Tomorrow is packet drop off/pick up at Illini from 3-7 pm. Please return library books tomorrow also, if you have finished reading them. In an effort to proceed as safely as possible we ask that only one adult drop off/pick up work. We are asking that no children come to the school tomorrow. Grade level tables will be marked. Packets will be labeled. Tubs for returned work will be labeled. Teachers will not be in attendance tomorrow evening. We thank you in advance for observing these guidelines.
Starting tomorrow, March 31, lunches will be available for pick up only at Grant Middle School between 10:00am and 12:00pm. The buses are not available to deliver in an effort to ensure the safety of students and staff.
Hey kids, we miss you more than you will ever know. Staff will be heading up Bunkum, toward Bountiful Heights, up Union Hill to Brittany Estates, back down Ruby toward Old Lincoln Trail then back toward Circle on Monday. We will be heading out about 5:30 pm. We can’t get into all neighborhoods, some are just not parade accessible, but know we wish we could. If you are along the route we are coming. We would love to see you out. Once again we miss you more than you could ever know. Hope to see some of you Monday. *Remember to stay back from the cars for everyone’s safety.
Buses will still be out delivering food tomorrow, even though we were scheduled to be off. Lunches can also be picked up starting at 10:40 am at Grant.
Spring Break - No School March 20th and 23rd
Buses will be out tomorrow between 10:20-11:45 am delivering lunches again. They are running the kids normal bus route and you will need to be at their normal bus stop. If you are unsure of your bus stop or the approximate time, please contact Grant tomorrow after 9:00 am. If you miss delivery or prefer to pick up, lunches can be picked up in front of the school at Grant from 10:40-11:45 each weekday. There will not be curbside availability at Illini. Please be patient this first week as we learn routes, and as we work to get every child a lunch who needs one in our neighborhoods. Lastly, thank you to all the volunteers who are dividing out, loading, and delivering each day. You are so appreciated.
Lunches will be running today between 10:20 and 11:30. Please make sure you are at your scheduled stops. And email was sent last night for your approximate stop times.
The building will be open to parents on Monday, March 16 from 3-7pm. We will have information for you and you can get items your kids left. PLEASE complete the lunch survey while you are here.
District 110 teachers will be working Monday to gather materials and putting together a packet of learning for your students. Illini and Grant will be open from 3-7 pm for you to come pick up your students learning packet. Rooms will be open for you to get items your student might have left or they might need to have at home. Lunch program information will be provided in the cafeteria during this pick up. Please stop by the lunch information area that will be set up to get information on how to receive student lunches during this closure.
ISBE clarified the dates for closing. We will be closed on Monday, March 30 and return to school on Tuesday, March 31.
Good Evening Everyone, This afternoon Gov. Pritzker issued an executive order for all Illinois Schools to be closed due to the COVID-19 virus outbreak. We will be closed from Monday, March 16-Friday, March 27. We would like for our kiddos to still have learning opportunities available to them. We have a wide variety of on-line resources, google platforms, and some may prepare hard copies. The staff will be working to get materials together for students to work on during this time. You and you child will be able to pick op any materials they may need on Monday from 3:00-7:00pm. We are also working to coordinate a meal program for our students during this time. Additional information regarding this will be released early next week. Respectfully, Matt Stines
Casting in 7th grade Art
Bus one for Illini is running late because of a road closed for utility work. The bus will be twenty to thirty minutes late. Sorry for the unconvinced
Reminder that we will be celebrating Dr. Seuss Day tomorrow. Wear your favorite PJ’s and get ready to enjoy some great books.
Yankees, you are Pawsome! Over 120 pet items were donated to Gateway Pet Rescue to support their foster program. Kindness Club thanks you for your support.
When great minds think alike
Thank you to the Fairview Heights Public Library and the Black Rep of St Louis for bringing "Freedom Songs" to GMS today. https://youtu.be/jBbf1o-WGMg
Mr. Spradling's 4th graders reviewed some multiplication facts with a game of Knockout! These kids are lightning fast! Watch the video to see who comes out on top. https://youtu.be/pAL1PH3qIXE
What did we do on this icy day? Play Boss vs. Challengers! Mr. Spradling's class reviewed some reading skills in this competitive game! Did a Boss come out on top? Watch the video to find out! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9G0G6hrMdMM
8th grade boys basketball practice has been cancelled for tonight. They will practice tomorrow at 4:00.
Due to the hazardous conditions predicted, Grant and Illini Schools will be closed today, Friday January seventeenth
Girls bowling tryout are rescheduled for Thursday due to school being cancelled Tuesday. Boys tryouts are still scheduled for Wednesday.
Grant Illini school will be closed tomorrow, Tuesday December 17
Grant Illini schools will be closed tomorrow, Monday December 16th
There was some blue in a sea of red today! Thank you Fredbird and Friends for allowing us to "Be Ourselves!"
Kids Night Out at Illini this Friday Dec 6, 6-8 p.m. $5.00 per child. A second set of permission slips will be sent home this week. Hope you will join us for Grinch games, crafts, snacks, and a movie. PJs, blankets, and pillows allowed. Let’s have a Grinchy great time! Questions? Schulte.firstname.lastname@example.org
Santa's Kottage will be at Illini on December second and third and at Grant on December fifth.
