January 13, 2020

Livi looking at Bob in the closet, a picture from the bookDear GES Families:

Here are a few important announcements as we head into the weekend.

I hope you are enjoying Bob, our One School-One Book. I love it when learners talk about how much they enjoy reading the book. We have had lots of conversations about who Bob is in the story. They have some great ideas. The trivia questions are attached for this week.

Drop off Loop: Recently we have had some safety issues concerning the drop off/pick up line. We ask that you pick up your child through the specified loop, be respectful and follow these directions. If you have family members picking up your child, please review the rules below with them.

Please Do NOT get out of your vehicle to help your child buckle. We have staff to help.

Never leave your car unattended in the loop, as this is a cause for major delay.

If you need more time, please park in the parking lot or in the spaces in the middle of the loop and WALK your child to the sidewalk in front of the school.

Please continue through the loop patiently and as cars move through, pull up accordingly.

Students should EXIT / ENTER the car on the PASSENGER SIDE (curb side).

DO NOT PASS cars in the LOOP area unless directed by a supervising staff member.

Most important, be patient and polite. Drive slowly and carefully for all our children’s safety.

Physical Education Update: Looking ahead, we will be snowshoeing the last week of January and the first week of February. Please dress your child for winter weather.

Health Office Updates:The cold and flu season is upon us! When you call your child in sick, please let us know if they are experiencing influenza like illness symptoms (temperature over 100 degrees, sore throat, body aches, active coughs, etc.) If your child has a fever, it must be gone for 24 hours (without the use of fever reducing medicines like Tylenol or Advil) before returning to school. If your child has been vomiting, they should be home for at least 24 hours from when the vomiting stops. Sore throats also carry concerns due to the fact that it may be bacterial related. If a sore throat persists, is very red or raw, or if the child has difficulty swallowing, has a headache, stomachache or fever, they should see their doctor for evaluation. Dismissals will be made on an individual basis for illness and other health concerns. Any child with an active fever over 100 degrees will be asked to be dismissed. Please make sure the office has correct phone number to reach parents or emergency contacts for this reason and any other emergency.

The next Volunteer Fingerprint Clinic is scheduled for Tuesday, January 21, 2020 from 8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. at the SAU Office

Have a wonderful weekend!
Danielle Bolduc, GES Principal

Important Dates:

Jan. 13- 17 One School, One Book Week Chapters 4-6 (pages 34-70)
Jan. 14th Policy Meeting (agenda attached) 7:00 am
Jan. 14th PTA Meeting, 6PM
Jan. 15th Sweetheart Gala Community Center
Jan. 16th Budget Committee/Public Hearing, 7PM
Jan. 20th No School, MLK Day
Jan. 21st Volunteer Fingerprint Clinic, 8-9AM SAU Office
Jan. 24th No School, Teacher Workshop Day
Jan. 29th Early Release, Dismissal at 1:00PM
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