Goshen Center School

Regional School District No.6

Principal's Message for April 14, 2016

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Dear Parents, Guardians and Community Members,

Today was a special day for one of our 6th graders at Goshen Center School. Kyle Joray was presented with the Connecticut Citizenship Award delivered by Mr. Ed Drapp, our Superintendent, and Mr. Bob Valentine, the First Selectman of Goshen. The award is given by the Office of the Connecticut Secretary of State, the Honorable Denise W. Merrill following a nomination and review process in which Connecticut fifth and sixth graders are welcome to write an essay describing what they do for their community and how they are working hard to make a difference for others. Following this process, three Goshen Center School student’s essays were chosen as finalists and these students were each interviewed.

We are very proud of Kyle for this wonderful accomplishment and all that he does including maintaining the school garden and participating on Student Council. The award is a reflection of the high level of character and effort Kyle strives for each day which provides a great example for our entire school community.

We are also very proud of our two other finalists, JessaRose Beeman and Spencer Davis as well as all of the G.C.S students who participated in this event of distinction. Well done everyone!

Thank you,

Tracy Keilty

GCS Principal

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Parent Coffee Hour

Please join us on Friday, April 29th at 9:00 a.m.

Mrs. Moore, our district's Elementary Math Coordinator, will be joining us for a conversation around the shifts in mathematics instruction. For most of us, math instruction looks very different from when you or I were in school. The changes in the methods of instruction can be uneasy for us who want to help our children but are unsure of how to provide support because these methods may be new to us. Mrs. Moore will help us to better understand the shifts that have occurred as well as provide information and resources that will help us to better understand this approach, so that we are better equipped to support our children at home.

Penny Wars

It’s that time of year again when our friendly ‘Penny War’ battles begin sponsored by our Student Council. Our competition consists of plastic jugs separated by grades and worthy causes. Listed below are the grades and their corresponding causes:

PreK-K FIRST (Foundation for Ichthyosis & Related Skin Types)

1st-2nd Grades St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

3rd-4th Grades The Water Project

5th-6th Grades Heifer International

Please read attached flyer for more information

Kids Marathon Information


District Spelling Bee

Our G.C.S. Spelling Bee is April 28th at 9:15 a.m.

The District Spelling Bee will be held at Goshen Center School this year on Tuesday, May 17th. A pizza dinner will be served to all contestants and their families at 6:00 p.m. The Spelling Bee will begin at 6:30 p.m.

WOW Wall

Check out the updated WOW Wall

GCS Student Art Show

Please attend GCS Student Art Show April 1-30th at the Goshen Public Library.

GCS students are creating Mexican-themed artwork for exhibit Mexicana Arte Primaveral, a student art show that will be held at the Goshen Public Library for the month of April. Kindergarten students have been painting and decorating sombreros. First grade students are applying colored tissue to Dala horses. Fifth grade students are generating self-portraits in the style of Mexican artist, Frida Kahlo. Other artworks will include Tin Art, Alibrejes Drawings, and Mexican Bark Painting.

Literacy Is For Everyone - L.I.F.E.


4/14 - L.I.F.E. event at JMS 6:30 PM

4/18- 4/22 - April Vacation

4/29 - Coffee hour with the Principal 9:00 a.m. Special Guest: Robin Moore - Region 6 Math Coordinator to discuss

5/2 BOE Budget Meeting at Wamogo at 8:00 PM

5/5 PTO Taco Fiesta @ Camp Coch - 5:00 - 7:30 p.m.

Please feel free to contact me at any time with questions, comments or concerns.


Tracy Keilty

GCS Principal