8:00 AM Bd. of Ed. Meeting 7:30 pm
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 as we begin the 2017-18 school-year. I look forward to seeing our students as well as greeting our new families as everyone returns to the F.W.Gavlak and the Jefferson School Annex. September 6th will be the first day of school and students should arrive by 8:30a.m. Please be aware that there will be a 12:55 p.m. dismissal on September 6th, 7th and 8th.
Kindergarten parents are invited to attend a Parent Orientation at both schools, to be held in their child's classroom on the evening of September 7th, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. This is an important event for our Kindergarten parents with the opportunity to meet the teachers, learn about the Kindergarten program, and how parents can work with the school to help their child have a successful school-year.
I encourage all of our parents to get involved with the Elementary P.T.A. organization. Our initial P.T.A meeting will take place on September 20th at 3:15 p.m. in the Gavlak School Multi-Purpose Room. 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.
"Back to School Night" events are also held in September for parents to hear about their child's program through teacher presentations. Grades 1-3 parents are invited to attend on September 26th from 7-9 p.m. at both F.W.Gavlak and the Jefferson School Annex. Grades 4-6 are invited to attend the event on September 28th from 7-9 p.m. at F.W.Gavlak School.
I am looking forward to seeing all of our parents, as we work together as partners in planning and providing an outstanding educational program for our students.
Nancy J. Giambrone