came to GUFS today! Check out some photos below of how GUFS Celebrates Dia De Los Muertos ... Thank you GCEF donors for helping to make this possible! And thank you to The Society of Educational Arts, a bilingual Arts-in-Education organization and Latin Theatre Company for young audiences, for a fantastic show!
It's here! The K-2 Outdoor Discovery Lab is here! Last spring GCEF funded Mrs. Greene and Mrs. Ricci's grant request for $1,500 in seed money to purchase sand/water tables, sensory toys, balls, block and various nature items for the GUFS Courtyard. This workspace for K-2 students encourages sensory play, exploration, and discovery by providing hands on learning activities. This experience in the “outdoor classroom” will enhance the science curriculum and other academic areas.
Come stop by our table at Fall Festival on Saturday to learn more about the programs GCEF funds. Look for our school spirited blue pumpkin (courtesy of GCEF board member Lisa Rasic) to find us. See you tomorrow!
One of the grants we funded this fall partially covers the cost of bringing Kate Daley to teach a PTA after school enrichment program. Kate Daley is an artist and teacher with the Garrison Art Center. She has been exploring with our kids all the exciting possibilities of bookmaking, using recycled, marbleized paper and showing them pop-ups and roll ups. Ultimately these handmade books can be used as journals, sketchbooks, scrapbooks, and photo albums. Check out these happy K-
Did you know GUFS students will have the opportunity to see TWO new performances over the next week? * First, Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival will present their Fairy Tales Tour to GUFS elementary students (K-5) on Thursday, October 22nd at 1:15pm. This program melds performance and workshop with its highly interactive approach to three classic stories: Cinderella, Snow White and Bottom’s Dream (a fairy tale telling of Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream). It's an exci
We hope that you will make a gift to GCEF now during our month-long appeal, ending on November 20. Every gift counts! Thanks to the generosity our donors, GCEF was able to commit nearly $39,000 during the 2014-15 school year to fund 20 programs, such as Library Connection, Revolutionary War/Colonial Day, School Forest Day, Hudson Valley Seed, Garrison Art Center, Jazz and Percussion Ensembles, K-2 Outdoor Discover Lab and Philadelphia Constitution Center. GUFS new principal,
Today is the last day of the Golf Marathon and it is another perfect Fall day to be outside! We set up at Highlands Country Club for our BBQ this afternoon when one lucky player will win a basket of Eleanor's Best jams! Thank you for your generous donations to make our event a success, Eleanor's Best, Foodtown and Highlands Country Club! UPDATE: Check out some photos from the Golf Marathon below. Thank you Karen Nelson for organizing the event!
After a beautiful weekend, our players (big, and little) continue to increase the tally of holes played during the 2015 Golf Marathon Fundraiser. A few more days until the end of this event ... keep sending us those photos!
Coming soon to GUFS ... Imagination Playground! Thank you to our new principal, John Griffiths, who submitted a grant request for this program. With Imagination Playground, children are inspired to design their own inventions, environments and activities, and enjoy a variety of play patterns including construction, pretend play, role-playing and inventing their own games. This mobile block-based play system is made of highly durable, biogradable waterproof foam so that GUFS w
TGIF! Did you see our amazing Garrison teachers perform this dance routine at the Talent Show last year? Over the next few weeks we will be sharing more information about new programs coming to GUFS. As you know, GUFS teachers work so hard to bring innovative and unique learning experiences to our school. But, did you know they could DANCE? Enjoy!