Happy April Fools Day! Doing somethings silly today? Please send us some photos we would love to see! :)
Dr. Postma's March 25th Letter to Parents and Staff Regarding School Closure Timeframe and Remote Learning can be viewed on our website at https://www.edgewaterschools.org/o/esd/page/novel-coronavirus-information
Hello GW families! I hope everyone's week has been filled with learning and fun. Please use the link below to access a video from Ms. Veras. We miss you all! https://youtu.be/aMvHa9oTSbs
To our preschool families: Check out this link with at home ideas and resources from our preschool's "Creative Curriculum" program: https://readyrosie.com/en/healthyathome/#!
Mo Willems, one of our favorite authors at GW is offering free "lunch doodles" for kids. To see them visit www. kennedy-center.org or just google Mo-Williems, "lunch doodles."
Here is a brain pop video you can show to kids to explain this new Corona virus: https://www.brainpop.com/health/diseasesinjuriesandconditions/coronavirus/
Reminder: Schools will be closed for 2 weeks, beginning Monday. Essential staff will report to work. Please visit our website at www.edgewaterschools.org to view remote learning instructions for students. Also, if your child is eligible for free lunch, we will contact you today.
Last night at 6:00pm, the NJ Commissioner of Education released guidance for districts in the event of school closures due to COVID-1. We have been and will continue to prepare for this possibility. School & town officials will meet Monday morning to finalize pandemic contingency plans & remote learning plans. Please watch for updates here or on our website. Stay calm, wash your hands, stay home when sick, and cover your coughs/sneezes with your arm or a tissue.
Reminder: Tomorrow is "Oh the Places You'll Go Friday! Dress up to represent a place you love!
Reminder: Tomorrow is Read with a Buddy Thursday! Bring a stuffed animal buddy to read with.
Reminder: Tomorrow is Dress Up Wednesday! Dress up as a beloved character from a book and bring the book to school if you have it!
Reminder: Tomorrow is Pajama Tuesday! Wear your favorite pajamas!
Reminder: Tomorrow is Mismatched Socks Monday! Wear your favorite socks or your craziest socks!
Paper is so old school...we can practice our words with ANYTHING!
The New Jersey Department of Health (NJDOH) has updated its guidance for K–12 schools regarding the 2019 Novel (new) Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) that was first identified in Wuhan, China, in December. https://www.edgewaterschools.org/o/esd/page/novel-coronavirus-information
Don't forget to order books for our upcoming Author Visit! Orders are due February 28, 2020. To access the order form, please use the link: https://5il.co/d549
Please click on the link below to see our upcoming activities for Read Across America Week! https://5il.co/d72h
Students in the pre reading and writing stage benefit from drawing and talking about their creations. It helps develop fine motor, creativity and a foundation for future writing. Check out this masterpiece from one of our kindergartners. “It’s an engine, Ms. Veras, look at the gears.!” #emergentliteracy #drawingislearning #creativeexpression
Don't Forget! Girl Scouts Program for grades K-2 begins tomorrow at GW from 3-4pm. For more information contact Ms. DaCosta at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The 2020-2021 District Calendar, approved by the Board of Education on January 2nd, can be viewed online here: https://5il.co/c1nm
Give Kids a Smile Day is 2/7/20. Over 100 participating dental offices offer free dental care for ages 12 and younger on this day. https://bit.ly/37K1SEe
Edgewater students and borough officials including school board president Tom Quinton were joined by actor Donnie Wahlberg at Target in Edgewater last night to distribute gifts to underserved youth. https://t.co/hFEHR9QY8I @target @edgewaterboronj @asktarget
Edgewater borough officials including school board president Tom Quinton were joined by actor Donnie Wahlberg at Target in Edgewater last night to distribute gifts to underserved youth. https://corporate.target.com/article/2019/12/heroes-and-helpers @target @edgewaterboronj
In collaboration with the Edgewater Food Pantry, GW School will be conducting a food drive from November 1st through November 15th. Please see the flyer linked beow for more information. Thank you for your support! https://5il.co/b3uk
Reminder- PTO Book Fair Family Night is tomorrow 9/24 from 6:00-8:00 pm!
Shuttle Busses will be available for Back to School Night from the Community Center from 5:45pm-8:45pm.
We look forward to seeing you at Back to School Night on September 11th at 6:15pm.
We're really excited you are here!