April Message

posted Apr 1, 2016, 8:47 AM by Christopher Reeve

April News



With the beginning of April, we start our final leg of the school year.  The number of activities and events will pick up, so please be sure to check your child’s backpack for notices on Fridays.  The month is sure to go by fast as MCAS has arrived and we have one week less with April vacation starting on the 18th.  Every year I am impressed with the students and staff as they prepare to “show the state what they know” on MCAS tests.  However, it is just one piece (though an important one) of a much bigger picture of what this school represents!! Our kids are awesome in so many ways!  Enjoy the warming of the days as we ease into Spring!


Here is some news from the CGS:


  • Our annual Ice Cream Social sponsored by the CGS PTO will take place on April 8th.   We are hoping for another great showing from students and families!  This is always a fun prek-8 event that brings the whole school together.


  • Students are wrapping up ELA MCAS 2.0 testing.  This year, we placed an emphasis on “If You Believe It, You Can Achieve It!” Students attended administrative presentations and shared in special “snack get togethers” each day of testing.  Our students were motivated to show what they know!


  • Grade 2 will be attending a “Frog and Toad” performance at Wheelock Family Theater in Boston on April 27th.   This experience will complement the reading students are doing in class.


  • Several CGS students have had literary work published in the most recent Appleseed publication.  They will be attending the South Lawrence East School in Lawrence on April 28th, for the presentation of students’ work.  We are so proud of their accomplishments!


  • Did you know March Madness was happening at the CGS?  As a school, in conjunction with the PE staff, we created brackets for the NCAA finals.  This information was posted so that students could follow their favorite team’s journey.  Teachers used team information for prediction, statistics, geography and other related concepts.  The students and staff were quite engaged in the process!


  • Dorothy in Wonderland, our school play,  April 1 and April 2


  • Continental ELA League meet on Wednesday, April 6


  • Sign ups for the new field hockey program.


  • Band Jamboree, April 13.



Here's to a fun and activity filled spring!

Mr. Reeve
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