Crawford AuSable Schools
Serving the Educational
Needs of the Community Since 1876
Grayling Elementary School
306 Plum Street, Grayling, MI 49738
989-344-3654 ~ FAX 989-348-3544
Gina Brunskill, Principal
Rich Reilly, Assistant Principal
A Michigan Department of Education "Beating the
1st Grade: March 3rd & 4th at 2:00 p.m.
2nd Grade: March 5th & 6th at 2:00 p.m.
3rd Grade: March 3rd & 4th at 6:00 p.m.
4th Grade: March 5th & 6th at 6:00 p.m.
All concerts will take place in the Cafeteria.
Tuesday, March 4
3rd-4th: Thursday, March 6
Please be advised that we
will no longer be able to deliver messages to students at the end of the
day. If you need to get a message to your child, you must call the school
prior to 2:45 p.m. We apologize for any inconvenience, but we do not have
the staffing to deliver the large volume of messages that we are receiving
right before students are dismissed. Thank you for your understanding and
Welcome to the
Grayling Elementary School
There’s no doubt
that Crawford AuSable Schools' children are “Growing to
Greatness!” And at Grayling Elementary School, we believe
Elementary strives to provide a first-class educational experience
to elementary children in kindergarten through fifth grade. In
addition to curriculum and programming that has proven results, GES
offers children instruction in music and instrumentation, band,
physical education and Spanish. GES also values the use of
technology, with smart boards and document cameras in every
instructional setting including Music, a minimum of six iPads in
every classroom (with 14 classrooms at 1:1 iPad access) and two full
We also know that
before kindergarten. GES oversees the CASD Great Start Readiness
Program Preschool, as well as housing the community-based Grayling
Cooperative Preschool-GSRP (Great Start Readiness Program) and a NEMSCA Head Start Program. As a
member of the Crawford County Preschool Partnership, we have a
vision for all children to have access to quality early childhood
The purpose of our web page is to provide resources to the families
we serve as well as those we hope to serve. You’ll find contact
information and access to our teachers’ web pages in addition to
other information useful to students and parents.
-Gina Brunskill, Principal
Our school day starts at 8:30 a.m. and ends at 3:18 p.m.
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Monday February 24, 2014
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School Mission Statement
“Our mission at
is to work
students, staff and the community to sustain a safe, meaningful learning
environment that fosters success and instills the value of life-long
(Written by the GES Staff)
Dear Parent or Guardian,
Welcome to Grayling Elementary
School! As the parent of a student new to our district, I'm sure you
will have many questions regarding your child's education and you
will be given several items to assist you in the enrollment process.
Likewise, as your child enters Grayling Elementary School, you will
be asked to provide documentation necessary for enrollment.
The following items must be presented before your child will be
officially enrolled and allowed to begin school:
- Birth certificate (child's
name must match the legal name on the document and it must be an
- Immunization record
(immunizations must be current before beginning school)
- Proof of residency (
driver's license, utility bill, rental receipt, etc. )
- Proof of custody (required
if child does not live with both parents)
If your child has received
assistance with speech or special education or has any medical
concerns that may affect his/her daily routine or ability to
participate in specific activities, please notify us so we may take
this into consideration when placing your child.
If you have any questions
during the enrollment process or at any time throughout the year,
please feel free to call our office, Monday-Friday, 7:30-4:00 @
Grayling Elementary Principal
How to get to
1000 Michigan Avenue
Grayling, MI 49738
Grayling Elementary is located in the
Grayling on Michigan
Avenue. Grayling is about an hour east of Traverse City, 25 minutes
south of gaylord, two hours
northwest of Saginaw and two-and-a-half hours north of Lansing.
South (on I-75 North):
Take the Exit 254 (I-75 BL/M-72) on the left toward
downtown Grayling/Traverse City. At the second traffic light turn
right onto Michigan Avenue. Grayling Elementary is eight blocks down on
the right side of the street.
From the North (on I-75
South): Take Exit 254 (North Down River
Road). Turn right onto North Down River Road. At the first
intersection turn left. Grayling Elementary School is on the
left immediately after the hospital.
Grayling Elementary Newsletters 2013-2014
On behalf of the administration, faculty and staff of Grayling
Elementary School, we welcome you to our 2010-11 web page.
Our building, which is attached to AuSable
Primary, serves students in the third,
fourth and fifth grades.
Grayling Elementary first opened in 1964 as a K-6
building and was renovated in 1987 with a new library and three additional
classrooms. In 1996 we received a new roof, mechanical system and energy improvements, and additional
office and meeting room space. A new sign/message board was donated by the GE/AP parents' group in spring
1999. In 2007 our building underwent more improvements with energy
efficient lights and heating and in August of 2008, we were
presented with an Energy Efficiency Award.
The purpose of our web page is to tell parents about our teachers,
classes, programs and activities. You will also find several teachers' web
pages. Throughout the year, more pages and links will be added, so please