GES Week In Review

May 27, 2022

GES Week In Review

Welcome to the GES Week In Review (WIR).

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 30 Memorial Day - Schools & Offices Closed

May 31-June 3 Early Dismissal K-12

Fun Run Fundraiser-Mybooster.com

Thank you for helping support our school during our first big fundraiser in 2 years. We were able to raise $18,500 which was 75% of our $25,000 goal. Your fundraising efforts help support our school in a variety of ways. The GES Home and School Association (GES HSA) has funded multiple projects in our school. Examples of these projects are playground upgrades/additions, technology, classroom parties, author visits, assemblies, and much much more. We are looking forward to an increase of activities and opportunities for our students in the 2022-2023 school year. None of this would be possible without the generous support of our families. Thank you for that! Next week we will be celebrating our fundraising efforts with a popsicle party on Tuesday. On Friday, we will Slime a mystery staff member at our talent show! It has been a great way to end the 2021-2022 school year with fun, laughter, smiles, and exercise.

A Special Thank You to Douglas Township Police Officers!

I am very thankful for our community police officers and their support of our school and students. Douglas Township Police officers often visit GES to walk the halls, visit lunch and play at recess with our students. You might have seen Officer Poux playing tag in our circle Friday morning. We are so fortunate to have such a close and collaborative relationship with our first responders!

Attention 4th and 5th Grade Parents/Guardians!

All 4th and 5th grade students including virtual students will need to drop off their Chromebooks on June 3rd. The drop off location will take place in each individual students’ homeroom. Virtual students will return to their home building main offices. We will make every attempt to make sure an IT Technician is onsite and will be available for questions or issues that may arise.

The following must be completed prior to drop off.

  • ALL stickers must be removed from the Chromebook prior to drop off (except silver Boyertown asset tag on the back). All machines should be free of stickers and other identifying marks at all times.
  • Chromebook should be in working condition (if not, please place IT ticket now so repairs can be completed prior to handing in your Chromebook.)
  • CHARGERS WILL BE COLLECTED. ALL CHARGERS SHOULD BE NEATLY WRAPPED AND PLACED IN PROVIDED BOX.
  • Teachers will be checking for physical damage, keyboards, and screens which all must in working condition
  • If any repairs are needed, the student will be assessed a $30.00 technology repair fee.

If the laptop is not returned on June 3rd, the student will be assessed a $238 fee on Monday, June 6th. Laptops will be disabled and unable to be logged into on June 6, 2022. We will not be having collection dates after June 3rd. The student will need to put in a ticket within the helpdesk system and work with a technician for a date and time to return the laptop to get the fee removed. This collection will take place in the Information Technology offices at the High School.

3rd Grade Health Requirements

As we approach the end of the school year, we wanted to send out a reminder regarding the mandated health requirements for all upcoming 3rd grade students:


• 28 PA Code § 23.3 (a) requires a dental examination for all children in grade three.


Exams completed after September 1, 2021, are considered acceptable to meet this requirement. Please submit a copy of your child’s dental form to the GES nurses’ office. Click Here for Dental Exam Form. If you have any questions regarding this mandate, please contact the nurses’ office. 610-473-5070

6th Grade Health Requirements

As we approach the end of the school year, we wanted to send out a reminder regarding the mandated health requirements for all upcoming 6th grade students:


  • Pennsylvania Public School Code Section 1402 Health Services (e) requires proof of a comprehensive physical exam for all students in grade 6.

Exams completed after September 1, 2021 are considered acceptable to meet this requirement. Please submit a copy of your child’s physical form to the GES nurses’ office prior to the end of the school year, or to the MSE nurses’ office after that. Click Here for the Physical Exam Form. If you have any questions regarding this mandate, please contact the nurses’ office.

If your child has any health conditions or will require any medications during the school year, please contact the MSE nurses’ office to discuss and/or submit any required paperwork prior to the beginning of the school year.

Are you moving over the Summer?

If you plan on moving over the Summer Break, please email Jmcdevitt@boyertownasd.org to let us know in advance.

Gilbertsville Home and School Association (GES HSA)

The Gilbertsville HSA is looking forward to offering fun, family activities throughout the 2021-2022 school year. To learn more about getting involved in our parent group, visit the GES HSA Website.

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 basdregistration@boyertownasd.org.

6 Day School Cycle

We will be following a 6-day cycle for school this year. Your child's special schedule will be based on the cycle days rather than days of the week. For your planning, the first 2 weeks of school cycle days are listed below.


Week of May 30

Monday-No School

Tuesday-Day 2

Wednesday-Day 3

Thursday-Day 4

Friday-Day 5

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/Doors will be closed at 8:40 AM)
  • Pick Up Times: 3:25-3:40 (Gate will open at 3:15 PM)
In order to keep the Pick up and Drop off lines running quickly and smoothly, please have your students ready to exit your vehicle immediately when it is their turn. Also, please do not pull out of line or pass cars in line. This is to ensure the safety of all students and staff.

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.


Examples below:


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

Attendance Procedures


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.


https://boyertownathletics.com/library/files/demo1055.bigteamsdemo_com_1729/files/Ticketing%20for%20Athletic%20Events%20(2).pdf

Gilbertsville Elementary School WIN

The letter below outlines our reading support for all students at GES. Please review as we will be starting our WIN (What I Need) time for students in October.

News from the Nurses Suite