Illini Eagles don’t forget that Cardinal Red today. This does include you Mr. “All Things Chicago Cubs” Spradling.
Mr. Spradling's class had the chance to answer questions with a Qball (aka: a throwable microphone!) during class today. Check out the video here https://youtu.be/gpznscT2GrU
Tomorrow will still be really chilly. Please help your kiddos remember their coats, hats, and gloves. See you tomorrow Illini family. It will be a great day to learn.
Grant District 110 is cancelling school tomorrow Tuesday, November 12th due to weather.
First Grade learns about our Veterans
It’s a cold one today. Please remember to send the kids with their coats, hats, and gloves.
Parent/Teacher conferences were a success! Have a great extended weekend! ...Did we mention we have some stellar bowlers at Illini? https://youtu.be/msbO08M9UOw
Socktober has 7 days left within it. Illini Eagles you are soaring high, but it’s not over yet. Bring in those socks Eagles. Let’s make a difference this year in a big way.
Mr. Spradling's class had a fun competition reviewing factors and multiples for math. Find out which team made an incredible comeback by watching the video...humans or zombies?! https://youtu.be/MHpqFoOhOSE
Please remember to check the weather each day and help your child dress appropriately. This time of year, it can be rather chilly during morning recess. Thank you.
Socktober is in full swing at Illini Elementary. Please consider donating new socks. The need is great and together we can make a huge difference. Thank you.
First Grade Students if the Month
Illini parents please be aware that Bus 2 will be running a bit behind this morning due to delay from the Grant run. Once again Bus 2 will be running a bit behind this morning. Thank you for your patience.
Illini Elementary could use donated clothes for the nurses offices. Let’s face it, accidents happen. We are in real need of pants. Particularly sizes 5-10/12. It’s that time of year we begin to transition to warmer clothes, so as you are going through your children’s closets, if you need to find a new home for the clothes they have out grown, we would love to take them. Just send them to the office in a bag marked donated items for the nurses office. Thank you in advance.
Dear Parents, St. Clair County is currently under a boil order tonight and into tomorrow. If you have bottled water to send with you child tomorrow, please do. We do have water here for students but in a limited supply. Mr. Stines
The National Junior Honor Society is looking for plastic grocery bags for a recycling project. If you have any you are willing to donate, please gave your child bring them to Mrs. Evan's or Mrs. Schulte. Thank you!!
Illini School will be hiring 2 additional Para-Professionals before the start of school. Apply here: https://www.applitrack.com/dist110/onlineapp/JobPostings/view.asp?FromAdmin=true&AppliTrackJobId=187
https://5il.co/8tus If you had trouble viewing the calendar try this one. All school registration is still July 30th, or register online now with your TeacherEase account.
District #110 participates in the National School Lunch Program to provide our meals. In order to stay in compliance with NSLP rules it is necessary for us to increase our lunch and breakfast prices for the 2019-2020 school year. Lunch $3.00 Breakfast $1.50
Online registration is now open for returning students.. log on to www.teacherease.com to complete registration. If you need help logging in or your password reset contact Grant or Illini for assistance.
Field Day was a blast! Thank you, PTO! #TeamBlue More pics of Mr. Spradling's class: https://photos.app.goo.gl/CMBzxxVbPV8uPusf9
If your child is at the track meet at Belle Valley.. Pick up is at 3 PM.
The Grant book fair starts on Friday, May 3 and runs through May 10. Students can shop at school or you can visit www.scholastic.com/bf/grant to place an order which will be shipped free to the school at the end of the fair. Thank you for supporting the school library.
School Board Meeting tonight - 7 PM at Grant
School Board Vacancy Grant Community Consolidated School District #110 is seeking to fill a vacant School Board Member position created by a resignation. The appointment to the school board will be for the remainder of a four year term which expires in 2021. Qualifications for the position include being at least 18 years of age, a registered voter, and you must have lived in the school district boundaries for at least one year. Applications are due no later than April 16, 2019. Please send a letter of interest along with a resume to the district office, with the attention of Mr. Stines. The application can be mailed or dropped off at 10110 Old Lincoln Trail, Fairview Heights, IL 62208 or can be emailed to Mr. Stines at email@example.com. If you have any questions you can call the district office at 398-5577.
District #110 is currently looking for summer custodians. Start May 27th. If interested please send resume to Mr. Matthew Stines -10110 Old Lincoln Trail
Grant Middle School will be hosting a Poetry Slam this Thursday March 28 at 6:30 pm. If your child is participating, practice will be Wed after school until 3:15
Interactive telling time to 5 minutes game.
Congrats to all 4 Varsity boys who placed individually at State!
https://youtu.be/OP9fp3PdBqo Fourth graders made spinners and put them into motion by using thermal energy!
Congratulations to both the boys and girls bowling teams, they qualified for the state bowling tournament today. The boys finished 3rd and the girls 12th in their regional. State is 3/16 at St. Clair Bowl.