Drive Through Food Pantry – July 29

East Greenbush Central School District families are invited to pickup free boxes of food at a Drive Through Food Pantry on Thursday, July 29 at 9:30 a.m. in front of George Martin Electric at 164 Columbia Turnpike, Rensselaer, NY. If you are driving, stay in your car. If you are walking, please practice social distancing. Masks are optional for fully vaccinated patrons. Distribution will start at 9:30 a.m. and the event will be fully concluded by noon.

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Good Afternoon Genet Families,

Welcome Back and Happy Friday! I hope you and your child(ren) had an enjoyable vacation. I walked around Genet this week and spoke with students about their vacations. Many students were excited and eager to return to Genet, and to be honest, I was happy to see everyone return. The building is a bit dull without the staff and students here!

This week we celebrated the 100th day of school on Thursday, February 25th and Friday, February 26th! Our kindergartners were treated to a visit from “Zero the Hero” who helps reinforce all the important milestones of the school year!

Here are a few updates for everyone looking forward:

The week of March 1, 2021 will be an A Week and the 3rd Week in our Specials Rotations for Genet.

Kindergarten to return 5 days a week – March 1, 2021
Next week, the Kindergarten team and I are excited to welcome back our kindergarten students five days a week. As outlined in my previous communication to Kindergarten Families, our classes will eat lunch in their classrooms on Wednesday, March 3 as the GCC Wednesday program will be at Genet. The Genet kitchen has provided me with the lunch menu for the day for your review:

  • Bologna and cheese sandwich with Sun Chips
  • Chicken Salad with Breadstick
  • PBJ
  • Yogurt

Side Choices:

  • Carrots
  • Macaroni Salad
  • Fruit Cup

Your child may select one of the numbered options above if they would like to buy lunch on that day.

March 3rd will be the only day that our students will eat lunch in their classrooms. With the change of the hybrid model for the week of March 8, 2021, the GCC program on Wednesday will be moved to St. Mary’s Church so Genet will have its cafeteria for all students that attend on Wednesday.

Please feel free to reach out to me with any questions or concerns

Soup-er Bowl Can Drive
Our “Soup-er” Bowl can drive was a huge success! Thank you to all our students and families who helped! I am happy to announce Mrs. VanSkiver’s Class collected a total of 152 cans of soup just edging out Mrs. Chieco’s class who collected 137 cans of soup.

A total of 1,263 cans of soup and 121 other miscellaneous food items were collected. Great job everyone! The Student Council thanks you for your generosity.

Ronald McDonald House Read-a-thon
We have received word from the Ronald McDonald House regarding Genet’s participation in the Read-a-thon. They have informed us that they are continuing to tabulate all the incoming slips and forms, but Genet has met their goal again this year! I am so proud of all of our students for their hard work and commitment to reading!

One of the most important factors in determining student success is a student’s attendance at school. When students are frequently absent, they miss out on important activities, learning opportunities and student-teacher interactions that take place in the classroom. This can also have an impact on student learning when students are habitually tardy (coming in late or leaving early) to school. Please also remember to send your children) in with a note upon their return to Genet. We look forward to a continued year of success working together and watching your child(ren) grow!

I sincerely hope you all have a great start to the month of March! Thank you for your continued support of Genet.


Wayne Grignon

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