Weekly Update: August 31, 2018
Weekly Update: August 31, 2018
Happy Friday! We have made it through the first week of school! As we head into this three day weekend, I want to thank everyone for your cooperation as we are working through the new identified fire lanes. Teachers and Staff, please know that if you need to unload, or load your vehicle (that serves as a fire lane at an identified loading zone), we will be creating loading cones for this space so that you can identify that your are in the process of loading or unloading at that location. Another option is to contact our local Grinnell PD non-emergency number (236-2670) to inform them that you will be using the loading zone. Thank you for your cooperation and patience.
Pictures from the Preschool open house:
Homecoming Parade Sign-Up and information:
The Homecoming parade is Thursday, September 20 at 5:30. Lineup for the parade begins: 4:30 p.m. (near Central Park, downtown) Parade Begins: 5:30 p.m.
**2018 Route will again be held in downtown Grinnell, with lineup being held on 4th Avenues & Park Streets. The route will head north on Broad Street, west on 5th Avenue, south on Main and west on 4th Avenue. A pep rally and the Dollars for Scholars fundraiser are planned for approximately 6:00 p.m. in Central Park. Parade line up is at 4:30.
Before and After School Program Survey:
Please take a moment to participate in a brief survey to help us understand the community's need for additional before- and after-school activities and care for children age 5-12. The information gathered from this survey will be used in planning for a possible before- and after-school program. Please note that details about the program (e.g., times, programming, cost) are still being determined.
School Bond Information:
Please stay informed about the upcoming school bond vote for September 11, 2018. I have hosted several meetings throughout the community. The League of Women Voters will be hosting a event on September 5 at 7:00 p.m. at the Drake Library. This Bond will enable the district to provide safe and secure entry ways for students, separate drop off and pick up areas, storm shelters, College and Career spaces, critical Heating and Cooling Updates, Plumbing, and electrical updates. It will also enable the district to house students and staff in learning environments that are ADA compliant and meet the needs of our gifted and special needs learners. This past summer we have experienced several system failures due to aging systems. The plan, that will cost the average homeowner 64 cents a day, will enable the district to build a new PreK-5 building, completely gut and renovate the middle school, and renovate the high school. Please know that the district does not have dollars to fix the 42-48 million dollars worth of renovations in five buildings just to bring them up to code, without adding any educational learning spaces or longevity to the life of the school building. The plan was designed based upon feedback from our many community engagements meetings, our new architect firm, administrators, teachers, and students. The final informational meeting will be held Monday, September 10 12:00-1:00 at the Drake Library.
GNSF Academic Mini Grant Information
Grants Due: Nov. 2nd, 2018
The Grinnell-Newburg School Foundation (formerly GNEE) will again consider proposals for mini grants submitted by Friday November 2nd.
Last spring, GNSF awarded over $11,300 to teachers to support a variety of initiatives including activity watches for PE, a spectrophotometer instrument for science, flexible seating for a classroom, and a bass and treble clef choral series. GNSF wants to support you in your classroom! How can we help? If you have a project that falls outside your classroom budget, GNSF may have the solution.
To apply, you can download an application from www.GrinnellSF.or
Tigers Win Home Opener after Rain and Weather Delay:
Volleyball: Home Invitational
Tiger Volleyball gets 3rd place in 12 team Grinnell Invitational
Labor Day-No School
MS XC @ Ahrens Park 4:15
HS boys & girls XC @ Ahrens Park
7th & 8th VB @ PC 4:30
9th/JV VB 5:30 vs Newton
Varsity VB 7:30 vs Newton
JV Football vs North Polk 5:30
Boys&Girls XC @ ISU 4:00
Football Togetherness 5:15 HS cafeteria
Girls Swim 5:30 @ Newton
9th FB vs ADM 4:45
V FB vs ADM 7:30
Band Booster BBQ
Recognize 1998 12-1 Class 3A Runner-up Football Team at halftime
Just a reminder that there is no school on Monday! Enjoy your three day-weekend.