Parent Notices

February 12, 2018

posted Feb 12, 2018, 4:15 AM by Alyce Medeiros

Dear GES Families,


This week we will be celebrating Valentine’s Day and the 100th day of school. We also have an early release this Wednesday, February 14th. All learners will be dismissed at 1:00 PM.


As a reminder, there will be a Family Fun event on Saturday, Feb. 17th from 1:00-4:00 PM at Gilford Elementary School.    Come with your family and enjoy some outdoor activities and food.  All these events will be focused on our One School/One Book, Brambleheart. Hope to see your family there!  


We are hosting Jump Rope For Heart on February 23rd. Entire grade levels will meet in the gym during their specials time.


Attached is a flyer for softball and one for Gilford Parks and Recreation.


Have a great week!


Danielle Bolduc, GES Principal

Important Dates: 2/13 PTA Meeting, 6:30 GES Library

2/14 Early Release- Learners dismissed @ 1:00PM

2/17 Family Fun Day - Sledding and crafts around Brambleheart (1-4PM)

2/23 GES SPIRIT DAY - Crazy Hair Day!



Attachments available for 30 days until Tuesday, March 13, 2018:
P&R News Feb. '18.pdf
softball flyer 3.pdf

January 22, 2018

posted Jan 22, 2018, 4:13 AM by Alyce Medeiros

Dear GES Families:


I hope you all enjoyed the warmer temperatures this past weekend. Are you ready for a full week of school? I know I am excited to get back to a routine.  


Each family should have received our One School, One book, Brambleheart on Thursday.  There are comprehension questions for each child that were handed out in addition to the book. Please have your child fill out the questions and complete the drawing on the back of the handout. I will draw a winner each week from the completed questions. Each week your child will receive a handout with comprehension questions. Be looking for it in the Friday folder.


Reading aloud to children is an essential part of building crucial literacy skills from preschool all the way to middle school. Reading aloud is a fun and effective way to connect with your children. Study after study shows that early reading with children helps them learn to speak, interact, bond with parents and read early themselves, and reading with kids who already know how to read helps them feel close to caretakers and understand the world around them. When we connect to the characters, their situations, or the settings in books like Brambleheart, we are learning to think and act like good readers.

Remember that this Friday is our GES Spirit day. FInd a great hat to wear to school for the day. It can be funny, creative or a hat sporting your favorite team.

Go Patriots! Have a fantastic week!


Danielle Bolduc, GES Principal


Important Dates:

January 26 GES Spirit Day~ Hat Day

January 31 Early Release Day~ All learners will be dismissed at 1:00 PM.

January 16, 2018

posted Jan 16, 2018, 4:25 AM by Alyce Medeiros

Dear GES Families:


We will have a very short week this week due to the national holiday(MLK Day) on Monday and our Teacher Work Day on Friday. However, we will hand out a special book on Thursday as part of our One School, One Book program. Everyone in our school will be reading the same book for the next 5 weeks. The book remains a secret until Thursday!

Here’s How to Participate:

  1. Each family will receive one copy of the book on January 18th with a calendar indicating the suggested reading days.  In each family, the youngest school child will bring the book home. It is yours to keep.

  2. Weekly trivia questions and hands-on activities will be based on the week’s reading.  Learners with correct answers will be entered into the weekly drawing for a prize.

  3. The Volunteer Steering Committee will host a family fun event on Saturday, February 17th from 1-4PM tied to the book’s theme. Be sure to check it out!


Reminders:


  • Please do not allow your kid to climb on the snow banks in front of the school. They are very icy and we are trying to dismiss all children safely to their vehicles in a timely manner at the end of the day. Thanks for your help on this!

  • Spanish Classes: This week classes will take place on Wednesday (1/17) for grades 1 and 2 and Thursday (1/18) for grades 3 and 4.

  • Please see the Lakes Region Lacrosse flyer attached.


Have a wonderful week!


