Gale Ranch Middle School

Principal's Message

December 2017

January 2018


Happy New Year (albeit, 10 days late)!  There is always something special about welcoming January into our lives—all the hope and promise that comes with the beginning of a new year.  Hopefully, you and your family were able to find some time to relax and enjoy family time over the course of Winter Break.


We will be kicking off the year with a special lesson being presented during Tutorial this week around empathy and happiness.  Make sure you ask your student how empathy can lead to happiness and how remaining positive in difficult times can lead to success.  We will stretch this learning into February when we welcome Mr. Michael Pritchard to speak to all of our students.  Mr. Pritchard’s message focuses on empathy and how to become a positive change in your school and community.   A huge thanks to PTSA who is sponsoring Mr. Pritchard's visit.  We will continue to celebrate all the diversity that exists on our campus, beginning with African American History Month in February.


As we head into the second half of the year, it’s a great time to set goals and re-commit to good habits.  Getting enough sleep each night is a good place to start.  Our children can easily spend too much time on their devices—I know this well, with two teens of my own!  Set time limits for social media and keep cell phones in the kitchen while they sleep.  Help your children balance their lives with work and play; GRMS follows the District’s Homework Policy and I encourage you read through it to ensure your child is getting the correct amount.


Please join us for our annual Tech Night on February 1 (details to come).  It is our largest TECH FUNDRAISER of the year and we could not do what we do without your support!  We will also be observing Dr. Martin Luther King’s birthday on January 15, so school will not be in session.  Additionally, there is no school on January 16, as there is a District-wide staff development day.


Have a fantastic January!  


Sue Goldman, GRMS Principal

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