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Looking Toward 2017-2018

June 6, 2017

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Dear Parents, Just a few days left of the 2016-2017 school year! I want to again thank all of the staff at Grundy Center Elementary for making our school a warm and welcoming environment where we take teaching and learning...

Joseph Kuefler Visits Grundy Center Elementary… Again!

May 3, 2017

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4/29/2017 It's no secret Grundy Center Elementary LOVES Joseph Kuefler.  In fact, Mr. Kuefler thinks we're pretty great, too!  So much, that Mr. Kuefler added our school as a stop on his national boo...

What a Great Year We Have Had!

May 3, 2017

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Dear Parents, It is truly a pleasure to be principal at Grundy Center Elementary. I am very proud of the staff for spending the year digging into guided reading and running records to improve literacy instruction. It is their s...

The Results Are In!

April 7, 2017

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Dear Parents, I am so proud of all the hard work our students and teachers do throughout the year. The staff have been working very hard on implementing our new Journeys 2017 literacy curriculum with help from AEA personnel,...

Read-a-Million Minutes Begins!

March 2, 2017

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Dear Parents, February is a big month for student assessments. We have completed the FAST state- required reading assessments grades K-4, MAPS reading and math tests grades 2-4, the Iowa Assessments grades 3-4, and the...

What a Celebration!

February 3, 2017

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Dear Parents, A big celebration was held on Monday, January 23. The elementary students finished their Mock Caldecott activity with an assembly in the gym, watching the announcement of the real Caldecott winner, and popcorn ...

Happy Holidays From Grundy Center Elementary!

January 3, 2017

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I hope this newsletter finds you well, and the holiday season has allowed you time with your loved ones. Winter Break is always a nice time away from school, but I am looking forward to what awaits in January! Our Mock Caldecott...

Grundy Center Elementary Scores Well on FAST

December 5, 2016

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Grundy Center Elementary did very well on the FAST reading assessments required by the state for the fall testing window. As an elementary, we have 86% of the students scoring as proficient. As a comparison, an average for...

Fall is Here!

October 4, 2016

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Each month, I meet with all three sections of individual grades for 30 minutes to promote books, show book trailers, and read to students. Last month, the book we read was, The Blowfish Book by Jessica Olien. Our annual...

And We’re Off…

September 7, 2016

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by Mr. Sammons Summer has come and gone, and we have already finished our first few days of school. It is easy to get excited about all of the great things that will be happening at Grundy Center Elementary this year! One...

A NOTE FROM MR. SAMMONS…

June 6, 2016

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The end of another successful year at Grundy Center Elementary is coming to a close. I want to thank all of the teachers, support staff, administrators, and parents for helping make Grundy Center Elementary the incredible place...

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