November 28, 2015


Shop local this holiday season! Please support all the amazing Philipstown businesses that support our kids every year at the Spring Thaw and other community events. Check out this article on!


And don't forget the craft fairs, art shows, bake sales, markets and boutiques sponsored by non-profit organizations or visit the permanent stores that help support some of these institutions year...

November 24, 2015

The final tally for the Fall Appeal classroom competition is in! With outstanding results, our two second grade classes swept the pizza prize. Mrs. Greene’s class came in first with 81% participation and Mrs. Rastelli’s class came in second with 73% participation. GCEF will work with both teachers to find a time that works best for a celebratory pizza party. Congratulations! 


Our hats are off to bot...

November 24, 2015


Check out this interesting article in the Atlantic, "School Gardens Take the Classroom Outside. A very positive look at the ways school gardens provide community benefits and a new take on learning.


Your contributions allow us to continue to support and grow the Hudson Valley Seed program at GUFS. This school year the program expanded to include all GUFS students K-5th.


Thank you for your generou...

November 13, 2015

Watch these GUFS students, all ages, building, creating, and loving Imagination Playground! Thanks Mr. John for the video!


Your donations allow us to fund amazing programs like Imagination Playground. We have a little over a week left of our Fall Appeal. As of today, we've raised $9,200 on a $13,000 goal.


If you have not already, please make your tax-deductible gift now. Help us reach our target!


Every gift...

November 6, 2015

As of yesterday's tabulations, Ms. Timmons' class, you are in the lead! Keep an eye out for our updates (this flyer is in Mr. John's update to parents this afternoon). But these numbers change VERY quickly ... next update on Monday!


Every gift counts toward the classroom participation tally! A single family gift at any level will cover all of the children a family has at the school. Gifts of $25 or more will...

November 4, 2015

Ask your kids about it! Imagination Playground was outside today at recess and we hear the kids LOVED it. We are so thrilled to be able help bring this architectural set to GUFS. Imagination Playground is just one of the many innovative programs we've funded this school year


More photos to come! 





November 3, 2015

GCEF is everywhere this month (it even appeared during bath time!) Keep an eye out for updates on our Fall Appeal: classroom competition updates will be in Mr. John's Friday Weekly Update Emails and announced at school every Monday. 


As of today we've raised $4,300 on a $13,000 goal. Mrs. Rastelli's class and Mrs. Water’s class are in the lead! Don't forget, the Appeal ends on Friday, November...

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