Crawford AuSable Schools
Serving the Educational Needs of the Community Since 1876
Grayling Elementary School
Grades K-5
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 Odds" School!

"Little Vikes"


Winter Break runs Monday, December 22 - January 2. School resumes Monday, January 5, 2015. Happy a safe and happy holiday!


Grayling Elementary School

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 cooperation.

Welcome to the 2013-2014
Grayling Elementary School
Web Page!

There’s no doubt that Crawford AuSable Schools' children are “Growing to Greatness!” And at Grayling Elementary School, we believe “The Sprout   Starts Here."

Grayling 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 computer labs.

We also know that “The Sprout"  starts well 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 opportunities.

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


The CASD elementary music program, under instructor Jim Brown, was named a School of Excellence by the Michigan Association of School Boards in 2010.




 Our school day starts at 8:30 a.m. and ends at 3:18 p.m.

WebPages originally created in 2002 ~ Last updated on  Wednesday December 17, 2014

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Grayling Elementary School Mission Statement

“Our mission at Grayling Elementary School is to work
collaboratively with students, staff and the community to sustain a safe, meaningful learning environment that fosters success and instills the value of life-long learning.”
(Written by the GES Staff)

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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:

  1. Birth certificate (child's name must match the legal name on the document and it must be an official copy)
  2. Immunization record (immunizations must be current before beginning school)
  3. Proof of residency ( driver's license, utility bill, rental receipt, etc. )
  4. 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 @ 989-344-3606.


Gina Brunskill
Grayling Elementary Principal

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How to get to Grayling Elementary
1000 Michigan Avenue
Grayling, MI 49738

Grayling Elementary is located in the town of 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.

From the 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. 
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Grayling Elementary Newsletters 2013-2014




January February  
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Tuesday, March 25, 2014

6:00 pm start time

5:50 pm:
Art Video

6:00 pm: MS/HS Art

6:05 pm: Jazz Band

                           Birdland (Josef Zawinul/arr. by Michael Sweeney)

                           Born To Be Wild (Mars Bonfire/arr. by Michael Sweeney)

6:15 pm: Seventh Grade Band

                           Asian Folk Rhapsody (Richard Saucedo)

                           Celtic Air and Dance No. 2 (arr. by Michael Sweeney)

6:22 pm: Musical

6:32 pm: “Drummunity” Drum Circle
                           Featuring: Mrs. Lewicki’s & Mrs. Strohpaul’s 4th Grade Classes

6:42 pm: High School Choir

                          Tune 1

                          Tune 2
Seventh Grade Choir

                          Tune 1

                          Tune 2

6:56 pm: High School Marching Band

                          March in with cadence

                          Some Nights

                          I Knew You Were Trouble

                          Everybody Talks

                          Good Time

                          Grayling HS School Song

                          March out with cadence

7:11 pm: Ending


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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 visit often.