July 8, 2017

The fourth and fifth-grade classes at Garrison School on June 19 published the classes’ annual newspaper, The Cougar Current (the school mascot is a cougar), which was printed with a grant from the Garrison Children’s Education Fund. Thank you donors for making this possible!

Select articles are reprinted in the Highlands Current, HERE!

July 8, 2017

Jessica Tudor, incoming GUFS 4th grader, is heading to major league baseball's All-Star week in Miami. She's a regional winner in the national Pitch, Hit, and Run contest. Good luck in Monday's finals, Jessica! Here's a story CBS 2 ran about her achievement or also ...

read about it in the Highlands Current!

We are so proud of our incredible GUFS students and families!

June 20, 2017

A huge thank you on behalf of the 2016-17 GCEF board. Every year we are amazed by the enormous support from parents and community members and we see what an impact your support has on our school. Have a wonderful summer and we look forward to another great school year in September!

June 14, 2017

One of the biggest transformations we saw this year was with the introduction of new opportunities for our students to interact musically. Last fall our new music teacher Ulysses Torres requested funding to purchase acoustic guitars, ukuleles, a keyboard and a drum set. With these new instruments, Mr. Torres throughout the school year has been able to expose all GUFS students to a methodology known as “Music...

June 13, 2017

Check out this great article on GUFS art teacher Coulter Young! Every year Mr. Young brings new and exciting art enrichment programming to GUFS with GCEF support, such as:


The annual multi-discipinary art program with the Garrison Art Center (GAC). Each grade has the unique opportunity to work with an experienced artist at GAC, where mediums include clay and pottery, stained glass, sculpture, stamping, drawin...

June 13, 2017

After school enrichment classes are wrapping up for the Spring semester, so we wanted to take a moment to thank GUFS PTA (Nell Ogorzaly Timmer Shahla Jannetta Erin Wik + Jennifer Wagner) for organizing engaging and innovative enrichment classes for our students. Please check out these cool creations made in the new Maker Space Lab as part of STEAM LEGO, where students were architects and engineers!


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June 13, 2017

Look at these FIVE principals of the Garrison school …

This was GCEF’s third year holding the “Principal for a Day” raffle at Spring Thaw and not only is it a great opportunity for the four student winners, but it always raises over $1,000 each year to go towards programming at GUFS.


This year, Gianna Thompson, Tomas Struck, Edie Kaufman and Sundance DiGiovanni each had the unique opportunity to learn what it’...

June 12, 2017

Thank you GCEF donors for supporting and growing the scope of Hudson Valley Seed (HVS) at our school. It is such an important part of the GUFS experience for our kids! HVS is hosting an event in the garden this Friday, June 16th 11:15am after early dismissal. Students and families are invited to have snacks and lemonade while touring the garden and viewing student art work that will be on display. Come see fo...

May 31, 2017

Thank you Mrs. Greene, Mrs. Katz and all the parents who signed up their kids for the "after school party with GUFS 2nd grade teachers". This was a very popular auction item at Spring Thaw in March, and this cute picture shows a good time was had by all!

Many of our teachers generously donate their time and talents to help raise money at Spring Thaw to fund programs at our school. GUFS teachers: you are incred...

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