Parent Notices

January 14, 2019

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

Dear GES Families:


I hope you are staying warm on this very chilly Saturday! We are excited to begin our One School, One Book literacy program that involves an entire school with families and staff simultaneously reading the same book. We will announce the book's title this Friday during our school wide broadcast. The youngest child in your family will bring home the book this Friday. I am looking forward to reading along with all of you over the next five weeks!


Notes from the Nurse:As of this week we do have confirmed cases of the Flu and are following recommendations regarding the treatment and recovery of Influenza. Just like with any other illness, we ask that parents uphold our school policies and keep children home when they have fevers over 100 degrees, have contagious symptoms of active coughs, vomiting, or diarrhea. It is extremely important that Influenza illness symptoms like fever, body aches, nasal congestion, sore throat, fatigue, and cough be reported to the school nurses.  Children can return to school when they are fever free for 24 hours or more without the use of fever-reducing medications, and their symptoms have subsided. If you are unsure of whether to keep your child home or need medical advice, please contact Nurse Jenn directly. Please see Flu information in the attachment.


Also, please continue to help us educate your child on transmission prevention by role modeling and encouraging good hand-washing techniques and by coughing in your sleeve.  Our custodial staff is alerted and actively involved in our efforts to reduce transmission of illnesses. Please make sure the school office has your correct phone numbers on file, and additional emergency contacts are up to date.  ~Jennifer Johansson MSN BSN RN ext 612



Announcement:There is still room in Gilford Youth Centers Parents Night Out on January 25th from 5:30-8:30! A fun filled night with pizza, craft, bounce house, games and movie for the kids to enjoy while you parents get a night off. Still spots available... make sure you pre-register your kids today at gilfordyouthcenter.com

Tickets are also available for GYC's 3rd Annual Family Sweetheart Gala on February 16th from 6-8:30. Come dance the night away with a catered dinner with your dearest loved ones! A fun Family Event for all!


Attachments:

Flu Advice LRGS Softball Sign ups/Winter Clinics


Stay warm this weekend.


Sincerely,

Danielle Bolduc, GES Principal


Important Dates:

1/15        PTA Meeting, 3:30 GES Library

1/21        No School - Martin Luther King Day

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 Monday, February 11, 2019:
Copy of LRGS Winter Warm UP_Evaluations (UPDATED 2019) - Google Docs.pdf
Flu advice 2019.pdf

January 7, 2019

posted Jan 7, 2019, 4:31 AM by Alyce Medeiros

Dear GES Families:


Happy New Year! It was wonderful to welcome back the learners this past week. They came in ready to learn after a nice long break.


Upcoming Events:

  • There is a school board meeting at 6:00pm on Monday, January 7th at Gilford Elementary School. A few second grade learners will be presenting how they use data to create learning goals. We will also thank the PTA for their gift of the Outdoor Learning Center.


  • Just a reminder that we have an early release this week. All learners will be dismissed at 1:00PM on Wednesday, January 9th.


  • There is a budget public hearing this Thursday at 7pm in the high school auditorium.


If you have bus or pick up changes for your child,  please send a note to teacher or email ges@sau73.org and teacher about the change.  If email is sent and you do not receive a response by 2:30 please call 603-524-1661 to confirm change is made.


Have a wonderful week!


Danielle Bolduc, GES Principal


Attachments:

Gilford Public Library Events Spanish - Public Library

School Board Agenda


Important Dates:

1/7           School Board meeting, 6PM @ GES

1/9           Early Release - Dismissal 1:00PM

1/10 Budget Public Hearing, 7pm @GHS

1/15         PTA Meeting, 3:30 GES Library

1/25         No School - Teacher workshop day

1/30     Early Release - Dismissal 1:00PM
Attachments available for 30 days until Tuesday, February 05, 2019:
Jan_Feb Kid's Events School Calendar.png
1-7-2019 Agenda.pdf
Spanish (1).png

December 18, 2018

posted Dec 18, 2018, 4:34 AM by Alyce Medeiros

Dear GES Families:


I hope everyone enjoyed the weekend. Gilford Elementary had a very impressive showing at the Jingle Bell 5K Run this Sunday. Many GES staff, Gilford Police and Firefighters showed up to support Emily and the Arthritis Foundation. Congratulations to Emily Jacques, Kaitlyn Jacques, Bella Bryant and Mason Joubert. They all placed in their age divisions!


Important Event this Week:

Friday - We will have a school wide Pajama Day.  There are many classroom parties on Friday as well.


News from Gilford Youth Center:

We are excited to announce our upcoming programs! Gilford Youth Center will be offering:

Nerf League - Staring Dec.30th

Junior Chef (Around the Globe) - Starting Jan.8th

Globetrotters Basketball - Starting Dec.22nd

Space is limited!

More information and registration for programs are available at gilfordyouthcenter.com


I hope you all have a wonderful holiday with your families!


