The G.W. Gazette
March is National Nutrition Month
George Washington has been selected as one of four schools in the state to pilot a grant funded program with the Iowa Department of Education and No Kid Hungry, a national organization working to address childhood hunger, to offer Breakfast after the Bell. We will be implementing a "Grab-n-Go" opportunity for students to eat breakfast in the classroom after the beginning of the school day. This program will begin March 10, 2020 and the pilot lasts for a minimum of four weeks. This will not take the place of our current school breakfast and is simply an addition to make breakfast more available to every student. This is not a free program and student meal accounts will be charged accordingly to free, reduced, or full rates. It is our hope to increase participation in the school breakfast program which will lead to better performance in school and a healthier life for our kids. Please contact me with any questions.
Yours in nutrition,
Mrs. Heather Davis
We will continue to SWITCH what we DO, VIEW, AND CHEW during March!!
March 16-April 3 #ROCKTHETEST
Tips for Success:
- Remind your child to take the test seriously.
- Encourage your child to do their best.
- Make sure your child gets a good night's sleep.
- Ensure your child eats a good breakfast to start the day right.
- Write your child an encouraging note in the morning.
- Ask your child about the test when they come home in the evening.
Thank you for supporting our students with this important assessment.
Principal's Spotlight Book of the Month
A sensitive book about the challenges of fitting in when you know you're a little different...
On March 20, we will have a special bunny, Mr. Hopkins, come visit GW during lunch hours!!
GW raised $3,203.67 for American Heart Association's Kids Heart Challenge!!
Responsible Behavior after school
Message from Iowa Department of Public Health on the COVID-19
There is an expanding global outbreak of a respiratory illness caused by a novel (new)
coronavirus. The disease the virus causes has been named COVID-19. While most COVID-19 cases are associated with travel to or from China, person-to-person spread is now being reported in other places, including Hong Kong, Iran, Italy, Japan, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan and Thailand. There are currently no cases of COVID-19 in Iowa, and there is no person-to-person spread in the U.S. It is normal to be concerned about the spread of this virus but more important to understand the risk of getting Influenza is greater to your student. We want you to be aware but do not feel there is a health threat at our school at this time.
The prevention measures for influenza and COVID-19 are the same:
Cover your coughs and sneezes with a tissue or your upper arm/elbow
Clean your hands frequently with soap and water
Contain germs by staying home when ill
Our school is promoting proper hand washing and use of hand sanitizing to prevent the spread of germs. We also continue regular cleaning of surfaces with disinfectants each day.
From Mr. Coovert...
Growth Mindset and Perseverance
In February students learned about good and bad stress and how to handle it appropriately. They had a stress free afternoon where they learned all types of strategies to deal with stress in their lives including yoga, coloring, progressive muscle relaxation, exercise with the Little Feathers, and a lot of laughing.
Now that March has come the students will be focusing their attention on having a growth mindset and developing perseverance. These skills are so important to being successful in life. Having the attitude of “I’m getting better every day” and “practice makes perfect” really makes a difference. Please encourage your students to show these traits every day.
If you want to show growth mindset in action pull out a favorite children’s book from when they were younger and have them read it to you. Tell them it used to be hard to read this book but now it is so easy. Just because what they are doing right now is hard does not mean it always will be that way.
March 3....Show Choirs perform for GW students at Grand
March 4....PBIS Assemblies
March 6....Friday Funday Incentive
March 6....PBIS KPride lunch with ManCountry
March 8....Spring Forward - Daylight Savings begins
March 9....No School for Students; Inservice Day
March 10...Breakfast After the Bell begins
March 16...ISASP testing all week
March 17...St. Patrick's Day - Wear Green
March 19...Spring Begins
March 20....International Day of Happiness "Don't Worry..Be Happy"
March 20...Friday Funday Incentive
March 20...Mr. Hopkins visit during lunch
March 23-March 27...SPRING BREAK (No School)
George Washington Elementary
Heather S. Davis, Principal
Every Student...Every Day ~ Building Tomorrow's Chiefs!