GES Week In Review

April 22, 2022

GES Week In Review

Welcome to the GES Week In Review (WIR).

The WIR will be sent out weekly during the school year. In the WIR you will find upcoming dates and information relevant to your child here at GES. Please review regularly to stay abreast of the exciting things happening at Gilbertsville Elementary School.

Important Upcoming Dates

April 26-28 ELA PSSAs

May 2 & 3 Math PSSAs

May 3 No Place for Hate Day-Be sure to wear your No Place for Hate T-Shirts!

May 4 & 5 Science PSSAs

May 6 Early Dismissal

May 9 Art Show and Scholastic Book Fair 5-8 PM

May 19 Author Visit-Jerry Pallotta

May 24 GES Fun Run- Sponsored by HSA

May 25 Fifth Grade Celebration @ 9:00 AM

Choral Concert

May 30 Memorial Day - Schools & Offices Closed

May 31-June 3 Early Dismissal K-12

Help the HSA celebrate Teacher Appreciation Week! May 2-6!


Teacher appreciation week is right around the corner and the GES staff have knocked it out of the park this year. As part of the week, we are creating a “Wall of Fame” to show how much we appreciate them. Help us create our wall of fame by having your child write/draw a thank you to a staff member in the building. We will be sending Notecards home with your student for this project. If you would like to send in more than one, please use paper from home. All thank you notes are due back to the office by 4/27/22.


If you are able to help with donations, for our week long celebration, please click on the link below to sign up. Thank you for all of your help!

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090C4DA9A72CA4FC1-gesteacher

GES Fun Run Kick off is May 13th

We are excited to kick off our Gilbertsville Fun Run on May 13th. Our goal is to raise $25,000 for school and classroom improvements. This will help strengthen our school community. To make our fundraising more profitable and fun, we have partnered with Boosterthon! Boosterthon is a 2 week fundraising campaign that promotes fitness, teamwork, and character while helping our school raise much needed funds! The program will begin with a high energy digital kickoff video on May 13th and end with an epic Fun Run experience on May 24th!

All students will run 35 laps and get pledges for each lap they run (Ex: $1 per lap ran = $35) or they can get flat donation pledges as well. As they get pledges, they have the opportunity to earn fun prizes too. Between kickoff and Fun Run, students will learn about character, be issued nightly challenges, and get pledges from friends and family to help their school!

We completely understand if your family is not in a position to financially support the school right now. You can still be involved by simply SHARING about our fundraiser with friends and extended family online at MYBOOSTER.COM. Sharing IS supporting! Just as we worked to safely begin school this year, we are also safely hosting this essential fundraiser based on our school’s current guidelines. We’ll send more details, as we get closer to our kick off.

Key dates to remember:

  • REGISTRATION OPENS - 4/22

Register on MYBOOSTER.COM

  • Fundraiser Kick Off - 5/13
Event Day - 5/24

5th Grade Celebration T-Shirt Order-Due Friday, April 29th!

Every year the HSA purchases T-Shirts for the 5th graders as a parting gift. Please use the link below to select the size of your child's shirt.

Fifth Grade Celebration T-Shirt Sign Up

Thank you for your help in making our celebration special for your children!

5th Grade Parents-We need your pictures for the end of the year Celebration Slideshow!

Please email your pictures from your child’s elementary years to GESGrade5Slideshow@gmail.com The pictures will be used during our 5th grade celebration on May 25. Pictures can be from any grade. We want to celebrate the hard work and fun moments they have been enjoyed since kindergarten.

Swamp Pike Closure

Please review the attached notification regarding a temporary closure on Swamp Pike. This may impact timing of bussing and traffic around the area. We wanted all families to be aware of this possibility starting April 19-August 2022.

Please see below for important PSSA Test Information

BASD Summer Camps!

Parents of BASD students,

We are once again excited to announce our BASD Summer Camps for 2022. Please review the 2022 Summer Camp Catalog for camp descriptions and details. If you are interested in signing up your child for a camp, please complete this registration form.

Camp registration will close on Sunday, May 1, 2022. If you have more than one child that would like to attend a camp, please complete a registration form for each child.

In order for a summer camp to run, a minimum of eight students must sign up for the camp. Once eight students have enrolled, you will receive a confirmation email. You will receive the confirmation email no later than May 13, 2022.

The confirmation email will contain a link for you to submit your online payment. Regardless of your camp week, ALL online payments will be due by Friday, May 27, 2022. If your payment is not received by the deadline, your enrollment will be canceled.

Summer Camp Links can also be found below:

2022 Summer Camp Catalog: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1T0X-7MO85IOsRexUCLYehuSaRWJHnog5IFoIWmqhNCY/edit?usp=sharing

2022 Summer Camp Registration Form: https://forms.gle/cLCRhQe6zZf3EzUC7

Please reach out to the Office of Teaching and Learning with any questions or concerns.