Danielle Bolduc, GES Principal

December 13, 2018

posted Dec 13, 2018, 10:53 AM by Alyce Medeiros

Dear GES Families:


We are looking forward to our next showcase tomorrow at 1:45pm. I hope to see many families there.


Our report cards will be distributed this Friday, December 14th.  Our learners in all grade levels have completed reading benchmark assessments, writing and math assessments. The results of these common assessments will be shared with families on our first trimester report card. Our specialists will also assess every learner.


Along with sharing academic information, I thought it was important to share additional information with families about our school’s goal of spreading kindness. This year we are helping to give our learners the tools they need to plant the seeds of kindness which we hope will spread to our families and our community. With your help:

  • Our second graders collected 242 pairs of socks for Isaiah 61 Cafe.

  • We filled 55 stockings for families in need.

  • All 76 gifts on our GES Angel Tree have been purchased. (There are still gifts needed across the district. Click here to help)

  • 140 food items were collected for Gilford Got Lunch.

  • 65 learners received  positive office referrals for demonstrating self-control, responsibility, teamwork, hard work, positive attitude, and honesty.

  • $365.35 was raised from this week’s duct tap event. The coin wars brought in $859.20 for a grand total of $1,224.55 raised for the Arthritis Foundation.

  • Many families will be running the Jingle Bell 5K Race this weekend in Concord raising money for the Arthritis Foundation.


THANK YOU: A huge thank you to all the Police and Fire Fighters that came to serve our Holiday Buffet on Tuesday! It was delicious.


LOST AND FOUND:

Please check the lost and found for lost gloves, hats, and coats. All items still left here will be donated during the holiday break. If you are visiting us for showcase, please check out the lost and found tables!


SHOWCASE SIGN OUT SHEETS:

If you are planning on dismissing your child after showcase on Friday, please be sure to sign them out in the office BEFORE you go into showcase.  This will help streamline the process. Thank you for your understanding and help.


Have a wonderful day!

Danielle Bolduc, GES Principal Attachment: GYC Parent Night Out



Attachments available for 30 days until Saturday, January 12, 2019:
PARENTS NIGHT OUT (1).png

December 3, 2018

posted Dec 3, 2018, 4:58 AM by Alyce Medeiros

Dear GES Families:


I hope you enjoyed your weekend. We gathered some great insights during our coffee and conversation time this past Saturday. I am always open to your ideas on how to build a better future for our learners. Here are some important announcements coming up this week:



You're Invited! We invite you to attend a meeting with our staff from all three schools on Wednesday, December 5th , early release, in the GHS auditorium from 1:30 - 2:30 to help create a Portrait of a Learner. Part of this time will be dedicated to you taking a survey to help decide what the Portrait will be. The New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEAS&C) requires high schools to have a Portrait of a Learner, which is a statement of what we believe a learner should be in order to be college, career, and life ready. Though there will be strong connections between our mission, vision, core values and the work habits that are being developed in our schools, the Portrait of a Learner will include attributes that we want our learners to possess after their experience in the Gilford schools.  As families, your input is important in helping us prepare your children for the future. Please consider attending.


Spanish class: The 3rd/4th grade Spanish session scheduled for Monday, December 10th will be rescheduled to Wednesday, December 12th. Sorry for the inconvenience.


Attachments:

Duct Tape Fundraiser

Holiday Attire-Food Drive


Have a wonderful week!


Danielle Bolduc, GES Principal


Important Dates:

Monday, December 3rd School Board Meeting GES Library, 6:00PM

Wednesday, December 5th Early Release Learners dismissed at 1:00PM

Portrait of Learner GHS Auditorium, 1:30-2:30PM

Tuesday, December 11th Duct Tape Fundraiser for Arthritis Foundation

Holiday Buffet - Served by our police and fire departments

Holiday Attire-Food Drive for Gilford Got Lunch

Friday, December 14th Showcase, 1:45PM


Attachments available for 30 days until Tuesday, January 01, 2019:
IMG_8672.JPG
Duct Tape Flyer (3) (1) (1).pdf

November 26, 2018

posted Nov 28, 2018, 5:57 AM by Alyce Medeiros

Dear GES Families:


Happy Snow Day! (Photo is the view from my office today) I hope you are all enjoying some family game time. It is also a perfect day to build a snowman!


Here are a few announcements:


Our school district is currently developing a Strategic Plan and would love to have your ideas and opinions about what visions you have for the future of our school. Please join me on Saturday, December 1st from 9:00 to 10:00 AM for Coffee and Conversation. Bring your ideas and be ready to help shape the future for your children! Then you can visit the craft fair at the high school.


As the holiday season approaches, now is a great time to purchase the 2018-2019 yearbook for your GES learner.  All orders completed before November 30th will receive a 5% discount. See the attached flyer for information on how to order.  If you have any questions, please email Katie Bryant at kbryant@sau73.org.


