News From Across GMRSD

The GMRSD annual food drive involves all five of the district's schools in a friendly competition that lasts for three weeks and benefits the Basic Needs program at Montague Catholic Social Ministries in downtown Turners Falls. This effort is led by parent volunteer (and former school committee member) Lesley Cogswell, with support from helpers at each school and the Gill-Montague Community School Partnership. Items are collected, counted, and delivered to MCSM on Fridays. Here's the report for Week #2: 577 items delivered to MCSM this week, for a two-week...
The GMRSD annual food drive involves all five of the district's schools in a friendly competition that lasts for three weeks and benefits the Basic Needs program at Montague Catholic Social Ministries in downtown Turners Falls. This effort is led by parent volunteer (and former school committee member) Lesley Cogswell, with support from helpers at each school and the Gill-Montague Community School Partnership. Items are collected, counted, and delivered to MCSM on Fridays. Here's the report for Week #2: 577 items delivered to MCSM this week, for a two-week...
BINGO FOR BOOKS When: December 12, 2018 Where: SES cafeteria Time: 5:30-7:00 Food: Chili Carnegie Library will be here to sign students up for library cards. Please RSVP by 12/10/18 Cuando: Miércoles 12 de diciembre de 2018 Lugar: Cafetería de la Escuela Sheffield Hora: 5:30-7:00 Comida: Chili Personal de la Biblioteca Carnegie estará aquí para inscribir a los estudiantes y para obtener las tarjetas de la biblioteca.   Por favor confirme su asistencia hasta el 12/10/18  
A huge thank you to all the families that have been contributing to our food drive!  We have collected 224 items the first week!! We will continue to collect non-perishable food items through December 14th.  Please check expiration dates before sending in with your student. Each Friday student council members count, load and deliver our donations to the Montague Catholic Social Ministries . Monday, December 10 there is a School Council meeting from 3:30-4:30 in my office.  This is a public meeting and anyone is welcome to attend. Wednesday, December 12 is...
At our November 30th All School Meeting, the theme was "Gratitude." We did the "2, 4, 6, 8 -- Who do we appreciate?" greeting and enjoyed hearing from preschoolers in Ms. Welles' class, who each shared one of the many things they are thankful for.  Kindergarten students in Ms. Hirst's class have been practicing finding words they know inside poems and reading poems together in one voice, and they recited this poem by Jack Prelutsky for us:  "I'm Thankful" I’m thankful for the turkey, I’m thankful for the pie, I’m thankful for the...
One of the district's improvement goals this year is to study and plan for a more systemic approach to improve student affective learning outcomes.  What we mean by this umbrella term is summarzed in the document below.  As a next step in our work in this area we invite parents and guardians to take a short survey, in which you can share your thoughts on establishing priorities for our work in this area.  The survey can be bound using this link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/STST3VY  We hope you will take five minutes to share your thinking in this imporant area....

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