Parent Notices

March 21, 2019

posted Mar 21, 2019, 4:43 AM by Alyce Medeiros

Dear GES Families:

The Gilford Elementary staff is beginning our work on student placement for next school year. We invite you to complete the Parent Input Form (not a requirement) attached to this email. We welcome your input about your child to assist us in the placement process. If you have any questions, please contact me at 524-1661 or dbolduc@sau73.org.
Thank you, Danielle Bolduc, GES Principal


Attachments available for 30 days until Friday, April 19, 2019:
Class Placement input form 2019.pdf

March 11, 2019

posted Mar 11, 2019, 4:18 AM by Alyce Medeiros

Dear GES Families:


I hope everyone enjoyed their weekend. A big thank you to the Volunteer Steering Committee for hosting our Family Skate.  It was a great turn out on Saturday.


Hopefully we will be collecting sap this week.  We are looking to push out the Maple Syrup Pancake Breakfast into April. I don’t think we will have much syrup produced in the next two weeks.  I will be sure to let everyone know when we are boiling, so you can come check it out. I know the children are excited to start this process.


The children had fun finding the hidden fruits and veggies in the hallways on the way to lunches on Friday. They also tried a very tasty treat made with a secret ingredient. They were asked to guess which healthy food was in their treat.  This Friday we will hide another ingredient for them.


This month we have sent home a Courage calendar. It is our hope that this calendar will encourage and guide everyone in taking small, but impactful steps to practice Courage on a daily basis.


Tuesday is voting day! Please vote.


Have a great week!

Danielle Bolduc, GES Principal


Attachments:

Lakes Region Youth Hockey

Softball flyer

Gilford Public Library - Spring Events

Courage Calendar


Important Dates:


March 12th PTA Meeting, 3:30 GES Library

March 12th Voting Day (Town and School)

March 20th Early Release, 1:00 dismissal/ Optional Spring Conferences

March 22nd Report Cards sent home

March 29th Showcase, 1:45PM
Attachments available for 30 days until Tuesday, April 09, 2019:
Mar_Apr Kid's Events School Calendar.png
CL_Calendar_Courage.pdf
flyer.pdf
laker_tryout ad_FINAL reduced.pdf

March 7, 2019

posted Mar 7, 2019, 5:29 AM by Alyce Medeiros

Dear GES Families:



I wanted to remind you of a few upcoming events:


  • March 7th - Tonight at 6PM there is a Vape Presentation at the Gilford High School. (See attached flyer)

  • March 8th - Tomorrow we will celebrate Read Across America by wearing our Cat in the Hat stripes!

  • March 9th - Our volunteer steering committee will once again hold a free family skate from 2:00-3:30 at the Merrill Fay Ice Arena.

  • March 8th - Nurse Jenn will speak with all learners at lunch about Nutrition Month and all learners will try to guess the “secret” ingredient in a tasty treat.



Attachments:

Vape Presentation Flyer- 3/7/19 @ 6:00PM

 


Keep warm!


Danielle Bolduc, GES Principal


Important Dates:

March 7th Vape Presentation, 6PM GHS

March 9th Family Skate, 2:00-3:30PM

March 9th Cool Dip - Support Special Olympic Athletes

March 12th PTA Meeting, 3:30 GES Library

March 12th Voting Day (Town and School)

March 20th Early Release, 1:00 dismissal/ Optional Spring Conferences

March 22nd Report Cards sent home

March 29th Showcase, 1:45PM
Attachments available for 30 days until Saturday, April 06, 2019:
Vape Presentation 2-19-19 (1).pdf

March 4, 2019

posted Mar 4, 2019, 5:04 AM by Alyce Medeiros

Dear GES Families:


I hope everyone enjoyed their winter vacation.  Unfortunately, the weather this past week was too cold for the sap to flow, except for today.  I am hoping that March will bring some warmer temperatures.


Announcements:

Mrs. Brace would like everyone to know that the American Heart Association envelopes can be brought in on Monday, March 4th. Thank you to everyone that supported this year’s Kids Heart Challenge.


We will be celebrating Read Across America Week. On Monday we will enjoy Green Eggs and Ham for Lunch and on Friday, wear your Cat in the Hat stripes to help us celebrate Dr. Seuss’ birthday!  


Our volunteer steering committee will once again hold a family skate on Saturday, March 9th from 2:00-3:30 at the Merrill Fay Ice Arena.


Have a wonderful week!


