GES Week In Review

Friday, August 12, 2022

GES 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

August 15 Kindergarten Orientation

  • AM K 9:00 AM-10:30 AM
  • PM K 11:00 AM-12:15 PM
  • New Student Orientation (1 PM)

August 17 1st Grade Back to School Night 5:30-6 & 6:00-6:30

August 21 GES HSA Sponsored Chalk the Walk 11AM-1PM

August 22 1st Student Day

August 24 2nd and 4th Grade Back to School Nights

  • 5:20-6:00 PM-4th Grade
  • 6:05-6:45 PM-2nd Grade

August 25 3rd and 5th Grade Back to School Nights

  • 5:20-6:00 PM-3rd Grade
  • 6:05-6:45 PM-5th Grade

September 2 No School Offices Open

September 5 Labor Day-No School

September 12 Recognition of Patriot Day (September 11)-Wear Red, White, and Blue to school

September 12 HSA Meeting, GES Library 7:00 PM

September 13 Picture Day

September 13 School Board Meeting at GES

September 16 Gold Out-Pediatric Cancer Awareness Month

September 21 Early Dismissal

Welcome Back to the 2022-2023 School Year!

Dear GES Families,

We have been working hard to prepare for the 2022-2023 school year. Our goal at Gilbertsville is to provide a welcoming environment where all students feel accepted, appreciated, and supported. Listed below are some reminders about the first day of school.

  • The first day of school for students is Monday, August 22, 2022.
  • Grade 1-5 Hours: 8:45am-3:25pm.
  • Kindergarten Hours: AM Session 8:45 a.m.-11:25 a.m. and the PM Session is 12:45-3:25 PM
  • Parent drop-off begins at 8:25 am and Parent Pick-up starts at 3:25 pm.
  • Our doors do not open until 8:25 AM. Students may not be dropped prior to that time as there is no supervision.
  • We will be utilizing the same procedures for parent pick up and drop off as we did last year. All parents utilizing parent pick-up should complete the google form indicating who may pick up their child. If you are picking up your child at the end of the school day, please do not arrive prior to 3:15 pm due to our students being on the playground and traffic backing up onto Congo Road. Students will not be released until 3:25 pm. More information regarding parent pick-up is listed below.
  • Students are welcome to bring a snack each day. In addition to our water filling stations, water fountains will be open this year.
  • Transportation for all students will be posted in Infinite Campus.

We are looking forward to having a great school year with your children. Enjoy your final moments of summer


Mrs. Stephanie Petri, Principal

Parent Pick Up and Drop Off Procedures

If you are planning to transport your child to school, please complete the google form indicating to 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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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

  • September 12
  • October 3
  • January 9
  • March 6
  • May 1

The HSA has a new email address