Grewenow Gazette

Vol 2.5: First Week of Novemeber Edition

Grewenow. We are Great; we are Growing!

Mr. Sellenheim's Greeting

Let's Connect!

This month's message is simple. As we move into the heart of the school year, families, are encouraged to check out our school's website, get connected with us on Facebook, and follow us in Twitter @GrewenowES and #GoGrewenow. We want to share our story, and the phenomenal things our students and staff do every day with you all. Our school is great and we are all growing and learning every day!

Academic Learning Updates

Author's Visit

This Tuesday, November 6 Miranda and Baptiste Paul, a husband and wife team of children's book authors from Green Bay, Wisconsin, visited Grewenow to share their work and conduct writing workshops with our grade 3-5 students. Students experienced working on strategies to develop creative ideas and gained an understanding of just how many revisions it takes to get a writing piece published. It was a fantastic authentic experience for our 3-5 writers!

American Education Week

The theme for this year's American Education Week is: Fairy-tales and Fantasy.

Here is a breakdown of daily activities which we will participate in to celebrate the week.

Monday, November 12th: Wear a t-shirt/ sweater or jewelry that has a fairy tale/ fantasy character on it.
Tuesday, November 13th: Parent / Guardian and Student Luncheon. Wear School Spirit wear
Wednesday, November 14th: Wear a silly hat or hairband.
Thursday, November 15th: Mix and match clothing day
Friday, November 16th: Dress as a wizard, princess, unicorn, etc. (*friendly, not frightful outfits, please*) and Family Movie Night (Incredibles 2) at Grewenow, hosted by GFTC.

The Dragon Essentials

Greetings Grewenow Families! We are so excited about the learning our students have engaged in during this first quarter, which believe it or not, ends in 2 weeks! Teachers have worked hard to establish classroom routines and procedures, and students have been learning how to show the Dragon Way on a deeper level. One of our school's areas of focus this year is to strengthen the sense of community among students and build upon what it means to show the Dragon Way beyond the words: Responsible, Respectful, and Safe.

With that, our Grewenow staff developed what is called "The Dragon Essentials" or expectations for how to treat others and find success at school. The 22 guidelines which are not just rules, but a "way to be" were groups into four categories: Listening, Following Along, "Try it Out," and "The Golden Rule."

The link to view Grewenow Elementary's "Dragon Essentials" document is below this message.

We are excited to share this message with you, and to work with our families in getting to the heart of developing students who truly show the Dragon Way wherever they go!

General Announcements

Attention 5th Grade Students !

If you are interested in finding out more about Harborside Academy for middle school, they are inviting you to spend a day shadowing at their school. Please have your parent or guardian call Ms. Guerrero in the Harborside main office at (262) 359-8400 to set up a date.


Attending school on time and on a consistent basis is a crucial part of your child's academic success. As such, we would like to go over our KUSD attendance policy to ensure that everyone is informed and that we are all doing our best in having our students here, everyday and on time.

A child cannot be excused more than ten (10) days in a full school year. As per Wisconsin State Statutes, all absences beyond ten (10) days would be marked unexcused and treated accordingly. Any days missed after the 10 days, no matter at what point during the school year, will need a medical excuse for each day they missed after that 10th day. If a medical note is not received, the days are marked unexcused or truant.
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Cold Weather

Parents and Guardians,

The cold weather is upon us and we ask that you please ensure that children are coming to school dressed appropriately with with coats, hats, gloves and scarfs, etc.

Many students are still attending school in t-shirts, shorts and/or thin shirts and no coat. Such attire makes for a very chilly recess.

If families are in need of the items mentioned above, please contact Mrs. Wideman at 262-359-5974 and she will be more than happy to assist you.

HELP WANTED: Volunteers Needed!

We need you...yes you!
Parents/Caregivers are a vital part of our school community and there are many opportunities at Grewenow for you to get involved in. From helping out in our classrooms to planning a school event. We value those in our student's lives and want you to feel welcomed to participate in all that goes on at Grewenow.

Sign up today! Call Ms. Ozimek at 262-359-7405

Family Resources


This year Grewenow will be distributing Christmas shoeboxes for children who may need their Christmas made a little brighter. If you are interested in making a shoebox, please fill the shoebox and bring it to room 113. We will wrap it for you! You can fill it with items for boys or girls ages 3-11.
Some items may include:

Small stuff animals, school supplies, bracelets, coloring books, coin purses, small toys, play doh, silly putty, crafts, hair ties, yo yo, water bottle. If you have any questions as to what you can or cannot include please call me. I need all boxes by December 14.
Thank you!

Jackie Wideman, Social Worker


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.

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Grewenow Family & Teacher Community

The Grewenow Family & Teacher Community is our school's version of a PTO. The first GFTC meeting of the year is September 12. Join this group in helping support the education programming and making a difference for the students at Grewenow!

Find more information and follow them on Facebook by clicking the link here.

Grewenow Family & Teacher Community (GFTC) Meeting

Wednesday, Nov. 14th, 6-7:30pm

7714 20th Avenue

Kenosha, WI

RSVPs are enabled for this event.

More Information: Grewenow Teacher Webpages

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