Parent Notices

April 15, 2019

posted Apr 16, 2019, 4:13 AM by Alyce Medeiros

Dear GES Families:


I hope you were all able to enjoy some of the warmer temperatures over the weekend. Unfortunately, we are back to rainy weather. I feel bad for the runners of the Boston Marathon today!


Our third and fourth grade learners have been preparing for their presentations and productions this week. I hope you will be able to come and check out their hard work.


Upcoming Events:

April 16 3rd Grade Wax Museum 5:30PM

April 17 PTA Poetry Submissions Due

April 17 Chorus Play at 7:00PM


Please be on the lookout for your child’s talent show permission slip. It will be coming home this week. Start planning your act so you can get your permission slip back to school as soon as possible.


April is National Poetry Month. The PTA will be holding their annual Poetry Contest. I’ve attached the flyer with more information. Please check it out and encourage your child to submit a poem.


Have a great week and enjoy vacation with your child next week.


Danielle Bolduc, GES Principal


Attachments:

PTA camp scholarship information

Talent Show Permission Slip PTA Poetry Flyer


Important Dates

April 16 3rd Grade Wax Museum 5:30PM

April 17 PTA Poetry Submissions Due

April 17 Chorus Play at 7:00PM

April 22-26 Spring Break
Attachments available for 30 days until Wednesday, May 15, 2019:
Talent Show Permission Slip (1).pdf
PTA scholarship letter to parents 2019.pdf
Poetry flyer.jpg

April 8, 2019

posted Apr 8, 2019, 4:48 AM by Alyce Medeiros

Dear GES Families:


What a “sweet” pancake breakfast on Saturday. Thank you to everyone who attended the event. I was very impressed with the fourth grade learners and their presentations. Thank you to all the families that donated their time and donations of food. I look forward to continuing this tradition for years to come!


Announcements:

This Wednesday is an early release. All learners will be dismissed at 1:00pm.


Please be on the lookout for your child’s talent show permission slip. It will be going home the week of April 15th. Start planning your act so you can get your permission slip back to school as soon as possible. ~Mrs. Vetrano


Foods we eat affect our moods, behavior AND thinking. Check out the attached blog post by Dr. Bilodeau. Have a great week! Danielle Bolduc, GES Principal


Attachments:

Gilford P&R Newsletter

Nutrition and Behavior blog

Summer Camp Brochure


Important Dates:

April 10 - Early Release, 1:00 dismissal for all learners

April 12 Preview of FROZEN - MS Play @ 1:45PM

April 16 3rd Grade Wax Museum 5:30PM

April 17 PTA Poetry Submissions Due

April 17 Chorus Play at 7:00PM

April 22-26 Spring Break





Attachments available for 30 days until Tuesday, May 07, 2019:
P&R News April '19.pdf
Nutrition and Behavior.pdf
Brochure 2019.pdf

April 1, 2019

posted Apr 1, 2019, 4:51 AM by Alyce Medeiros

Dear GES Families:


I hope everyone enjoyed their weekend. We boiled another 35 gallons of sap today. We are excited about our pancake breakfast coming up next weekend. We hope to have some yummy syrup to share with all our families.  Please like us on the Volunteer Steering Committee Facebook page or RSVP at vscatges@gmail.com so we may plan accordingly. We will start serving breakfast at 8:00AM. See attached for details.


Also, SunnySide Maples have partnered with us and will be selling their syrup at the breakfast (cash or check only)

1/2 gallons - $32

Quarts - $18

Pints - $10

They will also have the following products:

Maple Mustard - $5

Granulated Maple Sugar - $5

Maple Seasonings - $4


The next volunteer fingerprinting clinic is scheduled for Tuesday, April 2 from 8:00am-9:00am at the SAU Office.


Many parents asked for our recipes from the foods we served on our Nutrition Fridays.  I have attached the recipes we used for our Nutrition Month learning lunches. NOTE-these recipes are for large quantities and need to be reduced!   


Calling all upcoming kindergarten learners!  We are looking for our newest learners, please see registration information attached.


PTA Poetry Contest is underway. See attached flyer for more information.


Have a great week!


Danielle Bolduc, GES Principal


Important Dates:

April 1 - School Board Meeting (Location: Gilford High School Library)

April 6 - Pancake Breakfast (8:00-10:00am)

April 10 - Early Release, 1:00 dismissal for all learners



Attachments available for 30 days until Tuesday, April 30, 2019:
Poetry flyer.jpg
recipes.pdf
Kindergarten.pdf
Pancake Breakfast Invite.pdf

March 25, 2019

posted Mar 25, 2019, 4:57 AM by Alyce Medeiros

Hi GES Families:

The PTA will host a Poetry Contest in April. The deadline for submissions is April 17th. Please see attached for details.

