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GBMS Update – More for February

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CALENDAR REMINDERS

SAVE THE DATE – 8th Grade Dance on Friday June 8

NO SCHOOL – Monday, February 19

PTO Book Fair – Tuesday, February 20 – Thursday, February 22

White Out Bullying Week: The week of: February 12th- 16th

  • Monday – Wear Blue for Trust
  • Tuesday (Chili Cook Off) – Wear Grade-Level Colors for Teamwork
    • 5th- Yellow
    • 6th- Green
    • 7th- Red
    • 8th- Black
  • Wednesday (Happy Valentines Day! ) Wear Red or Pink for Joy and Compassion 
  • Thursday – Wear Purple for Violence Prevention
  • Friday WHITE OUT Volleyball Tournament – Wear White for Peace

Strategic Planning Summit

Students, Staff, Parents, and Community Members are cordially invited to participate in a Strategic Planning Summit for Green Brook Township schools. This process will enable us to create a blueprint for the next level of teaching and learning in our schools!
 
Come work side-by-side with other parents, community members, school board members, professional and support staff, administrators, and students.
 
We seek your participation and wisdom in this process!
 
There will be two sessions on Wednesday, 2/14/18:
9:00 AM at the IEF Media Center
6:30 PM at the GBMS Media Center

Eagle Scout Project to provide a ‘Greenhouse for GBMS’

A former student of GBMS, Glen Diamond, who is now a senior at WHRHS, is currently working on an  Eagle Scout project, to provide a “Greenhouse for GBMS”.  Students and teachers could use this as an additional learning space.   Fundraising for this project is proceeding well, but we still need financial support to achieve the goal of $2,000.00.  Any contributions, large or small, would be greatly appreciated.

To learn more about this project, and how to contribute, please visit this ‘GoFundMe’ page at:

https://www.gofundme.com/glens-eagle-scout-project


March is Youth Art Month (YAM) in New Jersey.

During the month of March, student artwork is exhibited throughout different New Jersey galleries and museums.  This year’s art show is called, Building Community Through Art. Somerset County YAM exhibition will be held at the Center for Contemporary Art  (2020 Burnt Mills Rd, Bedminster, NJ)

Artworks by our students in grades 5-8 have been selected and prepared for the show. All are invited to attend the exhibition.  This is a great opportunity for all ages to come and witness amazing artwork done by students from Somerset county. Refreshments will be served.

Grade K-5 exhibition (GBMS grade 5):  March 6 – March 11.  Artists Reception is March 11 from 2:00-3:30.  Award Presentation at 2:30pm.

Grades 6-12 exhibition (GBMS grades 6-8):  March 14 – March 25.  Artists Reception is March 25 from 2:00-3:30.  Award Presentation at 2:30pm.

Congratulations to the following students whose artwork will be exhibited.

Grade 5:

  • Alexandria Battaglia
  • Suki Chen
  • Oskar Gaebele
  • Valeria Mesa
  • Savannah Murphy
  • Angela Sun
  • Grace Wang
  • Gabriella Yanes
  • Gabriel Zhao

Grade 6: 

  • Jason Wu

Grade 8:

  • Elaina Gaito
  • Jordan Pincus
  • Mia Hionis
  • June Yin
  • Sydney Zeszotarski

GBMS SPRING MUSICAL

Green Brook Middle School students are hard at work preparing for their jaw-dropping performance of Seussical Jr!

Come journey through Whoville and the Jungle of Nool as we follow the story of Horton the Elephant (played by Ahir Verma) trying to save a small world. Laugh along as the Cat in the Hat (Jordan Pincus) narrates us through the twists and turns of this incredible tale based on the characters of legendary children’s author, Dr. Seuss. Watch as poor little Gertrude the bird (Erin Ptack) finds her confidence, the Sour Kangaroo and Little Kangaroo (Mia Hionis and Lea Anthony) tease Horton, JoJo’s (Aria Anthony) “thinks” get him in trouble with Mrs. and Mr. Mayor (Abby Wighard and Daniel Zhang), and the amazing Mayzie (Rhea Cariappa) reminds us just How Lucky [We] Are!

This is the 6th show directed by the school’s chorus and orchestra director, Mr. William Alzaher with choreography by Jaclyn Priore and crew management by GBMS theater teacher Mrs. Erin Ferrara.

The show will be performed at the Green Brook Middle School Auditorium at 132 Jefferson Ave in Green Brook N.J. Opening night is on Thursday March 22nd with an another performance on Friday March 23rd, both at 7pm (doors open at 6:30pm).Tickets are $10 and can be purchased at the door or online by going to greenbrookms.seatyourself.biz.