Grewenow Gazette

Vol 1.10: February Conferences Edition

Conferences Have come and gone

Read on to get the latest information on your child(ren)'s elementary school!

Grewenow. We are Great; we are Growing!

Academic Learning Updates

Grewenow Reading Night - UPDATE

Due to some potential inclement weather (snow storm) this Thursday, March 1, evening, the Grewenow Reading Night is going to be rescheduled. As soon as we have another date, we will keep families updated!

Black History Bee: Update

Monday, February 26 is Grewenow School Back History Bee. The last student standing will represent our school at the district Black History Bee which will be held Thursday, March 1 at 9:30AM in the Indian Trail HSA Auditorium.

PBIS - Show the Dragon Way

Our Grewenow students are reminded every day to show the Dragon Way which means to be responsible, respectful, and safe at school. Every staff members shares with students what The Dragon Way looks, sounds, and feels like in different locations of our school which will then prepare them for the different environments they encounter in the community

As a part of that community, we ask that families help guide your students to use these skills at home/outside of school.

  • Take time to talk about responsibility, respectfulness, and safety with your student
  • Make it clear to your child(ren) how they can help out at home (responsible)
  • Review your values for how family members treat each other (respect)
  • Work together to clean up and use household appliances correctly (safe)

It's easy for adults to assume children know how to speak or act in a situation, but if we don't talk with them about it or model it, how will they know?

Show that Dragon Way!


On Friday, March 2, our students will gather for an all school assembly to kick off the Grewenow famous March Madness. It is all about Responsible, Respectful and Safe for the best March Madness yet. All month long, students will engage in exciting learning competition to achieve exciting rewards for their classrooms and the building. Every time a student is observed showing an element of the Dragon way, their class will add a marble to a classroom jar as a visual for progress. That progress will be charted to help celebrate the amazing actions of our students!

Stay tuned for more details and a sharing of MADNESS events and fun this month by following along on Twitter and Facebook. Click #GoGrewenow

Thank you to all the families who attended Parent Teacher Conferences! We love partnering with our families to educate Grewenow's students!

Wisconsin Forward Exam

It is the time of year for grade 3-5 students to demonstrate their mastery of skills and knowledge on the Wisconsin Forward Exam. Brochures were distributed to families at Parent-Teacher conferences and they provide gives an outline of what the exam will contain as well as how the results are used to assist your student in getting to the next level of learning. If you want to learn more, including an opportunity to view sample/practice test questions, click here to go to the Wisconsin Department of Instruction.

Six Flags Read to Succeed

Just a reminder:L All reading logs for the Read to Succeed program for Six Flags were due to be turned in on Monday, February 26.

General School Announcements

2018-19 School Year Registration

Believe it or not, online registration for the 2018-2019 School is OPEN! Click this link to navigate to the registration page and get ahead for next year!

Perfect Attendance Incentives

By the end of this week, we will have the results of our Perfect Attendance winners for the month of February. Those students will received a complimentary Milwaukee Bucks ticker, Wendy's value meal, and the chance to shoot a free throw on the Bradley Center Court.

For the month of March, students with perfect attendance will have the opportunity to throw a pie in the face of our principal, Mr. Sellenheim.

School attendance is a crucial part of student success, and in addition to exciting learning opportunities students receive each day, there is no reason to add to the fun with a little pie!

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Book Fair

Thank you to the families you purchases books from our spring book fair. The funds we receive from scholastic go to supply books to our classrooms and library as well as provide you with a way to get good books in your home. It was great to see so many families attend. We also want to say a big THANK YOU to our volunteers who assisted at the book fair. We could NOT do it without you. Thank you.

Family Resources

A good night's rest helps students focus on their learning and make the most of the opportunities they have at school to be great! View the image below for a recommended guideline for the amount of sleep your child(ren) should get.
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View the February Family Resource Newsletter

Get involved and support our school through GFTC

Grewenow Family & Teacher Community or GFTC (pronounced "Giftsy") meetings will be held the first Wednesday of each month at 6:00PM in the Grewenow School library. All are welcome, membership is open, and if you are interested in learning more or, better yet, getting involved please contact

More Information: Grewenow Teacher Webpages

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

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