September 16, 2019

September 16, 2019

~In a world where you can be anything, BE KIND!~

Dear GES Families:

We can all spread kindness, and it may be easier than you think. We read the book, A Little Spot of Kindness by Diane Alber and have challenged every member of our school community to do one act of kindness every day this week. We have distributed 7 colorful dots and are asking everyone to mark a spot on their kindness card for every day they were kind. From saying please to sharing toys, your child will learn how to spread kindness in everyday situations at school and at home!

Important Dates:
• Early release Wednesday, September 18. All learners will be dismissed at 1:00PM.
• Community Informational Night Thursday, September 19th from 6-8PM, sponsored by the PTA. 

Important Information:

We have been recognized as a 2019 Blue Ribbon School and will be recognized at the 2019 NH Partners in Education Celebration of Volunteers. The Blue Ribbon Award recognizes the extraordinary efforts of school volunteer coordinators and their volunteer teams for the achievements realized during the school year.

Please consider joining the PTA. (See attached form) The following are just a few of the many ways PTA has been involved in our schools and community during the past years.
• Funded the SWEET Sugar Shack!
• Sponsored poetry contest and Reflections arts recognition programs
• Awarded grants to GES for One School, One Book program and G.I.F.T. mentoring program
• Provided college scholarships and scholarships for summer camps for young students
• Funded teacher requests for additional student materials needed at various grade levels

On October 1st and 2nd all of our classroom teachers will be involved in two days of literacy professional development. They will learn best practices for improving student achievement in reading and writing provided by trainers from Lesley University. While our classroom teachers are learning, our specials teachers along with our guidance counselors and teacher assistants will lead field trips for each grade level on October 1st. We would invite you to save the date and come join your child on their field trip.You will be getting information about the specific field trip from your child’s teacher.
Field Trip Locations:
Grade Level Location
Kindergarten Choose Love Activities around our community

First Grade Prescott Farm -Going Buggy, Seasonal Discovery Walk

Second Grade Seacoast Science Center
Odiorne Point,NH

Third Grade McAuliffe-Shepard Planetarium

Fourth Grade New Castle Commons-Team Building Activities

Important dates:
17 Constitution Day
18 Early Release (Dismissal 1:00PM)
19 PTA Info Session 6:00 GMS (see attached flyer)
24 Volunteer Steering Committee Meeting, 2:00 GES Office
27 Spirit Day - Wear School Colors (blue/white or pandas)

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Have a wonderful week!

Danielle Bolduc, GES Principal

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