February Newsletter

February Newsletter

School Hours

School Hours: 8:00 am – 3:00 pm
Student drop-off: 7:30 am
First Bell: 7:55 am
Tardy Bell: 8:00 am
Early checkout time: 2:15 pm
Dismissal Bell: 3:00 pm

Mission Statement:

“We will provide a cooperative learning environment that values all people. It will support life experiences involving risk taking and problem solving that will help us become life-long learners.”



“Congratulations Griffin Eagles! School grade increased a whole letter grade to a “D”! English Language Arts Learning Gains increased by 17% and Math Learning Gains increased by 9%!!! Watch us continue to SOAR towards greatness this coming school year.”



Volunteer Information :

Background check prices will be  NOT  be increasing from $25 to $40 until NEXT school year (2019-2020).   But if you have not renewed you do need to renew every 5 years.  If you aren’t sure you need to renew,  please contact Kristi Lampp @ 863-853-6020 ext 456 or kristi.lampp@polk-fl.net.


Happening Now




School Related Employee of the Year – Angie Acevedo /Teacher of the Year – Anne McCallum


Volunteer of the Year – Heather Bakker

Important Dates!

Feb 13- Parent Survey Results available in the front office in the parent/family engagement notebook

Feb 15- No School ( Staff development day)

Feb 18 – No School ( Presidents day)

March 5- Community assessment team meeting at Griffin -6pm

March 13 – Early Release – Out at 12:30 PM

March 14- 5:30pm Mad Science Parent Night

March  14 – 22- Book Fair

March 25- 29- Spring Break

Yearbooks on sale now for $12.00  /Orders and money due by March 22nd. 

Sac Meeting Dates

March 19, 2019


Testing Dates:

FSA ELA Writing        4 & 5             4/2

        FSA ELA Reading       3              4/3 – 4/4

       FSA ELA Reading            4 & 5           5/1 – 5/2

          FSA Math                    3-5                5/7 – 5/8

              Science                       5                 5/9 – 5/10


Student Resources

The summer will be here before you know it. Keeping your child engaged and learning throughout the summer will help prepare them for a successful upcoming school year. Click on the link below to challenge your child with activities in all subjects including keyboarding.

Have a wonderful summer and keep Soaring for Success.

Student Resources

Upcoming Events

Mar 25 – Mar 29 all-day

Description of Event: Spring Holidaysr
Additional Information: All schools and district offices will be closed during this time in an effort to reduce energy costs.
School Calendarsr

Distribute Report Cards (9 Weeks)
Apr 5 all-day

Additional Information: School Calendarsr

All-County Dance @ Harrison School of the Arts
Apr 13 @ 9:00 am – 9:00 pm

Description of Event: 7:00pm Concertr
Contacts for Event: Shelley Bourgeois

No School for Students / Teacher, Para Holiday
Apr 19 all-day

Description of Event: No School for Students / Teacher, Para Holidayr

Early School Dismissal
Apr 24 all-day

Additional Information: Schools throughout Polk County will dismiss students 2.5 hours early.r