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GHR Weekly Update

Paula Sandahl

Dear GHR families,

Here are our updates for the week!

Upcoming Events:

  • March 28- District-wide STEAM Night 5:30-7:00 pm CHS/CNH LMC
  • March 29- No School, Good Friday
  • April 2- Grade 5 Assembly 9 am Autism Awareness. GHR Wear Blue!
  • Week of April 8- Grade 5 NGSS testing
  • April 8- 11th- PTO Scholastic Book Fair
  • April 12- PTO School Store
  • Week of April 14th- April Vacation, No School
  • May 1- Incoming Grade 3 Family Orientation 5:30-7:00 pm

Summer Programming

Registration for the summer 2024 Coventry Curiosity Clubs  is now open. The Coventry Public School District is excited to be able to offer enrichment programming again this summer.  Many of the opportunities are available at the end of June, with a few also during the month of August.  There is a wide variety of affordable offerings that hopefully tap into one of your student’s many interests; whether it may be joining a book club, writing, drawing, fitness or participating in STEM activities.  Curiosity Club program descriptions.   If interested in having your student attend one or more of the enrichment programs, please complete the Registration form by April 12, 2024.  You will receive a follow up email after the closing date to inform you of next steps and more specific information about the enrichment club(s) your student chose.  In the meantime, if you have any questions, please reach out to Kara Hennessey (

From last week

PickUp Patrol- From the Health Office

As you are aware, our school is now using PickUp Patrol to help streamline and track dismissals, late arrivals, and absences.  We are excited that the program will help save time in the office, reduce classroom interruptions and provide a convenient way to update your child’s dismissal plan.   As the School Nurse, I wanted to reach out to let you know you are always welcome to call or email me directly to confidentially report an illness related absence,  follow up on your child’s absence or discuss medical concerns.  The School Health Office is a resource for the entire school community and serves as a partner in your child’s health and wellness.   If you have any questions about PickUp Patrol or our attendance policies, please let me know.  My contact information is included here. Therese McKeever,

Dollars for Scholars

Our Dollars for Scholars Annual Coin Drive is back! Winning class on each grade will receive a prize from our treasure box! All donations will go into your child's graduating class fund! Please see the attached flyer for more information. Dollars_2024 CGS-GHR.pdf 

Wellness Update

Coventry Public Schools recognizes that nutrition matters when it comes to overall student health and academic performance. Our Wellness Policy (5140.1) supports a healthy diet by increasing nutrient density, decreasing fat, salt and added sugars, and moderating portion size. We highly discourage sending students with caffeinated beverages and candy to school. When packing meals and snacks for school, consider foods that are more nutrient dense per calorie to give your student a mid-day boost. Some yummy choices include fruits, vegetables, whole grains, low fat dairy, and lean meats. 

Deadline Extended for Yearbook Orders 

Great news! The deadline for yearbook orders has been extended! Please return this form 2023-2024 GHR YEARBOOK Flyer.pdf  and payment with your student. 

Upcoming After School Activity Opportunity for Grade 5

For Grade 5: Want to fly like an bird?? Soar like an eagle? Ms. Woodin, Ms. Barnes, and Mr. Dzwonchyk are inviting adventurous 5th graders to mix skill & thrill at The Adventure Park @ Storrs on May 8th.

Digital Backpack

You can visit our Digital Backpack on the Coventry Public Schools website under our school! There have been several additions in the past few weeks, and this is updated regularly. This is where you can find many of our flyers, community events and other communications. Please take a look here. 

Have a great week,

Jen 😊


George Hersey Robertson Intermediate School

Coventry, CT

Instagram: @ghrprincipal

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