We are proud to have collected enough food items to assist 19 “Stingray Families” with their Thanksgiving preparations.
Thank you again for your generous donations.
GRMS Holiday Food Drive…December 2nd -17th
You can support GRMS families by donating non-perishable food items for the holiday season. Please drop off food items in the GRMS Front Office, Parent Drop-off or Pick-up.
December 16th – December 20th
*Parents/Guardians please plan accordingly
2013 Semester one DFAs
GRMS Volunteers of the Year
$25 SAIRA Gift Certificates
(They make wonderful holiday gifts)
For every certificate sold a percentage will go to GRMS PTO
For more information contact Mrs. Wynn 904-547-8695
Snowball Semi-Formal Dance
When: Friday, December 6th
Time: 6:00pm -8:00pm
(will benefit Dreams Come True Foundation)
* 5 Non-perishable food items
(will benefit GRMS Food Drive)
* A New Toy w/Tags
(will benefit Toys for Tots)
You can donate all three
Staggered Release Times
6th grade release: 7:30pm
7th grade release: 7:45pm
8th grade release: 8:00pm
Home Access Center provides online access for parents to view attendance, grades, buses, report card, etc. Please read the instructions first. Now you are ready to log in.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Karen Evans, Guidance Secretary at email@example.com or call 904-547-8696 for more information.
Parents’ Guide to Student Success www.pta.org/4446.htm.
Tips Reading and Math
The Florida Parental Information
and Resource Center of FIND
Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test
School Book Reading
Focus on Health
Local School News
Pedro Menendez High
Are you living in a shelter, motel, vehicle, or campground; on the street; in abandoned buildings; or living with friends or relatives due to an economic hardship, are you a teenager and living independently or with someone other than a parent or legal guardian; then you may be eligible to receive services provided under the McKinney-Vento Act. Contact Computer Operator, Martha Fulford or your Homeless Liaison-Mr. Chris Stone @ 904-547-7589 for more details. You may also visit http://www.stjohns.k12.fl.us/depts/student/homeless/
Empowering Excellence in Educators
Learn about St. Johns County School District’s new instructional evaluation system that will advance student growth and academic achievement.
Dream of Going to College? We Can Help!The St. Johns County Education Foundation is now accepting applications for its Take Stock in Children Program Scholarship Program.
To be considered for inclusion in the program, a potential student must meet the following parameters:
Current 7th or 8th grade student attending a public St. Johns County School;
Student is attending school on a local campus to ensure contracted mentoring requirement is accommodated;
Eligible for free or reduced lunch program, even if student does not participate;
Student maintains a minimum grade point average of 2.5, with grades in all classes of a C or better.
Applications may be secured through the school guidance office or by contacting Marci Poston, Program Coordinator at 547-7121 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Application submission deadline is 5 p.m. on Monday, December 16, 2013.
Santa Suits on the Loose
The Second Annual Santa Suits on the Loose 5K is a walk/jog/run benefiting St. Augustine Youth Services, a local therapeutic home for boys. The race will be held on December 14, 2013 starting at the St. Augustine Beach Pier Park at 8am. Registration begins at 6:30am. Entry fee is $35 per person. Sign up early to receive a Santa Suit, guaranteed to the first 300 adult registrants. Children will receive a Santa-inspired T-shirt. For more information or to register online, visit www.racesmith.com or email email@example.com for any questions.
Southeast Library’s December programs:
Saturday, December 14th at 2:00 P.M. Celebrate the season by crafting some homemade ornaments. Bring your own mug and we’ll fill it up with hot chocolate, tea, or decaf coffee.
The Hobbit (2012)
Thursday, December 26th @ 2pm
Snacks, beverages, and comfy rugs to lie on will be provided.
All ages are welcome.
Teen/Tween Holiday Gaming Tournament:
Friday, December 27th at 2:00 P.M. Check out the new games Santa left for the library! The Game Master will host this between-the-holidays party. This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Southeast Branch Library.
Dates to Remember
Semi-Formal Dance (6:00PM – 8:00PM)
December 9 – 13
Candy Grams on Sale
GRMS Winter Concert (@ PMHS 6PM)
First Semester Ends
Teacher Planning Day (No School)
January 7, 2014
Report Cards Issued
Martin Luther King (No School)
Character Counts! 6k/3k Run/Walk
“Of the Year Winners Announced”
The faculty/staff has voted, and we are pleased to announce the 2013-2014 “Of the Year” employees at GRMS. These teachers and staff members are a wonderful representation of GRMS.
Teacher of the Year!
Employee of the Year!
Rookie Teacher of the Year!
8th Graders who are going on the Washington, DC Trip:
Click below for:
Medical Information Form
Parent Permission Slip
D.C. Trip Information
New After-school Program
Starting On January 7th
6th – 8th
For more information call 904.797.6363
Tools for Success Family Conference
19th Annual Conference for and about families of children with Special Needs ages birth to 22.
When: Thursday, January 30, 2014
From: 8:00 am to 3:15 pm
Where: University of North Florida, Adam W. Herbert University Center 12000 Alumni Drive, Jacksonville, Fl 32224.
For more information call FDLRS/Crown 904-346-4601 ext 119
Information on Common Core
Common Core at a Glance
Common Core FAQ’s
2013-2014 Yeabook Information
The Stingray Chronicle is a quarterly newsletter that highlights the upcoming news, events, and important reminders at Gamble Rogers. By signing up, you will receive the Chronicle in your email inbox.
2013/2014 Gifted Screening/Evaluations
Deadline to request gifted screening
Screening of students
District staff provides screening results to school
School send screening result letters to parents
School send letters to parents of students who do not qualify
Guidance Counselors complete all referrals and submit
Deadline for submission of private evaluations
Guidance Counselors complete all private evaluations and submit
All gifted evaluations completed
Determination of eligibility completed
District mails evaluation result letters to parents
|5/1/14 – 6/6/14
School hosts EP meetings with parents
Access to the GRMS
We have been informed by the district that ALL parents that plan on entering the building during the day before and/or after school, need to be cleared. We are asking that EVERY parent or guardian that might be on campus for a lunch with student, conference, IEP meeting, 504 meeting or for anything else, PLEASE click on the link below to register for access. Thank you in Advance!
School Access Form