GW Elementary School Student Tour Guides: Ready to Greet the Public in 2014/2015

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The GW Elementary School is proud to announce its student tour guides. The GW PTO launched the tours in 2012 where they went from four to ten to now sixteen student ‘guides’.  The children look forward to meeting the community in 2014/2015.

The guides went through a process with criteria requesting that the children ’apply’ to lead the school tours. Sixteen students replied to the request, writing letters of interest to share why they would be a good choice for the job.

The exercise was used to correlate the College and Career Readiness Anchor Standards for Writing, a core curriculum component.

The GW Elementary School Tours” will take place every Tuesday during the school year (with the exception of holidays) from 9:30am – 10:30am and are open to the public beginning on TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 30th. All guests are asked to meet outside of the main office 10 minutes prior to start time.  Guests will be met by a school professional to answer any questions after each tour.

For more information, contact the GW Elementary School’s front office at:845/943-3518 or contact GW PTO Chair Rebecca Martin-Grenadier at rebecca@gwlovesmontessori.org

 

SAVE THE DATE! 4th Grade Parents Invited to Meet Bailey PTO for a Meet-and-Greet on June 10th.

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We are pleased to share this invitation from the Bailey Middle School PTO for our 4th grade families. What a helpful way for transitions into middle school next year!  Get to know their PTO, tour the school and ask questions!

 

 

 

 

Dear GW, Graves, Edson, and Myer PTO/PTA presidents,

The Bailey PTO would like to invite all 4th grade parents (parents only, no students) to save-the-date for a

Meet-and-Greet with the Bailey PTO – June 10, 2014  5:00pm – 6:00pm.

Please let your 4th grade families know to watch for a flyer to be distributed in May. 

Jolyn Safron, Bailey PTO Secretary
baileypto@hotmail.com

GW Elementary School Student Tour Guides: Ready to Greet the Public in 2013/2014

(L/R)  Cameron, T.J,. Nicole, Vivian, Charity, Elischka, Jesus, Estephany, Piper, Kacy.

(L/R) Cameron, T.J,. Nicole, Vivienne, Charity, Elischka, Jesus, Estephany, Piper, Kacy.

The GW Elementary School is proud to announce its student tour guides!  We launched the tours last year where we went from four to ten! The children look forward to meeting parents and children in 2013/2014.

A month ago, an announcement and posting with specific criteria was made, inviting children to ’apply’ to lead the school tours. Ten students replied to the request, writing letters of interest to share why they would be a good choice for the job.

The exercise was used to correlate the College and Career Readiness Anchor Standards for Writing, a core curriculum component.

The GW Elementary School Tours” will take place every Tuesday during the school year (with the exception of holidays) from 9:30am – 10:30am and are open to the public. All guests are asked to meet outside of the main office 10 minutes prior to start time.  Guests will be met by a school professional to answer any questions after each tour.

For more information, contact the GW Elementary School’s front office at:845/943-3518 or contact GW PTO President Rebecca Martin-Grenadier at gwlovesmontessori@gmail.com

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WHY DID YOU WISH TO BECOME A GW ELEMENTARY SCHOOL TOUR GUIDE?

Cameron:  I really enjoy talking to people and I know a lot about the school. I’ve been a student here for six years.

TJ:  It’s good for me to talk with people. I really like doing that.

Nicole:  I want to teach parents about the Montessori program.

Vivienne:  I want to share information about Montessori – and especially the math work because I love it.  Some of us find the work hard, some of us easy.  With Montessori, there is always work to challenge us at whatever level we are at.

Charity:  I came to the GW School this year from JFK and I want to share what I have learned with Montessori materials. It’s nice to not sit at a desk and to be able to move around.

Elischka: It’s cool to take parents through the school and to show them our materials.

Jesus:  I like to help.

Estephany: I like to help and share the school, too.

Piper:  I was inspired by the tour guides from last year, and I wanted to do it too. Maybe we can inspire the 3rd graders who will be able to take over next year! I never get bored in the classroom.

Kacey:  I want to show parents the Montessori program…and I really like lunch!

The GW Elementary School’s 4th graders prepare to host weekly tours open to all.

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The GW Elementary School’s 4th graders prepare to host weekly tours open to all.  The public is invited each Tuesday beginning October 15th throughout the school year from 9:30am – 10:30am.

Kingston, NY – The GW Elementary School, a public Montessori program in the Historic city of Kingston, NY is gearing up for a weekly tour led by a group of enthusiastic 4th graders.

An announcement and posting with specific criteria was made, inviting children to ‘apply’ to lead the school tours. Eleven students replied to the request, writing letters of interest to share why they would be a good choice for the job.

The exercise was used to correlate the College and Career Readiness Anchor Standards for Writing, a core curriculum component.

