The Bobcat Bulletin
The Mission of the Great Brook School community is to foster the growth of creative thinkers and confident learners who see the world through a compassionate lens.
The Vision of Great Brook School is to collaborate to create an inclusive, caring, and responsive environment that provides innovative and rigorous opportunities for learning and personal growth.
Eighth Grade Climbs Monadnock!
From the Principal's Desk
Happy Friday Bobcats!
What a beautiful fall day with which to end the week! Our 8th graders climbed up Mount Monadnock, resuming a long-standing tradition to build community and enjoy the fresh air.
We are looking forward to having our 5th & 6th graders visit the Curiosity Cube (https://thecuriositycube.com/), which will be onsite on Tuesday, September 27th. Sponsored by MilliporeSigma, the Cube is designed to spark scientific curiosity and passion, encouraging students to pursue careers in STEM fields. The Cube experiments are led by MilliporeSigma employees, giving students an opportunity to learn from “real life” scientists and ask questions about a future career in STEM! A photo release form to be signed was sent home with your student last week.
Just a reminder that we encourage you to respond to the Student Survey Opt-in form we sent out a bit ago. We survey our students to better understand their perspectives, needs, and thoughts about their school experience, which allows us to plan and implement meaningful and holistic programming. Click here to access the form. Thank you for taking the time to complete this form, as it will help us provide better opportunities and services for all of our students.
Have a great weekend!
Free & Reduced Lunch Application
Children need healthy meals to learn. The Contoocook Valley School District offers healthy meals every school day. Your children are eligible for free meals if any of the following conditions apply:
- Your household’s income falls within the limits on the Federal Income Eligibility Guidelines (see the .pdf in fourth link below).
- Your household receives benefits from the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), the Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations (FDPIR), or the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program.
- Your children participate in their school’s Head Start program.
- Your children are foster children under the legal responsibility of a foster care agency or court.
- Your children meet the definition of homeless, runaway, or migrant status.
Note: If you qualify this year, or have qualified in the past, please fill out the application as soon as possible. The application has to be renewed annually. To file your family's application — only one application needs to be submitted to cover all children in your household —, please follow these links:
Questions? Please contact Liz Walton at the SAU, either by emailing email@example.com or by calling (603) 924-3336 x2034.
NH Dance Institute is Back at GBS!
Scenes from Around the School
GBS and SMS play Volleyball together!
Exercise takes many forms
8th grade staff enjoyed the hike, too!
Officer Girard greets GBS students in the morning
Guest Speaker Ms. Cullinan talked about how we use Math in "the real world".
Important upcoming Dates
September 23 - Volleyball @ SMS 4:00pm
September 26 - Soccer Games @ GBS; Field Hockey @ Keene
September 27 - NHDI Sample Class @ 7:30 am
September 27 - Field Hockey @ GBS
September 27 - Curiosity Cube @ GBS for grades 5 & 6
September 28 - Open House 5:00 - 6:30pm
September 29 - Field Hockey @ Keene
September 30 - Volleyball @ SMS 4:00pm
October 5 - Volleyball @ Vilas 3:30
October 7 - Field Hockey @ GBS
October 7 - Boys Soccer @ GBS
October 7 - Cross Country Meet @ GBS
October 11 - Volleyball @ SMS 3:30
October 11 - Chat with Joe & Kat Topic: GBS Positive Behavior Expectations
October 12 - Volleyball @ Boynton 3:30
October 12 - Cross Country @ Boynton 3:30
October 13 - Soccer @ GBS
October 14 - Volleyball @ Charlestown
October 15 - Volleyball Tournament @ Milford
October 18 - Boys Soccer @ GBS
October 18 - Field Hockey @ JRMS
October 19 - Soccer Games @ GBS
October 19 - Cross Country @ GBS
October 19 - First PTO Meeting - 6pm