EGS students participated in the fall harvest today with the Backyard Growers. We can't wait for the tasting day tomorrow!
Today the Kindergarten and 3rd Grade students learned about fire safety.
Thank you for a wonderful opening of school! The students are back, they are smiling, and getting ready for a great school year! The support from parents and families has been tremendous and that has added to our success.
EGS welcomed many students, new and old into the 2018-2019 school year. We have successfully completed our first fire drill and had an opening all-school meeting this morning to discuss expectations and connect as a community. Yesterday, thanks to the generosity of the PTO, students and staff were treated with a Popsicle treat to beat the heat. Thank you!
You can stay connected by following the EGS News blog at: https://egsnews.weebly.com/
You can visit the website at: http://eastgloucester.gloucesterschools.com/
And you can follow our new Art Instragram account by following: missh_gloucesterart
Have a wonderful weekend and I look forward to a full week of school next week.
Twas the night before school started,
When all through the town.
The parents were cheering,
It was a riotous sound.
By eight the kids were washed,
And tucked into bed.
When memories of homework,
Filled them with dread.
New pencils, new folders, New notebooks, too.
New teachers, new friends, Their anxiety grew.
The parents just giggled, When they learned of this fright.
And shouted, "Upstairs! GO TO BED! IT'S A SCHOOL NIGHT!"
Dear EGS Families,
I hope you all are having a wonderful summer relaxing and spending time with family and friends. I look forward to continue working with you and watching our students learn and grow. As the summer is quickly winding down, there are a few things I would like to share with you to help get ready for a wonderful school year.
Each school year brings with it excitement and maybe some butterflies about the transition to a new grade or even school. We will work hard to assist with that transition and ensure that each child will feel safe and supported at school.
We have several new staff members joining us at EGS this year. Please help me welcome:
Kendall Hanselman, Art Teacher
Christine Kecyk, 3rd Grade Teacher
Joseph Moceri, Educational Support Paraprofessional
Christina Parisi, Educational Support Paraprofessional
Meghan Sedgwick, Title One Educational Support Praraprofessional
Lindsey (Congdon) Terjanian, 4th Grade Teacher
Please refer to the information below for important times and beginning of the year dates. Suggested supply lists can be found on our website as well as any contact information you may need.
The EGS staff and I look forward to welcoming you and your child to the 2018-2019 school year. We hope that you take advantage of the many opportunities to become involved in our school community. There are several opportunities to become involved, including some open positions in the PTO.
Please do not hesitate to contact me at 978-281-9830 if you have any questions.
Amy B. Pasquarello
Principal of East Gloucester Elementary School
Important information to note:
Length of the school day: 8:30 am - 2:30 pm
School starts promptly at 8:30 am. All students should be in their classrooms by 8:25. After 8:30, students will be marked tardy.
School Doors open at 8:10 am.
Breakfast is served at 8:10 am.
Medication at school: If your child needs to take medication on the first day of school, please stop by the nurse’s office on or before the first day of school.
Dismissal: Students will be dismissed at 2:30 pm.
Bus transportation: If you need bus information, please call the transportation office at 978-282-3001. Applications are on our district website.
Important upcoming dates:
Wednesday, September 5th – First day for Grades 1-5
Thursday, September 6th and Friday, September 7th. - First day of Kindergarten. Kindergarten students should attend only one day of the first two days. A separate letter went home to assign a day to each Kindergarten student.
Monday, September 10th All Kindergarten students attend school with their Grade 1-5 friends.
Thursday, September 27th Meet the Teacher Night (for parents only) – 5:00 for Grades K-2; 6:15 for Grades 3-5
Friday, October 5th Volunteer Training 1:00 in the auditorium