Parents and Community Members,
As Thursday and Friday are upon us, a few reminders:
- Candy should not be consumed in classrooms. This is especially dangerous to our students with food allergies.
- Costumes or "dress-ups" for students are STRONGLY discouraged. Any apparel that is deemed by administration to be disruptive to the learning environment is not permitted and those individuals will not be allowed in class.
- There are to be no masks or face paintings. This conceals identity and is a safety issue.
- There are to be no props of any kind brought into the building.
- In the days following Halloween, our staff will be diligent on enforcing the classroom-candy protocol for the building. Please discourage your children from consuming food/candy in class.
Thank you in advance for your cooperation
The Word of the Week (WOW) is - ESTIMATE. To follow the GFMS Vocabulary Project on Twitter-->GFMS Vocabulary Project
Grades 5 and 7 Physicals - This is a reminder to our grades 5 and 7 families that a physical is required to be on file in our nurses office during this school year. Please have the documentation sent to our Nurses' Office as soon as possible. The district physician will be making rounds to our building in the upcoming weeks to administer physicals to those students who do not have the proper documentation. We will notify you in advance of the exact date(s) of the doctor's visit(s).
CCSD Sports Physicals - UNRELATED to the above post, but Dr. Rojas will be here on November 12th to conduct physicals for Grades 7 and 8 students who need one to play an Interscholastic Sport.
Reflections 2019 - Each year, our PTA sponsors a Reflections contests that incorporate Language Arts, Performing Arts, and Visual Arts into a theme (This year is "Look Within"). The link will take you to an informative video about Reflections. All entries are due to by November 26th. Students can come by the main office or download here ( 2019 Reflections Application ). (You may have to download the video to your own PC/Mac before viewing.) Link-->Reflections Video
Unblocking Spam Emails from GFMS Faculty - A technical term for doing this is called "Whitelisting" and a simple google search could lead you in the right direction. I am including this link as it has support for many of the web-based email platforms that we typically use (Gmail, Yahoo, etc.) as well as a tech support phone number. Link-->Whitelist Help
John Piscitella, Principal
GFMS One School-One Book ---> Restart Letter.pdf
Updated Grade 8 DC Trip Letter----> Grade 8 DC Trip Info
Photo Permission Forms----> Photo Permission-English Photo Permission- Spanish
CCSD Email/Social Media Reminders Updates----> 3 simple things 3 simple thingsSpanish.pdf
Grade Level Administrators
Grade 5 (and GFMS) Principal - J. Piscitella email@example.com
Grade 6 (and Teams 5A and 5S) - Assistant Principal - C. Barrie firstname.lastname@example.org
Grade 7 (and Teams 5B and 5D) - Assistant Principal - N. Cyrus email@example.com
Grade 8 (and Teams 5C and 5E) - Assistant Principal - A. Burns 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).
The Carmel Central School District educates the whole student through partnerships to become lifelong learners in an ever-changing world.