Grewenow Gazette

Vol 2.4: Conferences Week Edition

It's time for Parent Teacher Conferences

In addition to what you'll learn while meeting with your student's teacher(s), here's the latest and greatest information about our school.

Grewenow. We are Great; we are Growing!

Mr. Sellenheim's Greeting

The Dragon Essentials

Greetings Grewenow Families! We are so excited about the learning our students have engaged in during this first quarter, which believe it or not, ends in 2 weeks! Teachers have worked hard to establish classroom routines and procedures, and students have been learning how to show the Dragon Way on a deeper level. One of our school's areas of focus this year is to strengthen the sense of community among students and build upon what it means to show the Dragon Way beyond the words: Responsible, Respectful, and Safe.

With that, our Grewenow staff developed what is called "The Dragon Essentials" or expectations for how to treat others and find success at school. The 22 guidelines which are not just rules, but a "way to be" were groups into four categories: Listening, Following Along, "Try it Out," and "The Golden Rule."

The link to view Grewenow Elementary's "Dragon Essentials" document is below this message.

We are excited to share this message with you, and to work with our families in getting to the heart of developing students who truly show the Dragon Way wherever they go!

Academic Learning Updates

TONIGHT is Pumpkin Science Night

Our annual Pumpkin Science Night event will be held Monday, October 22 from 5:30 -7:00. The meal will be served at 5:30 and the pumpkin event will begin in the gym at 6:00!
We look forward to seeing you there!

Parent Teacher Conferences

Be on the look out for confirmation of your Parent Teacher Conference time:

Reminder: these are the dates you've been saving!

Wednesday, October 24 3:15-6:15PM

Thursday, October 25 12:00PM - 3:15 PM and 5:00 - 7:00PM

Friday, October 26 7:30AM - 9:30AM

The Book Fair is here!

Support our school's libraries and classrooms, by attending the Scholastic Book Fair during parent teacher conferences. The wide selection of books means something for everybody and high amount of books and reading at home equals high amounts academic success at school. We can’t wait to see you at the Scholastic Book Fair! Times are as follows:

Wednesday, October 25, 3:15-6:15 PM

Thursday, October 26, 12:00-3:15 PM and 5:00-7:00 PM

Friday, October 27, 7:30-9:30 AM

Please contact Mrs. Schilz, 359-6362,, if you interested in helping out with the fair. Thank you!

Grade 2/3 Pumpkin Farm

Next week, our grade 2 (Tuesday, 10/30) and 3 (Wednesday 10/31) students will be traveling to Jerry Smith's Pumpkin Farm! They will return to Grewenow in time to enjoy the regular lunch routine.

Families are asked to please monitor the forecast and dress your child appropriately!

General Announcements

Cold Weather

Parents and Guardians,

The cold weather is upon us and we ask that you please ensure that children are coming to school dressed appropriately with with coats, hats, gloves and scarfs, etc.

Many students are still attending school in t-shirts, shorts and/or thin shirts and no coat. Such attire makes for a very chilly recess.

If families are in need of the items mentioned above, please contact Mrs. Wideman at 262-359-5974 and she will be more than happy to assist you.

Picture Re-take day

Mark your calendars for picture re-take day which is scheduled for October 30th. Given it is a re-take day, and less students will need their picture taken, the photographers will only be here until 11:30 AM. Please plan accordingly if your student needs a re-take!

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

Family Resources


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.
Thank you!

Jackie Wideman, Social Worker


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.

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Grewenow Family & Teacher Community

The Grewenow Family & Teacher Community is our school's version of a PTO. The first GFTC meeting of the year is September 12. 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, Nov. 14th, 6-7:30pm

7714 20th Avenue

Kenosha, WI

RSVPs are enabled for this event.

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