Danielle Bolduc, GES Principal


IMPORTANT DATES:


January 17 School Budget meeting @7:00 PM in GHS auditorium
January 18-February 24 One School/One Book reading

January 19 Teacher Work Day~ No school for learners today

January 26 GES Spirit Day~ Hat Day

January 31 Early Release Day~ All learners will be dismissed at 1:00 PM.



Attachments available for 30 days until Wednesday, February 14, 2018:
LR Lacrosse.pdf

January 8, 2018

posted Jan 8, 2018, 4:22 AM by Alyce Medeiros

Dear GES Families:


Well last week was certainly a crazy week. With the weather, school closing, and delay it was difficult to get back into a routine. I am hoping this week’s temperatures and the almost full week (early release on Wednesday) will help us get back on track.


Ms. Auger will be out Monday and Tuesday this week which means all instrument lessons on Monday and Tuesday are canceled as well as the full band rehearsal on Tuesday afternoon.


A few reminders for the upcoming week:


  • Spanish Classes begin on Monday for Grades 1 and 2 from 3:15 to 3:45 and Friday for Grades 3 and 4 from 3:15 to 4:00.

  • School Board meeting on Monday at the GES Library starting at 6:00PM. Agenda

  • PTA meeting on Tuesday, GES Library starting at 6:30PM. There will be a volunteer orientation at the beginning of the meeting.

  • Early release this Wednesday and all learners will be dismissed at 1:00PM.  

  • Town Budget Committee Meeting, Gilford Town Hall starting at 6:30 (Tuesday and Thursday)


Stay Warm!


Danielle Bolduc, GES Principal


Important Dates:


Jan 8 School Board Meeting, 6PM GES Library

Jan 9 PTA Meeting, 6:30PM GES Library, volunteer orientation 6:30PM

Jan 9 Budget Committee Meeting at Town Hall, 6:30PM

Jan 10 Early Release, Learners dismissed at 1:00PM

Jan 11 Budget Committee Meeting at Town Hall, 6:30pm

Jan 15 NO SCHOOL - MLK Day

Jan 16 Public Hearing School District, 7PM GHS

Jan 19 NO SCHOOL - Teacher Workshop Day

Jan 26 GES SPIRIT DAY - HAT DAY

Jan 31 Early Release, Learners dismissed at 1:00pm

December 18, 2017

posted Dec 18, 2017, 5:05 AM by Alyce Medeiros

Notification from: Gilford Elementary School

Dear GES Families:


 

We were able to collect a large amount of non-perishable food items for Gilford Got Lunch through our Holiday Attire Food Drive. Thank you to all the families that contributed this past week. What a wonderful demonstration of generosity.

 

This year one of our school goals is writing. During our early release days we have focused our professional development on the Writers Workshop.  During Writing Workshop, your child is becoming an Author and Illustrator of many different types of writing.  Our goal is to teach your child to LOVE to write.  When you see pieces of writing, please allow your child to share them with you.  They will be very excited to share the things they are learning.  Please do not have your child fix all of the misspelled words or errors.  We do that work in school but we work on a couple of things at time.  Pick one or two things to praise them about.  I don’t want your child to feel discouraged because they have to fix all of their errors. Learning to write is a difficult process and we will do our best to make it fun.  We will be having small “celebrations” throughout the year to help keep them motivated!  

 

Report cards were in backpacks on Friday.  If you have any questions, please contact your child’s classroom teacher. Each standard that is assigned a proficiency level on the standards-based report card is broken down into the components that a teacher considers when instructing, assessing and assigning a proficiency level to your child’s performance. Our teachers have been working with Units of Study-Writing by Lucy Calkins which is new this year.  We are using assessment rubrics aligned with this program for the report card.  If you are noticing that your child is marked as beginning on the report card it it may be because the grade level expectations listed are for the end of the year.

