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Gameball Run - Coin Wars

Published: January 20, 2017

Hello Grundy Families!


This afternoon your children attended an all-school assembly for Gameball Run, a fundraiser put on by the Morton High School Boys Basketball Team and Morton School District 709, benefiting the Children’s Hospital of Illinois.


On Thursday February 16, Gameball RUN will take place at 4pm at the Morton High School athletic field (weather permitting) and the RUN will include the MHS Boys Basketball Team, District 709 administration and faculty, our Miracle Families, and NEW THIS YEAR: any student willing to donate $20 to participate!


On Friday February 17, the Gameball Run CEREMONY and GAME will take place in the Potterdome where Morton will take on East Peoria. A program will take place prior to the game, honoring our Miracle Families, Sponsors, and our Schools!


The Miracle Family representing Grundy School this year is the Fuiten Family! We all know and love Amy Fuiten, clerical aide in the Grundy School office…but did you know she is also a super mom to Miracle Kid Drew Fuiten? Drew is currently a sophomore at MHS, but Drew and his mom and dad, Amy and Dax all know first-hand the importance of the Children’s Hospital of Illinois. When Drew was less than a year old, he was diagnosed with a heart defect and needed open heart surgery to close a hole in his heart. Fast forward and Drew is a healthy kid who loves sports, especially baseball and he is the sunshine of Dax and Amy’s lives.


We are very excited to tell you we have ELEVEN GRUNDY STAFF MEMBERS who will be running for Gameball Run! In honor of Drew, they have decided to call themselves “Drew’s Crew” and they are Mr. Saunders, Mrs. Bazzetta, Mrs. Eisenmann, Mrs. Friend, Mrs. Fuiten, Mrs. Harvey, Mrs. Paulson, Mrs. Reinert, Mrs. Shaw, Mrs. Veskauf, and Mrs. Wilkes! In order to help sponsor Drew’s Crew in their running efforts, Grundy School will be holding a Gameball Coin War starting Monday January 23 and ending Friday January 27. The grade level which brings in the most money per student average will win a KONA ICE PARTY!


Monday January 23 – PENNIES

Tuesday January 24 – NICKELS

Wednesday January 25 – DIMES

Thursday January 26 – QUARTERS

Friday January 27 – DOLLARS (Cash or Checks made to Children’s Hospital of Illinois)


Please see the attached order form to purchase your official Gameball Run t-shirts! They are $10 each and serve as your admission into the Gameball Game on February 17. Let’s paint the Potterdome RED!


NEW THIS YEAR: KID RUNNERS! The theme is SUPERHEROES! Feel free to dress the part! Any student (K-12) who would like to run for Gameball RUN on February 16 can do so for a $20 donation. Simply fill out the attached KID RUNNER T-SHIRT ORDER FORM AND WAIVER and the $20 donation includes their t-shirt which also serves as their admission into the Gameball Game, as well as official bib with tear off coupon for popcorn at the Gameball Game! (The RUN is a fun run - it is not timed, and kids who are registered can run or walk the track for the duration of the run which is 60 minutes.)


Thank you! Andrea White, Gameball Run Committee


Copy of Gameball Letter to Families

Copy of Gameball T-Shirt order form

Copy of Gameball Runner Waiver form

After School Clubs

Published: January 20, 2017

There are 2 new after school clubs being offered.


MineCraft Jr. Club for grades 1st - 3rd

It will meet on Wednesday's: January 25, February 1,8, and 15

Time:  2:45 - 3:45 in the Grundy Library

Cost: $20


Dodgeball for grades 4th - 6th

It will meet on Monday's: January 23, 30, February 6 and 13

Time:  2:45 - 3:45 in the Grundy Gym

Cost: $20


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College Funding Coach

Published: January 18, 2017


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Sunshine Art Club

Published: January 12, 2017

Do you love to do art and are interested in trying something new?  Then consider the after school club Sunshine Art!  

On Tuesday January 24, 31 and February 7, 14 from 2:45 - 3:45 you can paint a real canvas just like a professional artist.  On Valentine's Day, the student will bring home a canvas painting as a gift.  The cost is $35.


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Grundy Night at the Peoria Playhouse

Grundy Night at the Peoria Playhouse

Published: January 11, 2017

Join Grundy Elementary at the Peoria Playhouse for a night of fun!

Friday, February 3, 2017 from 6 - 8 PM.  Peoria Playhouse provides children with the tools and inspirtation they need to be explorers and creators of the world.  They do this in art through understanding, supporting and promoting play in the fullest sense of the word, one that includes imagination and creativity.

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Veterans Day 2016

Veterans Day 2016

Published: November 7, 2016

Dear Grundy Parents,


When Francis Scott Key wrote the “Star Spangled Banner” almost 200 years ago, he called America “the land of the free and the home of the brave.”  Those words are as true today as they were back then.  Throughout this Nation’s history, America’s soldiers, sailors, airmen, marines, and coastguardsmen have bravely answered the call to defend our freedom, to aid our friends and allies, and to …

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Mr. Michael Saunders, Principal



Ms. Kathy Shaw, Secretary