A message from Ms. Remillard:

The 2018-2019 school year is off to a fun and exciting start at George Washington School (GWS). We have many new events and initiatives to highlight this school year. George Washington School is devoted to promoting and developing literacy with our students. The Books Bucks Program reinforces students who go above and beyond with books!  Getting caught reading earns your child a book buck! We are also expanding our vocabulary with “Word of the Week.”  Our “WOW” is posted and reviewed daily to improve vocabulary skills.

At GWS our Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS) kicked off with students receiving extra incentives for demonstrating our 3 B’s: Be Respectful, Be in Control and Be Ready to Learn.  Students are rewarded at assemblies, special breakfasts/lunches, points and other school wide events.   At the October PBIS assembly, we will celebrate students who model the skill of the month “Be a Buddy not a Bully.”

GWS will be hosting a monthly parenting support workshop!  Our social worker, Michele Baldwin, will be holding our first two sessions on October 16th.  Please look for a flyer that will be sent home with students for more information.  Hope to see you there!

George Washington will also be going on our first field trip to Goold Orchards. Students will learn the science behind agriculture for growing apples and pumpkins as well as making apple cider!  Students will also be given cider, donuts and a pumpkin.  Please be sure to sign and send in student permissions slips so students can attend. This promises to be a fun day!

Photo of students working on a project at a table

As a team building activity, Room 16 built marshmallow towers.

photo of students sorting trail mix in a cupcake tin

Rooms 4 and 5 are getting to know each other and making trail mix during their cooking class.

photo of bulletin board reading "reading pays off"

Book Bucks at George Washington

Students can now earn a classroom price for every 25 book bucks earned.

In September, Rooms 1, 2, 6, 7 and 16 each earned 25 book bucks and ice cream sandwiches.

The more bucks earned, the bigger the prize!

Important Dates:

October 8: No School, Columbus Day

October 10: Picture Day

October 16: Parents Workshops (9 a.m. & 5 p.m.)

October 18: Field Trip to Goold’s Orchards

October 24: Level 4/Primary Party

October 31: Harvest fest & PBIS Assembly

Photo of students and teacher sitting on carpet in a classroom.

First Day of School in Room 4!

Monthly Literacy Tips for Parents

There are many things you can do AT HOME to help your child’s language development. Create a Home Library by collecting books and magazines.  You can often collect these from offices, bookstores, yard sales and by borrowing from the public or school library.

Internet Safety

The FBI provides a wealth of information and advice on how to keep your child safe from dangers that are present both online and offline.  You can access resources, information and contacts on their website.

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