Gainfield School News

October 15, 2016

Message from Mr. Romeo

Dear Gainfield Families,

Despite the short week, students and staff were busy at Gainfield School the past few days! Among the highlights was the completion of our school photo of students and staff spelling out I <3 GES. The production could not have taken place without our amazing parent volunteers!

Have a terrific weekend!


Jon Romeo


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Counselor's Corner

Our fifth annual “Can the Principal” food drive for the Southbury Food Bank is kicking off on October 24th and will run until November 4th. Please look for information to come home regarding this event along with items the food bank is in need of this fall.

Lesson topics this week:

Grade 3- Turning negative thinking into positive thinking

Grade 4- Cliques (upsides and downsides)

Grade 5- Friendship

Attention fifth grade parents: If you are interested in having your child hear more about Waterbury Arts Magnet School (WAMS), please return your permission form by Tuesday morning to the office. Representatives will be at GES Tuesday during recess time and a panel of WAMS students will be there to share experiences and answer questions.

Have a great week!


Laura Phelan

Moms and Muffins on Wednesday, October 19th

All students are invited to have breakfast at school with their Mom, Aunt, Grandma or any special adult. Hours are 7:30 - 9:00 a.m. in the GES Cafeteria. There will be muffins, croissants, fruit, coffee, tea and more. We look forward to seeing you there!

Gainfield School Spirit Day on Friday, October 21st

Our next GES Spirit Day will be held on Friday, October 21st. Students and staff will show their Gainfield spirit by dressing like a superhero!

Pumpkins with Personality! beginning October 24th

Pumpkins with Personality is a special GES tradition. It's a literary pumpkin decorating contest which takes place at the end of October.

Transform an ordinary pumpkin into your favorite book character using any crafty items and your own creativity! To take a peek at past Pumpkins with Personality, by clicking here.

Pumpkins should be brought to the Media Center no earlier than Monday, October 24th, and should be picked up on Friday, October 28th. Please email Mrs. Parker at with any questions.

School Picture Day @ GES on Tuesday, October 25th

A reminder that School Picture Day will be held on Tuesday, October 25th. Flyers were sent home with your children last week. Orders can also be submitted online by going to The GES Picture ID number is EJ116090Q0.

Veterans Day Celebration @ GES Friday, November 11th

As many of you know, Gainfield School holds a very special Veterans Day celebration each year. This year's program will be held the morning of November 11th.

Letters went home with students this week inviting families to let us know about veterans with connections to school community. These service men and women will be commemorated on our Wall of Honor, invited to a Veterans Day Breakfast, invited to speak to students, and recognized at our school wide Veterans Day Celebration!

Help Wanted

Interested in taking pictures at GES events and activities? Please contact our school librarian, Mrs. Parker ( We're looking for a group of parents who can volunteer some time to help with photos to be used on our school website, bulletin boards, and this newsletter!

Upcoming Events in need of Parent Photographer(s):

  • Moms and Muffins on October 19th
  • Gainfield Gathering on October 21st
  • Veterans Day Celebration on November 11th

October Events

10/19: Moms and Muffins 7:00 - 9:00 a.m.

10/21: Spirit Day - Dress Like a Super Hero, PTO Meeting 10:00 a.m.

10/24 - 11/4: Can the Principal Food Drive

10/25: Picture Day, Dining Night Out - Rathskeller

10/31: Kindergarten Pumpkin Parade

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