GROVELAND ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
April 2013 Newsletter
Wizards Family Fun Night
Mrs. Etter's Fan Club!
Great Grizzly 5k - Another Successful Run!
Paw Print Favorites
Student Scoop, Box Top Winners, Art News, & Classroom Updates
Click on the link below to find some of our Paw Print Favorites. Student Scoop featured author for this month is Alex King - Click to read the news happening around Groveland.
Grade 3-6 Reading & Math - April 8th-15th
Grade 4 Science - April 22nd & 23rd
Electronic Device/Cell Phone Policy
Announcing - Grab & Go Breakfast
Random Acts of Kindness Continue at Groveland
Students in Mrs. Moyer's 5th grade made pens and wrote poems for patients at Neshaminy Manor.
Baskets of Poems and Pens to brighten someone's day!
Happy Spring Thoughts by Shamus.
Students Color Our World with Kindness
Kindergarten – Conner Wells
1st grade – Megan Blue
2nd grade – Shayne LeRae
3rd grade – Caroline Funseth
4th grade – Kayla Hollis
5th grade – Marisa Plack
6th grade – Genevieve Craig
If you haven’t had a chance, please look at the artwork display hung outside the cafeteria.
Great Grizzlies Give Back
As we are all rejoicing the return of the warmer weather, it's also time to celebrate the "warmth" that Groveland Elementary School has shown to its community over the last few months. In conjunction with “Random Acts of Kindness Week,” many classrooms worked independently or partnered with their buddy class to demonstrate kindness and “give back.” Below is just a sampling of the many ways Groveland students are proving they are indeed Great Grizzlies with great big hearts.
The students in Mrs. Bannon, Ms. Gealer, Mrs. Schaab, and Mrs. Strychowski’s classes all participated in a kindness project for the PICU at Hershey Medical Center. The children brought in gently used toys, books and clothing.
Mrs. Bannon’s class made blankets for those in need, bookmarkers for the local libraries, and Valentine’s Day cards for the children at CHOP and for the veterans in the VA hospital.
Mrs. Jaworski’s class is collecting items (books, toys, clothing, blankets, etc) to donate to CHOP!
All of the third grade Great Grizzlies created pictures, books, games, songs, and jokes for the residents at Luther Woods Nursing Home in Warminster, PA.
Mrs. Shelly’s class wrote letters and cards to their bus drivers.
Mrs. Reppa’s class has been collecting school supplies to be delivered to one of the inner city Philadelphia schools.
Mrs. Etter’s class made cards for Vets and cards for residents of Doylestown Nursing Home.
Mr. Alderfer’s class collected and donated a grand total of $81.72 and donated it to the CHOP foundation for cancer research.
Mrs. Frantz’s class is creating a mural and a large card to be taken to CHOP!
Mrs. Turner’s class made activity booklets for the kids at CHOP.
Mrs. Wambold’s class created activity packets that included word games (word searches, word scrambles, crossword puzzles, etc.) pertaining to Valentine’s Day and/or Kindness which were delivered to the Sunrise Retirement Home (Abington, PA) the day before Valentine’s Day for members of assisted living to be able to enjoy.
Multi-grade Buddy Actvities:
4th grade - Mrs. Hierholzer’s class & Kindergarten – Mrs. Kline’s class teamed up to collect food donations for shelters through the Buck Up Bucks County movement. Each child was encouraged to do a kind act for their own family to earn an item to bring in for the collection.
1st Grade – Mrs. Marshall’s class & 4th grade - Miss Swartley’s class teamed up to make Valentines for kids at CHOP.
2nd Grade – Mrs. Schaab’s class & 5th grade - Mrs. Paone’s class made “cupcakes” out of washcloths to donate to CHOP to be distributed to children who are in the hospital over their birthday.
3rd Grade – Mrs. Rantz’s class & 6th grade - Mrs. Masciantonio’s class read the Crayon Box story and had kids write letters of kindness and appreciation to other staff members in the building (previous teachers, aides, specialists, etc.).
Mrs. Marshall's first graders with their Valentines.
Mrs. Bannon's, Mrs. Gealer's, Mrs. Schaab's, and Mrs. Strychowski's second graders and their gently used toys, books, and clothing.
Miss Wambold's sixth graders and their activity books.
Pennies for Patients Raises $3,125 for Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
While the entire school did a tremendous job, we have to recognize the classes that were exceptionally generous. The following classes raised more than $100 and will be receiving a bronze pennant from the Leukemia society –
4th grade – Michener, Etter, Reppa
6th grade – Brevic, Wambold, Turner, Guelzow
2nd grade – Gealer
3rd grade - Wells
1st grade – Marshall & Daley
Kindergarten – Rodgers
One class will receive a silver pennant from the Leukemia Society for showing the most generosity – raising $228.82. Coincidentally, this teacher’s class was also the most generous last year! A big applause for Mrs. Frantz’s 5th graders for their spirit of giving!
Thank you once again to all of our families for supporting this cause and teaching our students the importance of giving to others.
NEWS FROM THE HEALTH OFFICE
Be a Good Cookie. Get a Good Cookie.
Groveland Elementary School Blood Drive
When: Friday, April 5th, 2013
Time: 3:00 - 8:00 PM
Where: School Gym
Click on the link for more information.
Healthy Lifestyles for Healthy Families! KidShape 2.0
Eat Well...Move More...Have Fun Doing It!
When: Tuesday, April 16, 2013
Time: 6:15 - 8:30 PM
Where: Titus Elementary School
Click on the link for more information.
- The school district denitist will be visiting Groveland on Friday, April 19th and the school district physician will be visiting on Friday, April 26. If your child is still in need of one of the PA Department of Health mandated exams, you will receive permission slips for them to be seen at school. Physical exams are required for Kindergarten (or any grade if new to a PA school) and 6th grade; Dental exams are required for Kindergarten (or any grade if new to a PA school) and 3rd grade.
- The provisional period for immunizations will expire on May 1. If you have received notifications from the health office throughout this school year regarding missing immunizations, these must be updated and on file in the health office by May 1 in order for your child to remain in school.
Celebration of the Arts by Brendan Hartnett
The second graders delighted the packed gymnasium with songs from the classic movie, The Sound of Music. From the Lonely Goat Herd to Edelweiss they reminded us how the Sound of Music was about a family coming together through a celebration of music and song. But, before that they had songs in an American spirit like This Land is Your Land and more. The Celebration of the Arts for second grade was a true success. With soloists like Ava Longo and many others leading the rest of them, the COA was a true team success.
The fourth grade Celebration of the Arts was rocking around the clock the whole time. From spitting out the Fifty States as fast as they could to Let Freedom Ring, the Forth Grade COA was amazing. Soloists were said to be great! With rock songs like Rockin' Robin, Yakety Yak, and Splish Splash the Groveland gym was Rockin’ and Rollin’ late into the night.
Dates to Remember
Operation Helping Hand April 10, 2013
You can make a difference in Bucks County! Bring a food item to school on April 10th to support the Bucks County United Way. Click on the link below for the event flyer.
Central Bucks District Art Show
SCHOOL BOARD BRIEFS
The Artmobile is coming to Groveland
The Artmobile is visiting Groveland this month! On April 2nd – 9th, students will visit Bucks County Community College’s traveling art museum to view the exhibit “Tree to Form.” The Artmobile is parked on our playground and each class has been scheduled for a 40 minute tour. Square One Art Funds helped to make the visit possible.