From GRMS teacher Jean Urmston:
Every year, hundreds of items are left in the lost and found at GRMS and GRHS. Clothing, eyewear, team uniforms, sports equipment, gym bags, books, agendas, notebooks, pencil cases, lunch boxes and more are placed in the lost and found bins, usually never seeing their owners again. Two weeks before the end of each marking period, students are repeatedly reminded to take a look before the items (mostly clothes) are donated to local charities. This past July, items left behind in lockers and locker rooms added more than 500 garments to the count.
Some students probably don’t even realize they’ve misplaced their hoodie or T-shirt, but what about their sneakers and coats? Eyeglasses, wallets, cellphones and jewelry usually are turned in to either the GRMS or GRHS office, but if students do not check both offices (more than once!) these items, too, go unclaimed.
Please remind your students to look for lost belongings as soon as possible, starting first in their classrooms! Having their name in their belongings might help but is no guarantee that someone will track down the owner. There are already items in the lost and found! Lost and found bins are located outside the cafeteria as well as in the second floor hallway of GRMS near the faculty room.