January 23, 2023


At Garrisonville, we like to recognize students & staff who have gone above and beyond by presenting them with a Silver Gotcha. Any staff member is able to nominate a Gator for a Silver Gotcha if they feel that they have done something that exemplifies our Gator Motto.

G | Going the extra mile.

A | Always encouraging.

T | Totally cooperative.

O | Outstanding attitude.

R | Respectful & responsible.

Our recent Silver Gotcha recipients are:

Legacy W. - 5th Gator

Grady H. - 5th Gator

Quinton H. - 5th Gator

Alicia A. - 3rd Gator

Cafeteria Updates

On Friday, January 27 anyone who purchases a complete breakfast will receive a coupon to get a free chocolate chip cookie with the purchase of a complete lunch. The coupon will be good for use on January 27th only. An alternative treat will be available for any students with allergies.

After School Enrichment

We are excited to offer After School Enrichment courses with PTO again this spring!

Spring 2023 ASE classes will be held on Wednesdays from 3:15-4:45pm on 2/1, 2/8, 2/15, and 2/22, with an inclement weather make up date of 3/8, if needed. As this is an after school event, families will need to arrange for student pickup at 4:45pm.

Registration for all ASE courses is open now and will remain open through Friday, January 27th. Classes will be closed as seats fill.

For additional information on ASE and to see our complete list of class offerings, visit

Students can be registered by completing the form at One form will need to be completed for each Gator.

If you are paying online, payment can be made via PayPal at

Please reach out to Miss Leonard or Miss Altschuler with any questions.

KinderGator Families

A professional Wolf Trap Teaching Artist will be partnering with Kindergarten classroom teachers during the first week of February to plan and teach arts-integrated experiences designed to support children’s academic achievement and curriculum goals.

If you are interested in learning more about this experience, please join us for a Wolf Trap sponsored parent workshop at GES on February 6th starting at 3:45pm. The workshop will focus on acting out stories in a playful and engaging way to work on vocabulary, concentration, following instructions, and literacy skills. Come enjoy exciting drama games that explore teamwork, imagination, voice, and body— then work together to act out a fun story. Families will have the opportunity to sing, move, and learn together!

Visit the following link to join in on the fun: or scan the QR code.


Zibibbo Pizza Kits Family Activity

Back by popular demand, our Valentines Zibibbo pizza kits!

Kits are on sale now, for $11 each, on our website! Orders will close at 5pm on Friday, January 27th.

Each kit includes:
• 1 pizza dough (for ~12” pizza)
• tomato sauce
• mozzarella
• choice of 2 toppings - toppings include: pepperoni, sausage, bacon, ham, green peppers, onions, mushrooms, artichokes, basil, black olives, gorgonzola

Pizza kits must be picked up at Zibibbo Trattoria on Rt. 1 Monday, February 13th between 4-7pm.
*Please note that kits are sold as pre-orders only. They will NOT be delivered and must be picked up at the restaurant on the date and time noted above. We are not able to provide refunds for kits not picked up during this time.

PTO will receive $2 back for every kit purchased.

We hope that this activity will help make your Valentine's Day a little sweeter!

PTO Bingo Night

At this time PTO does not have a chairperson or a committee for Bingo Night on March 31st. We will need someone to head the event by January 30th to proceed with it as planned. Please email if you are interested.

Sweethearts Dance

PTO would like to announce that the Family Sweethearts Dance will now be the Friday Friendship Dance and take place during the school day, on the afternoon of Feb. 10th.

We encourage everyone to come to school “dressed to impress!”

K-2 will be from 1:40-2:10pm and grades 3-5 from 2:15-2:45pm. Family members will be able to attend and will sign-out their Gator as they enter if they want to take them home from the dance.

Early Childhood Education Centers

The Stafford County Early Childhood Education Center has begun recruitment of students for Head Start, Early Head Start, and the Virginia Preschool Initiative Program for the 2023-2024 school year. Submissions of online and paper applications are now being accepted. Paper copies are available in the front office.


Please check student folders daily for student work and teachers notes but especially on Mondays for any school wide flyers.

Important Dates

2/17- Professional Day - No School for students

2/20- President's Day - No School - Offices Closed


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