Monday, April 23, 2018

ParenTeen Brain Talk

Join us for ParenTeen Brain Talk!
Thursday, May 3rd we will have a presentation and discussion on teen depression and suicide prevention. 

We will be joined by Meredith Gunlicks-Stoessel, Ph.D., LP is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry, Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.


Thursday, May 3rd from 6-8 pm at our NEW QUIETER LOCATION:
Episcopal Homes, Seabury (Fairview and University Aves in St. Paul)
1830 University Ave W.
St. Paul, MN 55104
NOTE: Presentation 6-7 pm Discussion/Support/Resources 7-8 pm

RSVP to GRS parent organizer, Andrea Erickson, at fiddlesticksandfishfur@gmail.com or 651-644-9007.  Parents with kids at other schools are welcome, please invite them.
ParenTeen Brain Talk is parent group where we  discuss issues related to teens struggling with mental health diagnoses.
Goals include sharing stories and resources; having a safe place to connect; and building a community of parents and teens.  
Most months a mental health professional from the U of Mn Psychiatry will join the group to discuss topics, field questions and guide discussion.


ParenTeen Brain Talk!

Join us for ParenTeen Brain Talk!

Thursday, May 3rd we will have a presentation and discussion on teen depression and suicide prevention. 

We will be joined by Meredith Gunlicks-Stoessel, Ph.D., LP is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry, Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.


Thursday, May 3rd from 6-8 pm at our NEW QUIETER LOCATION:
Episcopal Homes, Seabury (Fairview and University Aves in St. Paul)
1830 University Ave W.
St. Paul, MN 55104
NOTE: Presentation 6-7 pm Discussion/Support/Resources 7-8 pm

RSVP to GRS parent organizer, Andrea Erickson, at fiddlesticksandfishfur@gmail.com or 651-644-9007.  Parents with kids at other schools are welcome, please invite them.
ParenTeen Brain Talk is parent group where we  discuss issues related to teens struggling with mental health diagnoses.  Goals include sharing stories and resources; having a safe place to connect; and building a community of parents and teens.  Most months a mental health professional from the U of Mn Psychiatry will join the group to discuss topics, field questions and guide discussion.

Friday, April 20, 2018

Purchase your yearbooks now!

Greetings Families:

If you haven't already purchased your yearbook for this year, you can order it through our website here!

The tentative arrival date of yearbooks is June 5th - students will be able to pick them up the last week of school. 

If you are unsure if you have already purchased an email for this year (you had the opportunity at both fall and spring conferences), email info@greatriverschool.org.

Thanks!
Yearbook Team

Thursday, April 19, 2018

Cabaret: North Garden Theater Thursday-Saturday 7pm,

Come see Great River's presentation of Cabaret at the North Garden Theater: $7 students $13 adults
Thursday through Saturday. Come check it out!
There is some street parking available, but it can be hard to find. Prepay for parking in their lot at this link: http://www.northgardentheater.com/parking

Saturday night is nearly sold out - there should be space Thursday & Friday night. There will be standing room Saturday night (same ticket price).


Please note, this play has mature content that may not be appropriate for a younger audience.

Time and Dates: April 19th, 20th, 21st at 7pm
Location: North Garden Theater, 929 7th St. W, St. Paul

Parent Satisfaction Survey

Every year, we ask our families to complete a short satisfaction survey to provide feedback to the school.  Your input is valuable and we use it at the Board level to set strategic priorities as we plan for the future.

Be honest - your feedback is anonymous. Fill out one survey per household.

Thank you for your time and for your contributions to our community.

Volunteers Needed for IB Testing in May

Every year, we ask for parents to volunteer for the IB tests that our A3 students take during the month of May.  The primary duty is just to be present for the tests, and you may read or use your computer during your time slot.

Please click the link below to sign up for a time, and a further email will be sent to you about the exact location and any other details you need to know.


Questions?  Please contact Anne Parker at anne.parker@greatriverschool.org

Ultimate Frisbee Registration Info!

  • Ultimate Frisbee Info and Registration

  • Students can still register to participate on any team. All information, including registration links, schedules, updates, specific locations of games, and more - can be found at www.tinyurl.com/starsultimate

  • Ultimate frisbee has started for High School teams, and began on Tuesday, April 17 for Middle School teams. Students in graded 5-12 are welcome to join a team.

