Events & Information-

*Self-Care Practices:

In the fall of 2019, Granby Public Schools students and staff will be working with mindfulness expert Kate Forest in using self-care practices throughout the day to help relax, become more focused, and calm. These practices have been demonstrated to have a positive impact on student's social-emotional health and have improved time on learning.

*Coat Drive:

We will be collecting clean, gently used and new coats for children and adults of all sizes between September 30th through October 20th. Donations may be brought to the collection boxes in the East Meadow foyer or at the Granby-to-Go space at the Granby Jr/Sr High School. Please contact Judy at 467-7104, ext. 5200 or Nancy at 467-7104, ext. 1055 with any questions.

*Granby-to-Go Food & Toiletries Drive:

The Granby Public Schools and other community agencies and organizations will be collecting food and toiletries from October 21st through November 13th. We are looking for the following items:

OatmealCanned meatsPie crust ApplesauceCombs/Brushes
Cereal Soup (canned/dry)Canned pumpkinTeaShaving cream
Breakfast barsCanned spaghetti sauceBiscuit & muffin mixesCoffeeToilet paper
Granola barsRiceGravyConditionerBaby wipes
Canned fruitMac & cheesePeanut butterSoapDiapers
Canned vegetables, especially corn, green beans, peasRamen NoodlesJellyShampooFeminine Hygiene products
Canned chiliBoxed potatoesFruit cupsTooth paste
Canned tomatoesPopcornSugar-free jelloToothbrushes
Canned pastaCranberry sauceHot chocolateDental floss
Ongoing Programs-

* Granby-to-Go Program:

The Neighbors Helping Neighbors Granby Public Schools "Granby-to-Go" program in partnership with the United Way and the Western MA Food Bank is offering a weekly bag full of non-perishable food to all interested students, families, and school staff regardless of socioeconomic status. Interested students are sent home with bags of food every Friday; students are asked to return their bags to their School Nurse on the following Monday to be refilled. Parents may also pick up their child's bag for the week on Wednesday evenings from 5pm to 7pm, beginning on September 18th, 2019. For more information about this program, please contact Judy at granbytogo@granbyschoolsma.net or (413) 467-7104, ext. 5200 or Mrs. Jenks at njenks@granbyschoolsma.net or (413) 467-7104, ext. 1055, or your School Nurse.

*GTG Community Closet & Lending Library:

In the fall of 2019, we will be opening our community closet and lending library for students, families, and community members at the Granby Jr/Sr High School. Individuals will have access to gently used clothing, shoes, and books to borrow. If you are intersted in donating gently used clothing, shoes, bags, or books, please contact Judy at granbytogo@granbyschoolsma.net or (413) 467-7104, ext. 5200 or Nancy Jenks at njenks@granbyschoolsma.net or at (413) 467-7104, ext. 1055. The pantry will be open from 5pm-7pm on Wednesday evenings beginning September 18th, 2019 in the Granby-to-Go space in the Granby Jr/Sr High School, near the cafeteria.

* Wellness Committee:

The 2019-2020 Wellness Committee meetings will be occuring during school council meetings at East Meadow and during advisories and student council meetings.

***Students, families, school staff, and community members are welcome to attend!***