“Within the child lies the fate of the future.”
Dr. Maria Montessori, The Secret of Childhood
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Welcome to the George Washington Elementary School, a Public Montessori Program in Kingston, NY.
Our vision for each and every child is that, beyond supporting the academic, creative, physical, social, and emotional development that is necessary for success, we hope to instill a joy of learning that will affect their experiences well beyond the elementary years. What we want most for our children is that they become passionate about their own learning, and that they have the tools and skills necessary for them to pursue educational and personal experiences as they grow and develop.
The staff of George Washington envisions that the process of professional growth and student progress involves a cycle of continual preparation, observation, evaluation, creation, and reflection.
- Develop in each child a deep love of learning and enthusiastic self-motivation beginning in Children’s House (4 – 6) at age 4 and extending through each plane of development: Elementary I (6 – 9) & Elementary II (4th grade); and
- Establish in each child a mastery of fundamental skills utilizing concrete Montessori materials that help students gain a complete understanding of basic concepts; ·
- Increase the ability of each child to think critically using reasoning and creative problem solving when doing tasks throughout the curriculum;
- Develop the ability of each child to gain an in depth understanding of the Core Curriculum and to effectively apply that knowledge in other situations;
- Allow a wide variety of avenues for creative expression for each child within the classroom and special activity classes in all areas of the arts;
- Encourage physical development of each child through a wide variety of activities in class and playground, physical education classes, and team building;
- Encourage every child to develop independence and a sense of personal meaning and responsibility for themselves, others, and our world; and
- Build in each child an emotional foundation of self-confidence as independent, lifelong learners, and inspire students to realize their highest potential.
Who doesn’t love BINGO! We generally play the first Thursday of every month. We play for fun and family friendly prizes! All are welcome to play. We have changed our rules in the past few months to make sure everyone gets a fair game! We charge $3 for 5 games. We only play 5 games (however if you choose to buy multiple packs of games- go right ahead- you just have to play all of the same color games at one time). We sell baked goods at each event along with beverages and $1 slice pizza! Come enjoy this evening with your friends and family!
Arrive early to get your bingo cards, blotter/game chips and some food. Sit down and wait for the fun to come. We wish you good luck at hitting it big! Doors open at 5:30 and BINGO calling begins at 6pm- we go until we are done (event usually ends about 7pm)!
Click this link for more information about BINGO
We never had a chance to share this entry with you! We are so grateful to the wonderful people at Vine Van Gogh who helped us put together an amazing evening of fun, food and painting at our very first Sip and Paint fundraiser event. We also have to say a special thanks to Jordan and the United Methodist Church for donating their space and time. We had such a success that we are planning our next event for April 21, 2016.
Our last event was on December 11, 2015 and we raised over $1,300 for our school. We are excited about our April 21st event and will continue to keep everyone in the loop. We are in the beginning stages of planning this event, so we will have a link to buy tickets soon!
In the meantime- let us share a bit about the venue. We have included the link below for you to like Alebrijes’ Facebook page! They are located on the corner of Wall & John Street in uptown Kingston. They have a great location for this event and will be donating their space and restaurant. We can not say thank you enough to them! Jose and his wife work very hard at what they do and they are creating a successful business and partnering with GW School for future Sip and Paint events! We are pleased to inform everyone that we will also have a raffle at this event with some AMAZING baskets and prizes. We are also offering a food ticket to anyone interested in eating at the event. Food tickets come at an additional price and include one soft drink.
Look for more information and an upcoming flier- in the meantime- go check out the event album from the past!
Like Alebrijes on Facebook! Show them the support they are giving to us!
Check out Vine Van Gogh
Facebook event album from December 11, 2015
George Washington Elementary would like to welcome you to come shop with us from March 15th-18th during our Book Fair! We will be open during school hours. If you are unable to make it to the Book Fair with your child- feel free to send them in with an envelope marked “Book Fair Money.” Doing so will allow them to take time during the day to select a book. The Book Fair will also be open late on March 17th during parent/teacher conferences. Credit Cards are ACCEPTED for this event!
Click here for the Book Fair Flier!
Come join us for an evening of fundraising. A Penny Social is a benefit auction with a raffle twist. You buy 2-part tickets at the door to use the tickets to bid on items that you like (that’s the auction)! Your tickets and everyone else’s are put in a basket. Then the winning ticket is pulled out at random by the PTO members. We are continuing to accept new/like new donations for this event. The Penny Social begins at 5:00pm and calling will begin at about 7:00pm.
For more information about this event please contact our PTO Chair- Lori Joseph
Snow Date: March 4, 2016
Click here for the PTO Penny Social Flier
The PTO would like to welcome new parents, teachers or administration to our meetings. We can always use an extra hand or two at our events. The PTO meets every second tuesday of the month from 6:00pm-7:30pm (or later). We plan upcoming events, brainstorm fundraisers and continue to be dedicated to our community and students.
We have some exciting things coming our way in the future!
Feel free to contact us!
Come join us for a fun family night. The GW PTO puts on a family game night most months to offer a fun and FREE event, great for the entire family to enjoy together. This month we plan to get a friendly game of soccer going. We hope you can join in on the fun and exercise!
Family Game night runs from 6:00-7:30
We are accepting food and drink donations for this event.
Click here for more information about this event!
Annual TITLE 1 Parent Meeting
Reuniones de Padres Anual de Titulo 1
The George Washington School presents
An Overview of the Title 1 Program
“What is Title 1”
“¿Qué es el Título I”
Featuring PTO Guest Speaker Billy Easton
Con la toma de fuerza Orador Invitado Billy Easton
Monday, October 26, 2015 @ 5 PM
cambio de fecha del 21 de octubre
Parent survey is now open! We want to hear from you!
Download the 2015 DTSDE Parent Survey, return to the school with your child, and GW will forward them to the district.
Deadline for submission: June 12, 2015.
The 4th graders at George Washington will host our annual Yard Sale on our front lawn.
Parents are encouraged to drop donations off to the school by Wednesday May 6th. Rain date will be May 15th.
Miss Caitlin’s class will also be running their lemonade stand! Please help the E1 class fight child cancer one cup at a time by stopping by their Lemonade Stand or donating online.
The GW Yearbook Committee invites parents and teachers to submit photos for the yearbook. If you’ve got great photos of school and community events or you and your friends just having fun, we’d like to see them. Help us get as many photos as possible to create a terrific book everyone will want to have.
Here is how you can submit photos online:
- Go to: https://images.schoolannualonline.com/login
- If it does not automatically log you into the site, enter username: 401854590
- Browse to select the photo(s) you wish to upload.
- Enter information about the photo and provide contact information incase the committee needs additional information.
- Click “Save Details”.
It’s that easy! Submit your photos today! The last day to submit photos is 04/01/2015.
Stay tuned for more information on how to order a copy of the yearbook!