|Father/Daughter and Mother/Son Dance
Thursday, March 5th
6:00 - 7:30 p.m.
Griffith PTO invites fathers to treat their daughters and mothers to treat their sons to a night of music, dancing and refreshments. There is no charge for the dance. Polaroid photos will be available 2/$5. This event is for students who attend Griffith Elementary.
**Appropriate dress is required**
Team Up Against Cancer with Olive Garden's
Pasta for Pennies
Help Griffith Elementary raise money for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society! The money funds research for blood cancers. It also helps patients with medical fees and provides community resources for those
affected by cancer.
Here is a list of how to participate in our fundraiser:
* Our school-wide goal is to raise $1,100.
If every student donated only $2 we would make our goal!
* The class that raises the most money wins a pasta party lunch
provided by The Olive Garden.
*Each $1 bill donated will earn an entry into a drawing to be selected
to silly string the principal!
|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 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:
State assessments are intended to give students and parents individual feedback on his/her individual progress in achieving state standards. These assessments will be administered online and will include multiple choice and multiple mark questions. The performance tasks in math and writing will allow students to demonstrate math knowledge, reading for information, and writing skills. Below is a schedule for assessments this year for students in grades 3-5:
March 10-11: Multi-disciplinary Performance Task (Gr. 3-5
March 12: Math Performance Task (Gr. 3-5)
March 31: Science (Gr. 4)
April 1-3: ELA State Assessment (Gr. 3-5)
April 14-16: Math State Assessment (Gr.3-5)
During daily classroom instruction, teachers have been working diligently to help your child learn and apply concepts in reading and math. The ultimate goal is for students to make connections and apply knowledge to everyday life skills. We know that our Griffith students will do very well on these assessments.
Cell Phones at School
We discourage students from bringing cell phones to school. If it is necessary that they are brought to school, students MUST them turned off during the school hours and to be given to the classroom teacher to lock away during the school day. According to the Paw Print Handbook, “If cell phones are used during school hours, they will be kept by the school staff until a parent meeting is scheduled along with a consequence for academic interruption.”
School Finder helps parents
Schools can also use the program to answer parents’ questions about which school their child should attend and if they qualify for a bus. The data is pulled from the district’s scheduling program that develops bus routes.
“It’s an easy to use tool to help our families and our schools,” said Fabian Armendariz, Transportation Director.
A link to School Finder is under the “Parents” section of the Wichita Public Schools’ Web site.
Pure magnet schools are not listed in School Finder because they do not have a neighborhood address. For additional questions, contact Student Records and Enrollment Services at 973-4498.