  • There are 4 high school teams for students grades 9-12 (2 for boys and 2 for girls)
    • Boys practice Mondays and Tuesdays from 3:30 - 5:30 at McMurray fields, and have games on Thursdays from 6pm-8pm.
    • Girls practice Mondays and Thursdays from 3:30 - 5:30 at McMurray fields, and have games on Tuesdays from 6pm-8pm.

  • There are 3 middle school teams for students grades 5-8. (though all practice together)
    • Middle School practices Tuesdays and Thursdays at 3:30 - 5:30 at McMurray fields, and have games on Sundays (starting April 22) from 1pm-4pm

  • Have questions? Want further information? Contact ultimate@greatriverschool.org

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Bike Lock Announcement

As the snow melts, we're looking forward to seeing more of you bike to school in the coming months! To make space on our bike racks, we'll be clearing the unclaimed locks during the first week of May. 
Please take your lock with you - all locks left on the rack will be cut off. 

Thank you and safe biking! 


Tuesday, April 17, 2018

One more chance for Spiritwear!

Did you miss the Spiritwear order deadline? You're in luck! We're still taking orders through this Sunday, April 22nd. Order online at the GRS Store!

T-shirts will be delivered to students by mid-May. Place your order today!

Monday, April 16, 2018

Ultimate Frisbee Registration Info!

  • Ultimate Frisbee Info and Registration

  • Ultimate frisbee has started for High School teams, and will begin on Tuesday, April 17 for Middle School teams. Students in graded 5-12 are welcome to join a team

  • There are 4 high school teams for students grades 9-12 (2 for boys and 2 for girls)
    • Boys practice Mondays and Tuesdays from 3:30 - 5:30 at McMurray fields, and have games on Thursdays from 6pm-8pm.
    • Girls practice Mondays and Thursdays from 3:30 - 5:30 at McMurray fields, and have games on Tuesdays from 6pm-8pm.

  • There are 3 middle school teams for students grades 5-8. (though all practice together)
    • Middle School practices Tuesdays and Thursdays at 3:30 - 5:30 at McMurray fields, and have games on Sundays (starting April 22) from 1pm-4pm

  • Students can still register to participate on any team. All information, including registration links, schedules, updates, specific locations of games, and more - can be found at www.tinyurl.com/starsultimate

  • Have questions? Want further information? Contact ultimate@greatriverschool.org

Friday, April 13, 2018

Coffeehouse Postponed until April 27th!


Coffeehouse Postponed until April 27th!

Due to unknown weather and road conditions, Coffeehouse is postponed until April 27th!

Repeat: NO Coffeehouse tonight!

Remain safe and warm at home!

Clockwerks Brewing Social, Sunday, April 15 12pm - 8pm!

Clockwerks Brewing Social, Sunday, April 15 12pm - 8pm!

Great River Families are invited to support the Great River School Capital Campaign by heading to Clockwerks Brewing at 25 North 4th Street in Minneapolis on Sunday, April 15th anytime between 12pm and 8pm. 

Clockwerks is a family-friendly brewery owned by a Great River family. Bring your favorite board game, or play one owned by the brewery. There is a kitchen serving Heggies pizzas, charcuterie plates and other snacks. Or order food from a local restaurant. There will be door prizes and brewery tours. 20% of all proceeds that day will go to support the school’s Capital Campaign so invite your friends! 

Raise Money for the Capital Campaign! Head to Clockwerks Brewery on April 15!

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Ultimate Frisbee Registration Info!

  • Ultimate Frisbee Info and Registration

  • Ultimate frisbee has started for High School teams, and will begin on Tuesday, April 17 for Middle School teams. Students in graded 5-12 are welcome to join a team

  • There are 4 high school teams for students grades 9-12 (2 for boys and 2 for girls)
    • Boys practice Mondays and Tuesdays from 3:30 - 5:30 at McMurray fields, and have games on Thursdays from 6pm-8pm.
    • Girls practice Mondays and Thursdays from 3:30 - 5:30 at McMurray fields, and have games on Tuesdays from 6pm-8pm.

