Catherine Ryan submits ~
Queuing and sharing. Poem in Your Pocket Day fell on April 30. The power of poetry and listening was unforgettable. Try it yourself next year—bring extra Kleenex.
Mayor Romeo-Theken encourages Gloucester students to send their original poem to the Office of the Mayor, 9 Dale Avenue, Gloucester, MA. She promises to read them! Students should include their name, which Gloucester school, their grade and teacher’s name.
Look for Poem in Your Pocket Day each April. It’s free and simple to participate. Carry a Poem. Share a Poem. For more information, search for Poem in Your Pocket Day (PIYP Day) Academy of American Poets (www.poets.org) or New York City’s excellent web site, http://www.NYC.gov/poem. PIYP Day started in NYC in 2002 inspired by theFavorite Poem Project established in 1997 by Robert Pinsky, former Poet Laureate of the United States. East Gloucester Elementary initiated PIYP Day in 2012 because it always celebrates literacy and arts. Students are encouraged to submit poems to the Gloucester Lyceum & Sawyer Free Public Library’s Poetry without Paper contest.
The honorary post for the Gloucester Poet Laureate was created in 1998. There have been four poet laureates: Vincent Ferrini was the City’s first, then John Ronan, Ruthanne Collinson, and the current Poet Laureate, Peter Todd. The Committee for the Arts helps select a new Poet Laureate every four years.
Special thanks to the students; Mayor Romeo-Theken; East Gloucester Elementary school teachers and staff– especially Literacy Coach Melissa Francis; EGS PTO; poet laureate, Peter Todd, and former laureates John Ronan and Rufus Collinson. Student Cal White read Peter Todd’s poem, Friendship, for morning message. Visit Gloucester’s website for more information and to read the poems shared by the poet laureates.
Dawn Sarrouf writes on Instagram and shares these wonderful photos from East Gloucester Elementary ~
“Really? 7:30am Ukelele Jam band at #eastgloucesterelementary with kids, teachers, parents, and even the princile?! Yes, m’am! Every Thursday morning!”
Thanks Dawn for sharing!!!
Photos courtesy Dawn Sarrouf and Michelle DelVecchio
The East Gloucester Elementary School 5th-grade class presents Robin Hood!
There will be three performances:
Thursday, April 9th at 7:00pm
Friday, April 10th at 7:00pm
Saturday, April 11th at 2:00pm
GREAT JOB on the video Martin and Robin Hood Cast!!
Principal Gregg Bach and the Teachers held a Fair at the school Jun 17th .
Message from the Principal
Click on Photo below to enjoy the enthusiasm and happy faces in the Slide-Show.
Michelle Delvecchio talks about the East Gloucester Elementary School Auction and also what it means to live here and what she loves about our community.
Check out the East Gloucester School Elementary School Auction Website By Clicking This Text
Catered By Duckworth Beach Gourmet
This is not to be missed. there are many fantastic prizes to be had.
Now if you click on the Upcoming events tab at the top of the blog you will be able to access the GMG Community Calendar in which you will find all the details about the event. If you have a community event coming up, don’t hesitate to contact us so we can add it and share it.
I donated breakfast with me and on me at Sailor Stan’s as an auction item (I know, not that exciting, right?)
Come on out and bid it’s sure to be a great night and how can you beat it when you have the food being done by Duckworth Beach Gourmet?
from Marty Del Vecchio via Cape Ann Online-
The East Gloucester Elementary PTO is holding an “Auction for the Arts” on Friday, March 26th at 7:00p, at Cruiseport in Gloucester.
East Gloucester is lucky to have Ed Touchette, a truly wonderful art teacher. He is unlucky enough to have no dedicated art room, and to get by on less than $3 per student per year. The proceeds from this auction will help in both regards.
The evening will feature appetizers provided by Duckworth Beach Gourmet, a cash bar, and dance music by Wheelhouse. Bidding for silent auction items will commence immediately, with select items presented in a live auction at approximately 8:00p.
Here’s one of the featured items-
Vintage School Chairs Decorated By Each Classroom
Also here is a list of other items up for Auction