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Upcoming Events
Today
Repeating Event - Young Rembrandts
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Tomorrow
- Tumble Time
10:45 AM - 11:45 AM
10/25/2014
10/28/2014
Repeating Event - Playgroup
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
 
SCHOOL ANNOUNCEMENTS
Alert Notification Test
The GEMS alert notification test went out around 6:45 tonight (Wednesday, 10/22). With "School Reach", our new notification system, the school message is preceded by a pre recorded message from School Reach. The system is voice activated, the message will not start until the system detects a voice on the receiving end. Please email me at cfavreau@fwsu.org or call me in the GEMS office if you didn't get the test call or if you would like to change the number(s) it called.
Thank you

Middle School Spirit Week (10/27-10/31)
Monday: Movie Day
Tuesday: Twin Day
Wednesday: VT Day
Thursday: Crazy/Fashion Disaster Day
Friday: Sports/Game Day

Gems Enrichment Parent Series
Dr. Story is the former director of the Masters Program in Gifted Education at Johnson State College.  She has tirelessly worked on behalf of gifted children in many capacities, and continues to educate Vermonters about the nature and needs of these children.
 
We at gems would love to invite you to join our discussion November 12, 2014 from 6-7:30 pm In the Gems Middle School Enrichment Room.

to view the flyer and get a bit more information, click here!
 

Workshop with Susie Girardin
PARENT WORKSHOPS Series:  Encouragement and Tips for Parents of Middle Level Adolescents (gr 4-8). ​

Susie Girardin will offer a series of three workshops on
Tuesday evening on the following dates:
OCTOBER 28
DECEMBER 2
JANUARY 15

see the attached flyer for more details! 



Middle School After School Program
Sign-ups went home last Wednesday!
They are due back by Friday, 10-24

Food Drive!
 
It's time for the 12th Annual Meals Marathon Food Drive!
The Food Drive team is looking to fill the Georgia Food Shelf for the holidays. 
Please bring in nonperishable food items to school.  We are looking for canned (no dents please) and boxed items that have not expired.  We can also accept toiletries and other necessities that people use often.  Help us fill up the shelves and give our neighbors a better holiday season!  We will collect the items on Oct 23rdOct 30thNov 4th and Nov 13th
 
The 7th and 8th grade contribution will be getting sponsored to walk in the Meals Marathon Halloween Walkathon. Any donation is appreciated, no matter how small.  This money will be used for purchasing needed items not received during the food drive.  We are trying to beat last year's total of $541.  
 

Rice Memorial High School Prospective Parent Luncheon
Consider Rice, northern Vermont's only Catholic, college preparatory high school.  Parents with children of all ages are encouraged to learn more about Rice by attending a Prospective Parent Luncheon on Tuesday, November 4 at 12noon.  Parents will hear from current Rice students, as well as administrators about the value of a Rice education, ultimately answering the question "Why Rice?"  Please RSVP by October 24 by calling Christy Bahrenburg, Director of Enrollment at (802) 862-6521 ext. 235 or emailing her at bahrenburg@rmhsvt.org.  For more information about Rice, go to www.rmhsvt.org/admission
 

Middle School Conferences

To sign up for a middle school conference, click on the "Conference Sign-Up" link located on the left side of the GEMS website.

Fifth Grade:  Conferences will be held in Mr. Demar’s  room in ten minutes sessions from 3:10-7:00.  Please sign up for only one time slot during these sessions.  If you would like to meet with additional core teachers, please call or email them to set up an additional time to meet.  Mr. Demar teaches Math; Miss Mandigo teaches Humanities & Reading;  Mrs. Sarnowicz teaches Humanities and Writing; each teacher teaches Science to their homeroom class.
Monday, October 20th                    Mr. Demar & Mrs. Sarnowicz
Wednesday, October 22nd             Mr. Demar & Miss Mandigo
Thursday, October 23rd                  Miss Mandigo & Mrs. Sarnowicz
 
Sixth Grade:   Conferences will be held in Mr. Toof’s room in 10 minute sessions on October 20th, 21st, and 23rd from 3:00-6:30.  Please sign up for only one time slot during these sessions.  If you would like to meet with additional core teachers, please call or email them to set up an additional time to meet.  Mrs. Hardy teaches Math, Mr. Toof teaches Social Studies, Mr. Whitaker teaches Science; each teacher teaches Language Arts to their homeroom class.
                Monday, October 20th                    Mrs. Hardy & Mr. Whitaker
                Tuesday, October 21st                    Mr. Toof & Mr. Whitaker
                Thursday, October 23rd                  Mrs. Hardy & Mr. Toof 
 
Seventh Grade:   Conferences will be spilt into 2 groups (alphabetical by last name).   If you would like to meet with additional core teachers, please call or email them to set up an additional time to meet.
Monday, October 20th  (students last name starting with A-G)        3:00-7:00     Mrs. Driver & Miss McCreary
Tuesday, October 21st  (students last names starting with A-G)       3:00-5:00    Mrs. Driver & Miss McCreary   
Tuesday, October 21st  (students last names starting with H-Z)        3:30-6:30     Mr. Hardy & Mr. Mahoney
Wednesday, October 22nd  (students last names starting with H-Z)  3:30-6:30     Mr. Hardy & Mr. Mahoney
 
Eighth Grade:    Conferences will be spilt into 2 groups (alphabetical by last name).   If you would like to meet with additional core teachers, please call or email them to set up an additional time to meet.
Monday, October 20th (students last name starting with L-Z)        3:00-5:00    Mr. Hadd & Mrs. O'Brien            
Tuesday, October 21st (students last name starting with A-K)       3:00-6:00    Miss Bove & Mr. King
Thursday, October 23rd  (students last name starting with A-K)     3:00-6:00    Miss Bove & Mr. King    
 Thursday, October 23rd (students last name starting with L-Z)     3:00-7:30    Mr. Hadd & Mrs. O’Brien

 

Updated Lunch menu
There is an updated lunch menu available online, the original menu showed October 24th being a half day of school (it is a full day of school)
 

Tardies and Absences
Pleaes remember to call the GEMS main office if your child/ren will be tardy or absent, even if you have told the classroom teacher.  You can call 524-6358 and leave a message if it is after school hours or on a weekend, or email Corrina at cfavreau@fwsu.org or Aleta at aburns@fwsu.org.  Thank you.