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February 18, 2019

posted Feb 18, 2019, 4:36 AM by Alyce Medeiros

Dear GES Families:


This past week was a busy one for our learners. We celebrated our 100th day of learning on Tuesday and had our first blizzard bag day on Wednesday. Thank you so much for your support in completing and returning the work in the blizzard bag folders.  


On Friday, most classrooms were able to tap their classroom’s maple tree. The temperature did not cooperate with us, therefore no sap was flowing out of the tree. We need temperatures above 32 degrees during the day and below 32 degrees at night.  As I explained to our learners, this week doesn’t look good for sap flow either, however, over February break we should see some sap filling the buckets. It will be exciting for them to come back and check out how much sap we collected. The learners were excited to check out our very own sugar shack for the first time on Friday!


Coming up this week:

  • Please finish reading Confessions of An Imaginary Friend by Michelle Cueva.

  • The PTA will be meeting in the library at 3:30PM on Tuesday, February 19th.

  • Thursday, February 21st come to Family Fun night at GES from 5:30-7:30 PM to enjoy some tremendous activities which connect with this book. Imaginary friends are welcome!  There will be a talent show, “Moon” grilled cheese and soup for dinner and lots more fun!

  • Heart Challenge during specials this Friday.


February is Social and Emotional Learning Awareness Month and we are kicking it off by asking our learners to complete a “Choose Love” challenge each day next week.  We will be introducing the “Choose Love” program over the next several months. You can check out the program at Choose Love!


Our staff has been working with Dr. Bethany Bilodeau, CEO of C.O.R.E. Vocational Services Inc on social emotional behavior strategies in the classroom. She recently wrote a blog on sleep hygiene that I thought families would be interested in reading. It is attached.


Attachments:

Sleep hygiene

Choose Love Calendar/Overview of program


Have a fantastic week!



Danielle Bolduc, GES Principal


Important Dates:

2/19    PTA Meeting, 3:30PM GES Library

2/21    Family Fun Night - 5:30-7:30PM

2/22       Kids’ Heart Challenge (Event held during specials block)

2/23-3/3   Winter Break - No School



Attachments available for 30 days until Tuesday, March 19, 2019:
sleep hygiene.png
Sleep Hygiene.pdf
SKM_C65919021113170.pdf
SKM_C65919021113160.pdf
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