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George School

Photo: Basketball Wizards entertain George students!

Natalie Pohl, Principal
Ines Enos, Assistant Principal

GEORGE SCHOOL MISSION

To educate the whole child in a welcoming, safe and supportive environment where students are engaged in learning and challenged to reach their greatest potential for academic, social, emotional and physical growth.

Nuestra Misión

Educar al niño/a en su totalidad en un ambiente seguro y propicio donde los estudiantes participan en el aprendizaje y son desafiados a alcanzar lo máximo potencial académico, social, emocional y crecimiento físico.

GEORGE SCHOOL VISION

To provide instructional excellence for every student, every day and to value our diversity in order for each student to be a contributing member in a global community.

Nuestra Visión

Proporcionar excelencia instruccional para cada estudiante, cada día y valorar nuestra diversidad para que cada estudiante pueda ser un miembro que contribuye en una comunidad global.

180 Colonel Bell Drive
Brockton, MA 02301
Hours: 9:00 a.m. - 3:15 p.m.
TEL. 508-
580-7913
FAX 508-580-7917

The above link will take you to the PDF versions of the school brochures. If you would like a copy of a particular brochure mailed to you, please email: JaneEFeroli@bpsma.org

School Supply Lists 2017-2018

Kindergarten

Kindergarten Supply List

1 box of crayons – 8 count

1 package of dry erase markers (primary colors)

1 package broad tip markers

2 glue sticks

1 bottle of school glue

2 two-pocket folders

2 primary composition notebooks

Donations of the following are always gratefully accepted:

Extra supply items from above

Tissues

Clorox wipes

Grade 1

Grade 1 Supply List

12 - #2 pencils

1 box of crayons – 24 count

1 package of dry erase markers (primary colors)

2 glue sticks

1 pair of Fiskar blunt tip scissors

1 one white inch binder

2 primary composition notebooks

Donations of the following are always gratefully accepted:

Extra supply items from above

Purell hand sanitizer

Tissues

Clorox wipes

Baby wipes

Grade 2

Grade 2 Supply List (except Two-Way – please see separate list in the next panel)

12 - #2 pencils

1 box of crayons – 24 count

1 box of colored pencils

1 package broad tip markers

1 package of dry erase markers (primary colors)

1 pink eraser

2 glue sticks

1 bottle of school glue

1 pair of Fiskar scissors

2 two-pocket folders

2 one-subject notebooks

2 composition notebooks

Donations of the following are always gratefully accepted:

Extra supply items from above

Purell hand sanitizer

Tissues

Clorox wipes

Grade 2 - Two-Way

BIENVENIDOS A SEGUNDO GRADO
Welcome to second grade

Ms. Higgins Grade 2 teacher at George SchoolHello, I’m Ms. Higgins and I will be your 2nd grade English teacher. I hope you continue to read over the summer for 20 minutes a night and practice your addition and subtraction facts. I can’t wait to hear about all the fun things you did over the summer. See you in September!

Mrs. Craig Grade 2 teacher at the George School, Brockton, MA

Hola, soy Sra. Craig y yo sería su maestra de español de 2ndo grado. Me encanta trabajar en el jardín y pasar tiempo fuera con mis hijos, Ethan & Aaden. Espero que pases mucho tiempo fuera y tengas aventuras divertidas. No te olvides de leer un montón de libros españoles. No puedo esperar para escuchar acerca de todas sus aventuras en septiembre.

