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Principal's News

From the Desk of Mr. Norman...

Dear Parents and Guardians:

First and foremost, may each of you have a peaceful and safe holiday! 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 back Trish Camia-Cass from her maternity leave. We are happy to have her back after the birth of her baby girl. We have also welcomed new Head Custodian Tim Walsh, who comes to us with 26 years of experience in the district. We are looking forward to having Mr. Walsh as part of our community.

This past month, I had the pleasure of presenting to the Board of Education for the monthly Business Meeting at our school.  I introduced our new initiative, The GW Learning Series. This series has focused on diversity, self-awareness and respect. Please stay tuned for the debut of our two upcoming videos, as well as many more that we will be producing.

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 Wednesday, December 6th.  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 join our school's PTA in order to show support for the GW school community. Meetings run on the first Monday of every month and we would love to have more families join. Additionally, the Holiday Boutique will take place for the students Monday, December 11th- Wednesday, December 12th. Please remember to go to when making Amazon purchases in order to support our school's PTA.

Please remember that no child should be dropped off at school prior to 8:20 a.m. unless he/she is involved in breakfast program, before school activities, chorus, band, or orchestra rehearsal.

When visiting George Washington Elementary School, all visitors must sign-in at the main office with Ms. Rosario-Perez 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.

Thank you.

Tracy Norman