The Grizzette

Week of February 13th - February 17th

Important Dates

February 6th -10th- Student/Teacher Break

February 13th & 14th - Friendship Parties -There will be no lunch visitors on party days.

Teacher of The Year

Congratulations to our 2023-2024 Groves Elementary Teacher of The Year, Mrs. Mitchell!
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Friendship Parties

We are quickly approaching our Friendship Parties! Groves Elementary will have Friendship Parties on February 13 and 14. See the dates and times below for each grade level.

Monday, February 13
Kindergarten - 11am-12pm
1st Grade - 12pm-1pm
2nd Grade - 1pm-2pm

Tuesday, February 14
4th Grade - 10am-11am
3rd Grade - 11:15am-12:15pm
5th Grade - 1pm-2pm at Insperity

A few important things to note:

  • You may start checking in at the front office 15 minutes before party time.
  • You will receive a check in sticker at the front office.
  • Students will be allowed 2 adult guests to their parties. School-aged children are not allowed at the parties.
  • All guests need to be listed as guardians or contacts for the child in Home Access Center. For assistance with this contact Deirdre Hemsing.
  • Siblings in other grades can be checked out after parties at the front office.
  • If checking out your student after their party, you will check out with the classroom teacher before leaving the classroom.

For 5th Grade ONLY, PTO is providing pizza and all pre-registered guests for the 5th grade party will check in at Insperity.

Important Information

We want to make sure all students get their full learning experiences each and every day. Reminder that the school day begins at 7:55, and tardies begin at 8:00.

Attendance is extremely important to success in school! Please see more information here and here about why attendance matters and what you can do to help.

A few safety reminders:

-Student drop-offs are not allowed in the staff parking lot/bus and daycare lane in the mornings.

-School doors open at 7:30, prior to this time there is no supervision for students.

-Cell phone use while driving is not allowed on school property per Texas Transportation Code (unless you are using a handsfree device).


It is important that all student absences be reported to the school in a timely manner. Please use ONE of the following methods to report the absence.

- Call the attendance line at 281-641-5019 or

- Email the attendance specialist at

- Complete the online absence form that can be found here.

If your student has visited a doctor while they were absent then please make sure to send in a signed/stamped doctors note within 48 hours of their return to school.

For more information about attendance please click here.

January PE Student of the Month

Timira Davis has been selected as our January PE student of the month!!! Timira is a kindergarten student in Ms. Faerber’s class. She is a very kind-hearted girl who always does her best and displays a great attitude. Timira is extremely positive and sets a wonderful example for other students to follow. She is an absolute treasure to have in class. Congratulations Timira!!!

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Original Grizzly Shirts!!

~Original Grizzlies~


*Order your "Original Grizzly" shirt to commemorate being a part of the first class to complete kinder-5th grade as Groves Grizzlies!

Go to to order yours before Feb. 3rd. There are adult sizes for teachers/parents who would like one too.

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Save the Date for Kindergarten Round Up!!!

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Recorder Sales for Music (4th Grade Only!)

As part of this year’s 4th Grade music curriculum, your child will be learning to play the soprano recorder.

This instrument gives the students the opportunity to apply concepts and skills they have studied in class.

If you are interested in ordering through the school, use the following link to purchase.


If you have a question please feel free to email me at

Theatre Schedule this Week

There will no theatre practice the week of February 13-17 due to Friendship Parties.

Theatre Production Announcement!!

We are excited to announce this year's Groves Theatre Productions!

K & 1st will be doing Winnie the Pooh Kids

2nd & 3rd will be doing 101 Dalmations Kids

4th & 5th will be doing Lion King Jr

We need your help to raise money for sets, costumes, and props! There are two ways you can help:

1) Become a Groves Theatre sponsor!

2) Buy some yummy popcorn!

For a direct link to purchase click here:

See the flyers below for more information

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GT Testing

If your student was referred for GT Testing, G/T Decision Letters to Parents will be sent home on February 24th.

Middle School Transition

Please refer to the following dates for information regarding Middle School Transitions for West Lake Middle School and Autumn Ridge Middle School.

West Lake Middle School:

-December 9th: Showcase and Tour (students only)

-January 26th: Parent night for incoming 6th graders will be held at 5:30pm - 7pm in the WLMS cafeteria.

-February 16th: West Lake Middle School Course Selection, 9am-1pm at Groves Elementary Homeroom Classrooms

Autumn Ridge Middle School:

-January 25th: Showcase and Tour (students only)

-January 31st: Parent night for incoming 6th graders will be held at 6pm-7pm in the ARMS cafeteria

-February 16th: Autumn Ridge Middle School Course Selection, 2pm-3pm at Groves Elementary Computer Lab

WLMS Incoming 6th grade page

Do you have a career in the STEM? We need your help!


We need your help! During the 4th 9 weeks, your student will be learning about careers in the field of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math or STEM. If you have a career in STEM, please record a 1-2 minute video that includes your name, your student's name, a description of your career, and any props, vehicles, or uniforms associated with your career. Videos must be recorded by March 19,2023 to be shown during Den Time. You may record the video clip on your phone then upload it to Flipgrid or in the Flipgrid App. You will login using your google, Microsoft account or you can create a Flipgrid login. Please visit this link to upload your video. If you need any help, please reach out to Ashley Frutos at

Yearbook Cover Contest

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Lunches with Heroes

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February Lunch Menu

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Food Delivery for Students

Just a reminder that students are not allowed food deliveries by outside vendors (Door Dash, Uber Eats, etc.) or directly from a restaurant. We welcome parents to drop off lunch in the front atrium. Thank you!

