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Ukulele Fun Night

The Adult Education program at Elder Grove is hosting another Ukulele Fun Night. 

'Ukulele Fun Nightukulele
Wed, March 28th at 6PM
Music Room

Park in the south parking lot (one near white building) in the area closest to Hesper Road. Then go to southwest door near Hesper. This is set of double doors closest to the grass at the end of the parking lot.

The Ukulele Fun Night is for everyone who would like to jam with fellow ukulele players.  All levels are welcome, and music will be provided. We will have music for beginners, intermediate, advanced levels.
Music stands will be provided. Parents MUST accompany children.

After the first few meetings the group will decide what the best time would be for future fun nights, and what format, if any, we would like to follow. If you are unable to make this night but are interested, or if you need more information, please email Carol Phillips

Calendar Survey

The Board, Administration and Union Representatives would like your feedback in regard to the Elder Grove School calendar.  Though we cannot guarantee any changes, this is your opportunity to have a possible voice in the outcome. We will always put the student’s education first when making any decisions.  Some items on the survey may require changes to working conditions, which would then need to be a negotiated item with staff. Our desire is to create a calendar that works best for most parents and staff, while providing the best possible education for our students.  Therefore, we will take a look at the results of the survey, but need to hear from at least 80% of parents before making any changes that will accurately reflect the desires of the majority. The survey will run from Thursday, March 8th to Sunday, March 18th at midnight.


Please log into your parent portal account to take the survey. The active survey is the one with the red exclamation point in front of it. 


If you do not have an active parent portal account please call the school at 656-2893 ext 200 or 501 to get one set up.

Making Up Snow Days

The month of February proved to be a challenging month due to large snow accumulation and extreme temperatures. We had two snow days last month, one on February 9th and the other February 20th. The state does not go by the number of days students are in school but the number of instructional hours.

Under MT law 20-9-806(2); “The board of trustees may close school for “1” day each school year because of an unforeseen emergency and may not be required to reschedule the pupil-instruction time lost because of the unforeseen emergency.” The February 9th snow day was an unforeseen emergency and the board approved February 9th as an emergency day under MT law 20-9-806(2). Therefore no instruction time will need to be made up.

The February 20th snow day, due to the extreme temperatures, brings Elder Grove’s total number of instructional hours lower than the state’s limit by 6 hours. Elder Grove needs to make up those 6 hours of instruction before the end of the year. The board approved making up this time by making 3 Early Out days, full length days. After careful consideration to other possibilities, it was determined to be the least disruptive to parents, students, and staff. The three Early Outs that will be regular dismissal times are March 21st, April 4th and May 9th. Please make arrangements to have your student in school on these days for their regular school day hours. K-2 will be a 2:15 dismissal and 3rd-8th will be a 3:00 dismissal.

Once again I am sorry for any inconvenience this may cause.

Justin Klebe


Bus Stops

It is First Student's policy to only slow down at bus stops if there are no students.  It is important to make sure your student(s) are at the stop before the scheduled time. The buses are on strict schedules and cannot wait for students. If students are late getting to stops, this will make future stops late as well as arrival to school. Please make sure your student is at their assigned stop 5 minutes before the scheduled time, to make sure they meet its arrival and catch the bus.

Science Fair Expo at MSU-B

I wanted to tell you about the free Science Expo held on Friday and Saturday, March 23rd and 24th in MSU Billings Physical Education Buidling, Alterowitz Gym.  The Expo starts at 1:00 on Friday and goes until 5:00 P.M. on Saturday with many Science activities. You can also view the Science Fair Projects that students in our area have done.   If your child is in 1st – 12th grade, they have the option of participating by entering their own Science Fair project. At the Science Expo there will also be guest speakers and a Chemistry Magic Show.  Click on Science Expo for more information.

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