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Great Hollow Middle School Bulletin for Monday, December 09, 2019

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Change for the Needy

During this holiday season, please help our GH families by assisting with our Change for the Needy program. You can lighten that piggy bank and bring your coins to school from Monday, December 9th through Friday, December 13th. Every penny helps and we thank you for your generosity and support. Happy Holidays to you all.

PTA Urban Air Fundraiser

The PTA is holding a fundraiser at the new adventure park, Urban Air on Tuesday, December 17th from 6-8 pm. Tickets are $30 each and will be on sale during ALL lunch periods from Tuesday, December 3rd through Friday, December 6th. Click here to view the flyer. Have a great time.

Winter Book Fair

Now is the time to add a few new books to your library at home. Our Winter Book Fair will be held in the Library Lounge from Tuesday, December 3rd through Monday, December 9th. Remember, books make GREAT gifts! Students will have the opportunity to shop during their prearranged scheduled times.

Winter Concert Schedule

Please join us for our upcoming Winter Music Concert series. The schedules for these fun and entertaining evenings are as follows:

Monday, 12/2 Lippman Band - 7th Grade @ 7:00 pm & 8th Grade @ 8:00 pm

Wednesday, 12/4 Dazzo Band - 6th Grade @ 7:00 pm & 8th Grade @ 8:00 pm

Monday, 12/9 Jurlando Band - 6th Grade @ 7:00 & 7th Grade 8:00m pm

Wednesday, 12/11 Margolin Orchestra - 6th Grade @ 7:00 pm & 7th Grade 8:00 pm

Monday, 12/16 Roth Orchestra - 6th Grade @ 7:00 pm & 8th Grade @ 8:00 pm

Wednesday, 12/18 Putnam Chorus - 6:30, 7:15 & 8:00 pm

Popcorn Fridays

Every month during the school year the PTA holds a Popcorn Friday. Students may purchase a bag of popcorn for $1.00 to enjoy with their friends during lunch. Here is the list of Fridays for this year: 12/13, 1/17, 2/28, 3/13, 4/24, and 5/29

Club Information

Great Hollow has an impressive assortment of clubs to join and are a great way to learn something new while building friendships. Clubs will be starting soon, so make sure to stop by the Club Board, located between the gyms, and sign up for a few of them. Click here to view the Co-Curricular Activities Schedule.

Sing in the holiday season and join our GHSelect Chorus, lead by Mrs. Putnam, for the Town of Smithtown Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony. The ceremony will be held on Wednesday, December 4th from 5-6:30 pm at Smithtown Town Hall, located at 99 West Main Street, Smithtown. You are welcome to bring non-perishable food items to be collected by the Smithtown Food Pantry.

Ms. Culloton is organizing aToy Drive to help make the holidays a little brighter for local families in need. There is a box in the Main Office where you may drop off a new, unwrapped gift for children from 0-16 years of age. Thank you.

PTA Meetings

Please join us for our monthly PTA meetings on the following Wednesdays at 7:00 PM in our Library. Be a part of all the wonderful things they do for our children throughout the year. See you there and thank you for your support. 10/16, 11/13, 1/8, 2/12, 3/11, 4/1, 5/6 (6:30 PM), and 6/10

SEPTA Meetings

SEPTA meetings are held on the following Mondays at our NYA Administrative Building in room 222A at 7:00 pm.

  • October 7, November 18, January 13, February 10, March 9, April 27 and May 11

  • After-School Library Program

    Our after-school library program will begin on Monday, Sept. 16th. The library will be open after school Mondays through Thursdays from dismissal until 3:45. The 4:10 late buses are available for those who need. The routes are posted outside the counseling center, main office, and on the GH website.

    Student Absences and Early Dismissal

    Student Absences: All student absences should be reported in the morning by calling the Health/Attendance Office at 631-382-2825 or emailing us at GMS-Attendance@smithtown.k12.ny.us. In order for absences to be entered into PowerSchool as an excused absence, we require written correspondence from a parent/guardian or doctor.

    Early Dismissals: If you are picking up your child from school early, the student must bring a note to the Attendance Office that morning. Any early dismissals should be picked up no later than 2:15, otherwise children can be picked up on the walker line at regular dismissal time where no note is required.

    Upcoming Events


    December 3rd-9th - Winter Book Fair - Library Lounge

    December 9 - Jurlando Winter Concert 7:00 PM

    December 11 - Margolin Winter Concert 7:00 PM

    December 16 - Roth Winter Concert 7:00 PM

    December 17 - Family Connect Night K-8

    December 18 - Putnam Winter Concert 7:00 PM


    January 8 - PTA Meeting 7:00 PM

    January 23 - Musical 7:30 PM

    January 24 - Musical 7:30 PM

    January 25 - Musical 1:00 PM

    January 29 - Family Connect Night - District Wide

    January 30 - Musical Snow Date 7:30 PM

    January 31 - Musical Snow Date 7:30 PM


    February 1 - Musical Snow Date 1:00 PM

    February 7 - Hoops for Hearts

    February 12 - PTA Meeting 7:00 PM

    February 27 - Family Connect Night K-8

    *Please note that events are subject to change at any time. Thank you.

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