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GHR Weekly Update

Paula Sandahl

Dear GHR Families,

There is nothing new this week, but a LOT of information was shared last week. This is a repeat of all of those important updates.

Important Dates:

  • May 24- 5th Grade Band and Music Concert 7:00 at Veterans Auditorium
  • May 25 - Portrait of the Graduate- CHS students visit GHR
  • May 26- Get Outside and Play Day
  • May 29- No school, Memorial Day  
  • May 31- Grade 3 Science Fair 
  • June 8- Field Day (rain date June 9th)
  • June 12- Grade 5 Promotion Ceremony 10 am 
  • June 12- Last day of School! Early Release

Chromebook Collection- Bring back chargers and cases by May 25th! 

Beginning on Thursday, May 25th, all student devices will remain in the building for student use through the end of the year.   Students will still be able to use devices in school.  Please make sure your child’s device is returned to school with their appropriate chargers and cases.  On Friday, May 26th, we will be checking all devices for any damages and if necessary assigning fees in accordance with the district usage agreement.   If a device is not returned, a fee will be assessed for the full cost of the device.  If you have any questions, please contact your child’s school.  Thank you!

GHR Field Day- Volunteer Sign Up Form 

Please join us for our annual field day! We would love parent volunteers to assist at each station. This event is scheduled for June 8th, with a rain date of June 9th. Please plan to arrive at 9:40 AM with your ID so we can check you in. We are not able to accommodate backpacks, diaper bags or strollers- please leave these in your vehicle. 

Parent volunteers MUST sign up by June 2nd.

We will not be able to accommodate any walk-ins on the day of field day. 

Please complete this form here to sign up to volunteer. 

Questions about field day? Please email your questions to

Attention Grade 4 Families!

Sign-ups for 5th grade band and musical instrument selection are under way!  Please see the links below for details.

Summer programming

There are numerous opportunities for students this summer, and it can be a tad confusing. Here is a brief breakdown:

  1. Summer Enrichment (Grades 1-12):

Open to all students. 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 or participating in STEM activities.

  1. Summer Enrichment (Grades 1-5

Our free program will engage students in interdisciplinary, real world project based learning centered on authentic problems and involving students in critical thinking, collaboration and project development. 

  1. Summer Academy

This free program will focus on ELA, SEL and math to support student’s skills and growth. June 19-June 30 8:00-11:00 am

  1. Extended School Year

For students receiving special education programming, based on IEP goals.


Get Outside & Play Day! 

On Friday, May 26, 2023 (Rain Date: May 30th) the students at G.H. Robertson are going to Get Outside and Play! This day has been designated as Children's Mental Health Day for all children in Connecticut! On this day, each grade level will have ONE HOUR to be outside and rotate through a series of five (5) interactive activities/exercises that will last between 8-10 minutes. 

If you have any questions, please reach out to Mr. Dzwonchyk via email and more details and information will be provided.​​​​​​​

Please note: This is not Field Day. Information regarding Field Day can be found above. 

Grade 5 Promotion Ceremony 

The Grade 5 Promotion Ceremony will be held on Monday, June 12th at 10:00 a.m. in the GHR gymnasium and parking assistance will be available due to limited parking available. Guests are welcome beginning at 9:30 a.m. Please be prepared to show I.D. We are not able to accommodate backpacks, diaper bags or strollers- kindly leave these items in your vehicle. 

If you plan on taking your student(s) with you when you leave please fill out this attached form.

Have a great week, 


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