The George Washington - White Plains Public Schools


The George Washington - White Plains Public Schools
The George Washington
September 2011
GW Community Newsletter • George Washington Elementary School • White Plains, NY
9/6 GW Welcome Back Parent Tea,
8:45 am
9/7 Staff Welcome Back Breakfast,
8:00 am
9/12 Picture Day
9/12 Fall Fundraiser Begins
9/12 Board of Education Meeting,
7:30 pm at Ed House
9/13 GWPTA Meeting, 7:00 pm
9/15 PTA Council Meeting,
7:30 pm at Ed House
9/27 Open House (Grades K-5),
6:30 -8:30 pm
All Smiles
Cassiday Studios is once again coming to
GW to take marvelous photos of all our
adorable kids! Photos will be taken, rain
or shine, on Monday, September
12th. Please make sure to dress your
children in bright colors and to return
the order forms to the GWPTA mailbox
no later than September 9th. Makeup
Day for absentees and retakes will be
announced later.
No orders can be accepted after Picture
Day! Your child will have to retake
photos on Makeup Day if payment is not
received by September 9th.
for Picture Day!
Contact Lori Hardy at
428-2018, [email protected].
Please Note: Photos will be taken of
ALL students for inclusion in the 20112012 GW Yearbook whether you order
a photo package or not. Yearbooks will
be available for purchase in Spring 2012.
Principal Mungin's Message
It’s hard to believe that the beginning of a new school year is here! I am hopeful that our
GW families have had a restful and rejuvenating summer and are ready to start what is
certain to be a wonderful school year. Mr. McCarthy and I have been busy reviewing the
many successes of the last school year and planning for the opening of what we are sure
to be a year of building upon a solid foundation for all of our GW Patriots. As I meet with
parents and teachers and discover the many GW traditions, I marvel at the accomplishments
of the PTA and am impressed with the commitment of our staff. I am excited about the
possibilities that exist not only for our students, but for our entire school community as we
continue to grow as a Professional Learning Community. I am eager to lead the GW
community to continued success. We have much to be proud of!
¡Es difícil creer que el comienzo de un nuevo año escolar nos ha llegado! Tengo la
esperanza que nuestras familias de GW han tenido un verano con descanso, rejuvenecimiento y están listas para comenzar lo que tenemos
la certeza que será un año escolar maravilloso. El Señor McCarthy y yo hemos estado muy ocupados revisando los muchos éxitos del
pasado año escolar y planeando para la apertura de lo que estamos seguros será un año que construiremos sobre una base sólida para
todos los patriotas de GW. A medida que me encuentro con padres y maestros descubro las muchas tradiciones de GW, los logros
maravillosos de la PTA y estoy impresionado con el compromiso de nuestro personal. Me emocionan las posibilidades que existen no sólo
para nuestros estudiantes, sino para toda nuestra comunidad escolar a medida que continuamos creciendo como una comunidad
profesional de aprendizaje. ¡ Estoy entusiasmada de llevar a la comunidad GW a continuar su éxito. ¡ Tenemos mucho de que estar orgullosos!
From the
President's Desk
Welcome back to George Washington to all our GW Veterans and a warm welcome to all the new members of our GW Community! I hope you all had a wonderful and relaxing summer break. Our PTA has an exciting year planned to enhance the social and educational
environment for our students. From a fun filled Halloween party, to author visits, to chess club, and our school newspaper, our PTA will be
busy this year! The purpose of PTA is to support the faculty, staff, parents and most importantly, the students of George Washington. There
are many ways that you can show your support of the PTA. First, please show your commitment to GW, its faculty, staff and students by
joining PTA. Membership flyers were included in the summer mailings or can be downloaded from the PTA website (
Another way to show your support is to participate in PTA activities. Your participation can range from being a committee chair,
volunteering at an event or in the classroom, or attending an event. Whatever level of participation you choose, your support is appreciated!
I hope all of you will come to our first PTA meeting of the year on Tuesday, September 13th at 7pm. Babysitting will be available so bring
the kids! Sincerely, Deidre Kimble, PTA President
¡Bienvenidos de nuevo a George Washington y a todos los Veteranos de GW. Una bienvenida cordial a todos los nuevos miembros de
nuestra Comunidad GW! Espero que todos hayan tenido un descanso maravilloso y relajante en el verano. Nuestra PTA tiene planeado un
año muy interesante para mejorar el entorno social y educativo de nuestros estudiantes. ¡Que consistirá con una fiesta de Halloween
divertida, visitas de autores, el club de ajedrez, y nuestro periódico escolar, el PTA estará ocupado este año!El propósito de la PTA es apoyar
a los profesores, personal, padres de familia y lo más importante, los estudiantes de George Washington. Hay muchas maneras que usted
puede mostrar su apoyo al PTA. En primer lugar demuestre su compromiso con GW, su facultad, personal y estudiantes uniéndose al PTA.
