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10.22.19 GES News

Dear families,


Please read the following important information for this week:

· NO HOT LUNCH TOMORROW, 10/23 Unfortunately, there are no volunteers available to prepare Tuna Noodle Casserole, so please send a lunch with your child tomorrow.

o No hot lunch also next Monday, 10/28

o There WILL BE Sandwich Lunch this Friday, 10/25, Pizza lunch next Wednesday, 10/30, and Chicken Noodle Soup the following Monday, 11/4.

o If you have helped with lunch in the past and have helpful suggestions, please email me and I will share your thoughts at the Great Lunch meeting on Tuesday, 10/29.


SELF-PORTRAIT NIGHT – TUESDAY, 11/5 – Please join the Fawns and Otters families from 6:00-7:30 pm, as they host this wonderful event!  Sign up for the finger food potluck using the following link.  This is also the place for Fawns and Otters families to sign up to help set up, be a greeter or help clean up.   https://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080A4DAAAE2EA31-selfportrait1  Please call the office if you need additional information.


COMMUNITY EVENTS – Last weekend, our community held two big events that Great Expectations was involved in. 

o The 1st Annual Community Apple Fest took place in multiple locations, including the GES Orchard.  Thanks to our Environmental Education instructor, Erik Hahn for overseeing this event by leading tours, assisting apple picking families, helping young people press apple cider in our new cider press and sharing much information about our orchard.  It was a long, but “fruitful” day!  Thanks, also to the many families who purchased apples.  The proceeds will go toward funding Environmental Ed and Science programs at GES.

o Moose Madness also took place last weekend with several Otters students assisting with the prize table, wearing the moose costume and interacting with visiting families at the Cook County Visitors Bureau.  A donation was pledged to the Otters classroom if they reached a quota for volunteering – which they did!  Thank you, Otters parents for helping to make this possible.


SAFE ROUTES TO SCHOOL SURVEY – Please click on the link in the SRTS attachment to complete the GES parent survey.  Your input is valuable for the future of our pedestrian pathways.


Have a great week!

Lesa




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