Parent Notices

September 19, 2018

posted by Alyce Medeiros

Dear GES Families:

 

We have an early release today, September 19th.  All learners will be dismissed at 1:00PM. Please plan accordingly.

 

PTA Membership Drive:The Gilford PTA has made it exceptionally easy for you to donate now! You simply fill out the form below, and it will lead you to Paypal.  Once you're there, select whatever sponsorship level you're comfortable with and you can pay by credit card or check! You can also chose to become a PTA member for $25 and receive monthly updates!  We will tell you how much money we raised at our event this year because of you, and each month we will send you an update on what was funded through the PTA. In the past we have funded projects such as: technology programs, 3-D printers, outdoor learning centers, summer camps, etc....    

We sincerely appreciate your help and support! Everyone that becomes a member will be entered into a raffle for a local spa.  Membership drives ends October 12th. We are shooting for 100% participation!

 

Click here:

GILFORD DISTRICT PTA 2018-2019 MEMBERSHIP FORM

 

Sincerely, Danielle Bolduc, GES Principal

September 17, 2018

posted Sep 17, 2018, 5:10 AM by Alyce Medeiros

Notification from: Gilford Elementary School

Dear GES Families:


We had a wonderful Make a Wish celebration on September 11th for a family in our school community.  We learned that all of us have the makings of an everyday hero.I am so proud of our learners. They were  great audience members.


We have attached the Gilford Got Lunch Program Application and information flyer. This organization helps provide meals for those in need within our community. Please review and take advantage of this service if needed.


PTA will once again host a family movie night on October 19th at the MS gym. Please see attached flyer for details.


PTA is taking online clothing store orders starting on Monday, Sept 17 until midnight Friday, Sept 28. This school spirit wear is not always available to order, so please take advantage of the days it is available. This school spirit wear is versatile and crosses district wide. We will send an email when clothing is ready for pick up. It is generally back in within a few weeks and ready for pick up at GES.


Here is the link to great school spirit swag! https://stores.inksoft.com/gilford_school


Please see the attached flyer on a FREE Parent Forum. This year the focus is on Bullying, Technology, Kindness, & Respect. Join Carol Todd for an intimate and engaging discussion around what digital responsibility looks like in our youth.


PTA is having a Halloween costume party at the Gilford Youth Center. They will have a live auction, silent auction, dinner, DJ and a limited bar selection.  This is their major fundraiser for the year. Please help make this a success! Tickets are on sale at Gilford Elementary School.



Attachments:

Gilford Got Lunch

Parent Forum: Bullying, Technology, Kindness and Respect

PTA Movie Night

PTA Fundraiser


Important Dates:

September 19th Early Release, Dismissal 1:00PM
Sept. 17 - 28th PTA Clothing Sale (Online only)
Oct. 5th PICTURE DAY! (National Smile Day!)
Oct. 13th PTA Fundraiser- Halloween Party @ Gilford Youth Center. 6:00-10:30PM
Oct. 19th PTA Movie Night:GMS Gym @ 6:30PM


I hope you enjoyed the weekend with family and friends!


Sincerely,


Danielle Bolduc, GES Principal



Attachments available for 30 days until Wednesday, October 17, 2018:
IMG_7925.JPG
Family Movie Night.pdf
2018-2019 GGL school Program enrollment info.pdf
2018-2019 school program application WEEKEND BAG.pdf
Parent Forum Flyer - CMTC 2018 Carol Todd final draft 2.pdf

September 10, 2018

posted Sep 10, 2018, 5:43 AM by Alyce Medeiros

Dear GES Families:


We had another hot, but productive week here at GES. The weather certainly cooled down for the weekend.  Here are some announcements and important dates:


Announcements:


This week Emily Jacques, a current 4th grader, talked with all grade levels during lunch about juvenile arthritis. She has suffered from this disease since she was 2 ½ yrs old. This year she was selected to be the youth honoree for the Jingle Bell Run/Walk 5K race. Part of her job is to create a team, fund raise for the race, and raise awareness for arthritis. Emily’s goal is to reach $1,000 and she is hoping Gilford Elementary families can help her reach her goal as well as have some fun over the next few months. A flyer explaining the details about the race is attached.


