Friday, December 18, 2009


Davis School Parent Newsletter
December 14, 2009
Nancy Beck, Head Principal and Josh Hetrick, Assistant Principal
Davis Elementary School
818 Hamilton Avenue
Grinnell, IA 50112

Banana Splits!

If you like bananas and ice cream then you would have loved the banana splits that Mrs. Schultz's class created as part of their recent writing project recently. The objective of the writing exercise was to get students think creatively and to develop a story based on their banana character. Once their story had been developed and checked by Mrs. Schultz, students were then allowed to make their banana character out of real bananas. Students added an array of items to make their bananas come to life such as pipe cleaners, dresses, construction paper and different art materials. Once students completed their banana projects, time was set-aside for students to read and judge other students projects. Judging consisted of selecting stories students felt were the most creative, humorous and best use of materials, just to name a few. After students finished judging projects, they were treated to real banana splits served up by Mrs. Schultz.
A Reminder

A reminder that Tuesday, December 22nd there will be a one-hour early dismissal and classroom parties. Winter break will begin Wednesday, December 23 with classes resuming again on January 4th.

Dress Warmly!

Parents please remind your children to bring boots, hats, gloves and winter jackets to school so they can be prepared to go out to recess. If the wind-chill and air temperature is 15 degrees or less students will stay inside for recess.

Pennies for PALS!

Pennies for P.A.L.S. Students are collecting penny donations to help defray some of the cost for food that needs to be purchased for the P.A.L.S. shelter. Students will continue to collect penny donations until December 22 when the donations will be delivered to P.A.L.S.
Closings and Delays

Closings and Delays. Parents to find out if school is delayed or cancelled please listen to KGRN 1410 or check the Grinnell-Newburg school web-site for information. Parents may also sign-up for Iowa school alerts a free e-mail alert notification system found at
Questions or Concerns?

You can reach me through email, or by phone, 236- 2780 (Fairview School where I have my main office). If I am out of the office, feel free to leave me a message and I will get back to you as soon as possible.
Watch for newsletters from me at least twice a month. Other information will be sent out on an as needed basis and be sure to read my blog. There is easy access through the Grinnell-Newburg School District website. Click on "District information" and then "elementary principal's blog" to read the latest postings.

Your partner in education,

Nancy Beck, Head Elementary Principal

Davis Elementary School
Nancy Beck, Head Principal and Josh Hetrick, Assistant Principal
818 Hamilton Avenue
Grinnell, IA 50112
641.236.2790 - Office
641.236.2785 - FAX
Please contact the Teacher Librarian,
Sherry Wallace,
with comments or questions.

Last Updated: Wed Dec 16 2009 10:45:32