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Principal's News

From the Desk of Mr. Norman...

December 2019

Dear Parents and Guardians:

This is the time of year I tend to reflect on the many blessings in my life. I am grateful for the opportunity to serve as your school leader and look forward to our continued success as a school community. Hopefully you too will find some time to reflect and be reminded of how fortunate we are to be partners in nurturing and educating young minds. From my family to yours, have a peaceful and safe holiday season!

Now that we are beginning our winter months please plan accordingly for school closings and delays. In the event of snow, please check the Lakeland Central School District website, along with tuning into WHUD for closings and delays. 

We would like to welcome Mr. Matthew Schiff as our new Physical Education teacher. Mr. Schiff will be replacing Mrs. Rebecca Disisto-Leslie whom was recently appointed as the Assistant Athletic Director for the Lakeland Central School District. Mr. Schiff has over eight years of teaching experience and brings with him a wealth of knowledge in the field of Physical Education. His first day of teaching at George Washington will be on December 9, 2019. Please take the time to meet Mr. Schiff and welcome him to the G.W. community.

The George Washington School Chorus has been working diligently and enthusiastically for the upcoming Winter Concert.  The concert is scheduled for 7:00 P.M. on Thursday, December 5th.  It will take place at Walter Panas High School.  All performers should arrive at 6:30p.m. Neat, nice, and festive attire has been requested for this performance.  We look forward to sharing the spirit of the season with you.

Please remember that no child should be dropped off at school prior to 8:20 a.m. unless he/she is involved in the breakfast club, before school activities, chorus, band, or orchestra rehearsal. Also, when visiting George Washington Elementary School, all visitors must sign-in at the main office with the security aide and wear a visitor tag before proceeding to their destination.  All doors are locked during school hours, therefore everybody must come through the main lobby entrance during the school day. 

Please remember that the safety of the children continues to be our top priority at George Washington Elementary School. No cars are allowed in the bus lane and everyone must cross the bus lane through the designated crosswalk only. All visitors must continue to sign-in at the main office and wear a visitor’s tag before proceeding to their destination.  All doors are locked during school hours therefore everybody must come through the vestibule entrance during the school day. 

Once again, thank you for your continued support.