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GHR Weekly Update

Catherine Drury

Dear GHR families,

Here are our updates for the week!

Upcoming Events:

  • February 9- PTO School Store
  • February 13- New Kindergarten Age Requirement Presentation 6 pm
  • February 14- Valentines Day
  • February 19-20- No School
  • February 23- PTO School Store
  • March 6- GHR Whole School Field Trip to CHS Musical 9:00 am

Grade 5 Students: CNH Music Choice Reminder for 2024-2025

Just a reminder for 5th grade families ....We are very excited to welcome your child to Capt. Nathan Hale Middle School (CNH) for the 2024-2025 school year. CNH requires your child to choose one music program. The choices are Band or Chorus. Band is open to Grade 5 students who have completed the instrumental program at GHR. Chorus is open to all Grade 5 students.

In order for your child to choose his/her Music Program you will need to sign into your Parent PowerSchool account. Under "Forms" you will see “Music Program Preference.” Please pick either Band or Chorus. This must be completed by Friday, February 9. If you need assistance logging into your PowerSchool account, email our tech department at help@coventryct.org

GHR PTO Talent Show

Is your child interested in participating in our PTO Talent Show? Here is the link for registration!  http://tinyurl.com/y2zrdenz

New Kindergarten Age Requirements  

Please review this message, shared from Dr. Petrone to all CPS families. During the 2023 Connecticut legislative session, the age to begin kindergarten was raised. Effective July 1, 2024, in order to enroll in kindergarten, children must turn five years old on or before September 1 of the school year. In Coventry, we have been developing internal procedures regarding this new law and we are preparing to share this information with the community on February 13 at 6:00 p.m. in the Library Media Center at the middle/high school complex. If you have a child who is affected by this new legislation and you wish to learn more, please plan to join us. Also, if you know of any Coventry families who would be interested, but may not yet be connected to Coventry Public Schools, please pass this information along. 

From your GHR PTO: 

DATE CHANGE: Please note, to make sure families can attend the district's Kindergarten Age Requirement information session on Tuesday, February 13, your GHR PTO meeting will be held on Thursday, February 15 at 6:30pm in the GHR library. We hope to see you there!

We need your help! GHR PTO is proud to provide meals for our staff during March Conference week. This is something staff appreciate enormously! We will be sending out a SignUpGenius to request non-perishable donations, but we are also in need of a volunteer or volunteers to help coordinate these meals. Please reach out to ghrobertsonpto@gmail.com for more information or if you'd like to help!

Munson's Ordering is Open! Your student should have arrived home with a Munson's order form this week. If not, please find the form attached here: Munson's Order Form 2024.pdf   Orders are due by February 16, with delivery in early March. All Easter items are available to order. Munson's Brochure 2024.pdf 

 

FROM LAST WEEK

Valentines Day

On February 14th, students will have the opportunity to exchange valentine cards with classmates, which is optional. If your child is participating, please bring cards for each member of his/her class. Any candy or food items must be individually wrapped and will be sent home with students to enjoy at home, due to dietary and health concerns. If you need Valentine cards so that your child can participate, please email me (jderagon@coventryct.org) or our Social Worker, Laila DaSilva (ldasilva@coventryct.org) and we can provide you with some. 

STEAM Night

The date for our Annual Family STEAM Night has changed to Thursday, March 28th from 5:30 – 7:00 PM.  We look forward to seeing you there! STEAM Night Flyer 2024.pdf 

 

Whole School Field Trip! 

Mark your calendars for this year’s CHS Spring Musical All- School Field Trip “You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown” scheduled for Wednesday, March 6th, 2024!!!! We will be leaving GHR by 9:10 am and returning around 11:30 am. Permission slips have been sent home or print out this form here: 2024 Musical field trip form.pdf The cost of the field trip is $4, checks may be made out to "GHR Activity Fund" or exact cash may be collected. In order for your child to attend, they must have their PowerSchool Annual update completed, as well as all technology fees paid. 

Grade 5 Multi-Sport Signups!

Do you enjoy PE? Organized Sports? Exercise and fun with your friends? Come join the 5th Grade Multi-Sport with Ms. Woodin and Ms. Barnes!   When: Tuesdays, Feb. 27th-March 26th  Time: 3:45-4:45 pm  Transportation: Parents must pick up at GHR at 4:45 by the gym. Please bring your ID.   Cost: $35 ($7 per session)

Please complete the Google Form by Friday, February 9th.  The first 18 students will be selected. First come, first served. Selected students will be notified and payment will be required. 

Click the link here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSc5sEjEvQadPW2_JMfcPVD03tPWw-Vp9QFFzRdtB-_fMFjCEg/viewform?usp=sf_link. Questions? Please email swoodin@coventryct.org

Have a great week,

Jen

Principal
George Hersey Robertson Intermediate School
Coventry, CT
Instagram: @ghrprincipal

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