Kathleen E. Goodwin
Elementary School - News & Events


Principal - Heston Sutman


80 Old Boston Post Road
Old Saybrook, CT 06475
860-395-3165  Fax: 860-395-3360

Here's what's coming...

Last Thursday, our PTA treated our staff and students to Boogie Chillun'. We were taken through a musical ride through the history of music. We greatly appreciate all of the programs that the PTA provides.

The Old Saybrook Early Childhood Council as supported the addition of Little Free Libraries in Old Saybrook. The first library was recently added to Trask Park. Children of all ages are encouraged to take a book, return a book for free. The is a national initiative that helps build a love for reading. To learn more, please visit https://littlefreelibrary.org. 

The Old Saybrook Education Foundation (OSEF) has set the date for their annual fundraiser which raises funds for teacher requests of unique activities and college scholarships for graduating seniors. This event “An Evening by the Sea” will take place on October 20 at the Elks Lodge in Westbrook.

Thank you to all of the families who were able to attend Grades 2 and 3 Open House. We always enjoy sharing and appreciate the family support. Please continue to communicate closely with teachers.

Sergeant Ryan Albert who is active in the Army, visited the students and shared the story “One” by Kathryn Otoshi. Sergeant Albert is the brother of our very own Sarah Fudge. Students enjoyed listening to the story and asking about Sergeant Ryan’s role in the military. We are most appreciative of his service to our country.

Today the entire student body and staff joined hands to create our first unity circle. The circle symbolizes the coming together of our community and the power of individuals acting as one.

Each year we assess students as a means to identify their individual learning needs in reading and math. The scores are a snapshot in time and is not considered a holistic assessment of a child. Scores will be sent home this October for parents to review.

Students are still getting in the swing of the afternoon bus routine. On some days buses leave as early as 3:15 and other days as late as 3:25. Please ensure that someone is home to receive children considering this window of time.

The Connecticut River Area Health District will be offering flu shots on the following days:

Tuesday, October 3 12-1:00 O.S. Town Hall (1st Floor Conference Room) Thursday, October 12 3-4:30 Goodwin School
Wednesday, October 18 2-4:00 O.S. Middle School
Wednesday, October 25 2-4:00 O.S. High School
Call Chris at the CT River Area Health District with questions: 860-661-3300

Old Saybrook Public Schools is in the process of working with the town to create a unified response to the needs of Texas. We want to ensure that we are providing the most efficient type of support. We will communicate our plan to the families as soon as possible.
The district is proactively recruiting substitutes. Any questions about applying, please reach out to Central Office at 860-395-3157. Keep in mind that you may be more comfortable with one level over another, that is fine. We would be glad to share more information with you at GS too.
As we continue to ease into our new start time of 8:40, we want to remind parents not to drop students prior to 8:30. We can't provide supervision until 8:30. Also, some buses are arriving late in the morning and afternoon due to road construction. Please be patient as home arrival times may vary.

We would like to thank all families for sharing their children with us. It has been a great opening! It is so important to get students off to a positive start. If you have any questions please reach out to us. We are here to support you!

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P: 860.395.3157
F: 860.395.3162
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