News From Across GMRSD

  Hillcrest Elementary School Friday News April 1, 2022 Dear Hillcrest Families,   April has arrived and brought along some April showers this morning!  In addition to being known as a rainy month, April is also National Poetry Month.  At Hillcrest, I like to celebrate National Poetry Month by sharing short poems with our students as part of the Morning Message that I post in our All Purpose Room.  During the month of April, I will share one or two poems each week.  Be sure to ask your Hillcrest student about this!   A few...
  Please join us for Kindergarten Information Night Wednesday, April 6, 2022 5:30 - 6:30   Hillcrest Elementary School 30 Griswold Street, Turners Falls, MA    We look forward to meeting incoming kindergarten children and their families. Please come to meet our kindergarten staff, learn about our kindergarten curriculum, and complete kindergarten registration paperwork.  To register for kindergarten at Hillcrest, children must be residents of Montague and turn five years old BEFORE September 1, 2022. In addition to registering at...
NEXT Week’s School Calendar April 6th:  Half day  12:00 dismissal WEDNESDAY SPIRIT DAY WEAR:  Sports Day New Staff Member: Welcome Nurse, Billie Gammell to our health room.  Mrs.Gammell has had three years of school nursing.  Prior, she was a critical care nurse in a hospital setting.  Mrs Gammell has been working closely with our talented substitutes and nurse leader as she gets to know not only the systems but students of Sheffield.  Clothing Drive:  March 28-April 8th Sponsored by GFMS 8th  grade.  Clothes...
Report Cards Report cards and progress notes are being sent home in backpacks today.  What a great time to review the successes with your child(ren) and the effort they are putting into their “work” day.  Double report cards were also mailed today. NEXT Week’s School Calendar Full week with no early dismissals Are you  going to the play tonight? The Turners Falls high school is putting on the musical Mary Poppins tonight, March 25 and Saturday March 26 both evenings starting at 7:00 pm.  Sunday, March 27 is a 2:00 pm showing....
March 25, 2022, Newsletter Dates to Remember: March 25- Report Cards and Progress Notes March 29-MCAS Begins- see enclosed calendar March 30- Kindergarten Registration and Open House- 5:30 p.m. April 5- PTO Meeting April 6- Half Day- Dismissal at 11:50 April 18-22- Spring Break April 25-29- Sixth Grade Nature’s Classroom Trip Dear Gill Community, Second Term Report Cards went home today in backpacks! Parents are encouraged to process the information contained within and focus, most importantly, on the positive. Although it is essential to address areas of...
  Hillcrest Elementary School Friday News March 25,  2022 Dear Hillcrest Families, This was our first week in our Mask Optional model and I am pleased to report that our students have been so kind, polite and respectful regarding each person’s mask-wearing decisions. Thank you for your support in encouraging a community of care and respect. A few important news items: With our Mask Optional model, we’ve noticed a significant increase in students exploring their noses and mouths with fingers, pencils, markers, etc.  We have been providing lots of...

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