Parent Notices

June 14, 2019

posted Jun 14, 2019, 7:32 AM by Alyce Medeiros

Dear GES Families:


We certainly had a busy Friday with lots of field day events, end of the year wrap ups and saying goodbye to our kindergarten learners. I hope all the fathers have a wonderful Father’s Day this weekend.


Here are some important reminders for the end of the year.


  • Our last day will be Wednesday and it will be an early release!

  • Talent show is on June 18th at 1:15PM.

  • Please make sure to pay your school lunch balance.

  • The Next Volunteer Fingerprint Clinic is scheduled for Monday, June 17, 2019 Two Sessions

9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. at the SAU Office

12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. at the SAU Office

Attachment:

Community Event Flyer


Have a great weekend and a safe and happy summer!


Danielle Bolduc, GES Principal



Attachments available for 30 days until Sunday, July 14, 2019:
If they had known event flyer - final.pdf

June 3, 2019

posted Jun 3, 2019, 4:43 AM by Alyce Medeiros

Dear GES Families:

This week at GES we enjoyed watching the fourth grade band perform for us and took some walking field trips. I wanted to commend your children on their outstanding behavior during our safety missions.  They followed directions and were silent during their missions. You should be very proud!

Get ready for the Gilford Gauntlet on Friday.This is a mile long nature based obstacle course that will utilize our fitness areas and require determination, teamwork, and critical thinking. Make sure children are dressed appropriately (sunblock, bug spray, sneakers). 
             
As summer is fast approaching, I wanted to remind families of the importance of summer reading! Here are some of the positive actions families can take: 
-  Bring children to the library;
-  Take books along on road trips and vacations;
-  Build reading time into children’s summer routine;
-  Put limits on screen time;
-  Find a book series your child likes so there will be multiple books to read;

Important Dates:
June 4th PTA Meeting, 6PM GES Library - Voting on Executive Board
June 7th Gilford Gauntlet - Held during specials classes
June 11th  4th Grade Finale, 6:00PM
June 14th Last day for Kindergarten
June 18th Talent Show, 1:15PM
June 19th Last day for learners, dismissal 1:00PM

Have a wonderful week!

Danielle Bolduc, GES Principal

May 27, 2019

posted May 28, 2019, 4:55 AM by Alyce Medeiros

Dear GES Families:


I hope you all enjoyed your Memorial Day and honored the men and women that served our country in your own special way.


We had a wonderful week here at GES. We celebrated Memorial Day with the kindergarten classes learning about Memorial Day on Monday when they had a visit from Sargent Thurston and Col. Heilshorne who serve with the National Guard. They showed us tools the soldiers use and helped us run obstacle courses. We want to thank them for coming and sharing their time and talent with us. On Friday afternoon, the first grade through fourth grade sang patriotic songs in front of our flag pole and Mrs. Peter’s third graders reminded us all about the reason we celebrate Memorial Day.


Also this past week, chicks were born in Ms. Jenkin’s class. We served over 100 hot dogs during the book fair cookout. We also heard from our amazing poets during the PTA Poetry celebration night and our fourth graders shared their tradesman research this past Friday with our school community.  


Announcement:

THE LAST DAY TO REGISTER FOR THE GMS SUMMER THEATRE CAMP WILL BE JUNE 3RD.  TECH CAMP IS FULL-STILL ROOM FOR 101 DALMATIANS AND FOOTLOOSE. PLEASE CONTACT MATT DEMKO AT MDEMKO@SAU73.ORG FOR MORE INFORMATION. Also, GMS Theatre is organizing a trip to Boston to see the Lion King. The trip will take place on Saturday, Oct. 12th at 2:00 pm.  Matt Demko has 20 tickets left. Please let him know if you are interested.


Important Dates:

June 4th PTA Meeting, 6PM GES Library - Voting on Executive Board

June 7th Gilford Gauntlet - Held during specials classes

June 11th 4th Grade Finale, 6:00PM

June 14th Last day for Kindergarten

June 18th Talent Show, 1:15PM

June 19th Last day for learners, dismissal 1:00PM

 

Have a wonderful week!

