Connect 5 Bulletins


Hello Garden Road Families,

We are excited to announce and welcome the new principal for Garden Road, Ms. Lisa McGuire.   We were fortunate to be able to have a Meet and Greet on Friday and meet her over Zoom.  She is so excited to come to Garden Road and has a great deal to offer our students, school, and community.  It is wonderful to have the opportunity to work closely with her to make a successful and smooth transition.
 New Kindergarten/TK and New Student on-line registration
  • Please continue to spread the word for new students to register at GRES as soon as possible.
  • Please continue to check the website.  All the steps and the process are explained on our website for the new kindergarten and TK registration as well as the dates and processes for new student 1st – 5th grades registration.
  • We look forward to welcoming our new kindergarteners and new GRES students.  We cannot wait until we can meet you in person.
 5th Grade Promotion:
We are excited to share the wonderful plans that our 5th grade team has for celebrating our terrific 5th graders as they prepare to move on to middle school.
  • In an effort to commemorate our promoting 5th graders, Garden Road Elementary School will be producing a graduation video for students, family and friends.
  • We are going to record the 5th grade promotion program.  The recorded promotion will include all the traditional elements of a live ceremony. To recognize the achievements of our 5th graders, the advisors for Student Council and Safety Patrol will make speeches along with the Student Council President and our Principal, Mrs. West.
  • The 5th grade teachers will announce each student by name in recognition of promotion to 6th grade. Prior to that, parents will receive Promotion Certificates and Recognition Certificates.  We will arrange for a pickup of the Promotion Certificates. The intent is for parents to view the video with their students and to hand them their certificate when their name is announced during the pre-recorded ceremony. 
  • This is a time to be proud of your child’s accomplishments especially during these unprecedented events that has left the staff at Garden Road Elementary School unable to personally congratulate their students for a job well done.
Promotion Yard Signs
  • The Pekarak family shared the way to order a yard sign celebrating the 5th graders.  Please see the attachment.
  • More information will be coming about the celebrations.
 Student Information Profile Forms  (attached)
Please share your insights about your child as we begin the process of making classes and placements for next year.  This form is not to be used to request a particular teacher, but to provide us with how you see your child as a learner, and to share your child’s strengths and areas of growth. There is a profile form for kindergarten students and one for our 1st to 5th graders attached. Thank you.
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