 

The Gilford PTA is sponsoring a World Language Program for Gilford students in grades 1 through 7.  There is no charge for the program.  Space is limited, so students will be admitted into the program on a first-come, first-serve basis.  Students will be grouped as follows: Grades 1-2, Grades 3-4, and Grades 5-6-7.  The two elementary sections will be offered at the Gilford Elementary School and the middle school-aged students will have their sessions at the Gilford Middle School.  There will be two 10 week sessions offered: January 8-March 23 for Spanish and March 26-June 8 for French. Deadline is Tuesday, December 19. (see flyer for details)


We will have our annual holiday buffet for lunch on December 20th. Children will eat in their classrooms. This day many area firefighters, police officers and SAU employees will come to serve the children their holiday buffet. Also, we have our Pajama Spirit Day and sing along coming up this Friday! I hope you have a wonderful vacation with family and friends.

 

Danielle Bolduc, GES Principal


Important Dates: 12/20 Holiday Buffet

12/22 GES Spirit Day:PJ’s

12/25- 1/1 Holiday Vacation

December 11, 2017

posted Dec 11, 2017, 4:23 AM by Alyce Medeiros

Dear GES Families:

 

What a wonderful showcase on Friday.  It really serves as an opportunity to share what children have been learning in their classroom with the whole school community.

 

The Gilford PTA is sponsoring a World Language Program for Gilford students in grades 1 through 7.  There is no charge for the program.  Space is limited, so students will be admitted into the program on a first-come, first-serve basis.  Students will be grouped as follows: Grades 1-2, Grades 3-4, and Grades 5-6-7.  The two elementary sections will be offered at the Gilford Elementary School and the middle school-aged students will have their sessions at the Gilford Middle School.  There will be two 10 week sessions offered: January 8-March 23 for Spanish and March 26-June 8 for French. Deadline is Tuesday, December 19. (see flyer for details)

 

Gilford Public Library News: We are holding our annual gingerbread house event here at the library next week. Right now we have 20 spots available on Thursday, December 14th for the elementary age kids.

Contact: Arielle Masterson (603) 524-6042


I hope you enjoyed the snow this weekend. Have a wonderful week!


Danielle Bolduc, GES Principal


Important Dates:

12/12 PTA Meeting, 6:30 GES Library

12/13 Holiday Attire - Bring in an item for Gilford Got Lunch

12/14 Budget Committee Meeting at Town Hall, 6:30PM

12/15 Report Cards distributed

12/22 GES Spirit Day:PJ’s

Upcoming Volunteer Orientations (approximately 15 minutes):
December 12 - 6:30 p.m. - GES Library



Attachments available for 30 days until Tuesday, January 09, 2018:
GSD PTA World Language Program Registration Form (2018).pdf

December 4, 2017

posted Dec 4, 2017, 4:15 AM by Alyce Medeiros

Notification from: Gilford Elementary School

Dear GES Families:


One of our school goals this year is a focus on writing. Here are some ways you can help support your child in writing.


READ, READ, READ
Reading can stimulate your child to write.   Regular reading is a stepping stone to better writing and helps kids’ strengthen their writing skills. It helps expand children’s vocabulary and shows them different ways of using words. Many children who devour books grow up to become strong writers themselves.


WRITE LETTERS
Today, writing letters is a bit of a lost art. Encourage your child to write letters to friends or family members. Distant family members will especially love receiving handwritten letters and it’s a great way to work on improving writing skills for kids.They can always write letters to their principal!

ENCOURAGE JOURNALLING
Keeping a journal is a great way to express thoughts and ideas while also working on improving children’s writing skills. Plan an outing to pick a fun journal with your child and encourage them to write in it as much as possible.


Writing well takes lots of practice, so make sure your child doesn’t get discouraged too easily. It’s not easy!  


