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Great Expectations School News - April 30, 2022

Apr 30, 2022 10:31AM ● By Editor
April 30, 2022

Greetings, Families!

It was great to have so many families join us last night for the Writing Celebration!  As I looked at everyone in the classrooms, great room, and out on the playground when I left, it reminded me of "pre-Covid" days.  There was a truly joyful spirit in the air!  Thank you to everyone who masked for this event.  Together, our efforts make a difference!

Our next big event will be the Annual GES Plant Sale on Saturday, May 21!  This year the Pancake Breakfast will also return, so families can enjoy breakfast before shopping for plants!  This is our only big fundraiser of the year, and many hands are needed to make it a success.  Please sign up for a time to help with either the plant sale, or the pancake breakfast.  Working at this event is a social opportunity to connect with others in the community that we haven't seen all winter. 

Sign Up to help HERE!

Here is a picture of the first blooms of the seeds students planted for the sale.


BIKE TO SCHOOL DAY - Biking or walking to school allows for a little bit of exercise before starting the day and improves children’s learning. Walk or bike to school May 4th for Bike to School Day, an annual celebration that promotes biking to school as a fun and safe activity for students.

Important Dates & Events

  • SCHOOL ADMINISTRATOR DAY - 5/1 (& Monday, 5/2)
  • OTTERS TO WOLF RIDGE - 5/4-5/6
  • MAP TESTING WINDOW - 5/9-5/20 Grades 3-8
  • GES ANNUAL PLANT SALE! - Saturday, 5/21 8:00-1:00 & PANCAKE BREAKFAST - 7:00-10:00
  • K-2 TO CHIK WAUK - 5/26
  • STEP UP DAY! - 5/27 Students spend part of the afternoon in next year's classroom
  • NO SCHOOL - Monday, 5/30 Memorial Day
  • BEACH DAY! - 5/31 (alternate day 6/1)
  • LAST DAY OF SCHOOL - Friday, 6/3

In the Classrooms:

Bear Cubs find signs of Spring!

Fawns took time to nature journal and investigate a dead birch.

Beavers staff enjoy Character Day!

Lynx take some down time...

Public Health Update

 Covid-19 Community Level - Medium.
What this means for you and your family:
If the COVID-19 Community Level is Medium:
If you are at risk for severe illness, talk to your healthcare provider about wearing masks indoors in public.
If you live with or will gather with someone at risk for severe illness, wear a mask when indoors with them.
If you have any questions please feel free to contact Public Health at 387-3620.
PHHS Testing: May 4 at Community Center COVID-19 Routine Testing (
PHHS Testing: May 11 at Community Center COVID-19 Routine Testing (
PHHS Testing: May 18 at Community Center COVID-19 Routine Testing (
PHHS Testing: May 25 at Community Center COVID-19 Routine Testing (
PHHS Testing: June 1 at Community Center COVID-19 Routine Testing (

Great Lunch

Are you interested in what your child eats for lunch?  Join the Great Lunch Board and help make decisions!  The Board meets monthly to discuss program needs and find viable solutions.  If you are interested in joining or would like more information, email [email protected].  Thank you!
As always, please call the office if you have any questions on school-related items.  We are happy to assist you!
Boreal Ship Spotter - larger view here