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Golfing at Coit Academy

Golfing at Coit Academy

Coit Creative Arts Academy students will have the opportunity to make a "Date with Dads" and to learn something about golf at the same time. The school is holding a golf demonstration event in conjunction with the Maple Hill Golf Course and the Calvin College golf team. Attendees will learn how to play golf as well as enjoying pizza and prizes.

The event will be held Saturday, January 22 from 1:00 - 3:30 p.m. It will be held at Coit Creative Arts Academy at 617 Coit Avenue NE in Grand Rapids. Students and family members who want to attend should call Andrea Robinson to RSVP at 616-819-1797.

GRPS Winter Parties and School Choice Open Houses

GRPS Winter Parties and School Choice Open Houses

News Release:

GRPS Winter Parties and School Choice Open Houses
 
 
WHAT:                    GRPS Winter Parties and School Choice Open Houses
                                
GRPS students, parents, friends, families and staff are encouraged to attend the GRPS Winter Parties and School Choice Open Houses to learn more about school choices in the district and enjoy free food and entertainment.

GRPS to hold school choice open houses

The Grand Rapids Public School District is sponsoring two parties and open houses to help families learn more about their school options.

The first open house will be at City High Middle School on Saturday, January 22 from 10:00 am until 2:00 pm. The school is located at 1400 Fuller Ave. NE.

The second open house will be Wednesday, February 16 from 5:30-8:30 pm at Gerald R. Ford Middle School at 851 Madison SE.

The Winter Parties and School Choice Open Houses will include free food, raffles and prizes. Twenty-eight school representatives will attend. Parents can also learn more about after school programs,  Title 1 parent involvement, and volunteer involvement. An overview of the five year strategic plan will also be available.                                

One Book One City for Kids Announces 2011 Selection

One Book One City for Kids Announces 2011 Selection

NEWS RELEASE:

GRAND RAPIDS (January 10, 2011) One Book, One City for Kids, a citywide reading initiative for 4th, 5th, and 6th graders, announces this year’s selection is "Ellie McDoodle: New Kid in School" by Ruth McNally Barshaw.

One Book, One City for Kids is an annual reading program encouraging 4,5 & 6th grade readers to read and discuss the same book each winter. The program also strives to encourage a life-long love of reading among middle school-age readers, inspire readers to bring story ideas and themes to life through discussion, and build collaborative ties between public libraries, school libraries, and area schools.

This year the entire city will be reading "Ellie McDoodle: New Kid in School" by Ruth McNally Barshaw.

2 Days Left to Vote to Win $1 million to Fight Hunger in Greater Grand Rapids

2 Days Left to Vote to Win $1 million to Fight Hunger in Greater Grand Rapids

NEWS RELEASE:

2 DAYS LEFT TO VOTE TO WIN $1 MILLION TO FIGHT HUNGER IN GREATER GR

GR/Wyoming market holds 5th place position in

Walmart's national "Fighting Hunger Together" Facebook campaign

 

WHAT:                  With just over 48 hours until the 7 p.m., Dec. 31st voting deadline, FightHungerGR.org is making a final push to win $1 million for area hunger relief organizations as part of Walmart's "Fighting Hunger Together" campaign.

Greater GR Facebook Community urged to change profile pictures & vote to bring hunger relief to area

Greater GR Facebook Community urged to change profile pictures & vote to bring hunger relief to area

News Release:

FIGHTHUNGERGR.ORG CALLS ON GR-AREA FACEBOOK COMMUNITY TO CHANGE PROFILE PICTURES AND VOTE TO BRING $1 MILLION IN HUNGER RELIEF TO COMMUNITY

GR/Wyoming market holds 2nd place position in national contest with 8 days to deadline

 

WHAT:

With just over one week until the Dec.

Sitty’s Wish Re-Opens at Aberdeen Elementary

From: http://grpublicschools.org

Sitty's Wish, a free winter clothing wear boutique for Grand Rapids Public Schools students, will be re-opening next week. It has new volunteer leaders and a new location Aberdeen Elementary.

The new volunteer leaders are Sandy DeVorner and Andrea Schaab. They are taking over operations for Kathern Kampfschulte, a retired GRPS teacher.

Andrea Schaab and Sandy DeVormer, read a Grand Rapids Press story about Sitty's Wish closing, decided to keep it open three days a week in a new location at Aberdeen Elementary.

GRPS employees can pick up clothing on behalf of students from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays, from Nov. 1 to March 1.