GES Week In Review

Friday, October 7, 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

October 10 No School-Offices Open

October 12 Early Dismissal

*Grades 1-5 Session: 8:45 am - 12:25 pm

*Kindergarten AM Session: 8:45 am - 10:35 am

*Kindergarten PM Session: 10:35 am - 12:25 pm

October 13 Fire Prevention-Walking Field Trips to Gilbertsville Emergency Services Building-

See below for more information. Wear your GES shirt on this day!

October 14 Pink Out for Breast Cancer Awareness

October 24-28 Red Ribbon Week-More Information Coming

October 26 Fall Picture Retakes

October 28 Trunk or Treat (Details coming soon from the HSA!)

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 October 10

Monday-No School

Tuesday-Day 4

Wednesday-Day 5

Thursday-Day 6

Friday-Day 1

Week of October 17

Monday-Day 2

Tuesday-Day 3

Wednesday-Day 4

Thursday-Day 5

Friday-Day 6

Lunch Menu Changes

Tuesday, October 11

Lunch A: Fish Sticks w/ Dinner Roll

Lunch B: Ham Chef Salad w/ Soft Pretzel Rod

Lunch C: Yogurt Meal

Romaine Salad

Steamed Peas

Orange Slices

Assorted Milk

Health Room October Newsletter

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GES Celebrates Fire Prevention Week

Next week we will be celebrating Fire Prevention Week at GES. We are excited to let you know that on Thursday, October 13, we are going to do a walking field trip to the newly built Gilbertsville Fire and Rescue Building. Local Emergency Responders will also be visiting classrooms to teach about fire prevention and safety tips. There will be two field trips so that all students have the opportunity to see the facility.

9:30-10:30 AM--AM Kindergarten, 4th and 2nd Grade

1:45-2:45 PM--PM Kindergarten, 1st, 3rd, 5th Grade

Students and staff are encouraged to wear their GES t-shirts and comfortable shoes on this day.

We are looking forward to learning more about our community helpers on this day!

September Students of the Month!

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.

YMCA Trunk or Treat

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Kelly Education Referral Program

Know someone who’d be interested in a rewarding opportunity with Kelly Education?

Join the Kelly® Education Referral Program! Click below for more information.

Referral Program - Registration (

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HSA September/October Newsletter

HSA Meetings-Exploring Babysitting Option

Hey everyone! Our 1st HSA meeting is just around the corner and we are so excited to see as many of you as possible! We are exploring a babysitting option for those that would otherwise be unable to make it due to child care conflicts. Please see the google form below, to help us gauge at how many of you would be able to attend our meeting and if you would need to utilize our babysitting option so we are able to plan accordingly! Thank you so much and we look forward to seeing all of our new and returning parents!

Thank you!!

Lynsay Fox-Watts

Updated Parking/Spectator/Bag Policies for Varsity Football Games

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.

Gilbertsville Home and School Association (GES 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