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Superintendent Update: October 20, 2023

Weekly What’s Going Well: 
Happy Conference week! It is hard to believe that parent-teacher conferences are complete, and the trimester ends in just a few weeks. The first-trimester end date is November 10, 2023.  As we know, parent-teacher conferences are a vital part of a student’s education.  They allow parents and guardians to connect with teachers and learn about their student’s academic progress and social development.  
This week you received an email asking you to grant permission for your student(s) to participate in our Social-Emotional Learning Survey (SEL).  I thought it beneficial to discuss Social-Emotional Learning in today's video. Be sure to check it out! 
Information Session - Physical Plant and Equipment (PPEL) Levy Renewal
I will be hosting two information sessions at the Drake Public Library on the Physical Plant and Equipment Levy and its value to the Grinnell School District and answer questions from Citizens. Check out the flyer below for more information!
Grinnell City Offices and Grinnell School Board Forums
The Grinnell League of Women Voters and the Grinnell Chamber of Commerce will be holding a forum for Grinnell City Offices at Drake Library on Tuesday, October 17, and a Grinnell School Board forum on Monday, October 23.  For more information check out the flyer here
GNCSD Bus and Car Driver Appreciation
Wednesday the 18th we recognized as the District’s Bus and Car Driver Appreciation Day! We let our drivers know how much we WHEELIE appreciate their dedication to getting our students to and from school safely.
School Bus Drivers line up for their picture.
GNCSD Highlights
These 8th grade players will suit up for high school football next year. We wish them the best of luck!
Congratulations to Aaron Blanchard and Frances Pedersen on being selected for the Iowa 9th Grade Opus Honor Choir! 
State Bound! Way to go Liam Crites and Cadel Connor on qualifying for State Cross Country!
Conference snacks served by the Super Snack Sisters! Our staff appreciates these gestures! 
Parks and Recreation Trunk or Treat:
We are approaching our 3rd Annual Trunk-or-Treat date of October 28, 2022! We look forward to another great year full of fun costumes and creative trunks/tents!
This is a FREE event for everyone! Check out this flyer for the point of contact and more information!
Public Health Flu Clinic: Grinnell
UnityPoint Grinnell Public Health will host its flu vaccine clinic at Grinnell-Newburg CSD High School gymnasium from 3:30 to 6 p.m. on Monday, October 23rd. This clinic is open to the public, and you do not need an appointment to attend.  Please print off a copy of the consent form and fill out the information at the top of the form through the signature line. You will need to bring your insurance card, a copy of your insurance card, or payment for the vaccine if you do not have insurance. 
2023 Flu Clinic Consent Form
If you have any questions, please call public health at 641-236-2385.

Many fun activities going on in the community - check them out on the virtual backpack! 
The virtual Backpack can be found here:
The activities Calendar can be found  here:
Have a great weekend!
Steve Barber 
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