30 Days to Start

Although the start of school is a month away, “August 28, don’t be late!” the team here at Grand Rapids Student Advancement Foundation is busy preparing for another successful year! Here are a few fun upcoming events to get marked on your calendar ASAP.

First on the end of summer bucket list is the GR8 Girls Challenge! If you haven’t yet participated in a GR8 Girls Challenge, you are missing out – but don’t worry, there is still time to sign up! With proceeds benefiting GRPS girl’s athletics, this Challenge takes it to a whole new level, or in this case elevation! On August 16th, Funky Buddha will be hosting a lunch time, yoga session on the rooftop of 616 Lofts on Michigan. From 12 PM – 12:45 PM, yogis of all levels and abilities will take to towering heights to practice their poses. Be adventurous. Be strong. Be GR8. Sign up now!

Next on the docket is the Back to School Celebration! Come on out and enjoy a fun evening getting to know GRPS. Held on Thursday, August 17 at John Ball Park from 4PM – 7PM, all GRPS students, their families and prospective GRPS families are invited. Free food, live entertainment, face painting, along with lots of information on school choices, special education services, after school programming, English Language Learner Services, athletics and more will be available. This event is an exciting way to ring in the 2017/2018 school year! Visit the Back to School Celebration event on Facebook or view more information here.

Don’t forget to mark your calendars for the Day of Union! On August 24, Houseman Field will be hosting the first football and soccer games of the season. Taking to the legendary Houseman turf first will be Union Boys Soccer team at 4pm, followed by Union’s Football team at 7pm. Come out and cheer on the players as they take the field and score a victory for GRPS!

These events are a sure fire way to get back into the back to school mode by enjoying the summer sun on a rooftop, meeting GRPS district leaders and faculty, and supporting athletics! We hope to see you there. For more information on the many ways the Grand Rapids Student Advancement Foundation works alongside Grand Rapids Public Schools, click here.

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