Grewenow Gazette

Vol 2.13: Welcoming March

In like a lion, and bring on that lamb

Let's think warm thoughts as we head into March!

Grewenow. We are Great; we are Growing!

Principal's Message

Greeting Grewenow Families! Believe it or not, next week will already start our spring assessment season, Our grade 3, 4, and 5 students will begin taking the Wisconsin Forward exam which is going to give them the opportunity to SHOW WHAT THEY KNOW in reading, writing, math, social studies, and science! We have a number of fun spirit activities planned for students to bolster their confidence (Be on the lookout for school messages if you have a student in these grades) and believe and trust in their knowledge, skills, and abilities.

We are asking for families to help get our students ready for these assessments in the following ways:

  • Encourage students to get some fresh air by playing outdoors after school
  • Be diligent about a good bedtime for a full night of sleep
  • Provide students a hearty breakfast or send them to school at 6:55 as we serve breakfast for free to any/all students. (Some 3-5 classrooms have even arranged to have breakfast food from our school's program delivered to their room)

Thank you for your support. Our student success translates to our rating on the Wisconsin School Report Card where we've been recognized by DPI as a outstanding school 4 of the last 6 years!

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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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

Love Languages For Children- Cancelled for Tuesday, March 19th, 2019.

Spring Pictures

Spring pictures are scheduled for Tuesday, March 19th at 9:45 AM. Be on the lookout for more information in Wednesday take home folders.

Grewenow Movie Night- March 22, 2019. Ralph Breaks the Internet.

Friday, March 22.

Doors open at 6 PM.

Wear your pajamas and bring a seat cushion.

Pizza, popcorn and water will be available for purchase.

Questions? Email:


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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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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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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