Annual TITLE 1 Parent Meeting


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

Holiday Arts and Crafts Fair

The GW Elementary School PTO will host a “Holiday Arts and Crafts Fair” on Friday, 12/19 from 3:00pm – 5:00walkaroundtheblockpm following the Walk Around the Block.

Join us for community building and friendship. Free hot cocoa, storytelling, ornament and card making, painting, and cookie decorating!

The event will take place in the school cafeteria.

We are seeking baked goods from parents and accepting donations all day on Friday, 12/19. Please see PTO Chair Lori Joseph to drop off your donation at the stage in the school auditorium.

Volunteers for the event are also requested. The sign-up sheet is located on the PTO school bulletin board in the main lobby.

  • Set-up: 2 – 4pm
  • Craft tables 3 – 5pm
  • Clean-up 5 – 5:30pm

For more information, you may contact Ilana Berger, [email protected] or Amy Bronwen Zemser, [email protected].

The GW Elementary School BLT (Building Leadership Team) Host Parent Seminar Series on Montessori



The GW Elementary School BLT (Building Leadership Team) will be hosting four parent seminar’s as a  series.

Their first is titled:  “Montessori: Peace and Discipline” and will occur on Wednesday, October 29th from 3:15pm – 4:15pm. Childcare provided.

Take advantage! This is a great opportunity for our GW Community and the children.


DATE CHANGE: 4th Annual “Walk Around the Block” Walk-a-Thon Fundraiser CHANGES DATE to THURSDAY, October 9th, 2014 from 2:00pm – 3:00pm.


A scene from last year!

DATE CHANGE: The 4th Annual “Walk Around the Block” Walk-a-Thon Fundraiser takes place on THURSDAY, October 9th (and NOT the 8th), 2014 from 2:00pm – 3:00pm.

We are gearing up for this year’s “Walk around the Block” event that is a part of the “Walk to School Day”, a global event that involves communities from more than 40 countries walking and biking to school on the same day.

Now in it’s fourth year, the GW Elementary School is turning it into a ‘Walk-a-thon” fundraiser for our school PTO. Call all of your aunts and uncles! Grandmothers and grandfathers!  Sponsor your child as they walk for their health…and GW projects on the horizon such as a natural playscape, 2014′s moving up ceremony, field trips and more.

The walk will take place from 2:00pm – 3:00pm. Parents interested in joining us will be asked to arrive and sign-out their child at 2:00pm – and so that they can leave for home when the walk is complete.

Sponsor forms for our ‘walk-a-thon’ were sent home with the children on THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 4th and must be returned to your child’s teacher by FRIDAY, OCTOBER 3rd. If you didn’t receive yours, please visit the school’s main office for a copy.

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

Click on photo for more images.

Click on photo for more images.

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.

GW Elementary School Children’s House Celebrate End-of-Year with Kona Snow Cones!

The GW Elementary School Children’s House ordered in snow cones for the children in Pre-K this year. Thanks to the GW PTO for raising funds for the teacher’s stipend program that allowed the teachers to organize field trips, materials or special events like this one!

Click on image to view photos of the day!

Click on image to view photos of the day!

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: [email protected]


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: [email protected]



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  [email protected]

“Bubble Trouble” Comes to the GW Elementary School December 6th 2013 at 7:00pm

Movie curtains

The GW Elementary School PTO present “Bubble Trouble: An Interactive Bubble Show” on Friday, December 6th at 7:00pm.  This exciting children’s event/fundraiser and fundraiser for the GW PTO is open to the public with a suggested donation of $3.00 at the door.

Kingston youth are in for a treat when the GW Elementary School PTO host Jeff Boyer’s ‘Bubble Trouble: An Interactive Bubble Show” on Friday, December 6th 2013 at 7:00pm in the school auditorium.

A bubble volcano! A bubble roller coaster! A kid in a bubble? Jeff Boyer takes bubbles to the max in this one-man bubble extravaganza. It’s the craziest, most creative bubble show around. Jeff juggles bubbles, sculpts and builds with bubbles, makes fog-filled bubbles and more. Mixing comedy, music and interactive bubble-magic, he engages and delights audiences of all ages. A hit at performing arts centers, festivals…anywhere there’s air!

A suggested donation of $3.00 can be made at the door. All donations are to be applied to the George Washington Elementary School Natural Playground project and other activities and programs of the GW Elementary School PTO.
For more information, contact GW Elementary School PTO President Rebecca Martin at [email protected]

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.


Click on image to view photos of the event.


THIS JUST IN! Family Portrait Night at the GW Elementary School 10/9 at 5:30pm!



We had a great first day of pictures with Shelly Wood – and through the suggestion of several of the parent helpers today  (thanks John, Amy and Lucia) – a new opportunity arose.

TOMORROW NIGHT, Wednesday October 9th from 5:30pm – 6:30pm Shelly Wood and the GW PTO are offering “Family Night Portraits”! Come with your entire family for a photo. 20% of the proceeds will come back to the GW PTO and our upcoming events and programs.


Family Night Portraits

The GW Elementary School
School Auditorium Stage

Wednesday, October 9th
5:30pm – 6:30pm

Includes (2) 5×7’s and (8) wallet size photos!
Please bring a check made out to Shelly Wood Studios
20% of the proceeds will be donated to the GW PTO.

Come to an impromptu opportunity to have your family portrait!

Photographer Shelly Wood, who is currently taking our children’s school photos this week, has offered to take family portraits. You can choose from the 5′ x 10′ backdrop – or, the on stage risers for those with larger families.  Shelly will make you look great.

The cost for this is $18.00 and includes (2) 5×7’s and (8) wallet sized pictures.  Please arrive at 5:30pm sharp to sign-up.

Make checks payable to Shelly Wood Studios.

20% of the proceeds will be donated to our GW PTO!  

If you have any questions, contact Rebecca Martin-Grenadier, PTO President at [email protected]