Materials for Second Grade

 3 Composition notebooks

 LOTS of sharpened pencils

 Colored pencils

 Scissors

 4 Glue Sticks

 1 clipboard

Materiales para el Segundo grado

 Tijeras

 Lápices de colores

 MUCHOS Lápices afilados

 3 cuadernos de composición

 4 tubos de pega para compartir

 1 portapapeles


Grade 3

Grade 3 Supply List

12 - #2 pencils

1 box of crayons – 24 count

1 box of colored pencils

1 package broad tip markers

1 package of dry erase markers (primary colors)

1 pink eraser

2 glue sticks

1 bottle of school glue

1 pair of Fiskar scissors

2 two-pocket folders

2 one-subject notebooks

2 composition notebooks

2 packages large white lined paper

Donations of the following are always gratefully accepted:

Extra supply items from above

Purell hand sanitizer

Tissues

Clorox wipes


Grade 4

Grade 4 Supply List

12 - #2 pencils

1 box of crayons – 24 count

1 box of colored pencils

1 package broad tip markers

1 package of dry erase markers (primary colors)

1 pink eraser

2 glue sticks

1 bottle of school glue

1 pair of Fiskar scissors

2 two-pocket folders

2 one-subject notebooks

2 composition notebooks

2 packages large white lined paper

Donations of the following are always gratefully accepted:

Extra supply items from above

Purell hand sanitizer

Tissues

Clorox wipes


Grade 5

All Grade 5 – except Two-Way classrooms

Dear Parents/Guardians:

In years past, we have provided you with a list of supplies your child would need for fifth grade. This year we decided to do things a bit differently. Experience has taught us what works and what doesn’t! Instead of going out during the summer and purchasing different kinds of supplies, we are asking you to only purchase items on this list. For everything else, we ask that you send your child to school on the first day with $5.00. At that time we will distribute specific materials we would like all students to have. This $5.00 will cover the cost of all the notebooks, folders, crayons, and colored pencils your child will need for a successful year in fifth grade.

Things you need to purchase separately from the $5.00 supply list:

1 pocket dictionary/thesaurus
1 soft pencil pouch (please don’t buy the hard type, they take up too much room
1 bottle/stick of glue
1 pack of lined paper

We would appreciate you not buying mechanical pencils!

Donations of the following are always gratefully accepted:

Tissues
Hand sanitizer
Napkins
Paper plates
Plastic cups

Thank you and have a safe and enjoyable summer! See you in September!

The Fifth Grade Team


Grade 5 - Two-Way

Grade 5 Two-Way Supply List

12 - #2 pencils

1 box of crayons – 24 count

1 box of colored pencils

1 package broad tip markers

1 pink eraser

1 pair of Fiskar scissors

4 two-pocket folders

4 one-subject notebooks

2 packages large white lined paper

Donations of the following are always gratefully accepted:

Extra supply items from above

Purell hand sanitizer

Tissues

Clorox wipes


About Us

The 112,000-square-foot building at 180 Colonel Bell Drive is a virtual twin to the Mary E. Baker School on Quincy Street. Designed by HMFH Architects and built by Agostini Construction, each school houses approximately 750 students. The two schools cost a total of $67 million, with 90 percent reimbursement from the Massachusetts School Building Assistance Bureau.

The city's newest school is named for former Brockton Public Schools Superintendent Manthala George, Jr., a dynamic educational leader who headed the city's school department from 1984-1994, a decade of progress in spite of dire financial constraints. The son of Lebanese immigrants, George grew up in Brockton, was educated in city schools and has spent his life giving his time and efforts to bettering the community.

When it opened, the school welcomed 100 Grades 3-6 students from the Whitman School and 200 kindergarten through 6th graders from the Arnone School Spanish Two-Way Language Instruction and Spanish SEI programs.

The school is brightly lit and welcoming, instilling a sense of warmth and cheerfulness. Designed with the needs of 21st century students in mind, the building is handicapped-accessible and boasts a glistening gymnasium with seating for 500, a sunny cafetorium with a stage canopied by a Queen's arch, and an airy 3rd floor library with built-in shelves, banks of computers, a reading room and meeting space.

The George School is surrounded by lawns fed by an underground irrigation system. The property has two brand-new playgrounds, soccer and playing fields and a community meeting room. The building has large, open Art and Music Rooms that have ample storage and room for a kiln for art classes and practice space for music. The Guidance Suite has private offices for meeting with students and parents, as well as a small conference room.