“The GW Elementary School Tours” will take place every Tuesday beginning on October 15th during the school year (with the exception of holidays) from 9:30am – 10:30am and are open to the public. All guests are asked to meet outside of the main office 10 minutes prior to start time.  Guests will be met by a school professional to answer any questions after each tour.

For more information, contact the GW Elementary School’s front office at:845/943-3518 or contact GW PTO President Rebecca Martin-Grenadier at gwlovesmontessori@gmail.com

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About the GW Elementary School – A Public Montessori Program:   The George Washington Elementary School, a public Montessori Program, offers children a holistic education in which Guides and Staff view the children as unique individuals (see the full description on the mission page of the website).

About the GW Elementary School PTO:
The GW Elementary School PTO mission is to enhance the educational and extracurricular experiences for our children.  The PTO goal is to provide a collaborative “voice” for parents, teachers, and students of our school to ensure quality experiences.  We support the Montessori method implemented in our children’s daily learning and in efforts to promote appropriate class sizes with adequate teacher aid support and to work toward changes in nutrition and wellness within the school.  In addition to advocacy, the PTO’s mission involves raising money to support well-balanced extracurricular, educational experiences and school building enhancements.

 

GW Elementary School Upcoming Events and Fundraisers

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The GW Elementary School is proud to share its upcoming school events and fundraisers!

Don’t forget about our weekly Tuesday tours of the school that are open to the public  They begin at 9:30am, so arrive about five minutes early outside of the main office.

 

Yankee Candle Fundraiser
Ongoing through April 12th.
Fundraising Packets went home with the children last week. This sale will run through April 12th. All proceeds from this fundraiser will allow the PTO to fund end of year field Trips.

Spring Book Sale
Monday April 9 – 11
A three day book sale event. Children can puruse and purchase books. All proceeds to support the GW PTO and their events/activities.

Parent/Teacher Conferences and Parent Book Fair Night
Thursday, April 11th
4:30pm
Parent/teacher conferences. Parents will also have the opportunity to view the book sale and make purchases.

5th Grade visit to Marist College
Friday, May 3rd
All day. The children will visit Marist College and be treated to a spectacular lunch!

5th Grade Yard Sale and Lemonade Stand
Friday, May 10th
2:00pm – 4:00pm
The children will be located on the front lawn of the GW School. Proceeds will help to fund a ‘moving up’ ceremony for our 4th and 5th graders.

Clothing and Toy Drive
May 17th
8:00am – 4:00pm
Bring used clothing and toys to the GW Elementary School. Donate!

E I  John. J. Harvey Fireboat Field Trip (Tugboats in the Rondout Creek and Hudson River)
Wednesday, May 29th
Thanks to GW Parent Ann Loeding, the 1/2/3 graders will enjoy a field trip to the Rondout Creek to ride the John J. Harvey Fireboat out into the Hudson River!

E II – Camp Seewackamano
Thursday, June 13th
The GW Elementary School 4th and 5th graders will return to Camp Seewackamano this summer. We are happy to continue the tradition!

For more information, contact GW PTO President Stephanie Uzee at uzee1010@aol.com

Members of the Kingston Board of Education Visit the GW Elementary School

Robin Jacobowitz and James Childs, Sr. of the Kingston Board of Education

 

The GW Elementary School PTO was pleased to have members of the Board of Education attend one of our weekly tours this morning.

Robin Jacobowitz and James Childs, Sr. were each treated to a tour by our guides, entering classrooms, asking questions and experiencing a regular day at the school.

 

School tours continue weekly on Tuesday’s at 9:30am. We look forward to having you.

Hallway duty!

Robin enjoys a tour with GW Elementary School guides.

GW Elementary School Weekly Tour Launch a Great Success and Touch Upon Core Curriculum.

Students organize a tour of the GW Elementary School. Their auditorium is big and beautiful.

Students organize a tour of the GW Elementary School. Their auditorium is big and beautiful.

Today’s launch of the weekly tours at the GW Elementary School were as informative as they were impressive. Completely prepared with clipboards and notes, the students were organized, professional and really knew their stuff.  There wasn’t a question that they couldn’t answer that had to do with the classrooms, teachers, special classes and more.

What is always remarkable about the GW Elementary School is the calm and respect given to the children throughout and it really shows in the way the students led today.

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The GW Elementary School 5th Graders Lead Weekly Tours of School Open to All

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GW Elementary School 5th graders Aniyah Moseley, Nikemia Pinkard, Angela Quezada and Vanesa Martinez enthusiastically prepare to share their school with the public each week.

Saturday, January 12th, 2013

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Four of the GW Elementary School’s 5th graders prepare to host weekly tours open to all.  The public is invited each Tuesday beginning on January 15th throughout the school year from 9:30am – 10:30am.

Kingston, NY – The GW Elementary School, a public Montessori program in the Historic city of Kingston, NY is gearing up for a weekly tour led by four enthusiastic 5th graders.

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