100 Yard Walk with Darren Cooper
Frank W. Gavlak School is a grade K-6 building. It currently has an approximate enrollment of 449 students with one full day kindergarten, one grade one, one grade two, two grade threes, four grade fours, four grade fives and four grade sixes. Various programs are offered to meet the needs of students. Among them are: basic skills remediation, speech, special education services, bi-lingual/ESL education, gifted and talented and guidance services.
I would like to welcome everyone back to the 2019-2020 school-year. I am excited and looking forward to greeting all of our students and families as everyone returns from summer break. September 4th will be the first day of school and students should arrive to school by 8:30 a.m. Please be aware that there will be early student dismissals on September 4th,5th, and 6th at 12:55 p.m.
Kindergarten parents are invited to attend a Parent Orientation to be held in their child's classroom on the evening of September 5th, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. This is an opportunity for our Kindergarten parents to meet their child's teacher's, learn about the Kindergarten program, and how parents can get involoved with the school to help their child have a successful school-year.
I encourage all of our parents to get involved with our Elementary P.T.A. Organization. Participation in the P.T.A. affords parents the opportunity to come out, meet other parents and to get involved by helping to plan and develop interesting programs for the students in the elementary schools. The first P.T.A. meeting will be held at F.W.G. School, October 16th at 7:30 p.m.
"Back to School Night" events are also held in September for parents in offering the opportunity to hear about their child's program through teacher presentations. Grades 1-3 will meet on September 19th from 7-9 p.m. and Grades 4-6 will meet on September 25th from 7-9 p.m. at Frank W.Gavlak School.
As a reminder to our students who completed Summer Packets; please make sure that the finished packet is returned to the classroom teacher so that you can get credit for your work. (Summer Reading Packets-Grades 3-6 and Summer Mathematics Packets Grades 4-6)
The first day of school will be exciting, as we work together with the children and parents as partners in planning and providing for our students.