Parent Notices

June 25, 2018

posted Jun 25, 2018, 7:09 AM by Alyce Medeiros

Dear GES Families:


I hope  you all have a wonderful summer with your friends and families.  I can’t wait to hear about all of your summer adventures. Be sure to keep reading all those great books!

 

Announcements:

Volunteer Fingerprinting and Orientation Clinic:

Tuesday, August 14, 7:30 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.- SAU Office

The process takes approximately 20 minutes

 

  • Looking to clean out your basement this summer? We are looking into building a collection of band instruments (flutes, clarinets, saxophones, trumpets, trombones, snare drums & bell sets) for future 4th grade learners to use. Before you give away old instruments or put them in a yard sale, please consider donating them to GES in the Fall!

 


Attachments: Parent letter for entering 5th graders (Fall Athletic Sign Ups)


Happy Summer!

Danielle Bolduc, GES Principal



Attachments available for 30 days until Tuesday, July 24, 2018:
parent letter 2018 Fall.pdf

June 18, 2018

posted Jun 18, 2018, 4:07 AM by Alyce Medeiros

Dear Families:


The children have been doing a great job working till the very end of school. A few kindergarten learners wrote a very persuasive writing piece asking for a pool for the school. So, I made sure to answer their request. Check out the photo below.  Our learners certainly have some great ideas to share.

 

Announcements:

  • Your 2018-2019 PTA:

    • President – Sharyn Sasserson

    • Secretary – Kelly Shumway-Boudreau

    • Treasurer – Jennifer Kelly

    • Fundraising Chair – Gigi Johnson

    • Hospitality Chair-Jill Desruisseaux

    • Our first meeting for the upcoming school year will be Tuesday, September 11th @ 3:30pm in the GES library. We invite you all to attend and get involved! #GilfordDistrictPTA

 

  • PENNY THE PANDA would like to congratulate the learners of Gilford Elementary School. You are the #1 school this year with 71 bankers!

  • Looking to clean out your basement this summer? We are looking into building a collection of band instruments (flutes, clarinets, saxophones, trumpets, trombones, snare drums & bell sets) for future 4th grade learners to use. Before you give away old instruments or put them in a yard sale, please consider donating them to GES in the Fall!

 

Events for the last week of school:

 

June 20th Talent Show, 1:45PM June 18th Last Day of School for Kindergarten June 19th New Kindergarten School Visitation

June 21st Last Day of School, 1:00PM dismissal and fun send off


Attachments: Gilford Public Library summer reading flyer


I will be headed off to Columbia University this upcoming week to attend a Summer Writing Institute. I will be sad to miss the last days of school.

Happy Father’s Day to all our wonderful dads. Enjoy the day with your children.


Danielle Bolduc, GES Principal



Attachments available for 30 days until Monday, July 16, 2018:
SRP email.jpg

June 11, 2018

posted Jun 11, 2018, 4:09 AM by Alyce Medeiros

Dear GES Families:


This Saturday we were honored at the NH Education Awards ceremony as the Elementary School of Excellence. The requirements for candidates to be considered for the School of Excellence include:


  • The curriculum and instructional practices are presented in a rigorous, relevant and engaging learning environment.

  • The school organizes community members, ensuring they all have a role in building the school’s climate and culture.

  • The school’s vision, mission and goals are clearly articulated, well communicated and guide practice.

  • The school has an effective system for utilizing data and information that supports personalization.

  • There is a culture of empowerment among students, staff, teachers, administration, and community.


Come by and check out the banner, school bell and plaque the school received and the $2,000 check!


The Gilford Gauntlet event this past Wednesday was a huge success!  Thank you parents for volunteering and thanks to the Gilford High School students that came over and helped our learners run through the course.  It certainly takes a village.


Notices:

  • As the year comes to a close, please remember to pay any negative balances on your child’s lunch account.

