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Weekly Update: September 23rd 2022




September 23, 2022


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


Fall has arrived, and cooler temperatures bring crisp Iowa mornings once again! This weekend we celebrate the beginning of fall with the annual “Kites Over Grinnell Community Activity,” sponsored by our local  Rotary Club. This week students in grades K-6 designed their kites and built them during art class to fly at the event on Saturday at Ahrens Park. The event runs from 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Hot Dogs, chips, and water will be available free of charge. The event is also free. See flyer for further details.  Kites Over Grinnell Flier



Students Building Kites: 




Homeland Security Facility Assessment: 


The building administrators, lead custodians, superintendent, police, emergency management, and technology director have participated in the homeland security assessment facility assessment grant program. This grant program, if we qualify following the results of the assessment, will enable the district to receive dollars to enhance our safety and security entryways and camera and door operations systems.  Although the assessment is lengthy, we have learned a great deal about how we can enhance our protocols even further. I want to thank the police department and EMA for participating with us as partners in this activity.    


Board Meeting September 28, 2022:


The Board of Education will hold their meeting this next Wednesday at 6:00 p.m.   The Board will participate in Board Doc Training beginning at 5:15 in the board room at GHS.  This new Board document training session will be the final step before we go live with our new board meeting system.   We look forward to the change.   The public will find a test link on our website early next week to see the board agenda.   We will parallel the google doc form that we currently use along with the board documents form of agendas for this training session.   



The Homecoming Parade will be held downtown on Thursday, September 29th, at 5:30. Lineup begins at 4:30 p.m. near Central Park. All entries must be submitted by September 27th. Click here to register your float and find the parade route.



Standard Fee Waiver is due October 1, 2022.

The deadline is quickly approaching (Oct 1 deadline) for families to complete the waiver form.  This will also assist families with the identified items on the form.  Yes, you need to sign the form to be considered for this waiver.    Please complete the form and turn it into the school office.   You may also complete this through Infinite Campus.   If you need any assistance, please contact your school office, and they will be able to assist you!  


Free and Reduced Lunch Waiver 


Highlights under the Friday night lights!  


Upcoming Schedule of Events for Next Week: 

Next week is Homecoming Week!  We look forward to welcoming all to our festivities next Thursday, beginning with the parade that kicks off at 5:30 p.m. The coronation activities will follow in Central Park. Dollars for Scholars will host their hot dog sale, and the Tiger Pride will fill the Park. Please come out to support our students and watch the parade!   




Take a look at the many new activities on the virtual backpack that have been posted!   Get connected through these activities!   Virtual Backpack


Have an awesome weekend!  





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