Pre-K Applications

The East Greenbush Central School District is now accepting applications for its 2023-24 Pre-K Program for eligible 4-year-old students. All applicants will be entered into a lottery, which will be held Monday, April 17, 2023 at 6:00 p.m. in the Genet Elementary School auditorium. The deadline for applications is Friday, March 31, 2023.

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Good Afternoon Genet Families!

Happy Friday to all of you.  I hope this e-mail finds you all doing well.  I am writing to share with you this week’s Genet Journal and a few other updates including information regarding our Halloween festivities.  Please take a moment and review all information below:

Genet Journal:

Please click the hyperlink to view this week’s Genet Journal: Genet Journal for Friday, October 15, 2021.

Genet PTO Newsletter:

Please click the hyperlink to download a copy of the PTO Newsletter: Genet PTO October Newsletter.

Genet School Pictures – 10.19.21:

Tuesday, October 19th is Genet School Picture Day! Materials regarding picture day through Adirondack Photos was shared last week (and a flyer was also sent home with students). Families can order packages online if they choose. All information can be found by clicking this hyperlink: Genet Picture Day Ordering Form.

Genet Movie Night – 10.22.21

On Friday, October 22, 2021 the Genet PTO is sponsoring a Movie Night for families.  A flyer went home with students this week.  The movie night will be streamed for families that are interested to participate virtually.  Families will need their child’s login information to access the live stream.  Please click here to download the movie flyer: Genet Movie Night 10.22.21.

Scholastic Book Fair:

Beginning on Monday, October 18th and running through Friday, October 22nd, Genet is excited to welcome the Scholastic Book Fair!  Flyers were sent home last week with students and during library this week, students were given a sneak peak at some of the titles that will be offered.

Here is the schedule for when classes will visit the book fair: Genet Book Fair Schedule October 18th – 22nd.

If families are interested in creating an e-wallet to put money in for their child(ren) please view the accompanying link to a video: Short Video Reading eWallet.

Students, sometimes, share with families books they have seen in the “sneak peak” videos and cannot remember the information they viewed.  To help, please click on one of the following links to be taken to the book trailers for grade levels:

Lastly, this year the PTO worked hard on creating an opportunity for families to donate to teachers to purchase new literature for their classrooms.  If you are interested, please click the hyperlink to download a letter from the PTO: PTO Letter to Genet Families regarding teacher eWallets

Halloween Update:

Families, today your child(ren) was sent home with a letter regarding Genet’s Halloween Parade.  I am also sharing it here in .pdf format: Genet’s Halloween Celebration 2021.  Please take a moment and read this letter as it contains a lot of important information.

As we anticipate families wishing to take their child(ren) home after the parade, we are looking to get a better handle on how many students will be leaving after the parade.  I please ask that families who are planning on taking their child(ren) home after the parade, please complete a google form.  Please complete a google form for each of your children.  At the completion of the Halloween Parade, families will need to come to the main lobby to sign-out their child(ren) with a member of the Genet Team.  As the parade will be taking place at 2:00 PM and regular dismissal begins at 3:05, I kindly ask that you pick up your child(ren) after the parade to ensure we do not impact regular dismissal.

Please click the hyperlink for the form to indicate your are taking your child(ren) after the parade: Halloween Early Pick-Up List.

Thanksgiving Meal Baskets:

CoNSERNS-U is looking to provide Thanksgiving Meal Baskets to families in need.  Attached is a flyer for those interested: Thanksgiving Meal Baskets.

Winter Coat Drive:

CoNSERNS-U is looking provide winter coats to families in need.  If interested, please see the flyer attached:   Winter Coats for Kids

Emergency Dismissal Day – November 10th 

This week your child(ren) should have come home with a letter from our Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction regarding our Emergency Preparedness Drill coming in November.  If you have missed it, I have attached it here for you: Emergency Preparedness Drill Letter.  Please take a moment and review the letter.  If you have any questions, please contact the main office at 518-207-2681.

Thank you for your continued support of Genet!  I wish you all the best this weekend and next week!


Wayne Grignon

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