We are so glad to be part of a wonderful, generous school community. We have some amazing auction and raffle items available. Raffle tickets are being sold during drop off this week. You can purchase the raffle tickets in cash or via credit card. You do not have to be present to win the raffle. It will be a very fun night with a DJ, delicious food and drinks, and lots of great items to bid on including a birthday party at The Prep, a beach house rental at Indian Shores, 10 pack of CycleBar classes, and private QB lessons from an NFL quarterback!
Yearbooks are on sale! Make sure that you purchase your yearbook by March to insure that your child will have a yearbook for yearbook signing day. All pictures must be submitted by March 4 th. Registration for the Spring Session will open the week of March 19th.
We will offer our current list of clubs, plus we are adding Yoga! We will have a K-1st Yoga club and 2nd-4th Grade Yoga club. There will also be a Spring cooking special session in March. Stay tuned for more details! Playgrounds is running a Facebook contest to show your school spirit, with the winning school getting a Family Fun Night.
Please like their Facebook page and vote for Grady through February 28th!! Jump Rope for Heart is tomorrow, February 23rd! Please sign up for a 50 minute shift to help monitor stations including hurdles, a bounce house and more , serve water and turn jump ropes for our kids during this very fun field day. Friday is also the last day to bring in your box tops this year. Please submit your box top flyer or clear ziploc-style bag, with a maximum of 50 unexpired Box Tops per bag.
Raffle tickets are being sold during drop off on February March 2 nd. Jump Rope for Heart is this Friday, February 23rd!
We only have 3 more days to collect box tops this year! We would love to have each student turn in at least one completed box top flyer or one clear ziploc-style bag, with a maximum of 50 unexpired Box Tops per bag. We have some amazing auction and raffle items available!! Click here to see some sample auction and raffle items. You do not have to be present at the auction to win the raffle. We also have amazing baskets donated by our classes.
We will have a DJ, great food, drinks and lots of great items to bid on to help raise funds to upgrade the technology at our school! There will be amazing artwork on display by our Grady Tigers. Please come out to support our art program. Augustine Field Trip, K-3 field trips, and pictures from special classroom activities.
Clip and send in unexpired box tops in clear ziploc-style bags, with a maximum of 50 Box Tops per bag. Thank you, Grady Parents, Teachers and Partners! Thanks to all of you our PTA has just purchased, and Grady Elementary will soon receive, 37 laptops on a portable laptop cart! The idea of the laptop cart is to make it easier for our school to deliver the newest technology to our students.
The laptop cart will allow the computers to go from classroom to classroom, so that the computers can be utilized by more students during a single school day. The computers will be used to teach the i-Ready computer-based curriculum. The i-Ready program is a research-based, classroom-proven program that helps educators effectively address the diverse needs of every student. The award-winning products include reading, mathematics, intervention, language arts, test prep, special education, early childhood, and more.
The laptops will also be used to facilitate student testing because more and more tests are being given on computers. We are also grateful to the administration for suggesting this purchase. We are all helping to bring state-of the-art educational tools to our school. Please note that ads can only be purchased for 5th graders. Some of the fantastic auction items available that evening include a birthday party at The Prep, a beach house rental at Indian Shores, 10 pack of CycleBar classes, and private QB lessons from an NFL quarterback!
Thank you to everyone that attended our Unlock the Treasures of Reading Night yesterday! Special thanks to all of the guest readers from Ye Mystic Krewe of Gasparilla and the Grady staff that helped make the event possible!! Thank you to all of the families that submitted Box Tops in Fall.
Thank you again for all of your support. It makes all the impactful things we do at Grady possible! Please note there are no After School Enrichment Clubs this week. Buy it before March to guarantee that your child will have a yearbook for yearbook signing day. We are still looking for volunteers to help put the ads together and assist with the yearbook. A special thanks to our volunteers and book readers! Holiday — Non student day. The theme this year was "Within Reach" and these two students created amazing art that will move on to compete in the PTA State Reflections competition.
