CALENDAR & MENU

Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
1
Sliced Turkey w/Gravy
Sliced Turkey w/Gravy
May 1 all-day
WG Roll, Broccoli, Mashed Potatoes, Pineapple
2
Chicken Wings
Chicken Wings
May 2 all-day
WG Bread Stick, French Fries, Carrots, Orange
3
State History Fair
WG Cheese Pizza
WG Cheese Pizza
May 3 all-day
Peas, WG Chocolate Chip Cookie, Applesauce
Blood Drive 2:00 pm
Blood Drive
May 3 @ 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Red Cross sponsored
4
Teen Conference
Teen Conference
May 4 all-day
8th Grade JALC – 8:15-2:30
WG Spaghetti w/Marinara
WG Spaghetti w/Marinara
May 4 all-day
Green Beans, WG Garlic Toast, FF Chocolate Pudding, Pears
5
STATE IGSMA Contest
STATE IGSMA Contest
May 5 all-day
@ Unity Point School
6
7
Ravioli
Ravioli
May 7 all-day
Salad w/Italian Dressing, WG Garlic Toast, Frozen Strawberries
Spring Music Program
Spring Music Program
May 7 all-day
7PM.  Students should be in classrooms at 6:45.
8
Hamburger or Cheeseburger on WG Bun
Hamburger or Cheeseburger on WG Bun
May 8 all-day
Broccoli, Pretzels, Apple Squares
Sports Banquet
Sports Banquet
May 8 all-day
at Giant City Lodge 6:00 Seating 6:30 Dinner 7:00 Awards
9
Lasagna
Lasagna
May 9 all-day
Green Beans, WG Breadstick, Pears
10
Nachos w/Meat & Cheese
Nachos w/Meat & Cheese
May 10 all-day
FF Refried Beans, WG Spanish Rice, Pineapple
11
Turkey Corn Dog
Turkey Corn Dog
May 11 all-day
Corn, Cool Ranch Doritos, Mandarin Oranges  
13
14
WG Spaghetti w/Marinara
WG Spaghetti w/Marinara
May 14 all-day
Cheesestick, WG Garlic Toast, Pears
16
8th Grade Class Trip
Salisbury Steak
Salisbury Steak
May 16 all-day
WG Roll Mashes Potatoes, Green Beans, Peaches
18
8th Grade Graduation
8th Grade Graduation
May 18 all-day
7PM.  GCS Gym.
Fish Nuggets
Fish Nuggets
May 18 all-day
Baked Beans, Tater Tots, Banana
19
20
21
Hamburger or Cheeseburger on WG Bun
Hamburger or Cheeseburger on WG Bun
May 21 all-day
Broccoli, Rice Krispie Treat, Mandarin Oranges
22
Ham Slice
Ham Slice
May 22 all-day
WG Roll, Green Beans, Mashed Potatoes, Pineapple
23
Sausage Pizza
Sausage Pizza
May 23 all-day
Baby Carrots, Peas, Applesauce
24
Last KK day
Last KK day
May 24 all-day
Last day for after school KK.
WG Grilled Cheese Sandwich
WG Grilled Cheese Sandwich
May 24 all-day
Celery Sticks, FF Ranch Dressing, Orange
25
Teacher Institute
Teacher Institute
May 25 all-day
No Student Attendance.
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27
28
Daycare Closed
Daycare Closed
May 28 all-day
 
NO SCHOOL
NO SCHOOL
May 28 all-day
MEMORIAL DAY. DAYCARE CLOSED
29
School Board Meeting
School Board Meeting
May 29 all-day
7PM. Media Center.
Tuna Salad
Tuna Salad
May 29 all-day
WG Crackers, Cool Ranch Doritos, Mixed Fruit
30
WG Popcorn Chicken
WG Popcorn Chicken
May 30 all-day
Baked Beans, Carrot Sticks, Pears
31
Fish Patty on WG Bun
Fish Patty on WG Bun
May 31 all-day
Coleslaw, Tater Tots, Peaches

ACADEMICS

2017-18

Welcome to Giant City School! This is going to be a fantastic school year. You will have the opportunity to receive an excellent education and to participate in many extra-curricular activities and programs. I expect to have an amazing school year with you and your family! Your teachers and I will work with you to help you become a prepared citizen, ready for high school and beyond. In return, we ask that you take your education seriously, behave in a manner that is expected of you, and make a sincere effort in all of your school activities. In addition, please remember the importance of being friendly and courteous to all students and staff members.

The purpose of this handbook is to ensure that you know and understand the policies, procedures and regulations that are necessary to promote the best educational setting possible. You must become familiar with the information presented in this handbook, as it is your responsibility to follow the guidelines that are established. These guidelines will be enforced with consistency.

Please remember that you have the privilege of determining your level of success and enjoyment at Giant City School. Your attitude, your behavior, your effort, your interests, and your involvement will determine your success. Strive to make wise choices, and always try to do your very best!

At Giant City School, we are dedicated to educational excellence! Let’s work together as a team to make this a fabulous school year!

Belinda Hill,
Superintendent

STUDENT MEALS

Kindergarten has milk at snack time. Milk is available to grades 1 through 5 during snack and is available to everyone bringing sack lunches. One milk is included with each paid school lunch. Additional milk may be purchased in the lunch line each day. The cost per carton of milk is $.35. Snack milk is not covered under free and reduced price program.

MEAL PRICES

Full Price Meals:
Lunch – $3.00
Breakfast – $1.60

Reduced Price Meals:
Lunch – $0.40
Breakfast – $0.30

Adult/Visitors:
Lunch – $3.50
Breakfast – $2.50

To decrease paperwork and discourage children from charging, please consider paying in advance for meals and milk each quarter. At the end of the year, extra milk or lunch money will be refunded or transferred to next school year or a bill will be sent home if money is due. We hope this makes it easier for you as well as for us. We realize this would not work for everyone, so please send money daily, weekly or monthly, if it is more convenient. As always, please send money in an envelope with your child’s name and what the money is for written on the outside. Checks can be made out to Giant City School. Parents/guardians are expected to keep lunch accounts current and accounts will not be allowed to accumulate beyond $50. If the balance is in excess of $100, it may be referred to a collection agency.

In the 2014-15 school year, the District moved to “Offer vs. Serve” for lunch choices. Students in 3rd through 8th grades will be given the option of refusing items served for lunch. Each student must take three (3) items with one item being a fruit or vegetable component in the hot lunch or salad bar.

FREE & REDUCED MEALS (Board Policy 4:130)

The Superintendent shall be responsible for implementing the District’s free and reduced-price food service policy.

The student’s eligibility for free and reduced meals shall be determined by the income eligibility guidelines, family-size income standards, set annually by the US Department of Agriculture and distributed by the Illinois State Board of Education. Information concerning conditions of eligibility for free or reduced lunch and application forms for such will be provided at the time of registration. Parents/guardians who feel they qualify for free or reduced price lunches for their children should complete the application form and return it to the office. The school district will verify the information on the application. Deliberate misrepresentation of the information may be subject to prosecution under State and Federal laws. Pupils who are eligible for either free or reduced lunch are also eligible for free or reduced breakfast.

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