What are School Families?
Posted 09/24/2017 07:49PM

Griswold School Families

Griswold School is proud to continue the tradition of School Families for the sixth year.  For the past several years, Griswold School has worked to establish connections among students and staff, provide character education and community building lessons, and improve our school climate through School Families.  All students and staff are members of various School Families, which are mixed groups of kindergarten through grade 5 students.  Each year, these families remain the same, which helps to carry student and teacher connections through many years at Griswold School.  We believe that students benefit from multiple connections beyond their classroom teachers and students; the more teachers and students they can talk to and rely on, the better their experiences - socially, emotionally, behaviorally, and academically - at Griswold School.

Students Holding Hands

This year, School Families will meet 6 times.  Each meeting is 30 minutes.  Our goal this year is to continue to build community connections while implementing lessons and activities revolving around various Habits of Mind.  For example, possible focus areas may be perseverance, listening with empathy, thinking before acting, and working together to solve problems.  See the link below for more information on the Habits of Mind.

Our first School Family meeting this year is Friday, October 13th.  Here are a few prompts to lead a discussion with your child about their School Family experience.
  • Who is your school family teacher?  What room do you go to for school families?
  • What are the names of some of your school family members?  What grades are they in?
  • What activity did you do during the School Family time?
  • What do you do when you see a School Family member in the hallway?
  • Why do you think Griswold School has School Families?

What are Habits of Mind?

  • February 2018
    • February 26, 2018 Communications Committee 6:00 PMBOE
    • February 26, 2018 Ad-Hoc Committee for Policy Review/Revision 6:30 PMBOE Suffield Conference Room (next to PPS Office)
    • February 26, 2018 BOE Regular Meeting 7:00 PMBoard of Education
    • February 28, 2018 Zach's Burger Night 4:00 PM to 9:00 PM520 High Road, Berlin
  • March 2018
    • March 2, 2018 Winter Dance (snow date)
    • March 5, 2018 Book Fair
    • March 5, 2018 Parents Club Meeting 6:30 PM
    • March 6, 2018 Book Fair
    • March 7, 2018 Aft. Prof. Dev. - Early Dismissal District

Griswold Quick Facts

  • Established: 1964
  • Grades: K-5
  • Students: 490
  • Colors: Blue & White
  • Mascot: American Bald Eagle

It is the policy of the Board of Education that any form of discrimination or  harassment on the basis of protected characteristics such as race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, national origin, disability (including pregnancy), or gender identity or expression is forbidden, whether by students, Board employees or third parties subject to the control of the Board.  To view the Board’s Non-Discrimination policy please visit the BOE Policies page to access policy 5145.4-R Non-Discrimination (Students) Regulations.

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