 

Danielle Bolduc, GES Principal

May 20, 2019

posted May 20, 2019, 4:14 AM by Alyce Medeiros

Notification from: Gilford Elementary School



Dear GES Families:


I hope you all enjoyed the weekend. I can't believe it is already May 19th! We had a busy week last week. Here are some highlights:  


  • This past Friday the learners enjoyed checking out the book fair and filling out their wish lists.

  • The PTA meeting on Tuesday brought new members to the meeting. The next meeting will be June 4th at 6:00PM. We will vote for new officers at the meeting.

  • Also, this past week we were excited to receive a TangerKids Grant.  Tanger Outlets donates $4,000 in TangerKids Grants to four area schools to support programs in the 2019/2020 school year. Gilford Elementary School will benefit from the $1,504.00 grant by purchasing a new projection screen for the auditorium and microphones.


Upcoming Events:

  • This week the DINO-mite book fair continues and we hope you will join us for some FREE hot dogs and drinks on Tuesday, May 21st from 4:00-5:30PM.

  • We will also have the PTA Poetry Celebration at 6:30 at the Gilford Public Library on May 21st.

Have a wonderful week! Danielle Bolduc, GES Principal


Attachments:

Pass, Set, Crush Day Camp

Gilford Got Lunch Summer Application


Important Dates:

May 17th - May 23rd Spring Book Fair

May 21st Spring Cookout (Free hot dogs/water/chips) 4:00-5:30PM

May 21st PTA Poetry Night - Gilford Public Library, 6:30PM

May 27th No School - Memorial Day June 4th PTA Meeting, 6PM GES Library

June 7th Gilford Gauntlet - Held during specials

June 11th 4th Grade Finale, 6:00PM

June 14th Last day for Kindergarten

June 18th Talent Show

June 19th Last day for learners, dismissal 1:00PM





Attachments available for 30 days until Tuesday, June 18, 2019:
GGL Summer app 2019.pdf
pass, set, crush Day Camp Brochure 2019 (1).pdf

May 13, 2019

posted May 14, 2019, 4:49 AM by Alyce Medeiros


Dear GES Families:


I hope that all Moms were able to enjoy some well deserved pampering yesterday. Also, the entire GES staff would thank the many families that sent in treats and made our Staff Appreciation Week extra special. We appreciate your support!


Important Events/Reminders:

  • As a reminder, this Friday is an early release. All learners will be dismissed at 1:00PM.

  • GILFORD GOT LUNCH is celebrating its sixth year of providing meals during the summer school vacation. All families must register for the summer program even if you were registered for the school year program. Families can register for the summer program by visiting the Gilford Got Lunch website (www.gilfordgotlunch.com). [See attached for details]

  • This week’s PTA meeting has changed to a 6:00PM meeting time on Tuesday. We are always looking for new members. Come and check it out at the GES Library.

  • Our Spring Book Fair starts this Friday! It should be DINO-mite!


Attachments:

Gilford Got Lunch Information

“Gut Feelings” from our Behavior Consultant, Dr. Bilodeau


Have a wonderful week!


Danielle Bolduc, GES Principal


Important Dates:

May 14th PTA Meeting, 6:00PM GES Library

May 16th GSD Choral Concert, 7PM (GHS)

May 17th Early Release, Dismissal at 1:00PM

May 17th - May 23rd Spring Book Fair

May 21st Spring Cookout (Free hot dogs/water/chips) 4:00-5:30PM

May 21st PTA Poetry Night - Gilford Public Library, 6:30PM

May 27th No School - Memorial Day




Attachments available for 30 days until Wednesday, June 12, 2019:
GutFeeling.pdf
GILFORD GOT LUNCH CELEBRATES ITS SIXTH YEAR.pdf

May 6, 2019

posted May 6, 2019, 4:48 AM by Alyce Medeiros

Dear Families:


This week we celebrate Staff Appreciation Week!  We are so fortunate to have such a dedicated staff here at GES.  Teachers play a key role in a child’s success and sometimes a simple “thanks” is all a staff member needs to feel valued. Take the time to celebrate your child’s teachers this week.


