September 2020 Edition
DANCING IN SEPTEMBER
We welcome Mrs. Candace Berquam to our 4th grade team! She will be teaching Mr. Bogert's 4th grade face to face class and Mr. Bogert will be teaching the 4th grade online students. We want to ensure our online students have access to highly qualified staff throughout the day as much as possible. This is just one way we are continually looking to improve the instruction for ALL of our students at GW.
We also welcome Ms. Amy Pihl! She will be working with our Special Education students at GW and Torrence this year. Her knowledge will benefit our students to continue their growth and she is a great addition to our staff.
We appreciate parents being patient as we continue to learn, grow and change together with the new way of school this year. As always, please call the school with any questions or concerns.
Let's keep dancin'!
TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 1
Those online students wanting pictures taken may come into the school anytime 7:30-10:00 on Tuesday. Thank you!
Calling Students in Sick
Also, if your child is online and will not be able to login to Schoology that day, please call the school for attendance reasons. Thank you for your help!!
September 3 Meeting will be on ZOOM at 5:30
PTO is an important group that supports GW students! They raise money to help our PBIS celebrations, give staff appreciation gifts, and support teachers and students in the classroom! Please get involved with this wonderful group!
From Mr. Coovert
During the first two weeks of school I am talking with students about what a school counselor does and how they help students succeed at school. The presentation used can be found at the link below
Students also learned how to open their school gmail accounts as that will be one of the ways I will communicate and stay in contact with students to check on them throughout the year.
Starting in September the school counseling program will be utilizing lessons from SecondStep for Social Emotional Learning. An informational letter explaining the program will be emailed to parents. The letter also provides a website and activation code so you can create an account to learn more about SecondStep and gain access to handouts used at school. If you have any questions about SecondStep, counseling, or anything else do not hesitate to reach out. I am happy to help anyway I can.
Mr. Alex Coovert
GW School Counselor
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September 3....PTO Zoom Meeting
September 28..PTO Fall Fundraiser??