The G.W. Gazette
October 2019 Edition
Make no bones about it...our teachers are the best at supporting our student achievement!
Many of our students joined Ms. Westermeyer in reading September's book of the month, Wishtree. Even if they did not read the book, our students made a wish and tied it to our very own wish tree in the library! October's book of the month is The Peculiar Incident on Shady Street by Lindsay Currie. We have so many students signed up for the GW Book Club that we had to find more books! Watch our facebook page as we change something in our library to match a scene from the book!
Toward the end of the month will be parent/teacher conferences. We work hard to attain 100% contact with our student's parents. If you have recently had an address or phone number change, please call the office to update your child's school information.
Thank you for all you do to support your child's education!
Mrs. Heather Davis, Principal
Fundraisers for Fun Raisers!
OCTOBER IS NATIONAL BULLYING PREVENTION MONTH
From Mr. Coovert...
October is bullying awareness month. As teachers and parents, we know that all children behave differently when an adult is around so they often see mean behavior first. It is important that students are comfortable and know what to do when they see mean behavior happen. For the whole month of October, I will be teaching students to identify what bullying is and is not. Students will learn that bullying only occurs when mean behavior happens frequently over a period of time. Bullying is never a one-time incident. A one-time incident is someone being mean. Using the correct term is important. If a student does not use the term correctly, adults may not believe them should bullying truly happen.
Students will learn how to be defenders by learning, practicing, and using four different strategies to intervene when they see mean things happening to others at school. The strategies include using humor to take the attention away from the mean behavior, telling an adult, reaching out and inviting the student who was the victim to play with them, and how to teach empathy to the student who was being mean. We want all students to believe in themselves so that they can take action safely when they see mean behavior happen at George Washington.
October 3 Homecoming Parade 6 p.m. (from mall to HS)
October 4 Homecoming Football game vs Mt. Pleasant 7 p.m.
October 7 Wear blue for World Day of Bullying Prevention
October 9 Wizards Assembly for Students & Wizards Game @ HS
October 11 Picture Retakes
October 11 L.O.L. T-shirt Orders Due with payment to GW PTO
October 14 No School for Students - Teachers Collaborate!
October 15 PTO Fund Raiser due
October 16 Grisham/Potratz to Wilson Lake
October 18 End of First Quarter
October 21 Beim/Bogert to Wilson Lake
October 23 Stevenson/Smeltser to Wilson Lake
October 23-31 Red Ribbon Week
October 24 Early Out at 11:15 for Conferences
October 24 Parent/Teacher Conferences 1:30-9:30
October 25 No School
October 30 5th grade to "Nightmare on Washington Street" at KHS Science Dept.
October 31 Class Halloween Parties
George Washington Elementary School
Heather S. Davis, Principal
Every Student...Every Day ~ Building Tomorrow's Chiefs!