“Watercolor and Watershed” Grant Award for EII Students with Bryan and Susan Perrin.

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Recently, the GW Elementary School E II students were awarded a grant to host a project called “Watercolor and Watershed” with artists Bryan and Susan Perrin out of Stone Ridge, NY.

Students were introduced to at least 3 different watercolor application techniques, color blending, paintbrush skills, paper qualities and image composition through hands on projects based on a curriculum exploring local and living watershed ecosystems. The project was taught over 3-4 classroom or art-room sessions. The artists gave a prep/ training session with participating teachers.

“Goals will be measured by the variety of work created and the discussion generated during the workshops with the artists and in classroom activities developed with the teachers. These may include essays, journaling, hypotheses/conclusion style papers and the like. Students can present learning in a school-wide assembly, with each participant sharing something different that they learned and the finished work can remain in their classrooms and/or the school as a teaching tool before going home with the students. An art exhibit with an opening event will be hosted by the school for parents and the community.

This project is made possible with funds from the Decentralization Program, a regrant program of the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature and administered by Arts Mid-Hudson. GWES will provide space suitable for project (art room or other classroom with access to sink) and the following arts supplies for each student: watercolor paper (ideally 2 or 3 of varied grades), plain paper, watercolor paintsets, brushes, sticks(harvested from nature or purchased), twine.

Bryan and Susan Perrin are teaching artists who run a small nature and arts center. Bryan is a watercolorist and environmental educator with a lifelong interest and research in aquatic and nature studies. Susan is a multi-media artist using and reusing objects from our environment- both urban and rural.”

 

The GW Elementary School 4th Graders Host Yard Sale on Friday, October 3rd (Rain Date Friday, October 10th)

The GW Elementary School EII hosted a yard sale and earned over $500 for their moving up ceremony!


The George Washington Elementary School Fourth Graders Host Fall Yard Sale on Friday, October 3rd (rain date October 10th).  
Join the children on the GW Elementary School front lawn from 2:00pm – 4:00pm for a yard sale. All proceeds will be designated toward the 4th grade school field trip in 2015.

We are accepting donations through Thursday October 2nd. Please bring your items, in good condition, to the main office.

For more information, contact Valerie Hannum at: vhannum@kingstoncityschools.org

Moving Up Ceremony at the GW Elementary School 2014

4th grader Hunter Schwegler.

4th grader Hunter Schwegler. Click on link to view slide show of photographs.

 

We are pleased to share a few more photos from the Moving Up Ceremony and Fruit Festival celebrated in June of 2014 at the GW Elementary School. In addition, attached are the award recipients and program from the day.

We will miss our 4th graders, but of course expect great things from each and everyone of them!

Graduation 2014 Award Recognitions

GW 2014 Graduation Program

GW Elementary School 4th Graders “Moving On Up”.

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Today marked a special day for the children, teachers, parents, grandparents and guardians.

The GW Elementary School “Moving-up” ceremony was traditional and terrific. The children proudly stood on stage in front of a packed house, won many awards and enjoyed homemade cake on the front lawn.

The GW PTO wish to thank all of our teachers and support staff for giving our children such a fantastic education, preparing them for what’s to come. With a foundation of respect, courtesy and a joy of learning, our 4th graders move into their middle school years with some very special skills.

Have a wonderful summer!

With love from all of us.

Friday, May 16th is a day for a 4th Grade Yard Sale! A Lemonade Stand! A Clothing Drive!

The GW Elementary School will be buzzing with activity on Friday, May 16th.  Look at all that is happening in just one single day! We need gently used items for donation for both the yard sale and clothing drive, so bring in your donations anytime between now and the events.  Join us for the fun and support our children!

 

The GW Elementary School EII hosted a yard sale and earned over $500 for their moving up ceremony!

Yard Sale!

The George Washington Elementary School Fourth Graders Host Their Annual Yard Sale.  Join the children on the GW Elementary School front lawn from 2:00pm – 4:00pm for a yard sale. All proceeds will be designated toward the 4th grade school field trip to “Six Flags Great Adventures” and their ‘Moving Up” ceremony, that occurs each year.

We are accepting donations. Please bring your items, in good condition, to the main office between now and the time of the event.

For more information, contact Valerie Hannum at: vhannum@kingstoncityschools.org

 

Miss Caitlin's E1 Class is looking to raise $300 through 'Alex's Lemonade Stand' in memory of Anjeahlina Mann, the sister of one of her students who passed to child cancer in 2011. They surpassed it by raising over $600! Way to go!

Miss Caitlin’s E1 Class is looking to raise $300 through ‘Alex’s Lemonade Stand’ in memory of Anjeahlina Mann, the sister of one of her students who passed to child cancer in 2011.

3rd and 4th Grade Students to host Lemonade Stand with all proceeds going towards combating childhood cancers.

Ms. Caitlin’s class is hosting its 3rd Annual “Alex’s Lemonade Stand” on the same day from 12:00pm – 3:00pm to help combat childhood cancers. Ms. Caitlin believes that, “a big part of teaching children is to provide opportunities for them to give back as a very important life lesson.”  This year, the group hopes to raise $300.00.

