Category Archives: Carol’s Corner

Bus Routes Posted

You can tell when the opening of school is closer when the bus routes are published and lo and behold they have been posted on the following link

https://sites.google.com/site/gssbus/home/bus-routes

I also want to let you know that the color coded bus passes were mailed out today Wednesday, August 14th so you should be receiving them soon.

Looking forward to having a great year with the buses. Enjoy the last few weeks of summer break!

Penn Brook School Cleared to Reopen

I have good news to report. The repairs in the electrical box  are complete and the school has been cleared to reopen.  Due to the fact that we were uncertain of when the repairs would be completed, the school was closed for today but the office will be open and programs will resume as planned .on Monday. Thank you for your patience as we dealt with this situation. Safety always comes first.  Have a great weekend!

Cam Coye Basketball Tournament This Week

This Saturday August 10,  the annual Cam Coye Memorial 3 on 3 Basketball Tournament  will be held at the Georgetown Middle High School gym. I wanted to share the information I received from the tournament committee to encourage people to participate. It is a wonderful event that raises money to support athletic programs and scholarships and it is a labor of love for those who organize and put I in each year  including his parents Matt and Kelly and his brother Tommy. It is a wonderful cause and I hope they fill the tournament with teams this year.

Check out this information and come join in the fun!

This just in!!! A former NBA player, current Big 3 player and NBA broadcaster will play in the Cam Coye 3 on 3  Tournament on Saturday! Come on down Saturday morning to the Georgetown Middle High School to watch for free!! Games start at 7:50AM. Then, Lucky the Leprechaun, from the Celtics, will put on a dunk show at noon. What a day!
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Update on Penn Brook Electrical Issue

This morning I posted about an electrical situation at Penn Brook and I want to provide an update. The situation occurred due to a malfunction in the main electrical box that caused a short which produced smoke. The fire alarm went off and everyone was evacuated while the situation was analyzed by the Fire Department, the Electrical Inspector and the electrician who was called to the school.  Even though the ultimate cause was determined, the  repair involves the installation of new parts that are not immediately available. Due to this fact, the  school will be closed tomorrow Thursday August 8th to any and all employees and visitors.  The special education programs will not run tomorrow but there will be a make up day scheduled.  The Penn Brook Adventure Camp will run tomorrow because they are going on a field trip and will not need to access the school. Parents should wait with their children in the parking lot until the children can get on the bus.  Other than the Adventure Camp,  staff members  should not report to work tomorrow and teachers will not be able to come in to set up classrooms. We will know more tomorrow about when the parts will be available and then I can let you know when the building can be reopened. I want to thank everyone who assisted with this situation today. The Georgetown Fire Department under the direction of Brett Moyer, the Georgetown Police Department under the direction of Chief Cudmore , especially Sgt. Defeo who was on site the whole time, the Georgetown Light Department, the Electrical Inspector and electrician Mark Unger who always responds when we need him,  Principal Margaret Maher, Assistant Principal Hope Doran, Secretary Dianne Collins, the custodial maintenance staff led by Mike Anderson and all of the program staff who worked together to ensure that everyone was safely evacuated  and everything ran smoothly. Also a big thank you to all of the parents who came to pick up their children when we called them. I know that can be a big inconvenience ,especially for working parents, but since the building was closed because there was no power and /or electricity we had no other choice. Thank you for your understanding.

Penn Brook School closed today due to a smoke condition

This morning at 10:20 the fire alarm sounded at Penn Brook School because there was smoke coming from the electrical room. The building was immediately evacuated and all children and staff were safely located to the fields. Additional personnel including the Georgetown Police Department, Georgetown Light , the Groveland Electrical Inspector and other local fire departments responded immediately. The Georgetown Fire Department cut power and secured the building and are assessing the situation.  The building will remain closed until a full investigation has been completed.

Big Event Happening at Youth Center on July 12th

I can’t wait until you see the new Georgetown Youth Community Center on the second floor a the Perley School. Thanks to the generosity of this community, the center is really coming together. The GYCC Committee has planned three summer events for students in grades 6-9 where they can come and check out the center, hangout with friends. play games and eat some yummy snacks.

One of the big items we are trying to secure is a pool table. I have been watching the Marketplace for a table that might be purchased for a reasonable cost and/or donated to the center. I mention this just in case anyone has a pool table or knows anyone who might have one. We have a way to pick it up so if you have any information or leads about this, please contact Mike Anderson  andersonm@georgetown.k12.ma.us or Carol Jacobs at jacobsc@georgetown.k12.ma.us.  We would love your help!

Speaking of help, many people have asked me how they can help. The first helpful thing you can do is help the GYCC Committee promote these events. We are sure once the kids see the space and spend time there that they will want to make this space a second home however we have to get them here first. We would appreciate it if could encourage your kids and their friends to come to the first event that will be held on  Friday July 12th from 6-9 PM  for kids who are going into grades 6-9. Follow the GYCC page on Facebook for the details of the evening. Students are helping to plan this event and I have heard rumors about a DJ, cool food, arts, games and glow in the dark shenanigans.  Should be a great time so please help with the promotion.

Another way you can help is to make a donation to help get some programs and staff paid for in the fall while the GYCC Committee tries to get some more permanent funding for the center.  Thanks to the PTA who is able to act as a fiscal sponsor for a few months, donations can be made and dedicated to the GYCC and they are tax-deductible.  The Committee is about to launch a plan to seek corporate and/or business donations so if interested in getting more information about this contact Erin Duggan. We are so grateful to the PTA for making this possible because every little bit of funding helps and we do need some money to get the center up and running In the fall. Along with cash donations , the Committee is also looking for small gift cards to grocery stores, BJs or Costco or Walmart so they can provide snacks at no cost and purchase small supplies for the programs that the kids would like to try. Checks can be made out to the Georgetown PTA and earmarked for  the GYCC.

I also want to give a huge shout out to our local Kiwanis Club for their generous donation of  tile flooring for two rooms in the center (the creativity space and the game room).  These spaces were in serious need of replacing the carpet and they approved $2000 which will cover the cost of providing tiles for both rooms. This group has always been very committed to this community and, in particular, they have been great partners to the kids and the senior citizens.  They do many things behind the scenes and never ask for anything in return so I want to be sure to thank them publicly on behalf of the GYCC Committee and all of the youth who will enjoy this space. THANK YOU!

I am so inspired by the dedication of the GYCC Committee members and all of the other people who have donated time and resources to make this great venture happen. Please follow their progress on Facebook and if you are interested in helping with programming, marketing and communication and/or budget and finance, contact Erin Duggan at erin.duggan2008@gmail.com

https://www.facebook.com/Georgetown-Youth-Community-Center-248866016019169/