Danielle Bolduc, GES Principal


Important Dates:

March 4th School Board Meeting, 6PM GES Library

March 7th Vape Presentation, 6PM GHS

March 9th 2:00-3:30PM Family Skate at Merrill Fay Ice Arena

March 9th Cool Dip - Support Special Olympic Athletes

March 12th PTA Meeting, 3:30 GES Library

March 12th Voting Day (Town and School)

March 20th Early Release, 1:00 dismissal/ Optional Spring Conferences

March 22nd Report Cards sent home

March 29th Showcase, 1:45PM


February 26, 2019

posted Feb 26, 2019, 9:51 AM by Alyce Medeiros

Dear GES Families:


I hope you are all enjoying this winter vacation. I have spent some time this vacation with parent volunteers getting our sugar shack ready for our first boil. A huge thank you to Province Kiln Dry Firewood for donating 2 cords of wood. Now all we need is some sap.  I am looking forward to warmer days and cool nights which will allow our sap to flow. This wind has certainly been a challenge to keep the buckets on the trees!


Announcements:

Mrs. Brace would like everyone to know that the American Heart Association envelopes can be brought in on Monday, March 4th. Thank you to everyone that supported this year’s Kids Heart Challenge.


We will be celebrating Read Across America Week when we return from break. Read Across America is an annual reading motivation and awareness program that calls for every child in every community to celebrate reading with the theme: Celebrating a Nation of Diverse Readers. On Monday we will enjoy Green Eggs and Ham for Lunch and Friday, wear your Cat in the Hat stripes to help us celebrate

Dr. Seuss’ birthday!  


March is National Nutrition Month which focuses attention on the importance of making informed food choices and developing sound eating and physical activity habits. Every Friday, Nurse Jenn will speak with all the learners during their lunchtime. Our focus this year will be on hidden nutrition.  There are some fun activities planned for everyone!


Attachments:

Vape Presentation Flyer- 3/7/19 @ 6:00PM


Keep warm!


Danielle Bolduc, GES Principal


Important Dates:

March 4th School Board Meeting, 6PM GES Library

March 7th Vape Presentation, 6PM GHS

March 9th Cool Dip - Support Special Olympic Athletes

March 12th PTA Meeting, 3:30 GES Library

March 12th Voting Day (Town and School)

March 20th Early Release, 1:00 dismissal/ Optional Spring Conferences

March 22nd Report Cards sent home

March 29th Showcase, 1:45PM
Attachments available for 30 days until Thursday, March 28, 2019:
Vape Presentation 2-19-19.pdf

February 18, 2019

posted Feb 18, 2019, 4:36 AM by Alyce Medeiros

Dear GES Families:


This past week was a busy one for our learners. We celebrated our 100th day of learning on Tuesday and had our first blizzard bag day on Wednesday. Thank you so much for your support in completing and returning the work in the blizzard bag folders.  


On Friday, most classrooms were able to tap their classroom’s maple tree. The temperature did not cooperate with us, therefore no sap was flowing out of the tree. We need temperatures above 32 degrees during the day and below 32 degrees at night.  As I explained to our learners, this week doesn’t look good for sap flow either, however, over February break we should see some sap filling the buckets. It will be exciting for them to come back and check out how much sap we collected. The learners were excited to check out our very own sugar shack for the first time on Friday!


Coming up this week:

  • Please finish reading Confessions of An Imaginary Friend by Michelle Cueva.

  • The PTA will be meeting in the library at 3:30PM on Tuesday, February 19th.

  • Thursday, February 21st come to Family Fun night at GES from 5:30-7:30 PM to enjoy some tremendous activities which connect with this book. Imaginary friends are welcome!  There will be a talent show, “Moon” grilled cheese and soup for dinner and lots more fun!

  • Heart Challenge during specials this Friday.


February is Social and Emotional Learning Awareness Month and we are kicking it off by asking our learners to complete a “Choose Love” challenge each day next week.  We will be introducing the “Choose Love” program over the next several months. You can check out the program at Choose Love!


Our staff has been working with Dr. Bethany Bilodeau, CEO of C.O.R.E. Vocational Services Inc on social emotional behavior strategies in the classroom. She recently wrote a blog on sleep hygiene that I thought families would be interested in reading. It is attached.


Attachments:

Sleep hygiene

Choose Love Calendar/Overview of program


Have a fantastic week!



