Parent Notices

December 11, 2017

posted 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

October 23, 2017

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

Dear GES Families:


I hope you all enjoyed the beautiful weather this weekend. Our family enjoyed getting lost in the corn maze today. I was sorry to miss the energy of the building on a showcase Friday.  I heard it was wonderful!


Last week I traveled to Columbia University for a Leadership Institute on the importance of reading and writing. One point of research I wanted to share was the direct correlation between academic success and access to a wide number of books in the home. The two most powerful factors for improving reading motivation and comprehension were a child’s access to many books and personal choice of what to read.  So keep those bookshelves full!  


I am enclosing the School Board Budget work sessions for 2017. On Tuesday, October 24th, the elementary school budget will be presented at 5:30 in the SAU.


SOCCER OPPORTUNITY

Calling all soccer players ages 5-9.

Lakes Region United has been running an Early Development Program (EDP) on Tuesdays and Saturdays this Fall. We focus on building foot skills and learning the basics of field play.

We plan to have Winter and Spring sessions as well. Please come join us on Saturday October 21 or October 28 to try it out. We will be at the Elementary School Field from 10-12:30.

Contact Caitlin Dulac at dulacc@gmail.com


Upcoming Volunteer Fingerprinting Clinics:

Tuesday, October 24 ~ 8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

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.   Have a great week! Danielle Bolduc, GES Principal


Important Dates:

10/27 SPIRIT DAY! (Mismatch Day)

10/31 Halloween Parade @ 9:00AM

11/1 Treats for the Troops (Candy collection 8:30AM)

11/2-11/10 Book Fair

*11/3 Family Fun Night, 6-8PM (*Date changed)


10/16/17

posted Oct 17, 2017, 4:26 AM by Alyce Medeiros

Dear GES Families:


I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend. It was a busy weekend with many community events.  The Kids Market Day was well attended at the Gilford Youth Center on Saturday. Many of our learners reported earning money for their crafts and baked goods. Also, the Gard Family had many wonderful treats and auction items. They donated all their money to CHAD (Children’s Hospital at Dartmouth-Hitchcock).  GES was represented at the Pumpkin Festival in Laconia with hundreds of pumpkins carved and decorated by our learners.  The throwback 80’s PTA fundraiser was a huge success.  They raised over $40,000 for our schools.


Important Reminders:

Please remember to hand in the emergency sheets we put in backpacks at the beginning of the school year. It is important to fill in both sides so that we have the most current information on file in the office. We have received about half of them back at this point.

Please see the attached flyer to take advantage of New Hampshire Healthy Families Vision Van.  They are offering free eye exams with a free pair of glasses.  

Upcoming Volunteer Fingerprinting Clinics:

Tuesday, October 24 ~ 8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

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.   

Upcoming Volunteer Orientations:

Wednesday, October 18 ~ every half hour starting at 8:30 a.m. until 7:00 p.m. SAU Office - 2 Belknap Mountain Road

Tuesday, December 12 ~ 6:30 p.m. - Elementary School Library  No sign-up necessary for orientation sessions.

Remember that we have an early release this Wednesday, October 18th. All learners are dismissed at 1:00PM.  We also have our first showcase of the year this Friday at 1:45PM.

I am headed to the Leadership Institute: Supporting Whole School Literacy (Wednesday, October 18th – Friday, October 20th, 2017) in New York City this week. Enjoy the week! Danielle Bolduc

Important dates:

10/18 Early Release - Learner Led Conferences

10/20 Showcase, 1:45 PM GES GYM

10/27 GES SPIRIT DAY! (Mismatch Day-dress up for fun, in wild colors, with mismatched sneakers, backwards shirts, and a lot more)

10/31 GES Halloween Parade @ 9:00AM

11/2-11/9 Book Fair

11/8 Family Fun Night, 6-8PM (This year’s theme is Wild, Wild West!)


October 6, 2017

posted Oct 6, 2017, 9:13 AM by Alyce Medeiros

Hello GES Families:


We have a lot of exciting information to share, so please be sure to view all the attachments.

Thank you for your patience and understanding as we work with the bus company to try to make  your child’s return home as smooth as possible.  There is an attached schedule noting the bus changes.


Upcoming Volunteer Fingerprinting Clinics:

Thursday, October 12, 2018 ~ 8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.  

Upcoming Volunteer Orientations:

Tuesday, October 10 ~ every 1/2 hour starting at 9:15 a.m. - ending at 1:45 p.m. at the Gilford Public Library - downstairs conference room. No sign-up necessary for orientation sessions.


