G.W. Gazette

Summer 2020 Edition

Summer Fun

Since the COVID-19 pandemic began, many things have changed in our lives. This summer is very different from past summers with pools closed, sports cancelled, and physical/social distancing. But here are a few things that have not been cancelled:

Riding a bicycle

Taking a walk or hike

Having a picnic

Making crafts




Reading a book

Check out the July Feature below for more activities!!

Mentioning reading books reminds me....have you been reading this summer?! There is still time to join my SUMMER READING CHALLENGE and read 1,000 minutes!!! If you do, we will have a cook-out, get an extended recess, and receive a few nice treats!!! If you lost the log that was mailed home with your report card, that's ok...click on the document below, print it out, and use that one!

I hope you are having a very fun and safe summer! I always like to see you out and around town!

Take care,

Mrs. Davis

Emotional Stress from Pandemic

If you or someone you know is experiencing anxiety or related emotional problems due to the COVID-19 pandemic, please seek help. The Iowa Department of Human Services offers free counseling and support to all Iowans at https://covidrecoveryiowa.org/ or call 1-844-775-WARM (9276)
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Double Up Food Bucks

The CARES act has given $1M for COVID-19 relief to help provide emergency relief to Iowans facing food insecurity due to unemployment and income losses. Double Up Food Bucks allows SNAP customers to match purchases of fresh produce made with their EBT card (up to $10/day). Our Keokuk Hy-Vee and the Ft. Madison Fareway are grocery stores currently in the program.
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We are preparing for school to begin...

We have been working very hard in considering what school may look like this fall as we return.

As more updates are available, please check our district's webpage and the GW Facebook page for return to learn guidance. There will also be information for registration coming out very soon!

George Washington Elementary

Heather S. Davis, Principal

Every Student...Every Day ~ Building Tomorrow's Chiefs!