United Way is the easiest, best way to give back to the community. United Way funds dozens of local agencies. They also provide volunteer assistance, a 2-1-1 hotline for finding help, and other programs that make our community a better place to live. Each day, they help 264 people.
That's why Griffith Elementary supports United Way each year by running a student campaign.
This is a good opportunity to show our kids what caring for the community is all about. During the week, we will have fun activities for the kids to participate in to raise money for United Way. At no point will your child be asked to solicit door-to-door. We encourage you to talk with you child during the week about how the money they are raising will go to help others in our community who need it most.
Last year we raised $992.11, this year our goal is to raise $1,000.00! Here is what we have planned for the Week of October 20th - 24th:
|Nominate employees, partners or volunteers for Good Apple Award
All schools and support centers are encouraged to participate in the Good Apple Award recognition program. This bi-annual award program was established to honor employees, volunteers and school partners for exemplary service. Nomination forms are available from the district’s website or from building principals.
Nomination deadlines vary by school, so consult the principal where the nominee works or volunteers. Principals must select their award recipients and notify Marketing and Communications by Friday, November 7 at noon.
In addition to building-level recognition, the Board of Education will honor Good Apples during a special ceremony on Monday, December 1 at 6 p.m. at North High School. The Spring Good Apple Award ceremony will be on Monday, April 20 at 6 p.m. at Stucky Middle School.
Screen for Success
The Wichita Public Schools invite you to attend a FREE “Screen for Success” screening. If you have a child age birth to five (0-5) who is having difficulty walking, talking, seeing, hearing or learning call 267-3535 today to schedule an appointment. The staff will assist you in the identification of any special concerns your child may have and in locating resources to meet those needs. Some of the upcoming screening dates and locations are:
September 11th – Westlink Church of Christ
10025 W. Central
September 26th – WSU Speech Language Clinic
5015 E. 29th North
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.