News From Across GMRSD

I hope you all had a nice extra hour of sleep yesterday, and are ready for the big snow this weekend. We’re hoping that we’ll be able to break the sleds out again next week.   Please remember two important pieces of information about next week. Monday is Martin Luther King Jr. Day, and we will not have school. Friday was originally slated to be a day off for Turn Around Day. However, due to not having power one day in the fall, we will be having a half day of school on Friday, 1/24/20.  We have started having our School Council meetings again this year, and are fortunate...
Hillcrest Elementary School Friday News January 17, 2020 Dear Hillcrest Families, On Monday, January 20th, there is no school in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.  Often, when people talk about Dr. King, they refer to his inspirational speech at the Lincoln Memorial, which featured the famous phrase, “I Have a Dream.”  Dr. King gave many incredible speeches during his short lifetime and his words have inspired many people all over the world to take action and to stand up for social justice.  Here at Hillcrest, we are supporting our students to take...
Superintendent Screening Committee The Gill-Montague Regional School Committee is seeking members for a screening committee to assist in the search for a new superintendent. This committee will be responsible for reviewing applications, interviewing semi-finalists, and determining finalist candidates to be interviewed by the School Committee. Members are sought from each of these constituent groups: - two students - three parents or guardians of students in the district - three community members or civic leaders from Gill, Montague, or Erving - one principal - one central...
Principal Newsletter for January 16, 2020   Monday, January 20, there is no school in celebration of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.  School will reopen on Tuesday, January 21st. We have our Winter Band/Art Show on Wednesday, January 22 starting at 7:00 pm in the auditorium and hallways. Students are only allowed to play in the snow if they have both boots and snow pants on.  This is to ensure they stay dry. There is no throwing of snow, for the safety of others. When the air and wind temperature combined are 20 degrees and warmer, students are outside...
Hillcrest Elementary School Friday News January 10, 2020 Dear Hillcrest Families, Brr!! These past few days have been especially chilly!  This time of year, the weather often pushes us to be more creative in our approaches to recess.  On Tuesday and Wednesday, the incredibly slippery combination of residual ice and fresh snow on the kindergarten and first grade playgrounds meant that we had to seek out an alternative location for recess. (Fortunately, our preschool playground was ice-free.)  Instead of using the playground, our kindergarten and first...
With the Cold and Flu season upon us, please remember the following: Please keep your child home if they have the following: • Fever of 100’ or higher.  • Vomiting or diarrhea.        • Coughing excessively.     • Strep throat.   *Your child must be treated with antibiotics for 24 hours before returning to school. • Eye symptoms such as redness, discharge, itching, etc.   *Your child should be evaluated by a medical provider to           rule out “pink eye”. If it is a...

Pages