GES PTA Auction and dinner is next Friday February 28th! Don’t forget to pre-order your dinner tickets, we want to be sure to have enough food for all attending. Tickets can be purchased at http://www.goochlandpta.com
This year the live auction will feature special “Day in the life” such as Principal for the Day, Art Teacher for the Day, Librarian for the Day, and Police ride to school, plus many more unique experiences – need to be there to win!
Grade Level basket donations are still being collected. Grade themes are as follows:
PreK – Pet lovers
Kindergarten – Arts and Crafts
First – Game Time
Second – Movie Night
Third – Chocolate Lovers
Fourth – Fun in the Sun
Fifth – Grow a Garden
Please be sure to get donations into the school by Monday, February 24th. We appreciate all your help and the grade basket that brings in the most money will get a popsicle party.
Spring 2020 Silent Auction and Family Dinner
Friday, February 28th, 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM
Goochland Elementary School, 3150 River Rd W, Goochland, VA 23063, USA
Join your GES family for an evening of fantastic food, fun and maybe a bit of friendly competition!
Celebrate Read Across America Week
Family Reading Night
Thursday, March 5th , 6:30 – 7:30 pm
5th Grade Families,
The transition from elementary school to middle school is such an exciting time and I look forward to going through the process with you. To help ensure a smooth transition, I will be working closely with Linsey Schumacher, the 6th grade school counselor at Goochland Middle School throughout the recommendation process this spring. I hope that you were able to attend the GMS Curriculum night on February 4th to better understand the middle school schedule, class options and to walk around the building. On February 3rd your child had the opportunity to meet Ms. Schumacher during an information session at GES, where we invited three former GES students to tell our 5th graders all about middle school! Starting on February 10th, I began meeting with 5th grade students individually to review the elective choices and together, your child and I have ranked their elective preferences. You will notice that we completed this form in pencil, to allow any changes to be made at home with you. I enjoyed having this time to check-in with each student and to answer any lingering questions! Your student’s blue elective sheet needs to be reviewed, signed and returned to me by Thursday, February 20th. It is important that we receive this sheet back on time to send to the middle school, to ensure that your child’s preferences are known. As crazy as it sounds scheduling for the 2020-2021 school year is already underway! Looking ahead, your child’s core class recommendations (Math, English, Science and History) and their elective choices will be sent home for your review and approval once all paperwork has been returned and entered into the system, so keep an eye out for that information to be coming home in March! Please see below for “Commonly Asked Questions” about electives. Additionally, please do not hesitate to contact me with any further questions! Beth Curfman School Counselor firstname.lastname@example.org (804)556-5321
Commonly Asked Questions What are electives? Electives are courses that the student is able to choose based on personal interest. Most students will have one elective class; however, some may have up to three depending on their schedule. The description of electives cane be found in the GMS Course Guide. Course Guide: https://sites.google.com/glnd.k12.va.us/course-guide/home Why do some students have more electives than others? The number of electives a student takes is based on their personal schedule. For example, if a student is in everyday Math and everyday English they will have one elective slot available. If a student has either everyday Math or everyday English, they will have additional elective class. If a student has every other day Math and English classes, they will have a total of three elective blocks available. How long do elective classes last? There are some electives that take place all year, some that are only a semester (2 nine weeks), and then the “S.T.E.A.M” takes all year but has 4 sections that each last 9 weeks. You will see this indicated on the blue elective sheet. Who can take Spanish or French? Language classes are a higher-level course and receive a high school credit (meaning that they will be on a student’s high school transcript). To consider a student for Spanish or French the student must exhibit a strong understanding of the English language and the ability to take on a higher-level course. Students in all Honors can take a language and students with a mixture of Advanced/Honors classes will be considered. When will I know what core classes my student has been recommended for? Recommendations are being worked on by your child’s teacher and will be sent home soon! What do we do with this blue elective sheet? Electives are ranked 1-6, with 1 being the elective your student wants the most and 6 being the elective he or she wants the least. This sheet needs to be returned by Thursday, February 20th to Ms. Curfman