Parent Notices

8/14/17

posted Aug 14, 2017, 7:12 AM by Alyce Medeiros

Dear GES Families:

It is my pleasure to welcome you back to Gilford Elementary School for the 2017-18 school year! Our dedicated staff works very hard to meet the individual needs of all learners, and maintains personal connections with their families.  You should receive a letter from your child’s teacher prior to the beginning of the school year.

The summer renovation project at Gilford Elementary School is on schedule. Our custodial staff has been working hard this August cleaning our school and teachers will be in shortly to put classrooms back together. I am amazed at how efficiently everything comes together for the start of school.

We truly believe that communication is the key to a successful educational experience. You will receive paperwork the first day of school that will ask for updated phone numbers and email addresses. Please be sure all the information is correct so that the Main Office can direct notices and phone calls to you.

Bus routes will be posted in the paper and on our website. The bus company’s phone number is 524-1787 if you need assistance regarding student pick-up or drop-off. For those families who plan to transport their children, please have them arrive by 8:30.  Adult supervision will begin at 8:10. We will again be distributing Student Pickup IDs to every family. We are hoping that families will place these Pickup ID badges in their vehicles when picking up their children for a quicker dismissal. Please read the bus loop, parking and student drop off and pick up guidelines provided in your information packet.

We invite you to become an active participant in our school community through volunteering, joining our PTA, or attending and supporting school events. Our PTA meetings are held on the first Tuesday of each month in our GES Library.

Please note that we have an updated policy for volunteers. All volunteers will need to be fingerprinted prior to volunteering in our schools including chaperoning field trips.  The process will be for a volunteer to be fingerprinted and have a photo identification taken by the school district. Once the background check is complete, a volunteer photo identification will be distributed. The volunteer will need to bring the photo ID to the school every time they want to volunteer in a Gilford School. We will have a grace period this first year. We will use November 1, 2017 as a date for all volunteers to be approved.  We have scheduled dates of August 14th and 23rd from 9:00-1:00PM at the SAU office (2 Belknap Mountain Road) to be fingerprinted. We have also scheduled August 15th and 24th   from 12:00-3:00PM. Please call the SAU office at 527-9215 to check on availability and to schedule an appointment. Please bring a current photo ID to the SAU on the day of fingerprinting.

Thank you for your continued support of our school. I look forward to seeing you at Open House on August 29th from 5:00-6:00PM.

Sincerely, 

 

Danielle Bolduc, GES Principal

5/12/17

posted May 15, 2017, 4:08 AM by Alyce Medeiros

Dear GES Parents:

Please note on our important dates that we have 2 early release days in May. They are scheduled for Friday, May 19th and Wednesday, May 24th.

Congratulations to this year’s Poetry Contest Winners for GES!  Please join us for the Awards night on May 17th at Gilford Public Library 6:00pm.


This Thursday, May 18th we will be cooking up some hot dogs after school. Come on by and check out our Spring Book Fair and enjoy a free hot dog!


On Wednesday, May 24th our annual STEAM EXPO will be presented from 6:000-7:30. This year the high school is hosting the event but learners from all three schools will be presenting their work using science, technology, engineering, art integration, and mathematics.


C:\Users\gesoffice\Downloads\STEAM Logo Flyer.jpg


Below are two registration opportunities for this summer:

Online Registration for the Summer Gilford Got Lunch program is now available.  Please visit our website www.gilfordgotlunch.com or ask for a registration form from the school nurse.  If you have any questions please call the GSD office (603) 527-9215.  

The GMS Summer Mathematics Academy offers current grades 4 – 8 students math enrichment, practice, and intervention through small group instruction, various math activities

(math games, cooking, and STEM) and online math program.  Complete the online registration form available at ges.sau73.org or gms.sau73.org.  Any questions contact Lori Hanf at 524-7146, Ext. 411 email at lhanf@sau73.org



Important Dates:

5/17 Poetry Award Night, Gilford Public Library 6:00PM

5/18-5/26 Spring Book fair

5/18 Spring Cook-Out 4:00 - 6:00PM (Free Hot Dogs, chips and water!)

5/19      Food Drive Ends

5/19 Prescott Farm community hike @ 4PM

5/19 Early Release, Learners dismissed at 1:00PM

5/24 Early Release, Learners dismissed at 1:00PM

5/24 STEAM Expo 6:00-7:30pm GHS

5/25 Chorus Concert, 7PM @GHS

5/29 5K Run to Remember 1K Kids Fun Run

5/29 No School, Memorial Day

6/2 Showcase, 1:45PM

6/3 Belknap Mountain community hike @ 9AM

6/6 4th Grade Finale, 6PM

6/12 Last Day for Kindergarten Learners

6/13 Talent Show @1:15PM

6/14 Last Day with Learners (1:00 dismissal)

5/5/17

posted May 5, 2017, 11:04 AM by Alyce Medeiros

Notification from: Gilford Elementary School

Dear GES Parents:

Thank you for all of the wonderful treats we received this week. We feel appreciated and loved!

