From the Principal's Pen

June 11, 2021

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Mr. O'Brien and Ms. Loechner have some fun activities planned for our students on Field Day this year!


RESCHEDULED - Tuesday June 15th

FIELD DAY TIMES

3rd: 8:45 10:00

5th: 10:10- 11:20

2nd: 11:30-12:45


Field Day will consist of 6 stations that each class will participate at for around 8 minutes. Once all stations are completed we will have a 25-yard dash for each class from K-2 and a 3-5 50 yard dash. There will be sitting areas located against the fence for each class to take breaks if needed.


Field Day Colors:


2: Blue

3- Orange

5: Green


Due to COVID restrictions still in place, parents are not invited this year. We will take lots of pictures and send them home!

Thank You, Mr. O'Brien and Mrs. Loechner for a Fun Field Day for Grades K, 1, and 4!

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Ringing Out Reminders for 5th Grade Parents

It is with great pleasure that we announce that our students will be able to experience a fifth grade Ringing Out ceremony on Friday, June 18th at 9 am. The rain date is Monday, June 21st at 9 am. All 48 fifth grade students are invited to attend. This includes in-person and remote students. Students will be sitting in chairs three feet apart. Each family may attend with a four guest maximum per student. Thank you to all of our families who have responded - our event will be well attended!


We will hold the ceremony on our side field where we have more than enough space to place student chairs 3 feet apart, with guest chairs in family pods spaced 3 feet apart. All students, staff, and guests will be required to wear masks when not in their seats.


The PTA is planning on providing a celebration party for the students on the field following the event. The PTA will need volunteers, but we ask that there are only 3-4 parent volunteers present at a time. Parents and family members are not invited to stay for the party. PTA will provide a sign-up sheet for those that would like to help. All parent volunteers will be required to wear a mask when on school property.


The 5th grade students should be dressed in appropriate attire for the ceremony. We ask for boys to wear dress pants or dress shorts with collared shirts or a shirt and tie. Girls should wear dresses, skirts, or dress pants. We ask that girls refrain from wearing tops with spaghetti straps, halter-tops, or strapless dresses. The ceremony is at 9 am and the party will begin after the chairs from the ceremony are put away and the party is set up. The party will run from approximately 11:00-2:00.


The fifth grade students should also bring a change of clothes appropriate for the party to take place on the field following the ceremony. Shorts, T-shirts, and sneakers would be best. There will be water games but shirts and T-shirts are required (no bathing suits) and the students should have clothes to change into after the party should they get wet.


Food and Beverage:

  • Food will be provided in individually packaged grab-and-go style bags, delivered from an outside vendor- Burgers, Shakes, and Fries.

  • Ice cream truck - College Creamery! The children will be socially distanced in line to go and order their ice cream.

  • Snacks and drinks will be readily available


Entertainment:

  • Backyard games (multiples of the same games to avoid overcrowding)

    • Gaga ball pit x 2

    • Badminton net

    • Corn hole x 2

    • Frisbee golf x 2

    • Kickball

    • Hula Hoops

    • Water play- balloons, noodle squirters, noodles, etc


  • DJ Dan will bring smiles to faces and feet to the dance floor (the field)! He will stay more than a safe distance away and will also help encourage safe distancing for the students- he will create a lively and fun atmosphere for our 5th graders!


Safety, Security, and Sanitation:

  • Hand sanitizer will be made available at various locations around the field and near the food pick-up station.

Greenwich Public Schools District Art Show

We are so proud that several of our JC Artists were chosen to be featured in the GPS District Art Show this year!


Flora Gilmutdinova - 1H

Reagan Driskill - 2S

Luca Cortese - 2S

Caroline Brower - 4L

Zacharia Harrim - 4L


A special thank you to Ms. Le Ann Hinkle for always inspiring our JC Eagles to show their creativity! Please click the link below to enjoy the show!


GPS District Art Show - Elementary

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Friday, June 18th - 5th Grade Ringing Out Ceremony & 5th Grade Party

Tuesday, June 22nd - Last Day of School...Early Release at 12:45 pm


REMINDER: LAST DAY FOR FAMILY FIRST AND EAGLE'S NEST IS FRIDAY, JUNE 18TH!

"Better Together" Panel Discussion

Greenwich Community Organizations join forces with GPS in tackling pandemic-related issues. Join us virtually (meet.google.com/utc-iqyd-pny) on Monday, June 14 at 7:00 PM to learn more about how to best support students during these very challenging times.


June 14th Panelists: Greenwich Public Schools, Family Centers, ShopRite Nutritionist, Jewish Family Services, Department of Human Services, YWCA, Boys and Girls Club


Topics to be Discussed: Stress Management, Healthy Eating, Effective Communication, Meeting Your Family Needs, Cultivating Healthy Relationships, Staying Healthy and Fit


For more information visit the Greenwich Public Schools website.

Parent Support Live: Using Positive Parenting Skills to help kids thrive in these difficult times.


During these challenging times, please join us for a virtual “Parent Video Chat” facilitated by one of our GPS psychologists. Connect virtually with other parents in our community and learn effective strategies to manage personal stress and discuss relevant topics (how to establish routines at home, manage challenging behaviors, build your kids' resilience). You can join whenever and stay for as long as you can. We are here to answer questions and provide support.


Google Meet Link for all meetings meet.google.com/arm-hbjd-yvy


ELEMENTARY

Friday, June 18th at 10 am - Click here to JOIN


SECONDARY

Wednesday, June 16th at 10 am – Click here to JOIN



Debido a los tiempos díficiles que vivimos, uno de los psicólogos de las escuelas de Greenwich quiere facilitar un “Video Chat para Padres” virtual. Conéctese virtualmente con otros padres de nuestra comunidad para aprender estrategias efectivas para manejar el estrés y discutir temas relevantes, (por ejemplo: cómo establecer rutinas en casa, controlar comportamientos desafiantes o desarrollar la capacidad de resistencia y adaptabilidad en sus hijos). Puede participar cuando le venga bien y quedarse todo el tiempo que quiera. Estamos aquí para responder preguntas y brindar apoyo. Tema: Cómo utilizer estrategias para educar a tus hijos positivamente y ayudarlos en estos tiempos difíciles.


Google Meet Link para todas las reuniones: meet.google.com/arm-hbjd-yvy


QUIEN: ESCUELA PRIMARIA (PreK-5)

Miércoles, 9 de junio a las 7pm– para participar haga clic aquí

Viernes, 18 de junio a las 10am –para participar haga clic aquí


ESCUELAS SECUNDARIAS (6-12)

Miércoles, 2 de junio a las 7pm - para participar haga clic aquí

Miércoles, 16 de junio a las 7 pm - para participar haga clic aquí

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