Starting this week, the bus company will be doubling up bus runs 3 and 5 in the afternoon. Please plan accordingly.  

Attached is information about head lice. This is good information to have  now that all children are back together again. We currently do not have any identified cases, but would like to have families watching for any evidence of this and alerting the nurse to help confirm any cases.

PTA is having a Halloween costume party at the Gilford Youth Center. They will have a live auction, silent auction, dinner, DJ and a limited bar selection.  This is their major fundraiser for the year. Please help make this a success! Tickets are on sale at Gilford Elementary School.


Attachments:

  • Jingle Bell Run Information

  • Gilford Public Library Flyer

  • Gilford Youth Center Flyer

  • Policy Committee Agenda

  • Lice Information

Important Dates:

September 11th 7:30AM @ GHS Policy Committee( Agenda attached)
September 11th 8:00-9:00AM, Fingerprinting @ SAU
September 11th PTA Meeting, 3:30 PM @GES
September 19th Early Release, Dismissal 1:00PM Oct. 13th PTA Fundraiser- Halloween Party @ Gilford Youth Center. 6:00-10:30PM


I hope you have a great week!


Sincerely,


Danielle Bolduc, GES Principal



Attachments available for 30 days until Tuesday, October 09, 2018:
Gilford Youth Center Flyer.pdf
Library Flyer.pdf
Agenda 9-11-2018 (1).pdf
lice info for parents.pdf
Race Flyer (1).pdf

September 4, 2018

posted Sep 4, 2018, 4:20 AM by Alyce Medeiros

Dear GES Families:


We are off to a great start!  It was wonderful to welcome 343 learners to school last week. All learners found their way to their new classrooms with help from many staff members in the hallways.  Although it was rather hot in the classrooms, the children and staff persevered through it and remained focused on learning. There were learners checking out caterpillars, making nature numbers, reading books and making new friends.  All classrooms reviewed the Learner Expectations (Be Safe, Be Respectful, Be Responsible).


Upcoming events:


As a reminder, we have our first early release on September 19th. All learners will be dismissed at 1:00pm. Please plan accordingly.


PTA fundraiser (see attached flyer). PTA is having a Halloween costume party at the Gilford Youth Center. They will have a live auction, silent auction, dinner, DJ and a limited bar selection.  This is their major fundraiser for the year. Please help make this a success!


Announcements:


We heard from the bus company that they will be combining bus 6 and bus 7 for the month of September. You should have received the new bus routes from the bus company on Friday.


When you are picking up or dropping your child off in the parent pick up line, please do not get out of your car and pull all the way up the line so we can try and keep the line moving. Thanks for your help!


Attachments:

PTA Fundraiser Event


Important Dates:

September 4th School Board Meeting

September 11th 8:00-9:00AM, Fingerprinting @ SAU

Sept. 11th PTA Meeting, 3:30 PM @GES

Sept. 19th Early Release, Dismissal 1:00PM

Oct. 13th PTA Fundraiser- Halloween Party @ Gilford Youth Center. 6:00-10:30PM


I hope you enjoyed the long weekend with family and friends!


Sincerely,


Danielle Bolduc, GES Principal

8/22/18

posted Aug 22, 2018, 7:13 AM by Alyce Medeiros

Notification from: Gilford Elementary School

Dear GES Families:


It’s the most wonderful time of the year….when we welcome our learners to Gilford Elementary School for 2018-19 school year!  Our dedicated staff works very hard to meet the individual needs of all learners, and maintains personal connections with our families. You should have received a letter from your child’s teacher prior to the beginning of the school year. Important Updates:

There were some exciting projects happening over the summer. Every classroom has a fresh coat of paint and our Learning Commons (formerly known as the library) has some new furniture, bookshelves and newly painted walls. Also, our front office was renovated to provide a more secure entry into our school. Come and check it out during our annual Open House on August 28th from 5:00-6:00pm.

The most exciting project, for me personally, is the construction of our very own Outdoor Learning Center complete with an evaporator to make our own maple

syrup! A huge thank you to Jason Drouin for volunteering to build it and PTA for funding the entire project. The Gilford Rotary spent 4 hours this past Saturday staining the boards for the building.  The project will be complete before this year’s sugaring season (early March). I am so excited for all of you to check it out!

