Let's Celebrate Our 5th Graders!

Hello 5th grade families!

It is hard to believe that our 5th graders will be graduating this year; and what a year it has been! To celebrate this special milestone, all graduates will receive a custom-made T-shirt and a yearbook as mementos of their time spent at GWES. We are also working on pandemic appropriate celebratory activities to close this chapter as well. Stay tuned for more info on that in the coming months.

In order to make the yearbook a reality, we need your help, and we’ll need it soon! The Yearbook is a full color, 52-page book created just for the graduating class.


Guidelines for submitting photos:

  • Go through your photos and look for photos with 2,3,4 or more kids at GWES events. Be sure they are NOT blurry. Please upload ONLY ONE photo per grade year and per event (so max 18 photos)

*Please be sure to choose the appropriate picklist when uploading photos (i.e. First Grade, Second Grade etc.) and in the caption, please include the names of each kid (from left to right) in the photo.

  • PROFILE HEADSHOT!!! If your child had lifetouch photos taken this year, we will use this photo in the yearbook.

If they did not have a photo taken, please upload a profile photo to the 'profile headshot' picklist. Profile headshot photos should be shoulder up of your student only. Students should be wearing attire appropriate for a typical school picture day. Please keep in mind good lighting and a neutral background so that all pictures print well in the yearbook. If anyone has questions or concerns, please e-mail grade5@generalwaynepto.org

  • BABY PHOTO and MESSAGE!! Please upload a baby photo to the baby photo folder in Entourage, we will also include a personal message from you to your child. Please look out for further information on how to submit your personal message.

  • The Yearbook Committee will do it’s best to ensure representation from as many kids as possible! Not all photos will be able to be included but we need to have a broad selection set to ensure the most representation. Thanks for your help.

  • DEADLINE: All photos must be submitted by February 15, 2022.

  • MONEY!! The GWES PTO generously donates $1000 to the 5th Grade to offset costs for activities, but we still need to pay for yearbooks, t-shirts and the celebratory events. This year we will start by collecting $10 to cover the cost of the yearbook. Please login to your Entourage Yearbook account to make payment for the yearbook. (A link will also be placed on the General Wayne PTO website for easy access www.generalwaynepto.org)

    • If this cost is a hardship for your family, please contact Mrs. McGrath or Dr. McCarthy.

    • DEADLINE for payment: February 28, 2022.

  • T-SHIRT CONTEST COMING SOON! Look for more details soon on how the kids will have an opportunity to design and select the t-shirt. A form will also be sent out shortly to collect size details and payment.

If you have any questions or would like to help with any of these activities, please contact grade5@generalwaynepto.org

If you do not want your child to appear in the yearbook please e-mail grade5@generalwaynepto.org