Congratulations to this year’s Poetry Contest Winners for GES!  Please join us for the Awards night on May 17th at Gilford Public Library 6:00pm.


Kindergarten-Austin Cota-Robles, Acrostic Poem

1st Grade- Jaelyn Ordway, I wish

3rd Grade- Anna Burke, Trampoline

4th Grade- Charlotte Dubravsky, Untitled

Our overall GES winner is Justin Hanson, Colors of the Rainbow


On Wednesday, May 24th our annual STEAM EXPO will be presented from 6:000-7:30. This year the high school is hosting the event but learners from all three schools will be presenting their work using science, technology, engineering, art integration, and mathematics.


C:\Users\gesoffice\Downloads\STEAM Logo Flyer.jpg


Below are two registration opportunities for this summer:

Online Registration for the Summer Gilford Got Lunch program is now available.  Please visit our website www.gilfordgotlunch.com or ask for a registration form from the school nurse.  If you have any questions please call the GSD office (603) 527-9215.  

The GMS Summer Mathematics Academy offers current grades 4 – 8 students math enrichment, practice, and intervention through small group instruction, various math activities

(math games, cooking, and STEM) and online math program.  Complete the online registration form available at ges.sau73.org or gms.sau73.org.  Any questions contact Lori Hanf at 524-7146, Ext. 411 email at lhanf@sau73.org  (brochure attached)

Please note on our important dates that we have 2 early release days in May. They are scheduled for Friday, May19th and Wednesday, May 24th.


Important Dates:

5/1-5/12 EarlyAct Food Drive for Gilford Got Lunch (Granola Bars/Instant Oatmeal)

5/11 Monster Band Concert, GHS 7:00PM

5/12 Community Hike - Ramblin Vewe, 4:00PM

5/17 Poetry Award Night, Gilford Public Library 6:00PM

5/18-5/26 Spring Book fair

5/18 Spring Cook-Out 4:00 - 6:00PM (Free Hot Dogs, chips and water!)

5/19 Early Release, Learners dismissed at 1:00PM

5/19 Community Hike, Prescott Farm, 4:00PM

5/24 Early Release, Learners dismissed at 1:00PM

5/24 STEAM Expo (STEAM IS HOT) 6:00-7:30pm GHS

5/25 Chorus Concert, 7PM @ GES

5/29 No School, Memorial Day

6/2 Showcase, 1:45PM

6/6 4th Grade Finale, 6:00PM

6/13 Talent Show, 1:15PM

6/14 Last Day of school for learners (1:00 dismissal)


5/1/17

posted May 3, 2017, 11:52 AM by Alyce Medeiros

Important Dates:

5/1-5/5 Staff Appreciation Week!

5/1 School Board Meeting, 6PM

5/2 PD committee meeting, SAU office

5/2 PTA Meeting, 6:30PM

Math Committee Meeting, SAU office

⅝-5/12 Vertical Team Meetings

5/9 Team Facilitator Meeting, 3:15-4:00PM

5/11 Mock Interviews for Interns, 3:15-4:15

5/11 Monster Band Concert, GHS

5/12 Summer PD proposals before June 30th due

5/15 Literacy Committee Meeting @ SAU

5/16 Staff Meeting, 3:15-4:00PM

5/18-5/26 Spring Book fair

5/18 Spring Cook-Out 3:30 - 5:00PM (Free Hot Dogs!)

5/19 Early Release, UbD focus

5/22 Science Committee Meeting, SAU office

5/23 GIFT Activity

5/24 Early Release

5/24 STEAM Expo (STEAM IS HOT) 6:00-7:30pm GHS

5/25 Chorus Concert

5/26 Summer pd proposal due for AFTER 6/30 dates

5/29 No School, Memorial Day

5/30-6/2 Vertical Team Meeting

6/2 Showcase, 1:45PM

6/6 4th Grade Finale

6/13 Talent Show

6/14 Last Day with Learners (1:00 dismissal)


4-17-17

posted Apr 18, 2017, 4:20 AM by Alyce Medeiros

GES Families, 


Registration for the Gilford Summer Program is officially open!  The Gilford Summer Program is a summer experience of fun and learning for children entering first grade through entering sixth grade. The program will be in session for seven weeks from June 26th-August 11th. Field trips to area attractions and a trip to Gilford Beach (weather permitting) are scheduled each week. All admission fees on trips are included in the weekly tuition rate.  Please visit the GSP website for more information and to register online.  Please contact Katie Bryant, director, at gsp@sau73.org with any questions.

