Elementary Edition

May/June 2022

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Dear Families,

We are excited to have use of both cafeterias! Primary students began using the cafeteria on May 2nd, with one class per block. As of May 16th, two classes per block will use the cafeteria. As of May 2nd, students in the middle grade have transitioned into the cafeteria with two classes per block.


There are many local resources and opportunities for children this summer!


1. Food for Kids: The Program Coordinator reached out with the following information - We will begin preparing bagged lunches, distributed by the Greenwich Summer Youth program at St. Joseph's Hall on Monday, June 27th. Participation in the Youth Program is not necessary to access the lunch but please contact Maud Maynard at 518-692-8139 to be included in the daily count.


2. Town of Greenwich Youth Program: Hard copies were sent home with students last week and access to a PDF of the student enrollment form can be found here - file:///C:/Users/jmueller/Downloads/Youth%20Registration%20Forms%202022.pdf


3. Backpack Program: This year-round program is delivered weekly. Sign-up con occur at any time! Please reach out to Mrs. Katelynn O'Connor to sign up your children to receive a backpack full of food for the weekend. Her email is kkwiecein@greenwichcsd.org


4. Camp Little Notch (Fort Ann, NY): Please access enrollment information through this link - https://mail.google.com/mail/u/0/?tab=rm&ogbl#inbox/FMfcgzGpFWQsgncNqbfXlRbWzcHdFVrP?projector=1&messagePartId=0.1


With a combined 75 years of service at Greenwich Elementary School, it is time to say goodbye and Happy Retirement to a few staff members in June: Mrs. Barnes, Mrs. Moore, and Mrs. Wallner. In addition, long-time custodian and crossing guard, Bill Wilson, also plans to retire!


Enjoy the last two months of school!

Jennie Mueller

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Memorial Day and End of the Year

During the 2021-2022 school year the Greenwich Central School District utilized one Emergency Closing day. Therefore, the school district will be closed on Friday, May 27, 2022.


Greenwich Elementary students will attend classes on the following schedule:

Monday, June 20th Juneteenth Holiday observed- district closed

Tuesday, June 21st - Early Release @ 11:35

Wednesday, June 22nd - Early Release @ 11:35

Thursday, June 23rd - Early Release @ 11:35 - Last day!

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PTSA Corner

The PTSA is currently running a spring plant fundraiser from now through May 6th. Please place orders online using the link below. Thank you for your continued support of the Greenwich PTSA!


Plant Fundraiser


During Whipple City Days in June, you will find a Dunk Booth sponsored by the PTSA!

Happenings in 5th Grade

In Miss Sampson's 5th Grade class, students explored whether the Sun is moving or the Earth is moving. The students came to understand that the Sun isn't moving, the Earth is actually spinning. In the activity, the students used their bodies as a kinesthetic model of the Earth to understand how the speed of the Earth's spin affects the length of a day. The students were 'spinning' at 1,000 MPH!
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From the Elementary Health Offices:

Please access this detailed letter from the Elementary Health Offices which will help navigate the most recent changes to COVID protocols.
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K-6 Social Emotional Parent Website

Parent/Guardians please take a moment to check out the K-6 Social Emotional Parent Website. The link is : https://sites.google.com/greenwichcsd.org/gessocialemotionalresources/home


Thank you!

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Important Dates for May and June

May:

9: BOE Meeting 6 PM High School Media Center

17: Budget Vote & Tour of New Facilities

17: PTSA Meeting 7 PM

25: Kindergarten Screening

27: NO SCHOOL

30: No SCHOOL- Memorial Day

June:

1 & 2: Pre-Kindergarten Screening

13: BOE Meeting 6 PM High School Media Center

13: Grade 6 Track Meet

15: Grade 5 Track Meet

16: Grade 4 Track Meet

16: CHANGE OF DATE - 6th Grade Moving Up Ceremony @ 12:30 PM High School Auditorium

17: Last Full Day for Pre-K - 6

17: Track Meet rain date

20: NO SCHOOL- Juneteenth Observed

21: Early Release for Pre-K - 6 @ 11:35 AM; Lunch available for all students

22: Early Release for Pre-K - 6 @ 11:35 AM; Lunch available for all students

23: Last Day of School; Early Release for Pre-K - 6 @ 11:35 AM; Lunch available for all students

EMERGENCY SCHOOL CLOSINGS

EMERGENCY SCHOOL CLOSINGS

If school must be closed, delayed in opening, or dismissed early due to inclement weather or other unpredictable problems, an announcement will be made as soon as possible after 6:30 AM on the official stations, radio station WGY and television station WRGB. Additionally, School Messenger will call each family to advise of school closings, delays and early dismissals.

PLEASE DISCUSS WITH YOUR CHILDREN EXACTLY WHAT THEY ARE

SUPPOSED TO DO IN THE EVENT OF UNPLANNED DISMISSAL

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Dismissal Plans

If your child has a change in his/her dismissal plans, please send in a note with your child’s name, teacher’s name, what his/her dismissal plans are including the name and address of where your child is going and the date. If the change is a permanent change in dismissal, please indicate that on the note. If you have any questions, please contact:

Tracy Dennis - 518-692-9542 ext. 6100 - Primary Office

Jennifer O’Connor - 518-692-9542 ext. 6200 - Middle Grade Office