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October 9, 2018

posted Oct 9, 2018, 4:41 AM by Alyce Medeiros

Notification from: Gilford Elementary School

Dear GES Families:

I hope you enjoyed the holiday weekend. One of our school goals this year is to continue to focus on writing instruction. Here are some ways to support your learner as a writer at home.

Ways to support your child’s writing life:

  • Ask your child to tell you stories, and help them structure the stories into a beginning, middle, and end format. Your interest will inspire him/her to want to add the details that make it a story, and telling stories is an important precursor to writing stories.

  • Tell your child stories–ones from your childhood, ones from your days– He/she will love hearing about your life, and listening to stories will help develop the understanding of how to tell stories.

  • Read. Read more. Stop and gasp when you read something beautiful. Stop and laugh when you read something funny. Stop and groan when you read something goofy. Your child will pick up on craft moves and amaze you because they will show up in his/her writing. Make the question “How did the writer do that?” part of your repertoire as you read with children.

We have a busy weekend coming up! Check out some important events:

Events this week:

Some enrichment classes start this week.

Tuesday  - Crafts with Nurse Jenn (3:15-4:30)

Tuesday -  Who Wants to Be a Mad Scientist (3:15-4:30)

Wednesday -  Out and About (Oct. 10th 3-5PM)

Thursday - Karate with Sensei Beth (3:15-3:45)

PTA Membership Drive ends this Friday, October 12th

PTA Halloween Party at Gilford Youth Center, 6:00-10:30 PM, Saturday, October 13th

Important Reminders:

Please return pink Biographical Information Sheets as soon as possible.  The office must have current information on file for emergencies. We still need over 200 forms to be returned. This information is needed if we need to contact you about your child.

Attached is a yearbook order form. Any questions about the yearbook should be sent to Katie Bryant at


Policy Packet for 10-9-2018

GES Yearbook Order form

Have a fantastic week!

Danielle Bolduc, GES Principal

Important Dates:

October 9 Policy Meeting, 7:30am GHS

October 9 PTA Meeting, 3:30 in GES Learning Commons

October 12 PTA Membership Drive ends this Friday

October 13 PTA Halloween Party at Gilford Youth Center, 6:00-10:30 PM

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 Drive and 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 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 Wednesday, November 07, 2018:
October Yearbook Flyer.pdf
10-9-2018 Policy Packet.pdf