May is Teacher Appreciation Month!

Teacher Appreciation Month is under way at NGES and NSS! We are raising money for small gift cards for every teacher, with leftover funds going to an end-of-year celebration for teachers and staff.

While we have already treated our teachers and staff to ice cream trucks to kick off Teacher Appreciation Month, we wanted to do something extra special this year by raising some additional money to provide each teacher with a small gift card to a local restaurant. If we raise enough funds, we’d also like to add an end of year celebration for the teachers to thank them one more time for the huge difference they made for our children this year. If you are able to support us, we’re hoping each family can contribute at least $5 per child.

Thank you so much for your contributions!

Book Fair

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The Scholastic IN PERSON Book Fair is coming at NGES and NSS from 12/1 through 12/14! Check out the links below for each school schedule.

Stock up for holiday gifts while supporting our schools! Shop for your teacher’s classroom library and have your students deliver to their classrooms with a DIY note.

Support our schools by shopping The Scholastic Store Online for an expanded selection of exclusives, new releases, value packs, and more. All orders ship home and book-only orders over $25 ship free. Every purchase benefits our school and helps develop a love of reading.

Access your book fair here:
NGES: https://www.scholastic.com/bf/ngesbookfair2021
NSS: https://www.scholastic.com/bf/nssbookfair

Do a scavenger hunt as a family to discover new interests: Scavenger Hunt Worksheet
Download and print the Wish List to record all the books you want to get!
If you have any questions or concerns with specific orders, please contact:
scholasticstore@scholastic.com
1-800-770-4662
Mon-Fri-7:00am –12pm EST, Sat 9am-6pm EST

Dance Fit

The Dance Fit Fundraiser is coming to North Grafton! Sadly, we were not able to have Fun Fair in May, and likely won’t be able to again this year, and so we need to do the best we can with this program. This will likely be our only major fundraiser this year, so we could use your help to raise money for our schools, teacher resources, and school supplies! Kids will dance at home or at school for up to 35 minutes to raise money for NGES and NSS. We know times are hard, and we thank you so much for your support — kids can participate in many ways whether they get donations or not! Sign them up today at www.funrun.com!

Don’t forget to share your child’s Student Star Video with family and friends on social media!

Fitness rewards (prizes!) will be earned as usual, but mailed straight to your student’s home at the end of the program this year!

2021-2022 NGES PTG Calendar**

DateEvent
August 18, 2021Kindergarten Popsicle Social at NGES
August 30, 2021NGES Kindergarten Practice Day / K-1 Open door day
August 30, 2021NSS 2-6 Grade Open Door Day
August 31, 2021First Day of School K-12
September 1, 2021Preschool Open House NGES
September 2, 2021NGES First Day of Preschool
September 8, 2021First PTG Meeting – 7pm in person and ZOOM
September 10, 2021Back to School Picnic at NSS 5-7pm
September 14, 2021NSS Know Your School Night – 2nd and 3rd grade
September 17, 2021NSS Picture Day
September 21, 2021NSS Know Your School Night – 4th and 5th grade
September 22, 2021NSS Know Your School Night – 6th grade
September 23, 2021NGES Know Your School Night
October 6, 2021PTG Meeting at NGES – 7pm in person and ZOOM
October 13-21, 2021FUN RUN 2021
October 23, 2021Worcester Railers Family Night Out
November 3, 2021PTG Meeting at NGES – 7pm in person and ZOOM
December 1, 2021PTG Meeting at NGES – 7pm in person and ZOOM
December, 2021
TBD
NGES and NSS Fall Book Fairs
January 5, 2022PTG Meeting at NGES – 7pm in person and ZOOM
February 2, 2022PTG Meeting at NGES – 7pm in person and ZOOM
March 2, 2022PTG Meeting at NGES – 7pm in person and ZOOM
March/April 2022 (TBD)NGES and NSS Spring Book Fairs
April 6, 2022PTG Meeting at NGES – 7pm in person and ZOOM
May 3-31, 2022Teacher Appreciation Tuesdays
May 4, 2022PTG Meeting at NGES – 7pm in person and ZOOM
May, 2022
TBD
Fun Fair
June 1, 2022PTG Meeting at NGES – 7pm in person and ZOOM
June 20, 2022Last Day of School

  ** Due to health concerns related to the COVID-19 pandemic our meetings will be in person but masks will be required. Zoom links will be available for those who are not able to attend in person.

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