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Garden Grove Elementary School

Simi Valley Unified School District

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    PeacefuL Playground is at Garden Grove

    Peaceful Playground is a playground system that is designed to put an end to most playground conflicts. Peaceful Playground teaches students important life skills using these six key principles: 

    1. Teaching students a consistent universal set of rules so that there are fewer disagreements
    2. Teaching new games to all students so there are more choices. (Check out Four Corners!)
    3. Teaching all students skills to solve conflicts (walk/talk/rock, paper, scissors)
    4. Providing adequate equipment (new equipment has been purchased for each grade level)
    5. Providing universal consistent expectations and positive reinforcement for good sportsmanship
    6. Marking the playground with new age appropriate games

    Universal School Phrases

    Bathroom: Go/Flush/Wash/Leave

    Line Up Walking on Campus: Hair/Stare/Walk/Not Talk

    Fire Drill: Silent/Calm/Walk/Sit/Listen

    Buying Lunch: Wait/Get/Sit

    Assembly-Check Your 5: Body/Brains/Eyes/Ears/Mouth

    Leaving Lunch:  Get the OK/Trash or Tray/On Your Way/Then Play

    Peaceful Playground: Walk/Talk/Rock,Paper,Scissors

    Earthquake Drill: Drop/Cover/Hold

    Dress Code: Plan before bed/check the rules/look in the mirror/leave for school

    Dress Code: Check your shirt/check your shorts/check your shoes/ then cruise

    Golden Paws Awards























    Every month one recipient from each of the four categories is randomly chosen to spend time with the Principal and they receive the Golden Paw Spirit Stick and their name on the web page. 

    Garden Grove IMPACT Academy


    Math, Science, Art

    Problem Solving


    Critical Thinking


    Champs at School (GROWL)

    Get started with a positive attitude

    Respect yourself and others

    Offer kindness and encouragement

    Work hard and be responsible

    Listen and learn


    Bullying Definition-- The actions of a student are INTENTIONAL, REPEATED, and HURTFUL acts, words, or other behavior which occurs in a relationship where there is an IMBALANCE OF POWER.

    Please know that the teachers and administration take "bullying" incidents very seriously.  And want to remind you that there is a difference between playground conflicts and "bullying".

    School Hours

    Grades K- 6th

    Mon, Tues, Wed & Fri  8:10 a.m. to 2:40 p.m.

    Thurs 8:10 a.m. to 1:05 p.m.

           Lunch Schedule
    Grades Begins Ends
    K-1 11:30 a.m. 12:10 p.m.
    2- 3 11:50 a.m. 12:30 p.m.
    4-5-6 12:10 p.m. 12:50 p.m.



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