Panfletos de membresía fueron incluidos en los envíos de verano o puede descargar desde el sitio Web del PTA ( Otra
forma de mostrar su apoyo seria participando en actividades del PTA. Su participación puede ser como presidente de un comité,
voluntariado en un evento o en el aula de lo contrario asistiendo a un evento. Sea cual sea el nivel de participación que usted elija, su apoyo
es muy apreciado! Espero que todos ustedes vengan a nuestra primera reunión del año el martes, 13 de septiembre a las 7 p.m.. ¡El
cuidado de niños estará disponible, traigan a los niños! Atentamente, Deidre Kimble, Presidente de la PTA
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Welcome Back
Staff Breakfast
The GWPTA Welcome Back Staff Breakfast
will be held on September 7 at 8:00 am.
Just A Gentle Reminder
Please fill out parent info forms and
the free/reduced lunch application and
return to school ASAP. It is extremely
important that the school have the latest,
most up-to-date info in their files.
Look in your child’s backpack during the
first week of school for the Fall Fundraiser
packet! This year we will be selling items
from the Innisbrook Catalog. Innisbrook
features quality wrapping paper and a nice
selection of modestly priced gourmet food
and gift items. Deadline for receipt of orders
is October 6. This is the major fundraiser for
the GWPTA. Funds raised go toward the
many PTA programs that support our children.
Questions, please contact Gina Norfleet at
831-1395 or [email protected].
Please look for GWPTA membership forms
in the summer packet! Don’t wait!
Join your school PTA. Get involved today!!
Questions? Contact Silvia Andrade at
683-3847 or [email protected].
{ Welcome Back Tea {
Tuesday, September 6 at 8:45 a.m.
After you drop off your children, please join
us for a cup of tea to meet other parents. The
GWPTA Board will be there to welcome you.
To help with this event contact Lori Hardy
at [email protected] or 428-2018.
Kick Off the New School Year at Our First GWPTA Meeting!
GWPTA Meeting • September 13 • 7:00PM • Free Babysitting
Box Tops =
Cash For Us!
Remember to turn in those Box Tops
you've been saving all summer!
Place them in an envelope clearly marked with your
child’s name and teacher, and have your child drop
them in the PTA box in the GW office by September 23.
Visit for coupons, recipes,
special offers and information about this great
program from General Mills.
I promise to do
my best today,
to be kind to my
teachers and other
students, and to think
positive thoughts. I believe
if I work hard I will succeed.
GW Phone Directory
422-2225 . . . . Principal, Mrs. Mungin
422-2389. . . . . . . . Assistant Principal,
Mr. McCarthy
422-2386. . . . . . . . . . . . . . Nurse Kellet
422-2275. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Cafeteria
Main Number:
Looking Forward
10/17 Board of Education Meeting,
7:30 pm at Ed House
GWPTA Executive Board
President............................... Deidre Kimble
... 914-686-0157; [email protected]
10/18 GWPTA Meeting, 7:00 pm
1st VP Membership............. Silvia Andrade
...........914-683-3847; [email protected]
10/20 PTA Council Meeting,
7:30 pm at Ed House
2nd VP Faculty Rep........ Marybeth Stefano
.........914-422-2380; [email protected]
10/24-10/28 GWPTA Fall Book Fair
10/25 GW Family Reading Night, 6:30-8:00 pm
10/29 Halloween Bash, 1:00-3:00 pm
Please visit for a complete list of
GWPTA events, meeting dates, and contact information.
News from the
Playground Committee:
Come Join the Fun! The GW Playground
Committee has fun and exciting activities
planned for 2011-2012, to raise funds for a
new playground at GW. Coming up first,
the 1st Annual GW Tag Sale. Learn about how
you can get involved and be a part of this exciting
endeavor! E-mail us at [email protected]
or call Kristine Holden at 437-5781.
Look for our First Annual GW Tag Sale coming
in the fall. Don't clean out that attic or those
closets just yet - save all that great stuff you
do not want any longer and donate to the
GW Playground Committee. Details to follow!
CONTACT SUZI BRYDEN AT [email protected]
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3rd VP Class Parents.........Kristine Holden
.914-437-5781; [email protected]
4th VP Communications..........Hope Scully
.........914-285-9597; [email protected]
5th VP Programs........... Cynthia Predmore
....914-949-1909; [email protected]
Recording Secretary................Joy Overzat
.............. 914-831-7476; [email protected]
Treasurer............................. Nancy Petrucci
....... 914-683-9457; [email protected]
Bilingual Liason........................Laura Reidy
........ 914-843-3128; [email protected]
PTA Council Rep........Stephanie Bellantoni
........... 914-761-1717; [email protected]
PTA Council Rep........................Myrna Kara
............914-686-0146; [email protected]
General News
The George Washington
The General News is published monthly during
the school year and is made possible with
funding from the GWPTA. Thank you for your
contributions! Deadline for submissions for the
October 2011 issue is September 23.
Editor: Suzi Bryden
Designer: Andrea Caridi
Ideas, Comments, Suggestions?
Contact Suzi Bryden
(914) 949-6155 or [email protected]

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