George School's Family Update

February 9, 2018

Random Acts of Kindness Week

In celebration of Random Acts of Kindness Week, George School students will enjoy a week of Kind and Fun activities, as well as, classroom lessons! In every classroom there will be a 'Class Mission' and a 'Kindness Tracker'. Students will be able to work together and encourage one another to get creative with their acts of kindness! They will get opportunities to post their acts along the walls of the school as well. We will also be holding our 2nd Mix It Up Day during lunch on Friday. Students loved the first one and really enjoyed sitting at a different table and making new friends! We are looking forward to these Kind events! A big Thank you to Mrs. Guyt for coordinating these events!


Monday, February 12th: Wear a bright color.

Tuesday, February 13th: Crazy hair and sock day!

Wednesday, February 14th: Wear red day!

Thursday, February 15th: #Teamkindness!

At George School we truly are a team of kind leaders! Show your team spirit and wear any shirt, jersey, and/or sweatshirt with a number on it. Kindness counts at our school!

Friiday, February 16th: Mix It UP Day!

Mix up your wardrobe in celebration of our 2nd MIx It Up Day at lunch! Mismatch your clothes and get creative.

Report Cards for the Second Marking Period are Open on Genesis for Grades 1-5

IXL Pajama Day Was a Huge Hit!

We are working toward our next goal of 500,000 Skills practiced for a school wide Movie Day! We already have 225,000! Keep up the good work!

News from our School Nurse - Mrs. Charlene Alessi

Physical examinations are requested (not mandatory) at least once during each of the student's developmental stages: early childhood (grade 2); pre-adolescence (grade 5); and adolescence (grades 8 and 10). If your child has had a recent physical examination, please submit a copy to the health office to maintain accurate medical records.

Annual vision, hearing, blood pressure, height, and weight are performed by the school nurse for all students. Scoliosis screenings are conducted for students in the fourth grade in March as required by state code. A referral will be mailed home to parents/guardians, when indicated.

Strategic Goal #2 Academic Rigor - Read A Thon Kick off

Reading Logs for the first two weeks are due on Friday, February 16th. Every student that completes this log will receive a free ticket to Six Flags Great Adventure. I know everyone will return this log! Also, as promised, when everyone completes all the logs, I will dress up as the George School Cardinal and sit on my perch for an entire day. Also, Mr. Donatello challenged his 5th grade class to complete all reading logs and he will shave his head. Keep reading!

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!

Safety Reminders To Keep In Mind

Here are some general safety tips to review with your children. (There are no specific threats or cause for alarm. This is just a safety reminder!)

  • Don't take anything from strangers;
  • Don't go anywhere with someone you do not know;
  • Stay more than an arm's reach from strangers. If you are approached by a stranger, seek help immediately;
  • Trust your instincts, if you feel you are being followed or something is not right, seek help immediately;
  • Use the buddy system, avoid walking anywhere alone;
  • Review contact telephone numbers and home safety practices;
  • When seeking help, always go to a trusted adult - teacher, coach, police officer, other parent or older siblings;
  • If a stranger grabs you, do everything you can to stop him or her from pulling you away. Drop to the ground, kick, hit, bite and scream. Do whatever it takes to attract the attention of others who can help you. If someone is dragging you away, scream, "this is not my dad," or "this is not my mom."
  • Report any suspicious activity to your local school and police department.

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

2/12 - 2/16 - Random Act of Kindness Week (See Daily Activities Above)

2/19 & 2/20 - No School

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