Congratulations tigers! Yearbooks are also for sale! We hope everyone has a wonderful winter break! We look forward to seeing you back at school on January 9 th! We also attached a copy of the permission slip here. Florio by January 22nd, Rehearsals will be held every Monday from pm, starting on Monday, January 22nd. The Spring concert will be held on Wednesday, April 25, Thank you to Mr. Florio and our students for an amazing Winter Concert last week!
They did an incredible job! Also, thanks to our wonderful volunteers who helped set up and clean up after the concert! We have some exciting events coming up! Please click on the links for additional information. Dale Mabry for our fun Family Night of Reading. Sandoval, Mrs. Edwards, Mrs. Lempert, Mrs. Dosal, Ms. Trupp and Ms. Tsourakis will read Elf on the Shelf at pm.
Our students will enjoy fun crafts, hot cocoa and delicious cookies. Can't attend our Bookfair in person on Friday? Make sure you enter Bookfair ID at checkout. We need volunteers to help run the craft table and replenish supplies during the event. Thank you to everyone who volunteers! Your help makes these events a success. As you are doing your Holiday shopping, please remember that you can use Amazon Smile and designate Grady to receive a portion of your purchases. Please share this link with friends and family so that Grady will receive portions of their Amazon purchases too.
There are multiple events taking place for the winter concert:. Florio about the Winter Concert. Clubs begin next Monday, December 11th. Finally, thank you to everyone who participated and donated to Tiger Trek! Congratulations to Mrs. Trupp's class, our top class overall! The class will celebrate with a Yogurtology party today. Our top classes per grade that have earned a popsicle party are:. We expect to distribute the prizes to all of our students this week. Please note that due to the overwhelming participation and response, we had a few instances where we had to do prize substitutions.
We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused. All students in Kindergarten, 1st and 2nd grade have been working on songs for this concert and are invited to join us to sing in the concert. All of our th Grade Chorus Students are working very hard on their songs and are excited to share them with you!
Students in grades will be in school uniform: Plain Navy tops and Khaki bottoms. The Students in Grades will meet in Mr. Florio's Class, Room 26, starting at p. The Students in Kindergarten will meet in Mrs. Dosal's Class, Room 4, starting at p. We hope your family has fun while raising funds to improve our childrens' education.
Thank you so very much to all of the Thanksgiving Lunch Volunteers and everyone who volunteered their time today to teach our children about their careers and community involvement! We really appreciate your help and participation! The following events are coming up. Stay tuned for more details and click on the links to obtain more information. The clubs will begin the week of December As you start your holiday shopping, please remember that you can use Amazon Smile and designate Grady to receive a portion of your purchases.
You can share this link with friends and family and Grady will receive portions of their Amazon purchases too. Thank you to all of the parents who joined us for our volunteer meeting yesterday! It was great seeing how many parents are willing to sign up to help our upcoming events and insure that they are a success! Please click on the links above to sign up or contact Norma. The Grady Chorus, 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade, will continue rehearsals after Thanksgiving Break. The Reflections Art Contest winners are being announced today, November 8 th.
We will post a list of the winners and the art submitted next week. Thanks to all of our students that participated! You can also send photos from outside events that feature teachers and students. Students can ask family members, friends and neighbors to support Grady by pledging money towards their participation. For your convenience, per-lap pledges have been replaced by flat donations. However, your walker will still enjoy competing for prizes on the number of laps completed.
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Thank you again to everyone who volunteered at the Fall Festival. The event was fantastic and we really appreciate the help from our parents and teachers. Also, thank you to all of our families that attended the Fall Festival! If anyone has a video of Mr. As a reminder, due to Hurricane Irma, the following Mondays are going to be regular school days, not early release days: October 30, November 6 and November 13th.
The Fall Festival was a great time for families to mingle and have fun! I think it was our biggest year ever and we saw many students who have moved on to middle school return to enjoy the festivities or work some of the stations. We would like to thank all of our parent and teacher volunteers - the Fall Festival would not be possible without your time and dedication.
