Garden City News

A Publication of Garden City School

November 2017

Bulldog PRIDE!

Greetings families and friends! As part of our school's PBIS (Positive Behavioral Intervention and Support) program, we will have whole school assemblies throughout the year in order to teach expected behaviors, celebrate student accomplishments, and build school community. We call these assemblies "City Meetings," and I'm happy to share that our first meeting on October 18 was very successful. I shared our school wide behavior teaching matrix with students in order to ensure clear communication of expectations. You can see a copy of our matrix below. We also talked about the importance of "participation" in school. Students will achieve the best results when they are active participants and agents of their own learning. I encourage you to have conversations with your child about how they are making an effort to increase participation in school.

Our City Meetings are also a great opportunity to develop student leadership and give students practice with public speaking and presentation skills. We were all very proud of fifth grader Payton Mays (pictured below) for talking with students about an upcoming class recycling contest, and fourth graders Analise Barnette, Ida Bensouda, Fatoumata Jaiteh, and Genesis Santana for sharing their positive messages about bullying prevention. I look forward to giving many more students the opportunity to shine at future meetings.

As we enter November, I just wanted to express how thankful I am to be part of the Garden City School community, and especially for the respectful, kind, eager students you send to school each day. Thank you for your ongoing partnership and support!


Bryan Byerlee, Principal

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Nurse's Notes

Garden City School will be hosting our flu clinic on Tuesday 11/7/17 from 4 – 6:30 pm.

All students and family members may receive their flu shot that day. Flyers will be sent home with students soon.

Students in grade 1 and 4 who have not returned the required physical forms will be seen by Dr. Ohnmacht, the school physician, on 11/9/17.

Our annual Thanksgiving food drive will begin in November. Thank you in advance to everyone for always making this event a success.

Mrs. Roch

Garden City Library News

Click here to read news from Ms. Moore, our school librarian

Our Fall Fundraiser Was a Sweet Success!

Congratulations to the top sellers for the Hershey Bar fundraiser!! They will each be awarded a 5lb. Hershey candy bar!

Preschool- Frank Ritz

K- Alex Poons

1st- Declan Mangiantine

2nd- Christopher Turchetta

3rd- Wyatt Mays

4th- Ava Tedeschi-Moran

5th- John Davenport

Many, many thanks to everyone for making this a hugely successful fundraiser!!!

FEN Meetings

Our Family Engagement Network meets on the third Thursday of every month. Our next meeting will be held on Thursday, November 16 at 6:30 pm in the Garden City School library. Meeting minutes will be posted in this newsletter for your convenience, as well as on our website and our FEN Facebook page. Please use the link below to view the minutes from our October 19 meeting. Reading the minutes keeps you in the loop, but getting involved by coming to a meeting is even better!

School Snapshots

On the Calendar...


3- Grade 1 Field Trip- Rescheduled

4- Harvest Fest and Color Run

7- Flu Clinic- 4:00-6:30

10- Veterans Day- No School

13- Book Fair Week!

16- FEN Meeting- 6:30

23-24- Thanksgiving Recess

27- Grade 3 Field Trip


1- "'Tis the Season" Spirit Day

5-6- Holiday Shop

8- Report Cards Issued

21- FEN Meeting- 6:30

22- Holiday Sing

25-1/1/18- Holiday Recess

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