• Dear George Washington School Community,

     Welcome to the 2021-2022 school year at George Washington!  I am honored to be writing this message to you, as I lead this excellent school in my first year as the GW Principal.  

    At this “little school in the woods” our community joins together each day to participate in a school-wide morning meeting that fosters our culture of teamwork, kindness, and joy.  This school-wide welcome is followed by Responsive Classroom-based morning meetings and routines in each homeroom, to further instill a sense of community and responsibility.  We believe in setting a strong foundation for our littlest learners, to develop a strong sense of their individuality, while also recognizing their impact on others and the world around them.

    The remainder of our school day is built around a robust academic program.  Students develop their reading, writing, speaking, and listening muscles through a balanced literacy model, develop their mathematical minds through a differentiated Everyday Math program, and discover the world around them through the Knowing Science program and our social studies curriculum.  All students attend Art, Media/Library, Music, Physical Education, and Spanish classes each week.  Students also have the opportunity to collaborate, problem-solve, and persevere, as they attend monthly coding classes and take on STEAM challenges in our dedicated STEAM lab/Makerspace.  

    Throughout the year, there are many other enriching and engaging experiences made available to our students, thanks to our valued partnership with the HSO, our parent-to-school organization.  Strong home-school partnerships create the most success for our students! 

    I can confidently say that each and every day, all of the educators arrive at George Washington School with hearts full of gratitude for the privilege to work alongside one another, as we collaborate to positively impact the lives of each and every student.  I look forward to partnering together this year to continue to build community, create a culture of kindness, and promote a learning environment that develops each student’s academic skills simultaneously with their individual strengths and passions.  This year, our school theme will be “Growing.”  Get ready to watch us grow in heart, grow in mind, and grow together, as we take risks, learn from our mistakes, and support one another on our educational journey. 

    I cannot wait to see each and every one of our students on September 9th!  If you have any questions or concerns please do not hesitate to reach out. I can be contacted via email at jglebocki@mahwah.k12.nj.us or by phone at 201-762-2240.

    Sincerely,

    Jennifer Glebocki