GWS Weekly Newsletter

September 22, 2023


With a new transportation system in place, we have a greater number of walkers and bikers at Governor Winslow School. For the safety of all, here are a few reminders:

  • Bikers, walkers, and car drop off should arrive to school at 8:40 AM. (Staff will not be on duty until that time.)
  • Bikers must walk their bikes on Regis Road and remain on the sidewalk at all times.
  • Car line drop off is at the bike rack at 8:40 AM. Students should remain in the car until a staff member signals.
  • DO NOT drop off or pick up students on Regis Road or Gotham Hill Drive. Please use the car drop off/pick up line.
  • Please be sure walkers and bikers are prepared for inclement weather.

Thank you so much for your attention to our arrival and dismissal at GWS. The safety of our students remains our top priority, and we appreciate your help!

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GWS Highlights

Important Dates

  • Monday, September 25: 1st Day of School Store (Grades 1-5)
  • Monday, September 25- Friday, September 29: Go Gold Week (see details below)
  • Wednesday, September 27: Elementary Curriculum Night, 6:00PM (see details below)
  • Friday, September 29: Go Gold Spirit Day (wear yellow or gold)

Congratulations September Good Citizens!

The theme of the month is Respect

Anthony Gutry

Kira Henninger

Emma Rhodes

Curriculum Night 9/27/23

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PTO News

Mark your calendars for our first PTO meeting on Monday, October 2nd at 7 pm in the GWS library.

Are you interested in volunteering at school? We will have upcoming openings for parent volunteers to help teachers with copying, cutting, etc. These tasks can make a big difference to the teachers! A sign up link will follow soon!

Thank you to all who signed up for school store. We cannot run this without parents volunteers; your support is greatly appreciated.

Aspen Family Portal

The Portal for elementary families is now open!

**Extremely Important: Please complete the Student Workflow and Parent Workflow as soon as possible as this is how we reach you in an emergency.**

New families should have received their login information via email from our Aspen team. Please check your email for your credentials. All families can contact if you have any questions accessing the parent portal.

Click here for instructions for Aspen portal questions.

PickUp Patrol (PUP)

GWS will continue to use the PickUp Patrol (PUP) App to help us better manage our dismissal process. PUP allows parents to electronically make daily dismissal changes from a computer or smart phone. Families that have not already registered will receive an email with login information.


School Lunch

Lunch will be served at all elementary schools this year free of charge.

Please click here to view the September menu and click here to view the October menu.

Visitors & Volunteers

Every three years our parent/guardian CORI forms need to be updated in order to volunteer at school events. This year marks the beginning of a three year term, so every parent/guardian that would like to volunteer needs to complete a new form this year.

Please click here for a typable form and submit by bringing it to the front office with your license. You do have the option to have the form notarized and sent in with a copy of your license if you cannot come to the school.


Team Thomas

On September 24 MHS Senior, Thomas Schmid, along with his friends and family will be doing the Mitochondrial Awareness Walk. Marshfield's McDonald's Restaurant is helping raise funds for the walk and to raise awareness.

On September 25th from 5pm-7pm the McDonald's on Ocean Street, will be holding a FUNDRAISER for Thomas’ Team where 20% of all sales will go to this amazing cause. We hope you can stop in and help support this important cause.
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