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Groveland Park Elementary School

November 8, 2021

Good afternoon, all,

Last week I was driving home and heard the news that children ages 5-11 can now start to get vaccinated and I got a little teary. We have been waiting nineteen months for this and what a difference it will make for our students. One of the biggest shifts that we will see at Groveland is that vaccinated students will not have to quarantine if they do not have symptoms. This uninterrupted learning will really make a difference to students' academic and social emotional growth. You can vaccination sites here. And if you have questions about the vaccine, reach out to your child's doctor.

A few items for this week:

  • This Thursday, November 11, from 4:00-6:00pm we will have a flu shot (not COVID) clinic at Groveland. If you have medical insurance, please bring your insurance card. Our first one was extremely well attended and we wanted to give parents another opportunity. Thank you to the PTO and Nurse Teresa Eide for organizing this event.
  • Fall conferences are Tuesday, Nov. 16 (Virtual), Thurs., Nov. 18 (In-person) and Fri., Nov. 19 (Virtual and In-person). We will be using the website: On the site you will be asked to check your child or children's teacher(s). Make sure to pay attention as to whether you would like virtual or in-person. You will then get an email where you can see all the available times for each teacher. Please sign up TODAY. Thank you.
  • Davanni's night is tomorrow night- Tuesday, November 9! Buy pizza and 20% of the proceeds go to Groveland. The flier is below.
  • 3M has generously donated air filters to all of our classrooms. These will be located in each classroom.

Free and Reduced Lunch Application

Every year Groveland receives money from the federal government. The amount is determined by the number of families who receive Free or Reduced Lunch. We would greatly appreciate it if all families, no matter your income level, could complete the Free and Reduced Lunch Application which can be found here. You can sign into School Cafe or apply as a guest.

PTO Update

Davanni’s Night

Tuesday November 9th from 4-8pm

Davanni's is generously giving 20% of the proceeds from take out and dine in orders to the Groveland Park PTO. The event runs from 4 - 8 pm on Tuesday, November 9. Be sure to mention this fundraiser when you place your order. You can print out the flyer below or show it on your phone. Funds raised will help pay for teacher enrichments in Groveland classrooms. Thank you for supporting the Groveland Park PTO.

Fall Book Fair

Groveland’s fall Book Fair is online! Our Scholastic Book Fair is a reading and fundraising event that helps bring books to school that kids want to read! It is a great chance to purchase engaging and affordable books for every reading level, and your purchase earns rewards for the school to use towards building classroom libraries and the school library! The dates for the fall online fair are: Nov. 10th-Nov. 24th.

To access the online fair and begin the ordering process, go to:

Or go to, select “Book Fairs”, and then select “Find Your Fair”, type in “Groveland Park”, and our book fair will display.


COVID Dashboard

The SPPS dashboard can be found here.
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Important Dates

Tues., Nov. 9, 4:00-8:00pm: Davanni's Night

Fri., Nov. 19: No School PreK-5, Conferences

Thurs., & Fri., Nov. 25-26: No School, Thanksgiving Break

Fri., Dec. 3: School Picture Day

Tues., Dec. 7, 6:30: PTO Meeting in the Library

Tues., Dec. 14: Picture Re-take Day

Dec. 22- Jan. 2: No School, Winter Break

Community Fliers

Groveland Gear

Groveland Park Elementary School Improvement Plan

Translation and Interpretation

All school documents can be can be translated or interpreters made available upon request.

Spanish: Todos los documentos pueden ser traducidos o interpretados oralmente si usted lo solicita

Hmong: Tej ntaub ntawv tom tsev kawm ntawv uas xa los rau nej, peb yuav pab txhais thiab nrhiav neeg txhais lus rau nej yog nej hais qhia peb

Somali: Dhammaan dukumiintiyada iskuulka waa la turjumi karaa ama waxaa la heli karaa turjumaan haddii la codsado


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