  • There are 3 middle school teams for students grades 5-8. (though all practice together)
    • Middle School practices Tuesdays and Thursdays at 3:30 - 5:30 at McMurray fields, and have games on Sundays (starting April 22) from 1pm-4pm

  • Students can still register to participate on any team. All information, including registration links, schedules, updates, specific locations of games, and more - can be found at www.tinyurl.com/starsultimate

  • Have questions? Want further information? Contact ultimate@greatriverschool.org

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

May/June Lunch Orders: Orders due by Friday, April 20th

The last lunch ordering for the school year is finally here! Please observe the following dates while ordering:

May 25th- No school A1, A2 & A3 only
June 1- No school A1 only
June 4-7- A1 Bike Trip/ A3 Spring Intensives
June 8th- 1/2 day- NO LUNCH SERVED

Regular Lunch Menu (includes vegetarian option)
Gluten-Free and Dairy-Free Lunch Menu (includes vegetarian option)

All lunches offered, including gluten-free and dairy-free lunches and vegetarian options, meet National
School Lunch Program requirements.
How to Order School Lunch:
  1. Print out the monthly menu or obtain a copy from the Front Office. Menus are available through the links at the top of this page. Pre-printed copies are available at the Front Office.
  2. Write your student's name on the menu.
  3. Circle each day for which your student requires a lunch, specifying the vegetarian option if appropriate. There is no minimum number of days for which lunch can be ordered. Milk is included with each meal.
  4. Attach payment if appropriate. Prices are $4 per meal from the Regular menu and $5 per meal from the Gluten-Free and Dairy-Free menu. Checks should be made out to Great River School. Families using Free and Reduced Lunch should submit an order as described above but do not need to pay. (You can apply for the Free and Reduced Lunch program by filling out this form and returning it to the Front Office. Pre-printed copies of the form are available from the Front Office.)
  5. Turn in the menu and payment to the Front Office by the April 20th deadline.

Students who bring a bagged lunch from home may order milk to supplement their meals. For students not eligible for Free and Reduced Lunch, the cost of milk is 40 cents per carton. To order milk without 
purchasing a meal, please submit a note with the student's name, along with payment if appropriate, to the Front Office by the order deadline.

Questions? Please contact Natalie Yaeger at lunch@greatriverschool.org

Get your tickets now for Cabaret April 19th!

We are happy to announce that online tickets are now on sale for the annual GRS musical, Kander and Ebb's Cabaret. Our cast and pit band has been hard at work, and you are in for a wonderful treat! Please note that the content and themes of Cabaret are quite mature. We encourage you to take the time to carefully read the show synopsis and consider its suitability for your student(s).

Time and Dates: April 19th, 20th, 21st at 7pm
Location: North Garden Theater, 929 7th St. W, St. Paul

Synopsis
Cabaret takes place from 1929-1930, a time when Berlin, in the midst of a post-World War I economic depression, is transitioning from a center of underground, avant-garde cultural epicenter to the beginnings of Hitler’s totalitarian regime and the rise of the Nazi Party. Into this world enters Clifford Bradshaw, a struggling American writer looking for inspiration for his next novel. On his first night in Berlin, Cliff wanders into the Kit Kat Klub, a seedy nightclub overseen by the strange, omniscient and gender-bending Master of Ceremonies, “the Emcee.” Here, Cliff meets Sally Bowles, a vivacious, talented cabaret performer, and an utterly lost soul. Sally and Cliff begin a relationship, which blossoms unexpectedly into a dream-like romance. As time passes, however, the situation in Berlin changes from exciting and vital to ominous and violent; Ernst, Cliff’s first German friend, turns out to be an up-and-coming member of the Nazi Party, and Herr Schultz, a fellow boarder at Fraulein Schneider’s guest house (and Schneider’s fiancee), is the victim of an Anti-Semitic hate crime. When he finds out that Sally is pregnant, Cliff decides that they must leave for America at once, before things get any worse. Sally, afraid, confused, and unsure that she’ll ever really be able to trade the sexy, illicit cabaret lifestyle for motherhood, gets an abortion, and tells Cliff that he must leave without her. With a distinctly Brechtian dose of provocation and a score featuring songs that have become classics of the American Musical Theater, Cabaret is a fierce, meaty musical that pushes the boundaries of the form and literally holds “the mirror up to nature.”

Advance Sale Tickets are available until 8am on Wednesday, April 18th using the links provided below. Students $5, Adults $10. After online sales finish, prices will go up. Door Sale Tickets will be available beginning at 6:30pm each evening. Students $7, Adults $13. Beverages will be available for purchase from North Garden Theater before the show and during intermission.

Our online ticketing providers are revising their website right now, so adult and student tickets for each show need to be purchased separately. Please be patient and understanding as we work to maintain a positive relationship with this ticketing provider.