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A message from Ms. Remillard:

Happy New Year to all GWS friends and families. With a new year comes a new sense of promise and excitement for the future!  For GWS that means we have many new and exciting things to look forward to. In January, we will continue to celebrate exceptional behavior/academic achievement with special prizes, lunches and events.  Winter came early, and we have used two snow days already!

During the winter months, don’t forget that we post school closings as quickly as possible 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 December was “Kindness.” Our Level 4 and Primary Party rewarded students who consistently demonstrate our 3 Bs with a lunch.  GWS also had its very first Book Fair! Some classrooms celebrated “Holidays Around the World” where students learned special holiday customs of many different countries!  Our monthly parent workshop will be on Wednesday January 23rd at 9 a.m.  Our guest speaker will be Carolyn Strauch who will share important information about keeping your children safe on social media!

George Washington School’s First Book Fair

We were very excited to have our first Book Fair at George Washington. Through generous donations, students were able to choose three free books to take home for the holidays!  This is only one of the ways we have promoted literacy here at GWS!

Important Dates:

January 2 – School Resumes

January 11 – Half Day for Students, Dismissal @ 11:15

January 21 – No School, Martin Luther King Day

January 23 – Parent Workshop, 9 am

January 30 – PBIS Assembly

January 31- Level 4/Primary Party

Students learned all about the many special holiday traditions around the world. Australia and Italy were some of the few countries studied. On the right are two students coloring Gingerbread men, this tradition originated in Germany

Monthly Literacy Tips for Parents

Play Games! A fun way to promote language/reading is to play rhyming games, sing rhyming songs, and read nursery rhymes with your child.

Healthy Families of New York

Healthy Families of New York provides an abundance of valuable information to families.  This page provides parents with information about various stages and parenting, from birth to teen years.

This can be helpful in providing guidance to the many challenges our families experience!

 

Happy New Year!

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