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UPCOMING EVENTS FOR FEBRUARY/MARCH

Monday, February 23rd -PL 221 Parent Meeting

Thursday, February 24th -Girls' Basketball Tourney

Thursday, February 24th -Astro Singer Choir (Practice)

Tuesday, March 2nd -Astro Singer Choir (Practice)

March 2nd-13th -ISTEP (Part 1)/Grades 3-5

Sunday, March 8th -Daylight Saving Time(Set clock forward 1 hour)

March 16th-18th -IREAD/3rd Grades 

Thursday, March 19th -Student of the Month Breakfast, 8:40am Cafe'

March 23rd-27th -SPRING BREAK

Tuesday, March 31st -PL221 Title 1 Meeting, Library, 2:45pm

 
February Diversity Thought

“we need to find each other the space to grow, to be ourselves, to exercise our diversity. We need to give each other space so that we may both give and receive such beautiful things as ideas, openness, dignity, joy healing, and inclusion.” Max de Pree


 
Reporting Absences

The office opens at 7:30 a.m. Please call as early as possible to report any absences.

MCS Information Line

If there is a school cancellation 2 hour delay due to weather, the Honeywell Alert System will call you if you have an updated telephone number on file in the school office. You can also listen to the radio or watch the news and look for Muncie Community Schools on TV screen.

 
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Parents
*To view a teacher's e-mail address, double click on the Faculty and Staff tab.

*The STI InformationNow & Online Payment links can be found under the Parents tab.

*Please direct all bus questions to M & M Bus Company at 282-1717

Safety Tip Line- 747-1632

Weather Delay- 254-4848

MCS 2014-2015 School Calendar

 
School Improvement Plan

Welcome to Grissom Memorial Elementary School



LATEST NEWS

Muncie Community Schools Board of Trustees is conducting a candidate search

for the Superintendent of Muncie Community Schools.   

For input in the process please click below to complete the Community Survey:





School Closings and Delays

Muncie Community Schools makes every effort to notify school families in the event of school closings or a two-hour delay to the start of the school day. If school is canceled or delayed, we will utilize Honeywell Instant Alert, our phone and email notification system, and our school website, www.muncie.k12.in.us, and our Facebook to notify families.  In addition, information will be sent to our local radio stations and the Star Press.  The Indianapolis television stations also will be notified.

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2014-2015 Grissom Elementary

Attendance Competition!!!

Grissom Elementary has an attendance competition among grade levels beginning in January lasting through May.

The classrooms in each grade level, with the highest percentage of attendance, will have the travelling trophy for that week. At the end of each semester, the classroom with the highest percentage will earn an ice cream party.

Good attendance is essential to your child’s academic and social/emotional success. Each time your child is absent from school, valuable opportunities for social and academic growth are difficult to make up.

No Excuses-Go to School          

DRIVEWAY PROCEDURES:

Grissom Memorial Elementary has some traffic concerns. Macedonia Avenue is a busy street in front of the school. Many students ride buses. We have car and bus traffic on our school grounds each day. Some students walk and some ride their bikes to school. The following procedures have been put in place to help in keeping Grissom students safe:

  1. During arrival and dismissal time, buses will be the only vehicles going to the back parking lot. Automobile traffic will circle through the drive and exit on Macedonia Avenue.
  2. We need parents to wait outside at dismissal time so teachers and students have total access to our hallways. We want parents involved at school, but dismissal time is complicated and hectic for teachers as they safely move students to buses, cars, and sidewalks. Please do not wait in the halls.
  3. Please do not park in the lane marked for buses in front of the north entrance opt the building. Also, please do not park at the car entrance near Macedonia Avenue.
  4. Parents need to stay in their cars and never leave the engine running. If you are leaving your car to come into the building, pull out of traffic lanes and park.
  5. Kindergarten and First graders will exit the front North Entrance (Exit #9)
  6. Parents will drop off and pick up students in the front of the school. Car riders will not be dropped off or picked up in the back parking lot. (car riders will use exit #1)
  7. Only Buses will load and unload students in the back parking lot (Bus riders will use exit #4). Please do not drive to the back parking lot.

       

Please be patient: remember all of us are trying to do the same thing-help children arrive and depart Grissom Memorial School in a safe and orderly manner. Adults are the role models for the students.

Thank you,

Ms. Dea Young, Principal


Tips from Nurse Cindy:

'Tis the season for many viruses in the community and here at school.
Most important factor in preventing illness: Frequent Hand Washing!!!
What have we been experiencing at Grissom?
• Colds: nasal congestion, mild cough, low-grade fevers, feeling generally yucky
• Intestinal viruses: nausea, vomiting, some diarrhea, may have low-grade fever
• Other viruses: temps from 101-103, headache, may have stomach aches
• Strep: Strep (a bacterial infection) is ALWAYS available.
While I have not had medical confirmation of Influenza, you can be sure it is here.
Influenza (flu) facts: Seasonal influenza, commonly called “the flu,” is caused by influenza viruses, which infect the respiratory tract (i.e., the nose, throat, lungs). Unlike many other viral respiratory infections, such as the common cold, the flu can cause severe illness and life-threatening complications in many people. The flu usually comes on suddenly (cdc.org).
• Best prevention is the flu vaccine. It's not too late to get the vaccine.
• No vaccine is 100% guaranteed to protect you, but even if you are exposed to a mutated influenza virus or one that was not one of the strains in the vaccine, the flu shot will still protect you from getting as sick as you would without the vaccine.
• 2nd best prevention: Hand-washing!




MESSAGE FROM THE PRINCIPAL

 

RESPECT FOR ALL

 

DOING WHAT IS BEST FOR KIDS!

 

As we continue through the educational journey with the students at Grissom Elementary School, I would like to take this opportunity to thank the staff, parents, community partners, and students for making Grissom a destination for learning and enrichment.  Wonderful things happen every day for the students at Grissom.  This happens because of the dedication of a staff that provides a safe and inviting climate to help students reach their potential.  Each day, students come to school eager to learn.  I strive to visit classrooms daily and am inspired by the growth of our students - both academically and socially.  Our students show respect for others and, in turn, receive the respect they so richly deserve.  This allows for an atmosphere focused on instruction and the ability to get the most out of each school day.

 

I am honored to be your principal.  Together we are "DOING WHAT IS BEST FOR KIDS!"  If you have concerns or suggestions, please stop by or call the office at 747-5401.

 

Sincerely,

 

Mrs. Dea Young, Principal


Attendance Procedures

Please remember that it is very important for your child to arrive at school on time each day. The doors open at 8:00 a.m. When students arrive they can either go to the gym to wait or to the cafeteria for breakfast. The first bell rings at 8:20 a.m. for students to go to class. The tardy bell rings at 8:30 a.m. Students arriving after 8:30 a/m. are counted tardy.                                                                                                                                                                    If students accumulate 8 tardies for the year, CPS is notified. Please make sure that your student arrives in plenty of time to get to class.

 

School Closings and Delays

Muncie Community Schools makes every effort to notify school families in the event of school closings or a two-hour delay to the start of the school day. If school is canceled or delayed, we will utilize Honeywell Instant Alert, our phone and email notification system, and our school website, www.muncie.k12.in.us, to notify families.  In addition, information will be sent to our local radio stations and the Star Press.  The Indianapolis television stations also will be notified.     

 

 Mobile Unit see the Doctor

 




Diversity Quote of the Month

“we need to find each other the space to grow, to be ourselves, to exercise our diversity. We need to give each other space so that we may both give and receive such beautiful things as ideas, openness, dignity, joy healing, and inclusion.” Max de Pree



 

 

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