Vol 2.2: Autumn is here!
Mr. Sellenheim's Greeting
Academic Learning Updates
Fall Map Testing
On a larger scale, the results of these assessments also serve as the basis of Grewenow's Title I School Achievement Plan. The school's goals center around students making appropriate academic yearly growth and ensure they are meeting grade level targets.
Fall PALS Testing
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."
Families, please take a moment to review KUSD's dress code policy. We want students to be dressed for school success. Information can be found at this link and in case you don't click, the biggest reminder we want to give right now is for students to wear shoes/footwear that are secured to your student's feet (sandals must have a back meaning no flip flops please).
Student safety is our top priority in the parking lot
Just a reminder that during the morning drop off and afternoon pick up times, staff vehicles are the only vehicles allowed in the parking lot. Beginning Monday, September 11, cones will block off the parking lot and safety patrol students will be stationed to help students across that driveway and move the cones for staff ONLY. Please do not ask safety patrol members to move the cones as their answer will be "No."
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 262-287-6468.
Morning Drop off Information
Please take a moment to review the information about morning drop off and supervision procedures:
1. Breakfast doors open at 6:55 with food being served until just before 7:25 AM. Given all Grewenow students qualify for free breakfast, a student would never be denied a meal, but the breakfast seating area for students will close at the sounding of our first line up bell (7:18 AM) so students can arrive to class on time for the official start of the school day (which is 7:25 AM). What this means is that breakfast food will be served, but students will grab the food, and time pending, eat in their classrooms.
2. For students who choose not to eat breakfast, morning playground supervision by Grewenow staff begins at 7:10 AM. If your family drops their child off prior to that time, and their student(s) do not come inside for breakfast, they will technically be unsupervised until 7:10 AM. We know that every family has a different routine in the morning, and we always want students to be on time and safe. Please keep this timing information in mind, and if you have any questions, please contact the office at 262-359-6362.
Inclement Weather Procedures
On mornings, when it is raining, lightning, blizzard conditions, or the temperature reaches the district guidelines for indoor recess, non-breakfast eating students will be permitted to enter the building at 7:05AM. At that time, students will only be able to enter through Door 14 (main office doors) Door 1 (breakfast doors), or Door 5 (southernmost end of the building nearest the corner of 22nd & 78th). Staff members and safety patrol members will direct students to their assigned meeting location when students enter the building. If family members wish to enter the building on those inclement weather days, they may only enter through Door 14, and must sign into the office to receive a visitors’ badge.
Outdoor recess during the lunch period is a part of every Grewenow student's daily schedule (unless a student has a medical excuse from a doctor not to go outdoors). However, if the weather is raining, lightning, blizarrding, or if (generally) the temperature is below 10 degrees or the wind chill is below 0 students will remain indoors. Let's hope temperatures that cold are a long ways away!
Save the Date for Pumpkin Science Night
OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD SHOE BOX
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.
Jackie Wideman, Social Worker
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.
Grewenow Family & Teacher Community
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Grewenow Family & Teacher Community (GFTC) Meeting
Wednesday, Oct. 3rd, 6-7:30pm
7714 20th Avenue
RSVPs are enabled for this event.
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