Goshen Center School

Regional School District No. 6

March 2, 2017

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RARE DISEASE AWARENESS DAY

Rare Disease Day is celebrated every year on the last day of February. It is a day to recognize and raise awareness for others living with a rare disease. Mrs. Fasciano came to inform us about Harlequin Ichthyosis, a rare skin disorder that affects less than 20 people in our country. Thank you, Mrs. Fasciano!

A Look Ahead

3/2 -Parent Meeting for Incoming 7th Grade students 6:00 PM at Wamogo Library Media Center (See message from Mrs. Spielman below.)

3/3- Dr. Seuss week-Wear your favorite hat and SPIRIT DAY- Wear your GCS t-shirt tomorrow

3/7- BOE Budget Workshop - 7:00 PM

3/8- Early Dismissal and after school program

3/16 - Principal Coffee Hour 9:00 a.m.

3/20 - Square One Art Order Due

3/21- 6th Grade Field Trip to Wamogo

3/22-3/24-Elementary Early Dismissal-Parent Conferences

3/24- Father Daughter Dance-7:00pm-9:00pm

UPCOMING EVENTS and ITEMS of NOTE

Elementary Activity Social


Attention all 4th, 5th, and 6th graders: The Wamogo Class of 2017 is sponsoring an afternoon of activities led by a group of senior peer leaders from 3-6pm on Saturday, March 18th in the Wamogo Large Gym. The cost is $10 per student and will feature a variety of summer camp games and activities, an open gym for organized sports, and music! Concessions will be available for sale throughout the program.

Parents, please plan on dropping off and picking up your student(s) in the back of the building by the bear.

If you have any questions, please forward them to Mr. Bagley at sbagley@rsd6.org.

We hope you can join us for an afternoon of fun, we're excited to have you!


Steven Bagley, LMSW

School Social Worker

Regional School District #6

Principal Coffee Hour-March 16th


Please join me and Audrey Spielman, Middle School Counselor, on March 16th to answer questions regarding the course registration process, as well as to talk about transitioning to Wamogo in the Fall. She will talk about upcoming events and strategies to prepare your child for life at Wamogo. Please R.S.V.P. at 860-491-6020.

INCOMING SEVENTH GRADE STUDENTS

February 2017


Dear Parents/Guardians of Incoming Seventh Grade Students:


It is our pleasure to offer this first official welcome to you and your child to Wamogo Middle School. As we are sure you will agree, a smooth transition to the middle school is very important. This letter will explain the transition process.


To inform you of particular offerings, both academic and extracurricular, we invite you to an Open House Thursday, March 2, 2017 at 6:00 p.m. in the Library Media Center at Wamogo Regional High School. This program is solely for parents and guardians, as students will have many other transitional opportunities in which to participate. This evening will allow parents to hear about our educational programs, as well as an overview of course registration.


At the meeting, you will receive the Wamogo Middle School 2017-2018 Program of Studies. This booklet provides an overview of course descriptions, teaming structure and our mission statement. It is an excellent resource to assist you with the course selection decisions regarding your child’s academic and elective course choices. The course selection process is a great opportunity for you to discuss your child’s interests, specifically related to music, fine arts, and world languages.


During the month of March, members of the middle school team will be visiting each elementary school to speak with sixth graders. Additionally, each elementary school will bring their sixth grade students to visit Wamogo in the coming months. At that time, students will learn more about our middle school and the programs we offer.


We are also excited to offer our Seventh Grade Student Orientation during the summer shortly prior to the start of school. The Orientation date will be communicated to you later in the spring. During that orientation, we will provide many fun activities to help introduce and acclimate your child to Wamogo. More details will be provided in the coming months.


We are confident that our multi-faceted efforts will result in a smooth and beneficial transition for your child. We understand the importance of a strong beginning and will do whatever we can to make sure that you and your child feel comfortable and ready to begin the next chapter in their education within the Region 6 Public Schools. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call (860-567-7410) or email Mrs. Spielman at aspielman@rsd6.org, Middle School Counselor and Department Chair.


Audrey Spielman

Middle School Counselor


6TH GRADE FIELD TRIP TO WAMOGO

Sixth grade students will be visiting Wamogo on Tuesday, March 21st from 9:30 to 11:45. Students will be paired with a 7th grade buddy and attend an academic class to see first-hand what students are learning in 7th grade. They will also have an opportunity to meet their future teachers. Students will end their visit after enjoying lunch with the middle school students and return to their school at 11:45.

FOOD DRIVE - ENDS Tomorrow!

Food Drive

For

Community Soup Kitchen

Sponsored by GCS Student Council

As the holidays have passed, the needs of the hungry have not. Please join us in helping to restock our area’s community kitchen. All non-perishable items are welcome. The following foods are in the greatest demand: Instant Rice, Egg Noodles, Instant Mashed Potatoes and spaghetti sauce. Boxes will be placed throughout the school.

The drive will last the month of February.

Thank you in advance for your help with this.

SQUARE 1 ART

C e l e b r a t e Y o u r A r t i s t !


Dear GCS Families:


Students have created beautiful designs in Art classes in partnership with Square 1 Art as a fundraiser to benefit GCS enrichment opportunities such as bringing in guest artists or providing an extracurricular art experience.


Coming home soon will be your child’s custom catalog featuring their artwork. You can help make your child feel like an accomplished artist by purchasing keepsakes for the whole family containing their masterpiece. The school earns profit from every order. And as a thank you for participating, Square 1 Art provides each child with a sheet of stickers printed with their artwork — absolutely FREE!


All online and paper order forms must be turned into Mrs. Sweet by March 20th. (No late orders can be accepted.) Together, we can help support the school, build your child’s self-esteem, and create lasting keepsakes from your child’s artistic achievements.


THREE EASY WAYS TO ORDER KEEPSAKES

  1. The paper order form attached to their custom catalog.

  2. Online at www.square1art.com/shop.

  3. Phone Customer Care 888-332-3294.


Thank you!

Mrs. Sweet

GOL SUNFLOWER SEED COMPANY

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Mission Statement: The mission of the GOL Seed CO is to provide organic, raw nutritional Garden of Life sunflower seeds and reach out to help others in need. Through the purchase of the seed packets, our plan is to continue our support to local soup kitchens and food banks, and to support the Syrian Orphan Organization (https://www.syrianorphans.org/) through donations raised.


This project was started and coordinated by 6th graders.

All K-6 students are helping to weigh seeds and make packets.


We hope you'll support this project by purchasing seeds using this order form:

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1CKx2s2kiRFOPGbHLGISD8yjt-8CKwiMDQE7PG6axb_Y/edit


Alisa Wright
Wellness Teacher & TAG Mentor

Tech Times

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