Craig Hill Family Newsletter
March 1, 2024
8th: Music fundraiser at Panera (4-8pm)
9th: GCSD Family Fest @ Arcadia (11-1:30pm)
14th: PTA event- Shamrock Shake @ Odyssey
29th: No school
March Theme days:
8th: dress as a teacher/twin with a teacher
15th: St. Patrick's Day attire/accessories
22nd: Disney Day
28th: Favorite color
This week's highlights
Craig Hill Youtube Link
Interested in watching our morning announcements?
Interested in watching morning announcements?
Community Schools Corner
Session 4 after school clubs
Parents! Do you have a special talent? Would you be willing to share this with our building? We are looking for parents who are willing to lead an after school club for Session 4. Clubs are held on Mondays or Wednesdays immediately after school. Session 4 will run for 5 weeks from April 15 until May 15th.
If you are interested, please contact Valorie Jonas at email@example.com
We need you! Parent coordinator position available!
We are looking for a Parent Coordinator! This is a PAID position that assists our Community Schools Site Coordinator with Family Engagement and Parent Support.
It is 12 hours a week, and you must be available during the school day.
If you or someone you know wants to help support our school and families, we encourage you to apply! Click on this link to do so: Parent Coordinator.
Positive Solutions for Families
Join us for a FREE workshop series on building relationships, setting boundaries, and responding to
challenging behavior. This will be held at the Early Learning Center on the dates listed on the flyer below. Click here to register for the workshop.
GCSD invites all PreK-5 students and families to join us for an enchanting evening of mathematical adventures at "Math Numberland", our Alice in Wonderland themed math night. The event will be March 7th from 5:30 to 7:00 at the Transportation Center on Latta Road. Click here to register for the event.
Introduction to Community Schools
Did you know Craig Hill is a Community School? Do you know what this means for our school? This document explains what it means for our school to be a community school, and introduces you to our school's Community School Site Coordinator, Valorie Jonas.
Children who will be four years old on or before December 1, 2024 are eligible for our free Universal Prekindergarten (UPK) programming during the 2024-2025 school year. The UPK application opens on January 12, 2024 and applications are due March 1, 2024. Click here to complete the application or call 966-2472 to have a printed application mailed to you. UPK Wrap-Care options are available through KidsCare for the 2024-2025 school year. Please see our UPK KidsCare flyer for more information
Join us for our Shamrock Shake event! The event will be held on Thursday March 14th, from 5:30-7:30 PM at Odyssey. Food will be on hand for purchase, and lots of games, crafts, and activities will be there for entertainment. Click here to register for this event.
The Social Institute
The Transportation Department is taking applications for Childcare for the 24-25 school year. Applications can be submitted by visiting here. Applications are due April 1, 2024.
Is your family interested in hands-on exploration of the natural world? These 60-second science clips provide opportunities to develop children's self-confidence, problem solving skills, literacy, and cognitive development. Have fun!
We are still recruiting tutors for the relaunch of the Oasis Tutoring Program taking place at English Village and Longridge Elementary schools this year. If you, or someone you know, are over the age of 50 and are interested in becoming a reading tutor please reach out to Kelly Giudice at 966-2448 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
ENL Family Program
The ENL Family Program is being offered again this year for all students and families of English Language Learners. It is every Thursday night for three 7-week sessions from 6:00-8:00 p.m. at 200 Alcott Road (view flyers below for more information). Students receive homework help and engage in a variety of project-based learning opportunities with GCSD teachers while adults attend learning sessions in the Phoenix Academy Library on a variety of topics ranging from School, District, and Community resources. Click here to view the newsletter from the ENL Family Program.
Attendance Matters- Make Every Day Count
Attendance Matters - Make Every Day Count
The Greece Central School District has made improving student attendance a priority for the 2023-24 school year. Since the pandemic, students are missing more school days, which means they are also missing out on more instructional time and opportunities to make meaningful personal connections. Each month, we will be sharing this Make Every Day Count newsletter with you. It includes information about why regular school attendance is important, as well as tips for promoting positive attendance habits at home. Our staff is here to help families overcome any obstacles to regular school attendance. Please reach out to your child's teacher, counselor, or social worker if you need help and we will develop a plan together. Our school community is always better when we are all together!
From the Nurse
Per New York State Law in order for Over The Counter medication to be given at school by the School Nurse, the parent must provide written approval from both the Healthcare Provider and the Parent/Guardian. Please call the School Nurse, Mrs. Cimino, at 966-4505, with any questions or concerns. Attached is the District Form that needs written approval. It can be faxed to 581-8123. Thank you for your Cooperation in this matter.
GCSD OVER THE COUNTER MEDICATION .docx
Over the Counter Medication New York State Education Law requires prior written approval from both a healthcare provider and the parent/guardian for OTC medication (OTC) administered in school. Therefore, if your child requires OTC medication, both your health care provider and you will need to...
School Emergency Planning Information
Do you know the different types of emergencies that can happen within the school and how the school responds to each type? Take a moment now to review this document, so that you may know what to expect in the event of an emergency in your child's school.
Who to call
Here is a chart to remind you who to call in the event you have any questions or concerns.