Upcoming Events
- 5th Grade Field Trip
7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
- PTO Meeting
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
- Kindergarten Roundup B7
2:45 PM - 3:45 PM
- Kindergarten Roundup B7
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
School Announcements
Wingnuts Baseball
Griffith will be attending the WINGNUTS baseball game again this year!  All grades will be going on the same day.  The game is on Wednesday, May 13th.  All students will leave Griffith at 10:00 am, eat lunch at the ballpark and watch the 11:05 baseball game.  We will depart the game for Griffith at 1:30 pm.  This field trip is for students and staff only
Box lunches will be ordered for all students, unless your child does not regularly eat a school lunch.  They will need to bring a sack lunch that can be thrown away after eating or send money to buy a school box lunch.
Please send $5 to cover the cost of their ticket and t-shirt to school by May 1.
Thank you!

Kindergarten Round Up

Kindergarten Round Up

Coming soon... Kindergarten Round Up will be on May 12th.  Sessions will be from 2:45 - 3:45 and 5:00 - 6:00.  Parents will have a chance to come meet kindergarten teachers, learn about the program and fill out paperwork for their child. A copy of your child’s birth certificate and shot records will be needed.  Childcare will be provided during the sessions.  Additional information will be sent home soon! 
Yearbooks will be here before you know it.  If you are interested in purchasing a yearbook please contact your child's teacher. 
Black and White  $15.00
Color copy  $20.00

Summer Latchkey 2015
Summer Latchkey
Come join us, starting May 26 - July 31
6:30 AM - 6:00 PM

Full pay registration fee $10
0-4 hours $6.00/day

4:01-6 hours $12.00/day
6 hours or more $16.00/day
Reduced pay registration fee $8
0-4 hours $5.00/day
4:01-6 hours $10.00/day
6 hours or more $14.00/day
*Extra fees are required for field trips*
2015 Distinguished Classroom Teacher
The Wichita Public Schools is proud to announce the 2015 Distinguished Classroom Teacher Award recipients in their respective categories. The recipients were surprised in their classrooms on Thursday, February 27 by BOE members, district leadership and members of the selection committee. The Distinguished Classroom Teacher Awards program honors outstanding teachers who affect the quality of education in the Wichita Public Schools.

Andrea Belsan, 4th grade teacher at Griffith Elementary – New Teacher, Elementary category.

Students said they like her as a teacher because she is the nicest teacher they know, she’s fun and gives them the skills they need to go onto the next grade.
Attendance Procedures
Attendance is a critical part of your child’s education.  Attending school regularly helps children feel better about school and themselves.  Start building this habit in preschool so they learn right away that going to school on time, every day is important.  Good attendance will help children do well in high school, college, and at work.

Students that are not in school from 9:00 A.M. to 4:10 P.M. will have their attendance record marked as follows:
  • Students arriving after 9:00 and before 10:30 will be marked TARDY. 
  • Students arriving to school between 10:30 to the start of the school’s lunch or at the end of the school lunch to 2:30 will be marked as a ˝ day absence for the morning or afternoon.
  • Students leaving school after 2:30 will be marked as EARLY OUT.
2015-2016 Parent-Teacher Calendar
2015-2016 Parent-Teacher calendar approved
The Board of Education approved the 2015-2016 Parent-Teacher school calendar during its January 26 meeting. The first day of school for all students is August 18, with orientation for sixth- and ninth-grade on August 17. Enrollment will be July 30 – 31, and August 3 – 4. The calendar also reflects the district-wide winter shutdown in December and the four-day work weeks in June and July.
Some key dates on the 2015-2016 calendar include:
  • Enrollment: July 30 – 31, August 3 – 4
  • Orientation for new teachers: August 6 – 7
  • Inservice for all teachers: August 10 – 17
  • Orientation for sixth- and ninth-grade students: August 17
  • First day of school: August 18
  • Fall recess: November 26 – 27
  • Student Winter Recess: December 23 – January 4; Administrative Winter Recess December 24 – January 1
  • Spring recess: March 14 – 18
  • Last day of school: May 24
Click here for a pdf version of the 2015-2016 calendar.
New on the 2015-16 calendar are three designated possible weather makeup days at the end of May. The Kansas State Department of Education has required that school districts designate days on the calendar for possible weather makeup days if a district needs to take them.

The calendar may change at the discretion of the Board of Education and/or district administration.
Last Updated: 1/27/15
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