Gainfield School News

October 30, 2021

Message from Mr. Romeo

Greetings from GES!

Is there anything better than Halloween Week at Gainfield School? Pumpkins with Personality... Jack-O-Lantern Jubilee... and, of course, the Kindergarten Halloween Parade. Memories to last a lifetime!

Best wishes for a fun and safe Halloween!


Jon Romeo


GES Health and Safety

Our ability to keep Gainfield School open for "in person learning" is directly related to our school community's attention to safety.

As a reminder:

  • Please keep your child(ren) home if they have any COVID symptoms
  • If a member of your household is diagnosed with COVID, please keep your child(ren) home and contact Nurse Ferguson at (203) 264-6811.
  • If your child is exposed in the community or identified as a direct contact and is unvaccinated, please keep your child home and contact Nurse Ferguson at (203) 264-6811.

Thank you for your continuing efforts to keep our school community safe.

Nov. 3 - Connecticut Kid Governor Election Bus Tour

Gainfield School has been selected to host a stop on the Connecticut Kid Governor's Statewide Election Rally Bus Tour!

The bus tour will be stopping at GES on November 3rd to meet with fifth grade students to build excitement around the Connecticut Kid Governor program, the Statewide Election, the candidates for Kid Governor, and the importance of voting.

Nov. 8th, 9th, 10th - Parent - Teacher Conferences

Fall Conferences are being held on November 8th, 9th, and 10th for elementary school students. Each of these days are scheduled as "Early Dismissal Days" with students leaving school at 1:00 p.m.

In keeping with Superintendent Smith’s guidance, we are encouraging families to attend conferences virtually when possible to mitigate any COVID exposure risk.

  • For families who may have opted for in person conferences and would like to switch to a virtual conference, simply email us at and we will make arrangements with your child(ren)’s teacher(s).

  • For families that haven’t specified whether they would like an in-person conference or virtual conference, we will proceed with plans for virtual conferences unless we hear otherwise.

Your partnership during these trying times has played a key role in the success of our school community and is very much appreciated.

Nov. 11th - Veterans Day @ GES

As many of you know, Veterans Day is a pretty big deal at Gainfield School. Our students and staff look forward to this annual celebration to pay tribute to men and women who have served in our armed forces.

This year's school visitor restrictions create a bit of a challenge in terms of our Veterans Day Celebration, but nothing we can't overcome.

We are working to compile a list of veterans who are interested in a "virtual" visit to a classroom on Thursday, November 11th. The visits would be conducted via Zoom and last about 15-20 minutes.

If you are a veteran, or have a veteran in your immediate or extended family, and are interested in joining a classroom virtually on Veterans Day, please email with your contact info. We'll get back to you to make arrangements for your "virtual" classroom visit.

Nov. 19th - GES PTO Holiday Fair

The Gainfield PTO's Holiday Fair will be held on Friday, November 19th!

During the fair, students can shop for holiday gifts for their friends and family members. Gifts range from .25 to $15.00.

Message from the Gainfield PTO

GES Dining Out Night

Save the date for GES night at Chipotle. On November 17th, the PTO will get a portion of every order and you'll get the night off from cooking! Check out the flyer below for more information and e-mail Yamira with questions:

Square 1 Art

There's one week left to create and upload your child's art for our Square 1 Art fundraiser. Upload completed artwork and place orders for keepsakes by 11/5 - just in time for the holidays! We can't wait to see the creative designs! E-mail Linda with questions:

PTO Website:


Instagram: @gainfieldschool

November Menu from the Cafeteria

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Upcoming Events

Wednesday, November 3rd

  • Kid Governor Election Bus Tour

Friday, November 5th
  • Square One Art orders are due

Monday, November 8th

  • 1:00 p.m. Dismissal for Students

Tuesday, November 9th

  • Election Day
  • 1:00 p.m. Dismissal for Students

Wednesday, November 10th

  • 1:00 p.m. Dismissal for Students

Thursday, November 11th

  • Veterans Day
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