Grass Valley Students have the amazing opportunity to spend time with children’s advocate and award-winning author Trudy Ludwig. Trudy has been featured on ABC’s “Good Morning America,” PBS’s nationally syndicated show “Keeping Kids Healthy,” the Wall Street Journal, Huffington Post, Reading Rainbow and the National Crime Prevention Council’s Circle of Respect program. She has served as an expert panel member on Sesame Workshop’s video series addressing bullying. Parents are welcome to attend one of the two assemblies.
Tuesday, March 27
K-2nd Grade – 12:35-1:25 p.m.
3rd-5th Grade – 1:35-2:25 p.m.
We are proud to share that Natalie J. Wilson, K-5 Music and Vocal Jazz teacher and GV Vocal Jazz leader, has received an incredible and very well-deserved honor: the Tenuto award from the DeMiero Jazz Fest, an active and influential group in the jazz world.
The award was doled out earlier this month, National Music in Our Schools Month – perfect timing!
In the musical world, the term Tenuto means a note or chord held for its full time value or slightly more. This award was presented to Natalie as an acknowledgement of her extensive efforts and contributions to the world of jazz music and in supporting students in their development and love of music.
Natalie has many ties and fond connections to Frank DeMiero, founder and director of the Jazz Fest Team. She shared, “Frank has been a mentor of mine since I attended his very first summer jazz camp in high school. He is my publisher, friend and still my mentor. He is the reason I do jazz.”
“Natalie’s contributions here at Grass Valley are so appreciated,” shared Principal Sean McMillan. Just this past week, she invited and hosted the choir from East Anchorage High, the most diverse high school in the nation. “What a great opportunity for our kids. There was a lot of excitement around the visit and learning all around. Natalie, we are SO PROUD of you and thankful to serve alongside you!”
Families of students currently in grades 2–6 can refer their students to receive Highly Capable Program services through December 15.
See full details at our Hi-Cap Program page.
It is time for Kindergarten registration for the 2016-17 school year! Listed below are the dates for registration and orientation events for each school. The purpose of orientation is to meet teachers and staff, learn about the kindergarten curriculum, and take a ride on a real school bus! If you are not sure which school your child will attend, or would like to make a registration appointment, please call 360-833-5410 to speak with Shanna Michelle and Becky Stauffer, district registrars. They will also be onsite at the orientations for your convenience. You may access registration paperwork online at www.camas.wednet.edu/registration.
Please note: in addition to the registration forms, you will need to submit the following paperwork:
- State-issued birth certificate
- Immunization information. Students must be fully immunized including “kindergarten shots” or an exemption needs to be on file in order for your child to be registered.
- Proof of residency (2 items), i.e., utility bill, payroll check, signed lease agreement, etc.
Please let us know if you plan to attend the kindergarten orientation. And if you know of any future Camas kindergarten students in your neighborhood, preschool, etc., please share this information with them.
Grass Valley Elementary
3000 NW Grass Valley Drive
Date: May 11