School Uniforms

SCHOOL UNIFORMS INFORMATION

The George School colors are khaki and navy blue. Our uniform is collared navy blue shirts with khaki pants, shorts or skirts. If wearing a skirt, girls may wear white or navy tights. You may purchase uniforms at any local retail store such as Old Navy, Children’s Place, Macy’s, Sears, Walmart, Target or Kmart. On physical education days only, navy blue sweatpants or shorts and navy blue t-shirts will be allowed.

You may also purchase the uniforms with our custom George School jaguar logo on each item. To see all available items, please visit:

https://georgeelementary.itemorder.com/

You can now purchase your items online in 3 easy steps:

1. Go to the online store by clicking the link above.
2. Choose your items and add them to your cart.
3. Securely checkout with your credit card.

Online Store deadline is May 31, 2018 (11:59 p.m.)

In addition:
Uniforms will be available for sale at the George School on Wednesday, August 30, 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Cash and credit cards accepted!


Principal's Message

Dear Parents and Families,

The George School has everything to offer - the latest technology, large classrooms, a Spanish Two-Way Program, and all the amenities of a 21st century school, such as art, music rooms and a beautiful library. The staff at our school is made up of very experienced, dedicated and enthusiastic professionals. Together, we look forward to building positive relationships with everyone in our school community and continuing the district’s mission of instructional excellence for every student, every day.

At the George School, we recognize parents as their child’s first teacher. With this in mind, we invite you to partner with us and be a participant in your child’s education. We have an active PTA and offer many parent-child activities throughout the year. We welcome you to become involved and share a love of learning with your child.

We look forward to an exciting and rewarding year with your child!

Sincerely,
Natalie L. Pohl
Principal

School Facts & Highlights

Location

Manthala George, Jr. Elementary School
180 Colonel Bell Drive, Brockton, MA 02301
Main telephone: 508-580-7913, FAX 508-580-917
Hours: 9:00 a.m. - 3:15 p.m.
Early dismissal: 12:15 p.m.

School Highlights

Regular Education Program
Special Education Program
Spanish Two-Way Language Instruction Program
Spanish Sheltered English Immersion Program
Schoolwide Title 1 Services
Computer Lab
Library Media Center
Mobile Wireless Laptop Technology
Promethean Smartboard Technology
Two fenced in Playground Areas
Reading Room
Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports
Peer Leaders
Instrumental Band Program and Chorus
Parent Involvement Program Activities
Parent Teacher Association
Partners in Excellence Volunteer Program
Smart Start Extended Day Program
21st Century After-School Programs

Contact Us

Principal:
Natalie L. Pohl: 508-580-7913
E-mail: natalielpohl@bpsma.org

Assistant Principal:
Ines Enos: 508-580-7913
E-mail: inesenos@bpsma.org

Administrative Assistant:
Maria Krim: 508-580-7913 | FAX 508-580-7917
E-mail: mariakrim@bpsma.org

School Nurse: 508-580-7913
School Adjustment Counselors: 508-580-7913
Community School Coordinators: 508-580-7913
Smart Start Extended Day Coordinators: 508-580-7913

School Improvement Plan

George 2016-2018 School Improvement Plan

Every Brockton Public School has an individual School Improvement Plan, a two‐year strategic plan for schools to follow to achieve academic and non-academic goals. The plans are developed among school leadership, faculty and staff and serve as a blueprint for success.

School Improvement plans require school personnel to set challenging goals for student performance, and must articulate the strategies the school staff will use to reach their targets.

In addition to approving each school’s SIP, Central Office conducts three to four “Walk Throughs” per school per year to gather data and provide feedback to site-level leaders about how effectively the plans are being implemented. What’s exciting about this is that everyone recognizes the importance of this kind of feedback and is actively supporting this kind of valuable work – principals, teachers, administrators and union officials.

George School Report Card & Overview

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