The Addams Family. Presented by the Glastonbury High School Drama Club and Music Department. March 2,3,9, and 10 at 7:00 pm in the GHS auditorium. Sunday Matinee performance March 4 at 2:00 pm. For more info, call 860-652-7200 x1032. Includes image of The Addams Family musical artwork and links to site to purchase tickets.

District News and Announcements

Letter from SuperintendentSuperintendent Bookman sent a letter to our school community in response to the recent school shooting tragedy in Florida. Please click here to read the Superintendent's letter

Air Conditioning APPROVED!—On February 13 the Town Council voted to approve the funding necessary to install air conditioning in the classrooms of four elementary schools (Buttonball, Hebron Avenue, Hopewell, Naubuc)!  We appreciate all the people—parents, teachers, students, and community members—who have taken time to support this project over the years. Installation is planned to begin this spring. Note: Nayaug Elementary School, along with Glastonbury High and Smith Middle Schools, are already air conditioned. This March, the Town Council will be voting on funding to air condition Gideon Welles School as part of the CIP (Capital Improvements Program) budget.  When all of our schools are air conditioned, all of our students and staff members will be able to focus on teaching and learning every school day.

image of blue halo with text Summer Camp 2018Summer Enrichment Camps
School staff members will be offering a variety of summer camp programs for students. Because these camps are tuition based, there is no cost to the Board of Education. For a complete listing of summer enrichment opportunities, please visit our Summer Camps website. Program brochures are also available at the Glastonbury Public Schools Central Operations office, 628 Hebron Avenue.

Board of Finance Recommends Education Cut—At the January 8th Board of Education meeting, the Board voted to adopt a $105,666,982 million education budget for the 2018-19 school year. This is an increase of 2.2% to the current operating budget. It assumes that $2.5 million of state funding will soon be restored (as planned) to the current budget. On February 8th the Board of Finance recommended an $800,000 cut to the education budget for next year. The Town Council will vote on the final education budget later in March. The Board of Education welcomes and encourages citizen input on its budget. To view budget documents, learn about the school budget process, and confirm upcoming budget meetings, please visit the BOE Budget page of our website.

You are Invited!—
Glastonbury Public Schools Foreign Language Department International Night. March 1, 2018, 6-8 pm, Smith Middle School. Snow Date: March 8
Students, families, and the entire Glastonbury community is invited to our Foreign Language International Night scheduled for March 1st from 6:00 to 8:00 pm at Smith Middle School. Join us to witness how Glastonbury Public Schools integrates global culture into local foreign language education. The event features displays of student work from the Foreign Language and English Language Learning Department. Expect an evening of fun for the whole family—including musical performances and international cuisine samples! Open to the community. For more information, please call 860-652-7954.

School Calendar Artists Honored at Board Meeting
Glastonbury School Calendar artists lined up with certificates at Board meeting
Congratulations to the 2017-2018 Glastonbury Schools Calendar student artists! These students were recently honored at a January Board of Education meeting. Pictured from left to right:  Mrs. Pagan accepting award for her daughter Emily, Quinn Collins, Nicholas Werner, Laura Park, Sydney Simon, Jasmin  Sarac, Morgan Peterson, Alex Bell, Evan Glynn, Ali Al-Kawaz. Missing from photo: Camryn Grady, Cassandra  Nocera, Ty Richardson, Roman Stanford.

Communications Awards—Glastonbury Public Schools recently received several awards from the Connecticut Association of Boards of Education (CABE). Our district was honored with following 2016 Bonnie B. Carney Awards of Excellence for Educational Communications: The Board of Education's 2017-2018 Budget document (First Place); The district's 2016 Art School Calendar (First Place); and the district's 2016 Veterans Day Slideshow (First Place).

BOE ColumnThe Glastonbury Citizen newspaper regularly publishes articles submitted by the Glastonbury Board of Education. Click here for our most recent Board column titled: Maximum Student Learning at the Lowest Possible Cost. Previous articles can be found on the From the BOE....webpage.

Kindergarten Registration—Any child who will be five years of age on or before January 1, 2019 and meets all residency requirements is eligible to begin kindergarten at the start of the 2018-19 school year. A letter will be mailed in January to all potential students of whom our district is aware. The letter includes instructions for our registration process. After pre-registering students online, parents/guardians will be prompted to schedule a brief session with our registrar at the central office. Families will need to bring the necessary documents for the registrar to scan. This will complete the registration process. Please complete the online pre-registration for your kindergarten student as soon as possible. Appointments with the registrar are available starting January 2nd. Visit the Kindergarten Registration website for more information.

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Redistricting UpdateOn June 12th the Board of Education voted to adopt an elementary redistricting plan for the 2018-2019 school year (next school year). Please click here to view the new Elementary School Listing by Street EFFECTIVE for the 2018-2019 School Year and a report on Redistricting Transition Plans presented to the Board of Education in January 2018. To learn more, please visit our Elementary School Redistricting webpage.

Staff Recognition--We are proud to share some of the many accomplishments of our staff and schools. Please click here to learn more about recent staff awards and recognition received by Glastonbury Public School staff members.

GPS Dates to Remember

The Glastonbury Planetarium

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Community Newsletter

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