Thank you once again to the GES PTA for another AWESOME Trunk or Treat event! A special thanks to our community supporters: Sal and staff from Bella Sicilia for the slide donation and the pizza, DJ Austin Prime, Dr. Sarah Wilmer,DDS & staff, balloon artist Jennifer Breeden, Mrs. Martinez, Kona Ice , Joy Eades from State Farm Agency and the GES PTA Trunk or Treat Committee: Nakon Savon Lucy, Traci Parrish, Tanya McGraw, Demi Grant, Samantha White and Stephen Page.
Today, the VA Repertory Theater, will be performing their award winning play, Hugs and Kisses, that will educate students on good touch, bad touch and secret touch. The play will begin at 1:30 P.M. Please feel free to join us!
Thank you GES PTA!!
As part of our commitment to the safety of our students here at Goochland Elementary School, we have once again invited Theatre IV to present their play, Hugs & Kisses. Students will enjoy the performance today, Tuesday October 18th.
This enjoyable, award-winning, musical is co-produced by Theatre IV, the Virginia Department of Social Services and Prevent Child Abuse of Virginia. It has been presented in schools all over the state for twenty-five years.
This play is designed for children in grades K – 5 and introduces the concepts of good touch, bad touch and secret touch, in a sensitive and age appropriate manner. Children are encouraged to seek out and tell trusted adults, such as parents and teachers, whenever they feel there is a dangerous or harmful situation.
The characters in the play include Hugs, the dog, Judy, the new girl in the neighborhood, and friends, Mike, Al, and Betsy. Judy has been hurt by someone and does not know what to do. With the help of her friends, she learns the difference between good touch, bad touch and secret touch and finds the courage to tell her teacher. The story ends with the real actors talking to the audience about personal safety.
If you would like more information about the play, or child safety, contact your guidance department at the school or visit the Theatre IV website at: www.TheatreIV.org.
October 19th is Unity Day! Please wear orange to school and join us as we Unite Against Bullying
The Great Shake Out will be held on October 20th. This is when we will practice our earthquake drill.
On Thursday, October 20th, we will have a 7 Habits movie night for parents. Please come and see what all the fuss is about. You will have an opportunity to have fun and learn about the 7 Habits.
Learn To Swim at the YMCA begins for second grade on October 21st.
Don’t forget Trunk-or-Treat is on October 22nd! Please plan to attend this amazing family event!
The Lion Pride 5 k is on November 5th. Please get signed up today!
The students in the classroom that has the MOST REGISTRANTS BY 10/22 will ALL win a drawstring bag AND a special bag for the teacher as well! You can register online www.runsignup.com/lionpride5k or by paper.
Arghhh, me Mateys! Be sure to save the dates for the Fall Book Fair. The fair will set sail on November 11th with Preview Day and sail on through the week of November 14th – 18th. Keep your eye out for Volunteer information! We need all hands on deck!
Important October Dates
10/5 Work Out Wednesday
10/6 Child Check 3:00pm-6:00 pm
10/7 Child Check 9:00 am-2:00 am/First Grade goes to the Zoo
10/12 Work Out Wednesday
10/14 Second Grade goes to Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens
10/17 Student Holiday
10/19 Unite Against Bullying-Wear Orange/Work Out Wednesday
10/20 The Great Shake Out/ The 7 Habits Family Night 6- 7 pm.
10/21 Second Grade Goes Swimming
10/24 Special Education Advisory Committee at 6:00 at the School Board Office/Report Cards go Home
10/25 Mix it up at Lunch
10/26 Work Out Wednesday/Covey Clubs Meet at 2:00
10/27 Pastries with the Principal 9:30
10/28 Second Grade Goes Swimming
10/31 Fifth Grade goes to Maggie Walker
Sneak Peek into November:
11/3 GES Parent Teacher Conferences 3:30-7
11/4 Make Up Picture Day
11/5 Lion Pride 5K
11/4 Make Up Picture Day
The Goochland community now has its very own Community Care App, which provides quick and easy access to a variety of information regarding mental health services, parent support, crisis services, and other resources available nearby. You can download this app for free on both Apple and Android devices. Please see this flyer for further information and share with others you think may benefit from this resource.