  • Forget to order a 2018 GES yearbook?  There's still time to order one and have it shipped to your home.  Get started here:


http://www.treering.com/purchase?Passcode=101504197550190 Passcode:  101504197550190

  • We are looking for after school enrichment ideas for next year. (Check out the attachment)

This week’s events:

Monday - 4th grade Finale at 6:00PM

Tuesday - PTA Meeting, 6:30PM

NO EARLY RELEASE ON WEDNESDAY

Friday - Field trips to Whales Tales(3rd) and New Castle Commons (K)


Summer Learning Opportunities:

“Summer Slide”is metaphor that refers to the amount of reading, writing, and math knowledge that children lose over the summer because they are not actively practicing these skills. At the end of the school year, kids have attained their highest learning point. But without regular practice of these skills, they will slide back down.  Children can lose their academics if they aren’t practicing skills. Make this summer fun with learning! Read with your child everyday. Read books or even street signs, menus, amusement park maps! Every word counts.


The Summer Math Academy brochure/registration form is available on the GES website for parents of current grade 4 - 6. Check out this great opportunity!


Enjoy your week!

Danielle Bolduc, GES Principal


Important Dates:

June 11th 4th Grade Finale, 6PM

THERE IS NO EARLY RELEASE THIS WEDNESDAY

June 12th PTA Meeting, 6:30PM @GES Library

June 20th Talent Show, 1:45PM

June 21st Last Day of School, 1:00PM dismissal

June 4, 2018

posted Jun 4, 2018, 4:22 AM by Alyce Medeiros

Dear GES Families:


I hope you all enjoyed the beautiful weather this weekend. This past week our kindergartners walked to important places in our community. I have included a photo of Ms. Wagner’s learners visiting with the DPW. They had a blast learning about all the responsibilities of the men and women that work there.


We are holding the Gilford Gauntlet event this Wednesday, June 6th and are in need of some volunteers to help the day run smoothly! It promises to be a fun day of outdoor activity and we'd greatly appreciate your help. Please sign up by clicking below....


http://signup.com/go/HpybFgZ


The Gilford Gauntlet schedule for the day is:

8am – 9am Set Up

9am - 9:45am 3rd Grade

9:50am – 10:35am 2nd Grade

10:40am – 11:25am 4th Grade

12:25pm – 1:10pm Kindergarten

1:15pm – 2 pm 1st Grade

2 – 3 pm Clean Up


The Summer Math Academy brochure/registration form is available on the GES website for parents of current grade 4 - 6 graders. Check out this great opportunity!


The year is coming to a close quickly but we still have lots of learning going on!  Check out the important June events below.


Enjoy your week!

Danielle Bolduc, GES Principal


Important Dates:

June 4th School Board Meeting/Joint Meeting with Gilmanton at Gilmanton School

June 6th School start begins again at 8:30 (10 minutes later)

June 11th 4th Grade Finale, 6PM

June 12th PTA Meeting, 6:30PM @GES Library

June 20th Talent Show, 1:45PM

June 21st Last Day of School, 1:00PM dismissal

May 29, 2018

posted May 27, 2018, 8:07 AM by Alyce Medeiros

Dear GES Families:


We certainly had a wonderful week at GES.  We started with a fun cookout and successful book fair before showing off our community connections at the Community Partners Night. The next day we were amazed by Hagerman, the Science Wizard and we ended the week celebrating Memorial Day. We gathered at the cemetery to remember and pay tribute to those who sacrificed for our country. All of our learners were very respectful while they sang Patriotic Songs, recited the Pledge of Allegiance, and listened to Taps played by two Gilford High School students. The kindergartners had their own special visit from Sergeant First Class Thurston and Lieutenant Colonel Heilshorn. They were able to ask questions and run their own obstacle course outside.

 

Students will be participating in the Gilford Gauntlet on June 1. They will engage in team building games, a critical thinking riddle, and physical activity obstacles. Join us to show support as the students partake in this year’s Gilford Gauntlet! (See schedule attached)

 

Announcements:

 

 

Volunteer ORIENTATION ONLY- May 31, 2018 ~ 10:00 ~ SAU Office

(this is for volunteers who have already been fingerprinted)

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Volunteer Fingerprinting and Orientation Clinic:

June 19th ~ 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. - SAU Office

June 19th ~ 12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. - SAU Office

Photo ID is required. The June 19th sessions are during Kindergarten Visitation so that new parents can go through the process while their children are at school. Anyone can come as well. The badges issued will be for the 2018-2019 school year.


I hope you have a wonderful long weekend!


Danielle Bolduc, GES Principal


Attachments:

  • National Honor Society Run to Remember 5K that will occur on May 28, 2018 at the Gilford Youth Center at 9:00am.

