The GW PTO Raises $10,000 to Purchase Sound Cloud Tiles for the GW Elementary School Cafeteria.


The GW Elementary School PTO raised a little over $10,000 to purchase enough sound cloud tiles for the entire GW School cafeteria, helping to reduce noise and improve the children’s experience during lunch time.

Congratulations to our group of dedicated parents under the leadership of PTO President Stephanie Uzee and a special thank you to the Kingston City School district for their help in installing the tiles over the Easter break.  Our children and teachers appreciate your help.



The GW Elementary School Cafeteria with Sound Clouds! (whoops! we can't figure out why this photo gets turned sideways when you look at it!)

NEW DATE: The GW Elementary School PTO Host 2nd Annual Pasta Dinner Fundraiser MARCH 15th at 4:00pm




The GW Elementary School PTO is hosting its 2nd annual Pasta Dinner fundraiser on Friday, March 15th from 4:00pm – 7:00pm located in the GW Elementary School Cafeteria at 67 Wall Street, Kingston NY.

Dinner includes pasta and meatballs with red sauce, salad, bread, beverage and dessert.

The cost to attend at the door is adults, students & seniors $7.00, families with two adults and up to 3 children is $25.00 (each additional family member is $3.00).

Buy early and save! Copy the attached  Pasta Dinner flyer  for adults, students and seniors are $5.00, families with 2 adults and up to 3 children $20.00 (each additional family member is $3.00).

Please send in the form for tickets with cash or check no later than MARCH 11th to get the discount.  Checks payable to: George Washington PTO.

If you have any questions, or wish to make a donation, please contact Diann Keyser at: 914/466-5741.

To learn more about the GW Elementary School PTO, visit this LINK


School Food Summit February 15th!

Click on image for more information about this event.

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Join national experts, parents, students and community members to identify ways to serve more fresh, locally grown food in school meals, and begin to make it happen.

School Food Summit: Celebrating Our Children, Food and Future
Cafeteria, Community and Classroom
February 15th, 2013
Rondout Valley High School
122 Kyserike Road, Stone Ridge, NY 12484

Also, GW Elementary School parent and PTO member Rebecca Martin, who our group selected to represent us at the DWPC (District Wide Parent Council), will be chairing the parent district wide healthy food committee being created by the DWPC. This will be a great opportunity for parents district wide to work  to help shape more healthy food items in our cafeteria and more.

What is the DWPC (District Wide Parent Council)?


Have you ever heard of the DWPC (District Wide Parent Council) in Kingston?

Made up of one parent representative from every school in the district, the 13 member council meets on Crown Street each month and is generally attended by members of the Board of Education and often Superintendent Dr. Paul Padalino.  The meetings are open to all and give a unique opportunity for parents, staff, teachers and students to exchange and share ideas and views in a professional and open setting.


  • To provide an opportunity for the parents of the district to share ideas and mutual concerns.
  • To provide ongoing communication among the parents of the Kingston City School District, Central Administration, and the Board of Education, and further, to provide support for parents as effective communicators with clarification of proper channels when needed. Continue reading What is the DWPC (District Wide Parent Council)?