GES Grey Wolf Gazette

November 23, 2021

Happy Thanksgiving!

Dear Greenfield Families and Friends,


Happy Thanksgiving! I am so thankful for many things this year-my family, my health, my friends, my dogs, my gorgeous new kitchen, all of the amazing educators I get to work with every day at GES, being in school with all our students, hearing their laughter and seeing their smiles every day and so much more. I am truly blessed to come to work at GES every day! I hope you all enjoy your holiday, family and friends.


We enjoyed our own little GES Turkey Trot yesterday despite the chilly weather! Students ran laps together and enjoyed the fresh air. Congratulations to our turkey winner, Taylor Hatt!


With the weather getting colder, we will be inside more than we have been and it is even more important than ever to monitor children for any signs of illness and keep them home if they develop any of the following symptoms: fever, headache, congestion, cough, sore throat, nausea, vomiting or diarrhea, fatigue, muscle or body aches, new loss of taste or smell or shortness of breath. Per our Reopening Plan, any child who is symptomatic with new or unexplained symptoms should stay home until they are tested for Covid-19 and receive a negative result. We are working hard to keep everyone in school and learning in person. We need your help too!


HELP WANTED!


The PTO is looking for a few volunteers to put together our GES Yearbook. We have a computer with the program and previous volunteers would be happy to help the new team learn the program and answer any questions you may have! Please reach out to PTO President Ashleigh Wadleigh at ashleighwadleigh15@gmail.com if you are interested and able to help out!


It is important that you check and update your children's after school pick up plans in Pick Up Patrol each day, especially if they have plans that may change on a daily basis. We will follow the plans that are entered in Pick Up Patrol. It's your responsibility to make sure the plans are correct. Thank you for your help!


In case you missed the news, morning snack/breakfast and lunch are free for all ConVal students this year, however if your child gets only milk at either meal there is a charge of $0.50. Please be sure to add money to your child's lunch account to cover the cost of milk if needed.


You can find the November morning snack and lunch menus here:

https://www.schoolnutritionandfitness.com/webmenus2/#/view?id=6166cbd7534a1314758b4595&siteCode=19740


The Grey Wolf Gazette is now available on our website under the "What's Happening" button. You will be able to find previous editions by clicking on the View All News button. No more scrolling through your email to find the newsletter.


Have a wonderful weekend!

~Colleen


UPCOMING IMPORTANT DATES-PLEASE CHECK AND ADD TO YOUR CALENDAR!


11/24-11/26/21: No School: Thanksgiving Break!


12/3-12/5/21: Home Sweet Home Lantern Lighting at Putnam Park in Peterborough-see flyer below for more details!


11/29-12/10/21: Special: PE/Health with Mrs. Parker! Don't forget your sneakers!


12/13-12/22/21: Special: Art with Mr. Shultz AND Library Residency with Mrs. Mack!


12/20/21: Winter Solstice Day


12/21/21: STEM Day


12/22/21: Pajama Day


12/23-12/31/21: Holiday Break


1/3-1/7/22: Special: Art with Mr. Shultz AND Library Residency with Mrs. Mack!


1/10-1/21/22: Special: PE/Health with Mrs. Parker! Don't forget your sneakers!


1/24-2/4/22: Special: Library with Mrs. Mack


CONVAL DISTRICT NEWS


GES has a facebook page! You can find the link here:

https://www.facebook.com/Greenfield-Elementary-School-532738607668635


The ConVal School District has news blog to serve as a hub for the latest updates, information and news about the district’s schools, students, faculty, events and accomplishments.


The blog, ConValNews.com is integrated into the schools and District’s Facebook and Twitter accounts and will automatically broadcast news blog content onto these platforms, connecting directly with the district community.


With a clean, user-friendly and mobile responsive layout, the news blog allows for easy navigation throughout. It can be accessed on computers, cell phones and tablets. Community members can subscribe and be notified by email when new posts are published.


Parents/guardians, students, staff, and community members should still utilize the district’s main website, Convalsd.net, to access the District-wide calendar of events, contact information, school committee meeting notices and minutes, important documents and notices and to view general information about the district and its schools.

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Fundraiser News from the GES PTO!



Hey there GES friends and family!



This year we are offering several fundraisers simultaneously to choose from to help raise money for our school. Funds are used to support all school special events like NHDI, STEM Day, Musician and Author Visits, Field Trips and many more awesome opportunities for our students!



Please feel free to participate in as many as you’d like! The first one is Little Caesar’s Pizza Kits. It’s super easy to order…just click the link to get started. They will deliver right to your preferred address which makes supporting our small school even easier. Feel free to share the link with friends and family to help us reach our fundraising goals this year. Pizza kits are great for a fast meal and are a fun way to get everyone in the family cooking together! Stock those freezers!!

https://fundraising.littlecaesars.com/fundraisers/support/dccc5452-183f-46c3-ac4d-dc3bec45b28d?fbclid=IwAR0B2IZ9JxCg6idYuyf9jB8ViZRWoMrhSaCtOpSUOoOdsQTn9A35hYu5MKk

Click on the link above and scroll down to "START SHOPPING"
If you have any questions or run into any issues please feel free to reach out to Kathryn Sabol (sabolwalling@gmail.com).


Holiday Decorations Delivered to Your Door!


Beautiful Winter and holiday wreaths and decor from Lynch Creek Farms! You'll find gorgeous table settings, wreaths and swags here. Please support our little school so we can give the kids so many more fun experiences to enjoy! Thank you! http://www.lynchcreekfundraising.com/c/284164


Many thanks for your continued support!

GES PTO

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Meals to Remain Free For ConVal Students This Year!

Superintendent Kimberly Rizzo Saunders is pleased to announce that the United States Department of Agriculture will continue to offer free breakfasts and lunches to all ConVal students through the end of the 2021-22 school year.

“We are so happy to be able to offer this resource to all of our students for another year,” said Superintendent Rizzo Saunders. “Even though meals will be available to students regardless of qualification status, I cannot stress enough how important it is for parents to fill out an application. Doing so allows families to determine if they are eligible for a number of other significant benefits.”

Families that complete an application will have the opportunity to learn about their potential eligibility for other benefits, including discounted or waived academic testing and college application fees, reduced cost broadband internet access and the pandemic EBT program.

Data from the program is also used to determine the amount of funding that is provided to the district for programs, such as Title I and e-rate reimbursement, which is used to fund technology. Additionally, the data is used by other federal and private grant foundations to award funding to the district, as well as towns within the district.

Only one application should be completed per household.

For more information about the program, please email Lori Schmidt at lschmidt@conval.edu

Questions regarding dietary concerns or meals should be directed to Katelyn Moore at conval@freshpickscafe.com.

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Souhegan Valley Boys & Girls Club! Find out more about Before & After School Care at GES!

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News from the Souhegan Valley Boys and Girls Club!

Looking for Before or After School care for your children? Check out the Boys & Girls Club! They have different options to meet the needs of all our families-come one day a week or all 5! They also have a punch card for occasional use! The Club is up and running and accepting registrations for before and after school care at GES. The program will once again serve Greenfield, Francestown and Hancock students. Before school care is available from 6:00am-8:20am and After School care is available from 3:20pm until 6:00pm. Registration information can be found on the Club’s website www.svbgc.org If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to contact Alyssa Nykanen at anykanen@svbgc.org or Catherine Kendall at ckendall@svgbc.org.