  • Gilford Parks and Recreation Newsletter

  • Gilford Gauntlet


Important Dates:

May 28th 5K Run to Remember

June 1st Gilford Gauntlet

June 4th School Board Meeting/Joint Meeting with Gilmanton at Gilmanton School

June 5th School start time begins again at 8:30 (10 minutes later)

June 11th 4th Grade Finale, 6PM

June 12th PTA Meeting, 6:30PM @GES Library

June 20th Talent Show, 1:45PM

June 21st Last Day of School, 1:00PM dismissal



Attachments available for 30 days until Tuesday, June 26, 2018:
2018 Memorial Day Race & Parade.pdf
Newsletter (1).pdf
P&R News May '18 (1).pdf

May 21, 2018

posted May 21, 2018, 3:59 AM by Alyce Medeiros

Dear GES Families:


Congratulations to the second grade class that held a yard sale this past Saturday and raised $800 for Gilford Got Lunch!  The learners have been working with a unit on money. They were introduced to different bills, and worked to solve word problems involving the total value of a group of bills. They worked on finding different coin combinations for the same value, and practiced finding the fewest number of coins to make a given value. They practiced using different addition and subtraction strategies to make change from one dollar. This work helped them to prepare for the Yard Sale this weekend.


The 4th grade chorus did an amazing job at their Dig It! performance and at the monster chorus performance last week. There  will be no more full band or band lessons for the remainder of the year.


Looking ahead to this week:


  • Our spring book fair continues this week.  We will have a family cookout on May 22nd from 4:00-5:30PM. We will be serving up free hot dogs, chips and water.  


  • On Tuesday, May 22nd from 5:30-7:00, the Gilford school community will come together at Gilford Elementary School to celebrate the School District’s partners and to showcase student work made possible by a community that cares about kids. The participants will have the opportunity to visit learner exhibits and hear more about the Gilford Educational Endowment Foundation and their support in providing valuable resources to the Gilford School District. This exciting, free evening event will showcase elementary through high school student-generated work with the community.


  • Thanks to a generous donation our entire school will see an Extreme Science presentation on May 23rd. The presentation will demonstrate various scientific concepts, including motion, energy, inertia, balance, fire, electricity and others, by conducting experiments. Among the highlights of the program, Hagerman turns a bicycle wheel into a gyroscope, creates a human sling shot from a bungee cord, turns a piece of cloth into fire-resistant material and changes solids into liquids. Hagerman also emphasizes the benefits of respect, responsibility and safety in all facets of life and draws clear comparisons between science and magic.

  • GES SPIRIT DAY- This Friday is DRESS UP Day. I am looking forward to seeing everyone looking sharp this Friday.


I hope to see you at our family events this week!


Danielle Bolduc, GES Principal


Important Dates:

May 22nd Community CookOut, 4:00-5:30 Free Hot Dogs!

May 22nd Community Partners Night, 5:30-7:00PM

May 23rd Extreme Science presentation during school hours

May 25th Memorial Day Assembly - 2:10PM

May 25th GES Spirit Day - DRESS UP DAY

May 28th No School-Memorial Day


Attachments:

Gilford Gauntlet

Run to Remember 5K Memorial Day Race

Community Partners Night




Attachments available for 30 days until Tuesday, June 19, 2018:
2018 Memorial Day Race & Parade.pdf
Teaching and Learning STEAM Expo Invitation 2018 (1).pdf
Newsletter.pdf

May 14, 2018

posted May 14, 2018, 4:31 AM by Alyce Medeiros

Dear GES Families:


It has been a wonderful week here at GES. First, we celebrated our staff with a superhero themed staff appreciation week. Thanks to all the families that helped make our staff feel special. Yesterday, we were awarded the New Hampshire Elementary School of Excellence Award and today we ended the week with a fabulous showcase!  


Announcements:

Our maple trees are growing!  The classrooms are having a great time watering their classroom trees. It is fun watching them grow!


We have scheduled two  volunteer fingerprinting clinics for June 19th.  Photo ID is required.

Upcoming Volunteer Fingerprinting and Orientation Clinic:
June 19th ~ 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
June 19th ~ 12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
These sessions are during Kindergarten Visitation so that new parents can go through the process while their children attend the school visitation.  The badges issued will be for the 2018-2019 school year.


