GES Grey Wolf Gazette

February 24, 2023

Happy February Vacation!

Dear Greenfield Families and Friends,

Today is the last day of our Read-a-Thon! I am so impressed with our students and thankful for all the generous donations from families and friends! Our total time spent reading exceeded our goal, with 10, 441 minutes read as of the end of the day today! I will be ending the Read-a-Thon on Sunday evening, so if your reader wants to log some more minutes or friends and family still want to donate, there is still time!

I hope you enjoy the February break! It sounds like we will be getting some more snow and cold temps early next week-perfect for a little more time on the slopes and trails! We will be super busy in March with our annual Reading Bracket, where we all read the same 16 books and vote on our favorite. Last year's winner was Cat Problems. Students are predicting that Giraffe Problems will be the winner this year! We also have the return of our Circus Residency with Troy Wunderlie! We are excited to welcome Troy back for this incredible experience for our students. Make sure you mark your calendars for Friday, March 31st at 6:00pm so you don't miss the Grand Finale where your children will wow you will daring feats and fun!

Kindergarten/Mrs. Hodgen: Code: 3130897

Grade 1/Mrs. Barnes: Code: 3130898

Grade 2/Mrs. Goodspeed: Code: 3130899

Grade 3/Ms. Heard: Code: 3130900

Grade 4/Mrs. Cook: Code: 3130901


2/10-2/25/23: GES Read-A-Thon is ending Sunday evening! Please log any additional minutes your reader spends reading and encourage friends and family to donate if they haven't yet! Thank you for making this fundraiser such a success!

2/25-3/5/23: February Vacation!

3/6-3/31/23: March Madness Book Bracket! All K-4 students will be reading the same books and voting on their favorites each day until we get down to the final two!

3/6-3/10/23: Special: Art with Mr. Shapiro

3/8/23: GES PTO Meeting at 5:30 in the Library. Come learn about spring fundraisers and other special events happening through the end of the year. FREE Childcare will be available!

3/13-3/17/23: Special: Health/PE with Mrs. Parker. Don't forget your sneakers!

3/14/23: NO SCHOOL! Teacher Professional Development Day! Town Meeting/Voting Day

3/20-3/24/23: Special: Library with Mrs. Aborn

3/27-3/31/23: Special: PE with Mrs. Parker. Don't forget your sneakers!

3/27-3/31/23: CIRCUS RESIDENCY! Troy Wunderlie's Big Top Adventures is back for a week long residency with our K-4 students.

3/31/23: CIRCUS PERFORMANCE! Join us at 6:00pm for the grand finale performance! You don't want to miss this!


It's time to register your incoming Kindergarten students for the 2023-2024 school year. If your child will be 5 years old before September 30, 2023 please sign up to attend one of the upcoming Kindergarten registration events by calling Kate Wasserloos at (603)924-7503 ext. 2032.

Registration for students residing in Greenfield will be held on Tuesday, March 21, 2023 or Wednesday, April 12, 2023 at Peterborough Elementary School.

Please share this information with any families you may know that don't currently receive our newsletter!

Peek Into Preschool!

ConVal Summer Program News!

We have two summer learning opportunities for our elementary students for 2023!

Explore and Expand Summer Learning Program is for rising 1st through 4th graders! This four-week long program is designed to support student learning by bolstering school-year skills and helping to fight summer learning loss. Students will receive 1.5 hours of academic support from ConVal Certified Teachers and Tutors. An additional hour of the program is reserved for enrichment exploration, including drumming and cartooning residencies.

Additional Details

  • July 5 through July 27

  • 3 Mornings a Week (Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday)

  • 9:00 am - 12 pm

  • Location: Peterborough Elementary and Antrim Elementary

  • Transportation will be provided

  • Class Size for Explore and Expand: 15 students to 1 teacher

  • Classes/Groups will be mixed grades

Middle School Summer Academy is offered to rising 5th and 6th graders! This four-week long program is designed to introduce students to middle and high school learning opportunities while bolstering school-year skills and helping to fight summer learning loss. Students in the Middle School Summer Academy have the opportunity to participate in a Residency, similar to Explore and Expand or participate in the high school Theater program.

Additional Details

  • July 5 through July 27

  • 4 Mornings a Week (Monday through Thursday)

  • 9:00 am - 12:15pm (12:15 allows students to participate in the Theater program)

  • Location: ConVal High School

  • Transportation will be provided

  • Class Size : 15 students to 1 Teacher

Upcoming Dates!

  • Registration Forms Sent Out - March 17, 2023

  • Registration Forms Due - April 7, 2023

  • Confirmations or Waitlist - May 1st, 2023

If you have questions, please reach out to:

Explore and Expand & Summer Academy: Amy Janoch

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End 68 Hours of Hunger Program Information

Any child enrolled in the ConVal School District is eligible to participate in the End 68 Hours of Hunger program. This program provides ConVal students and any additional children under the age of 5 who reside in the household with extra meals for Friday evening through Sunday evening. All food is non-perishable and easy to prepare and food is sent home or available for pick up at GES on Friday afternoons. Parent permission is needed for your child(ren) to take advantage of this FREE opportunity. Please contact Karen Paul via email at or by phone for more information or to request a permission slip.

Where to find ConVal District and GES News!

In addition to this newsletter, you can find ConVal District and GES News through a variety of platforms.

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

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, 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,, 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.