Monthly eNewsletter School Report


Welcome to March! It is hard to believe we are about to turn the clocks ahead and spring is within our reach. We had a very informative and fun February at Hemlock School. The children enjoyed learning about that temperamental Groundhog, sharing their Valentine’s with their classmates and participating in the 100th day of school activities!

March 1 was the official kick off to PARP!! We are so excited with the theme: Reading Olympics. Lots of fantastic things are happening during the month. Please be sure to check the calendar for events in school and outside of school. But most important, don't forget to read!!! March 2 was our first PARP Friday. Students dressed in red, white, and blue or as their favorite Dr. Seuss Character. It is always a lot of fun!! Go for the Gold and Read!

We hope you can join us for the "Book Tasting Event" at the Garden City Library. It will take place on March 5, 2018 at 7:00. The librarians will highlight new books that might be of interest to your reader. In addition, they will look to recommend other titles that you may have missed.

On February 6th, Homestead School hosted a Joint Primary School PTA meeting. Our PARP “Pick A Reading Partner” chairs, Mrs. Audrey Bellovin and Mrs. Lauren Kennedy presented on what PARP is, what activities and events are planned, and how we can support our children throughout the month of March. Also, Mrs. Samantha Bennett presented an overview of the Raz-Kids App that our children use in school and at home. A few Kindergarten children demonstrated how they use this app. For the minutes for this meeting, please click here.

Wednesday March 14th Bucket Filler Show-Stewart School Please wear your class color. 9:00 for 1st grade. 10:15 for Kindergarten.

We have some exciting events taking place in March. Our Annual PTA dinner will be held at the Garden City Hotel on Thursday, March 15th. This is a fun filled night out with your friends, husbands as well as your favorite administrators and teachers! Our very own, Mrs. Joanne Koncick, is one of the honorees this year! Dinner and Grand Raffle Tickets can be purchased now, click here.

On March 26th, the Primary School Reflections Award Ceremony will be held at Homestead School at 6:30pm. Come celebrate your child or your child’s classmates! Congratulations to all of our participants and winners!

Order your child's September school supplies ONLINE in March! Save time & money with quality products. Custom packed for your child's classroom. Avoid summer shopping hassles: No crowds, traffic, or guesswork. Online order dates: March 5, 2017 – April 20, 2017. Please click here. Supplies will be available for you to pick up on Saturday, June 3, 2017 at the Garden City Middle School Cafeteria from 9am-2pm.

Important Upcoming Dates in March - It’s PARP month!
  • Monday 3/5 - PTA School Supplies Sale Website Opens Click Here Code GAR054
  • Wednesday 3/7 - Schools Closed for Parent/Teacher Conferences, 9am-12pm
  • Wednesday 3/7 - Board of Education Budget/Work Session, GCHS 8:15pm
  • Thursday 3/8 - Parent/Teacher Conferences, 6:30pm- 8:30pm
  • Wednesday 3/13 - Board of Education/Community Reception to Meet the NEW Superintendent of Schools, GCHS 7:30pm
  • Thursday 3/15 - Annual PTA Dinner at The Garden City Hotel, 6:30pm
  • Friday 3/16 - Primary Schools Report Cards
  • Tuesday 3/20 - Board of Education Budget/ Regular Meeting, GCHS 8:15pm
  • Wednesday 3/26 - PTA Primary Reflections Awards at Homestead, 6:30 pm
  • Friday 3/30 to 4/6 - Schools Closed for Spring Recess
  • Monday 4/9 - Schools Re-open
  • Tuesday 4/10 - Joint Primary PTA Meeting Held at Hemlock School, 7:00pm (Please note both date and time change)
As always, if you have any questions or concerns feel free to reach out!

Thank you,
Gina Donovan, Hemlock PTA Director