As we enter the Thanksgiving season, it is the perfect time to say how thankful we are to have such amazing students and families here at GES. "Children learn best when the significant adults in their lives -- parents, teachers, and other family and community members -- work together to encourage and support them." J. Comer & N. Haynes. We make a great team!
During the months of September and October, the students and staff have worked diligently to establish routines and expectations, enjoyed learning outside, and testing out the new playground equipment in the primary building. There have been many positive referrals and a few exciting Green Buck drawings from our PBIS team. The morning announcements have been a wonderful way to start the day; our students do a truly amazing job!
We look forward to another exciting few months.
Important Dates for November and December
10- Emergency Early Release Day (2:15 pm for K-6; PreK will remain at 1:00)
11- Veteran's Day NO SCHOOL
18- Kindness Club
19- Picture Re-Take Day
24-26- Thanksgiving Recess NO SCHOOL
10- Report cards go home
15- MG Winter Concert
16- Kindness Club
24-1/3/22 Holiday Recess
Be a Buddy, Not a Bully
Conflict occurs between two people who are equal in a relationship, like peers in a class. Conflict resulting from a disagreement is something both parties wish to resolve so that they can move on with their healthy relationship. Bullying involves relationships where the power is not equal and the intention is to hurt others; tripping someone in front of a group so they fall and get hurt/embarrassed. Bullying is negative, threatening, and meant to cause harm, it is also repeated or threatened to be repeated. Conflict can be uncomfortable however, it is an opportunity for equals to problem solve. We are working to be sure students know the difference between bullying and conflict. Our PBIS framework allows for positive behaviors to be rewarded while our teachers, social workers, and school psychologist all work to teach students the tools they need for positive and healthy conflict resolution.
Introducing our Health Office Staff
While we were sad to see Mrs. Ellen Kent retire, we wish her all the best on her new adventure. We are excited to introduce our new Health Office Staff. Mrs. Kimberly Bachich is our new Primary School nurse and she has hit the ground running. We are so happy to have her as part of our GES family!
Mrs. Bachich can be reached
via email at email@example.com
via phone at (518) 692-9542 ext. 1010
Gearing up for Winter
If your child has a change in his/her dismissal plans, please send in a note with your child’s name, teacher’s name, what his/her dismissal plans are including the name and address of where your child is going and the date. If the change is a permanent change in dismissal, please indicate that on the note. If you have any questions, please contact:
Tracy Dennis - 518-692-9542 ext. 6100 - Primary Office
Jennifer O’Connor - 518-692-9542 ext. 6200 - Middle Grade Office
PreK - 6 Memory Book
Memory Books sales will run from November 15, 2021-January 14, 2022. Books can be ordered online by visiting our Elementary website @ greenwichcsd.org. Online order cost will be $16.65 per book including $1.05 sales tax, and a $.60 user fee. You may also send in a check made out to Greenwich Central School for $ 16.05 ($15.00 for the book and $1.05 tax). Please remember to include: The student's name and classroom teacher when sending in a check.