Gouverneur Elementary School News

Week of January 22, 2019

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No Name Calling Week (NNCW) January 22-25

Gouverneur Elementary School will be celebrating No Name Calling Week starting on Tuesday, January 22nd through Friday, January 25th. Founded in 2004 with Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing, and evaluated by GLSEN research, No Name-Calling Week was inspired by James Howe’s novel The Misfits about students who, after experiencing name-calling, run for student council on a No Name-Calling platform.

The week is rooted in the idea of #KindnessInAction — not merely recognizing the importance of kindness, but actively adding kindness into our every action. See below ways to participate and put #KindnessInAction, including lesson plans for elementary, middle, and high school! GES will celebrate doing the following on these days:

  • 1/22: NNCW: "Put a Cap on Name-Calling" Students and Staff wear hats
  • 1/23: NNCW: "It's No Sweat to be a Friend to Someone." S & S wear appropriate athletic gear
  • 1/24: NNCW: "Mix It Up Day" - For Diversity S & S wear mismatched clothing
  • 1/25: NNCW: School Pride Day - Together We Shine S & S wear school colors or school clothing

Our PTO Winter Festival is scheduled for Feb. 1st. We need your help. This flyer will be coming home soon, or print and send it back to the school office!

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Mark Your Calendars! GES Open House January 30th

Wednesday, Jan. 30th, 5:30-7pm

111 Gleason Street

Gouverneur, NY

Please join us for our mid-year Open House event.

What's Ahead

  • 1/21: NO SCHOOL
  • 1/22-25: NO NAME Calling Week...NNCW
  • 1/22: NNCW: "Put a Cap on Name-Calling" Students and Staff wear hats
  • NNCW: "It's No Sweat to be a Friend to Someone." S & S wear appropriate athletic gear
  • 1/24: UPK/K Elem.Concert 6:30p.m. High School Auditorium
  • 1/24: NNCW: "Mix It Up Day" - For Diversity S & S wear mismatched clothing
  • 1/25: NNCW: School Pride Day - Together We Shine S & S wear school colors or school clothing
  • 1/30: GES Open House 5:30pm-7:00pm

Please check the district calendar for other events by visiting the GCSD website or by clicking here.

Gouverneur Elementary Pledge

I pledge to make Gouverneur Elementary a safe and happy place.

I will be respectful, responsible and honest.

I will treat others the way I want to be treated, with gold and blue shining through.

Gouverneur Elementary School, Gouverneur, NY

Gouverneur Elementary School is an exemplary school where we agree to place the welfare of students at the forefront of our decisions. In becoming a school of excellence, we always identify and implement new or enhanced initiatives in the area of curriculum and instruction, provide respectful and professional learning environments, develop and implement planning and support systems and increase faculty, parent and community partnerships.


We are a Responsive Classroom school, so our belief is that the social and emotional curriculum is just as important as the academic curriculum. We pride ourselves to "Delivering The Promise of A Brighter Future!"

Please visit our webiste and our PTO Facebook page!


#WeAreGouverneur

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