Canoe Decatur!

greg in boat

Winnona Park Elementary Principal Greg Wiseman recently braved the ripples and lily pads of the elementary school pond for this gripping photo op.

Thanks to Ilene and Chris for the great pic!

Summer Camp-a-Palooza at Winnona Park Elementary This Friday

Principal Greg Wiseman sends along this announcement…

Scrambling For Summer Camp Ideas for Your Kids?

Come to the first annual Summer Camp-A-Palooza at Winnona Park Elementary School:

  • When: This Friday, March 8
  • Time: 8:00AM to 10:00 AM
  • Where: WP Cafe

Over 20 representatives from local camps will be in the Winnona Park cafe to share information with you (See list below). Interested parents should consider bringing information from camps they have been pleased with in the past to share with one another as well. We hope this will be a very useful to our school community as we plan our summer.

  • Decatur First Baptist
  • Sylvia Cross Art Camp
  • Miss Janice’s Summer Camp
  • Color Wheel
  • Wild Oats & Billy Goats
  • Miss Stephanie’s Art Camp
  • YMCA
  • All Sports Camp at Agnes Scott
  • Emory Tennis Camp
  • Emory Basketball Camp
  • Wall Crawler Rock Club
  • Camp Stardust
  • Circus Camp
  • Imagine That Fun!
  • City of Decatur Recreation Department
  • Girls Rock!
  • Camp Scene
  • Carlos Museum
  • The Pottery Place
  • The Wylde Center

Griggs Student Fund Created To Help Winnona Park Family

Diane forwards this note from Winnona Park Elementary School Principal Greg Wiseman…

Over the holidays, a Winnona Park student lost his mother. Robin Griggs, mother of second grader David, tragically died of a brain aneurism on December 22. The family members that are taking care of David and his older siblings have stated that they would welcome donations at this time to help with remaining expenses and care for the children. At this time, the Griggs Student Fund has been set up for this purpose. Donations can be made to:

  • The Griggs Student Fund
  • Decatur First Bank
  • 1120 Commerce Dr.
  • Decatur, GA 30030
  • Attn: Ann Berg
  • Ph: 404-373-6549

We’d prefer donations be made directly to the bank, but if it is easier to bring donations to school (check only please) we will accept them here.

Thank you.

Thank you for your consideration.

CSD Explains No Lockdown at Winnona Park Elementary

Just sent from the City Schools of Decatur in an email blast to the community…

As the AJC reported today, there was a police incident on South Candler Road this morning. Winnona Park received a few calls asking if they were in lockdown status at all. They were not placed on lockdown.

Winnona Park Principal Gregory Wiseman saw the police barricade at the intersection of South Candler and East Davis on his way to school this morning. He immediately pulled to the side, identified himself as the Principal of Winnona Park, and asked if there was a situation he need to know about for the safety of his students. The Decatur Police office said that there was not.

As Mr. Wiseman got to school minutes later, he called the School Resource Officer. The officer was on his way to the South Candler scene. When he arrived, he assessed the situation with his superiors and contacted Mr. Wiseman to inform him that there was no need for the school to be placed on lockdown.