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Dog Licenses Available

Kent County dog licenses are available now through Tuesday, March 1 at the front desk of City Hall. Bring your renewal card and any updated rabies vaccine certification.

If your dog was neutered or spayed recently, bring proof of altering to qualify for a lower fee.

Seniors age 62 or older have additional discounts on the fees.

Swim Lesson Openings

There are still spots in several of the swim lessons offered at Wealthy Pool. Swim lessons are a great learning opportunity for youngsters before all the summer fun and days at the beach, and a great way to burn off energy in the winter months! The five-week programs are taught by certified instructors in a warm and friendly atmosphere.

Class dates/times schedule.

Family Music Extravaganza at the East Grand Rapids Library

Family Music Extravaganza at the East Grand Rapids Library

Saturday February 19, 2011. 6:00pm - 6:45pm
EGR Library

Calling all Story and Toddler Timers! Want to show off your Goldfish swimming? Your scissor legs? Your Jump Up/Turn Around abilities to your whole family? Then come dance and sing with Miss Michelle and Miss Trish for this special event. Sing along to all your Storytime and Toddlertime faves, and enjoy a music-only concert where you've already picked the playlist! For families with children ages birth - 6 years.

Bad Weather and Schools

INCLEMENT WEATHER

CLOSING AND DELAY PROCEDURES

As all Michigan residents know, inclement weather can certainly alter plans and schedules by closing schools and

businesses, and making travel a challenge.

If adverse weather conditions and other emergency situations make it necessary to cancel school, delay the

beginning of school, or send students home early, the following information details the East Grand Rapids Public

Schools procedures. Weather related data for closings or delays is collected by 5:00 a.m. from district staff

members. Based on the data collected, the superintendent then makes a decision regarding school closures or

delays.

Daddy Daughter Dance

Daddy Daughter Dance

Tuesday February 1, 2011. 6:30pm - 8:30pm

East Grand Rapids Middle School

Description:

Tuesday, February, 1 2011, 6:30-8:30 p.m.

EGR Middle School, 2425 Lake Dr. East Grand Rapids, MI.

EGRPS to offer preschool for three-year-olds

EGRPS to offer preschool for three-year-olds

Source: http://www.egrps.org

East Grand Rapids Public Schools is pleased to offer Three (new this year) and Four-Year-Old Preschool! These programs nurture the child’s intellectual, emotional, social, and physical growth. Our philosophy is that each child is unique and we strive to differentiate our curriculum to meet individual needs.

Our curriculum and assessments are aligned with EGR’s Young Fives and Kindergarten curriculum. Preschool and early elementary teachers meet regularly to discuss curriculum, assessments, and programs that will best meet the needs of the whole child. Zoo-phonics and Handwriting without Tears are implemented throughout the year. Enrichment activities in the areas of music and Spanish, as well as educational field trips, also occur during the school year.

The preschool program is in session approximately 38 weeks and follows the EGR school district calendar.

Online Safety Forum to be held Thursday, Feb 10

EAST GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. - East Grand Rapids Middle School will be hosting an online safety forum on Thursday, February 10, from 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm in the media center.

The content presented will focus on students in grades 4 through 8 but is open to parents and students of all grade levels.

There will be an opportunity within the presentation for students and parents to ask questions, see examples of best practices and apply their learning.

Focus topics include:

  • Digital identities
  • Social networking
  • Text messaging & cell phone safety
  • Cyberbullying

Speakers include:

  • Jeff Crawford - EGRPS Director of Networking and Security
  • Doug Jenkins - EGRPS Director of Technology and Assessment
  • Anthony Morey - EGRPS Middle School Assistant Principal