GES Grey Wolf Gazette

December 22, 2021

Happy Holidays!

Dear Greenfield Families and Friends,


Happy Holidays! I hope that all of you are able to relax with family over the holiday break. I'm looking forward to enjoying time with my mom, daughters and grandson, and the long awaited delivery of my new refrigerator to finally finish our kitchen renovation! I'm also hoping we get some good snow over the break so I can get outside and snowshoe or ski a little! Most of all, I am looking forward to relaxing and reflecting on the last year and thinking about how blessed I am to work with such amazing educators, students and families every day. I am so thankful for each and every one of you every day. I hope 2022 brings us all health, happiness and joy!


Please be sure to send in appropriate winter gear for your child. This includes, snow pants, boots, jacket, gloves and a hat. We do go outside every day unless it is dangerously cold. You are welcome to have your child keep their gear here at school if you have an extra set. While we do have some extra gear, we are running low on gloves and mittens. If you are cleaning out used gear and happen to have any extra gloves or mittens, we will happily take them to restock our supply of extras here at GES!


As part of our efforts to keep students and staff IN school as much as possible this year, we are able to perform rapid COVID tests for symptomatic students and staff. If your child develops symptoms at home, you now have the option to have your child tested at GES. Please keep them home and call our school nurse to schedule an appointment. Per our Reopening Plan, any child who is symptomatic with new or unexplained symptoms should stay home until they are tested for Covid-19 and receive a negative result.


With the weather getting colder, we will be inside more than we have been and it is even more important than ever to monitor children for any signs of illness and keep them home if they develop any of the following symptoms: fever, headache, congestion, cough, sore throat, nausea, vomiting or diarrhea, fatigue, muscle or body aches, new loss of taste or smell or shortness of breath.


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 November morning snack and lunch menus here:

https://www.schoolnutritionandfitness.com/webmenus2/#/view?id=6166cbd7534a1314758b4595&siteCode=19740


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


UPCOMING IMPORTANT DATES-PLEASE CHECK AND ADD TO YOUR CALENDAR!


12/23-12/31/21: Holiday Break


1/3-1/7/22: Special: Art with Mr. Shultz AND Library Residency with Mrs. Mack!


1/10-1/21/22: Special: PE/Health with Mrs. Parker! Don't forget your sneakers!


1/24-2/4/22: Special: Library with Mrs. Mack


2/7-2/18/22: Special: PE/Health with Mrs. Parker! Don't forget your sneakers!


2/21-2/25/22: February Vacation


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.

Bubbles, Bubbles, Everywhere!

What a fun exploration with the states of matter and bubbles! Our Preschoolers, Kinders, First and Second Graders all enjoyed playing with bubbles! We had so much fun experimenting together! Thanks to our Xplorations presenter Jeremy Griffus from the Adult Learning Center and the GES PTO for supporting such a fun learning activity!

SUPER COASTERS!

Third and Fourth Graders experimented with force and motion and all things related to roller coasters as part of our STEAM Day celebration with Jeremy Griffus! They had an awesome time working cooperatively to design and build a marble ski jump and roller coasters!
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Solstice Day Snowman Creations!

Students enjoyed 5 different activities in mixed grade groups for our annual Solstice Day celebration. They worked together to create adorable snowmen with Ms. Heard and Mrs. Goodspeed.

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Souhegan Valley Boys & Girls Club! Find out more about Before & After School Care at GES!

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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.