Thank you, 
Danielle Bolduc, GES Principal


Attachments available for 30 days until Tuesday, April 23, 2019:
Poetry flyer.jpg

March 25, 2019

posted Mar 25, 2019, 4:55 AM by Alyce Medeiros

Dear GES Families:


This has been a very challenging week for our school community with the passing of Jane Avery, one of our paraprofessionals. I want to thank the entire staff for providing a supportive structure for our learners during this difficult time. I also want to thank all the families that sent their condolences. Please know that we are here for your child if they need any support.


This past Wednesday we were able to boil our first batch of maple syrup in our very own sugar shack.  The children all enjoyed a taste of their own syrup in class on Thursday. We are so fortunate to have this opportunity.  We will host our very own pancake breakfast on April 6th from 8-10am. (See attached flyer for details)


March Nutrition month has been great fun for our learners. Each Friday they have guessed the secret ingredient in a sample food. A huge thank you to our food service department that prepared all the food samples and volunteers that helped Nurse Jenn serve all the children. This week’s mac and cheese was interesting and quite the challenge for them to think about the hidden ingredient.  1st and 2nd grade had a tie with the most guesses being chickpeas and lentils. This Friday there will be two stations at recess set up for the kids to participate in some exercise enjoyment!   There will be Nutrition Themed exercises for them to do and then they can receive a colorful bracelet to remind them to eat many colorful fruits and veggies to get the most vitamins they can into their diet. Dr. Bilodeau has written a blog post about exercise and the effects on behavior. (See attached)


This Friday we will host another amazing showcase at 1:45pm.


Important Information:


  • Starting this week Mrs. Roy will be sending overdue notices for books by email. Please help your child find their missing library books so that they are available for other children to borrow. If you do not have an email address on file, you will continue to receive paper notices. Mrs. Roy’s message to learners, “Books are not lost, just misplaced; please keep looking.”


  • PTA will be running it’s annual poetry contest in April. The entry deadline is April 17th.


  • Softball clinics:Attention softball players, we are excited to announce our free indoor clinics are back for all girls 4-13 years of age. (See attached)


  • A theatre camp for grades 1-4 is available this summer. (See attached)


  • 2019 Gilford Baseball season is almost here! (See attached)


We will be boiling again this Tuesday. We invite you to come by to check out the sugar shack and learn more about the maple sugaring process.Have a great week.


Danielle Bolduc, GES Principal


Important Dates:

March 29th Showcase, 1:45PM

April 6th Pancake Breakfast, 8-10AM



Attachments available for 30 days until Tuesday, April 23, 2019:
Pancake Breakfast Invite (1).pdf
2019 Reigistration.... (1).pdf
Gilford Baseball pre registration 2019.pdf
summer-theatre-program-2019.pdf
softball flyer 3 (4).pdf

March 21, 2019

posted Mar 21, 2019, 4:43 AM by Alyce Medeiros

Dear GES Families:

The Gilford Elementary staff is beginning our work on student placement for next school year. We invite you to complete the Parent Input Form (not a requirement) attached to this email. We welcome your input about your child to assist us in the placement process. If you have any questions, please contact me at 524-1661 or dbolduc@sau73.org.
Thank you, Danielle Bolduc, GES Principal


Attachments available for 30 days until Friday, April 19, 2019:
Class Placement input form 2019.pdf

March 11, 2019

posted Mar 11, 2019, 4:18 AM by Alyce Medeiros

Dear GES Families:


I hope everyone enjoyed their weekend. A big thank you to the Volunteer Steering Committee for hosting our Family Skate.  It was a great turn out on Saturday.


Hopefully we will be collecting sap this week.  We are looking to push out the Maple Syrup Pancake Breakfast into April. I don’t think we will have much syrup produced in the next two weeks.  I will be sure to let everyone know when we are boiling, so you can come check it out. I know the children are excited to start this process.


The children had fun finding the hidden fruits and veggies in the hallways on the way to lunches on Friday. They also tried a very tasty treat made with a secret ingredient. They were asked to guess which healthy food was in their treat.  This Friday we will hide another ingredient for them.


This month we have sent home a Courage calendar. It is our hope that this calendar will encourage and guide everyone in taking small, but impactful steps to practice Courage on a daily basis.


Tuesday is voting day! Please vote.


Have a great week!

Danielle Bolduc, GES Principal


Attachments:

Lakes Region Youth Hockey

Softball flyer

Gilford Public Library - Spring Events

Courage Calendar


Important Dates:


March 12th PTA Meeting, 3:30 GES Library

March 12th Voting Day (Town and School)

March 20th Early Release, 1:00 dismissal/ Optional Spring Conferences

March 22nd Report Cards sent home

March 29th Showcase, 1:45PM
Attachments available for 30 days until Tuesday, April 09, 2019:
Mar_Apr Kid's Events School Calendar.png
CL_Calendar_Courage.pdf
flyer.pdf
laker_tryout ad_FINAL reduced.pdf

March 7, 2019

posted Mar 7, 2019, 5:29 AM by Alyce Medeiros

Dear GES Families:



I wanted to remind you of a few upcoming events:


  • March 7th - Tonight at 6PM there is a Vape Presentation at the Gilford High School. (See attached flyer)

  • March 8th - Tomorrow we will celebrate Read Across America by wearing our Cat in the Hat stripes!

