Vol 2.1: First Week of 2018-19
Mr. Sellenheim's Greeting
Greetings Grewenow Families
The first week is in the books and it was a huge success. It was so exciting to have our students back in the building, and I couldn't be prouder of the community our students and staff have already begun to build this school year. I wanted to thank all of the families who were able to attend our Blue Carpet Event because it made that welcome back morning incredibly special. If you are a Facebook user and follow KUSD, you may have seen this already, but Grewenow was featured in their welcome back video. Check it out here.
We look forward to the first full week that starts this Monday, September 10. That also happens to be our first day of school for the Early Childhood students. An exciting Monday is on the horizon. Have a great Monday and enjoy the fall-feeling weather.
Early Education (4K) Starts Monday!
Families, please take a moment to review KUSD's dress code policy. We want students to be dressed for school success. Information can be found at this link and in case you don't click, the biggest reminder we want to give right now is for students to wear shoes/footwear that are secured to your student's feet (sandals must have a back meaning no flip flops please).
Student safety is our top priority in the parking lot
Just a reminder that during the morning drop off and afternoon pick up times, staff vehicles are the only vehicles allowed in the parking lot. Beginning Monday, September 11, cones will block off the parking lot and safety patrol students will be stationed to help students across that driveway and move the cones for staff ONLY. Please do not ask safety patrol members to move the cones as their answer will be "No."
Set a family meeting Point for student pick up after school.
Door 2, 3, 4
Kindergarten and Early Education students enter and exit the building on the front side of our building.
Known affectionately as the "breakfast door," the original main doors of our building are open in the morning to let students in for school breakfast.
Our Grewenow Marquee sign on 22nd Avenue is a "door" to keep you updated on important information!
Door 2, 3, 4
No one enters this door in the morning, but 4th and 5th grade exit this door in the afternoon
Door 8 and 6
4th and 5th grade line up near door 8 (front left) in the morning, and grade 3 lines up and exits from door 6 (right background).
Located off of the main playground equipment, Grade 1 and 2 students enter and exit the building from Door 5.
Door 8 and 6
Morning Parent Reading Sessions
Grewenow Elementary is kicking off a new reading program geared at promoting literacy between adults and their children.
This event will run EVERY TUESDAY, for four weeks beginning on September 18th and conclude on October 9th. The event will take place in the cafeteria from 8-9AM.
Adults will learn reading strategies that will be useful in helping to foster a love of reading in their children.
Fliers will be sent home, and we ask families kindly fill out the RSVP form and return it to the school.
To support this program the success of this excellent program, the Kenosha County Health Center is offering students an incentive to return the permission forms to school. Any classrooms that turn in 75% or more of their flyers will earn an ice cream party.
Additionally, if a classroom reached 100% return rate, teachers will earn a $25 Amazon gift which will be used for classroom resources.
For more information about this program, click HERE. Let's keep those Grewenow smiles shining bright!
Click the Button below to download this month's Prevention Services Network (PSN) Family Resource Newsletter which was shared with you courtesy of Mrs. Wideman, our school social worker/guidance counselor.
Grewenow Family & Teacher Community
Find more information and follow them on Facebook by clicking the link here.
Grewenow Family & Teacher Community (GFTC) Meeting
Wednesday, Sep. 12th, 6-7pm
7714 20th Avenue
RSVPs are enabled for this event.
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