Grewenow Gazette

Vol 2.3: October Edition!

Welcome to October

The temperature is dropping and the foliage is changing

Grewenow. We are Great; we are Growing!

Mr. Sellenheim's Greeting

Calling all Grewenow families: Join me at the Southwest Library at 7:00PM on Wednesday, October 10th (immediately following the GFTC meeting). I'm very excited to share and read aloud some of my current favorite children't books. Hope to see you there. See the image below for details.
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Academic Learning Updates

Fall PALS Testing

Like MAP, our preK-2 students are engaging in their fall academic screener which is called PALS (Phonemic Awareness Literacy Screener). This assessment gives our preK-2 teachers insight into specific skills students have or need to work on (such as word recognition and spelling) to ensure they are prepared to become good readers.

PALS assessments are not administered after grade 2 because the transition from grade 2 to grade 3 is when students move from "learning to read" to "reading to learn."

Parent Teacher Conferences

Be on the look out for confirmation of your Parent Teacher Conference time:

Reminder: these are the dates you've been saving!

Wednesday, October 24 3:15-6:15PM

Thursday, October 25 12:00PM - 3:15 PM and 5:00 - 7:00PM

Friday, October 26 7:30AM - 9:30AM

General Announcements

Hearing and Vision Screenings

We will be conducting the Hearing and Vision Screenings for Early Education, Kindergarten, and 1st grade students on Tuesday, October 16th from approximately 7:50AM to 11:30AM.

If you are able to come out and help us with the screenings, we would greatly appreciate it!

Contact Ms. Ozimek at 262-359-7405 to sign up.

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

Save the Date for Pumpkin Science Night

More information will be sent home in the Wednesday Take Home folders to come, but our annual Pumpkin Science Night event will be held Monday, October 22 from 5:30 -7:00. The meal will be serve at 5:30 and the pumpkin event will begin in the gym at 6:00! Keep an eye out for those sign up/registration forms.

Picture Re-take day

Mark your calendars for picture re-take day which is scheduled for October 30th. Given it is a re-take day, and less students will need their picture taken, the photographers will only be here until 11:30 AM. Please plan accordingly if your student needs a re-take!

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


Seal-A-Smile Program

Students in grades 2, 3, and 5 students received a green permission form for the Wisconsin Seal-A-Smile dental sealant program in the Wednesday take home folder. This program provides an opportunity for students to receive a new toothbrush, good dental health instruction, a fluoride treatment, and sealants (if appropriate).

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.

Red Ribbon Week Spirit Days October 15 - 19

Red Ribbon Week Spirit Days

October 15 - 19

You are invited to participate in a week of spirit to celebrate our choice to be drug free. Please remember to follow the school dress code.

Monday: Proud to Be Drug Free! Wear red to help kickoff Red Ribbon Week!

Tuesday: Peace Out to Drugs! Wear peace signs and/or tie dye.

Wednesday: Our School Chooses to be Drug Free! Wear your school shirt or school colors.

Thursday: Be Strong! Have the Power to say NO! Wear your superhero shirt and/or cape.

Friday: Team Up Against Drugs Wear your favorite sports shirt or jersey.

*There will be a prize for the classroom whom has had the most spirit of the week.

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, Oct. 10th, 6-8pm

7714 20th Avenue

Kenosha, WI

RSVPs are enabled for this event.

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