Events this week:

Monday, May 6th School Board Meeting, 6:00PM Gilford High School Library

Wednesday, May 8th Early Release, 1:00PM Dismissal

Thursday, May 9th McDonald’s Celebration, 5:00-6:30PM (Laconia)

Friday, May 10th Showcase, 1:45PM


Congratulations to the following learners that won the PTA Poetry Contest. They will read their poems on Thursday, May 21st at 6:30 at the Gilford Public Library.

K—Shawn Williams—I Found My Chickens!

1st—Chloe Collette—Dark Pink

2nd—Hannah Bean—School

3rd—Margaret Burke—Spring

4th—Klava Worthen—Adopted

Elementary School Winner: Lily Sanborn—A Poem


There is a celebration planned for May 9th at the Laconia McDonald’s honoring Gilford Elementary from 5 to 6:30. McDonald’s support our schools and sponsors the Excellence in Education Awards every year.


Announcements:

  • There are still spots available in the 2019 Summer Theater Camp. (See attached)

  • Last call to order yearbooks!  (See attached)

  • Here is your last chance to purchase Gilford Clothing before the end of the school year!  The sale will be available till next Friday. Please click on the link below:

https://stores.inksoft.com/gilford_school



Have a fabulous week!  

Danielle Bolduc, GES Principal


Important Dates:

May 6-10th TEACHER APPRECIATION WEEK

May 6th School Board Meeting, 6PM Gilford High School Library

May 8th Early Release, Dismissal at 1:00PM

May 9th McDonald’s Celebration (5-6:30PM)

May 9th GSD Monster Band Concert , 7PM (GHS)

May 10th Showcase, 1:45PM

May 14th PTA Meeting, 3:30 GES Library

May 16th GSD Choral Concert, 7PM (GHS)

May 17th Early Release, Dismissal at 1:00PM

May 17th - May 23rd Spring Book Fair

May 21st Spring Cookout (Free hot dogs/water/chips) 4:00-5:30PM

May 21st PTA Poetry Night - Gilford Public Library, 6:30PM

May 27th No School - Memorial Day



Attachments available for 30 days until Tuesday, June 04, 2019:
2019 Summer Theatre Camp.pdf
2019 GES Yearbook.pdf

April 29, 2019

posted Apr 29, 2019, 4:05 AM by Alyce Medeiros

Dear GES Families:


I hope you all enjoyed some family time this past week. Our family drove to Florida, so I had plenty of bonding time with my boys :) It was nice to see green grass and leaves on the trees.


Just a reminder that we will be conducting kindergarten screenings for next year’s kindergarten learners on Monday (4/29) and Tuesday (4/30) this week.  There is no school for our current kindergarten learners on those days.


There is a  celebration planned for May 9th at the Laconia McDonald’s honoring Gilford Elementary, Belmont Middle School and Pleasant Street in Laconia. From 5 to 6:30 on May 9th the community will have the chance to meet, greet, thank and congratulate educators from these three Lakes Region schools and individuals who have been recognized as schools and educators of the year.


The Pass Set Crush day camp that will be taking place after school from 3:30 - 5:00 the first week in June. This is a camp for girls in grades K-6 who want to work on volleyball skills with the returning Division II State Champion volleyball players!!!

Attachments:

Gilford Library May and June Events

Pass Set Crush Day Camp


Have a fabulous week!


Danielle Bolduc, GES Principal



Important Dates:

April 29-30 NO SCHOOL for our current kindergarten learners ONLY

May 6th School Board Meeting, 6PM

May 8th Early Release, Dismissal at 1:00PM

May 9th McDonald’s Celebration (5-6:30PM)

May 10th Showcase, 1:45PM

May 17th Early Release, Dismissal at 1:00PM
Attachments available for 30 days until Tuesday, May 28, 2019:
pass, set, crush Day Camp Brochure 2019.pdf
May_June Kid's Events School Calendar.png

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

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