A special thanks to the dads and Mrs. Thank you also to Mr. Tsourakis for being such a good sport about being slimed! To see some pictures of the Fall Festival, please click here. We are working on getting a video of Mr. Tsourakis being slimed. Coming soon! TigerTrek student Walk-a-thon on November 17th. Your child will have an opportunity to raise money in a fun way!
It's a great way for your child to have fun while they exercise. HOW: Students can ask family members, friends and neighbors to support Grady by pledging money towards their participation. Parents may also take this form to work to ask co-workers to support their child at Grady. Your child is welcome to wear their Tiger Trek t-shirt on Spirit Day… so expect their excitement. The outside of the envelope will be used to record and collect donations. Thursday - turn in posters for poster contest.
Posters must be 8. The parade will begin at a. Also, please be aware that very scary costumes are not permitted. Parents are invited to view the parade in the front of the school and may walk through the office after the morning parade. Paparazzi are welcomed. Today is the final day to pre-order Wristbands. To make the fall festival successful, we depend on parent volunteers to help run the games and booths. Thank you to all of the parents that have already signed up to volunteer. Pasta for Pennies is the student series fundraising program that helps local cancer patients by raising funds needed to support blood cancer research.
Congratulations to Melinda Dickens, Debonique Grigsby and Kim Young, who are being awarded for their commitment to excellence in education! Baker Diversity Educator of the Year. Each winner has brought their best efforts and utilized their talents to serve the students at Grady. Please join us for an amazing event! This event provides hours of fun, food and family time. Admission to the festival itself is free for children and adults, but the games, bounce houses, "Bootique" and food cost money.
If you wish to pay by cash or check, please complete the Wristband Order Form that was sent home and submit to your teacher with the cash or check. Wristband pick up is will-call style at the event. There will also be a donation-only bake sale, which benefits the fifth grade end of year activities. If you would like to donate baked goods for the fifth grade bake sale, please drop them off to Jaime Patterson on Thursday or Friday morning; or during festival set-up. Ideally they are individually wrapped for easy sale.
To see a video of Mr. The Tiger partnerships help make a difference in our Grady classrooms by funding programs including the after school tutoring program, teacher mini grants, student programs, music and art programs and much more , delivering PTA events to our students, teachers and families including the winter concert, Tiger Tears Breakfast, Storybook Parade and much more , and enhancing our Grady campus through grounds improvement projects.
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Their telephone number is If you decide to contact this sponsor, please let them know how much you appreciate them sponsoring our school. Thank you to our Tiger partners! Sahoo and C. Because of their gifts, we will all enjoy more free tutoring, arts programs and teacher grants. Also, thank you to everyone who helped watch the kids so our Grady moms could enjoy a fun night! Debonique Grigsby. There will be a professionally-judged art contest at the end of the program, complete with ribbons for the top three art pieces in each grade and an awards party that will double as an ice-cream social.
We will provide more information on how to turn them in shortly. Jerry Copeland. The Grady PTA Board had their first meeting this past week and approved 17 mini grants submitted by teachers. Grady's Kindergarten Daisy troop will have its first meeting on Thursday, September 28th from pm in Grady Classroom New members are welcome to attend! Grady's 3rd grade Brownie troop will have it's first meeting on Thursday, September 28th from pm in Grady Classroom Thank you!
Please click here for additional information. Today is our first day of ASE clubs! Teachers have already been given a list of the students participating in clubs so students will be sent to their assigned club during dismissal. Students will have 15 minutes of snack time while waiting for all students and vendors to arrive. Monday dismissal for students enrolled on a Monday club is pm. Tuesdays - Thursday dismissal for students enrolled in these clubs is pm. We do not have park and walk dismissal at the gate for clubs, all clubs dismissals are at the front of the school.
