GES Grey Wolf Gazette

May 13, 2022

NEWS FROM PRINCIPAL ROY

Happy Friday!

Dear Greenfield Families and Friends,


What a beautiful stretch of warm, sunny weather we have enjoyed this week! Lots of time outdoors running and playing in the sunshine in between continuing to fill our brains with more and more knowledge as we wind down the year! With only 24 school days left together before summer vacation there's still lots to learn!


4th Grade Families~please mark your calendars for Thursday, June 16th at 6:00pm! The annual 4th grade play will start at 6:00pm sharp, followed by a celebration ceremony. We can't wait to wow you with a fantastic performance of Fairy Tale Misfits!


Students in grades 3 and 4 will be continuing to work on the NH-SAS assessments in reading, writing and math next week. These are end of year summative assessments based on NH state standards. All K-4 students will participate in the end of year NWEA Measures of Academic Progress assessments in reading and math between May 23-June 10. The NWEA assessments provide teachers and families with a snapshot of student learning and growth over time. Student results will be sent home with report cards at the end of the year.


We will begin an "alphabet countdown" on Monday, May 16th with themed days and activities based on A-Z, until our last day of school on June 17th with X-Y-Z Day! We have lots of fun activities planned and are looking forward to lots of fun while we learn heading into to summer!


Please be sure to scroll down to the list of upcoming events and mark your calendars accordingly! You don't want to miss all the fun!


SUMMER LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES!

The ConVal District is excited to be able to offer Summer Learning Opportunities for rising 1st-4th and 5th-8th graders this year. There is still time to sign your child up for these awesome opportunities designed to help student explore and expand their horizons! The programs will run from July 5th-July 28th and will be held at either PES, AES or CVHS. Transportation will be provided. Greenfield students will be picked up and dropped off at a central location (to be determined).


You can find the link to sign your rising 1st-4th graders up here:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScN4CT_b0oVTWG57v48T8fUortdigNI8hmdwFBKnjtzNrK7Rw/viewform

The link for you to sign your rising 5th-8th graders can be found here:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScpxScVtD_wdfnMP2CBdCb3a0ngdf7CjMrlIaMpEijxEj6lhw/viewform


Please let me know if you have any questions about either program.


The ConVal School Board has confirmed the last day of school for students and staff as Friday, June 17th. It will be a half day for students, with dismissal at noon.


UPCOMING IMPORTANT DATES-PLEASE CHECK AND ADD TO YOUR CALENDAR


5/16-5/20/22: NH-SAS Assessment window for Grades 3 and 4.


5/16-6/3: Special: PE/Health with Mrs. Parker-don't forget your sneakers!


5/10/22: Girls on The Run Practice 3:30-5:00! Don't forget sneakers & a water bottle!


5/12/22: Girls on The Run Practice 3:30-5:00! Don't forget sneakers & a water bottle!


5/17/22: Girls on The Run Practice 3:30-5:00! Don't forget sneakers & a water bottle!


5/19/22: Girls on The Run Practice 3:30-5:00! Don't forget sneakers & a water bottle!


5/21/22: Children In The Arts Day! Check the flyer below for more details!


5/23-6/10/22: NWEA Measures of Academic Progress (MAP) assessments. All K-4 students will participate in benchmark assessments in reading and math.


5/24/22: Girls on The Run Practice 3:30-5:00! Don't forget sneakers & a water bottle!


5/26/22: Girls on The Run Practice 3:30-5:00! Don't forget sneakers & a water bottle!


5/30/22: No School-Memorial Day


5/31/22: Girls on The Run Practice 3:30-5:00! Don't forget sneakers & a water bottle!


6/2/22: Grade 4 Fly Up Day and visit to SMS. 9:15-11:00.


6/2/22: Girls on The Run Practice 3:30-5:00! Don't forget sneakers & a water bottle!


6/3/22: Neon Ninja Day-also known as GES Field Day! Parent Volunteers welcome! Keep an eye out for an email with details!


