Dress Up For Kindness Week!!

 

This week at Goshen Elementary is Kindness Week.  Each day, students may dress up according to the day's theme:

  • Monday:  Crazy Hair Day--Crazy your hair up, not your attitude.  Be postitive even when you don't want to .  Look on the bright side, don't complain, be happy with what you have.
  • Tuesday:  Cowboy Up Day--Be patient.  Wait for someone to get done before speaking, be respectuful to adults and be patient with yourself.
  • Wednesday:  Hat Day--Put a cap on bullies.  If you see a bully, tell an adult.  Stop yourself from being mean.  Think before you speak.  Take care of your own actions.  Admit when you do something wrong.
  • Thursday:  Favorite Character Day--Dress like your favorite character.  Treat others the way you would treat your favorite character.  Treat others with respect.  Listen when an adult is talking, respect the principal and teachers decisions, follow the rules. 

Carrie Norton Named Goshen Elementary's Teacher of the Year

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Mrs. Carrie Norton, Goshen Elementary's 2015-2016 Teach of the Year

Carrie Norton was nominated and voted by her colleagues to be 2015-2016 Teacher of the Year.  She teaches 4th grade and has been at Goshen Elementary for 8 years.  When asked why Mrs. Norton received this honor, Mrs. DeGraffenried, our pricipal stated:

"Carrie persistently reflects on how to improve not only her ability to teach, but how to help her students advance their academic pursuits.  Her passion for learning and teaching is evident in everything she does.  She is always asking the question, “What is best for my students?”  She is thoughtful in her preparation for any subject."

When parents of her students were asked to tell us something about her, they only sang praises. 

One parent said that “Mrs. Norton has been such a role model for my daughter. Her good attitude and ability to connect with her students show through my daughter’s attitude.  Her teaching is very hands on and enthusiastic.”  

Another parent shared, “When my son entered her classroom, he had no drive to be the best - no real desire to read, or to ace his math.  Not only did Mrs. Norton see his potential, she was able to make HIM see his potential and that made all the difference.” 

A mother shared, “Carrie Norton is always positive. I have never heard her complain about not having resources to teach with, but instead she uses her creativity and resourcefulness to form a class which almost every one of the students says is their favorite class. She stays upbeat and positive while encouraging her students to participate and better themselves.”

We are so fortunate to have Mrs. Norton teaching at Goshen Elementary.  She's always willing to share ideas, and she truly cares about her students and their well being.

February Students of the Month

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This Month's Students of the Month were picked for displaying teamwork.  Thanks kids for being a team player in your class!

Read Across America Read-A-Thon

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Goshen students participated in the Read Across America read-a-thon on Wednesday.  All classes took an hour out of their day to give the kids some time to read.  Some classes came in their comfy pajama's, some brought their pillows and blankets to relax on and some brought treats to enjoy while they read.  

Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss!

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In celebration of Dr. Seuss' birthday, Goshen students dressed up as their favorite Dr. Seuss character.  We had lots of Cat in the Hats, some Things One and Twos and even some Cindy Lou Whos.  Mrs. DeGraffenried even came to school as the Cat in the Hat.  Some of our classes made Cat in the Hat masks, made their own Sneetch, and played pin the heart on The Grinch.  Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss!  Thank you for all of the imagination building stories you gave us!

Education Fair

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Goshen's annual Education Fair is on the horizon.  This is a great opportunity for our students to learn about different topics that interest them.  There are four categories in which they can enter; math, Language Arts, Science, and Social Studies.  Students may choose as many of the categories as they would like to participate in.  The Language Arts enteries are due on March 21st, and all other enteries are due on the day of the Education Fair, March 30.  The projects will be judged on during the school day and there will be an awards assemly  that night (March 30) here at the school at 7:00 pm.  If you have any questions, please feel free to call the school during school hours.

Dr. Seuss Day Read a Thon

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Tomorrow (Wednesday) will be Dr. Seuss Day here at Goshen School.  Your child can dress up as their favorite Dr. Seuss Character for the day.  We will also be having a read-a-thon to support Read Across America.

Half Day Wednesday

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Because of District Training, school will be let out at NOON on Wednesday (Feb. 24).  School lunch will be served an hour earlier than normal.  Students don't have to order lunch that day if you would like them to just eat at home after school, but if they DO order a lunch, they will be required to pay for it.  They can't order one and then decide at lunchtime that they don't want it.  Please make arrangements to have your children picked up after school if they don't ride a bus or walk.  If you have any questions, feel free to call us at the school.

Kindy 500

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Goshen's annual Kindy 500 will be happening on Wednesday (Feb. 24).  The Kindergarten students have been hard at work making their own box cars and will be doing their parade around the halls of the school right after announcements on Wednesday morning.  Afterwards, they will get to learn all about US history during some fun rotations and activities. ALL Kindergarten students, whether AM or PM will come on the morning busses and will be picked up at noon in the afternoon.

Box Top Wars happening next week!

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Box Top Wars will be starting on Monday, February 22 and will end on Friday, February 26.  Send all of your Box Tops to school and turn them into the office and at the end of the week, the class with the most earned will get a prize!  To help Mrs. Oberg and Mrs. Robinson count them up, you can send them in increments of 25 or 50 per bag (if you do this, please indicate how many are in each bag), or you can pick up a collection page at the office and TAPE your box tops to it before bringing them in (If you do it this way, please use tape ONLY, no glue or staples).  Thanks for saving your box tops for our school!  

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