Getting A Green Thumb at Grindrod

20180424_091100.jpgToday, most of our classes spent time working with Gabriella from Greencroft Gardens, planting their own garden beds.  The students were fortunate to have had the opportunity to work with such a knowledgeable local expert as they learned the lifelong skills of growing their own food.  Each class has its own outdoor garden beds, as well as, indoor mini greenhouses.  We are now waiting with eager anticipation for our seeds to sprout!

The GUT Project Presentation #2

DSCF1543webcopyWith our first public presentation of our 2 month long, school wide study of the human digestive system complete, we are gearing up for our second show.  On Wednesday, April 25th, from 10:25-11:30 we hope you can join us at the school to see what the students have created.  This project was made possible through a nearly $10,000 grant Grindrod Elementary received from the Artstarts Program.  It is facilitated by local artists and community health services and of course support by our staff.  The students are very proud of their learning and work on this project and it certainly shows in their performance.

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Lily, Ava, Georgia and Lou act our their roles as the liver and pancreas in front of a captivated audience of multi-aged onlookers.  There message emphasizes the challenge sugar presents to our digestive system!

Grindrod’s Got Talent Show

dancersOn Thursday, March 15th, we presented our annual Talent Show  to an enthusiastic crowd of students, parents, grandparents and community members.  The show featured 10 amazing acts ranging from singers and dancers, to scientists, magicians and high flying gymnasts!  We were all amazed at the talent and courage of our young performers!  Many thanks to Mrs. Smith, Mrs. Kemitzis and Mr. Koenig for their leadership and co-ordination of this event.  Congratulations to all our fantastic performers!

 

 

Celebrating the Amazing Career of Sherry Salt!

On Friday, March 9th, Grindrod School celebrated the amazing 30 year career of our friend and colleague Sherry Salt.  Sherry spent 20 of these years serving the needs of children and families at Grindrod School.  The students gave Sherry their gift of song, offering a rousing rendition of the A,B,Cs of You.  The students, staff and PAC also presented gifts, including a “Grindrod Proud” hoodie, flowers and a special certificate.  We wish Sherry a wonderful retirement!

Grindrod Tops the District Pirate Loppett

For the second time in three years, Grindrod Elementary was the top participating school at the annual district pirate loppett.  We had nearly 40% of our school population in this event.  Our goal is to introduce our students to health promoting, life long winter activities such as skiing, skating and snowshoeing

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Grindrod Elementary’s 2018 Cross Country Ski Team!