John G. Gilmartin Elementary School News

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Community Forum

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Students Recognized for Art Talent

Congratulations to the twelve 5th graders from the Waterbury School system who won Arts Awards at the 20th Annual Connecticut Elementary Schools Celebration of the Arts Festival. The ceremony was held at the Aqua Turf Club in Southington, CT on Tuesday, February 5. Elementary schools from approximately 80 cities and towns around Connecticut participated in the Arts Festival over the course of 2 nights. The students and their families, as well as teachers and administrators, were able to enjoy a buffet style dinner of salad, pasta, pizza, tacos and ice cream. The award recipients had their caricatures drawn and all children were able to participate in face painting and balloon sculpting done by several clowns throughout the night. All students received certificates of achievement presented by the school principal or their designee.

The following students won awards for visual arts and/or music:
Back row: Tamara Guevara (Wilson - Music), Erika Perez (Wilson - Art), Annalese Maldonado (Gilmartin - Music) and Nesi Nakhutsrishvili (Gilmartin - Art)
Front row: Sydnie Smith (Rotella - Music), Aishah Aly (Rotella - Art), Dara Cabrera (Sprague - Art), Janvi Patel (Sprague - Music) and Ashley Guardado (Hopeville - Art)
Missing: Jose Morales (Maloney - Music & Art), Mya Soto (Maloney - Music & Art) and Dylan Syman (Hopeville - Music)

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NEMS Scores in Vocabulary Bowl

North End Middle School students studied hard and learned 16,171 new words as part of the national Vocabulary Bowl competition. That result placed the school in the top ten nationally. CONGRATULATIONS!

Community Meeting

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DPAC Meeting
Early Dismissal

Due to the weather, Waterbury Public Schools will have an early dismissal today. Debido a las condiciones del tiempo, los estudiantes de las escuelas públicas de Waterbury saldrán temprano hoy. Për shkak të kushteve të motit, nxënësit e Shkollave Publike të Waterbury do të dalin herët nga shkolla ditën e sotme.

Early Dismissal

Due to the weather, Waterbury Public Schools will have an early dismissal today. Debido a las condiciones del tiempo, los estudiantes de las escuelas públicas de Waterbury saldrán temprano hoy. Për shkak të kushteve të motit, nxënësit e Shkollave Publike të Waterbury do të dalin herët nga shkolla ditën e sotme.

Mulan

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New Year Begins with New Staff in Place

January 14, 2019 - Superintendent of Schools Dr. Verna Ruffin (standing) welcomed new staff to her Cabinet today, where the discussion immediately focused on student learning. New staff (or staff in new positions) include Dr. Gregory Rodriguez, Deputy Superintendent; Mr. William F. Clark, Chief Operating Officer, Dr. Tonya Biles, Supervisor of Pupil Personnel, and Jacqueline Davis, District Climate and Attendance Coordinator. Two CT State Department of Education officials helped provide guidance: Leslie Carson, Turnaround Office, and Ajit Gopalakrishnan, Bureau Chief of the Performance Office. 

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Filmmaker Documents Waterbury Students Learning to Read

Harvey Hubbell, filmmaker, is filming a documentary in Waterbury about the systems/practices we use to teach reading. This link will bring you to the first 7 episodes. They are only a few minutes each. 

https://www.seedling.tv/

Kindergarten Registration
  • All Kindergarten registrations will be processed ONLY at the Waterbury Family Intake Center at One Jefferson Square on the first floor.
  • Registration hours are from 8:15 am until 2:30 pm, Monday through Friday for children who will be 5 years old on or before January 1, 2020.
  • If a language other than English is spoken in the home, then the child MUST be present at the time of registration.
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  • Todas las Registraciones para kindergarten serán procesadas SOLAMENTE en el Family Intake Center de Waterbury localizado en el primer piso de one Jefferson Square. 

  • El horario de registración es de 8:15 hasta las 2:30 pm, lunes a viernes para niños que tengan 5 años de edad en o antes del 1ro  de enero de 2020

  • Si en su casa se habla otro idioma distinto al Inglés, su niño/a DEBE estar presente para la  Registración. 

