Grewenow Gazette

Vol 2.6: Happy Thanksgiving Edition

Happy Thanksgiving!

.Happy Thanksgiving! Here's the latest and greatest our of Grewenow.

Grewenow. We are Great; we are Growing!

Mr. Sellenheim's Greeting

We at Grewenow want to wish every single family a fantastic Thanksgiving holiday weekend. Safe travels if you are leaving town, and cherish the moments with your families and friends.

I am so grateful to be the principal of this school community and hope you know how much of a pleasure to work with students, staff, and families each and every day. An educator couldn't ask for a more warm, kind, caring, and thoughtful group of people to be around, work with, and learn from every day! Take care and make the most of every experience you get this holiday weekend

Thanksgiving School Closures

A friendly reminder that we will have early release on Wednesday, November 21st and no school on November 22nd and 23rd due to the Thanksgiving Holiday.

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

2nd and 3rd Concert

The 2nd and 3rd grade concert is near!!! “On with the Snow” is the name of our show! It will be held on Thursday, December 13th at 6:00. We are going to have great music, wonderful acting, lots of laughs & heartwarming moments! Mark the date on the calendar and we’ll see you there! Your kids can’t wait to show you what they’ve been working on!

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!

General Announcements

Grewenow Food Drive

Please donate nonperishable food items to Grewenow Elementary between November 15th-29th as you are able. All food items are distributed to local organizations that deliver food baskets to families in need over the holidays.

Any and all items are appreciated!

Pennies for Patients

Grewenow families...our school has accepted the challenge of helping to find a cure for blood cancer! We are joining over 27,000 schools across the nation to make a difference and raise as much money as we can to help Wisconsin blood cancer patients! From November 30th - December 14th our school will be working to reach a goal of $750. Encouraging your children to participate in this effort will grow empathy and help them understand the importance of helping others. Your students will be bringing home a Parent Letter telling you more about how you can support our Pennies for Patients program, but for now please encourage your children to set aside their coins. Pennies, Nickels, Dimes, Quarters and even Dollars will be accepted! Watch for more details to come!

Attention 5th Grade Students !

If you are interested in finding out more about Harborside Academy for middle school, they are inviting you to spend a day shadowing at their school. Please have your parent or guardian call Ms. Guerrero in the Harborside main office at (262) 359-8400 to set up a date.


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.

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, Dec. 12th, 6-8pm

7714 20th Avenue

Kenosha, WI

RSVPs are enabled for this event.

More Information: Grewenow Teacher Webpages

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