Gainfield School News
October 2, 2021
Message from Mr. Romeo
Greetings from GES!
Among my favorite months at GES is October!
Lots of fun events just around the corner like Pumpkins with Personality and the Kindergarten Halloween Parade. Yet what I most enjoy seeing is our children embracing opportunities to help those less fortunate. From food drives to sock drives, families at Gainfield School never hesitate to step forward to support others in our community.
Have a great weekend!
Socktober 2021 @ GES
Did you know socks are one of the least donated items to homeless shelters?
In October 2011, Brad Montague created SOCKTOBER. Since then, sock drives have been springing up to benefit local shelters. In 2013, Kid President teamed up with Socktober to spread the word. Last year, people on all seven continents donated pairs of socks!
St. Vincent dePaul Shelter in Waterbury will once again gladly accept any socks we can collect. So, please send in a pair of new socks to support this cause.
At Gainfield, we will collect the socks in a net set up in the Library, from October 1st-October 29th. Last year we collected over 800 pairs of socks. Let’s make our goal 1,000 this year!
Everyone needs warm feet!
GES OCTOBER FOOD DRIVE
Supporting our Southbury Food Bank
Calling all GES families! We would like your help with collecting wanted food items for the Southbury Food Bank! They are looking for the following foods (designated by grade level):
K and 1st -Applesauce (jar or cups)
2nd and 3rd -Brownie Mix
4th and 5th - Crackers (Goldfish, Saltines, or any snack cracker)
Our Food Drive will begin on October 4th and end on October 15th. Please mark your calendars and send in your food items anytime within those two weeks. Your donation is greatly appreciated! We thank you in advance for your support and generosity!
~ GES School Climate Committee
Oct. 29th - Kindergarten Halloween Parade
Among the treasured traditions at Gainfield School is the annual Kindergarten Costume Parade on Halloween.
This year's parade will take place on the blacktop out back on Friday, October 29th at 10:15 a.m.
Please note: The special treat of wearing a costume at school is reserved for the youngest members of our school community. We ask that students in grades one through five do not wear or bring halloween costumes to school.
October 1st - 29th
October 4th - 15th
- Food Drive
Friday, October 8th
- Professional Development - School is not in session
Monday, October 11th
- Columbus Day - School is not in session
Tuesday, October 19th
- School Picture Day
Monday, October 25th
- Pumpkins with Personality Drop Off
Friday, October 29th
- Pumpkins with Personality Pick Up
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