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  • Parent Volunteers Needed!

    Our technology teacher, Ms. Tisdale, is looking for parent volunteers to help in the computer lab with kinder and first grade. It is only one hour a week but would really make a difference for our youngest Giants who are just learning their way around a computer. If you are interested in helping out please email Ms. Tisdale at jtisdale@balsz.org or call her at 602-629-6700. Thank you in advance for supporting our special areas.

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  • Child Nutrition

    Dear PARENTS/GUARDIANS: We are pleased to inform you that all children attending Balsz School District will receive meal at no charge during the school year 2016-2017 unless otherwise notified. Providing meals to children is a growing challenge and requires our taking advantage of all available funding resources. One of these resources is the reimbursement program for free and reduced price meal benefits from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA).

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  • Thank you to Ink4Kidz!

    We're so thankful for the support of Ink4Kidz -- these amazing high school students raised enough money to provide our school with a new sound system and sports equipment. These are huge additions to our school!

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  • Giants Go Green!

    Mrs. Lewis' sixth grade students planned and facilitated assemblies and a carnival to teach their fellow students the importance of recycling! We're so proud of these students who turn their learning into opportunities to change the world.

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  • December KidsRead

    Guest readers Oscar De Las Salas and Gary Jackson read a Dr. Seuss classic: "How the Grinch Stole Christmas." Each Griffith 3rd grader took a beautiful copy of the book home for their own personal libraries!

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  • Giants Take the Be Kind Pledge!

    The Be Kind Crew from the Be Kind People Project visited Griffith and asked all of us to take the pledge -- to be encouraging, supportive, positive, helpful, honest, considerate, thankful, responsible, respectful, and a friend!

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  • November KidsRead

    Mr. Andy Bombeck -- along with his pet tortoise and snake -- visited Griffith's third graders and read the book, "Here is the Southwestern Desert." Each student received a copy of the book to add to their own personal libraries!

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  • Veterans Day Assembly

    Eight former and current members of our armed forces presented inspiring messages to our 4th through 8th graders at our third annual Veterans Day assembly. We're thankful and proud to honor their service to our country.

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  • Giants Run the Night

    Over a hundred Griffith students, along with their parents and teachers, participated in Giants Run the Night -- an event designed to encourage healthy living and to also support our school!

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  • Day of the Dead Calaca Sculptures

    Griffith 5th and 6th graders created "calaca" sculptures in the tradition of Day of the Dead. These are another example of the fine arts that are central to a Griffith education!

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  • October KidsRead

    Mrs. Shari Bombeck was the guest reader for October’s KidsRead event at Griffith School. She read “Rattlesnake Rules” by Conrad Storad and answered several questions about her many pets. Thank you for volunteering to read at Griffith!

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  • August Cowbell Winners!

    Congratulations to Ms. Hampshire and Ms. Perry for going above-and-beyond to make Griffith the best place it can be! They are cowbell winners for the month of August!

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  • Music Update

    Check out Mr. Atkins' update on Griffith's Music program. Click here!

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  • Parent Volunteers Needed in Art!

    Griffith's new art teacher, Mrs. Minish, will gladly accept any parent volunteers! If you are able, email her your availability (days/times) at aminish@balsz.org. We'd love for you to be a part of our art program!

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  • Honors Class Visits Grand Canyon

    8th Graders make trip up north

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  • Giants in the Griffith Garden

    Beautification through edible shrubbery!

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  • May 2015 Cowbell Winners

    Dr. Bartanen and Ms. Cuddy have that fever that can only be broken by more cowbell. Congratulations to our latest and greatest staff members!

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  • 5th Graders Write & Record a Song!

    Ms. Hartnett's 5th grade class wrote & recorded a song with a volunteer recently.

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  • Rodel Finalist

    6th Grade, Mrs. Beth Lewis, named Rodel Finalist.

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