We hope that you had a restful and relaxing summer and had time to enjoy the beautiful weather.
As we begin this new school year --full of amazing possibilities-- let us welcome you and wish you a wonderful upcoming year. If there is anything that we can do to make this year more successful in regards to your GrapeSEED teaching and/or implementation, please feel free to reach out to one of us by phone or email. Also if you have any success stories, please feel free to share those with us too!
The GrapeSEED Team
We are very excited to introduce the newest member of our Training Team, Paula Lutze (pronounce Loot-zee).
Paula Lutze was a GrapeSEED teacher for seven years. She taught kindergarten, first, and second grades. Paula is a Virginia native but has recently relocated to Pennsylvania to be a GrapeSEED Senior Trainer. She looks forward to working with the teachers, paraprofessionals, administrators, and children in the Pennsylvania and New Jersey region. Paula is married and has a 10 month old daughter who already loves GrapeSEED!
A few reminders as you begin the new school year…
- Every student should have his/her own student materials that are used in school or taken home.
- You should have enough Writers for every student as well. If you find that you don’t have enough Writers, please contact your trainer. New Writers should have arrived at your school at the end of the summer. Our materials fulfillment coordinator contacted each administrator to decide on the number of Writers that would be needed for this year.
- Student calendars are also available for every student. Student calendars are used to keep track of at-home student material reading. If you are choosing to send your student materials home with your children, you should request a new set each year. If you’ve used all of your student calendars and need new ones, please contact your trainer for replacements.
Welcome to our new GrapeSEED Teachers!
Steptone Academy of Cleveland, OH Kindergarten Team: Sarah M., Courtney W., Kelsey B., Christa F., Karil S. and Maggie B.
Barbie A., Tammy R., and Kandi S. from Whittemore-Prescott Elementary School, Michigan.
Chelsea L., Lisa B. and Heather B. from Carrollton Elementary practice Big Books during a combined Saginaw County GrapeSEED FT. They were joined by colleagues Jan Z. & Courtney R., as well as Kathy C., Helen G. and Melissa P. from Saginaw County GSRP AND Heidi P. from Thomas White Elementary in Bridgeport-Spaulding Schools.
Sarah W., Susan K., Connie R. from Reilly Elementary School and Misty D. & Sue S. from St. Paul Elementary, both of Salem, Ohio.
Patrise B. and Jennifer M. were a fantastic addition to StepStone Academy's Foundation Training! They traveled from Texas to Ohio in order to become GrapeSEED Teachers, and are now on their way to Interlink School in Azerbaijan to teach and work for 10 months.
Welcome to the teachers, paraprofessionals, and administrators in Ringgold School District, Monongahela, PA.
Danielle S., and Tina F. from Handley Elementary School in LaPorte, IN.
Cyndee T., Liz D., Cristina S., Greg R., Liz G., Tony S., Aline C. and Katherine D. from Hammond, IN.
Chris P. and Beth H. from Hartford Public Schools in Hartford, MI!
We welcome the teachers, paraprofessionals and administrators from Covert Public Schools, in Covert MI.
Sam B. and Liz M. from Middlebury, IN. Cheri G., Cheryl R., Donna W., Jayna S., and Dee V. from Sam Adams Middle/Elementary School in Cassopolis, MI.
Amy S., Janet H., Katie B., Kelly P., Lauren F., Letitia B., Lucinda M., Melissa O., and Nichole D. from Chambersburg Area School District, Chambersburg, PA.
Welcome Saginaw County GSRP! The teachers and assistants from 10 Saginaw County GSRP locations also received training this summer. Arthur Eddy Elementary School, Chester Miller Elementary School, Handley Elementary School, Henry Doerr Elementary School, Herig Elementary School, Jessie Rouse Elementary School, Jessie Loomis Elementary School, Kempton Elementary School, Merrill Park Elementary School, Stone Elementary School, Zilwaukee Elementary School. (Not all teachers and assistants are pictured)
We also welcome:Amanda C., Carla T., Danielle S., Judy C., Julie H., Lorri G., Martha H., Mary K., Shelly R., Shonda P., and Suzie B., from West Noble and Tippacanoe School Coprorations in Ligonier and Lafayette, IN. (Not Pictured)