WEEKLY NEWS FEBRUARY 27

Posted on 02/27/2020
Jump Rope for Heart Jumpathon


Congratulations to the finalists in the Jump Rope for Heart Jumpathon.  A special shout out to Ava our first runner up and Meghan our jump rope champion.

 

Dear Parents,


Parent/Student/Teacher Conferences are right around the corner. These conferences are a time to connect with your child’s teacher, check on his/her progress, and to discuss ways that you can support their learning. Parents are seen as partners in their child’s education, so it is important to have open lines of communication between school and home.


In order to provide more flexibility for parents, we invite you to select a 15-minute conference time on your choice of dates (Wednesday, Thursday or Friday) that is most convenient for you.


To make an appointment for a conference with your child’s teacher, please call during school hours at 860-491-6020 between 9:30am and 2:30pm. If there is concern in an area taught by itinerant district personnel (e.g. Art, Music, P.E., Special Ed) please call the school to arrange a time with that individual as well.


Wednesday, March 18th: 5:00pm-7:00pm

Thursday, March 19th: 5:00pm-7:00pm

Friday, March 20th: 1:30pm-3:15pm


SCHOOL WILL BE DISMISSED AT 12:30PM ON THESE THREE DAYS. Lunches will be served as usual.


 

 

 

SPELLING BEE

 

RSD6 elementary students in grades four, five and six will have the

opportunity to participate in the district’s annual spelling bee. Classroom

spelling bees will take place the week of March 2nd, 2020. Three winners will advance to a school spelling bee, which will be held on March 27th, 2020. Two finalists from each school will then advance to the district spelling bee on April 30th, 2020 at Warren Elementary School. Detailed information and word lists will be sent home to families. This year, we will be using word lists from Scripps. The Scripps National Spelling Bee is an annual spelling bee held in the United States.

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PREKINDERGARTEN/KINDERGARTEN REGISTRATION

Regional School District No. 6 is currently conducting prekindergarten/kindergarten registration for the 2020-2021 school year.

Children must be 5 years of age on or before December 31st of this year to be eligible for kindergarten enrollment this fall.

Children must be 3 years of age on or before December 31st of this year and potty trained to be eligible for prekindergarten this fall.

Please call the appropriate school office listed below for information or to request a registration packet.


Susan Cupo @ Warren School- (860)868-2223

Maria Palheiredo @ James Morris School- (860)567-7420

Sherri Contadini @ Goshen Center School- (860)491-6020


Please click here, to view the updated prekindergarten tuition change for the 2020-2021 school year.

 

Dear Families,


Flu season is among us. To prevent widespread flu in the school, we recommend that your child stay home from school if experiencing any flu or cold symptoms.


Here are some tips to remember throughout this winter season:

 

WASH, WASH, WASH YOUR HANDS! This is still the best defense against illness. Encourage your children to wash, especially before meals, using soap and warm water. To ensure they are taking enough time to adequately kill germs, have them sing the ABC song while scrubbing.

 

Get plenty of rest. School-age children should get 9-11 hours of sleep each night. Grownups should try to get 8 hours.

 

Drink lots of fluids and eat a balanced diet - especially breakfast!

 

Dress appropriately for cold weather. Please help your child choose warm, comfortable clothing for school each day, including socks. Make sure they are wearing a coat, a hat and gloves. Even in cool weather they still need exercise and fresh air and will continue outdoor recess when appropriate.

 

Please keep in mind the guidelines below when deciding if your child should come to school. Any child with the following symptoms should stay home:

 

-A fever of 100 degrees or higher. A child should not come back to school until the temperature is normal for 24 hours without medication.

-vomiting or diarrhea

-a frequent cough

-any rash accompanied by a fever

-ear pain and/or eye drainage

-sore throat with a fever and/or rash

 

Please call if you have any questions or would like to discuss your child's illness. Have a safe and HEALTHY winter!

 

Thank you,


Carly Goodwin

GCS School Nurse

 

Dear Region 6 Community,

In November the community, at referendum, approved a change to the Region 6 Education Plan ("The Charter") to allow for 6th grade students to attend middle school at WAMOGO starting with the 2021-2022 school year.

While this date is over 18 months in the future, this is not an event, but rather a process that must include students, staff, parents, and community.

The following is a link to the Middle School Implementation Plan that was approved last night by the Board of Education: MS Implementation Plan Presentation

I will keep everyone informed of our shared work as we move forward over the coming months.

I look forward to this opportunity to lead the work and enhance the education for our students.

Regards,

Chris

 

 

Dear GCS Families,

Please read the following policy regarding the administration of medication as found in the region 6 handbook.


 

 

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.


PTO INFORMATION


Next PTO meeting :

 

Someone Special/Daughter Dance March 6th @ 6:00 PTO will once again be sponsoring our annual Someone Special Dance with DJ, $10 photo session by Cheryl Martinelli, and tons of snacks. $5 per person or $15 max per family. Bakers and volunteers needed for this event.

 

Taco Fiesta-May 5th @ Camp Coch -5:00pm-7:00pm


Facebook: Goshen Center School PTO

Instagram: gcs_pto





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.


                                                  



IMPORTANT DATES:

Friday, February 28-Wear red W shirt

Friday, February 28- Warren FNO for 5th and 6th graders- 6:30pm-8:30pm

Monday, March 2- Wear Red or Blue

Tuesday, March 3- Show off your favorite socks

Wednesday, March 4-Mismatch your outfit

Thursday, March 5-Wear a shirt from a place you have visited

Friday, March 6- Wear your Goshen “It’s Always Sunny In Goshen Center School” t-shirt and your favorite hat

Wednesday, March 4-Early dismissal for students at 1:25pm

Friday, March 27-GCS School Spelling Bee

Thursday, April 30- District Spelling Bee- 5:30pm @ Warren School








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