The Grenloch Gazette

February 2021 Edition

A Note from the Principal

Happy February! We are so happy to be back in the building! We have a lot of exciting things to look forward to this month. We will be celebrating the 100th Day of School and Read Across America! Your children will also be learning about many great people this month for Black History Month! Make sure to ask your child what they learned!

School Work Help Hotline

Does your kindergartener need some extra support in Math or ELA? The Grenloch School Work Helpline is here to help! Beginning Monday, January 11th, feel free to sign up for a 10 minute time slot to meet live with a kindergarten teacher on WebEx and receive extra support. When you sign up, please note what your child is looking for help with in the comments section of the sign up.

Please see below for the meeting days, times, and links:

Monday, 4:00 pm-5:00 pm:

Tuesday, 7:45 am-8:45 am

Wednesday, 4:00 pm-5:00 pm:

Thursday, 7:45 am - 8:45 am

If you are interested, please click the link below to review the available time slots and click on the button to sign-up. Once signed up, make sure to click on the link above at the corresponding date and time for your session.

Grenloch Home and School Council

The HSC needs your support! So far this year our Member Dues Drive, Spirit Wear Fundraiser, Dine & Donates, and Blended Joe Coffee Fundraiser (which closes on Friday, February 5th @ midnight) have raised close to $2,000 to support our students and staff. We have more work to do though.

Our next Dine & Donate will be held on Monday, February 22nd from 5p to 8p at the Chick-fil-A in Mantua on Woodbury-Turnersville Road (the Lowe’s & Pet Smart shopping center).

If you have yet to join as a Member, please do so today! HSC dues are just $5.00 per family and all funds raised by the HSC help us provide our students and staff with the resources needed for a successful school year. Please return the HSC Membership Form along with cash or check payment. We also accept PayPal now too! Simply login to your PayPal account, select "Send Money", enter the GTECC email address: - and select ""Paying for Goods and Services.”

Follow us on Facebook @GTECCHomeandSchool and look for information on more Dine & Donates and other fundraising opportunities this school year. As always, we continue to raise funds via the BoxTops Program and by our Members shopping thru Amazon Smiles. Information on both programs can be found at the links included.

HSC Meetings are held via Zoom on the first Monday of the month. The next two meetings are Monday, March 1st and April 5th. Links for all meetings are posted on the Grenloch HSC Facebook Page and emailed to all Members.

Amazon Smile

Click here for information regarding our Amazon Smiles Fundraiser

Grenloch Gardeners

The Grenloch Gardener recognizes students who have shown growth in a particular character trait in connection to our school-wide Positivity Project. Teachers chose students who demonstrated growth in supporting others when they struggle. These students showed character traits of optimism, prudence and perseverance. Congratulations to the following students for being chosen as Grenloch Gardeners for the month of January: Miles Kavalchick, Rafael Pernia-Gomez, Nathan Bisceglie, Natalie Hunckler, Mia Moore, Gemma DeVito, Elizabeth McCrea, Lily Shaw, Jameson Bristow, Arianna Morales, Herby Stackhouse, Abigail Boccella, Catarina LaFrance, Lucas Maldanado, Arianna Drewes, Dominic Spurio and Ella Stern

Health and Safety Reminders

With cold and flu season here and the increase in cases of Covid 19 within our schools and town, it is important to remember the COVID Pledge that all Grenloch Families were asked to sign prior to the start of the school year. It is critical that all students and staff check for the following symptoms every day before school:

Please keep your child home from school if he or she is experiencing TWO or MORE of the following...

  • Fever greater than 100
  • Chills
  • Shivers
  • Muscle aches
  • Headache
  • Sore throat
  • Nausea or Vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Fatigue
  • Congestion/Runny nose

OR at least ONE of the following...

  • Cough
  • Shortness of Breath
  • Difficulty Breathing
  • New loss of smell
  • New loss of taste

In addition to staying home if your child is exhibiting the symptoms described above, please notify our Grenloch Health Office at (856) 227-1303; press 2 when prompted.

Close Contacts and Potential Exposures

Please notify our Grenloch Health Office is your child had close contact (within 6 feet of an infected person for a cumulative total of at least 15 minutes) within the past 14 days with a person with confirmed COVID-19. Likewise, please notify our Health Office if someone in the household is diagnosed with COVID-19.

Looking Ahead

As we enter the month of February, it is important to note that Monday, February 15th is a Holiday and School is Closed. Students in Cohort A will be attending in person school on Tuesday, February 16th and Wednesday, February 17th. Preschool students will NOT report to school on Wednesday that week. Rather they will come Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. Please refer to the calendar below to know when students are required to report to school or learn from home.

Date to Remember

Report Cards Issued- February 9th

100th Day of School- February 12th

Valentine's Day- February 14th

President's Day- February 15th

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Additional Reminders

Signing Students In Late/Out Early

All students being signed in/out of school must be accompanied by an authorized adult. After being buzzed into the building, the parent/guardian will remain in the vestibule, asked to present ID, and will sign the student out without entering the main lobby. Please know that students who arrive tardy or leave early for in person instruction may be marked absent for the day as the schedule is already abbreviated. We ask that families make every effort to arrive and leave Grenloch Terrace on time.

Tech Support

Families in need of tech support during remote learning are asked to submit their request, including your child's name, PIN/ID number (if available), and a description of the issue to

Parent Resources

  • Looking for a quick reference to confirm which days students are in person versus remote? Our WTPS Cohort Calendar for the 2020-2021 school year is a great resource for families. Here's a link for a printable PDF copy.

Mrs. Salstrom's Monthly Book Picks

Family Fun- Try This February Activities

Paper Heart by Number

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Flashlight Alphabet Game

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