George School's Family Update

February 16, 2018

George School Students Mix It up Day 2.0

To celebrate the end of our Random Acts of Kindness Week, George School students participated in our Second Mix it Up Day. The children enjoyed sitting at different lunch tables, and making conversation and new friends with students outside their class and grade. This weeks activities gave the students so many opportunities to show their Best self and to demonstrate what a George School student really is! We are very proud of you! Special thanks to Mrs. Rachel Guyt , our school counselor for creating these community building opportunities.

Congratulations to the George School Winners of Township of Washington Police Department 37th Traffic Safety Poster Contest

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Staying Healthy this Season

Please refer to the Flu Prevention Notice issued by Dr. Gonzalez from the Nursing Department for common sense ways to stay healthy and to support our in school healthy habit efforts. Thank you to the parents that have sent in extra wipes and sanitizer for our classrooms. Additionally, please contact the George School absentee line daily with a specific reason for absences. And of course, it goes without saying (but I will anyway) that if your child is absent from school due to illness, please keep them home from after school activities also. Stay well and be healthy!

Township of Washington Mayor Peter Calamari Visits George School

Second Grade students got an opportunity to ask Mayor Calamari questions about himself, his job and the Township of Washington. His visit came at the culmination of the Second Grade Enrichment project where students researched their home town and made travel brochures to describe all the best places to go in the Township of Washington. Thank you Ms. Donna Zakar our Gifted and Talented Teacher for arranging this event. and thank you to Mayor Calamari for this informative visit.
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Understanding Children with Anxiety and School Avoidance

The Westwood Regional School District along with Care Plus of New Jersey will be presenting an informational workshop facilitated by Alexa Squire on March 6th, 2018, from 7PM - 8Pm. Click below for flyer and additonal details.

IXL Update - 250,000 questions answered! Half Way to our 500,000 Movie Day

Mrs. Breen our Media Specialist is looking for Help.

Mrs. Breen is looking for volunteers to shelve books on the following

days/times: Then see below for which weeks! Come help keep your child's library neat!! Thanks in advance for anyone who can help. (Mrs. Breen will train you!)

Contact Mrs. Breen:

Wednesday 11:45-1:30pm

Thursday 2:30-3:10

Friday 2:00-3:10Library/Media For the following weeks:

February 26 - March 2
March 12- 16
March 26 - 30
April 9-13
April 23-27
May 21 - 25
June 4-8

Thank you in advance for your time. It is grealy appreciated.

Following in the Footsteps of Heroes Continues!

Fun projects, lunchtime social time, collaboration with peers, and more!!! Mrs. Patterson (5th Grade) and Mrs. Bruno (Social Skills) are continuing their program - “Following in the Footsteps of Heroes” within the upcoming weeks. Students in grade 5 have the opportunity to spend some of their lunchtime to explore topics of philanthropy, caring, and helping others. Projects are geared towards enriching these ideas through artistic activities, expanding their knowledge base, and creating projects based upon their own ideas that will be moving forward into the spring. Since this is a voluntary initiative, all fifth graders are welcome! Our projects are often shared with the entire school, such as our dedicated Rock Garden will be revisited in the spring. Look out for other future activities that you may be asked to participate in. For example, our Seeing Eye project last school year was a school wide one!

Save the Date! for the Class of 2019 Family Bowling Fundraiser

This fun Family Bowling Fundraiser will be at Montvale Lanes on Sunday, March 18 from 6-8 PM.
There will be 2 ticket options:
$20 ticket price per bowler will include 2 games, shoe rental, a slice of pizza, & one drink of choice.
$10 non-bowler ticket will include a slice of pizza & one drink of choice.

Flier to follow soon! Hope to see you there!

Upcoming Events

2/19 & 2/20 - No School

2/28/18 Tricky Tray Fundraiser at Seasons - More exciting details to come