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Here’s your guide to what’s happening  June 1-6:

Schools: Parents, your homework for the week is to learn about the enormous budget crisis threatening our schools by watching the School Finance 101 video presentation. You can also learn about the Our Kids, Our Future petition by visiting its website.

High School: Parents can retrieve students’ belongings from lockers Tuesday through Friday. Senior parents go Tuesday based on last name: A-F from 8-9:30am, G-O from 9:30-11am, and P-Z from 11am-12:30 pm. Junior parents go Wednesday: A-F from 8-9:30am, G-O from 9:30-11am, and P-Z from 11am-12:30 pm. Sophomore parents go Thursday: A-F from 8-9:30am, G-O from 9:30-11am, and P-Z from 11am-12:30 pm. And Freshmen parents go Friday: A-F from 8-9:30am, G-O from 9:30-11am, and P-Z from 11am-12:30 pm. End of year activities have been postponed.
Middle School: Parents can retrieve students’ belongings from lockers Tuesday through Thursday. The schedule is based on last name. Tuesday:  A-C from 8-10am, D-F from 10am-noon, G-I 12-2pm, J-L 2-4pm. Wednesday: M-O from 8-10am, P-R from 10am-noon, S-U from 12-2pm, V-Z from 2-4pm. Thursday is a make-up day from 2-5pm.
Breton Downs: The Zoom 5th Grade Promotion Ceremony is at 1pm Wednesday. The 5th Grade Drive of Fame is Thursday from 10am-noon. Parents can retrieve students’ belongings from lockers Tuesday through Thursday. The schedule is based on last name. Tuesday:  A-C from 8-10am, D-F from 10am-noon, G-I 12-2pm, J-L 2-4pm. Wednesday: M-O from 8-10am, P-R from 10am-noon, S-U from 12-2pm, V-Z from 2-4pm. Thursday is a make-up day from 2-5pm.
Lakeside: The Virtual 5th Grade Farewell is Monday at 2:15pm. The [Surprise!] 5th Grade Drive of Fame is Thursday from 10am-noon. Parents can retrieve students’ belongings from lockers Tuesday through Thursday. The schedule is based on last name. Tuesday:  A-C from 8-10am, D-F from 10am-noon, G-I 12-2pm, J-L 2-4pm. Wednesday: M-O from 8-10am, P-R from 10am-noon, S-U from 12-2pm, V-Z from 2-4pm. Thursday is a make-up day from 2-5pm.
Wealthy: The 5th Grade Drive of Fame is Thursday from 10am-noon. Students with last names A-G are from 10-10:30. H-N from 10-30-11. O-Sm 11-11:30. St-Z 11:30-noon. Parents can retrieve students’ belongings from lockers Tuesday through Thursday. The schedule is based on last name. Tuesday:  A-C from 8-10am, D-F from 10am-noon, G-I 12-2pm, J-L 2-4pm. Wednesday: M-O from 8-10am, P-R from 10am-noon, S-U from 12-2pm, V-Z from 2-4pm. Thursday is a make-up day from 2-5pm.

Sports: The MHSAA has canceled spring regular season and championship tournaments in all sports, but wait! We have East sports to watch! Friday at 7pm, Fox Sports Detroit (channel 201 on Comcast) is rebroadcasting the 2007 state championship football game between East and Orchard Lake St. Mary's. Don't tell me who won. I'm recording it. One spring sports tradition is underway: the EGR Team Boosters Mulch Sale.  Place your order at www.egrmulch.com. Also, fall sports physicals are scheduled for August 5 at the high school.

Arts: To see a gallery of how families are responding to the crisis with art, visit our EGR Staying In, Reaching Out page. Also, Gaslight Village is hosting a trivia game. Visit its Facebook page to learn more.

City: Mayor Favale has virtual office hours from noon-5pm Monday and 1-3pm Wednesday. The City Commission meets virtually Monday at 6pm. The city is organizing a Volunteer Task Force to assist residents in need. And there's a Grand Rapids Youth Protest Friday from 2-4pm beginning in the middle school parking lot and marching to John Collins Park.

-The East Grand Rapids Schools Foundation

Many restaurants in Gaslight Village are open for takeout only. If you do decide to get takeout, remain a safe distance from other people and practice safe handling techniques for all food and packaging. Here’s a list of Gaslight restaurants’ planned hours of operation, as of Thursday, May 7:

Looking for a way you can help our community right now? Gaslight Giveback helps local businesses, our students and our schools.

Thank you to all of our sponsors who continue to support our mission and our events!

Thanks to our donors, the Foundation is responding to the Covid-19 crisis with state-of-the-art technology. Read the article.

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To cut costs and maximize the power of your donations, we made the difficult decision not to print and mail this year's Foundation Annual Report. Here's an easy-to-use, page-turning online version: 

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