Important Events/Reminders:

  • Join the Gilford District PTA! It's our membership drive now through Dec. 15th.
    Find our membership form online at www.gilfordpta.com. $25/year
    All memberships will be entered into a raffle and one lucky PTA member will win a prize!
    Your membership helps the PTA provide family fun events, after school programming, staff appreciation, and so much more!

  • EarlyAct is collecting items and filling up stockings for needy families this holiday season from November 27th to December 8th. Please see the attached flyer for more information.

  • Angel Tree is up and running. Please check out the link to help families in need this holiday season.

  • We have our showcase on December 8th at 1:45PM.

  • December 13th we will have a fun holiday attire day. Wear your favorite holiday sweater or other holiday attire and bring in a needed food item to support Gilford Got Lunch.  Please see the attached flyer for more information.

  • This month our GES Spirit Day is Pajama Day on December 22nd.



Upcoming Volunteer Fingerprinting Clinics:
December 5 - 8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. - SAU Office

Upcoming Volunteer Orientations (approximately 15 minutes):
December 5 - 8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. - SAU Office
December 12 - 6:30 p.m. - GES Library


Have a great week!


Danielle Bolduc, GES Principal

Important Dates:
11/27-12/8 Stocking Stuffer Drive
12/5 School Board Meeting, GES Library 6:00PM

12/6 Early Release, Dismissal time is 1:00pm

12/8 Showcase, 1:45PM

12/12 PTA Meeting, 6:30 GES Library

12/13 Holiday Attire - Bring in an item for Gilford Got Lunch

12/15 Report Cards distributed

12/22 GES Spirit Day:PJ’s

November 27, 2017

posted Nov 27, 2017, 4:26 AM by Alyce Medeiros

Notification from: Gilford Elementary School

Dear GES Families:


I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving with family and friends. November and December are filled with activities that reinforce giving and giving thanks. Our Gilford Elementary community gave freely for our treats for troops. Children carried in bags of candy. Our volunteer steering committee organized the Lunch with a Loved One that served over 300 additional guests a traditional Thanksgiving dinner. Under Mrs. Bryant’s leadership the EarlyAct students will be collecting items and filling up stockings for local families in need. We are fortunate to live in such a supportive community.


Here are additional reminders:

  • Congratulations! Penny the Panda would like to congratulate the 29 bankers at Gilford Elementary School that made us the number 1 school last week!  Keep banking every week.

  • EarlyAct is collecting items and filling up stockings for needy families this holiday season from November 27th to December 8th. Please see the attached flyer for more information.

  • We have our showcase on December 8th at 1:45PM.

  • December 13th we will have a fun holiday attire day. Wear your favorite holiday sweater or other holiday attire and bring in a needed food item to support Gilford Got Lunch.  Please see the attached flyer for more information.

  • Report cards will be distributed on December 15th
  • This month our GES Spirit Day is Pajama Day on December 22nd.

Have a great week!


Danielle Bolduc, GES Principal

Important Dates: 11/27-12/8 Stocking Stuffer Drive 11/30 Budget Committee Meeting at Town Hall, 6:30PM 12/5 School Board Meeting, GES Library 6:00PM

12/6 Early Release, Dismissal time is 1:00pm

12/8 Showcase, 1:45PM

12/13 Holiday Attire - Bring in an item for Gilford Got Lunch

12/15 Report Cards distributed

12/22 GES Spirit Day:PJ’s

 



Attachments available for 30 days until Tuesday, December 26, 2017:
image_6483441.JPG
Stocking Stuffer Drive 2017.pdf

11/13/17

posted Nov 13, 2017, 4:12 AM by Alyce Medeiros

Dear GES Families: I hope you stayed warm over the weekend. Our family enjoyed watching the “Oliver!” performance. If you haven’t seen it, you can check it out next weekend on November 17th or 18th at 7:00PM at GHS.

 

We are excited to welcome an additional 279 guests for Lunch with a Loved One this Thursday. We are so thankful to all of our supportive families!

