Monday, July 27, 2009

Elementary Staffing Changes

Staffing changes are ongoing at the elementary schools in Grinnell.  The candidate who had previously accepted a CARES guidance position recently declined the position and now Lori Wolf has accepted the open position.  We look forward to having Lori work at the three elementary schools this fall.
We will soon be hiring an additional third grade teacher due to the increasing number of third grade students.  Although third grade class lists have already been sent out, some third grade students will be reassigned and their parents notified of the change in the near future.  We are glad we can add another section of third grade to maintain a lower class size.  

Sharon Terpstra, remedial reading and math teacher at Bailey Park, has also resigned and a replacement will soon be obtained.  Keep watching for further developments! 

Walk-in registration is next week, August 4, at the Grinnell Middle School.  Be sure to send in your registration as soon as possible or come on to the Middle School on August 4 to register your students.  

Friday, July 17, 2009

Can you volunteer?

All of the elementary schools have many opportunities for volunteering.  We need volunteers to assist teachers with preparing learning activities for students, helping with paperwork, reading with and to students, or working with individual students or small groups of students.  Think about how you can help in your child's classroom or other places in the schools.  If you can volunteer please pick up a volunteer packet at the Central Office (927 4th Avenue) or at the walk-in registration on August 4 at the Grinnell Middle School.  All volunteers must have a background check and physical prior to beginning as volunteers so starting the process before the first day of school allows volunteers to begin at an earlier date.  School will be in session beginning August 20! 

Friday, July 3, 2009

2009-2010 Class Assignments

Class assignment letters have now been sent to parents of all students who will be attending Bailey Park, Davis, or Fairview for the 2009-2010 school year.  If you do not receive a letter in the next few days please contact your child's school office.  If you are new to town and have not contacted one of the elementary schools please call us as soon as possible.  Registration materials will be sent out in mid July and we need names of all students who will be attending this fall.  If you are moving before school starts and your child will not be attending one of the Grinnell Schools this fall please let us know.