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Good Afternoon Genet Families!

I hope you are having a good close to your week.  A lot of excitement at Genet this week with the upcoming Super Bowl and Valentine’s Day!

This week will be an “A” week for specials.

Here is this week’s Genet Journal and other updates (it is a bit longer than usual, but packed with a lot of information for families.

Genet Journal:

Here is this week’s Genet Journal with this month’s PTO Newsletter:  Genet Journal for Friday, February 11, 2022.

Genet Movie Night – Friday, February 11, 2022

The Genet PTO is sponsoring another Genet Movie tonight in the school auditorium. The movie will be Disney’s “Encanto.” The movie will also be live streamed for families that would like to participate virtually. Please click here to download the flyer: Genet Family Movie Night – Friday, February 11, 2022.  If you have any questions, please contact our PTO by e-mailing them at

If you are participating virtually, your child will need their login information to access the live stream. The live stream link will begin at 6:35 PM. Here is the link for this evening: Genet Movie Night Live Stream Link.

Genet Guptill’s Skating Event:

Our first skating event was very well attended so our PTO is scheduling a second event for our families. The next event is scheduled for Sunday, March 6, 2022 from 1:00 – 4:00 PM. A flyer was sent home with your child this week and I have attached it for your review here: Genet Guptill’s Skating Event Flyer – March 6, 2022.

5th Grade Baby Photos Request:

The PTO is offering families the opportunity, for $5 dollars, a family can put a baby photo and message for your graduating 5th grader in the Genet yearbook! Please Note: Deadline is March 4th!

You can access the flyer by clicking the following hyperlink: 5th Grade Baby Jaguars Flyer.

Genet’s Explore and Grow Program:

A special thank you and shout out to our PTO for organizing our Explore and Grow Program. Another thank you goes out to all of our volunteers for their time and dedication to these afterschool activities for our students. You can read a writeup about the program on our EGCSD website (Click here to be taken to the website) .

Free COVID Test Kits Available:

This week the district e-mailed families that the district is continuing to distribute free COVID kits to families. You can find this story on our EGCSD homepage or click the following link to signup if you would like additional kits: Free COVID Test Kits Available.  If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to reach out to either your child(ren)’s teacher, the Genet Main Office, our school nurse or myself.


As a reminder to our school community, we strive to get our students outdoors as much as possible, especially during recess. This does require that students will need their appropriate outdoor attire for the cold weather. Please remember to send your child to school with the necessary clothing for outdoor recess. Warm jackets, hats, gloves and snow boots/appropriate footwear is required.

Each morning we review the local weather and make a determination if the air temperature outside with the wind chill is safe for our students to go outside. We notify students and staff if we are going out for recess prior to lunch. If the air temperature feels like 20 degrees or higher (with the wind chill) we take our students outside. If the air temperature is below 20 degrees, students will have indoor recess in their classrooms.

East Greenbush-Castleton Youth Baseball League Information:

The East Greenbush-Castleton Youth Baseball League is excited to announce registration is currently open for the 2022 season. If you missed this communication, you can find the registration information by clicking the hyperlink: Registration Information.

Columbia Lacrosse Club:

If you are interested in the Columbia Lacrosse Club, please click here to download an informational flyer: Columbia Lacrosse Club.

Thank you for your continued support of Genet Elementary School. We could not do what we do without our families! I wish you all the best this coming week!


Wayne Grignon

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