GREGORY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

MARCH NEWSLETTER

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GENERAL REMINDERS

BLUE & GOLD WEEKS

Week of 3/1: Blue

Week of 3/8: Gold

Week of 3/15: Blue

Week of 3/22: Gold


WEEKDAY FOOD DISTRIBUTION

Mondays & Wednesdays 11 am -2 pm

Each student receives two breakfast meals and two lunch meals.


WEEKEND FOOD DISTRIBUTION

Fridays 11-2 pm

Meals will be given for 3 days. (Friday, Saturday, & Sunday)

VIRTUAL AFTER SCHOOL COMMUNITY

Days of Operation: Tuesdays, Wednesdays, & Thursdays

Time: 3:30-4:30 pm

Advisors: Ms. Robinson, Ms. Burnett, Ms. Kuser & Mrs. Marino


*If you are interested in having your child participate in the Virtual After School Community, please email your child's homeroom teacher.

OPTING BACK IN FOR IN-PERSON SCHOOLING

Cohort A: Mondays & Tuesdays

Cohort B: Wednesdays & Thursdays

Fridays: 100% Virtual Day with a Morning Meeting & asynchronous lessons


Please email Mrs. E to request to opt back in for in-person schooling.

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

GRADES K-5

In an effort to continue to keep our morning announcements as similar as possible to how we would conduct them if we were all in school, I am calling upon all students in grades K-5 to lead our school in the flag salute. If your child is interested in leading the flag salute for our school, please send a recording of them reciting the Pledge of Allegiance in the same fashion as the students have done so far. Your kindergartener - 5th grader can do the pledge alone, with a family member, or even with a friend. Please send the video to me via email.


Typical Script: "Hi, My name is__________________from homeroom. Please stand for the flag salute.

(I always whisper count 1-2-3 with the kids because I remind them that we have to wait for everyone to stand up.)

NEWS FROM OUR SCHOOL COUNSELOR, MRS. DONATIELLO

Press this button to view Mrs. Donatiello's website.

LINKED BY LOVE

Linked by Love (or Kindness Unites) is a project organized by Kids for Peace, home to The Great Kindness Challenge. For this project, students around the world, including Gregory School, are invited to help create the world’s longest recycled paper chain. This chain will be made of paper links filled with messages of love, kindness, peace, and hope.

This unified masterPEACE will not only set a new Guinness World Record, but it will live on in hospitals, senior centers, schools, etc. to memorialize this extraordinary time and serve as a beautiful reminder that love and kindness connect us all.


LINKED BY LOVE TUTORIAL

Check out this video where Gregory Eagle Leader Henry describes Linked by Love and provides a tutorial on how to complete your link for the paper chain.

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EAGLE LEADERS

Weekly meetings take place every Tuesday at 3:30 p.m.
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WHAT'S HAPPENING THIS MONTH?

Press this button to view our school calendar.

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READING BINGO

Reading Bingo by Mrs. Binns

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MOORE LOVE

Gregory School will be participating in Moore Thanks from Monday, March 8th to Monday, March 15th. Please read the letters below to learn how it works.


As you may know, Moore Love has run the Pass it On program in the West Orange schools for many years, encouraging students to perform kind acts and log them on the Moore Love website (moore-love.org). While we aren’t able to run the program in its regular form this year, we still want to honor and celebrate kindness, especially in these challenging times!

This year, Moore Love is joining the West Orange school district and WOCAS (West Orange Cares About Schools) to create a letter-writing/ delivery campaign called Moore Thanks 2021 that will give students an opportunity to share kind words of thanks and encouragement with their wonderful teachers, counselors,
librarians, principals, bus drivers, crossing guards, administrators, custodians, and food service workers!
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PICTURE DAY

All in-person students will take their portraits in the morning, while at school.


All virtual-only students need to select a time slot using the Sign Up Genius link below.


Please Note: There will not be any class and/or group photos with the students. All class and group photos will be composite images of the students' portraits.


SAVE-THE-DATE

COHORT A: Tuesday, March 23rd

COHORT B: Wednesday, March 24th

LOCATION: Gymnasium

ENTRANCE: Gymnasium Doors on Walker Road

SIGN-UP GENIUS FOR VIRTUAL-ONLY STUDENTS

TIME SLOTS BEGIN AT 12:45 p.m.

PARENT-TEACHER CONFERENCES

TUESDAY, MARCH 23rd

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 24TH

THURSDAY, MARCH 25TH


1:00 p.m. to 3:53 p.m.


*Your child's teacher will contact you to schedule your conference.

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NO SCHOOL

SPRING BREAK MARCH 29TH TO APRIL 2ND

SCHOOL REOPENS ON MONDAY, APRIL 5TH

(All students will be virtual for the two weeks immediately following Spring Break.)


*In-person schooling will resume on Monday, April 19th.

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PTA NEWS

Be on the lookout for news from Class Parents this month or join us at our March PTA meeting!



Topic: PTA General Mtg

Time: Mar 10, 2021 07:30 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)


Join Zoom Meeting

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81188920424?pwd=MjVudXM3bHNuMEtndmo5NjJoTzdxZz09


Meeting ID: 811 8892 0424

Passcode: 707173


One tap mobile

+13126266799,,81188920424#,,,,*707173# US (Chicago)

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Find your local number: https://us02web.zoom.us/u/kpvPZF8mc

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BOX TOPS FOR EDUCATION

Gregory School earns free money (10 cents) for every Box Top!

1. Clip Box Tops from your favorite Box Top Products. An expiration date is on every box top so please make certain the box top hasn’t expired.

2. Send in the clipped Box Tops to your child’s teacher in a labeled plastic bag, envelope or on a collection sheet (please write the teacher's name on a bag/envelope/sheet.) OR

3. DOWNLOAD THE APP FROM boxtops4education.com shop as you would, then use the app to scan your store receipt within 14 days of purchase. The app will identify Box Tops products on your receipt and automatically credit your school’s earnings online. You can also receive exclusive coupons and learn about Box Tops Promotions & view list of participating products.

SHOPRITE FOR MY SCHOOL

1. Register your Price Plus® club card at ShopRiteForMySchool.com and select the school you wish to support with ShopRite For My School.

2. Shop for participating products at ShopRite® during advertised promotions using your Price Plus® club card.

3. Earnings are automatically credited to your school. Visit ShopRite For My School for new monthly offers.

JOIN THE PTA

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