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

Mr. Tom and Ms. Sharon’s Maple Ridge Trip Fall, 2013.

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Tom and Sharon’s E1 class took their students to the Maple Ridge Community.  This trip was a perfect match for the Core Investigations work we are doing in class about diversity in schools.  Our 25 students teamed up with 22 1st through 4th graders at Maple Ridge.

The day began with a sharing of what school was like in each school.  Then we sang “This Land is Your Land” and “Willoby Wallaby.”  The we went on a nature hike, with everyone also getting a ride on the horse cart.  This was followed by a tour of the barns and free play time where the students played in the sandbox, monkey bars, or played kickball.

Another highlight of the day was lunch.  Our students joined the entire community and ate lunch with their partners.  After singing “Five Little Pumpkins” students were asked what they enjoyed about there trip.

On the bus ride home, which was funded by the GW PTO, we reflected on the day, and then wrote about it and shared our writing in the class.

We look forward to hosting the Maple Ridge students at GW sometime soon.

The GW Elementary School Children Enjoy a Full Day of Kingston’s Historical Rondout

John J. Harvey Fire Boat.

John J. Harvey Fire Boat.

Thanks to GW Elementary School parent and ship captain Ann Loeding, the GW Elementary School children enjoyed an entire day down on the Rondout in Kingston.

Loeding, who was instrumental in recently helping to secure a $15,000 CDBG (Community Development Block Grant) for a Natural Playscape Project at the GW Elementary School also wrote a grant that allowed students of the Kingston School District to enjoy a full day field trip of the treasures in Kingston’s Rondout.

Students got to tour and take a ride on the John J. Harvey Fire Boat, tour the Maritime Museum, ride a trolley, visit the Trolley Museum of NY and enjoy a picnic at the Kingston Point Beach.

It was an excellent experience – and we hope it will be one that all of the children of Kingston will be able to participate in each year.

Thanks to Ann, the crew and the GW teachers for making it a great day.

 

 

GW Parent and Captain Ann Loeding prepares the children for the boat.

GW Parent and Captain Ann Loeding prepares the children for the boat.

 

But first, the children tour the Maritime Museum.

But first, the children tour the Maritime Museum.

 

Once on the boat, the children got to do some of what is expected of the crew. Not easy!

Once on the boat, the children got to do some of what is expected of the crew. Not easy!

 

The children visit the ship's captain who holds lots of responsibility.

The children visit the ship’s captain who holds lots of responsibility.

 

The children visit the engine room. It's loud down there!

The children visit the engine room. It’s loud down there!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

GW Elementary School Visits Maple Ridge Community in Ulster Park.

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Arriving at Maple Ridge

On Monday May 6th Tom and Caitlyn’s E1 classes visited the Maple Ridge Community in Ulster Park.  Students from the GW Montessori School were teamed with 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th grade students from the Maple Ridge Elementary School.

Arnold Meyer, the principal of the school, welcomed the GW students.  The weather for the trip was fabulous, so the students started by gathering on the outside circle benches for a snack.  The group then celebrated the birthday of a GW student using the Montessori birthday materials.  The students were then divided into four groups based on grade, and toured the property.  Students visited with farm animals, visited gardens, and hiked through a nature preserve and along streams and a pond.

After a game of kickball, students went to main dining hall where lunch was provided by the Maple Ridge Community.  Maple Ridge students eat with their families, so the GW students went with their Maple Ridge partners and ate at the table with their partner’s family.  Finally after lunch the parents of the students, including one parent from GW, braided the Maypole to the music of Principal Arnie on the accordion.

The trip was a great success and GW Montessori looks forward to expanding the connection to the Maple Ridge community next year.

Mr. Tom (Tom Muro)

 

Arnie Meyer greats the GW bus

Arnie Meyer greets the GW bus

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