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Patches’ Press - Monday, May 22

GFS PTA Weekly Update

What’s Happening This Week

*May 24 - 3rd Grade Hoedown 

*May 25 - Guest Author, Kate Messner, to visit GFS 

*May 26 - Field Day!


Upcoming Dates

*May 29 - No School, Memorial Day

*May 31 - 5th Grade Band Concert @ 7 pm

*June 2 -Photos for end of year slideshow due 

*June 7 - 4th & 5th Grade Chorus & Orchestra Concert @ 7 pm

*June 7 - SchoolKidz supply order due for 2023-24
*June 13 - GFS PTA General Board Meeting @ 2:30 pm

*June 15 - 5th Grade Moving Up Ceremony @ 2:00 pm

*June 16 - Last Day of School - Early Dismissal @ 1:30 pm

*Mark your calendars… Click HERE to view Upcoming Events & click HERE for a list of  School Spirit Days


Looking to get involved at GFS next year? We are looking for volunteers for the following PTA positions: Cultural Arts Liaison, 5th Grade Yearbook, End of Year Slideshow, GFS Green Committee, Veteran’s Day Assembly, and Read for Change! Please reach out to Lindsay Bernsohn and Jenny Sydor if you’re interested!  


Save the Date - 3rd Grade Hoedown: Wednesday, May 24 (2:30 - 3:30pm)

Swing your partner and do-si-do! It’s time to get ready for the 3rd Grade Hoedown! Adult family members and guardians are invited to attend (no siblings) for an afternoon of signing, dancing, and recorder playing!  Wear your dancing shoes so you can join the fun.  


Author Series: Kate Messner, award-winning author, to visit Westport elementary schools!

Ms. Messner will be visiting GFS on Thursday, May 25th, to read from her books and speak to students about her experiences. Click here to learn more about Ms. Messner!  Some titles you may know are: Over and Under..., Fergus and Zeke, Ranger in Time, and History Smashers - just to name a few. 


Field Day News - Friday, May 26 

Be on the lookout for information about when your child’s Field Day t-shirt will be coming home and click HERE for everything you need to know about Field Day 2023! Students are allowed to sign classmates' shirts on Field Day, so consider sending your child to school with a fabric marker or Sharpie.  All parents are welcome to spectate on Field Day and you won’t want to miss the Ultimate Tug-of-War among the 3rd, 4th & 5th Graders starting at 2:30 pm.  As a reminder, please do not park in the retail lot, on Morningside, across from baseball field parking.  WE CAN’T WAIT FOR THE BEST DAY OF THE SCHOOL YEAR! 


GFS PTS General Board Meeting - Tuesday, June 13 @ 2:30 pm
All parents are invited to join us and GFS Administration in Patches’ Park (formerly known as the garden) as we recognize the work of our current co-chairs and volunteers, vote on next year’s budget, and approve the volunteer slate for the 2023-24 school year.  Light refreshments will be served.


May Lunch Menu
What’s for lunch?  Click HERE for this month’s menu.


Around Westport…

Story Fun with Mrs. Olson at the Westport Library

Tuesdays, 4:45-5:15 pm (Sessions end June 6 and then resume July 5 )

Mrs. Olson, a kindergarten teacher from Greens Farms Elementary School, will read stories, and do some fun activities. Click here for more info: Story Fun with Mrs. Olson. Play-based summer sessions will be Tues & Wed at 4:00 starting on July 5th.) For incoming kindergartners, incoming first and incoming second graders. 


Westport Weston Family YMCA - Before School Child Care

With enough interest, the Westport YMCA is hoping to again offer a before school care program for the 2023-2024 school year. Children can be dropped off at the Y from 7:30am on and will be bussed to their respective elementary school. In the mornings, the children have access to the Y gym and child care space for a variety of activities. Families can select 3, 4, or 5 day options. Prices vary depending on how many days children attend.

 If interested, please email Kathy Giglio at ASAP or fill out attached survey as this great program is in danger of cancellation without minimum numbers of participation.  

 YMCA Before Care Survey


Westport Weston Family YMCA - School Age Child Care 

The Westport Weston Family YMCA’s School Age Child Care (SACC) programs open for registration on May 1! Click HERE for more info. Please contact Kathy at  


Click HERE for the 2022-23 WPS School Calendar

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Community News - Click HERE to see what’s happening around Westport! 

Never hesitate to reach out to us…
- Wendy McConaghy & Jackie Greenwald (GFS PTA Co-Presidents)



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