Grimslid Memorial Fund has Northside students singing new song

Sally Grimslid

Sally Grimslid

Students at the new Northside Elementary school have a catchy new school song to sing due to the legacy of a former Franklin Elementary School teacher.

The Sally A. Grimslid Memorial Fund was established in 2005 to honor a dedicated teacher at Franklin. The Fund is held by the La Crosse Community Foundation with annual proceeds administered through the La Crosse Public Education Foundation.

Proceeds are used to meet the needs of public schools students on the north side of La Crosse, providing children with books, educational supplies, field trips and similar endeavors. Since 2005, more than $11,000 has been distributed.

This past year, the fund helped support the writing of a new school song for Northside (see below for the lyrics). Other recent examples of programs funded through the Grimslid Memorial:

  • In 2012, the grant supported an artist-in-residence, The Figureheads, whose innovative musical performances teach critical thinking skills on themes such as “inclusion” and “literacy.”
  • In 2011, the donation paid for a professional theatre troop, CLIMB Theatre, to produce two plays related to bullying prevention and physical safety: “Rude Rudy Roo” for kindergarten through second-graders; and “Snapshots” for third through fifth-graders.

 

We’re All in This Together

 

We’re all in this together

Sing it out with pride

We’re all in this together

Coulee and Northside

 

We’re all in this together

Sing it out with pride

We’re all in this together

Coulee and Northside

 

Kindness and compassion

Power who we are

The way we treat each other

Everyone’s a star

 

We come from many places

We learn in many ways

Working with each other

Right here every day

 

We’re all in this together

Sing it out with pride

We’re all in this together

Coulee and Northside

 

Sunlight through our windows

Open to the sky

Bluffs are all around us

Rivers flowing by

We are always changing

As we move along

We will stick together

That’s what makes us strong

 

We’re all in this together

Sing it out with pride

We’re all in this together

Coulee and Northside

 

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