Once again we are sending information home about the do’s and don’t of head lice. If you have any questions, please see Nurse Jenn.  (See attachment)


Kids Market Day is October 14th from 9:00am till 12:00 at the Gilford Youth Center. Please see attachment for details. This is the same date and time for the Super Georgie’s Silent Auction and Bake Sale.   You won’t want to miss these events!


Have a great long weekend!


Danielle Bolduc, GES Principal


Important Dates:

October 9 Columbus Day~ No school

October 10 PTA Meeting at 6:30 PM in the GES Library. All are welcome.

October 11  School Store Opens!

October 12 Volunteer Fingerprint Clinic 8:00-10:00 AM.

October 14 Kids Market Day, 9AM - Noon, Gilford Youth Center

October 14 Super Georgie’s Silent Auction and Bake Sale

October 14 PTA 80’s Throwback Fundraiser @ Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion

October 18  Early Release, All learners dismissed at 1:00PM

October 20  Showcase, 1:45 GES Gym

October 27  GES SPIRIT DAY! (Mismatch Day-dress up for fun, in wild colors, with mismatched sneakers, backwards shirts, and a lot more)

October 31 9:00AM School wide Parade (child friendly costumes please)



Attachments available for 30 days until Sunday, November 05, 2017:
kids market.pdf
Super Georgie's Silent Auction & Bake Sale.jpg
Head Lice.docx
Bus schedule.pdf

October 2, 2017

posted Oct 2, 2017, 4:37 AM by Alyce Medeiros

Dear GES Families:

 

We had a blast with our first GES Spirit Day this past Friday. It was wonderful to see our learners in their GES blue and white colors. We will have GES spirit days throughout the school year on the last Friday of every month.

 

Many thanks to the PTA for setting up the family movie night. It was a huge success with many families coming out for some free popcorn and a great movie!

 

PTA News:  The PTA online auction is up and running!!! We will be running the Bidding Owl Online Auction October 1st-13th and will close out @ 5pm.


The link is www.biddingowl.com/gilfordpta

Lots of great items all value ranges and all money raised will go directly back to the schools.

 

This week we have an early release on Wednesday, October 4th. All learners will be dismissed at 1:00pm. Banking will start on Thursday, October 5th and PICTURE DAY is Friday!

Listed below are the upcoming dates for volunteer fingerprinting as well as volunteer orientations. All volunteers must attend orientation before they are considered an approved volunteer.

Upcoming Volunteer Fingerprinting Clinics:

Thursday, October 12, 2018 ~ 8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

Upcoming Volunteer Orientations:

Tuesday, October 3, 2017 ~6:00 p.m. ~ GHS Chorus Room

 

Have a great week!

Danielle Bolduc, GES Principal


Important Dates:

October 2 Joint Gilford/Gilmanton School Board Meeting, 6:00PM at GHS

Agenda

Policy Review Link

October 3 Volunteer Orientation 6:00 PM in GHS Chorus Room

October 4 Early Release~ All learners will be dismissed at 1:00 PM

October 5  Banking begins (8:45 in the library)

October 6 Picture Day at GES

October 6  Volunteer Steering Committee Meeting, 2PM Library

October 9 Columbus Day~ No school

October 10 PTA Meeting at 6:30 PM in the GES Library. All are welcome.

October 11  School Store Opens!

October 12 Volunteer Fingerprint Clinic 8:00-10:00 AM.

October 18 Early Release~ All learners will be dismissed at 1:00 PM

October 14 Kid Market Day, 9AM - Noon, Gilford Youth Center

October 14 PTA 80’s Throwback Fundraiser @ Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion

October 18  Early Release, All learners dismissed at 1:00PM

October 20  Showcase, 1:45 GES Gym

October 27  GES SPIRIT DAY! (Mismatch Day-dress up for fun, in wild colors, with mismatched sneakers, backwards shirts, and a lot more)

Attachments area

September 25, 2017

posted Sep 25, 2017, 4:27 AM by Alyce Medeiros

Dear GES Families:


Some important upcoming events below:

Lynn Lyons Stopping the Worry Cycle: How to Manage Worry in the Family and at School Tuesday, September 26th

from 6-8 pm at Gilford High School Auditorium – Open to the public (Check out the attached flyer for more information)

 

 

Volunteer fingerprinting as well as volunteer orientations. All volunteers must attend orientation before they are considered an approved volunteer.

 

Upcoming Volunteer Fingerprinting Clinics:

 

Wednesday, September 27, 2017 ~ 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Thursday, October 12, 2018 ~ 8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. 

 

Upcoming Volunteer Orientations:

 

Tuesday, September 26, 2017 ~5:30 p.m. ~ GHS Auditorium (prior to the Lynn Lyonspresentation)

Tuesday, October 3, 2017 ~6:00 p.m. ~ GHS Chorus Room 


Thank you, 

Danielle Bolduc

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