Groveland Elementary School

Welcome Back to School Newsletter 2013

Welcome Back to School!

We wish to welcome all of our students and families to the new school year! The doors opened Tuesday, September 3rd, with smiling faces eager to start the new school year. We look forward to an exciting year at Groveland as we work together to support our students and help them grow academically, socially, and emotionally.

We firmly believe that communication between home and school is of the utmost importance for our students' success. This year we will continue to use this electronic version of our school newsletter. The newsletter link is sent out in the beginning of each month and will highlight important events and information for our school community.

New & Returning Faces at Groveland

We wish to welcome our new and returning staff members for the 2013-2014 school year. We are happy to have them as part of our Groveland Community!

Michelle Fillette - AM Kindergarten

Jennifer Teger - PM Kindergarten

Doreen Abert - 2nd Grade

Julie McGovern - 4th Grade

Lauren Zeleznik - 4th Grade

Kelly Sparhawk - 5th Grade

Alexis Mele - Student Support Counselor

Erin McMann - Learning Support

Karen Gates - PEN

Deb Free - Library

Melanie Scholl - Educational Assistant

Tracy Nolan - Educational Assistant

Stacey Greenberg - Educational Assistant

Paula Etgen - Title One Reading

Lisa Schaeffer - Title One Reading

Mary Neary - Staff Nurse


Back to School Night - Tuesday, September 10th

Groveland's Back to School Night presentations will be held on

Tuesday, September 10, 2013.

  • Grades 1, 2, & 3 - 6:15 PM
  • Grades 4, 5, & 6 - 7:15 PM

Dismissal Changes

If there is a change in your child's dismissal, please send a note into school with your child.

Car Rider Dismissal Time Change

Car rider dismissal will begin at 3:40 PM this year. Doors to the cafeteria will open at 3:30 PM. Parents will enter the cafeteria through the doors on the playground. Students will be signed out and photo ID will be checked by school personnel upon exiting the building. We thank you for your cooperation with this procedure to ensure the safety of our children.

Absentee Notes

If your child is absent, please remember to send an excuse note to school with your child the day in which he/she returns to school. An excuse not is required for the absence to be excused.

Groveland Back to School Family Picnic

Friday, Sep. 20th, 4:30-6:30pm

Groveland Elementary School, 1100 North Easton Rd, Doylestown, PA 18901

Mark your calendars to join us on Friday, September 20th from 4:30-6:30 PM for the Groveland Back to School Family Picnic. Please return your meal order form and payment by Friday, September 13th.

Veggie Garden News

Grade Level Volunteers needed for the Vegetable Garden!

The Groveland Veggie Garden is looking for parent volunteers to work with individual classrooms. This volunteer would be in charge of organizing planting activities (which would be selected for you) in the garden either in the Spring or the Fall depending on what grade level you choose. You would work with other members of the Garden Committee and you do not necessarily need to be present for the planting times.

If you would like to learn more about this opportunity or simply ask questions, please email Jill Jankowski at or call 973-477-1810.

Groveland Home & School News

New Scrip Program for 2013-2014

Please click the link below to learn about this new and exciting way to raise funds for our Home and School Association.

First Graders Hold Lemonade Stand

By Mrs. Lauren Kline

The former Extended Day Kindergartners, now first graders, organized and held a lemonade stand on Thursday, August, 22. This event not only marked the end of their summer session, but it also signified what Groveland stands for: Giving Back.

The students spent time each day planning, organizing, and even cooking for their lemonade stand. Held on the playground, teachers, parents, siblings, and friends all joined in the fun. The students were able to collect $186.25 which they will donate to Lulu’s Rescue. Lulu’s Rescue is a non-profit organization that focuses on rehoming dogs and cats in need and educating about the importance of spaying/neutering. With our donation one dog will be completely vetted (microchipped, vaccinated, heartworm tested, neutered or spayed).

Thank you to all of those that participated and their extreme generosity. This is just another example of how powerful we are as a school community and the difference we can make together. Way to go First Graders, you are true Great Grizzlies through and through!

CB Cares Boomerang Asset of the Month

September Boomerang Award Asset #2

Positive Family Communication

Young person and his/her parents communicate positively, and young person is willing to seek advice and counsel from parents.

Please follow the link below to nominate a student for this month's asset.

Aramark Food Services Video

Please check out the following video from Aramark as it includes lunch options for Elementary and High School students offered by Aramark.

Groveland Elementary School

Mr. David Heineman - Principal

Mrs. Kate Fantaskey - Assistant Principal