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October 15, 2018

posted Oct 15, 2018, 4:17 AM by Alyce Medeiros

Dear GES Families:

I hope you all had a wonderful weekend. Did anyone attend the NH Pumpkin Festival this past weekend?

I want to thank all the supportive families we have here in Gilford!  I am overwhelmed by the generosity of so many volunteers. This past week I witnessed a number of volunteers helping in the art room for our Artist in Residence program, chaperoning our 4th grade hike up Mt. Major and carving pumpkins for the Pumpkin Festival. A special thanks to HPI for donating 200 pumpkins. Also, this past Saturday night several families attended the PTA fundraiser and gave generously to support all of our schools. We truly live in a special community.

Here are some additional ways to help your child become better writers:

  • Share any form of writing you do with your child–lists, notes, letters–they all help children realize the importance of writing.

  • Give your child opportunities to tell you about what they know. If your child is an expert at Legos, encourage him/her to tell you about it. The more organized the explanation, the better, as this practice will help him/her develop informational writing pieces.

  • Encourage your child to persuade or argue with reasons and evidence. Need a new pair of shoes? Convince me! Why do you need a new pair of shoes, and how can you tell? What will happen if you don’t get a pair of new shoes? How will your life improve? This sounds silly, but this type of thinking and speaking will dramatically help your child when s/he’s learning to write opinion pieces.

  • Point out the revision process in anything you do together. If you are building blocks, sometimes, you make a different decision about the foundation. If you are cooking, you might add more salt. If you are painting a picture, you might need to start over. These are revision decisions that build flexibility of thought and are critical for writers of all ages and stages.

Important Dates:

  • Early Release this Wednesday. Learners dismissed at 1:00PM

  • PTA Movie Night this Friday at the Gilford Middle School. Come enjoy Coco! Movie starts at 7:00 PM.

  • The next Volunteer Clinic will be held on Wednesday, November 7, 2018 ~ 8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m at the SAU Office. The process takes approximately 20 minutes.  New sessions start every ten minutes. Photos will be taken for ID badge.

  • Monday Enrichment Classes begin this week. Mondays Yoga with Nurse Jenn Grades 3-4


Artist in Residence Program Flyer

Spanish Classes offered at Gilford Public Library

Have a fantastic week!

Danielle Bolduc, GES Principal

Important Dates:

October 17 Early Release: All learners will be dismissed at 1:00 PM

October 19 PTA Movie Night. Come enjoy Coco! Movie starts at 7:00 PM. GMS

October 26 Artist in Residence Presentations

October 31 Halloween Parade *New Route includes Bacon Driveand Belknap Mountain Road, 9:00am start time

Nov 2 Treats for the Troops Collection

Nov 2- 9 Book Fair

Nov 2 Family Fun Night, “Enchanted Forest”, 5-7 PM

Nov 7 Volunteer Clinic, 8-9AM

Nov 9 Learner Led Conferences, No School

You can find events listed on the calendar on the school website too.

Attachments available for 30 days until Tuesday, November 13, 2018:
Loving Our Backyard Flyer (2) (1).pdf