GES November Newsletter
Dear Parents and Guardians,
As we embrace the colorful foliage and cooler weather, we want to keep you informed about the exciting happenings at Garfield Elementary School. It's been a wonderful month filled with learning, growth, and fun. Here's what's been going on and what to look forward to in the coming weeks:
1. Family Holiday Meal: With the Holiday Season just around the corner, our wonderful FNS staff is planning for our annual Family Holiday Meal. We'll be having our Holiday feast at school on Thursday, November 16th, and we invite parents and family to attend. The cost per person is $5.00. Unfortunately, we are not able to charge lunch accounts so please plan accordingly.
2. A very large thank you to those who have served our country in the armed services. Garfield is very thankful for you and the sacrifices you have made. We will be honoring Veterans through an in-person event. We will be hosting our event on Thursday, November 9th from 8:15-8:45 in our Media Center.
3. Reminders: As the weather gets colder, please make sure your child is dressed appropriately. Layers and warm clothing are essential for outdoor play and safety. Don't forget to label all their clothing to minimize loss. Also, a friendly reminder that students will be going outside for recess, morning and afternoon until the temperature with windchill is -10 degrees.
4. The school-wide Social and Emotional Learning theme for November is empathy. This month we will be reminding students to identify their own feelings and the feelings of others, notice and respect when feelings are the same and different, and show compassion. When students can identify, understand, and respond in a caring way to how someone else is feeling, it creates a positive and accepting school climate.
Thank you for your continued support in making Garfield Elementary a vibrant and enriching place for our students. We look forward to another month of growth, discovery, and community-building.
Wishing you all a warm and wonderful November!
All parents want their child to do well in school. One way to help your child is to help them build their vocabulary. Beginning readers use knowledge about words to help them make sense of what they're reading. The more words a reader knows, the more they are able to comprehend what they're reading or listening to.
Talking to and reading with your child are two terrific ways to help them hear and read new words. Conversations and questions about interesting words are easy, non-threatening ways to get new words into everyday talk. Here are some common vocabulary words we are using at school:
November 5th - Daylight Savings Ends
November 6th - No School/Professional Development Day
November 11th - Veterans Day
November 16th - Thanksgiving Meal
November 23-24th - Thanksgiving/No School
December 21st - Skiing at Andes
December 22nd-Jan 2nd - No School
January 16th-22nd - Skate Time Rollerskating
February 21st-23rd - Deep Portage 5th Grade
Veteran's Day Program
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