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 Welcome to Grissom Memorial Elementary School



EARLY REGISTRATION FOR  All GRISSOM STUDENTS 

      What:         Grissom Early Registration
                 When:        Tuesday, August 5, 2014
                 Where:      Grissom Elementary School
                 Time:         1:00-3:00 p.m. & 5:00-7:00 p.m.

 We will have early registration for ALL Grissom students.  All students, whether you are a returning Grissom student or a new student to Grissom, will need to come in and get registered for the next school year.  

Parents:     Be prepared to come in and complete beginning of the year paperwork and when you finish, you and your student will receive a ticket for a FREE hot dog & drink and will be entered in a free raffle drawing that will take place on the first day school.  Coming in early will help us to have your student’s contact information updated correctly in the computer when school begins.  Parents who do not come in during the early registration period will receive an enrollment packet on the first day of school (Wednesday, August 13th)   but we would like for all parents to come in during this special registration time.

New students from outside of MCS schools will need to bring in verification that you live in Grissom’s district, shot record, social security card and birth certificate and we will make copies of these forms for you.              

New Kindergarteners who completed paperwork during the kindergarten registration period will only need to come in and complete beginning of the year paperworkNew Kindergarteners who DID NOT come in during the kindergarten registration period will need to bring in the above information and complete paperwork.  

New Students from other MCS schools will only need to bring in something to verify that you live in Grissom’s district, i.e., bill, lease, etc.  Hope to see you all on August 5th!




Message from the Superintendent:  July 2014

Dear Parent(s)/Guardian(s) of Muncie Community Schools:

While your students are home on summer break, we want to help you with your planning for the 2014-2015 School Year. As you may recall, due to extreme Property Tax losses within our school district, the Muncie Community Schools (MCS) is faced with a very severe shortage of funds to operate yellow school buses. MCS conducted a special referendum election in November 2013, to try and generate future transportation funding. That referendum was defeated. MCS petitioned the state for a waiver on the 3-year notice required to completely cease yellow bus service. That waiver was denied. The socio-economic demographics of our community make a very compelling case for the need for yellow school bus service. MCS has never questioned the need for this service, adequate funding remains the issue.

MCS recently redesigned and rebid our bus routes for 2014-2015 and thereafter. This was done to create some efficiencies in operations and lower the overall cost of operating school buses.  While the distance from school requirements did not change, new route structures will cause most former routes to be longer with more students on each bus.

Please reference the link to the map for your child's school to see if you are in the 14/15 walk zone or the bus zone. You may contact the school bus service provider, M & M Bus Co., at 765-282-1717 beginning August 1, 2014, for more specific bus stop information and route times.

 M & M Bus Routes:  Grissom

Thank you for your assistance and support as we offer excellent educational opportunities to our future community leaders.

Respectfully,

M. Tim Heller, Superintendent, Muncie Community Schools






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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


Diversity Quote of the Month

"Infinite diversity in infinite combinations...symbolizing the elements that create truth and beauty."

- Commander Spock, Star Trek


 

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