A message from Ms. Remillard:

What an exciting month at George Washington School. Winter seems to have come early as we already had two snow days!  In order to relay information about school closings as quickly as possible, we place closings on local news stations and provide phone calls, text messages and emails through our School Messenger system. Please note that we follow Averill Park School Districts for school closings.

Our Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS) Skill of the Month for November was “Gratitude Attitude.” Our Level 4 and Primary Party rewarded students who consistently demonstrate our 3 Bs with a lunch.  We celebrated our Thanksgiving Feast and we were also grateful to have HMA contracting and the YMCA give thanksgiving meals to each student at GWS.

This month’s parenting workshop will be held on December 18th at 9 a.m.  We will be having a special guest speaker from the Mental Health Association of New York State (MHANYS) presenting “Mental Health and Wellness 101.”  Please try to attend and encourage fellow parents/guardians to join. We will also be sending home a flyer. Hope to see you there!

We had a special lunch for students with exceptional behavior. We saw lots of smiles!

Students practiced yoga at our PBIS Assembly – this is a valuable way to cope with stress!

This month we celebrated Thanksgiving at GWS!  The GW family sat together to enjoy a meal prepared and served by GWS faculty.  It was a very special meal reminding us all that we have a lot to be grateful for!

Important Dates:

December 13 : Early Dismissal (11:15)

December 14: Early Dismissal (11:15)

December 18: Parent Workshop (9:00 a.m.)

December 21 – January 11: Holiday Recess, No School

Books Bucks Winners

Students in Room 1 were our first to reach the 100 Books Bucks level. Their special prize was a pancake breakfast. Our Book Bucks initiative is to promote literacy and encourage the love of reading. Students earn Book Bucks for going above and beyond in reading.  Congratulations Room 1! (Photo right)

Monthly Literacy Tips for Parents

To promote language development, try coloring, writing and drawing with your child. Give them materials such as crayons, and colored pencils. Be sure to have them tell you about their project.


Holiday Health and Safety

The Center for Disease Control and Prevention provides 12 Health and Holiday tips. To learn specific ways to stay healthy this holiday season please visit the CDC website. You will find many useful tips on managing stress and staying healthy and active!


Have a Safe and Happy Holiday!

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