Chorus rehearsals started today for 3rd, 4th and 5th graders who signed up. For more information on chorus rehearsals, please contact Mr. Deputy Arthur will talk about different types of internet dangers and will provide helpful solutions and practices that parents can implement to help their children stay safe online.
For more information, please click here: Program on Internet Safety. Not only do more children have access to the Internet than ever before, but they are using it more, too. Many schools incorporate the Internet into their curricula and encourage online research for projects. Even as kids grow savvier in their use of the Internet, it can still be a dangerous place.
The good news is that most dangers can be avoided if children and their parents learn about smart Internet use. The program will last about one hour and then there will be time for questions afterward. We still need volunteers. Online orders for yearbooks are now available. Cash orders will only be received in the months of January and February U pcoming events are listed below. Make your family a Tiger Partner today! There is no charge to attend, but food donations of the kind listed below are greatly appreciated.
No glass please. Please remember that many of the children carry their own food home and bigger is not better! Thank you!!
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This is a great chance to get to know other Grady moms. Reservations are not necessary, but are appreciated. We hope to see you at this great event. Hello and welcome back to school! We are looking forward to another incredible year at Grady Elementary! We want to thank everyone who has already joined the PTA — we really appreciate it! The PTA is lobbying on behalf of our children and there is strength in numbers. Our complete calendar of school and PTA events are posted on the website here.
You can also download the dates with iCalendar. We will provide more information as we get closer to each event. Some exciting upcoming events are listed below. Please sign up here. There are benefits associated with this position.
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To volunteer at school, you must complete the background check first : Background Check Application for Volunteers. This background check application is separate from any application to volunteer at Grady. This is for security and it helps our school because Grady can win awards in connection with the number of volunteers and volunteer hours logged by the school. The family sponsorship packets are being sent home this week. To pay online by credit card for a Family Tiger Partnership, please click here: Become A Tiger Partner Today , select the sponsorship level and fill in your credit card information.
Tomorrow is the last day of school. This year, Grady students and faculty enjoyed many accomplishments, which have come into clear focus during the last several days of awards ceremonies at the school. Congratulations and praise to the Grady students who excelled this year and to the faculty who helped them achieve so much.
We hope that you have a safe, happy summer. If you are moving on from Grady, best wishes and much happiness at your new school. If you are returning, then we hope you return recharged and ready for another fun year. These donations paid for books, supplies, tutoring, and for a very large section of the new perimeter fence that will be constructed over the summer. Have a safe and happy summer. We will be preparing over the summer to bring you a great PTA experience in the fall. The fifth grade thanks you for your doughnut purchases over the year.
This summer, the perimeter fence along the south side of the school will be replaced with a black aluminum fence. We are not replacing the west side fence that faces the ball park as that was never part of the plan. The new fence will further beautify the school and is harder to climb too and we hope that when you return in August, you will be able to enjoy and appreciate the new fence, which is the result of years of fundraising. You may have seen the commemorative fence panel plaques along the fence.
We are still in need of help with after school club dismissal next year, in need of help with the yearbook, and in need of a VP of Sponsorship and a VP of Fundraising. Next week there are a number of activities. Thank you very much to all of you who help us set up for school events. We will likely run one week session of clubs starting in September and concluding in November. There are incentives for helping us with this program. This position entails soliciting sponsors and ensuring they are properly recognized throughout the year. Teachers received massages, gift cards, customized Grady Tigers tumblers, thank you notes from children and parents, and school supplies.
Grady teachers and staff expressed to us that they do feel appreciated by all of our efforts. It was a big week for Grady PTA. Michael was completely surprised to have won the award. The Spring Musical was simply fantastic. The musical performance displayed the singing and dancing talents of many Grady students. Music Specialist Mr. Steven Florio and Co-Director Ms. Thank you to all the families who brought their kids to school early to rehearse and for having such naturally talented children! We are still working on the photo album for this event, but it will be up early next week.
The Spring Musical raffle tickets were drawn after the show. Please come by the office to claim your prizes. Thanks so much for playing and thank you to the businesses and individuals who contributed the gift cards, baskets, and services to the Spring Musical Raffle. Congratulations to our PTA.