The community can also make a donation to their goal by visiting the Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation site.

For more information, contact Caitlin Sanzi at: csanzi@kingstoncityschools.org

 

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The George Washington Elementary School PTO Host Clothing Drive Fundraiser. The proceeds from the event to occur from 9:00am – 4:30pm will go towards supporting field trips, school supplies and the GW Natural Playscape project.

The GW PTO invite the public to drop off their used items at a one day collection of  clothes, blankets, linens, towels, bath rugs, shoes (bagged separately) and children’s toys.   The drop off  location will be in the front of the school. All items not sold at the 4th Grade Yard Sale will be donated.

Sponsored by “Fashion Republic” all donations will be processed and shipped to people in need. Their 30,000 square foot warehouse in Cranford, NJ ship to Poland, Republic of Georgia, Ghana, Liberia, Honduras, Nicaragua, Haiti, India, Mali and other locations all over the world.

The GW Elementary School PTO is paid per pound, and all of the proceeds will go toward supporting field trips, school supplies and the GW School Natural Playscape Initiative.

If you would like more information about the clothing drive, please contact PTO Parent Jody Fromson at  jlmedu@aol.com

Ms. Caitlin’s 3rd & 4th Grade Snowshoe Adventure!

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Miss Caitlin’s 3rd and 4th grade class took advantage of this winter’s abundance of snow and bundled up and headed outside to try snowshoeing. The Forsyth Nature Center offers snowshoeing adventures and came to GW to instruct our class on the ins and outs of snowshoeing. First we were given a mini lesson on the history of snowshoeing and then a few basic tips on how to snowshoe. Next we were off and running. We walked around and got the feel of it and within minutes we were climbing snow banks, making trails, and having races. It was a great time and great exercise too. We can’t wait to do it again next year.

 

 

GW Elementary School’s “Walk Around the Block Event” in pictures.

Here are photos from last week’s ‘Walk around the Block’ event. Thanks to Nancy Donskoj for sharing them with us!   The children earned $908.00! A great success and especially for a first year.

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The GW Elementary School Host Moving Up Luncheon

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A tradition at the GW Elementary School has been to recognize the students who are moving on to the middle school by providing them with a formal luncheon.

In addition to our Moving Up Ceremony, the luncheon is an opportunity for our 4th and 5th grade students to celebrate their achievements throughout their years at GW.  This wonderfully catered and decorated event, is not only a celebration, but also a true reflection of a “real world” dining experience in which the students can demonstrate their mastery of Grace and Courtesy.  It has been a great event that the students look forward to every year!

 

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GW Elementary School Hosts Successful Student Fund Raisers

The GW Elementary School students, teachers and parents held several fundraisers recently with great success! Congrats to all for your hard work!

 

 

The GW Elementary School EII hosted a yard sale and earned over $500 for their moving up ceremony!

The GW Elementary School EII hosted a yard sale and earned over $500 for their moving up ceremony!

 

The Latin Festival was a big success earning $765.00 to go towards new furniture in the lobby and the Natural Playscape project.

The Latin Festival was a big success earning $765.00 to go towards new furniture in the lobby and the Natural Playscape project.

 

Miss Caitlin's E1 Class was looking to raise $250 through 'Alex's Lemonade Stand' in memory of Anjeahlina Mann, the sister of one of her students who passed to child cancer in 2011. They surpassed it by raising over $600! Way to go!

Miss Caitlin’s E1 Class was looking to raise $250 through ‘Alex’s Lemonade Stand’ in memory of Anjeahlina Mann, the sister of one of her students who passed to child cancer in 2011. They surpassed it by raising over $600! Way to go!

REMINDER: The George Washington Elementary School Fifth Graders Host Yard Sale and Lemonade Stand on Friday, May 10th on the School’s Front Lawn.

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The George Washington Elementary School Fifth Graders Host Yard Sale. EI Students host Lemonade Stand. It all happens on Friday, May 10th on the School’s Front Lawn.  The Yard Sale proceeds will go towards the students ‘moving up’ ceremony in June while the Lemonade Stand to help combat childhood cancers.
 
Kingston, NY –  The George Washington Elementary School, a public Montessori school in Kingston, NY, invites the public to attend a 5th Grade Yard Sale and Lemonade Stand on Friday, May 10th, 2013.  The yard sale will take place between 2:00pm – 4:00pm on the front lawn of the GW Elementary School located at 67 Wall Street in Kingston. The lemonade stand will be open from 12:30pm – 5:00pm.
Proceeds from the yard sale will support the 4th and 5th grade ‘moving up’ ceremony that occurs each year. With new transition is moving 5th graders to Middle school, the GW School will be graduating two grades this year (4th / 5th) during the transition.
Miss Caitlin’s EI class is also hosting their 2nd annual Alex’s Lemonade Stand as part of the event, as she believes that “a big part of teaching children is to provide opportunities for them to give back as a very important life lesson.” The community can also make a donation to their goal by visiting the Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation site.
Join us for fun and support our children.