GES Week In Review

May 6, 2022

GES Week In Review

Welcome to the GES Week In Review (WIR).

The WIR will be sent out weekly during the school year. In the WIR you will find upcoming dates and information relevant to your child here at GES. Please review regularly to stay abreast of the exciting things happening at Gilbertsville Elementary School.

Important Upcoming Dates

May 9 Art Show and Scholastic Book Fair 5-8 PM

May 13 GES Boosterthon FUNdraiser Kick-Off

May 19 Author Visit-Jerry Pallotta

May 24 GES Boosterthon FUNdraiser FUN RUN!

May 25 Fifth Grade Celebration @ 9:00 AM

Choral Concert

May 30 Memorial Day - Schools & Offices Closed

May 31-June 3 Early Dismissal K-12

GES FUN Run Fundraiser is Coming!

Gilbertsville Families!

We are kicking off our Gilbertsville Boosterthon FUNdraiser on May 13th. This year student’s will be completing 35 laps with a Fun Run Event on May 24th! It’s going to be a FUN experience for ALL students and comes with a fun character theme, called Sports City Worldwide! Not only will this help our school raise some much needed funds, but it will also add fun and excitement to the start of our school year.

How can you help?

Register on! Our goal is to get 100% of our class registered.

SHARE your student’s donation link with friends & family!

Donate if you are able to.

We are also working together towards some FUN incentives

- $25,000 Raised = Slime a mystery staff member

- 70% Registered = movie & popcorn day

- 25 States Goal = popsicles/icepops on FR day

Thank you for supporting Gilbertsville Elementary!

Want to learn about joining BASD Colorguard?

Attention all BASD Families! Want to learn more about the award-winning Boyertown Colorguard? Come out to the high school on Wednesday, May 18 from 5:30-8:00 to meet our staff and try it out! Open to all BASD students in Grades 5-11. NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY! This event will be full of fun dance, spinning, and team work activities where you can get a taste of what it is like to join our incredible color guard program. There will be a brief informational meeting for parents at 7:45 in the BASH Band Room for all.

Contact Brian Langdon at for more info or sign up today:

Author Jerry Pallotta is coming to GES on May 19, 2022!

He is a popular children’s book author who has written many Alphabet books, nonfiction books, and the famous “Who Would Win?” series. When he visits GES he will teach us all about his writing process and his books will also be for sale. He will even autograph a book for you! If you have not pre purchased a book, your child may still purchase a book on May 19th.. Please place exact change or a check (made out to CB books) in an envelope. On the front of the envelope write your child’s name, classroom teacher and the title of the book you want to purchase. Please click below for Order Form.

5th Grade Parents-We need your pictures for the end of the year Celebration Slideshow!

Please email your pictures from your child’s elementary years to The pictures will be used during our 5th grade celebration on May 25. Pictures can be from any grade. We want to celebrate the hard work and fun moments they have been enjoyed since kindergarten.

Swamp Pike Closure

Please review the attached notification regarding a temporary closure on Swamp Pike. This may impact timing of bussing and traffic around the area. We wanted all families to be aware of this possibility starting April 19-August 2022.

Please see below for important PSSA Test Information

BASD Summer Camps!

Parents of BASD students,

We are once again excited to announce our BASD Summer Camps for 2022. Please review the 2022 Summer Camp Catalog for camp descriptions and details. If you are interested in signing up your child for a camp, please complete this registration form.

Camp registration will close on Sunday, May 1, 2022. If you have more than one child that would like to attend a camp, please complete a registration form for each child.

In order for a summer camp to run, a minimum of eight students must sign up for the camp. Once eight students have enrolled, you will receive a confirmation email. You will receive the confirmation email no later than May 13, 2022.

The confirmation email will contain a link for you to submit your online payment. Regardless of your camp week, ALL online payments will be due by Friday, May 27, 2022. If your payment is not received by the deadline, your enrollment will be canceled.

Summer Camp Links can also be found below:

2022 Summer Camp Catalog:

2022 Summer Camp Registration Form:

Please reach out to the Office of Teaching and Learning with any questions or concerns.

Are you moving over the Summer?

If you plan on moving over the Summer Break, please email to let us know in advance.

Gilbertsville Home and School Association (GES HSA)

The Gilbertsville HSA is looking forward to offering fun, family activities throughout the 2021-2022 school year. To learn more about getting involved in our parent group, visit the GES HSA Website.

HSA Meeting Zoom Link

Preston's Pantry T-Shirt Sale!

Preston’s Pantry T-shirt Sale is going until April 10th! Black & Red OR Tie-Dye!

Please be sure to note your school, classroom teacher on the form.(See Below for link)

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Preston's Pantry Annual Food Drive

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BASD Kindergarten Registration

Kindergarten registration for the 2022-2023 school year is now open. Children must be 5 years of age on or before September 1, 2022, to be eligible for the 2022-2023 school year.

Registration information packets were mailed to families based upon census data on December 23, 2021. If you did not receive a packet, the contents are available on our district registration webpage by clicking the plus sign next to the 2022-2023: New Student Registration link. Visit to get started.

All questions can be sent to our Student Registration Office via email at

6 Day School Cycle

We will be following a 6-day cycle for school this year. Your child's special schedule will be based on the cycle days rather than days of the week. For your planning, the first 2 weeks of school cycle days are listed below.

Week of May 9

Monday-Day 5

Tuesday-Day 6

Wednesday-Day 1

Thursday-Day 2

Friday-Day 3

Week of May 16

Monday-Day 4

Tuesday-Day 5

Wednesday-Day 6

Thursday-Day 1

Friday-Day 2

Bus Transportation & Parent Drop Off/Pick Up

Bus Transportation - Please make sure your child is at your assigned stop 5-10 minutes prior

to scheduled bus time.

Parent Drop off and Pick Up Information

  • Drop off Times: 8:25-8:40 (Gate will be closed at 8:40 AM)
  • Pick Up Times: 3:25-3:45 (Gate will open at 3:15 PM)
In order to keep the Pick up and Drop off lines running quickly and smoothly, please have your students ready to exit your vehicle immediately when it is their turn. Also, please do not pull out of line or pass cars in line. This is to ensure the safety of all students and staff.

Important Afternoon Transportation and Pick Up Process Information

If your plans for your child’s transportation home are different than their typical mode of transportation, please send a note to your child’s teacher so that they are leaving the classroom during the appropriate time. Also, please email your teacher to let them know of the change.

Examples below:

1. Your child rides the bus daily and you are opting for parent pickup. On this day, please send a note indicating this along with the name of the adult who will be picking up your child. Please have that adult bring their driver’s license to confirm their identity.

2. If you typically pick up your child and you want your child to ride the bus this day, please send a note, that includes their bus number, to the teacher to help ensure they board the bus.

Student Attendance Information

Attendance Procedures

Reporting an absence: If your child is not feeling well and cannot attend school, please email attendance at, or use the link below to inform the school that your child will not be present due to an illness, or appointment.

Educational Trip-Parents/Guardians must complete an Educational Trip Form 2 days prior to your child's absence. **Please note that failure to submit a trip form prior to departure will result in trip days being counted as an unlawful absence.

Ticket Sales for Athletic Events

Please visit the following website regarding ticket sales for athletic events held at Boyertown. Cash sales are not available for any athletic event.

Gilbertsville Elementary School WIN

The letter below outlines our reading support for all students at GES. Please review as we will be starting our WIN (What I Need) time for students in October.

News from the Nurses Suite