GES Week In Review

Friday, December 2, 2022

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

December 1- Elementary Band/Orchestra Concert-BASH New Auditorium @7pm

December 2- GES Holiday Shop and Craft Night

December 19-23- Spirit Week-Sponsored by 5th Grade

· Monday-Twin Day

· Tuesday-White Out

· Wednesday-Dress Like Your Favorite North Pole Character

· Thursday-80’s Neon Day

· Friday-Dress in your favorite Holiday attire

December 22- 5th Graders attend Holiday Sing Along @ Middle School East

December 23- Early Dismissal

December 23- GES Holiday Sing Along -9:00 AM

December 24-31 Winter Break Office Closed

January 2- Winter Break Office Closed

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 December 5

Monday-Day 3

Tuesday-Day 4

Wednesday-Day 5

Thursday-Day 6

Friday-Day 1

Week of December 12

Monday-Day 2

Tuesday-Day 3

Wednesday-Day 4

Thursday-Day 5

Friday-Day 6

November Students of the Month!

Health Room December Newsletter

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Head Lice Prevention

It has come to our attention that there have been a few cases of head lice at GES. My hope with this communication is to make you aware so that you can check your child(ren) regularly. Please review the district guidelines at the link below so that you can help prevent or detect early. The attached article is also helpful in preventing head lice. Please know that it is the parent/guardian’s responsibility to report to the school if your child(ren) does have lice.

The following hyperlink explains the districts lice guidelines. Thank you for your help and vigilance.

Cold Temperatures are Here

This is a reminder to send your child(ren) to school with a coat, hat, and gloves. Students will continue to go out to recess unless the temperature drops below 18 degrees.

4th and 5th Grade Choral Program Rescheduled

Dear 4th and 5th Grade Chorus Parents,

Due to some unforeseen circumstances, we are going to reschedule our December 8 choral program to January 26 at 7:00 PM. Mr. Horner appreciates your understanding and flexibility. We look forward to seeing you at the concert in January.

Gilbertsville HSA News

There are a lot of exciting things happening with our Home and School Association.

Tonight, December 2, is our Holiday Shop/Craft Night. There is still time to sign up, you can do this from the HSA Facebook page or website. The event is from 5-8 PM

Check out the HSA December Newsletter

Finally, if you are looking for some holiday shopping ideas, stop by Five Below between December 3-December 10. 10% of sales go towards supporting the GES HSA. Use the picture below when checking out.

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HSA Newsletter

Please click below for the December HSA Newsletter!

HSA 2023 Spring Basket Party News!! Click Below

Volunteer with the Gilbertsville HSA!

The Gilbertsville Home and School Association (GES HSA) is our parent organization. The HSA does a tremendous amount of work to plan fun student and family events throughout the school year. They are always looking for volunteers. If you want to get involved visit the GES HSA Facebook page or send an email to the address below. The HSA is looking forward to offering fun, family activities throughout the 2022-2023 school year.

Mark your calendar for our GES HSA Meetings. All meetings will be held in the library at 7:00 PM

  • January 9
  • March 6
  • May 1

The HSA has a new email address

Birthday Book Club

If you need assistance for the holiday season please contact Ms. Weber, or fill out the application below for the Christmas Program and return to Multi-Service.

Snack Sales During Lunch

We will begin a slow roll out of snacks distribution during lunches starting after the Thanksgiving Break. In order to assess the interest in purchasing snacks and the potential supply and demand shortages, we are going to start by offering snack purchasing 1 day a week to Grades 3, 4, and 5. Each of these grades will have one day a week they can purchase a snack.

  • Tuesday-3rd Grade
  • Wednesday-4th Grade
  • Thursday-5th Grade

Grades 1 and 2 may be able to purchase snacks later in the year. We want to make sure they eat their healthy lunches first. We have found in the past that once snacks are an option for our younger students, they do not eat their lunch to save room for a snack.

The following guidelines are in place for students to purchase a snack.

1. Students must have money in their lunch account to purchase a snack.

2. Snack Possible Options (the items below are just examples and will be offered based on supply and demand) and Cost

  • Popcorn/Chips (no pretzels) = .75
  • Cookies = .75
  • Ice cream sandwich and bars = .85 (Approx 4 flavors)
  • Ice cream CONES = 1.00 (possible 2 flavors, vanilla cone, and a mixed cone)

3. We allow 1 snack per day and children are not allowed to buy for a friend.

4. In addition, the items below are offered for purchase daily during their lunch.

  • 8oz waters = .75
  • Capri Sun juice pouch = .75

5. Snacks will be sold on a 1st come 1st serve basis. It is possible that not all students will have the option to purchase their 1st choice snack if supply is low.

WIN at Gilbertsville Elementary School

WIN at GES has started-During this past week we started our schoolwide intervention program. Please read the letter below explaining how the program works here at Gilbertsville. If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out. Thank you for partnering in your child’s education.

Parent Pick Up and Drop Off Procedures

If you are planning to transport your child to school, please complete the google form indicating the adults that you give permission to pick up your child after school. As we work through the first few weeks of school we ask for your patience as we all get used to our transportation procedures. Thank you in advance for that.

Click here to complete the Parent Pick Up Dismissal Form

Click here for a pdf version of Parent Drop-off and Pick-Up Maps and Procedures

Parent Drop Off Map

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Parent Pick Up Map

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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.

Kelly Education Referral Program

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