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Michigan vs. Michigan State
Michigan vs. Michigan State
Every year, Anderson/McGrath Elementary raises money for the American Cancer Society's Relay for Life. This year's first event will be Friday, October 28th!
All you have to do is wear your Favorite school's colors and bring in money to beat cancer. At the end of the day, we will count each school's donations and announce the winning team!
Pajama Day to raise money for Salvation Army's Pajama Drive
Pajama Day to raise money for Salvation Army's Pajama Drive
Bring in a dollar and wear your PJ's, even if you don't want to wear you PJ's you can still bring in a dollar to help our student council with their community service project.
McGrath Fundraiser September 28- October 12
McGrath Fundraiser September 28- October 12
This Fall Fundraiser helps raise money for field trips, classroom material, projects, and playground equipment, etc...
Every class that has 50% or more students participating by selling at least one item or more will get a pizza party!
Make checks payable to McGrath Elementary.
All money and orders due by October 12th.
Pick-up orders on November 15th.
Thanks for helping!
Post- Harvest Festival Survey- Please give us feedback on our first Harvest Festival
Click to watch McGrath's Student Council help the Salvation Army kickoff the Red Kettle Campaign
Book Swap
Book Swap
Friday, March 31st: Students can bring in a gently used book (age appropriate) and trade it for another book. Students may bring and trade up to 10 books.
Family Reading Night
Family Reading Night
Tuesday, March 21st 5:30-7:30pm
Free Storyteller Performance
Reading activities throughout McGrath
Tent read-in in the small gym, pick out a book and flashlight to take home!
Free hotdog, chips, and water
Make and enjoy a smores snack
M-STEP TESTING
M-STEP TESTING
5th grade: April 11-21
3rd grade: May 1-5
4th grade: May 8-18
Please make sure to have a good night's rest and eat breakfast!
3rd and 4th Grade Musicals
3rd and 4th Grade Musicals
Thursday, May 18th
3rd grade: Meet in classrooms by 5:45pm
4th grade: Meet in classrooms by 6:15pm
Spring Fling
Spring Fling
Friday, May 19th
6:00
No School ~ Memorial Day
No School ~ Memorial Day
No school May 29th
Yearbook ~ Order Online
1: Visit www.online-pay.memorybook.com/parent
2: Enter your pay code 84619 and click next
3: Buy a yearbook for $17.00

Any questions? Call Cara Tipton (810)965-7283
Food Drive
Food Drive
Hunger has NO Season
We are collecting non-perishable food items until May 26th.
First Day of School
First Day of School
Tuesday, September 5th
8:40 - 3:50
Open House
Open House
Wednesday, August 30th
5:30 - 6:00 : Informational meeting for new families in the small gym.
6:00 - 6:30 : Classroom visits
6:30 - 7:30 : Picnic
Summer Office Hours
Summer Office Hours
We are back in the office again! The office will be open from 8am-12pm and 1pm-4pm Monday-Friday. If you have a new student to McGrath, please come in as soon as possible to register your child!
Welcome to the Nest ~ T-Shirt orders
Welcome to the Nest ~ T-Shirt orders
Available in red as shown or black: T-shirts: $10, Long Sleeve: $13, or Hooded Sweatshirts: $20.
Order forms available at Open House and will be included in first day packets.
Orders due by September 11th.
Picture Day
Picture Day
Friday
September 22nd
GB Homecoming ~ October 6th
GB Homecoming ~ October 6th
October 6th : 1/2 day of school
Dismissal at 12:17
Perfect Attendance September 5th- October 4th
Perfect Attendance September 5th- October 4th
#School Everyday!
Enter this contest by having perfect attendance from September 5th through October 4th!
Fall Harvest Family Night
Fall Harvest Family Night
Thursday, October 26th
At McGrath from 6pm-8pm.
Come in your costume, trick-or-treat, join in games, activities, and crafts. Fun for the whole family!
Fundraiser Pick-Up
Fundraiser Pick-Up
Please pick up your fundraiser items at McGrath on October 25th.
Picture Retake Day
Picture Retake Day
Pictures retakes will be on November 1st.
Pajama Day Fundraiser
Pajama Day Fundraiser
Bring in $1.00 or more to help student council raise funds for others in need. Students can wear their pajamas on Wednesday, November 22nd.
No School ~ Election Day
No School ~ Election Day
November 7th - No school for students.
Electronic Day ~ Friday, November 17th
Electronic Day ~ Friday, November 17th
Bring $1.00 or more to help student council fundraiser to help others!
Holiday Shop
Holiday Shop
December 12th-15th
Winter Break
Winter Break
No School
December 21- January 2
School resumes on January 3.
Martin Luther King Jr. day ~ No School
Martin Luther King Jr. day ~ No School
No School January 15th
Colder Weather
Colder Weather
Weather is getting cold! Please be sure your child is wearing temperature/weather appropriate clothing. Also, please be sure to write your child’s name in all items.
Records Day ~ No School
Records Day ~ No School
No School January 29th
Late Start February 7th
Late Start February 7th
School begins at 11:05.
Buses will be running 2 hours and 20 minutes later than usual.
Spring Break
Spring Break
No School
March 30 - April 8
School resumes April 9
Parent/ Teacher Conferences
Parent/ Teacher Conferences
March 6 4-7:30 pm
March 7 4-7:30 pm
March 8 1-4 pm
Book Fair
Book Fair
Book Fair will be open March 6-9th. Classrooms will visit the book fair and it will also be open during conferences!
Half Days ~ Dismissal @ 12:17pm
Half Days ~ Dismissal @ 12:17pm
Half Day:
March 30
Attendance Contest #SchoolEveryday
 Attendance Contest #SchoolEveryday
February is Attendance Awareness Month. Contest Winners will be recognized at the board meeting on May 21st. Students with 3 or fewer absences (between February 1- April 30) will be eligible to win PRIZES!
PRIZES include 2 bikes/2 helmets for every elementary building and 3 Google Home Mini’s for each secondary building. #SchoolEveryDay
Spring Picture Day April 10th
Spring Pictures are Coming
No School
No School
No school May 28
Walk-a-Thon May 22 5-7
Walk-a-Thon  May 22 5-7
Our FAMILY WALK_A_THON will take place on the Anderson walking track. We will be walking the track on May 22nd from 5:00-7:00. A pledge sheet was sent home with detailed information. We will have a D.J., bounce houses, media, and prizes. Students who are able to raise $25 dollars will receive free pizza, water, a sweet treat and a key chain. These items may be purchased at a low cost to other participants. We are asking each family to donate/raise at least $25. Every donation is tax deductible and we will provide a donation letter to every donor. Each student/family will set their personal lap goal.
Parent Appreciation Ice Cream Social
Parent Appreciation Ice Cream Social
June 6th
4- 4:30
Come join us for a refreshing treat in appreciation for everything you do for our school community!
PTO Partnership meeting
PTO Partnership meeting
6pm Wednesday, June 6th @ McGrath Cafeteria