On Friday, May 4th, Grindrod Elementary hosted their annual Movie Night and Tent City Fundraiser. Tent City is a school camp over event where grade 5-7 students are invited to bring their tents and sleep over in the gym after the movie. Students had a great time playing hide and seek in the school and various “outside in the dark” games. As part of the event, each student made a donation to the fundraiser which was in support of the Gary and Erica Baker family. In all the event raised $635! Thanks to everyone who contributed and especially to the students who were terrific participants!
Today, 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!
With 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.
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!
On 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!
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!