GREGORY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

DECEMBER NEWSLETTER

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GENERAL REMINDERS

WEEKDAY FOOD DISTRIBUTION

Mondays & Wednesdays 11 am -2 pm

Each student receives two breakfast meals and two lunch meals.


WEEKEND FOOD DISTRIBUTION

Fridays 11-2 pm

Meals will be given for 3 days. (Friday, Saturday, & Sunday)


MARKING PERIOD #2 SCHEDULES

New AM & PM schedules have been developed and distributed to parents. To view your child's schedule, go to your child's homeroom teacher's Class Story on Class Dojo.


SAVE-THE-DATE

Marking Period #1 Ends: Monday, December 14th

Marking Period #2 Begins: Tuesday, December 15th

Report Card Distribution via ParentPortal: Monday, December 21st

ENRICHMENT and GIFTED & TALENTED CLASSES

Due to the new MP #2 schedule, some of the Enrichment and G&T classes have a new time. Please review the information below to find out whether your child's class time was adjusted for the second marking period.


K-2 ENRICHMENT CLASSES

  • Kindergarten: Fridays 1-1:30 pm

  • Grade 1: Tuesdays 2:30-3:00 pm

  • Grade 2: Fridays 1:30-2:00 pm


3-5 GIFTED & TALENTED CLASSES

  • Grade 3: Fridays 8:45-10:15 am

  • Grade 4: Mondays or Tuesdays 1:00-2:30 pm

  • Grade 5: Thursdays 1-2:30 or Fridays 10:30 am -12:00 pm


*In order to remain in these classes, students must keep up with their work in their core subjects.


Please contact Mrs. Schaller to discuss any questions, regarding these classes.

Email Address: mschaller@westorangeschools.org

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE



GRADES 2-5

In an effort to continue to keep our morning announcements as similar as possible to how we would conduct them if we were all in school, I am calling all students in grades 2-5 to lead our school in the flag salute. If your child is interested in leading the flag salute for our school, please send a recording of them reciting the Pledge of Allegiance in the same fashion as the students have done so far. Your 2-5 grader can do the pledge alone, with a family member, or even with a friend. Please send the video to me via email.


Typical Script: "Hi, My name is__________________from homeroom. Please stand for the flag salute.

(I always whisper count 1-2-3 with the kids because I remind them that we have to wait for everyone to stand up.)

NEWS FROM OUR SCHOOL COUNSELOR, MRS. DONATIELLO

Press this button to view Mrs. Donatiello's website.

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THURSDAY, DECEMBER 10TH - FRIDAY, DECEMBER 18TH

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GRADE 5 VIRTUAL WINTER CONCERT

Starting December 17th and continuing throughout the holiday season, the West Orange Elementary School band and orchestra teachers will be providing a unique, “at home”, performance opportunity. The West Orange Fifth Grade Winter Play-Along is the perfect chance for your children to show you what they have been working on this year. Have the family gather around the laptop, Zoom or FaceTime with loved ones that are not close by, dress in your concert best attire, take photos, and enjoy the West Orange Fifth Grade Winter Play-Along!


For more information, please refer to your school’s Google Classroom, ClassDojo, or contact your school's band or orchestra director.


Mrs. Maliszewski & Mr. Lagatic



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EARLY DISMISSAL DAY -1:15 pm

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 23RD


*This will be an asynchronous day with a morning meeting at 8:45 am.

NO SCHOOL

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 24TH- FRIDAY, JANUARY 1ST

VIRTUAL INSTRUCTION WILL RESUME ON MONDAY, JANUARY 4TH

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FRIDAY, DECEMBER 25TH

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SATURDAY, DECEMBER 26- FRIDAY, JANUARY 1 2021

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THURSDAY, DECEMBER 31ST

PTA NEWS

Boosterthon Prize Pick Up

Date: Wednesday, 12/9 1-3 pm

Location: Bus Loop in front of the school.

JOIN THE PTA

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GENERAL PTA MEETING

Wednesday, Dec. 9th, 7:30pm

This is an online event.

To join this PTA meeting, please click the link below.


Join Zoom Meeting

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89028265446?pwd=M2xIdTBuMDVnZGc1WGQrdXo5bGo4Zz09


Meeting ID: 890 2826 5446

Passcode: 053951

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GRADE 5 HOLIDAY FUNDRAISER

Press the button for a printable order form.

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