Gouverneur Elementary News

Week of January 29, 2018

NWEA Testing Starting This Week

Once again, our students will be assessed in ELA and Math using the NWEA assessment. This is a universal screening tool we use to evaluate our program, our curriculum and our practices in teaching. The data gathered is used to adjust curriculum and teaching practices for our scholars. It is one measure point in multiple measures we use to gauge our teaching. Please talk with your child about taking this evaluation seriously as we do look at all data to see how our scholars are progressing. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate in asking your child's teacher.

Family Movie Night is Rescheduled to February 9th. Look for the Flyer

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Reminder: Make Sure Your Emergency Addresses are Correct on Emergency Sheets

As you know, we are in the months of unpredictable weather patterns. We just want to remind everyone to have the correct place where your child goes in case of an early dismissal. Be aware, that all notes are voided if this is called and we follow the emergency addresses on your emergency sheet. This is for the safety of all our students. When this is called, the office goes into emergency procedures as we only have so long to get our children on the correct buses and dismissal. We will not accept ANY changes over the phone for the safety of our children. Although these days are rare, we have had them, so please be alert to weather patterns. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation for the safety of all!
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Coming February 7, 2018

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Billy Martin's COLE ALL-STAR CIRCUS will be hosting their 80th Anniversary show in the Gouverneur High School Gymnasium on Feb. 10, 2018. Shows are at 3pm and 7pm. Children 12 years or younger are FREE when accompanied by an adult. Advance sale tickets for adults are $10 and available at any school office. Day of show tickets are $15.
This event is sponsored by the Gouverneur National Jr. Honor Society.
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UPK and Kindergarten Registration Is Coming

Pre-kindergarten age: Children must be four on or before December 1, 2018

Kindergarten age: Children must be five on or before December 1, 2018

You can register online using the link below, or by calling 315-287-4914
https://docs.google.com/…/1FAIpQLSd9HVGPDsBIl7wKnf…/viewform

Please pre-register by February 9, 2018.

For more information call: Donna Runner, Assistant Superintendent at 315-287-4870

What's Ahead

  • NWEA Starting Monday, January 29th
  • Feb 2: Report Cards Mailed Home
  • Feb 7: Global School Play Day
  • Feb 7: PAC Meeting 7:30am
  • Feb. 9: Reschedule Family Movie Night 6:00p, Elementary Gym
  • Feb 12: 100th Day of School
  • Feb 13: K-Kids Club 3:45pm
  • Feb 13: GES PTO Meeting 6:30pm Elementary Library
  • Feb 14: BSDMT Shared Decision Making Team Meeting 7:30am, Library
  • Feb 14: Valentine's Day

Gouverneur Elementary Pledge

I pledge to make Gouverneur Elementary a safe and happy place.

I will be respectful, responsible and honest.

I will treat others the way I want to be treated, with gold and blue shining through.

Gouverneur Elementary School, Gouverneur, NY

Gouverneur Elementary School is an exemplary school where we agree to place the welfare of students at the forefront of our decisions. In becoming a school of excellence, we always identify and implement new or enhanced initiatives in the area of curriculum and instruction, provide respectful and professional learning environments, develop and implement planning and support systems and increase faculty, parent and community partnerships.


We are a Responsive Classroom school, so our belief is that the social and emotional curriculum is just as important as the academic curriculum. We pride ourselves to "Delivering The Promise of A Brighter Future!"

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