Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Disc Camps coached by GRS Staff!

Great River is offering 4 weeks of Disc Camps in the summer of 2018! Camps are available for all skill levels, from beginners to veterans,​ for young people ages 11 and up​. All campers should bring a lunch or snack, full water bottle & dress for the dynamic MN weather.

For more information and to register, click on the following link:

Wednesday, June 6, 2018

Book Arts Spring Intensive Exhibition Thurs 6/7 1:30pm

Please join us on Thursday, June 7th from 1:30-3:00PM in the West Spanish room for a Book Arts Spring Intensive exhibition and reception. Cookies and lemonade will be served.

Hope to see you there!

Tuesday, June 5, 2018

Last Week of School Information

A few reminders as we near the end of our school year:

This Friday, June 8th is the last day of school. Students will be officially dismissed at noon, following our annual end-of-year ceremony. The ceremony is an annual tradition to close the year together, thank each other for the work we’ve done, and enter summer collectively. After the ceremony, we’ll have one last handshake line and enjoy a school-wide ice cream social!

Although we usually extend a community-wide invitation for the ceremony, we have such limited parking this year that we can’t accommodate all the family we’d like. If you do choose to attend, please park across the street in the public Bandana Square lot. Please do not park in our neighbor’s lots - help us maintain good relationships with our surrounding businesses!

MORE volunteers needed to help pack and move!

Thank you to those of you who have already signed up for a packing party! We still need more volunteers to help pack up and move supplies and equipment out of the classrooms in preparation for the final construction push! Once school ends, there are only a few days to move everything. There are shifts available on Friday 6/8, Saturday 6/9, and Monday, 6/11. 

If you haven't had the chance to put in volunteer hours (or even if you have), now is the time! Your help is truly needed. 

Sign up here.

Classical music concert this Sunday!

GRS parent Asako Hirabayashi invites you to attend the JASM 2018 Harukaze "Spring Wind" Concert, presenting Cerulean Fire and the Sogetsu Ikebana Group in a collaboration of ancient traditions and modern expressions. The program features works by Astor Piazzolla, Paul Hindemith, JS Bach and Antonio Vivaldi, including a premiere of Asako's Concerto for Four Harpsichords and String, guest conducted by Nobuyoshi Yasuda. 

The event will be at Park Square Theatre in downtown St. Paul on Sunday, June 10, 3 to 5 pm (concert starts at 4 pm, but attendees may arrive an hour earlier to view the stunning ikebana exhibit in the foyer of the theatre).

The following is a fuller event description:


Ticket prices are $15 Non-JASM member; $10 JASM member; $5 students (with ID); free for age 6 & under.

ALL MONEYS FROM TICKET SALES TO GRS COMMUNITY MEMBERS WILL BE DONATED TO GRS. (NOTE: Free tickets available, if needed.)

Please contact GRS parent Ting Ting Cheng at tinglcheng@gmail.com or 651/492-9107 to make arrangements (rather than purchasing through the website, which cannot flag you as being from GRS). 

Monday, June 4, 2018

Volunteer for our BIG MOVE!

We need (many!) volunteers to help pack up and move supplies and equipment out of the classrooms in preparation for the final construction push! Once school ends, there are only a few days to move everything. There are shifts available on Friday 6/8, Saturday 6/9, and Monday, 6/11. 

If you haven't had the chance to put in volunteer hours (or even if you have), now is the time! Your help is truly needed. 

Sign up here.

Ultimate Frisbee Picnic!

Save the Date!

Ultimate Frisbee Picnic for Middle School and High School Players and Families

Time: 5:00-7:00 pmDate: Wednesday, June 20
Location:  Como Park, West Picnic Shelter(The one by Como Town)

Please bring a main dish to share and dishes, eating utensils and a beverage for your own family. Feel free to bring discs and  yard games to play, as well. We have reserved a picnic shelter, so this event will be held rain or shine!

Friday, June 1, 2018

What advice would you give yourself if you could be 18 again?

Invitation to faculty and families of students of all ages to share insights with the Class of 2018
As we enter the final week before graduation, Melanie, 11th and 12th grade teacher and IB coordinator who is speaking at the Class of 2018's graduation on Friday, June 8, invites you to join in the festivities of this significant rite of passage for the graduates. Please take some time and reflect on lessons you've learned or wisdom you've created since you were 18. Click this link and share your advice to your 18-year-old self and the Class of 2018 by Friday, June 8. Please pass the link on to your graduates' extended family members too! Melanie will digitally share our collective wisdom with the graduates next weekend after graduation!

Fall Sports Registration

Miss the fall sports info nights at TCA? You can access the registration packets for fall sports here! Forward any questions to Victor at vvondracek@twincitiesacademy.org

Volunteers Needed for Last Day of School Ceremony!

Join Great River for our annual end-of-year ceremony on Friday, June 8th. We’ll be turning to each other in community as we close this year and look forward to what’s coming next (goodbye construction, hello new building!). 
To make this event go smoothly, we need parent volunteers' help! Sign up here for a shift - we need hydration experts, ice cream scoopers, and ushers. 

All-School Picnic is TONIGHT!!


Thursday, May 31, 2018

Help us Respect our Neighbors!

Thank you for continuing to cooperate with us as we navigate the construction process and limited parking.  We have had multiple reports from our neighbors to the East and South of Great River Parents driving through and or parking in their lots.  We only have one week to go and we appreciate you helping us keep our neighbors happy by parking either along Energy Lane to the east and west of the school or at Bandana Square.

Thank you for your cooperation!

150+ Volunteers for our BIG MOVE!

Hello Families! 

We need 150+ Volunteers to help with our BIG MOVE

We need your help to pack, label and move classroom materials on Friday June 8th, Saturday June 9th, or Monday June 11th. Everything must be moved by end of day Monday!

Whether you are regular volunteer or have never participated in an event before, we need you now! Thank you so much for all your help!

SIGN ME UP

Wednesday, May 30, 2018

All hands on deck for the BIG MOVE!

The end of the school year is fast approaching (next week!!) and that means we need ALL HANDS ON DECK for our big move! 

Once school ends, we have only a few days to move everything!! Come help pack, label and move classroom materials on Friday June 8th, Saturday June 9th, or Monday June 11th

Whether you are regular volunteer or have never participated in an event before, we need you now! Thank you so much for all your help!

SIGN ME UP

GRS All-School Picnic this Friday 5-8pm!!