Ms. Griffin, Room 230
photo of Ms. Griffin
Welcome to Room 230, 4th Graders!
My name is Mrs. Griffin and I am delighted to be your teacher this year! I started teaching in the Minneapolis Public Schools in the fall of 2016. Previously, I taught elementary school in the southern suburbs of the Twin Cities, most recently in Lakeville, Minnesota.
I was born and raised in Minnesota, and have lived either in the Twin Cities metro area or up on the Iron Range most of my life. I am married, and my husband and I live in Lakeville, Minnesota. I have 5 wonderful children, now adults, with the youngest now in college at Minnesota State University – Mankato. My husband and I are also owned by a 10-pound black, fuzzy Shih Tzu named Kirby.
I love to read! When I am not teaching, I enjoy spending time with my family. I also enjoy playing the trumpet in the Lakeville Area Community Band.
I am looking forward to a wonderful school year!

You can reach me at 612-668-4000 or via email:

→ MCA Testing - April 2017

Dear 4th Grade Parents:

This week, your child will begin taking our state's standardized test (MCAs). By working together, we can make your child's test experience postitive and successful. Here are some suggestions that you can do to help your child succeed:

*Make sure your child gets a good night's rest.
*Have your child eat a healthy breakfast at home or in the cafeteria at school.
*Make sure your child arrives at school on time.
*Gently encourage your child to do their best.

Testing will take place between April 11 - April 26. Please see the testing schedule sent home with your child for details.

Thank You,

4th Grade Teachers

→ Winter MAP Testing

The Winter MAP Testing schedule has been set:

Room 230 has the Reading MAP test on Thursday, January 5 at 10:45am.

Room 230 has the Math MAP test on Tuesday, January 10 at 10:45am.

Please make sure students are well-rested and eat a good breakfast every day. It is especially important on testing days.

→ Reminders

Upcoming Events:

  • Wednesday, December 14 - Band Concert
  • Friday, December 16 - Last day of school before Winter Break
  • Spirit Week, December 12 - 16
    • ‚ÄčMonday, December 12 - "Color Day"  Wear colors to represent your grade.  High5/Kindergarten: Blue; 1st Grade: Green;  2nd Grade: Purple; 3rd Grade: Red; 4th Grade: White; 5th Grade: Black
    • Tuesday, December 13 - "Fancy Dress Up Day"  Wear your fancy clothes!
    • Wednesday, December 14 - "Crazy Hat Day"
    • Thursday, December 15 - "Costume Day" (Costumes must be non-violent.)
    • Friday, December 16 - "Pajama Day"
→ New Photos added to the Photo Gallery

Check out the new photos added to the Photo Gallery