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  • Blue Grass Elementary School
    Principal: Sara Gott
    226 W. Sycamore St.
    Blue Grass, Iowa 52726
    Phone: 563.723.6200
    Fax: 563.445.5964
  • Start With Hello

    Blue Grass Elementary School participated with thousands of schools and youth across the country in the National Sandy Hook Promise’s Start with Hello Week.  It brings attention to the growing epidemic of social isolation and empowers young people to create a culture of inclusion and connectedness within their school, youth organization and community.    This week focused on addressing social isolation which is the feeling of being: left out, lonely, or treated like you are invisible.  People who are isolated can become victims of bullying, violence, and/or depression.  Students at Blue Grass were able to: write positive notes to each other throughout the week, eat with different people each day in the cafeteria, and participate in activities at recess that included all students.  On Friday, the students spelled the word, “HELLO” on our school blacktop to have the photo posted in the building and remind our school community that all it takes is to go up to others and start a conversation by saying, “hello.”  Our students did a fantastic job throughout this week and we will continue these activities throughout the entire school year.  A special thank you to Ranae Fenner from PhotoFROG Photography Studio for organizing the school wide photo.  You can see more information about her studio at www.PhotoFROG.net or contacting her at (563) 328.3764.