GES Weekly

May 19, 2023

Hello GES Families:

Thank you to those that came out to the Community Forum Thursday night. It is great to hear feedback and hear from you about your concerns, celebrations and ideas. Below is a list of upcoming activities that you are invited to attend. Please be sure to participate in the survey below if you would like to join your child in some of the fun!

On Tuesday, 5/30, students will be participating in the Memorial Day Celebrations in Grafton. We are asking for students to wear red, white or blue to help celebrate.

Enjoy the long weekend!


Angela Cartier

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You're Invited to GES (Click Here)

You're Invited! Please let us know if you are interested in joining us in some of our upcoming events at GES! Background checks through WNESU are required.

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Winter Sports Interest Survey (click here)

We are looking to gather information pertaining to your child's interest in winter sports. This is not an official sign up. This is just to gather information so that we can plan according to student/family interests.

End of Year BBQ

Friday, June 9th 11:45am

Join us for an end of the year BBQ on Friday, June 9th! Ms. Lori will be serving hotdogs, hamburgers, fruit salad, chips, & baked beans. The price of an adult lunch is $6.00.

GES students are free. Additional children are $4.00.If you are unable to pay, please let Sarah know at PTO has offered to help offset the cost for anyone that needs financial assistance.

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This week, our 5th graders joined the 3/4 class with Mrs. Lisai, while the 6th graders attended Keewaydin.

Mrs. BT taught students how to weave a basket. The baskets are not complete quite yet so stay tuned to see the final product!

Wreath Making

Each year, GES participates in the Memorial Day Ceremonies and Celebration in Grafton. GES students made wreaths for this year's ceremonies. They are beautiful! Nice job, Panthers!
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6th Grade at Keewaydin

We ran into a small challenge this week as Mrs. Stern was not able to join the 6th graders at Keewaydin. With little notice, Miss Lizzie stepped up to accompany the students and learn with them. Midway through the week, Mrs. BT joined the students to finish out the week.

Students had a magical time at Keewaydin this week. They enjoyed learning that involved their mind, body and heart. The hikes, study team and cooperation and community responsibilities added up to a be an enriching learning experience.

Volunteer Opportunties

As our busy year comes to a close, we want to remind families that we have opportunities available to have you into the building. Please reach out to your child's teacher or Sarah Noble if you are looking to volunteer.

Please note that all volunteers must complete proper background checks.

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Summer Programming

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School Property Access

Now that Spring has arrived, I would like to remind the community that school grounds are not open to the public during school hours, during the school year - Monday through Friday from 7:45am-3:15pm. If you wish to access the property behind our school, we ask that you please use an alternative trail and not the trail on school grounds. We have asked our students not to engage with pets that they may see during school hours while outside.

Mark your calendars!

5/29: Memorial Day Observed: No School

5/30: Memorial Day Ceremonies in Grafton (All School)

6/2: PTO Sponsored Glow Party 5:30-7:00pm (forms coming home)

6/6: "Mushrooming with Mel" (All School)

6/7: VINS (PTO sponsored) "Owls and their Calls" Presentation (All School)

6/8: Patch Farm Field Trip (All School)

6/8: Tie Dye field day t-shirts

6/9: Family BBQ at GES 11:45 (forms coming home)

6/9: 3rd/4th overnight camping trip - history studies extension

6/13: Reading with Ribby Night - Swampbats-Keene, NH 6 PM

6/14: Morning: BFUHS graduates will walk at GES

6/14: Afternoon: Field Day

6/16: 6th Grade Move Up Night 6pm

6/19: Juneteenth Observed: No School

6/20: Last Student Day: Release at 11:30am