GWS Weekly Newsletter
February 8, 2019
Mon. 2/11: School store open every Monday during recess
- ASEP applications & payments due
Wed. 2/13: Last day for Box Tops collection
Fri. 2/15: MIS-MATCH Spirit Day (3000 Box Tops have been collected as of February 1!)
February 18-22: Winter Break
Mon. 2/25: Classes resume
Wed. 2/27: First day for After School Enrichment 3:30-4:30
- GWS Night at FAMOUS PIZZA, 5-8PM
- PTO Meeting, 7PM
MCAS testing in grade 3, 4, & 5 begins April 2. CLICK HERE for a schedule, or see below.
Kids Heart Challenge at GWS!
Our school is doing the Kids Heart Challenge program (formerly known as Jump Rope for Heart) during PE classes throughout the month of February! All students will be participating in this fun physical activity, making their own hearts healthier and happier.
If you choose to help support the lifesaving work the American Heart Association does, you can donate using the Kids Heart Challenge app or at www.heart.org/kidsheartchallenge. Students will bring home collection envelopes for offline donations. Checks should be made payable to the American Heart Association. Fundraising is an optional part of this program.
AFTER-SCHOOL ENRICHMENT PROGRAM for grades 3, 4, and 5
Applications are being accepted for the 2019 GWS After School Enrichment Program. Apply online at https://goo.gl/forms/HKD55qAt5FzNs9sD2.
Applications, along with a $60 fee, are due back no later than Monday, February 11, 2019.
REMINDERS FOR PARENTS
In accordance with Chapter 76, Section I of Massachusetts General Law, Marshfield Public Schools is required to notify the parent/guardian of a student who has reached five (5) unexcused absences in a school year. Parents/Guardians will be notified by a letter when five (5) unexcused absences have been reached.
In the event that a student exceeds ten (10) unexcused absences, a parent/guardian is required to meet with an administrator to discuss his/her child’s attendance issues.
SCHOOL DISMISSAL: Please document all dismissal changes with a written note to your child’s homeroom teacher. The school must hear directly from a parent/guardian. Please remember that phone calls during the school day cause interruptions to the classroom and may lead to confusion at the end of the day.
NOTES TO SCHOOL: Please be sure to include your child’s first and last name plus homeroom teacher’s name on all correspondence regarding dismissal changes and absences.
ALTERNATE BUS STOPS: When road conditions are hazardous to safe school bus travel, certain residential areas have been assigned alternate bus stops. Parents/guardians will be notified by the school district’s ConnectEd telephone system when alternate bus stops are to be used.
For complete details, visit https://www.mpsd.org/site/Default.aspx?PageID=749
FEBRUARY LUNCH MENU
FROM THE PTO
Our next PTO meeting is Wednesday, February 27 at 7PM. We will meet in the library. We always welcome new faces. Hope to see you there!
SCHOOL WIDE BOX TOPS CONTEST
Collection deadline is Wednesday, February 13:
- 3,000 Box Tops = Mis-Match Day - Friday, February 15!!
- 5,000 Box Tops Crazy Hat/Hair Day
Rules: Please send in your Box Tops on a collection sheet (below) or in a Ziploc baggie or envelope clearly labeled with your child’s name, grade and teacher. Expired or unreadable box tops cannot be accepted. If you have questions or concerns, feel free to contact Katie McAlpine at 617-840-4015 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Prizes will be awarded as goals are met!!
February Vacation Week Brown Bag Lunch Program
See announcement below for more information. Download an application to sign up for lunches during February vacation week.
MARSHFILED ST. PATRICK'S DAY 5K
Time to start planning for 2019 and the first major race of the year, "America's Most Irish Road Race", the Ninth Annual Marshfield St. Patrick's Day 5K on Saturday March 16th! Join approximately 4,000 runners, walkers and crawlers descending on Brant Rock in Marshfield for a great time benefiting the Marshfield Education Foundation!
Please check out our web site marshfieldstpatricksday5k.com where you will be able to find all the information on the race. Don't forget that everyone that registers by February 19, 2019 will receive the outstanding long sleeve race shirt.