 

Important Information Below:

Upcoming Volunteer Orientations:

  • Tuesday, December 12 ~ 6:30 p.m. - Elementary School Library

Have a fabulous week! Danielle Bolduc, GES Principal

 

Important Dates:

Nov. 14    Policy Meeting, GHS 7:30am

Nov. 14                   PTA   6:30PM GES Library

Nov. 15                   Early Release, Dismissal at 1:00PM

Nov. 16                   Lunch with a Loved One

Nov. 17                   Picture retakes

Nov. 17                  GES Spirit Day-  Crazy Socks Day

Nov.22-24              Thanksgiving Break


October 30, 2017

posted Oct 31, 2017, 7:04 AM by Alyce Medeiros

Dear GES Families:


We have some great events coming up this week you won’t want to miss!


First, our annual Halloween parade will be on Tuesday, October 31st at 9:00 AM. We will walk from our school to the Village Store and back. Please remember to send your child's costume to school. Hope to see you along the parade route.


Next, your child can bring in candy to donate to the Treats for Troops program on Wednesday, November 1st. We will be sending our candy to Lt. Medeiros, the son of our wonderful school secretary.  Every child will collect an apple and a toothbrush. Thank you Winnisquam Dental!


Lastly, come join us this Friday for our Family Fun Night from 6-8PM. Dress for a good old fashion barn dance. We will be serving“dinner”GES style…that’s right,a cowboy theme school lunch!  The book fair will be open and there will be wild west theme games and a photo booth. We will end the night with square dancing in the gym!  **IMPORTANT** If you have any hay bales or corn stalks to decorate the front of the school or gym, please drop them off at school this week. (See flyer attached) Important Announcements:


Learner Led conferences are coming up soon. Conferences will be held on Thursday,

November 9, 2017 from 8:00 AM until 6:00 PM. There is no school on that day, but please bring your child to the conference as he or she will be leading the conference.  In preparing for a learner-led conference, children see how their strengths, challenges and behavior can affect them as learners, thus allowing them to take more responsibility for, and control over, their achievement in school.  In a learner-led conference, children learn how to reflect on their learning, evaluate their progress and communicate this information to their families.   Save the Date! We will once again host our Lunch with a Loved One on November 16th during your child's lunch time. We will serve our traditional turkey dinner. More details to come.

Greetings from the Gilford Youth Center!

We have some exciting programs and events on the horizon.

To learn about these events, click this link. Registrations and information regarding these programs can also be found at Gilfordyouthcenter.com

Also, just a friendly reminder that the Gilford Winter Farmer’s Market has returned to the GYC on Saturdays, 9am-12pm.  Please visit us and support your local farmers/vendors. Thanks, Scott Hodsdon, Gilford Youth Center



Upcoming Volunteer Fingerprinting Clinics:

Friday, November 3 ~ 7:30 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.

Fingerprint clinics are held at the SAU office located at 2 Belknap Mountain Road. Please call the office at 527-9215 to schedule an appointment. A photo ID is required for identification.  


Attached is a flyer from the Gilford Public Library.


Have a great week!  

Danielle Bolduc, GES Principal

Important Dates:

October

31 Halloween Parade @ 9:00AM

November

1 Treats for the Troops (Candy collection 8:30AM)

2-9 Scholastic Book Fair in library

3 Family Fun Night, 6-8PM

9 Learner Led Conferences ~No School but please bring child to conference

6       School Board meeting  6:00  GES

10     NO School  Veteran’s Day

14 PTA Meeting at 6:30PM GES Library

15     Early release  

16     Lunch with a Loved One (Flyer coming home soon)

        Annual turkey dinner during lunch

17 Picture Retakes

17 GES Spirit Day - Crazy Socks!

22-24 Thanksgiving Break



Attachments available for 30 days until Tuesday, November 28, 2017:
Nov_Dec Kid's Events School Calendar.pdf
family barn party.pdf

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