Below are the winners of the PTA Poetry contest. We will have a celebration on Wednesday, May 16, 2018 from 6-8 pm at the Gilford Public Library. All the winners are invited with their family and friends to read their poems aloud.

Winners as follows:
GES
K- Isla Hogan
1st- Benjamin Coapland
2nd- Kayla Desruisseaux
3rd- Lilly Sanborn
4th- Jade Nicolas
Overall- Mark Uicker

Early Act will once again host a can food drive. Our goal is to collect 500 cans. Please see attachment for details.


Happy Mother’s Day to all the moms out there!  I hope you enjoy your special day!


Danielle Bolduc, GES Principal


Important Dates: May 9th-May 21st Food Drive

May 11th Hypnotist at GHS starting at 6:30PM

May 12th GYC Comedy Night, 6:30 at Community Center

May 15-24th NH State Assessments for Grades 3 and 4

May 16th Spring Chorus Concert, 7PM

May 16th PTA Poetry Night, 6PM Gilford Public Library

May 17th-May 25th Spring Book Fair

May 18th Early Release, Learners dismissed at 1:00PM (NOTE:FRIDAY)

May 22nd Community Cook Out, 4:00-5:30 Free Hot Dogs!

May 22nd Community Partners Night, 5:30-7:00PM

May 23rd Extreme Science presentation during school hours

May 25th Memorial Day Assembly - 2:10PM

May 25th GES Spirit Day - DRESS UP DAY

May 28th No School-Memorial Day


Attachments:

Early Act Food Drive



Attachments available for 30 days until Sunday, June 10, 2018:
Food Drive Flyer 2018.pdf

MAy 7, 2018

posted May 7, 2018, 4:19 AM by Alyce Medeiros

Dear GES Families:


Well it was great to see many families enjoying the weather on Saturday at the village fields. I, for one, appreciated watching baseball and soccer in the sun and not in the freezing rain!


This week is Staff Appreciation Week. This year our theme will be a Superheroes! I know you will agree, that we have a special school with staff that always go above and beyond for our learners. This week is a great time to recognize our staff.  Please remember to have your child bring in the superhero flyer to their teachers on Monday. If you don’t have one, they can always write a note. Our staff really appreciates receiving special notes.

Last Friday, Liz Fiore, Officer Dan, and I spoke with each grade level about the importance of safety drills (safety missions).  We stressed the importance of stop, look and listen to a trusted adult when we call for a level 0 voice (silence). Be sure to ask your child about their safety mission.  


Have a great week!


Danielle Bolduc, GES Principal

Attachments:

GYC Comedy Night

2018 Summer Math Academy (Grades 4 - 6) Online Brochure

Important Dates:

May 7th-May 11th Staff Appreciation Week (Our staff is SUPER!)

May 7th School Board Meeting, GES Library 6:00PM

May 8th PTA Meeting, GES Library 6:30PM

May 9th Early Release, Learners dismissed at 1:00PM

May 11th Showcase, 1:45PM

May 15-24th NH State Assessments for Grades 3 and 4 May 16th PTA Poetry Night, 6PM Gilford Public Library

May 16th Spring Chorus Concert, 7PM

May 17th-May 25th Spring Book Fair

May 18th Early Release, Learners dismissed at 1:00PM (NOTE:FRIDAY)

May 22nd Community CookOut, 4:00-5:30 Free Hot Dogs!

May 22nd Community Partners Night, 5:30-7:00PM

May 23rd Extreme Science presentation during school hours

May 25th Memorial Day Assembly - 2:10PM

May 25th GES Spirit Day - DRESS UP DAY

May 28th No School-Memorial Day



Attachments available for 30 days until Tuesday, June 05, 2018:
2018 Summer Math Academy (Grades 4 - 6) Online Brochure.pdf
GYC Comedy Night.pdf

April 26, 2018

posted May 3, 2018, 5:56 AM by Alyce Medeiros

Dear GES Families:


I hope you enjoyed the April vacation and spent some quality time with family and friends. There are a number of important reminders and upcoming events I wanted to make you aware of in May.


We were selected by the New Hampshire Excellence in Education Awards Committee (“EDies”) for a site visit on April 19th. The team was comprised of 5 educators who spent three hours visiting our school. The committee took a tour, spoke with learners about their work and checked out work samples, corresponding rubrics and their assignments.  They also observed most classrooms and spoke to our team facilitators. We will hear later this month if we will be named as the New Hampshire Elementary School of the Year for 2018.


