During the month of January students will be focusing on the notion of kindness. This will include classroom lessons, participation in the Great Kindness Challenge during the week of January 26 – 30, and an Essay and Picture Contest.
The Great Kindness Challenge – During the week of January 26-30 students will perform as many acts of kindness possible from a checklist of suggestions. A large display in the hallway will track the number of acts performed. Our school goal is to record 5,000 acts of kindness in just one week! If every person completes just 10 acts we will reach our goal.
Essay and Picture Contest – All students may participate in the Kindness Essay and Picture contest. Students in Pre-K through grade 2 may draw a picture and / or write a short paragraph. Students in grades 3 – 4 will be asked to write a complete paragraph (50+ words) and may include a picture if they wish. All students who submit an essay / picture will be entered into the raffle for the Harlem Wizard’s Basketball that was presented to the school in the fall. Each student may submit only one entry. All entries must be submitted by Friday, January 23 at the end of the school day. Students may write/draw about the following:
- What does kindness mean to you?
- Tell about a time that someone was kind to you.
- Tell about a time that you were kind to someone else.
At the end of the month, students will attend a school assembly. The assembly will feature a movie made by the Student Council, recognition of some of the essays and pictures, and the drawing for the basketball.
Kindergarten & First Grade Registration is Now!
Come to Griffin Memorial School on Wednesday, January 7th from 5:00-7:00 pm or on Thursday, January 8th from 10:00 am-2:00 pm to register your child for Kindergarten or 1st Grade.
Click HERE for more information!
Our GMS Cheer!
GMS! GMS! Our school is the best!
Bully free, that's a yes!
We will ace all our tests!
The principal is number one
The teachers make learning fun!
A few reminders for parents:
- If your child will be absent or late to school, please remember to call and report it. Dial the school, 424-5931, and press 6 to leave a message. Be sure to leave your child's full name, and the reason for the absence or tardiness.
- If you would like to pick up your child or make any change to their regular dismissal routine, it is very important to send a note to the classroom teacher. Please use at least a 5" X 8" piece of paper (less likely to get lost in the backpack), and include the child's FULL name, teacher's name, date(s) of dismissal and the FULL name of the person that will be dismissing your child. Click to print a Dismissal note example.