Intermediate students work with Ozobots. These small robots provide students with fun STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) activities!


The month of May began with students completing the NYS Math exam from May 1st-3rd.  Just as with the ELA exam, I am confident students did a wonderful job! At the end of May, students in grade 4 and 8 will participate in NY State Science test.  Again, we ask for your help to ensure your child is getting a good night’s sleep, arriving on time daily and encouraging them to work hard to show all the wonderful things they have learned in school.

Our Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) skill of the month for May is Be a Worry Warrior! Students will learn how to fight worry with strategies such as talking about it and having positive thoughts! Also, at our last PBIS assembly, students earned enough marbles for their schoolwide party! The celebration will be towards the end of May!

GWS has many fun events planned for the end of the year.  Most students will be traveling to the Children’s Museum of Science and Technology.  They will be participating in workshops about animal life cycles and chemical/physical changes. The Music Mobile will also be visiting and gives students the chance to make their own instrument and perform for the school!  The GWS talent show May 17th will showcase some real student flair!


Miss Lounsbury’s students study Pascal’s Law – the movement of fluid pressure during science.

Miss Kirker’s class celebrated Earth Day (April 22) by making bird feeders!


As the weather becomes more beautiful, we will be reminding students of recess and playground expectations. Students will be rewarded with special Gotchas and prizes when they show exceptional playground behavior.


Important Dates

  • May 1st-3rd – NYS Math Assessment
  • May 7th – Field Trip to CMOST
  • May 17th – GWS Talent Show
  • May 23rd – Music Mobile
  • May 31st – Primary Party / Level 4 Lunch
  • June 4th – NYS Written Science Assessment (4th grade)
  • June 7th – No school for students, Staff Development Day
  • June 12th – Field Day
  • June 15th – End of Year Celebration
  • June 22nd – Last Day of School

Fun Summer activities in the Capital Region

Summer is only a short time away.  If you are looking for a guide to fun and free activities for kids, teenagers and families in the capital area, please visit this website. Also, please remember to wear a hat, put on sunscreen and drink plenty of water!

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