News From Across GMRSD

Enjoy this slide show that features the artwork and voices of our second graders. Special thanks for Susan King and Jocelyn Castro-Santos, our amazing music and art teachers. https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1uw9vt-Or3pxiZKgJaOfUo3wLjOfmv1aFeJYzYtcFrhk/present Tree Song By Lorraine Lee Hammond Used by kind permission of the composer.
  Hillcrest Elementary School Friday News January 28, 2022 Dear Hillcrest Families,   Our winter weather brings some challenges to the morning routine! The extra time that’s needed to bundle up, navigate snowy sidewalks or scrape ice off the car can lead to some late arrivals at school. Please keep in mind that we begin welcoming students into the building at 8:25 and we’ll be outside managing rolling drop-off until approximately 8:35.  In general, all cars in the rolling drop-off line have been unloaded at that point and our students are getting started...
In second grade the classroom teacher, art teacher and music teacher collaborated on a project with the book “Sky Tree” by Thomas Locker. We answered the question, How does the Sky Tree show the cycle of seasons in writing? In art, students explored using tempera paints to create a seasonal tree with a colored sky in the background. 2nd grade artists enjoyed a clay day and experimented with simple tools to create their textured owl. In music they sang and danced “Tall Tree” by Lorraine Lee Hammond. Students created instrumental accompaniment to the song. The final project is a slide...
  Hillcrest Elementary School Friday News January 21, 2022   Dear Hillcrest Families, This was a super-short school week – just three days!  Despite that, our Hillcrest students were busy in their classrooms.  Next week, we’ll have a relatively full week with an Early Release Day on Wednesday.   A few important news items Attached to your weekly email you will find a Winter Vaccine Clinic Flyer.  There are several upcoming clinics and the next one will be at Turners Falls High School on Monday, January 24th from 2:00 p.m...
There is no school tomorrow, Friday, January 21st.  This is Turn Around Day.  Staff have to report, but not students. Our teachers encourage students to wear their coats/outdoor gear before exiting the building for both recess and the end of the day.  Some students refuse to wear their coat, but we do remind them to do so. There’s a vax bus at TFHS on Monday, January 24th.  Please visit our district website for more information. There’s a School Council meeting on Tuesday, January 25 from 4:00-5:00 pm in the Sheffield conference room. ...
January 14, 2022 Newsletter Dates to Remember: January 17- NO SCHOOL- Martin Luther King Day January 18- School Committee- 6:30 p.m. January 21- NO SCHOOL-Teacher In-Service Day January 26- Early Release at 11:50 Dear Gill Families, Caregivers, and Staff, The return to school this new year has been an interesting one, to say the least! Some students have had to be out, as well as staff, due to the recent spike in Covid cases. In some cases, depending on the variables in the specific situation, some students/staff have had to be out for quite some time. The...

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