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Good Afternoon Genet Families!

I hope this finds you all doing well on this windy Friday afternoon! I am writing to share this week’s Genet Journal and several other updates:

Genet Journal:

Please click the hyperlink to download this week’s Genet Journal.

Genet Specials Rotation:

The week of May 3, 2021 will be an “A” week for special and will be the first week of our five week specials rotation.  Please click the hyperlink to download this coming week’s special schedule: Genet Weekly Specials Rotation for Week 1 – May 3rd, 2021.


This year, we will be holding a Buy One, Get One Scholastic Book Fair for our students. This will take place the week of May 10th – May 14th. Flyers will come home next week for families with your child(ren). I look forward to working with our PTO and our school librarian on providing this experience and opportunity for our students. Students will go to the book fair during their scheduled Library Time. Attached is a schedule for you to review during the book fair and payment options: Genet Spring Book Fair Schedule.

For our families that have students on full remote and would like to participate, we have designated an evening for you to attend on Wednesday, May 12th with your students from 3:30 – 5:30 PM. The book fair will be located in the Main Lobby of Genet.

If you have any questions regarding the book fair, please feel free to email Mrs. Garno or our PTO by emailing

Farm to Families Food Distribution:

Our Capital District YMCA will be hosting two food distribution events in the month of May in Rensselaer County. We will be holding an event on Monday, May 3 and Monday, May 24 at our Troy YMCA just off Hoosick Street. Attached is a flyer that you can download and review: Troy YMCA Farm to Table Flyer.

Genet PTO Fundraiser for Pampered Chef – LAST CALL:

The Genet PTO’s fundraiser for Pampered Chef will end tonight at 11:59 PM! If you are interested in making a purchase, here is the link to order: Proceeds will go to support 5th Grade Graduation. Any questions, please e-mail Erin Plonka at

5th Grade Visit to Goff Middle School:

On Wednesday, May 26, 2021 our 5th graders will take a field trip to Howard L. Goff Middle School at 9:15 AM. Permission slips will be coming home next week for parents to sign so they may attend. Students will receive a tour of the building by Goff Administration, teachers and guidance counselors. They will also have a presentation that will highlight the transition from 5th to 6th grade and outline how it will be different from their elementary school.

Remote students in 5th grade will also be able to attend on that day at the same time. Parents can drop their child off at the main entrance for Goff Middle School and be picked up 1 hour later.

If you have any questions regarding this, please do not hesitate to contact your child’s teacher, Goff Middle School or myself.

I wish you all the best this weekend and next week. Please make sure to review this week’s Genet Journal as there is a lot of important information within it. Thank you for your continued support of our amazing school!


Wayne Grignon