6/6-6/17/22: Special: Music with Mrs. Petrick


6/6/22: Girls on The Run Practice 3:30-5:00! Don't forget sneakers & a water bottle!


6/8/22: Girls on The Run Practice 3:30-5:00! Don't forget sneakers & a water bottle!


6/10/22: Retirement Celebration for Mrs. Aborn. 4:00-6:00pm at the Greenfield Meeting House. Refreshments will be served. Come wish our wonderful 2nd grade teacher well as she heads into retirement.


6/10/22: CVHS Graduation 6:00pm (rain date 6/11/22)


6/11/22: Girls on The Run 5K Celebration in Concord NH! Details coming soon!


6/15/22: 4th Grade Field Trip!


6/16/22: Water Day! We will enjoy a wet and wild day of water games including water balloons, sprinklers and kiddie pools! Parent Volunteers welcome! Keep an eye out for and email with details!


6/16/22: 4th Grade Play and Farewell Celebration Evening! Join us at 6:00pm for a smashing performance of Fairy Tale Misfits followed by our Farewell Celebration.


6/17/22: Last Day of School! Dismissal at noon!


CONVAL DISTRICT NEWS


GES has a facebook page! You can find the link here:

https://www.facebook.com/Greenfield-Elementary-School-532738607668635


The ConVal School District has news blog to serve as a hub for the latest updates, information and news about the district’s schools, students, faculty, events and accomplishments.


The blog, ConValNews.com is integrated into the schools and District’s Facebook and Twitter accounts and will automatically broadcast news blog content onto these platforms, connecting directly with the district community.


With a clean, user-friendly and mobile responsive layout, the news blog allows for easy navigation throughout. It can be accessed on computers, cell phones and tablets. Community members can subscribe and be notified by email when new posts are published.


Parents/guardians, students, staff, and community members should still utilize the district’s main website, Convalsd.net, to access the District-wide calendar of events, contact information, school committee meeting notices and minutes, important documents and notices and to view general information about the district and its schools.


Spring Weather, Tick Season, and Outdoor Play:

With warmer days upon us, we will be spending more and more time outside. We highly recommend putting sunscreen and bug spray on your child before they come to school for an added layer of protection. Sending a sweatshirt or light jacket is also a good idea-we all know the weather can change on a dime here in NH!


Pick-Up Patrol:

It is important that you check and update your children's after school pick up plans in Pick Up Patrol each day, especially if they have plans that may change on a daily basis. We will follow the plans that are entered in Pick Up Patrol. It's your responsibility to make sure the plans are correct. Thank you for your help!


In case you missed the news, morning snack/breakfast and lunch are free for all ConVal students this year, however if your child gets only milk at either meal there is a charge of $0.50. Please be sure to add money to your child's lunch account to cover the cost of milk if needed.


You can find the latest elementary menus here:

https://conval.linqnutrition.com/Menus.aspx


The Grey Wolf Gazette is now available on our website under the "What's Happening" button. You will be able to find previous editions by clicking on the View All News button. No more scrolling through your email to find the newsletter.


Have a wonderful weekend!

~Colleen

Children In The Arts! Saturday, May 21, 2022! Check out the flyer for details!

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Souhegan Valley Boys & Girls Club! It's not to early to find out more about Before & After School Care at GES for next year!

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News from the Souhegan Valley Boys and Girls Club!

Looking for Before or After School care for your children? Check out the Boys & Girls Club! They have different options to meet the needs of all our families-come one day a week or all 5! They also have a punch card for occasional use! The Club is up and running and accepting registrations for before and after school care at GES. The program will once again serve Greenfield, Francestown and Hancock students. Before school care is available from 6:00am-8:20am and After School care is available from 3:20pm until 6:00pm. Registration information can be found on the Club’s website www.svbgc.org If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to contact Alyssa Nykanen at anykanen@svbgc.org or Catherine Kendall at ckendall@svgbc.org.

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