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Dear Genet Families!

Welcome to the new school year!  We have had a wonderful and exhilarating first few days together.  I am very excited to welcome all of our new families to Genet and reacquaint with current ones.   For our new families, my name is Wayne Grignon and I am the Principal of Genet.  My family and I live in Mechanicville and have five children – the youngest being twin girls who are in Pre-K 4 this year (picture below on their first day).

This year we are also welcoming new staff at school.  I would like to welcome and introduce to the Genet Community:

  • Andrea Lubbers – Band
  • Aimee Kot – Teaching Assistant
  • Jayne Scanni – Teaching Assistant
  • Maria Fernandez – Monitor
  • Lawrence Perez – Music
  • Noah Vice –  Physical Education
  • Zachary Kuhn – Physical Education
  • Alyssa Petranzink – Pre-K
  • Amanda Hoffmeister – Pre-K Teaching Assistant
  • Gianna Di Gregorio –  Social Worker
  • Samantha Wagner – Special Education Teacher

The Genet Team and I are excited to welcome all these new staff members to our school community and look forward to working with our students and families!

This year we look to continue to build upon the successes from last year while focusing on addressing learning needs for all students and, with the PTO and your support, continuing with Genet traditions that our students love and enjoy. Together we will continue to work collaboratively as a School and Community to make this year the best we can for our students; because they deserve the best.   The staff and I are eager to work with you to make this a happy, fun-filled year of meaningful learning experiences for your child.  My door is always open to our families!  I look forward to a wonderful school year together!I wish you all the best this weekend and look forward to next week together at Genet!


Wayne Grignon

Genet Ice Cream Social

The Genet PTO, with the generous support of Stewart’s Shops, is holding our annual Welcome Back Ice Cream Social!  This event will take place in the Genet Courtyard and all are welcome to attend and we welcome our new Pre-K families to attend as well!  Come have a delicious treat, see old friends, make new ones and have a great evening as a Genet community!

Be ON THE LOOKOUT: Student Verification Forms

This week students received a blue sheet of paper which is the student verification information.  It is important that this form be returned to Genet as soon as possible!  Please make sure the following information is correct:

  • Approved person(s) to pick up child/children
  • Updated Phone Numbers
  • Updated Email Addresses
  • Emergency Contacts and Phone Numbers
  • Please indicated at the bottom of the form Web/News Permission – You must circle Yes or No
  • Please remember to sign the form at the bottom when you return it 🙂

Updates from the Physical Education Office by Mr. Leyhane and Mr. Vice:

Our refinished new gym floor and updated logo and painting has really brought a new level of excitement within the Genet Gym!  We are working rules for the gym with our students so they are aware of expectations and then we will begin our Soccer Unit where there will be a focus on skill development and some games played.

Tomorrow there will be information regarding the Genet Running Club that will be open to students in Grades 3-5. Students can sign-up to participate.  Running Club will be held on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.  Students will need to be dropped off at Romer Field (Off of Elliot Road) on Running Club Days.  Attached to this post is the permission slip for Genet ‘s Jaguar Running Club Informational Form.  A hard copy will be sent home with students on Monday, September 12th.

Updates from the Genet Health Office by Mrs. Condo: 

As a reminder to families, New York State law requires physical exams for all Pre-K, Kindergarten, 1st, 3rd, 5th and newly entering students at the elementary level.  This examination must be/have been completed within one calendar year of entering school.  Physical exams will be accepted if they were completed on or after September 6, 2021.  The physical must be completed on the attached approved NYS form which I have attached to this post.  If there are any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Mrs. Condo at

Girl Scouts Information:

For families that interested, I have attached a flyer with information regarding Girl Scouts for students that are zoned for Genet or Green Meadow.  There will be an informational Open House on Tuesday, September 27th.  Please see the attached flyer for more information!

Free or Reduced Lunch Information:

Families that are looking for assistance for free meals or reduced priced meal can look for additional information on our website by clicking here: East Greenbush Food Services Information. Towards the bottom of the webpage, you will find information regarding free and reduced meals from our Food Service Director Colleen Wise.  There is also an application form that you can download at home, fill out and return back to your child’s teacher.  If you would like a hard copy sent home, please call the Main Office or contact your child’s teacher.

Breakfast and Lunch Menus for Genet Elementary and the Pre-K Program:

Please click the following hyperlinks to be taken to this month’s breakfast options for September:

Please click the following hyperlinks to be taken to this month’s lunch menus for September:

Announcements and ShoutOuts!

Pre-K starts on Monday September 12th at Genet!  We are excited to welcome our 18 Pre-K students to Genet!

I want to give a shoutout to the Genet Team for making the first week for our students a memorable one  We look forward to working with you this coming school year!

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