We like to share little glimpses into the school day here, and this is one of our favorites. To celebrate almost achieving the fundraising goal for the Read-A-Thon, Principal Thompson and some special guests took part the "prize" activity that was selected by students, kissing a goat! If the full goal is met, Principal Thompson will sing instead of talk for 24 hours!
GFW Elementary is wrapping up the Read-A-Thon and there's still time to donate! Students celebrated with an assembly today. These students all raised more than $250 and Paisley was celebrated as the top fund raiser!
Students in fourth grade worked on a project in STEAM class to prepare a device that makes sound waves visible! They set up in the gym and were able to share their projects with other students who visited. Way to go!
We look forward to Kindergarten kick-off on March 5 to get our new kindergarten families excited about the upcoming school year! During the 2024-2025 school year families will again be able to select a dual immersion classroom for their Kindergarten students if they choose to do so. Half of the day will be taught in English and the other half in Spanish. Are you excited for Kindergarten Kick-Off?
Students at GFW Elementary celebrated the end of Celebrate Reading month by having a Camp-In Day. There was lots of reading and relaxing around the "fire" with friends!
Babysitter Training: We will cover appropriate games and activities, telephone common sense, basic first aid, good decision making skills and much more. Participants must be 10 years old by the start of class. Children will receive printed materials, several items to add to their babysitter kits and a certificate upon class completion. Please bring a doll and snack to class. Monday, March 11th 3:30 to 5:30pm $45 per student. GFW Elementary School - Community Ed/ECFE Room. Please register by March 1st.
Here's a few more photos of the GFW CTE College and Career Fair that took place last week. We are so excited that our students were able to make connections with so many local and regional employers and higher education organizations without even leaving the building!
Attention Parents! Get the new 2024-25 School Calendar by visiting our website. https://www.gfwschools.org/page/calendars
Join GFW Public Schools in celebrating Public Schools Week! This week, we’re proud to recognize the dedication of our educators, the hard work of our students, and the amazing things happening daily in our schools! If you follow us on social media, you know all of the opportunities that are provided by public school districts like GFW. We are proud to be at the center of the community and to be growing future world class leaders! We are grateful for public education and the positive impact of schools in our community. #PSW24 #HereForTheKids
There was some serious bowling going on last week at ECFE Family Bowling Night. Thank you to everyone who joined us at Code 3 in Gibbon and don't miss upcoming ECFE Events!
Wow! The GFW CTE College and Career Fair was an amazing experience today and a great way to end FFA Week. There will be more to come, but here are a few photos. Thank you to all of the businesses and organizations who joined us to give our students a glimpse into their options after high school!
Today is Bus Driver Appreciation Day in Minnesota! We are so incredibly thankful for our amazing team of bus and van drivers who work so hard to transport our students and provide a safe and welcoming environment to get to and from school. Be sure to thank a bus driver today!
Students at GFW Elementary had a great time celebrating Valentine's Day last week!
More fun from the 100th day of school for our kindergarten students yesterday!
Students in Kindergarten celebrated the 100th day of school with activities, incredible costumes, and photos with a movie star!
Students at GFW Elementary had some very special visitors today! Minnesota authors Rhonda Buerkle and Luke Walford visited to share their books with students and talk about creating a story. It was such a great experience for our students!
Save the date! Kindergarten Kick-Off is March 5! We are excited to get our new kindergarten families ready for the upcoming school year! If you do not receive an invitation to Kindergarten kick-off in the mail and have a Kindergarten student, please contact the elementary school office and we will send you an invitation!
Let's celebrate members GFW Pioneer Express FFA! Makayla Seitz, Nicole Sievert and Mitchell Olson's state FFA degrees were accepted. They will receive them at state convention in April. Three members also placed in their proficiency areas: - William Bastian: Dairy placement SAE - 2nd place and moving on to state! - Eden Messerli: Outdoor recreation - 3rd place and moving on to state! - Abby Willegal: Small Animal production entrepreneurship - 1st place and is moving on to state!
GFW Public Schools is selling a trailer! Contact Dr. Horton at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
ECFE Family Bowling is coming up on Friday February 23, don't miss this fun night at Code 3 in Gibbon! The fun starts at 5 p.m. and the cost is $8 per person and includes two games and shoe rental.