GES Week In Review
May 13, 2022
GES Week In Review
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
May 13 GES Boosterthon FUNdraiser Kick-Off
May 19 Author Visit-Jerry Pallotta
May 24 GES Boosterthon FUNdraiser FUN RUN!
May 25 Fifth Grade Celebration @ 9:00 AM
May 30 Memorial Day - Schools & Offices Closed
May 31-June 3 Early Dismissal K-12
GES FUN Run Fundraiser Kickoff Recap!
Our Gilbertsville Fun Run fundraiser kicked off today, and we are thrilled about this year’s program! We highlighted this on our morning announcements so your child may come home asking for you to logon to MYBOOSTER.COM. We’ve asked the fundraising experts at Mybooster to power our Fun Run program, making our fundraising simpler, more profitable, and more FUN. Our Fun Run includes EVERY student in a fun, safe, fitness event that focuses on character while helping our school raise some much-needed funds. This year, our entire school is working together to raise $25,000, and, if you’d like to, we are inviting YOU to help!
Check out an OVERVIEW of what your student’s experienced today! CLICK HERE!
Also, your student should have come home with a Giving Guide today, but if they did not, feel free to DOWNLOAD THE GIVING GUIDE!
Here’s how you can support Gilbertsville Elementary:
- Register your student on MYBOOSTER.COM by searching “Gilbertsville Elementary”
- Reach out to family and friends by SHARING your Student’s Pledge Page.
- Ask your child about the Sports City World Wide Character Lesson of the Day! It’s a fitness theme all about inspiring students to be active and activate their character. Students will travel the WORLD learning how to live and play with more character from REAL kid-athletes. Our dynamic, documentary-style videos will teach your students about Curiosity, Practice, Confidence, Humility, and Endurance. Join along by watching the fun character videos with your student(s) on MYBOOSTER.COM.
Thank you for supporting our school, regardless of financial participation. All children will participate in the fun! We are excited for this event to wrap up the 2021-2022 school year. Many have inquired about this event and I wanted to share some differences from previous years. This event is run by Mybooster.com. They are creating a double track on our lower ball field. Each class will have an hour outside to run the track. Mybooster has a DJ so the hour is going to be action packed. At this time we are not going to need any parent volunteers for the event.
We can’t wait for your Gilbertsville Fun Run happening on May 24th!
Want to learn about joining BASD Colorguard?
Attention all BASD Families! Want to learn more about the award-winning Boyertown Colorguard? Come out to the high school on Wednesday, May 18 from 5:30-8:00 to meet our staff and try it out! Open to all BASD students in Grades 5-11. NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY! This event will be full of fun dance, spinning, and team work activities where you can get a taste of what it is like to join our incredible color guard program. There will be a brief informational meeting for parents at 7:45 in the BASH Band Room for all.
Contact Brian Langdon at firstname.lastname@example.org for more info or sign up today: https://forms.gle/PgdEgazQM3Dm1pnRA
Author Jerry Pallotta is coming to GES on May 19, 2022!
He is a popular children’s book author who has written many Alphabet books, nonfiction books, and the famous “Who Would Win?” series. When he visits GES he will teach us all about his writing process and his books will also be for sale. He will even autograph a book for you! If you have not pre purchased a book, your child may still purchase a book on May 19th.. Please place exact change or a check (made out to CB books) in an envelope. On the front of the envelope write your child’s name, classroom teacher and the title of the book you want to purchase. Please click below for Order Form.
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?
Gilbertsville Home and School Association (GES HSA)
HSA Meeting Zoom Link
To join the Zoom meeting, click the link below:
Meeting ID: 996 6127 8110
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)
Preston's Pantry Annual Food Drive
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 email@example.com.
6 Day School Cycle
Week of May 16
Week of May 23
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)
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.
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
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.