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Weekly Update: July 20, 2018

Dr. Janet Stutz

Weekly Update: July 20, 2018


Dear Grinnell Board of Education, Staff, Families and Friends:


Happy Friday!   This week we celebrated our Tigers Baseball Team with an amazing win against Knoxville.  Be sure to take a look at the final play in the short video that has been shared below. The team had another impressive season!  Thanks to all of our Tiger Fans, Coaches and Players for an enjoyable summer of baseball.


I want to take a moment to thank our custodial crew for the fabulous work they are doing to prepare for our opening days this fall.   This amazing crew has worked tirelessly this summer! Be sure to thank your school’s custodial crew for their hard work so that students and teachers have clean spaces upon their return!  Way to Go TEAM!


Below please see some important information regarding the Bond informational meetings,  National Night Out, and our upcoming hearing regarding the 11th avenue property.


Registration Night: August 7th 4:00pm-7:00pm

Registration is just around the corner. We will be holding a Registration Night on Tuesday, August 7th from 4:00-7:00 p.m. at the High School.  Please bring any required medical, dental or vision forms. These forms can be found here.  Also if your child received any vaccinations please bring an updated vaccination record.


Kiosks will also be available in each building for parents to register on-site during the day.  Please plan to arrive no later than 2:30 p.m., keeping in mind that the building offices close at 3:30.


Online Bus Registration

We are asking parents to fill out the online bus registration form.  This information helps us to plan bus routes and have an approximate count of students who will be needing bus transportation. Please fill out the online bus registration here. Thank you for completing as soon as possible so we can ensure that your student is accounted for as a bus rider!


National Night Out:

August 7th from 6:00-8:30! Following registration be sure to turn the TV off and put down the video games so that you can head out to the park for the annual National Night Out sponsored by our Grinnell Police Department!   This is a fabulous family event. I hope to see you there!

Informational Meetings regarding the Bond Vote on September 11, 2018:

Please join me to learn more about the school Bond vote on September 11, 2018 hosted at the Drake Library in the Community Room.  We have several  meeting date options for our community to meet your needs:

Monday July 23 4:30-5:30 PM

Monday July 30 10:00-11:00 AM (SEED meeting)

Saturday August 11 10:00-11:00 AM

Monday August 13    2:00-3:00 PM

Thursday August 23 6:00-7:00 PM

Friday August 31   1:00-2:00 PM

Wednesday September 5   7:00-8:00 PM

Monday September 10 12:00-1:00 PM


If you are unable to attend a session during one of these times, please contact the district office if you would like to host a session and I will make arrangements to present to your group.


11th Avenue Property:

We have scheduled a hearing on the sale of the 11th ave. property on July 25, 2018 at 6:00 PM at the High School.  The meeting will be held in the Board room.



Grinnell Tigers vs. Knoxville


View the video of winning bunt


Heading into the their final game against Carlisle: Tigers Couldn't Catch Up to Carlisle and

watched the game slip away early in a 6-2 loss to the #4 ranked team on Wednesday.  Tigers ended the season 26-11.   What a great summer!


Back to School Information:

Please be sure to check out the back to school newsletter.   There are important dates regarding back to school events for you and your student to attend.  You can also find your supply lists in the Back to School Newsletter


Phones will be down District wide on Monday, July 23 for a scheduled maintenance.  We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.


Enjoy your weekend!  






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