Grady Families, you have overwhelmed us with your generosity! Thank you so much for all of your kind donations, and for your time volunteering at our school. All of your work makes our school a more wonderful place. Thank you to each family and person named in this virtual thank you note for your gifts! Grady fourth graders will be participating in a Battle of the Books program and contest next year. Each of these award-winning books has been selected for the contest because it is fun to read.
Happy summer reading! Dosal as its Principal of the Year in recognition of her long-time support of music education. Both Mrs. Dosal and Mr. Florio, who nominated her, were in attendance. Pictures are below. Dosal for this fantastic, county-wide honor! There are many ways in which you can participate to help this coming week. We hope to provide all the faculty and staff at Grady with an opportunity to win something in the drawing.
Please participate at a level that works for you while keeping in mind all the wonderful things Grady teachers and staff do for our children. We need help setting up and taking down chairs for this event. If you can stay and take the chairs down after the event, please stay for a few minutes after the Spring Musical is over to help.
We will again have a raffle for gift baskets at the Spring Musical. Write your name and number on the back of your ticket because you need not be present to win. We will also have a silent auction for theme park tickets and other items. If you have anything to donate to our themed-basket raffle or silent auction e. For next school year, the Grady PTA is need of someone with creative talent.
We also have some board positions still available. We hope to see many Grady Moms tonight. Thank you to the people who are helping to watch the kids tonight, so that our Grady Moms can have a great night. Reservations are not required. We also learned that the School District has denied our request to install giant fans under the Pavilion, citing safety as the reason, so we are going to reconsider our next large-scale project.
Congratulations to Art Specialist Mrs. Grigsby and all the Grady students who helped make this winning exhibit. The deals expire soon, so please look at each link for details. If you use the online delivery option, please email the teacher you intend to give the paper to and let her or him know to expect it. After school enrichment clubs started this week. We do allow late sign ups for clubs that still have open spaces. There will be appetizer and drink specials.
Please come out and have lots of fun and meet other Grady Moms. Thanks so much to our wonderful volunteers for helping teachers in a practical way. The walkers are raising money to support services for the autism community. The Yearbook Coordinator works with our yearbook vendor, Strawbridge, to supply pictures and content for the yearbook. There are already several volunteers who have agreed to take pictures at school events next year, so you will have help if you decide to take on this role.
There will be food and drink specials and a great chance to get to know other Grady moms. Preview day is April 28 from am until pm. The Book Fair starts May 1 and runs through May 5 from am until pm, each day. There will be special night time shopping hours during the Spring Musical and the Book Fair will be open from pm until pm on Thursday, May 4. The Book Fair is also online from April 22 until May 5. It is time to begin establishing PTA leadership roles for next year. Please bring the signed permission slip to the audition.
The Music Department is looking for motivated actors and actresses to star in this production. Auditions will be held for the following students at the following times:. Students should practice the audition lines and return the signed permission form to Music Specialist Mr. Florio on the day of the audition. Please contact Mr. This is going to be another amazing Spring Musical and we hope your family is able to participate in it and enjoy it. Also, the deadline to order Grady yearbooks is March 10, We cannot guarantee that your child will receive a yearbook if you do not order it by March Spring pictures are March 9.
Please send your children to school with big Grady smiles on Thursday. The motion to amend the PTA budget to spend money on giant fans for the Pavilion was approved. We will keep you updated on the progress of this project. We are able to make this major improvement because of your donations, volunteering and involvement. Good news! The awning over the playground has been repaired and the playground is now ready for kids. Thanks to Mrs.
Dosal for making many calls to get this repair complete. Jump Rope For Heart results are in. Thanks to all who donated to this worthy cause. Physical Education Specialist Mrs. Ward's first grade class. Congratulations, Lucy! Games to purchase new Physical Education equipment. And, of course, please stop by the flagpole between am and for your Krispy Kreme Doughnuts. All proceeds benefit the fifth grade end-of-year activities. Thank you so much to the volunteers who helped make Jump Rope For Heart a success.
