Grewenow Gazette

Vol 2.13: End of Quarter 3

End of Quarter 3

It's the end of Quarter 3, there's one more quarter of great learning to go!

Grewenow. We are Great; we are Growing!

Principal's Message

Greeting Grewenow Families! The 3rd quarter has drawing to a close, but many more fantastic spring learning opportunities are on the horizon. During 4th quarter, students attend a variety of authentic learning experiences (field trips), so be on the lookout for permission forms. We have two all school learning nights coming up

Thursday, April 11 is Dr. Seuss Reading Night

Thursday, May 2 is the Grewenow Expo

We can't wait for you to join us at these showcases of literacy and learning. As for what's been taking place in the building lately, check out the image galleries below:

Academic Updates

School Make Up Calendar

Due to the weather related school closures we had earlier in the year, the school district has come up with the following calendar to make up missed instructional time.
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Career Showcase Event

Attention Families:

Do you have a career, talent, or skill you could share with our Grewenow students? We plan to give students an opportunity to explore careers, talents, skills to open new interests for them. On Wednesday, May 8 from 8:30 - 10:30, students will be able to attend three 30 minute workshops, and would love to have you be a part of that day by sharing your knowledge, leading a session(s), or helping students transition to the activities! Our goal is to provide 20 different activities.

If you are interested in helping our students grow in their interests, please print and complete the form below, a KUSD Background Check form (attached), and return it to Grewenow by Wednesday, April 17th. If you have any more questions, please call the Grewenow Elementary Office at 262-359-6362.

Phantom Ranch Meeting

There will be a Mandatory Parent Meeting for all grade 5 students attending Phantom Ranch on Wednesday, April 3, 2019 at 6 PM in the multi-purpose room.

Summer School Registration

Information for Families

  • Summer School registration will be online. Grewenow will have a laptop in the office for families to register during conferences.
  • Our summer school session is held at Southport. Families can drop their child off at Grewenow and a bus will take students to Southport (7:45AM) and bring them back to Grewenow (12:15PM)
  • Dates this year are June 24 – July 26 (No classes on July 4)
  • Times 8:00 - Noon each day.
  • The focus of the session is math and reading, though many teachers also do fun inquiry activities as well.
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General Announcements

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Please wear blue to support Autism Awareness!!

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Kenosha Kingfish Reading Log

If your child turned in their Kenosha Kingfish Reading Log, an order form to order extra tickets came home with your child. If you are planning on ordering extra tickets, please complete the order form and return to school with payment no later than April 5th.

Kenosha ATOD Awareness Week

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Attendance Procedures

School Attendance Policy

Attending school on time and on a consistent basis is a crucial part of your child's academic success. As such, we would like to go over our KUSD attendance policy to ensure that everyone is informed and that we are all doing our best in having our students here, everyday and on time.

A child cannot be excused more than ten (10) days in a full school year. As per Wisconsin State Statutes, all absences beyond ten (10) days would be marked unexcused and treated accordingly. Any days missed after the 10 days, no matter at what point during the school year, will need a medical excuse for each day they missed after that 10th day. If a medical note is not received, the days are marked unexcused or truant.

Family Resources

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Grewenow values kindness. As such, we try to provide our students with concrete examples on how to show kindness to one another.

Below, is a movie list that we hope you will find helpful in promoting discussions on kindness with your children.

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Dr. Seuss Night

Please be on the lookout for this flyer and return the RSVP slip by April 4th.

We look forward to seeing you there!

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Sick Day Guidelines

Making the right call when your child is sick

Should I keep my child home or send him/her to school?

School guidelines advise a child stay home if he/she:

  • Has a fever of 100 degrees or higher

  • Has been vomiting or has diarrhea

  • Has very red, irritated eye(s)

  • Has a rash not evaluated by a medical provider

  • Has head lice or nits

  • Has symptoms that keep him/her from participating in school, such as:

    • Deep or uncontrollable cough and sneezing

    • Severe pain from ear ache, stomach ache, body aches or headache

WI state law (118.15) states that a child may not be excused for more than 10 days in a school year.

24-hour rule:

Fever (100 degrees or higher):

Keep your child home until his/her fever has been gone without medicine for 24 hours.

Vomiting or diarrhea:

Keep your child home for 24 hours after the last time he/she vomited or had diarrhea and is eating a normal diet.


Keep your child home at least 24 hours after the first dose of antibiotic.

We often have many ill children and adults coming to school, and each one is passing their sickness to others.

Please help others from becoming ill by keeping your child home while they are sick.

For more information, please contact the school nurse.

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

More Information: Grewenow Teacher Webpages

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

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

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.

Grewenow Family & Teacher Community (GFTC) Meeting

Wednesday, April 10th, 6-8pm

7714 20th Avenue

Kenosha, WI

RSVPs are enabled for this event.

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