• Lesa

01/21/20 GES News

Updated: Mar 15, 2020

More snowy greetings, families!   I hope you have had a chance to enjoy some fun in the fresh snow.  Here are a few important items to be aware of this week:


The Otters are raising funds for a service learning project in Costa Rica!  A major fundraiser featuring a chili feed, silent auction and concert will take place THIS Sunday, 1/26 at 5:30 pm at the Congregational Church.  This fundraiser is the culmination of much effort by Otters families and donations from local businesses.  It would mean so much to see everyone there!  (See here for details). If you are unable to make it to the fundraiser, there are other options if your family wishes to support their effort:

Go Fund Me Link:


This event is a student favorite as they make their way around outdoor stations to hear various forms of storytelling!  Please contact Anne Mundell ( if you can help with any of the following:

Make cocoa ahead of time (around 1:30)Tend the fire (1:30-3:00)Bell ringer/time keeper  (1:45-3:00)Clean up crew (3:00)


There are a number of viruses within the community this time of year.  Please keep your child home he/she is feeling ill.  Symptoms we are seeing are: headache, stomach ache, sore throat, cough and a general feeling of tiredness.  A day of rest can do wonders to shorten the length of illness.

As always, please call the office if you have any questions on school related items.  I am glad to assist you! Lesa

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