News From Across GMRSD

Thank you to Ms. King and Ms. Castro-Santos for a wonderful Winter Band and Art Show last night! I’m excited to share that our cafeteria is looking to reintroduce peanut butter to our February menu, in learning there are currently no student’s possessing this allergy. As we move deeper into the cold and snowy Winter, this is a friendly reminder that winter clothing is needed for outdoor recess.  Please remember to send your student with these 5 items every morning: winter jacket, snow pants, snow boots, hat, gloves and stay warm!      The...
Just a quick one today. First, I’d like to thank our chorus students who put on a great show on Wednesday. They sounded amazing. Thanks for all the parents, community members and friends who came out to support them as well. Special thanks for Ms. King for making the show happen.  I also wanted to remind everyone about our illness policy here. If students exhibit signs of vomiting, diarrhea, or have a fever over 100 degrees, we ask that you keep them home for 24 hours since they last displayed symptoms without medication. We currently have a nasty cocktail of a stomach bug, bronchial...
Hillcrest Newsletter January 2020 From the Principal Dear Hillcrest Families, We are looking forward to seeing many of you at Hillcrest Family Math Night tonight at 5:30. As you know, our district is currently implementing a new math program called Bridges in Mathematics (published by Math Learning Center).  Tonight, we’re inviting you and your children back to school to engage in some of the math learning that’s happening in our classrooms each day. Bridges in Mathematics focuses on Children talking about math with their classmates and teachers to explain...
I hope you all had a nice extra hour of sleep yesterday, and are ready for the big snow this weekend. We’re hoping that we’ll be able to break the sleds out again next week.   Please remember two important pieces of information about next week. Monday is Martin Luther King Jr. Day, and we will not have school. Friday was originally slated to be a day off for Turn Around Day. However, due to not having power one day in the fall, we will be having a half day of school on Friday, 1/24/20.  We have started having our School Council meetings again this year, and are fortunate...
Hillcrest Elementary School Friday News January 17, 2020 Dear Hillcrest Families, On Monday, January 20th, there is no school in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.  Often, when people talk about Dr. King, they refer to his inspirational speech at the Lincoln Memorial, which featured the famous phrase, “I Have a Dream.”  Dr. King gave many incredible speeches during his short lifetime and his words have inspired many people all over the world to take action and to stand up for social justice.  Here at Hillcrest, we are supporting our students to take...
Superintendent Screening Committee The Gill-Montague Regional School Committee is seeking members for a screening committee to assist in the search for a new superintendent. This committee will be responsible for reviewing applications, interviewing semi-finalists, and determining finalist candidates to be interviewed by the School Committee. Members are sought from each of these constituent groups: - two students - three parents or guardians of students in the district - three community members or civic leaders from Gill, Montague, or Erving - one principal - one central...

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