5K and First Grade Registration for 2022-23

We are already planning for the 2022-23 school year!  If your child is starting kindergarten or first grade next year, we need your help! It’s extremely important that you enroll your child between December 6-10 to ensure we have enough teachers on the first day of school.

If you register on those days, you will be entered to win a pair of Ice on Main tickets!   Visit the Parent section of the GCS website and set up a Backpack account. Open your account, click “Enroll A Student,” and follow the instructions. You can also enroll at school, but be sure to bring the required documents listed here.

MAP Testing in December for First and Second Grades

map testing  MAP Testing will be taking place in December for First and Second Grades. 

  First Grade is in-person ONLY and Second Grade is in-person AND virtual. 


         First Grade Parent Letter    Second Grade Parent Letter

Please review the letter (linked above) for further details. If you have any questions, please email Tracy Winetroub.

CogAT/IOWA Re-Test (paper/pencil) in January for all second graders (virtual and brick and mortar).


During October’s CogAT and Iowa test window, some students at some schools experienced technical issues (e.g., freezing screens, audio issues, omitted software functionality) during the online administration. While school staff resolved many technical issues, allowing students to complete their tests, the testing vendor and the district have deemed some issues to have created disruptions, distractions, or experiences which could compromise the validity of some students’ scores.

Thus, due to the technical issues some students experienced while completing the tests, we are offering all students, both virtual and in-person,  the opportunity to retake both the CogAT and Iowa tests during the January testing window, January 4-13.


CogAt and Iowa Retest Information and Form HERE


National PTA Reflections Arts Awards Program

pta reflections The Pelham Road PTA is thrilled to host the National PTA Reflections program again this year. Reflections is a program, that for over 50 years, has fostered and celebrated student creativity in grades Pre-K through grade twelve. The theme for the 2021-2022 school year is “I Will Change the World by…”

Students that are inspired by this theme will create and submit an original piece of choreography, film, literature, music, composition, photography, or visual art that best reflects the theme this year. Students that participate will enjoy rewards and recognition for their effort, and their judged entry may be selected as a winner at the school, district, state, or national level. All students are welcome to participate in this celebratory competition of the arts. Please look for further information and updates on the PTA website, from your student's teacher, and in upcoming newsletters

Entries due:  November 16th

Click HERE for more Information