Friday, November 17, 2023


Hello Great Falls Families,

It’s hard to believe it is already November! The days are shorter, and they sure are flying by! We will soon be wrapping up the 1st trimester of our academic year, and we have some information to share with you for the upcoming weeks.

Great Falls “DECK” Day, November 20th: Great Falls 1st ever “DECK” (Drop Everything and Cultivate Kindness) Day! On this day we will spend time as a Great Falls school community painting rocks with pictures and inspirational words. The rocks will be displayed on the Great Falls campus. We also encourage our students and staff to wear blue on this day! 

November 22nd-24th: Thanksgiving Break - No School

November 24th: Trimester 2 Ends - Our staff is preparing to share your child’s first progress report. You obtained information regarding your child’s progress at the most recent Parent-Student-Teacher conference and will receive a more formalized report on Friday, December 8th. 

December 8th: Report Cards Sent Home: Sample K-5 IC Report Card





Exceeding Proficiency


Approaching Proficiency



Warm Winter Gear: We want to help ensure that your child is warm this winter season and able to enjoy the fresh air & outdoor activities winter has to offer.  If financial resources are strained and limit your ability to purchase warm winter gear for your child, (coat, snow pants, boots, hats, & mittens), please contact our school social worker, Jaime Tardif, directly at 222-1168 or via email at for assistance and available resources.  We understand the stress associated with this time of year and are here to help! Similarly, if providing for the holiday season is a hardship as well, she is also able to help guide you with resources for the upcoming holiday.  Please do not hesitate to reach out.   

Volunteering at Great Falls: Great Falls is always on the lookout for parent volunteers. If you are interested in volunteering your time at our school, click the following link and find out more. Gorham Schools Volunteer Info

Next Home/School Connection Meeting: Join the Great Falls administrators at our next Home/School Connection Meeting on Thursday, November 30th from 5:30-6:30 p.m. At this meeting, we will begin planning for our Great Falls winter family fun event. If you are interested in being involved in our school community, this is the perfect meeting to attend!

School Calendar: 2023 - 2024 Calendar

The most important information regarding our school community can also be found in the Great Falls News from the Office which will be emailed to families every Thursday. We hope to keep families updated with the latest information and school events. 

If you have any questions or concerns, please reach out to us at any time at or Enjoy your upcoming weekend!


Becky Fortier and Deanna Etienne

Great Falls Administrators