But the capacity of Gaelic Park where the match against New York took place only has a capacity of 4,, so it is likely that many supporters did not get into the ground to see the action. You can like our main Facebook page here. Our Instagram account can be found here. By Trevor Quinn. Thank you for subscribing See our privacy notice. How to follow the Irish Mirror on social media. Somerset opens the box and, in a sudden panic, warns Mills to stay back. Doe then says that his sin was envy , and that Tracy died as a result of this; he also states that her head is in the box, and that she was pregnant.
Despite Somerset's warnings, Mills fatally shoots Doe, completing Doe's plan by representing wrath.
Police converge and take the devastated Mills away. The primary influence for the film's screenplay came from Andrew Kevin Walker 's time spent in New York City while trying to make it as a screenwriter. Somerset Maugham. Jeremiah S. Chechik was attached to direct at one point. Denzel Washington and Sylvester Stallone turned down the role of Mills. Washington later regretted turning down the role. The ending of the screenplay, with the head in the box, was originally part of an earlier draft that New Line had rejected, instead opting for an ending that involved more traditional elements of a detective thriller film with more action-oriented elements.
But when New Line sent David Fincher the screenplay to review for his interest in the project, they accidentally sent him the original screenplay with the head-in-the-box ending. At the time, Fincher had not read a script for a year and a half since the frustrating experience of making Alien 3 ; he said, "I thought I'd rather die of colon cancer than do another movie". It's psychologically violent. It implies so much, not about why you did but how you did it". When New Line realized that they had sent Fincher the wrong draft, the President of Production, Michael De Luca , met with Fincher and noted that there was internal pressure to retain the revised version; De Luca stated that if Fincher promised to produce the movie, they would be able to stay with the head-in-a-box ending.
Fincher approached making Seven like a "tiny genre movie , the kind of movie Friedkin might have made after The Exorcist. The crowded urban streets filled with noisy denizens and an oppressive rain that seems to fall without respite were integral parts of the film, as Fincher wanted to show a city that was "dirty, violent, polluted, often depressing. Visually and stylistically, that's how we wanted to portray this world. Everything needed to be as authentic and raw as possible. The 'head in a box' ending continued to worry the studio after filming was completed.
After the first cut of the film was shown to the studio, they attempted to mitigate the bleakness of the ending by replacing Mills' wife's head with that of a dog, or by not having Mills fire on John Doe. However, both Fincher and Pitt continued to fight for the original ending. Originally, Fincher planned the title sequence of the film to show Freeman's character buying a house in a remote country area and traveling back into the city. However, days before a test screening , they had yet to film the sequence and had no budget to do it in that time.
Fincher approached Kyle Cooper to suggest a replacement. Cooper recognized the amount of money used to make John Doe's notebooks created by Clive Piercy and John Sabel ,  and used the sequence to display them in a slideshow set to Nine Inch Nails ' " Closer ". The hand-drawn credits font was used to suggest that Doe had written the credits himself.
The studio liked the sequence and suggested he stay with that. Fincher instead asked Cooper to "pretend we've never met and come back and propose something else", according to Cooper. Figure out a way for it to involve John Doe, to show that somewhere across town somebody is working on some really evil shit. I don't want it to be just flipping through pages, as beautiful as they are. Cooper was assisted by film editor Angus Wall and cinematographer Harris Savides in making the final title sequence.
Its consensus reads: "A brutal, relentlessly grimy shocker with taut performances, slick gore effects, and a haunting finale. Gary Arnold, in The Washington Times , praised the cast: "The film's ace in the hole is the personal appeal generated by Mr. Freeman as the mature, cerebral cop and Mr. Pitt as the young, headstrong cop. Not that the contrast is inspired or believable in itself. What gets to you is the prowess of the co-stars as they fill out sketchy character profiles.
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