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Grades 3-5 will return for full time in-person learning starting Monday, April 26, which will fully reopen all elementary schools. The K-12 Full Remote program will still be available to families who choose that option. Due to state regulations, Columbia and Goff will remain in the Hybrid Model at this time. The East Greenbush CSD will continue to evaluate options for Columbia and Goff students to receive increased in-person learning at 6 feet social distancing where possible.

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Good Afternoon Genet Families!

Happy Friday to all of you!  Another week is in the books, and the Holiday excitement is definitely in the air at our wonderful school.  Students have been working on art projects for the our door decorating activities that are taking place across the building. Here are a few updates from Genet:

Genet Journal:

Please click here to download this week journal in PDF form: Genet Journal for Friday, December 11, 2020.

Local Author to Read to Genet Students: Wednesday, December 16, 2020 @ 2:00 PM:

Local news personality and author John Gray will be live streamed reading to our students on Wednesday, December 16th starting at 2:00 PM.  Students will be shared a link to join the session with Mr. Gray in their Google Classroom prior to the event starting.  All students were given or will be given a signed copy of Mr. Gray’s story Keller’s Heart.  I look forward to this wonderful event for our students. Students should have their book with them to follow along during the reading.  I want to thank our PTO again for organizing this event and purchasing every student a copy of the book to own and some for our library.

Genet Specials Rotation:

To view next week’s special rotations, please click here: Genet Specials Schedule – Week 4.  This coming week is also a B week.

Genet Spirit Week flyerGenet Spirit Week is Here!

Next week starting on Monday, December 14th –  our school will be showing its spirit with a wonderful event organized by our amazing PTO. I hope your child(ren) will join me in getting into the Holiday Spirit!

  • Monday/Tuesday – Mismatched Day (wear your craziest outfit)
  • Virtual Wednesday – Pajama Day
  • Thursday/Friday – Holiday Hats and Mistle Toes (wear your holiday hats and holiday-themed socks)

ATTENTION 4th and 5th Grade Parents –  Update Regarding Chorus:

As noted within the Genet Journal, the manner in which we provide students Chorus in grades 4 and 5 will be altered slightly to increase the frequency in which students can participate.  Please click here to download a letter from the Music Department regarding changes for next week: Letter to 4th and 5th Grade Families regarding Chorus.  If there are any questions, please feel free to reach out to Mrs. Scolaro.

PTO Fundraiser: Chuck E. Cheese: December 19th, 11am-8pm

While in the past, we have looked forward to this amazingly fun event with our Genet Families, the COVID pandemic has made us rethink this event for this year.  On December 19th, families can help raise monies for our PTO by ordering takeout from Chuck E. Cheese as part of a Socially Distant Winter Winner Land.  Please click here to download the flyer: Chuck E. Cheese Winter Winner-Land School Fundraiser – December 19th 11am-8:00 pm.  If you have any questions regarding the fundraiser, please contact our PTO at genetpto@gmail.com.

Reminder: Pet Supplies/Food Drive Ongoing:

As a reminder to our families, the Genet Student Council has sponsored a Pet Supply/Food Drive in honor or Mr. Gray visiting our students and school.  Anyone who would like to donate can do so by sending in your child(ren) will a donation or dropping off any supplies to the Genet Main Lobby.  Please click here for a flyer that was previously shared digitally and sent home this week with students: Genet Student Council Pet Food and Supply Drive.  Donations will be collected now through Friday, December 18th.

I want to thank you all for your continued support of our amazing school, staff and students.  We are here to support you and together we will continue to achieve great things for our school community!  Happy Hanukkah to any of our families that are celebrating currently and I wish you all the best this weekend and look forward to another stupendous week together with our students.

All the best,

Wayne Grignon
Principal

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