Weekly News December 12

Weekly News December 12
Posted on 12/12/2019


Today was an exciting day at Goshen Center School. Not only did students wear their pajamas to support Connecticut Children’s Medical Center, but Mr. Lowe, a former parent at GCS did a reading of Polar Express and shared his model trains. The students and staff raised

$280.00 to benefit CCMC cancer research.










The GCS Holiday Shop is looking for volunteers to help students shop and wrap gifts. If you are able to help out for a couple hours or the whole day please contact Kendra McTamney at seccok@hotmail.com


The shop is open

Tue Dec 17 9:00-3:00

Wed Dec 18 9:00-3:00

Thur Dec 19 9:00-12:00






Now that the snow has arrived, our staff, families, and I will greatly appreciate your help reinforcing with your child(ren) the following important items:

  • Our goal is to have outdoor recess as often as possible. Students' clothing choices should be made with the assumption that they will be outside.

  • In order to play in the snow, students must be dressed in appropriate attire (e.g. boots, gloves/mittens, snow jacket, waterproof pants). Students whose clothing is not deemed by the staff to be appropriate for the snow will be restricted to the blacktop area of the playground for recess.



Attention GCS Parents


We are excited to announce that we will be using Membership Toolkit for our Directory, Volunteer Sign Ups and Communications starting with the 2019-2020 school year.

We invite you to visit https://gcspto.membershiptoolkit.com/home to see everything your PTO has to offer this year. Once you create a Membership Toolkit Account, you will have access to upcoming calendar events, sign up to volunteer, class directories and much, much more.

Here's what you need to do:

  • Go to https://gcspto.membershiptoolkit.com/home.

  • Click on the Register/Login button.

  • Select "Create Account" and fill in the name, email, and password information.

  • Click "verify my email" and then check your email for a link to complete the process. The link expires in 2 hours. If you do not receive the email, check your spam or junk folders.

  • Once you have verified your email address, log back in and finish the registration process.

  1. Complete the Parent/Family and Student Information.

  2. Complete the Directory/Publish Preferences.

  3. Once these forms are complete, you will be presented with forms for Signups.

Once the Primary Account is set up, the Primary User can "invite" other email addresses to access his/her account. This allows the Secondary User to have their own login information, but still have access to the family account.


Next PTO Meeting:

Facebook: Goshen Center School PTO

Instagram: gcs_pto

Friday Treats!

Upon our return to school in January, treats will be available for purchase toward the end of Friday’s lunch period. On any given Friday, the treats available may include

Doritos cookies breakfast bars

chips cinnamon buns frudels

roasted sunflower seeds ice cream

To promote healthy eating habits, treats will be available only on Fridays. Additionally, cafeteria staff may encourage students to finish their lunch prior to purchasing a Friday treat.

Thank you for your support!


GCS School Store will be open every Friday during lunch periods.

Next Student Leadership Council Meeting: Thursday, December 19 @ 8:00am

Pick Up Dismissal Procedures

Please continue to use the dismissal procedure that is currently in place. Dismissal is still in the cafeteria, but we ask that you do not arrive any earlier than 3:25 for pick up. Students will be dismissed one at a time at the cafeteria door and there will be no need for the parent/guardian to enter the building. This new dismissal procedure is in effort to make the pick up process go smoothly, quickly and as safely as possible. Please make note, that dismissal changes need to be mailed or called in to the office by 11:00am the day of the dismissal change. This will ensure that your child will be dismissed to the proper location.



Wednesday, December 11- Early Dismissal @ 1:25PM

Wednesday, December 11- ½ Day movie for students who registered

Thursday, December 12- Pajama Day

Tuesday, December 17-Thursday, December 19-Holiday Shopping

Friday, December 20- Early Dismissal 1:25pm

Friday, December 20- Holiday Sing-a-long- 12:45pm

Monday, December 23- Wednesday, January 1- Winter Recess

Thursday, January 2- Students Return to School

Wednesday, January 8- Early Dismissal 1:25pm

To view the latest photos of daily activities at Goshen Center School, please check out the following links:

Our website: gcs.rsd6.org

Twitter: https://twitter.com/TraKeilty

Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/goshencenterschool/

Facebook: Facebook

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