GPS District Digest

Stories, news and updates from Greenwich Public Schools

December 17, 2020

Heading into the Holiday Recess

The snow was falling, the shovels and snow blowers were pulled out, and Greenwich Public Schools had their first traditional snow day of Winter 2020. How did you spend your time around Greenwich?

Will we have snow for the holiday recess starting on Thursday, December 24th?

The Beak Speaks

When you are making your podcast selections, add The Feed to your favorites. The Feed is part of The Beak, Greenwich High School's newspaper, and hosted by Sydney Floch. It is where you can listen to GHS students talk about all things GHS and more! They release bi-weekly episodes and there are updates posted to their Instagram feed.

Listen to The Beak podcast now and follow them on Instagram at @ghsbeak.

Festival of Trees at New Lebanon

Last Saturday, the New Lebanon PTA hosted a drive-through Festival of Trees in place of their traditional Winter Wonderland. It was complete with decorated holiday trees for each grade, a socially distant Santa Claus, and decorations galore for families and loved ones to enjoy the holiday spirit. They safely hosted over 100 cars and 300 people with music, fun, and a celebration of everything they have to be grateful for.

ISD's Guest Speaker

On Wednesday, the students at the International School at Dundee welcomed a very special virtual guest from the University of Connecticut's Anthropology Department, Dr. Kevin McBride. Dr. McBride is an archaeologist specializing in the Native American history of Connecticut. and the director of research at the Mashantucket Pequot Museum.

JC's Drive-Thru Winter Wonderland

Busy tomorrow evening? Jump in the car and head to the Julian Curtiss School from 5:00-7:00pm for JC's First Winter Wonderland Drive-Thru! Enjoy the winter scenes and holiday lights. Prizes will be awarded for the Most Enchanting Snowman, Most Sugary Gingerbread House, The Frostiest Snow Globes, and The Fanciest Express Train!

Suggested donations of $5 are appreciated by the Julian Curtiss PTA!

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Winter Beach Clean Up

Last Sunday, the members of GHS School Roots & Shoots, Environmental Action Club, and AP Environmental Science class met at historic Tod's Point to clean up the beach. Masked up, bundled up, and armed with trash bags and work gloves, our globally recognized students continue to make a big difference in their communities

GHS students collected garbage at the bench.

North Street to the Rockies

Kindergarten students at the North Street School had a sense-sational time singing and talking with an actual National Park Ranger last week in a virtual field trip to Rocky Mountain National Park in the Centennial State, Colorado. Park Ranger Luis told the scientists in class that we can use all five of your senses while exploring nature! It was a great culminating activity for the science unit of study on matter.
NSS students enjoyed a visit from a park ranger.

Around the GPS Twitterverse

Marc D'Amico visited Hamilton Avenue.
EMS teachers can be silly.
The was a daily gift of kindness at JC.

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