Grewenow Gazette

Vol 2.17

Memorial Day Weekend!



Grewenow. We are Great; we are Growing!

Principal's Message

As the school year draws to a close, we have much to celebrate this school year. Here are some of the notes and numbers that stand out:


Academically


  • Grewenow was name a Title I School of Recognition for the 4th year in a row. Only 114 schools statewide were recognized this year.
  • Fall to spring, a 6% increase in the students who met their reading targets on reading MAP assessment
  • Fall to spring, a 4% increase in the students who met their reading targets on reading MAP assessment

(Those seem like small numbers, but they are substantial gains based on testing norms of expected growth a student should make throughout the year)


School Culture


On the student culture survey administered to our grade 2-5 students this year


  • 88.1% of students feel safe at school*

    • Only 2% reported they do not

  • 86.8% of students believe their teacher cares about them*

    • Only 3.5% reported “no”

  • 91.1% of students report their teacher believes they can learn*

    • Only 1.4% reported “no”:


Research shows, all three of these items are indicators have a significant impact on student success at school


*Note: "I don't know" was also an option for students which accounts
for the difference in "yes" and "no" percentages not equaling 100.



  • We've also seen a 27% decrease in student discipline referrals compared to last year.


There is much to celebrate, take pride in, and build upon for next school year.

General Announcements

Library Books Are Due

All books from the Grewenow Library need to be returned by
Wednesday, May 29! Double check those hiding places at home, in lockers, and student desks.

Memorial Day

No school on Monday, May 27th. (Back to school on the Tuesday, May 28th, regular start time.)

Combined Choir Concert

The combined Grewenow & Whittier spring concert will be next, Wednesday, May 296:30 – 7:30pm.

Parent and Student portal: New version

This summer the parent and student portal will be updated to a new version. This version is available now for parents and student to try. One major change is where the online registration link is located.

Grade 5 Promotion



Grade 5 Families:

Save the date for this year's Fifth Grade promotion Ceremony on

Tuesday, June 11 at 6:00PM

Nutritious Snack

Our daily fresh fruits and vegetables program has concluded for the year. Therefore, we are encouraging families to pack a nutritious snack item for their child to enjoy before or after their designated lunch period. Each classroom determines the time of their students' snacks.

Family Resources

Grewenow Family & Teacher Community

The Grewenow Family & Teacher Community is our school's version of a PTO.
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.

More Information: Grewenow Teacher Webpages

This link will take you to classroom webpages where our teachers post classroom resources and newsletters.

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