GREGORY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

FEBRUARY NEWSLETTER

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GENERAL REMINDERS

BLUE & GOLD WEEKS

Week of 2/1: Blue

Week of 2/8: Gold

Week of 2/15: Blue

Week of 2/22: 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.

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SCHOOL REOPENING PLAN

HYBRID COHORT BEGINS

February 1st: Grades 3-5


Cohort A: Mondays & Tuesdays

Cohort B: Wednesdays & Thursdays

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

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

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Mrs. Donatiello's Website: Anti-Racism Section

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WHAT'S HAPPENING THIS MONTH?

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GRADE LEVEL THEMES

GRADE LEVEL THEMES

Kindergarten & First Grade: Inventors and Scientists

Second Grade: Author Study-Faith Ringgold

Third Grade: The Underground Railroad

Fourth Grade: The Great Migration, The Harlem Renaissance, Black Lives Matter Movement

Fifth Grade: Civil Rights Movement & Black Lives Matter Movement

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BLACK LIVES MATTER AT SCHOOL: WEEK OF ACTION

February 1st - February 5th

The Black Lives Matter at School Week of Action and Year of Purpose campaign promotes a set of national demands based in the Black Lives Matter movement’s 13 guiding principles that focus on improving the school experience for students of color.


We will be recognizing BLM Week, by focusing on one guiding principle per day.


Monday, February 1st- Restorative Justice

Tuesday, February 2nd-Empathy

Wednesday, February 3rd-Loving Engagement

Thursday, February 4th-Diversity

Friday, February 5th-Globalism


Please check out these links to learn more.


https://www.blacklivesmatteratschool.com/


https://www.dcareaeducators4socialjustice.org/black-lives-matter-week-action


https://www.blacklivesmatteratschool.com/13-guiding-principles.html


https://www.tolerance.org/magazine/black-lives-matter-week-of-action

"TALKING GETS US THERE" By Inaugural Poet Amanda Gorman

Press this button to listen to a video that will be shared with all students on February 1st.

Mrs. Binns's BLM Virtual Room

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NO SCHOOL

IN AN OBSERVANCE OF PRESIDENTS' DAY, SCHOOL IS CLOSED ON MONDAY, FEBRUARY 15TH.


SCHOOL REOPENS ON TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 16TH

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MAD SCIENCE ASSEMBLY

Our PTA is sponsoring a one-hour assembly, by Mad Science of Northeast NJ titled "SPIN POP BOOM"!


Date: 2/18

Time: 11:15 am

Location: Via Zoom

100th DAY OF SCHOOL

Friday, February 19th is the 100th Day of School.



To celebrate our 100th day of school, we would love to have the students dress up like they are 100 years old. Please see the ideas listed below to help you get started planning what your child could wear.


  • Clothing: printed skirts, sweaters, button down shirts, suspenders, ties, scarves, etc.

  • Accessories: Gray hair spray/wig, pearls, stockings, drawn on mustache/beard, large purse, etc.

PTA NEWS

ZOOM LINK

Topic: February General PTA Mtg

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


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https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88685700388?pwd=WTIyb0x6QkhMMzVERHBPWHNsQzdnUT09


Meeting ID: 886 8570 0388

Passcode: 943107

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