Every student, every day.

Programs

GESS Committee

The Granum Educational Support Society (GESS) is a committee that coordinates all fundraisers held on behalf of Granum School. This group plans and oversees the Harvest Supper, casino and any other fundraising events or campaigns that may occur during the year. Its members may include parents, staff and community members.

GESS is a registered society and is able to provide tax receipts for donations.

GESS members are:

Chair: Kacia Wojnowski

Vice Chair: Cora Steel

Secretary: Wendy Kennedy

Treasurer: Kate Ellis

Member at Large: 

Member at Large:  

Hot Lunch Program

 

Granum School will be offering hot lunch program on Tuesday and Wednesday weekly.  We currently have a grant that covers the costs so it is free to our students.  We were lucky to have 2 parents offer to run this for our school so it will begin in Oct again.

Dec/Jan Hot Lunch Menu

Dec 6 - Grilled Ham & Cheese                  Dec 7 - Chicken & Pineapple Wrap

Dec 13 - Sausage & Egger w Cheese         Dec 14 - Taco Soup

Dec 20 - Chicken Noodle Soup                  Dec 21 - Hamburger

Jan 10 - Taco In A Bag                              Jan 11 - Mac & Cheese w Bacon

Jan 17 - Ham & Cheese Bun                      Jan 18 - Pasta Casserole

Jan 24 - Waffles & Strawberry Syrup          Jan 25 - Chicken Ranch Wrap

Jan 31 - Beef On A Bun                             Feb 1  - Homemade Pizza

Learning Support

The Learning Support Team at Granum School works collaboratively to provide inclusive programs and services to students who may be struggling academically, socially or behaviorally.  The team is comprised of the Classroom Teacher, Learning Support Teacher, Family School Liaison Counselor and Principal.  Together these members discuss and plan the supports necessary to ensure the success of the student.  The role of each team member is outlined below: 

The Classroom Teacher brings concerns, observations and documentation to the table for discussion. The teacher outlines strategies attempted and reports on student successes and needs.  

The Learning Support Teacher, Nick Beer (beern@lrsd.ab.ca) , assists classroom teachers in identifying student strengths. Assessments are conducted and findings interpreted. Case conferences are organized to share findings and to develop Individual Program Plans (IPPs). Direct support with modifying curriculum in the classroom and small group instruction is provided. The Learning Support Teacher oversees the Later Literacy Program, a 10 week intensive, individual remedial program for students requiring intervention and coordinates referrals for students requiring speech, occupational or physical therapy services.

The Family School Liaison Counselor, Karen Sparkes (sparkesk@lrsd.ab.ca), counsels children and their families. The counselor facilitates the development of personal and social skills through preventative programs. Community connections and networks are fostered to strengthen ties between home, school and neighborhood. The FSLC also coordinates referrals to outside agencies and/or pediatric assessments. The counselor is the front line person on the threat assessment and post crisis response team.  

Please feel free to contact any one of us with your comments, questions or concerns.

Learning Support Programs

Learning Support refers to specialized programs and services provided to students with an identified need. These include, as appropriate:

  • Differentiated instruction within and outside of a regular classroom
  • Individualized Program Plans that are specific to the needs of each student
  • Behaviour supports
  • Small group or one-on-one instruction with professional and/or paraprofessional staff
  • Partnering professional expertise in assessment and program planning
  • Counselling services
  • Opportunities to work with mentors
  • Teacher Assistants supporting student learning
  • Accommodations and modifications to the classroom environment or student’s program

Library

Click on the Granum School Destiny Quest link to find out:

  • what new books have been added to the collection
  • to see the top 10 books
  • to search the library collection
  • to browse the scrolling carousel of bookshelves
  • view book covers
  • link to title details

Leader in Me

What is The Leader In Me?

The Leader in Me is a school wide process that focuses on leadership.  It was established by Stephen Covey and evolved from his book The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People.  

Through the Leader in Me students learn essential skills and characteristics they need in order to thrive in the 21st century.  They are taught to use the 7 Habits in all aspects of their lives.  We believe that every student has the capacity to lead, make good choices, and positively impact on those around them.  The Leader in Me provides students with an environment that empowers and embraces personal leadership.  

What Are the 7 Habits of Happy Kids?

Habit 1 - Be Proactive = You’re in Charge

I am a responsible person.  I take initiative. I choose my actions, attitudes, and moods.  I do not blame others for my wrong actions.  I do the right thing without being asked, even when no one is looking.

Habit 2 – Begin With the End in Mind = Have a Plan

I plan ahead and set goals.  I do things that have meaning and make a difference.  I am an important part of my classroom and contribute to my school’s mission and vision.  I look for ways to be a good citizen.

Habit 3 – Put First Things First = Work First, Then Play

I spend time on things that are most important.  This means I say no to things I know I should not do. I set priorities, make a schedule, and follow my plan.  I am disciplined and organized.

Habit 4 – Think Win-Win = Everyone Can Win

I balance courage for getting what I want with consideration for what others want.  When conflicts arise, I look for a win-win solution.

Habit 5 – Seek First to Understand, Then to be Understood = Listen Before You Talk

I listen to other people’s ideas and feelings.  I try to see things from their viewpoint (paradigm). I listen to others without interrupting.  I listen with my ears, my eyes, and my heart.  I am confident in voicing my ideas.

Habit 6 – Synergize = Together is Better

I value other people’s strengths and learn from them.  I get along well with others, even people who are different from me.  I work well in groups.  I seek out other people’s ideas because I know that by teaming with others, we can create better solutions than what any one of us could alone.  I look for Third Alternatives.

Habit 7 – Sharpen the Saw = Balance Feels Best

I eat right, exercise, and get enough sleep (body).  I learn in lots of ways and lots of places, not just at school (brain).  I spend time with family and friends (heart).  I take time to find meaningful ways to help people (soul).  I balance all four parts of myself.

You can get involved by visiting the “Parent Place” at www.TheLeaderInMe.org where you will find ideas to involve your family.  Your child’s agenda also has some great information about the Leader In Me. Please join us on this journey and help us create a culture of healthy, happy, positive, and empowered students.