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Superintendent’s letter on flu season precautions

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In case you missed, it the school district has posted on its website a letter from Superintendent of Schools William McKersie advising families on preventative steps they can take to help reduce the spread of flu and how to respond if their children show signs of illness. Here’s the link: http://www.greenwichschools.org/uploaded/district/pdfs/News_Archives/News_Archives_2014-15/092214_FINAL_Flu_Letter_to_Parents_w_Attachments.pdf   [Read More]

Arrr! Cos Cob students search for ‘pirate’ book treasures

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Cos Cob School students have embarked on some very interesting literary expeditions during the last few months. Literacy Specialists Francine Williams and Michelle Pennino, together with Media Specialist Nancy Shwartz, started a new Cos Cob summer reading program this year, a Reading Treasure Hunt for students in grades K-4. Dressing up as pirates, Williams and […] [Read More]

Parent conference tomorrow at Cos Cob School

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The school district is sponsoring the Parents As Partners Conference on Saturday at Cos Cob School, from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The following is a district-provided q&a about the conference: What is the purpose of this conference? This conference is an opportunity for families and professionals of the Greenwich Public Schools community to share […] [Read More]

North Mianus School bus in near-accident this afternoon

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A bus carrying North Mianus School fourth-graders and chaperones was involved in a near-accident near the McDonald’s, at the I-95 exit in Riverside, at about 1 p.m. today with another vehicle. But the jostling of passengers from the bus’ stopping to avoid a collision was serious enough to warrant precautionary hospital visits for all on […] [Read More]
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The latest from Greenwich High’s student government leaders

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At the Board of Education meeting last Thursday, Greenwich High School senior class president Julia Bunte-Mein and student body president Blake Reinken gave updates about key student government initiatives. Here are their comments. BUNTE-MEIN: “One issue that student government recently became aware of is the overcrowding of buses. One particular bus, bus 8, seems to […] [Read More]
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Greenwich teachers union president talks time management, teacher observations

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At the Board of Education meeting last Thursday, Carol Sutton, president of the Greenwich Education Association, the district’s teachers union, addressed the board. Her comments focused on teachers’ time management and classroom observations of teachers. SUTTON: “On behalf of [GEA] members, the negotiations team and the GEA executive board, thank you for working with us […] [Read More]

Greenwich BET meets tonight

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The Board of Estimate and Taxation will meet tonight at 6:30 p.m. at Town Hall, in the first-floor meeting room. Among the proposed allocations on the agenda are two closely scrutinized ones: $1.24 million for a proposed settlement with the firm that oversaw the construction of Hamilton Avenue School http://www.greenwichtime.com/default/article/Greenwich-moves-to-settle-lawsuits-over-Ham-Ave-5765395.php $52,000 for Harbor Management Committee […] [Read More]
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International School at Dundee serves up ice cream social

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The school year at the International School at Dundee got off to a sweet start last Sunday with a PTA-hosted ice cream social. Below is one cool scene. Second-graders Grace Brandes and Ellen Romano enjoying popsicles and ice cream scooped by ISD teachers and parent volunteers during the family event. [Read More]

Tonight at the Board of Education

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The Board of Education will meet tonight at 7 p.m. at Western Middle School. Here’s a look at the board’s agenda: 1.     Call to Order and Pledge of Allegiance 2.     School Welcome – Western Middle Principal Gordon Beinstein 3.     Public Hearing                                                                                            a.        Greenwich High School Student […] [Read More]
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Glenville principal takes ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

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Even principals have to take tests. In the case of Glenville School Principal Marc D’Amico, he was summoned last Friday, Sept. 12, to take the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. He passed with flying colors: The school raised more than $1,700 for the ALS Foundation. [Read More]