Groveland Elementary School

Summer 2013 Newsletter

Wishing You A Great Summer!

As the school year comes to a close, we wish to thank the entire Groveland Community for all they have done this year to ensure another year of excellence for our students. Thank you for instilling in our students the tenets of our Great Grizzly Program. It is through exhibiting Respect, Responsibility, Cooperation and Sportsmanship, that our students meet success and learn valuable life lessons along the way. Our Groveland Home and School Association continues to support our students in so many ways. We could not thank you enough for all you do for our students and families.


We wish our 6th graders the best of luck as they enter the "middle school" world! Always remember to live your lives like a true great grizzly - valuing respect, responsibility, cooperation, and sportsmanship. We know that you will continue to make us proud.


We would also like to take this opportunity to thank and acknowledge the staff members who will be moving on from Groveland. Please join us in wishing all the best to the following staff members:


Christine Biscardi - Retiring

Eryn Elkin

Deanna Fail - Unami

Katie Fischer - Butler

Melanie Jones - Kutz & Warwick

Kristen Kraus - Buckingham & Butler

Michelle Rhodes - Gayman & Butler

Kristen Sleicher - Warwick


Thank you to these special people who have contributed positively to the lives of numerous children. Their impact as educators will always be remembered through the hallways of Groveland.


Remember to take some time to make some fun memories with your friends and family this summer...those are the moments that last a lifetime! On behalf of the entire Groveland community, we wish you all a happy, safe, and healthy summer! See you all on the first day of school - Tuesday, September 3, 2013.

Our featured author this month is Luke Nitschke, whose article is titled Gold Takes the Gold on Groveland Field Day. You will also find Art News, Library Book Dedications, and Father Daughter Dance pictures. http://cbsd.schoolwires.net/cms/lib07/PA01916442/Centricity/Domain/261/June%20Student%20Scoop%202013.pdf

Reminder About Summer Office Hours

The Groveland office hours are as follows for the summer:

Monday - Thursday -8:00 AM to 3:30 PM

Closed Fridays

Counselors Corner

From Kristen Sleicher - School Counselor:



On behalf of Mrs. Kolpack and I, please accept these words of appreciation for supporting the counseling program and the other initiatives we facilitated this year such as Groveland’s Giving Grove, Random Acts of Kindness, and of course our Great Grizzly program. We were grateful to have the opporutunity join with the Groveland families to help others in need and teach the kids values that they will utilize throughout their lives.



As I will be moving on to Warwick next year, I wanted to extend my appreciation to the families and students whom I worked with. I have been inspired by your children’s resilience, empathy, and compassion towards others during my years at Groveland. The values they hold are clearly due to the combined efforts of the extraordinary teachers, staff, parents, and citizens whom guide them. Groveland is a special school and community and it will always occupy a special place in my heart.



9/11 Heros Run

THE 9/11 HEROES RUN UNITES COMMUNITIES INTERNATIONALLY WITH THE GOAL TO NEVER FORGET THE SACRIFICES OF THE HEROES OF SEPTEMBER 11TH AND IN THE WARS SINCE: VETERAN, FIRST RESPONDER, CIVILIAN, AND MILITARY. JOIN US TO RAISE AWARENESS AND HONOR THE FALLEN.



Please join Central Bucks School District in supporting the 9/11 Heroes Run. Registration is now open for the September 15th event. Doylestown Borough will once again host a 5k and 1 mile fun walk/run to raise support and awareness for all of the heroes of September 11th.



New Family Tour & Ice Cream Social Date

On Wednesday, August 21, 2013, from 6-8 PM, our GHSA New Family Tour and Ice Cream Social will be held. Some of our 6th Grade Ambassadors will be giving tours to our new students and their families! Our Home and School Association will be serving ice cream, too!

"Purple Heart"

Have you noticed, "Purple Heart", our mule in the front of our school? It was designed and painted by some fabulous 6th grade artists. Hats off to the following students for sharing their artistic talents with our school!

Amelia Betancourt

Sammy Powers

Maria Cuellar

Genevieve Craig

Carolyn Maksym

Eleanor Dalsass

Brooke Zarzycki

The Veggie Garden in June

1st Day of School - September 3, 2013