Also, please remember that all entries for the Spring Poetry Contest are due to the school office byWednesday, April19th. see the attached flyer.


Thank you, 
Danielle Bolduc

4/6/17

posted Apr 6, 2017, 12:21 PM by Alyce Medeiros

Dear GES Families:


Weather permitting we will attempt to hike Weeks Woods after school tomorrow. Meet us at the trailhead at 4:00pm. You will be notified by email if there is a change. Saturday, April 8th is our community hike for Piper Mountain. Rebecca Watson will be at the Carriage Road by 9:00 for anyone interested in hiking. Please remember to dress appropriately and wear shoes for winter hiking.


We are starting our 18th annual Poetry Contest!! This contest runs every year and there is a winner from each grade and an overall winner for each school. Please see the attached flyer for details. Contest will end April 18th all submissions will be collected April 19th. We will have our Poetry Night May 17th at the Gilford Public Library 6-8pm where all the winners can read their poems to their family and friends. Bookmarks will be printed with the three overall winners’ poems and will be available in all three libraries and Gilford Public Library.


We would like to begin to locate all children in our district who might be eligible for kindergarten entrance in the 2017 - 2018 academic school year. If you have an age appropriate child for kindergarten (5 years old on or before September 30,2017), please click on the link located on our website (ges.sau73.org ). We have an online registration process. Once you create your account, you will use it in the future so please keep your username and password in a convenient, safe location. If you have any questions, please contact the Gilford Elementary School office at 603-524-1661 or email ges@sau73.org.

Dates of this year’s Kindergarten Screening Program are:

Ongoing – Kindergarten On-Line Registration

May 1 & 2, 2017 - Kindergarten Screening

Appointments will be arranged, and notifications will be sent in April.


Have a great weekend!


Danielle Bolduc, GES Principal



Attachments available for 30 days until Saturday, May 06, 2017:
PTA Poetry.JPG

3/31/17

posted Apr 3, 2017, 4:40 AM by Alyce Medeiros

Dear GES Families:


You may have noticed when you pulled into the parking lot on Friday that we were boiling our collected sap! The 4th graders collected 40 gallons of sap this season. A special thanks to Matt Herbert and Keith Gandini for teaching us about the process.  We made some delicious maple syrup!

Unfortunately the snow on Friday cancelled our family hike. Hopefully the weather will cooperate for our next hikes scheduled on Friday, April 7th at Weeks Woods at 4PM and Saturday, April 8th at 9:00 am for Piper Mountain. We will meet at the lower lot of Belknap Carriage Road.


We are holding our last softball clinic this Sunday. The clinic is this Sunday for ages 8-13 from 10:00-11:30 and 11:30-12:30 for ages 3-7 at Gilford High School Gym. Registrations will also be accepted at the clinic.


Attached is the SB meeting agenda for Monday night as well as the policies under review.


As a reminder this Wednesday is early release. We will dismiss all children at 1:00PM.


Have a great week!


~Danielle Bolduc, GES Principal


Important Dates:

4/3 School Board Meeting, 6PM @ GES Library

4/4 PTA Meeting, 6:30PM @GES Library

4 /5 Early Release, Learners dismissed at 1:00PM

4/7 Community hike/Weeks Woods 4:00 PM

4/8 Community hike/Piper Mountain, 9:00 AM

4/14 Community hike/GES Nature Trail and Mt. Rowe, 4:00PM

4/15 Community hike/Locke’s Hill, 9:00AM

4/21 Showcase, 1:45 PM

4/24-4/28 School Vacation Week

3-25-17 Poetry Contest

posted Mar 27, 2017, 4:38 AM by Alyce Medeiros

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3-25-17

posted Mar 27, 2017, 4:24 AM by Alyce Medeiros

Dear GES Families:


We had a great spirit day on Friday and it ended with a fantastic showcase! The learners also heard from Nurse Jenn about trying new foods and putting their best fork forward. They enjoyed a different type of cheese during all lunches.


Coming up this week:

  • A reminder that the softball clinic is this Sunday (3/26) for ages 8-13 from 10:00-11:30 and 11:30-12:30 for ages 3-7 at Gilford High School Gym.

  • We invite all families to end our March Nutrition Week with a family hike on Friday, March 31st. You can choose to hike the nature trail or challenge yourself to Mt. Rowe after school (4:00PM). The learners will all receive a hiking challenge brochure with 8 hikes listed. If they complete all the hikes, they can earn a special hiking metal. (Check out all the details on the attached brochure)

  • The 4th graders will be boiling the sap they have collected over the past 4 weeks on Friday, March 31st.

