The PTG’s fabulous hanging baskets are on sale. Stop by the school and pick up an order form. All orders must be pre-paid and returned to the school by Wednesday, May 9th. Flowers will be available for pick up on Friday, May 11th, just in time for Mother’s Day!
Our Read-a-thon has been postponed until Friday, April 6th. Take advantage of the extra time to collect more sponsor donations for the PTG!
Next Wednesday is out last winter sports day! Thank you to Up your Alley in Springfield, Keene Ice in Keene, Grafton Trails here in Grafton, and Stratton Mountain for hosting our students. We had a great season!
Grafton’s annual Thanksgiving Feast will be held on Tuesday, November 21st at 11:30. Our PTG coordinates community donors and volunteers for this. The Feast is a community event and all are welcome to attend!
We will also be collecting food for our local food shelves, so feel free to drop off non-perishable food items while you’re here!
Our little community is brimming with organizations and individuals with expertise and passion for a wide range of topics, and GES would like to take advantage of you! Unfortunately, the teachers don’t know you or what you have to offer. Do you have a potential field trip destination? An unusual pond? Historic building? Geologic feature? Farm animals? Business? Do you know a bit of Grafton’s history and maybe how it connects to national events of the time? We’re going to be doing a school wide unit on the Olympics. Were you an athlete that competed at a high level? What’s your passion? Would you be willing to be a visiting “expert” and share it with our students? We’re planning an informal community night for the teachers to meet and get to know you a little, to share, and to brainstorm ideas of how we might work together. The teachers will be prepared with some general grade level expectations for the various subjects they teach. Please contact Mary Beth Culver at the school, 843-2495, if you have any questions. Hope to see you there!
With School Safety Week approaching, we wanted to share this document published by the Vermont School Safety Center for parents/guardians/loved ones during a school emergency. This also explains the terminology and procedures we follow under certain urgent situations.
Parent-Teacher Conferences are scheduled all day on Tuesday, October 10th, from 8AM-2:45PM . If you haven’t already made an appointment to meet with your child’s teacher, please contact the school and we will set you up with a time to meet.
On Sunday, October 8th (Columbus Day weekend), the 6th graders will be selling apple pies and other delicious fall treats in order to help fund their trip to Camp Keewaydin in the spring. We are searching for both bakers and eaters! If you can make a pie or some kind of baked good, please contact the school. And if you like baked goods….open your wallet for Sunday’s sale!
The date for our Open House has changed! It was originally scheduled for Thursday, 9/14, but that was in conflict with our School Board meeting. As a result, we have changed the date to Tuesday, 9/12, from 6:00 – 7:00pm. We hope to see you all there!