As a reminder, current kindergarteners  will not be in school on April 30th and May 1st as we will be conducting screenings for next year’s kindergarten class.


On May 1st we will tie ribbons to the tree out front with our wishes. This event comes from a whole school read aloud book, Wishtree by Katherine Applegate.  We will also plant maple saplings thanks to a donation by Belknap Landscape Co.


On May 4th Officer Dan and I will speak with each grade level about the importance of safety drills.  We will stress the importance of stop, look and listen to a trusted adult to ensure everyone’s safety.


Staff Appreciation Week is May 7th- May 11th. This year our theme will be a Superheroes! The volunteer steering committee and the PTA have many wonderful events planned to thank our staff. We are also asking every learner to describe why their teachers are SUPERHEROES. You will receive the flyers in backpacks on Monday, April 30th.  Please have your child return them to their teachers on Monday, May 7th.


On May 16th the fourth graders will present their spring chorus production during school and again at 7:00PM for the evening show.


Our third and fourth graders will be participating in the New Hampshire Statewide Assessment System (NH SAS) in Mathematics and English Language Arts/Literacy between the dates of May 15, 2018 and May 24, 2018. The New Hampshire State assessments are an important part of a learner’s core educational program.


We will have a spring book fair from May 17th- May 25th.  We will once again have a family cookout on May 22nd from 4:00-5:30PM. We will be serving up free hot dogs, chips and water.  


On Tuesday, May 22nd from 5:30-7:00, the Gilford school community will come together at Gilford Elementary School to celebrate the School District’s partners and to showcase student work made possible by a community that cares about kids. The participants will have the opportunity to visit learner exhibits and hear more about the Gilford Educational Endowment Foundation and their support in providing valuable resources to the Gilford School District. This exciting, free evening event will showcase elementary through high school student-generated work with the community.


Thanks to a generous donation our entire school will see an Extreme Science presentation on May 23rd. The presentation will demonstrate various scientific concepts, including motion, energy, inertia, balance, fire, electricity and others, by conducting experiments. Among the highlights of the program, Hagerman turns a bicycle wheel into a gyroscope, creates a human sling shot from a bungee cord, turns a piece of cloth into fire-resistant material and changes solids into liquids. Hagerman also emphasizes the benefits of respect, responsibility and safety in all facets of life and draws clear comparisons between science and magic.


I am sure your family’s schedule is starting to get busy with events.  Here is a list of important dates to add to your family’s calendar.


See everyone on Monday!


Danielle Bolduc, GES Principal


Important Dates:

April 30th-May 1st NO SCHOOL for current Kindergarten learners ONLY

May 1st Grades 1 - 4 Wishtree Event

May 4th Safety Training with Officer Dan during school day

May 7th School Board Meeting, GES Library 6:00PM

May 8th PTA Meeting, GES Library 6:30PM

May 9th Early Release, Learners dismissed at 1:00PM

May 7th-May 11th Staff Appreciation Week (Our staff is SUPER!)

May 11th Showcase, 1:45PM

May 15-24th NH State Assessments for Grades 3 and 4

May 16th Spring Chorus Concert, 7PM

May 17th-May 25th Spring Book Fair

May 18th Early Release, Learners dismissed at 1:00PM (NOTE:FRIDAY)

May 22nd Community CookOut, 4:00-5:30 Free Hot Dogs!

May 22nd Community Partners Night, 5:30-7:00PM

May 23rd Extreme Science presentation during school hours

May 25th GES Spirit Day - DRESS UP DAY

May 28th No School-Memorial Day

Attachments:

2018 Got Lunch Summer Registration Form


May 2, 2018

posted May 2, 2018, 12:52 PM by Alyce Medeiros

Dear GES Families:


Yesterday we tied ribbons to the tree out front of our school with our wishes.  We welcome community members to add their wishes to the tree throughout this week.  If you haven’t driven by, you should stop and check it out.


Also, I wanted to let you know that Liz Fiore and myself are working with Officer Dan to talk about components of the ALICE safety training with all grade levels this week.  The overall goal is for learners to Stop, Look, and Listen to a trusted adult. We will focus on practicing safety missions.


Have a great day!


Danielle Bolduc, GES Principal

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