Lunch Schedule

See below for a link to the lunch schedule. This staggered lunch schedule will allow students to have more time to eat their meals without rushing.

Birthday Treats

Please contact your child's teacher to set up dropping off of birthday treats. They can be dropped off at the front office. Please make sure it is a store bought item confirmed with your teacher in case of allergies. Individually wrapped is recommended. No goodie bags, gifts or balloons will be accepted. Ice cream can be purchased from the cafeteria. This must be done in advance and the form can be found on our website.

Credit by Exam

Below please find information regarding the Fall 2022 Credit By Exam for Acceleration registration and testing dates/deadlines. Additional communication will be sent out in January for spring testing registration.

Parents complete Credit By Examination Registration Form and give it to your student's Counselor before the desired testing window deadline.

Spring Testing

March 6-10, 2023
Registration Deadline February 14, 2023

Summer Testing
June 5-8, 2023
July 10-13, 2023
Registration Deadline May 5, 2023


2022-2023 Yearbook

2022-2023 Yearbook - We are so excited to announce that the 2022-2023 Yearbook will be in collaboration with our first ever Groves Elementary Yearbook Club. Students will help design, take pictures, and create layouts. You may order your yearbooks now at (search Groves Elementary in 77346) for an early bird price of $30 (ends 2/1/23). We will have a summer delivery to be able to include all parties, spring events and 5th grade of year activities, but we will be selling inserts at the end of year for students to collect autographs, so you don't need to purchase an insert now. 5th grade only dedications available for purchase now, but the design isn't due until next Spring. Order now because we have a limited number of books that will sell out!!

Stacey's Sweets Fundraiser

We're teaming up with Stacey's Sweets for a Cookie Bomb Spirit Sale. Preorder at until February 7th at 10 pm and we'll deliver to your student Valentine's Day. If you'd like to purchase cookies to treat some of the staff and teachers, we'll deliver those too!
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Spirit Night Save the Date

Save the date for one of our favorite Spirit Nights of the Year - Spring Creek Barbeque! 20% of proceeds will be donated to Groves Elementary on Thursday, February 16th from 5 to 9 pm.

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Spring Fundraiser 2023 - SAVE THE DATE!

Please mark your calendars for "A Night in the Groves," our second annual spring gala benefiting Groves Elementary. There will be food, drinks, music, dancing, silent and live auctions, and raffle prizes! This fundraising event will be for adults only. Dress is cocktail attire.

For information on sponsorship and donation opportunities, please email Susan Morrow-Mueller ( or Amanda Vasquez (

Per Groves tradition, a big part of our fundraising comes from our classroom baskets. Room parents will be communicating soon about how to gather donations and items for the baskets.

Iwinski/Gaspard/VanSchoubroek – Explore Your City

Faerber/Collier – Lego

Vandergraaf/Boyd – Game Night

Barragan/Nafegar – BBQ/Kitchen

Kubichek/Heineman/McAnaney – Astros

Cummins/Trevino – Nerf

Bennett/A. Rodriguez/Gonzales – American Girl

Nerio/Viana/Moreno – Date Night

Howard/Lindsey/Booker – Spa

Burke/Nazari/V. Rodriguez – Vinyl Craft

Cyprus/Hunt – Dynamo

Dabao/Gomez/Daigle – Night of Mystery

Sundarum/Martin/Clarke – Texans

Farias/Chesney/Carte/Avery/Laygan – Gift Card Tree

Moreau/Tegnander/Larralde – Golf

Beatty/Doucet/Jackson – Gamer

Lewis/Schimmels/Jeter/Finley – HEB/Costco Gift Cards

Castro/Meneses/S. Rodriguez – Rockets

Swain/Waters/Kopp – Home Library

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Party Fees

Party fees can be paid at

Spirit Shop

We still have plenty of spirit shop options available at Everything in stock is here and can be delivered to classrooms. Check out what's available - this year's selections are amazing!!

Become a PTO Volunteer

We love our volunteers and are always looking for new helpers! If you'd like to be informed of any and all volunteer opportunities at GE, please fill out the google form below to receive email notifications. Remember, you'll need to complete the volunteer application at before coming to help. Thank you all for supporting our school!

Google form:

Membership Dues

We are still collecting membership dues as well. The simple act of joining the PTO provides instant financial support for our students! It's also a great way to stay informed about what's happening at school while connecting with other parents in meaningful ways. Dues can be paid at

Spirit Sticks

PTO will be selling spirit sticks every Friday at 7:30 am in the front of the school. Cash only please!

Birthday Marquee

Birthday messages for the front marquee can be purchased at Please purchase by the 20th of the month before your child's birthday. January birthdays need to be in by Wednesday, December 14th!!

Stock the Lounge

We love finding ways to spoil our Groves teachers and staff! Please help us stock the teacher's lounge. Donations can be placed in the bin inside the entryway of the school that's marked PTO. Thank you so much!! Sign up here:

Thank You to Our Sponsors

Thank you to the Goddard School of Lake Houston & Smile Big Pediatric Dentistry for continuing to support our school! We appreciate you!!

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