Danielle Bolduc, GES Principal


Important Dates:

2/19    PTA Meeting, 3:30PM GES Library

2/21    Family Fun Night - 5:30-7:30PM

2/22       Kids’ Heart Challenge (Event held during specials block)

2/23-3/3   Winter Break - No School



Attachments available for 30 days until Tuesday, March 19, 2019:
sleep hygiene.png
Sleep Hygiene.pdf
SKM_C65919021113170.pdf
SKM_C65919021113160.pdf

February 11, 2019

posted Feb 11, 2019, 4:06 AM by Alyce Medeiros

Dear GES Families:


I hope you all had a wonderful weekend. Here are some important reminders and events happening this week.


Thank you to all the families that contributed to our food drive for the 100th day of school (Feb. 12th). We will be delivering well over 500 items to Gilford Got Lunch.


The PTA will be meeting in the library at 3:30PM on Tuesday, February 12th.


This Wednesday is an early release day. We will dismiss all learners at 1:00PM.


The Volunteer Steering Committee has been busying planning the Family Fun Night being held on February 21st from 5:30-7:30pm.  We will be bringing our One School, One Book to life! We are planning on serving “moon grilled cheese” and soup for dinner along with “stardust” for dessert.  There will be an obstacle course learners can do with their “imaginary friends” and a photo booth. Children will have a chance to make their own imaginary friend and try out the discovery box.  We will also have a talent show. Learners can sign up that night to show how they are “visible” in this world. Start talking with your child about what makes them special and encourage them to show it off that night!


Attachments:

Parks and Rec Newsletter


Danielle Bolduc, GES Principal


Important Dates:

2/12    PTA Meeting, 3:30PM GES Library

2/13       Early Release -Learners dismissed at 1:00PM

2/14      Valentine’s Day - classroom celebrations

2/21    Family Fun Night - 5:30-7:30PM

2/22       Kids’ Heart Challenge (Event held during specials block)

2/23-3/3   Winter Break - No School



Attachments available for 30 days until Tuesday, March 12, 2019:
P&R News Feb. '19.pdf

February 4, 2019

posted Feb 4, 2019, 4:03 AM by Alyce Medeiros

Dear GES Families:


It looks like we will be getting an early spring according to Punxsutawney Phil. I, for one, am ready for warmer temperatures.  


Physical Education Teacher, Lisa Osborne is organizing the annual Heart Health Challenge for February.This is a fun and exciting event where our children learn about their heart while helping others to raise money for the American Heart Association. Our learners will have fun, learn how to stay healthy and make a difference in the lives of others!  Our Heart Challenge event will be held the Friday before February vacation. Kids Heart Challenge envelopes were handed out on Friday. The teachers are sending the envelopes home either last Friday or Monday this week.


Things for you to know:

-The donations go to the American Heart Association

-Donations can be collected online (directions to register are ON the envelope)

-Donations can be collected using the envelope (cash/ checks)

-Please wait to bring in your envelope until you are done collecting donations

-All envelopes are due by Feb 22nd

-Questions? Email: lbrace@sau73.org


The POPS committee is having a meeting this Tuesday, February 5th. Please see attached membership flyer. The high school learners who are going on the science trip to the Grand Canyon are hosting a community dinner fundraiser on February 10th at the Gilford Community Church. (See attached Flyer)


Attachments:

School Board Agenda 2-14-19

Gilford Public Library early release information

Spaghetti Dinner

Gilford POP information (Parents of Performing Arts)


Have a great week. Go PATS!


Danielle Bolduc, GES Principal


Important Dates:

2/4       School Board Meeting, 6:00PM GES Library 2/5 POP (Parents of Performing Arts) Meeting, 6PM GHS Choir Room

2/5    Deliberative Session (Town), 7PM @ GHS

2/7       Deliberative Session (School), 7PM @ GHS

2/8    Showcase at 1:45PM 2/10 Spaghetti Dinner - 5-7PM

2/12    PTA Meeting, 3:30PM GES Library

2/13      Early Release -Learners dismissed at 1:00PM

2/21    Family Fun Night - 5:30-7:30PM

2/22      Kids’ Heart Challenge (Event held during specials block)

2/23-3/3   Winter Break - No School



Attachments available for 30 days until Tuesday, March 05, 2019:
2-4-2019 Agenda.pdf
ERA Feb 13 School.png
Spag Dinner.pdf
POPS Membership Form.JPG

January 24, 2019

posted Jan 24, 2019, 11:47 AM by Alyce Medeiros

Dear GES Families:


This week your child brought home our One School book, Confessions of An Imaginary Friend by Michelle Cuevas. With all of these snow delays and school cancellations, I hope you had some extra family time to read together.  Each week there will be comprehension questions. We will send home the next set of questions on Monday. If you would like to read ahead over the long weekend, please read Chapters 13 - 24.  We have a family fun night planned for February 21st from 5:30 to 7:30pm. We will have food, crafts and fun activities planned.


