GES Week In Review

Friday, September 16, 2022

GES Week In Review

Welcome to the GES Week In Review (WIR).

The WIR will be sent out weekly during the school year. In the WIR you will find upcoming dates and information relevant to your child here at GES. Please review regularly to stay abreast of the exciting things happening at Gilbertsville Elementary School.

Important Upcoming Dates

September 21 Early Dismissal

October 3 HSA Meeting-7:00 pm (Homeroom Parent Meeting 6:00 pm)

October 10 No School-Offices open

October 12 Early Dismissal

October 14 Pink Out for Breast Cancer Awareness

October 26 Fall Picture Retakes

October 28 Trunk or Treat (Details coming soon from the HSA!)

Just a reminder...Please drive slowly on the access road and in the parking lots during Parent Pick Up and Drop Off. Let's keep everyone safe!

Unity Tickets

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Next week we will be continuing to focus on Our Unity Expectations. Our focus expectation next week is "Take ownership of our actions and learning". Students will be given pink colored “T” unity tickets when they are caught in the act throughout the week. Please talk with your child about how they can lead by example in their classroom, at lunch/recess, in the hallways and on the bus!

Week of 9/18-Take ownership of our actions and learning

Week of 9/26-Yield and walk silently throughout our school

Thank you for supporting our efforts to develop a kind, safe, and welcoming school. You are an important part of our GES Community and we appreciate you!

Lady Bears Volleyball Color Run

Come out and join this year’s Lady Bears Volleyball Color Run.

When- Sunday, September 25, 2022

Time – First race starts at 9 AM

Where – Middle School East (drive to the back of the building)

Deadline – Please register by Monday, September 5, 2022, to guarantee your free shirt (we will have some extras for late registrations)

The course - This color walk/run features a designated 5K and 1-mile flat, easy, grassy course. During the race, participants are doused with color at various color stations ending with one final color celebration at the finish line.

Registration – You can register via paper and check by clicking HERE. OR

You can register online and pay via VENMO by clicking HERE

6 Day School Cycle

We will be following a 6-day cycle for school this year. Your child's special schedule will be based on the cycle days rather than days of the week. For your planning, the first 2 weeks of school cycle days are listed below.

Week of September 19

Monday-Day 1

Tuesday-Day 2

Wednesday-Day 3

Thursday-Day 4

Friday-Day 5

Week of September 26

Monday-Day 6

Tuesday-Day 1

Wednesday-Day 2

Thursday-Day 3

Friday-Day 4

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HSA September/October Newsletter

HSA Meetings-Exploring Babysitting Option

Hey everyone! Our 1st HSA meeting is just around the corner and we are so excited to see as many of you as possible! We are exploring a babysitting option for those that would otherwise be unable to make it due to child care conflicts. Please see the google form below, to help us gauge at how many of you would be able to attend our meeting and if you would need to utilize our babysitting option so we are able to plan accordingly! Thank you so much and we look forward to seeing all of our new and returning parents!

Thank you!!

Lynsay Fox-Watts

Updated Parking/Spectator/Bag Policies for Varsity Football Games

Parent Pick Up and Drop Off Procedures

If you are planning to transport your child to school, please complete the google form indicating the adults that you give permission to pick up your child after school. As we work through the first few weeks of school we ask for your patience as we all get used to our transportation procedures. Thank you in advance for that.

Click here to complete the Parent Pick Up Dismissal Form

Click here for a pdf version of Parent Drop-off and Pick-Up Maps and Procedures

Parent Drop Off Map

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Parent Pick Up Map

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Attendance Procedures

Reporting an absence: If your child is not feeling well and cannot attend school, please email attendance at, or use the link below to inform the school that your child will not be present due to an illness, or appointment.

Educational Trip: Parents/Guardians must complete an Educational Trip Form 2 days prior to your child's absence. **Please note that failure to submit a trip form prior to departure will result in trip days being counted as an unlawful absence.

Gilbertsville Home and School Association (GES HSA)

The Gilbertsville Home and School Association (GES HSA) is our parent organization. The HSA does a tremendous amount of work to plan fun student and family events throughout the school year. They are always looking for volunteers. If you want to get involved visit the GES HSA Facebook page or send an email to the address below. The HSA is looking forward to offering fun, family activities throughout the 2022-2023 school year.

Mark your calendar for our GES HSA Meetings. All meetings will be held in the library at 7:00 PM

  • October 3
  • January 9
  • March 6
  • May 1

The HSA has a new email address