The G.W. Gazette
May 2021 Edition
CELEBRATE THOSE IN SCHOOLS
May is a time for celebration in schools and we certainly have SO much to celebrate this year!
Our students and teachers have worked very hard to be present during a time of uncertainty. When many schools had only virtual learning or no school at all, we put many safety measures in place so that our students and staff could be at school together. We were able to accommodate those families that did not feel safe sending their students to school during a pandemic and continue their education at home. Every member of our school community has put their own health and safety on the line this year to educate our children. If you get the opportunity, please say thank you!
Here are some special days to celebrate:
May 1 - School Principal's Day
May 3-7 Teacher Appreciation Week (we also celebrate our Paraprofessionals)
May 4 - National Teacher Appreciation Day
May 6 - School Nurse's Day
May 7 - School Lunch Hero Day
I would also like to recognize our school bus drivers and custodians who work to provide safe environments for our students to attend school. THANK YOU ALL!!!
Wishing everyone a marvelous month,
Mrs. Heather Davis
Watch this short video on how you can set up a safe, secure eWallet so your student doesn't have to bring cash to school! (Although cash is accepted.)
Please help support your child with continued good reading habits through the end of the school year! Also, be looking for a summer reading challenge to be sent home with students!
From Mr. Coovert...
It is almost the end of the school year. In this last month of the school year I wanted to focus on two different topics that all of our students struggle with at least some of the time. The first topic is controlling strong emotions. Our 4th graders have been learning how to do this by thinking of a stop signal, naming their feeling, and calming down (deep breathing and counting).
Our 5th graders will be learning about digital drama and what to do when it happens to them. The lesson is titled Digital Drama Unplugged (Grade 6) and can be found on the website commonsensemedia.org. Commonsensemedia.org is a website dedicated to helping parents get information on what their children do and watch online. If you go to their website they have reviews for TV, movies, Youtubers, video games, apps, and many articles for parents to read about everything digital. It is a great website and worth checking out if you have never done so before.
Thank you for taking the time to read this and if you have any questions, concerns, or need any assistance from me do not hesitate to reach out. I would be happy to help in any way I can.
GW School Counselor
May 1-28...MAP and FAST testing for students
May 3-7.....Scholastic Book Fair
May 6.......Band Recruitment
May 9......Mother's Day
May 10....Conditions for Learning Survey
May 10....SIAC (School Improvement Advisory Committee) Meeting at Central Office
May 11....PBIS Awards for Assembly for April
May 12....5th Grade Track Meet
May 20 & 21...PBIS Fun Days
May 25....Move Up Day (more information to follow)
May 25-28....Last Week of School Celebrations (more information to follow)
May 28....Last Day of School (tentatively)
May 31....Memorial Day
George Washington Elementary
Heather S. Davis, Principal
Every Student...Every Day ~ Building Tomorrow's Chiefs!