Just a reminder that we will not have school tomorrow (Friday, January 25th). Our district staff will be working on a Portrait of a Learner.


We are continuing to collect food for Gilford Got Lunch.  Gilford Got Lunch is a program that provides food to local families who are in need of assistance both during the school year and over the summer.  Our goal is to collect 100 food items per grade:

  • Kindergarten: boxes of pasta

  • First grade: canned fruits/vegetables

  • Second grade: plastic jars of peanut butter

  • Third grade: plastic jars of jelly

  • Fourth grade: canned soup

Please note that Gilford Got Lunch cannot accept glass jars or any expired or outdated food. Also, items need to be 20 ounces or less.  Our tentative 100th day of school will be February 13th. Let’s start collecting and see if we can collect 100 items per grade. We will share our progress at Showcase on February 8th!

The next Volunteer Clinic/Orientation is scheduled for:

Tuesday, January 29, 2019 ~ 8:00 a.m - 9:00 a.m. at the SAU office


Attachments:

LRE Basketball League

Let’s Go Fishing


Have a great day!


Sincerely,


Danielle Bolduc, GES Principal


Important Dates:

1/25     No School - Teacher workshop day

1/25   Parents Night Out (GYC) from 5:30-8:30

1/29    Volunteer Clinic, 8:00am-9:00am SAU office

1/30    Early release dismissal 1:00PM

2/4       School Board Meeting, 6:00PM GES Library

2/5    Deliberative Session (Town), 7PM @ GHS

2/7       Deliberative Session (School), 7PM @ GHS

2/8    Showcase at 1:45PM

2/12    PTA Meeting, 3:30PM GES Library

2/13     Early Release - Learners dismissed at 1:00PM

2/21    Family Fun Night - 5:30-7:30PM

2/22     Kids’ Heart Challenge (Event held during specials block)

2/23-3/3   Winter Break - No School



Attachments available for 30 days until Saturday, February 23, 2019:
Lets go fishing prgram.pdf
LRE 2019 League Flyer.pdf

January 21, 2019

posted Jan 22, 2019, 4:14 AM by Alyce Medeiros

Dear GES Families:


I hope you are staying warm today!  As a reminder, please send in winter clothes for your child every day. The health office is running out of winter coats, hats, mittens for children to borrow.


McDonald’s in Laconia will be holding an arthritis fundraiser and educator celebration on January 21st from 5pm-7pm during which 20% of all proceeds will be donated to the Arthritis Foundation. Yes, that's right, tonight!  As McDonald’s is a sponsor of the Excellence in Education Awards, Mr. Johnston has invited representatives from the area schools who have won EDies in the past few years. A presentation will be made at 6pm. We would love to see you there!

If you have a blizzard bag at home, please return these bags (incomplete) back to school. We will keep them here at school until the next blizzard bag day is called. We hope this will keep bags from going missing and provide the opportunity for families to get in the habit of returning bags to school.


We are continuing our commitment to supporting our  local community by collecting food for Gilford Got Lunch.  Gilford Got Lunch is a program that provides food to local families who are in need of assistance both during the school year and over the summer.  Our goal is to collect 100 food items per grade:

Kindergarten: boxes of pasta
First grade: canned fruits/vegetables
Second grade: plastic jars of peanut butter
Third grade: plastic jars of jelly
Fourth grade: canned soup

Please note that Gilford Got Lunch cannot accept glass jars or any expired or outdated food. Also, items need to be 20 ounces or less.  Our tentative 100th day of school will be February 13th. Let’s start collecting and see if we can collect 100 items per grade. We will share our progress at Showcase on February 8th!

The next Volunteer Clinic/Orientation is scheduled for:

Tuesday, January 29, 2019 ~ 8:00 a.m - 9:00 a.m. at the SAU office


Attachments:

Cal Ripken Registration

Cal Ripken Baseball

Sincerely,

Danielle Bolduc

1/21        No School - Martin Luther King Day

1/21        McDonald’s Fundraiser, Laconia 5 to 7PM

1/25        No School - Teacher workshop day

1/25    Parents Night Out from 5:30-8:30

1/30    Early release dismissal 1:00PM
Attachments available for 30 days until Wednesday, February 20, 2019:
Welcome Letter GCRB.pdf
2019 Reigistration.....pdf

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