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GHR Weekly Update

Paula Sandahl

Dear GHR families,

Here are our updates for the week!

Upcoming Events:

  • Week of April 8- Grade 5 NGSS testing
  • April 8- 11th- PTO Scholastic Book Fair
  • April 9- PTO meeting, 6:30 pm
  • April 12- PTO School Store
  • Week of April 14th- April Vacation, No School
  • April 26- PTO School Store
  • May 1- Incoming Grade 3 Family Orientation 5:30-7:00 pm

PTO Agenda and Minutes

Please see the attached in preparation for the meeting tonight at 6:30 in the library. 

GHR PTO Virtual Meeting Agenda - April 2024.pdf 

GHR PTO Virtual Meeting Minutes - March 2024.pdf 

Smarter Balanced Assessment

Beginning on April 29, students at GHR will start the Smarter Balanced Summative Assessments in ELA and math. Please help your child’s success by making sure they have a charged Chromebook and a good night’s sleep. Your child will need headphones; each classroom has a few extra pairs if needed. During the actual testing, students are not permitted to wear SMART watches. The security requirements of the assessment states that students are prohibited from “accessing cell phones, [or] smart watches (or similar watches with wireless capabilities).”

5TH grade T-shirt Design Contest

We encourage your Grade 5 student to submit a design for the 5th grade T-shirts that they receive before they leave GHR and keep until CHS graduation! Students have received a hard copy of the paper, and it’s attached here. 5th grade t shirt design contest.pdf  Any 5th grader can enter the T-shirt design contest and the design will need to fit in a 4 inch by 4 inch square. Please return COMPLETED designs to the main office by Friday, April 12th, 2024!

Please note:

  • The design may be computer or hand drawn
  • The design will be kept anonymous during voting
  • The winner will be revealed after the T-shirts are printed with the winning design! 
  • The winner will receive a $20 gift card! 

From Last Week

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.  Please review the Curiosity Club program descriptions.   If interested in having your student attend one or more of the enrichment programs, please complete Registration 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 (

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, and  860-742-4529.

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 

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.

Have a great week,

Jen 😊


George Hersey Robertson Intermediate School

Coventry, CT

Instagram: @ghrprincipal

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