Are you moving over the Summer?

If you plan on moving over the Summer Break, please email Jmcdevitt@boyertownasd.org to let us know in advance.

Gilbertsville Home and School Association (GES HSA)

The Gilbertsville HSA is looking forward to offering fun, family activities throughout the 2021-2022 school year. To learn more about getting involved in our parent group, visit the GES HSA Website.

HSA Meeting Zoom Link

No Place for Hate Activities

No Place for Hate Activities-During the months of February and March all classrooms participated in our 2nd No Place for Hate activity for this school year. The focus of this lesson was to learn about different parts of our identities like names, religion, ethnicity, culture, language, personality, appearance, and strengths. During the month of April, we would like to celebrate the diversity within our school community. We would like to highlight our students and their family’s cultures/traditions during our morning announcements. This will be aired across the whole school. If you would like to share about your family. Please send the information below to spetri@boyertownasd.org

    • Child’s Name, Grade and Teacher
    • Family Heritage
    • Something you would like to share with our school community (holiday traditions, cultural traditions, food, etc.)
    • Optional: Family photo

Thank you in advance for sharing your families story.

Preston's Pantry T-Shirt Sale!

Preston’s Pantry T-shirt Sale is going until April 10th! Black & Red OR Tie-Dye!

Please be sure to note your school, classroom teacher on the form.(See Below for link)



https://bobhilbertshop.com/shop/ols/categories/prestons-pantry

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Preston's Pantry Annual Food Drive

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BASD Kindergarten Registration

Kindergarten registration for the 2022-2023 school year is now open. Children must be 5 years of age on or before September 1, 2022, to be eligible for the 2022-2023 school year.

Registration information packets were mailed to families based upon census data on December 23, 2021. If you did not receive a packet, the contents are available on our district registration webpage by clicking the plus sign next to the 2022-2023: New Student Registration link. Visit https://www.boyertownasd.org/Page/582 to get started.

All questions can be sent to our Student Registration Office via email at basdregistration@boyertownasd.org.

6 Day School Cycle

We will be following a 6-day cycle for school this year. Your child's special schedule will be based on the cycle days rather than days of the week. For your planning, the first 2 weeks of school cycle days are listed below.


Week of April 25

Monday-Day 1

Tuesday-Day 2

Wednesday-Day 3

Thursday-Day 4

Friday-Day 5


Week of May 2

Monday-Day 6

Tuesday-Day 1

Wednesday-Day 2

Thursday-Day 3

Friday-Day 4

Bus Transportation & Parent Drop Off/Pick Up

Bus Transportation - Please make sure your child is at your assigned stop 5-10 minutes prior

to scheduled bus time.


Parent Drop off and Pick Up Information


  • Drop off Times: 8:25-8:40 (Gate will be closed at 8:40 AM)
  • Pick Up Times: 3:25-3:45 (Gate will open at 3:15 PM)
In order to keep the Pick up and Drop off lines running quickly and smoothly, please have your students ready to exit your vehicle immediately when it is their turn. Also, please do not pull out of line or pass cars in line. This is to ensure the safety of all students and staff.

Important Afternoon Transportation and Pick Up Process Information


If your plans for your child’s transportation home are different than their typical mode of transportation, please send a note to your child’s teacher so that they are leaving the classroom during the appropriate time. Also, please email your teacher to let them know of the change.


Examples below:


1. Your child rides the bus daily and you are opting for parent pickup. On this day, please send a note indicating this along with the name of the adult who will be picking up your child. Please have that adult bring their driver’s license to confirm their identity.


2. If you typically pick up your child and you want your child to ride the bus this day, please send a note, that includes their bus number, to the teacher to help ensure they board the bus.

Student Attendance Information

Attendance Procedures


Reporting an absence: If your child is not feeling well and cannot attend school, please email attendance at AttendanceGES@boyertownasd.org, or use the link below to inform the school that your child will not be present due to an illness, or appointment. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScvtpG7SKITdNqliElSWvB9u4el72hJiIntaN9LFeyTuq8TnQ/viewform


Educational Trip-Parents/Guardians must complete an Educational Trip Form 2 days prior to your child's absence. **Please note that failure to submit a trip form prior to departure will result in trip days being counted as an unlawful absence.

Ticket Sales for Athletic Events

Please visit the following website regarding ticket sales for athletic events held at Boyertown. Cash sales are not available for any athletic event.


https://boyertownathletics.com/library/files/demo1055.bigteamsdemo_com_1729/files/Ticketing%20for%20Athletic%20Events%20(2).pdf

Letter to Parents about Accidental Insurance Coverage

Gilbertsville Elementary School WIN

The letter below outlines our reading support for all students at GES. Please review as we will be starting our WIN (What I Need) time for students in October.

News from the Nurses Suite