  • March 9th - Our volunteer steering committee will once again hold a free family skate from 2:00-3:30 at the Merrill Fay Ice Arena.

  • March 8th - Nurse Jenn will speak with all learners at lunch about Nutrition Month and all learners will try to guess the “secret” ingredient in a tasty treat.



Attachments:

Vape Presentation Flyer- 3/7/19 @ 6:00PM

 


Keep warm!


Danielle Bolduc, GES Principal


Important Dates:

March 7th Vape Presentation, 6PM GHS

March 9th Family Skate, 2:00-3:30PM

March 9th Cool Dip - Support Special Olympic Athletes

March 12th PTA Meeting, 3:30 GES Library

March 12th Voting Day (Town and School)

March 20th Early Release, 1:00 dismissal/ Optional Spring Conferences

March 22nd Report Cards sent home

March 29th Showcase, 1:45PM
Attachments available for 30 days until Saturday, April 06, 2019:
Vape Presentation 2-19-19 (1).pdf

March 4, 2019

posted Mar 4, 2019, 5:04 AM by Alyce Medeiros

Dear GES Families:


I hope everyone enjoyed their winter vacation.  Unfortunately, the weather this past week was too cold for the sap to flow, except for today.  I am hoping that March will bring some warmer temperatures.


Announcements:

Mrs. Brace would like everyone to know that the American Heart Association envelopes can be brought in on Monday, March 4th. Thank you to everyone that supported this year’s Kids Heart Challenge.


We will be celebrating Read Across America Week. On Monday we will enjoy Green Eggs and Ham for Lunch and on Friday, wear your Cat in the Hat stripes to help us celebrate Dr. Seuss’ birthday!  


Our volunteer steering committee will once again hold a family skate on Saturday, March 9th from 2:00-3:30 at the Merrill Fay Ice Arena.


Have a wonderful week!


Danielle Bolduc, GES Principal


Important Dates:

March 4th School Board Meeting, 6PM GES Library

March 7th Vape Presentation, 6PM GHS

March 9th 2:00-3:30PM Family Skate at Merrill Fay Ice Arena

March 9th Cool Dip - Support Special Olympic Athletes

March 12th PTA Meeting, 3:30 GES Library

March 12th Voting Day (Town and School)

March 20th Early Release, 1:00 dismissal/ Optional Spring Conferences

March 22nd Report Cards sent home

March 29th Showcase, 1:45PM


February 26, 2019

posted Feb 26, 2019, 9:51 AM by Alyce Medeiros

Dear GES Families:


I hope you are all enjoying this winter vacation. I have spent some time this vacation with parent volunteers getting our sugar shack ready for our first boil. A huge thank you to Province Kiln Dry Firewood for donating 2 cords of wood. Now all we need is some sap.  I am looking forward to warmer days and cool nights which will allow our sap to flow. This wind has certainly been a challenge to keep the buckets on the trees!


Announcements:

Mrs. Brace would like everyone to know that the American Heart Association envelopes can be brought in on Monday, March 4th. Thank you to everyone that supported this year’s Kids Heart Challenge.


We will be celebrating Read Across America Week when we return from break. Read Across America is an annual reading motivation and awareness program that calls for every child in every community to celebrate reading with the theme: Celebrating a Nation of Diverse Readers. On Monday we will enjoy Green Eggs and Ham for Lunch and Friday, wear your Cat in the Hat stripes to help us celebrate

Dr. Seuss’ birthday!  


March is National Nutrition Month which focuses attention on the importance of making informed food choices and developing sound eating and physical activity habits. Every Friday, Nurse Jenn will speak with all the learners during their lunchtime. Our focus this year will be on hidden nutrition.  There are some fun activities planned for everyone!


Attachments:

Vape Presentation Flyer- 3/7/19 @ 6:00PM


Keep warm!


Danielle Bolduc, GES Principal


Important Dates:

March 4th School Board Meeting, 6PM GES Library

March 7th Vape Presentation, 6PM GHS

March 9th Cool Dip - Support Special Olympic Athletes

March 12th PTA Meeting, 3:30 GES Library

March 12th Voting Day (Town and School)

March 20th Early Release, 1:00 dismissal/ Optional Spring Conferences

March 22nd Report Cards sent home

March 29th Showcase, 1:45PM
Attachments available for 30 days until Thursday, March 28, 2019:
Vape Presentation 2-19-19.pdf

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