  • Report Cards come home on Friday. (3/31)


Reminders:

  • Please remember to send children with winter gear every day. The temperatures have been very cold lately and we have outdoor recess every day. The children also head outside for PE class on most days.


PTA News:

We are starting our 18th annual Poetry Contest!! This contest runs every year and there is a winner from each grade and an overall winner for each school. Please see the attached flyer for details. Contest will end April 18th all submissions will be collected April 19th. We will have our Poetry Night May 17th at the Gilford Public Library 6-8pm where all the winners can read their poems to their family and friends. Bookmarks will be printed with the three overall winners’ poems and will be available in all three libraries and Gilford Public Library.


We would like to begin to locate all children in our district who might be eligible for kindergarten entrance in the 2017 - 2018 academic school year. If you have an age appropriate child for kindergarten (5 years old on or before September 30,2017), please click on the link located on our website (ges.sau73.org ). We have just implemented our new online registration process. Once you create your account, you will use it in the future so please keep your username and password in a convenient, safe location. If you have any questions, please contact the Gilford Elementary School office at 603-524-1661 or email ges@sau73.org.

Dates of this year’s Kindergarten Screening Program are:

Ongoing – Kindergarten On-Line Registration

May 1 & 2, 2017 - Kindergarten Screening

Appointments will be arranged, and notifications will be sent in April.


Important Dates:

3/31 March Nutrition Lunch Talk: Staying Active/Come hike with us @ 4:00PM 3/31 Boiling Sap (4th grade during school hours)

3/31 Report Cards distributed

Apr. 5       Early Release, 1:00 Dismissal

April 24-28 Spring Break No school for learners this week. Enjoy your break!

March 10, 2017

posted Mar 11, 2017, 10:57 AM by Alyce Medeiros

Dear GES Families:


We had a great discussion during lunches on Friday reminding us of the importance of staying hydrated during the day. We handed out Gilford Elementary blue water bottles to every child!  They had a great time refilling their water bottles and drinking water.  Every time they refill their bottle, they receive a blue sticker to place on our water challenge poster.  We are hoping to fill it up by the end of the March Nutrition Month!


Remember to turn your clocks forward an hour this weekend.  Also voting day is this Tuesday March 14th.  I attached the Got Lunch flyer to this email. They are collecting food on voting day down at the polls.


We have a School Spirit Day on March 24th.The committee members from the New Hampshire Excellence in Education will be here on that day and it is a Showcase Day. Gilford Elementary School is in the running for Elementary School of the Year and the committee will be visiting our school that morning. All learners are encouraged to wear their school colors (blue and white) or their GES clothing. The PTA is hosting a clothing sale from March 10th  until March 15th for tee shirts that have the Gilford logo on them. Please click on the link below to order clothing. The shirts will be available for pick up by March 23rd in the GES office.  There are color options for the shirts, you need to click on the color box next to the size drop down menu to choose the different colors. This sale runs from now until Wednesday, March 15th at midnight. If you would like to donate a shirt for another learner, order an extra!  Thanks for helping us make this a fantastic GES Spirit Day!

Spirit Wear!

https://stores.inksoft.com/gilford_school



Gilford Youth Softball clinic

Clinics will be held on the following Sundays March 12,19,26 and April 2

Times: Ages 8-13  10:00-11:30

Ages 3 1/2 to 7  11:30-12:30

Registrations will be taken at the clinics.


Also, Cal Ripken Baseball registration and Lakes Region Lacrosse flyers are attached to this email.

Gilford PTA and Gilford Together’s presentation of Anonymous People will be on March 16th at 6:00PM. A feature documentary film about the over 23 million Americans living in long-term recovery and the emerging public recovery movement that will transform how alcohol and other drug challenges are dealt with in our communities.

Stay warm,

Danielle Bolduc, GES Principal


Important Dates:

3/10 March Nutrition Lunch Talk: Healthy Hydration

3/10-3/15 GES Spirit Clothing Sale

3/14 Town Voting at the Gilford Community Center

3/15 Early Release, Optional Parent Conferences--Learners dismissed 1:00PM

3/16 Anonymous People Presentation, 6PM GES Cafeteria

3/17 March Nutrition Lunch Talk:Healthy Snack Choices

3/21 Gilford Together Meeting, 6:30PM Community Church

3/24 School Spirit Day - Wear your Gilford Pride,School Visit by” Ed”ies Committee

3/24 March Nutrition Lunch Talk: Adding Variety to your Diet

3/24 Showcase, 1:45PM
3/31 March Nutrition Lunch Talk: Staying Active/Come hike with us @ 3:30PM

3/31 Report Cards distributed
Attachments available for 30 days until Monday, April 10, 2017:
2017 Registration Form.pdf
LRLC 2017.pdf
Election Day Food Drive (1).jpg

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