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GHR Weekly Update

Paula Sandahl

Dear GHR families,

Here are our updates for the week!

Upcoming Events:

  1. November 15-December 15- Holiday Food Drive
  2. November 22- Early Release
  3. November 23-24 No School, Thanksgiving Break
  4. December 1- Early Release, Professional Development
  5. December 4-7 Scholastic Book Fair 
  6. December 6- 5:30-7:00pm Community Engagement Presentation with Dr. Petrone CNH/CHS LMC
  7. December 8- PJ Day for the Kids!
  8. December 12- GHR PTO Meeting
  9. December 14- Grade 4 Science Center Field Trip 
  10. December 14- Grade 5 Band/Music Informance 7 pm Veterans Auditorium

Upcoming Music Event

Band/Music “Informance” December 14th!

The 5th grade band and music performance will be on Thursday, Dec. 14th at CHS’s Veterans Auditorium. Student arrival is at 6:15 with their instrument and band binder.  The performance begins at 7:00. Please see this attached newsletter for detailed information: GHR Band News- Informance.pdf 

A combined rehearsal will take place on Wednesday, Tuesday, Dec. 12 during school. All band students must bring their instrument and band binder to school Tues, Dec. 12 for a combined rehearsal during school hours.

Attendance Matters Focus

Every student, Every classroom, Every day.  #attendtodayCT

Students can still fall behind if they miss just a day or two days every few weeks. Attending School regularly helps students feel better about school and themselves.  Building trusting relationships that promote belonging is fundamental to improving student attendance and engagement. Students are more likely to attend school if they feel safe, connected and supported.

From Last Week

Holiday Food Drive

From November 15- December 15, please consider donating to our GHR Holiday Food Drive. Student Council will be visiting classrooms to share information about collecting items to support Coventry Human Services. Additionally, we will be having a friendly competition among the grades. Items can be dropped off in the gym lobby foyer, in boxes by grade. Items for donation include things like: Canned fruit vegetables, potatoes, stuffing, gravy, coffee/tea, juice, hot cocoa, dessert mixes, etc. Thank you in advance for your consideration!

From Dr. Petrone (Email from November 13th)

You may recall, in September I informed you that Coventry Public Schools will be embarking on a journey to evaluate our current facilities and develop a long-term plan to support our students and to maximize efficiencies. To begin, a Community Engagement Presentation has been scheduled for Wednesday, December 6 from 5:30 - 7:00 p.m. in the Library Media Center at the middle/high school complex.

As I previously noted, this multi-year initiative will require the support of the community and would not be complete without obtaining input from internal and external stakeholders. Refreshments and sandwiches will be served during this information session. To be sure we plan accordingly, please let us know if you will attend by calling or emailing my office at 860-742-7317 x2 or by December 1.

PowerSchool Updates

As we get underway with after school activities and clubs, please be aware that the annual PowerSchool update must be completed, as well as any device fees paid, for students to attend after school activities. Please contact the office for questions or if you need assistance with the update or fees.

Jen DeRagon


George Hersey Robertson Intermediate School

Coventry, CT

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