Superintendent's Update: September 8, 2023
Weekly What’s Going Well:
Social-emotional learning (SEL) for students is the process of developing the self-awareness, self-control, and interpersonal skills vital for school and life success. We brought in Elementary Counselors to share how SEL is utilized in Grinnell Newburg CSD and how it plays a role in creating a positive classroom climate. Be sure to check out this week’s video!
Early learning is very important to the development of each child. This is why we were excited to welcome all our preschool students to begin their journey of learning this week!
We hosted our home cross-country meet on Tuesday, September 5th. Our AD and Coaches had to make a quick call to have runners start Tuesday morning to keep everyone safe and avoid the heat. We appreciate all the work these coaches and staff do in helping make these events a success.
The wheels on the bus go round and round!
We’re updating our transportation fleet which will contain seat belts to ensure student safety. Thanks to our transportation department for keeping safety priority #1! Physical Plant and Equipment Levy (PPEL) provides resources to keep our fleet in good working order.
Transportatino Director, Chris Astelle with the new bus.
STEM Award Day
Fairview preschool teacher, Jan Phifer, was officially presented the South Central Iowa STEM Teacher of the Year Award at the Iowa State Fair on August 20th. She received this award from the Iowa Governor’s STEM Advisory Council in partnership with Kemin Industries.
Jan Phifer accepts her award.
Grinnell Farmers Market Visit Davis Elementary
Local vendors who attend the Grinnell Farmers Market stopped by Davis Elementary last week so the students could learn about local produce and what a farmer’s market can do for a community. A great example of teaching students about healthy foods! This is a fun event for our students and we are thankful for the community volunteers who make it happen.
Elementary students pick their produce
Vendors who participate in Grinnell's Farmers Market.
Kites Over Grinnell 2023
Kites over Grinnell will be held September 30, 2023, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at Ahrens Park. NEW this year will be the night kite flying from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.! Free food, spectacular kite flying, and family fun! Students K-4th grade are building their kites over the next few weeks at school. Remember to bring your own kites and lawn chairs.
Kites Over Grinnell Flyer.
Elementary School Pictures
Reminder Elementary school pictures will be held on the following dates:
Fairview Elementary - Tuesday, September 26th
Bailey Park Elementary - Wednesday, September 27th
Davis Elementary - Wednesday, September 27th
The virtual Backpack can be found here:
The activities Calendar can be found here:
Have a great weekend!
Superintendent Steven Barber