monday-Camo Day
  2. Tuesday-Sports Day
  3. Wednesday-Pajama Day
  4. Thursday-Holiday Day
  5. Friday-Spirit Day

Students:  Please remember to respect all technology and property of the school.  Please remember if you purposely try to destroy or wreck the computers in the lab you will be responsible for their repair or replacement.

There are flyers available for Blue Goose Day at the Sand Lake National Wildlife Refuge on Saturday, October 3, 2015.

YMCA Kindergarten Basketball, Girls 1st-6th grade Basketball, and CO-ED Floor Hockey 1st-4th grade registration forms are located in office entranceway.

Groton Area Punt, Pass, and Kick Competition Sponsored by the Groton Lions Club will be held on Friday, September 25, at 2:30 on the football field.  Forms are available here at the school.

Kiss the Pig contest – all proceeds FCCLA makes, will go towards new playground equipment at the baseball complex.   Please find a jar and pick your “favorite” person to kiss the pig.  All students will join together in the gym on Friday at 10:30 to see who our lucky winner is!

Temporary tattoos and eye blacks during lunch.  FCCLA members will have a table set up Monday through Thursday of this week.

The newly crowned king and queen will be here for lunch tomorrow (Tuesday).

Lunch Schedule for Friday:

KG, 1st, and 2nd will eat from 11:00-11:25 and have recess from 11:20-11:45

3rd, 4th and 5th will eat from 11:25-11:50 and have recess from 11:45-:12:05

A reminder to all teachers and staff that you will need to plan accordingly so we have lunch and recess supervision covered.

Attention Teachers, Students, and Parents:  There was a mistake in the red letter that was sent home yesterday.  OST is not an option after the homecoming parade next week.  OST will be closed on September 25, after the parade.  Sorry for the confusion and inconvenient.

Attention Teachers:  Due to our shorthanded custodial staff, Tommy will be bring around cleaning whips for your disposal.  We ask that you have the students take the time to clean the tops of their desks when time is available.  Thank you for your support and help.

Activities:

Monday:  Cross Country at Deuel starting at 4:00

Monday:  JV Football vs. Milbank starting at 4:30

Monday:  Homecoming Coronation starting at 7:30

Tuesday:  JH Football at Milbank starting at 4:00

Tuesday:  Volleyball at Warner starting 5:15 with a C match

Tuesday:  Boys soccer at Mitchell Christian starting at 6:00

Thursday:  Boys Golf at Sisseton starting at 10:00

Thursday:  JH Football vs. Aberdeen Central starting at 4:00

Thursday:  Boys Soccer at James Valley Christian starting at 4:00

Thursday:  JH Volleyball vs. Clark/Willow Lake starting at 4:30

Thursday:  Girls Volleyball vs Clark/Willow Lake starting at 6:00

Friday:  Homecoming Parade starting at 1:00

Friday:  Football v. Roncalli starting at 7:00

Saturday:  Girls Soccer vs. Tea Area starting at 1:00

Saturday:  Boys Soccer vs. Tea Area starting at 3:00

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September 17, 2015

Today’s Breakfast: cereal, juice, fruit, yogurt, milk
Today’s Lunch: Taco Salad, refried beans, breadsticks, fresh and canned fruit, and milk
Tomorrow’s Breakfast: mini pancakes, fruit, juice, milk
Tomorrow’s Lunch: Hamburgers, French fries, lettuce salad, fresh and canned fruit, milk

PAC will be meeting tonight at 6:30.
This year’s homecoming theme is “Holidays.”

Homecoming dress up days:
1. Monday-Camo Day
2. Tuesday-Sports Day
3. Wednesday-Pajama Day
4. Thursday-Holiday Day
5. Friday-Spirit Day
Students: Please remember to respect all technology and property of the school. Please remember if you purposely try to destroy or wreck the computers in the lab you will be responsible for their repair or replacement.

YMCA Kindergarten Basketball, Girls 1st-6th grade Basketball, and CO-ED Floor Hockey 1st-4th grade registration forms are located in office entrance-way.

Attention Teachers, Students, and Parents: There was a mistake in the red letter that was sent home yesterday. OST is not an option after the homecoming parade next week. OST will be closed on September 25, after the parade. Sorry for the confusion and inconvenient.
Activities:
Thursday: Cross Country at Aberdeen (Lee Park) starting at 4:00 pm
Thursday: JH Football at Aberdeen Central (Holgate-Healy Field)
Thursday: Volleyball at Milbank starting at 6:00 pm
Friday: Football at Milbank starting at 7:00 pm
Saturday: Girls Soccer at Groton starting at 1:00 pm
Saturday: Boys Soccer at Groton starting at 3:00 pm.

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September 15, 2015

Today’s Breakfast: Breakfast bagel, fruit, juice, milk
Today’s Lunch: Mini corn dog, baked beans, carrots and dip, fresh and canned fruit, and milk
Tomorrow’s Breakfast: pancake on a stick, fruit, juice, and milk
Tomorrow’s Lunch: chicken nuggets, corn, romaine salad, fresh and canned fruit, and milk

We will be having a staff meeting for teachers today after school in the computer lab. The main topic of conversation will be math curriculum.
Carnival of Silver Skates registration form are in the office. Registration and Costume Measuring will be Sunday, September 13 or Monday, September 14 at the warming house.
PAC will be meeting on Thursday at 6:30.
This year’s homecoming theme is “Holidays.”

Student Counsel will be meeting Tuesday at 3:10.
Activities:
Tuesday: Boys Golf at Redfield starting at 10:00 am
Tuesday: JH Football vs. Redfield-Doland and Groton starting at 4:00 pm
Tuesday: Volleyball vs. Mobrdige-Pollock starting at 5:00 pm
Thursday: Cross Country at Aberdeen (Lee Park) starting at 4:00 pm
Thursday: JH Football at Aberdeen Central (Holgate-Healy Field)
Thursday: Volleyball at Milbank starting at 6:00 pm
Friday: Football at Milbank starting at 7:00 pm
Saturday: Girls Soccer at Groton starting at 1:00 pm
Saturday: Boys Soccer at Groton starting at 3:00 pm.

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September 11, 2015

September 11, 2015
Today’s Breakfast: breakfast pizza, juice, milk, and fruit
Today’s Lunch: cheese pizza, green beans, broccoli and dip, fresh and canned fruit, and milk
Monday’s Breakfast: French toast sticks, fruit, links juice, milk
Monday’s Lunch: Super nachos, sweet potato tots, romaine salad, chocolate chip/banana muffins, fresh and canned fruit, and milk

Attention Teachers: If you are printing to the color printer and your print job is 4 MB or larger it will only print the 1st page and then an error code will show up. Please look at the size of your print job and if necessary you may have to break up your printing into more than one job. This may require you to save the document first and then determine the size of it. Any documents in the KB size will print just fine.

Carnival of Silver Skates registration form are in the office. Registration and Costume Measuring will be Sunday, September 13 or Monday, September 14 at the warming house.

Recess: We updated the bell schedule again. Please let me know if there are any changes that need to be made.

If you are attending the football game tonight please remember to wear red, white, and blue to honor September 11, 2001.

Students: If you plan to attend the football game tonight please remember to leave your footballs at home.

Activities:

Friday: Girls Soccer vs West Central at Groton starting at 4:00
Friday: Boys Football vs Redfield-Doland at Groton starting at 7:00
Saturday: Boys Golf at Olive Grove starting at 10:00 am
Saturday: Girls Soccer at S.F. Christian starting at 1:00
Saturday: Boys Soccer at S.F. Christian starting at 3:00

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