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!
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 as a Second Language”, a student-centered approach to music educatio
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, drawing/writing/book making, paper mache, textile design, and paper marbli
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! We've been thrilled to partner with GUFS PTA this year to co-fund the purchase
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’s like to be principal with a hands-on leadership experience shadow
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 for yourself the incredible learning happening in the HVS educational