Note from Mr. FitzGerald
As is always the case, many amazing things are taking place here at school. Last night, we were able to meet many of the new families coming to us next year from Hammond ES. During our orientation, we were able to give them a mini-version of Back To School Night, while at the same time, answer any questions they had for us. I could not be more excited to have them join us next school year. They will undoubtedly make our great school even greater. Tonight, our chorus will be performing for the community at 6:30. Having just witnessed the morning concert, I can tell you the chorus is incredible! Thank you to all of our extraordinary families for the tremendous donations you sent in for our Food Drive. In all, we were able to donate 2700 boxes/cans of food, all of which weighed more than 1900 lbs!!! Your donations truly made a difference! Congratulations to 3rd grade, for they are the grade level that donated the most! As a result, they have earned a movie and popcorn hour. The next Paw Prints will be sent home on Wednesday, February 5th. If there is anything you need between now and then, do not hesitate to contact me. Have a great rest of your day.
Dates To Remember for 2020
All youth face difficulties which can range from traumatic losses to every day disappointments. The ability to cope and recover (or “bounce back”) after a setback is important to their success. Experts call this “resilience,” and it’s a skill that can be learned.
Remember: With your help and support, children can learn to be more resilient. For more information and parenting tips go to https://www.childwelfare.gov/topics/preventing/preventionmonth/resources/tip-sheets/
Other Helpful Ideas: Resilience Handouts
Attendance Procedures: When your child has been absent, please send a note in immediately on your child’s return to school. The note should be sent within 2 days of returning and include:
A doctor’s note is preferred for medical appointments. We encourage you to have your child attend class both before and after medical appointments when possible.
If you have any further questions, please contact the health room.
Clean Out Your Closet Challenge
Guilford is participating in the Clothing to Cash Recycling Program
Help our school raise money! We accept New and Used clothing, shoes, sneakers, towels, textiles, and stuff animals. We want items in ALL conditions unwanted, outgrown, and out of style.
All items must be in a plastic bag and tied shut. Look for the large white collection bin in the school parking lot. Collections will be Reworn, Repurposed or finally Recycled.
Save our landfills and give your items a second life. This is a easy way for our school to raise money. Help support our school & save the environment one bag at a time!
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