As we begin the transition to October, I am happy to report that we are off to a great start. We thank the hundreds of parents who attended our curriculum nights earlier this month and encourage continued communication with our teachers and staff. The month of October brings a few events of note. Academically, we have undertaken a One School-One Author project in which all Grades 5/6 students will be reading a novel while Grades 7/8 students read another one. The links below are letters for you to read regarding this initiative.
In addition, information is forthcoming regarding a Grade 5 Black and Orange Party that takes place after school on October 26th from 2:30-4 PM. Later that evening, we will have a dance for Grades 6 and 7 from 7 PM-9PM. Again, information for both events will be delivered within a week.
Please continue to check the GFMS website for updates.
845-228-2300 ext. 525
Grade 5 - Principal - J. Piscitella email@example.com
Grade 8 - Assistant Principal ext. 507- C. Barrie firstname.lastname@example.org
Grade 7 - Assistant Principal ext. 511 - M. Kirk email@example.com
Grade 6 - Assistant Principal ext. 503 - N. Cyrus firstname.lastname@example.org
Attendance and Punctuality is a major point of emphasis this year. Students must be in the building by 8:04. We encourage our students to ride the bus, but if you must drop off, please make sure students are IN THE BUILDING by 8:04. Students who are habitually late are subject to school discipline. In addition, study after study shows the correlation between school attendance and punctuality are major points of emphasis, so please do your best to limit absences.
A reminder to pick up your children in the rear of the building (small cafeteria) if you arrive after 2:15 PM. From 2:20 to 2:30 we cannot do pick-ups unless there is a family emergency. In this case, please call the main office in advance so we can have your child ready.
I know that many questions will arise as the year unfolds and our office staff and teachers are happy to assist. Please do your best to contact the appropriate office for questions regarding your children (845-228-2300).
Grade 6 – Ms. Cyrus, ext. 503
Grade 7 – Mr. Kirk, ext. 511
Grade 8 – Mr. Barrie, ext. 507
Grade 5 – Mr. Piscitella, ext. 525
Please use the links below to access summer remediation:
Grade 5 Math - https://gfms.carmelschools.org/classes/67996/5th_grade_summer_math_2018/home
Grades 6-8 Math - http://www.mymathuniverse.com/
Grades 5-8 ELA, Science, Social Studies - https://portal.achieve3000.com/index
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