For more information including registration dates, please click here - English / Spanish

Maloney and Rotella Lottery Information
DPAC Meeting

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WAMS PTSO Visit with Santa

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PJ Day for Elementary Schools

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Flu Clinic

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Community Conversation

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Parent Forum

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DPAC Event

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Governance Council Training

Waterbury Public Schools Governance Council Training Module

Provided by the Waterbury Board of Education & CABE CT Association Boards of Education

  Tuesday, November 27, 2018 (Snow Date: Wednesday Nov. 28, 2018)

6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. at Crosby High School Media Center

300 Pierpont Road Waterbury, CT 06705  

Light Refreshments Will be Served

Child Care Provided by Crosby High School Students

Module:  Basics- “What School Governance Members Need to Know”   

Attorney Rebecca Adams from CABE

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Input Sought on Grant Application

21st Century Community Learning Centers Grant 2018-19

The Waterbury Public School District is preparing one afterschool grant application for the 2018-19 21st Century Community Learning Centers Grant Program.  We welcome any input or suggestions you have to offer concerning this grant application.  To share your thoughts on this please call the Competitive Grants Office at 203-346-3506, or email nsteck@waterbury.k12.ct.us using the following subject line: 21st CCLC Community Input, by October 23, 2018.

WAMS Lottery
November Meeting Rescheduled

The Board of Education meeting originally scheduled for Thursday, November 15th, has been rescheduled to Wednesday, November 14th, at 6:30 p.m. at Waterbury Arts Magnet School. 

Eagle's Nest Preschool

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Staff Welcome New Superintendent

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Dr. Ruffin greets staff as they arrive at the reception to welcome her to Waterbury Public Schools. 

New Superintendent Named

Dr. Verna D. Ruffin is the new Superintendent of Schools for Waterbury. The Board of Education official named Dr. Ruffin at its meeting June 28, 2018. 

Dr. Ruffin comes to Waterbury from a position as a Chief Academic Officer for the Achievement School District in Memphis, Tennessee. Prior to that position, she had served as Superintendent of the Jackson-Madison County Schools in Jackson (TN) and Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction and Area Superintendent in Tulsa (OK) Public Schools.

Dr. Ruffin accepts position

Educators of Year Announced

Thirty-one teachers, three paraprofessionals, one administrator, and one support staff person of the year will be honored at a ceremony at Crosby High School on Thursday, June 14th, at 4:30 p.m. The Administrator of the Year and the Waterbury Teacher of the Year will be announced at that time. Continue reading this article on the next page to see the list of winners. 

Superintendent's Student Recognition Awards

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Fifty one students received recognition during the annual Superintendent's Student Awards Recognition ceremony, held May 10, 2018 at Kennedy High School. Click here for full set of photographs and student bios from that evening. 

Celebrating Community Through The Arts

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Moving on to National Invention Convention

Caleb Smith, a 5th grader at Rotella, was selected to go on to the National Invention Convention in Washington DC on June 3rd.  We had 19 finalists compete at UCONN this past weekend, and we received two other awards, both to Caleb.  It was a great experience for the students, and Waterbury was well represented. 

Open House Postponed

Maloney’s 2017 Lottery Open House scheduled for tonight has been rescheduled to Tuesday, January 24 at 6 pm. 

 

Hispanic Celebration Video

Video of the Hispanic Celebration held earlier this year is now available on the school website under "Videos." 

Please click the link below for information/schedule for the 2015-2016 ESH Program

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Autism Awareness
Spring Picture Day

Picture Day will be held on Tuesday, March 31st, 2015.

February Student of the Month

The February Student of the Month ceremony will be held on Thursday, March 19, 2015, at 9:30 a.m. 

Gilmartin’s 3rd Annual Pumpkin Decorating Contest

* You can use paint, glitter, stickers, wigs, hats, feathers etc… Be creative

* Absolutely no carvings will be allowed

*Absolutely no pumpkin will be allowed that promotes any kind of violence.

All entries must be brought into school no later than Friday, October 23rd

PBIS FUN FRIDAY!!!

October 23rd

Fall Festival

Gilmartin families, please join us for a night of "Fall Festival" fun!

Thursday, October 29th 5:30 to 7:30

Music, costumes, crafts, D.J., music, free books and more!!!

 

 

 

John G. Gilmartin Elementary School
94 Spring Lake Rd
Waterbury, CT 06706
Phone: 203.574.8175

Fax: 203.573.6649