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January Principal Update


As we begin a new 2022 semester we would like to wish a very Happy New Year to our Griffis families! We also want to welcome our new students and families to Griffis. We trust you had a wonderful winter break with family and friends. We are excited and hopeful for this semester. This is when we see the most growth in our students and new goals accomplished. We look forward to our UIL Academic Competition on January 21st. Our students and coaches have been working hard to get ready for their events. We want to achieve our goal of continuing to bring home that championship trophy! We are proud of our students and staff for exceeding expectations first semester. We look forward to a great spring semester.



Michelle Colwell & Erin Gray

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January 5- PTO Meeting @ 6PM

January 7- Hot Chocolate Run 7:15 AM @ Griffis

Jan. 7: Law Enforcement Appreciation Day

Jan. 10-21: Middle of the Year Amplify Testing

January 7- Lunch on the Lawn

Jan. 15: VEX IQ Tournament

January 17- School & Staff Holiday

Jan. 19: UIL Writing & Spelling Competition

January 21- UIL @ Griffis

Jan. 27: 4th & 5th Grades: Dallas Symphony Orchestra

Jan. 27: College Day: Wear your College/Trade T-shirts


Feb. 4: Parent Lunches

Feb. 7: Student Holiday

Feb. 7-11: School Counselor Appreciation Week

Feb. 14: Valentine Parties

February 17th- 5th Grade Field Testing RLA

February 22- March 3rd Spring Benchmark Window

Feb. 22: School Bus Driver Appreciation Day

Feb. 24: College Day: Wear your College/Trade T-shirts

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Our next scheduled Parent Lunch on the Lawn is Friday, January 7th!

Lunch times are listed below. You may bring food for your child or they can get a tray from the cafeteria. You may park in the front or back of Griffis and enter by the soccer fields. Please arrive early so that you have plenty of time to get settled in before your child’s lunch time. We are looking forward to seeing you!

If the weather does not permit, the lunch will not be rescheduled and will resume the next month.

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Griffis 1 Mile Hot Chocolate Run

Griffis PTO invites you to participate in the Hot Chocolate 1 Mile Run. The run will take place THIS Friday, 1/7 at 7:15 AM. The route will go through the Caddo Downs neighborhood located behind Griffis. Students, parents and community members are invited to participate. Please complete this registration form for EACH participant. Cash or check only as a form of payment. Send money to the Griffis PE Department with labeled registration names. Make checks payable to Griffis PTO. Registration includes run t-shirt (limited availability) and hot cocoa. Day of registration available. Sponsored by Griffis PTO & Platinum Chevrolet. Register TODAY! https://forms.gle/QaUBwmhx3dhMKZLA9
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Counselor Corner

Each month, we will focus on a particular character trait. Mrs. Wygal will give daily announcements regarding that trait to help the students put it into action. At the end of the month, each teacher will pick a student from their class that they feel has best demonstrated that trait. Those students will be recognized as the Character Students of the Month. The trait for the month of January is self-control. Also, please see the monthly parent newsletter below.
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Skyward Family Access

Parents, would you like to check your child's grade and attendance using your phone? Well, follow the directions in the flyer attached below to learn how.
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Bell Schedule

7:30 Doors open at Griffis

8:00 Tardy Bell/ Class Starts

3:30 Dismissal Bell

Students not in the building by the 8:00 A.M. bell are considered tardy. Please refer to our campus handbook regarding our tardy policy. If your child is tardy, please do not drop your child off. For their safety, your child should be signed in. Please come to the front to sign them in.

Child Nutrition Program

New guidance from the United States Department of Agriculture allows all students to receive breakfast and lunch at no cost during the 2021 - 2022 school year.

With this announcement, CMISD will continue to process applications for the free breakfast and lunch program. This will ensure qualifying students will receive free lunch and breakfast during the first 30 days of the 2022 - 2023 school year. Applications will be sent home at the beginning of the school year and will also be available at each campus.


We want to show our appreciation for our WATCHDOGS that volunteered the month of September. Our students enjoy the time and high fives. Thank you for spending the day with us!

If you would like to volunteer as a WATCHDOG at Griffis you may contact griffiswatchdogs@gmail.com. or click the link below for the registration form. https://forms.gle/2bW3z8BGf2jYb6Lr5

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2021-2022 School Calendar

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Click Here: Substitute Hiring Process

Caddo Mills ISD would love to have you sub on our campuses!