What an exciting week here at GMS. We began the week with our Relay Recess to support the American Cancer Society. It was a beautiful day for the event and we thank Mrs. Quimby and her many volunteers who pulled this important event together. In the end we raised $10,538.40!!! This makes us the highest fundraising team for the Greater Manchester/Concord Relay for Life! Way to go GMS!!!
A Reminder that we have switched to electronic report cards. On the last day of school, students will come home with an envelope containing iReady results, NH SAS results (3rd & 4th Grade), and a letter. That letter will contain the information you need to access the report card as well as the name of their teacher for next year. On the last day of school, we will have a step up day, where your child will get to go and spend some time in their classroom for next year, meet their teacher, and see who their classmates will be.
It is hard to believe that this is the last newsletter of the 21-22 school year. This year hasn't always been easy, but it has been rewarding. We have seen your children grow, shine, and thrive. Creativity has flourished as challenges were presented. It has been an honor to work with the students, families, staff, and community that make GMS and Litchfield the greatest communities in NH. We end the year with the question that started this journey and kept us moving forward: Now What???
Be Well, Be Curious,
Dan Mitchell, Principal
Maura Clinton-Jones, Assistant Principal
June 13, 2022
Fourth Grade Celebrations
June 14, 2022
June 16, 2022
Last Day of School - Early Dismissal - Dismissals begin at 11:50 Exact group times coming next week
At this time we are reporting 2 positive cases within our school community. To track daily numbers you can always check HERE where the district lists our daily impact. Additional information about updated protocols will be coming soon from the Superintendent's Office.
Over the next year, the Litchfield School District will be undertaking several significant projects related to our school facilities. As announced last week, we are developing email lists that are specifically targeted to the project in each school. We have close to 300 people who have signed up to receive these newsletters, and the first version of each newsletter will be emailed next week.
Depending on your interests, you may opt in to receive periodic communications about the GMS project, the LMS project, the CHS project, or any combination. We will endeavor not to flood your inbox, but provide brief regular updates when we have important information to share, or to notify you of public meetings and presentations over the summer and into the 2022-2023 school year.
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Be well, Mike
Superintendent of Schools
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Note from the Cutler Library:
Summer Reading is happening at the Cutler Library! From June 21nd – July 30th We have exciting FUN & FREE events for kids ages 0-12 including storytimes, and STEAM & Arts! And Wildlife Encounters will be back with 7 new animals to meet. All of this will be happening under the tent on the Library lawn. Earn prizes and treats just for reading: ice cream, pizza and more! Plus there are weekly drawings like Cowbungas and Altitude Trampoline Park!!!!
Registration begins June 7th
Contact Alexis Britton, Children’s Librarian, at email@example.com about registration and more information. See the brochure attached.
Please register your child as early as possible. It is very important for our planning for appropriate class sizes and staffing needs. To attend Kindergarten, your child must be 5 years old on or before September 31, 2022.
1) After you complete and submit the preregistration information, it will need to be verified. Once verified, an email with further instructions will be sent to the address included in the preregistration. If you don’t receive the email within 3 school days, please check your spam or junk mail.
2) Follow the instructions from this email and complete the information on several additional registration forms.
3.) Bring Proof of Residence, an Original Birth Certificate, Proof of immunizations and a recent physical to the school. These items will be photocopied and your original paperwork returned to you. A list of acceptable items can be found here: Required Documents .Registration is not complete until all forms and documents have been verified. You will be notified via the email you provide when registering if there is missing or additional information needed.
Children who already attend Griffin Memorial do not need to re-register for the next school year.
Powerschool Parent Portal
As part of Powerschool, you are able to access the Parent Portal in the Unified Classroom feature of this system. Please follow the link below to set up you parent portal account. Please contact the main office if you have an issues creating an account.
The GMS office now has a dedicated email address to use to report your child tardy or absent: GMSabsences@litchfieldsd.org. You can also find it on the Griffin Memorial School homepage, on the top, left side under “ABSENCES”.
When you send an email please include the following information:
*Child’s first and last name
*Reason for absence
If you would prefer to leave a voicemail message when your child is absent or tardy you are still welcome to call 424-5931 and then hit “2” when you hear the automated message. Please remember to include the above information in the voice message.
Please note that when you email or leave a voice message saying that your child “will be out” then the absence is recorded as unexcused. Please tell us the reason for the absence so it is documented correctly.