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 have been posted outside the front doors of the school. 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 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. When using the parent pick up line, please do not get out of your car and remember to pull all the way up to the line.  Please read the bus loop, parking and student drop off and pick up guidelines provided in your information packet that is distributed at Open House.

We invite you to become an active participant in our school community through volunteering, joining our PTA, or attending and supporting school events.

Please note that all volunteers will need to be fingerprinted prior to volunteering in our schools including chaperoning field trips.  The process for volunteering includes fingerprints and attending an orientation provided by the school district. Once the background check is complete, a volunteer photo identification will be distributed. The volunteer will need to wear the photo ID to the school and on field trips. Please call the SAU office at 527-9215 to check on fingerprinting dates. Please bring a current photo ID to the SAU on the day of fingerprinting. If you have already been through the process, you will be asked to sign an electronic affidavit.

Thank you for your continued support of our school. I look forward to seeing you at Gilford Old Home Day on August 25th and Open House on August 28th from 5:00-6:00 PM.

Sincerely,

Danielle Bolduc, GES Principal

Important Dates:

August 20th School Board Meeting, 6:00PM GES

August 22nd PTA Kindergarten Social, 6:00-7:00PM at Imagination Station

August 25th Gilford Old Home Day

August 28th Open House, 5:00-6:00PM GES

August 29th First day of school (Kindergarten dismissed at 11:30am, 8/29-8/31)

September 3rd No School (Labor Day)

Sept. 19th Early Release, Dismissal 1:00PM

August 20, 2018

posted Aug 20, 2018, 4:39 AM by Alyce Medeiros

Dear GES Families:


It’s the most wonderful time of the year….when we welcome our learners to Gilford Elementary School for 2018-19 school year!  Our dedicated staff works very hard to meet the individual needs of all learners, and maintains personal connections with our families. You should have received a letter from your child’s teacher prior to the beginning of the school year. Important Updates:

There were some exciting projects happening over the summer. Every classroom has a fresh coat of paint and our Learning Commons (formerly known as the library) has some new furniture, bookshelves and newly painted walls. Also, our front office was renovated to provide a more secure entry into our school. Come and check it out during our annual Open House on August 28th from 5:00-6:00pm.

The most exciting project, for me personally, is the construction of our very own Outdoor Learning Center complete with an evaporator to make our own maple

syrup! A huge thank you to Jason Drouin for volunteering to build it and PTA for funding the entire project. The Gilford Rotary spent 4 hours this past Saturday staining the boards for the building.  The project will be complete before this year’s sugaring season (early March). I am so excited for all of you to check it out!

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 have been posted outside the front doors of the school. 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 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. When using the parent pick up line, please do not get out of your car and remember to pull all the way up to the line.  Please read the bus loop, parking and student drop off and pick up guidelines provided in your information packet that is distributed at Open House.

We invite you to become an active participant in our school community through volunteering, joining our PTA, or attending and supporting school events.

Please note that all volunteers will need to be fingerprinted prior to volunteering in our schools including chaperoning field trips.  The process for volunteering includes fingerprints and attending an orientation provided by the school district. Once the background check is complete, a volunteer photo identification will be distributed. The volunteer will need to wear the photo ID to the school and on field trips. Please call the SAU office at 527-9215 to check on fingerprinting dates. Please bring a current photo ID to the SAU on the day of fingerprinting. If you have already been through the process, you will be asked to sign an electronic affidavit.

Thank you for your continued support of our school. I look forward to seeing you at Gilford Old Home Day on August 25th and Open House on August 28th from 5:00-6:00 PM.

Sincerely,

Danielle Bolduc, GES Principal

Important Dates:

August 20th School Board Meeting, 6:00PM GES

August 22nd PTA Kindergarten Social, 6:00-7:00PM at Imagination Station

August 25th Gilford Old Home Day

August 28th Open House, 5:00-6:00PM GES

August 29th First day of school (Kindergarten dismissed at 11:30am, 8/29-8/31)

September 3rd No School (Labor Day)

Sept. 19th Early Release, Dismissal 1:00PM

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

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