Half Day Kindergarten Dismissal Alert - January 5th We have been advised by the Police Department that the roads in town are extremely icy. As a result we have made the decision to hold our half day kindergarteners at school. This means students who ride the bus will be transported home at the end of the day by bus. We have made arrangements for the students to have lunch with their classes. Those families who pick up their students are free to do so, but please know that they are welcome to stay at school until the roads are safe. As we watch the weather, it will be warming to above freezing in the afternoon hours making travel much easier. This will also give the town time to treat the roads. Thank you for your partnership! Please don't hesitate to reach out to your principal if you have any questions or concerns. Superintendent Dr. Laura Chesson
4 months ago, GDRSD Superintendent's Office
Half Day Kindergarten Dismissal Alert - January 5th We have been advised by the Police Department that the roads in town are extremely icy. As a result we have made the decision to hold our half day kindergarteners at school. This means students who ride the bus will be transported home at the end of the day by bus. We have made arrangements for the students to have lunch with their classes. Those families who pick up their students are free to do so, but please know that they are welcome to stay at school until the roads are safe. As we watch the weather, it will be warming to above freezing in the afternoon hours making travel much easier. This will also give the town time to treat the roads. Thank you for your partnership! Please don't hesitate to reach out to your principal if you have any questions or concerns. Superintendent Dr. Laura Chesson
4 months ago, GDRSD Superintendent's Office
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Trimester 1 Elementary Report Cards Posted and can be found on the SchoolBrains Community Portal under your students' Document Box.
5 months ago, Phyllis Maynard
Report Card
The Swallow Union Family celebrated Mr. Myerson's birthday in style! There were dozens of principals-in-training dressed professionally for the occasion, sporting ties, button down shirts and school ID replicas.
5 months ago, Ann Marie Roy
4th graders led the way!
3rd grade joining in
Can you spot the real Mr. Myerson in 2nd grade?
Even our Kindergarten students joined in the celebration!
Student Council members created no-sew fringe blankets for the non-profit organization Binky Patrol.
5 months ago, Ann Marie Roy
Student Council 2021-2022
Student Council 2021-2022
Student Council 2021-2022
Students in Mrs. Deschenes-Desmond's class got curious about Thunder, Weather and Climate. They shared questions they had and what they would like to learn more in the upcoming Science Unit.
6 months ago, Ann Marie Roy
3D Student writes her response
Getting Curious about Thunder on a rainy Thursday
So many questions!
3D Students write their responses
SU Third and Fourth graders had the pleasure in meeting Miranda. Groton Police Sargent Rachel Bielecki is the owner. She visits schools to share with students how therapy dogs can very helpful for people.
6 months ago, Peter Myerson
Miranda The Therapy Dog
Mrs. Olson's Kindergartners visited the Tech/Innovation Lab for Indoor Recess this past week. They brainstormed and created personal and group masterpieces which showed creativity, imagination and collaboration.
6 months ago, Ann Marie Roy
Indoor recess
Indoor recess
Indoor recess
Indoor recess
A Special Shout Out to Kristine Munroe Oldenburg, Colleen Neff, Cynthia Lane-Hand, Christina Andriole, Jen Duzak Neiley, Kalvin Kim, Jeremy and Tracey O'Neill, Madhuri Konuri and Sara Smits Keeney for helping the 4th Grade Student Council deliver 2,545 pounds of food to Loaves and Fishes Food Pantry. 100% of the food delivered to Loaves and Fishes today was loaded into cars by 4th grade Student Council Members at Swallow Union. Some of the boxes were really heavy. Students had to figure out how to work in teams in order to get the food from the stage to the parking lot. It was magical to watch 9 and 10-year-olds find a way to carry 2,545 pounds out to the awaiting cars.
6 months ago, Ann Marie Roy
Student Council 2021-2022
Student Council 2021-2022
Student Council 2021-2022
Student Council 2021-2022
Current fourth graders walked the Nature trail during Phys Ed with Mrs. Pelletier, utilizing the bridge that was created by last year's fourth graders and their families.
6 months ago, Ann Marie Roy
4th graders on nature trail  behind SU fields
Current 4th graders on Nature trail bridge
Last year's 4th grade students and family members
A great learning experience in Library class as fourth graders discuss the book, 'Wild Robot', with Mrs. Mulligan. Students also filled out a Google Doc with what they know and wonder about 'Wild Robot'. #gdrsdchat
6 months ago, GDRSD
Mrs. Mulligan with students in the library.
Students at their Chromebook.
Thank you for our parent volunteers and staff for providing the SU students and families with a fun "Spooktacular Halloween Drive Thru Parade" this past Friday night.
7 months ago, Peter Myerson
Halloween
Fourth-grade students were thrilled to experience a Virtual Field Trip to the Ashfall Fossil Beds in Nebraska hosted by Educator Daniel George.
7 months ago, Ann Marie Roy
Virtual Field Trip
SU Half-Day Reminder: Tomorrow (Friday, October 22) is a half-day at SU. All Students will be dismissed at 12:15. Mr. Myerson
7 months ago, Peter Myerson
After exploring the Unit "Why do birds have beaks?" from Mystery Science, first Grade Scientists in Mrs. Caulfield's class used "beaks" to sort rocks and beans.
7 months ago, Ann Marie Roy
Why do birds have beaks?
Why do birds have beaks?
Why do birds have beaks?
Why do birds have beaks?
Thank you to our SU PTO for providing our first graders with pumpkins. They are being used creatively in our math and science curriculum at the first grade level.
7 months ago, Peter Myerson
Pumpkins
Shout out to SU staff member Andrea Walsh for running and the Boston Marathon last week!!
7 months ago, Peter Myerson
Andrea Walsh
Reminder: Tomorrow (Friday, October 15th) is a full day at Swallow Union. Students will be dismissed at 3:10. Mr. Myerson
7 months ago, Peter Myerson
First grade class taking a walk around SU to find living and non-living things as part of their science lesson.
7 months ago, Peter Myerson
1st grade science
1st grade science
Tomorrow (Friday, October 8th) is a half-day at Swallow Union. All students will be dismissed at 12:15. Mr. Myerson
7 months ago, Peter Myerson