Attachments:

Gilford Park and Rec Flyer

Juvenile Arthritis Fundraiser

Yearbook Flyer


Enjoy your day!


Danielle Bolduc, GES Principal

Nov 30 Picture Retakes

Dec 1 Coffee and Conversation (9-10am) @ GES

Dec 5 Early Release Dec 11 Duct Tape Fundraiser/Holiday Buffet/Holiday Attire-Food Donations

Dec 14 Showcase, 1:45PM




Attachments available for 30 days until Thursday, December 27, 2018:
Duct Tape Flyer (3) (1).pdf
P&R News Nov. '18.docx
yearbook18.pdf

November 19, 2018

posted Nov 19, 2018, 4:30 AM by Alyce Medeiros

Dear GES Families:


It was wonderful to see so many loved ones for our luncheon on Thursday. A huge thank you to all the volunteers that helped set up the tables and to our wonderful kitchen staff that made such a delicious meal.  Our school is about community, and all of you make this a wonderful place for our learners.


Our school district is currently developing its Strategic Plan and would love to have your ideas and opinions about what visions you have for the future of our school. Please join me on Saturday, December 1st from 9:00 to 10:00 AM for Coffee and Conversation. Bring your ideas and be ready to help shape the future for your children!


As the holiday season approaches, now is a great time to purchase the 2018-2019 yearbook for your GES learner.  All orders completed before November 30th will receive a 5% discount. See the attached flyer for information on how to order.  If you have any questions, please email Katie Bryant at kbryant@sau73.org.


Attachment:

Yearbook Form


I want to wish all our families a wonderful Thanksgiving with your family and friends.


Danielle Bolduc, GES Principal


Important Dates:

Nov 21-23 Thanksgiving Break

Nov 30 Picture Retakes (rescheduled from the school day)

Dec 1 Coffee and Conversation (9-10am) at GES

Dec 5 Early Release

Dec 14 Showcase, 1:45PM
Attachments available for 30 days until Tuesday, December 18, 2018:
November Yearbook Special.pdf

November 13, 2018

posted Nov 13, 2018, 5:22 AM by Alyce Medeiros

Dear GES Families:


I hope you are enjoying this Veteran’s Day weekend. Thank you to all the veterans for their service. It was wonderful to see the learners sharing their goals and academic achievements with their families on Friday during learner led conferences.  The staff and learners were excited to welcome families into GES and discuss their progress and goals. A huge thank you to the volunteer steering committee and PTA for providing the delicious meals for staff during the day on Friday.


We have a packed week coming up:

Tuesday, November 13 PTA Meeting @ 3:30, GES Library

Wednesday, November 14 Early Release: Learners are dismissed at 1:00PM

Thursday, November 15 Lunch with a Loved One (Schedule below)


Important Information:

Please attend the next PTA meeting on Tuesday, November 13 at 3:30 at GES for a presentation by Shen Curly on insecurity and low self-esteem in adolescents.

Presentation highlights:       

  • Low self-esteem: helping to define, identify and mitigate in adolescents

  • What low-self esteem is, what it is associated with/consequences, why it is important to identify

  • Some alarming statistics regarding self-esteem and adolescents

  • How to help your adolescent that is struggling with self-esteem, such as developing accurate perceptions of themselves, defining themselves broadly, judging themselves kindly, building competence, preventing inflated self-esteem or narcissism

We are anticipating over 235 guests for Lunch With A Loved One on Thursday, November 15th. The specific time and location is below.  We will greet our guests at the front of the school and you can walk to lunch with your child.  We can’t wait to welcome our special guests.


Lunch Time

Location

Grade 1 Lunch

10:45-11:45

Cafeteria

Kindergarten Lunch

11:10-12:00

Gym

Grade 4 Lunch

11:30-12:20

4th grade classrooms

Grade 2 Lunch

11:55-12:45

Gym

Grade 3 Lunch

12:15-1:05

Cafeteria


As we head into flu season, Nurse Jenn wanted to share this guide for parents.

 

Gilford Middle School is hosting the Lego Robotics Competition on Saturday, November 17th. They are in need of help. Please click here if interested in assisting.


The cold weather is now upon us and we are asking that you please label your child's hats, mittens, sweaters, jackets, etc. in case they get separated from them.


Attachment:

Policy Agenda: 11/13/18 7:30AM

 


Have a wonderful day!

Danielle Bolduc, GES Principal


Important Dates:

Nov 13 PTA Meeting, 3:30 Presentation from Ms. Curly

Nov 14 Early Release, 1:00PM Dismissal

Nov 15 Lunch with a Loved One

Nov 21-23 Thanksgiving Break


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



Attachments available for 30 days until Wednesday, December 12, 2018:
Policy Agenda 11-13-2018.pdf

November 5, 2018

posted Nov 5, 2018, 4:18 AM by Alyce Medeiros

Dear GES Families:


I hope everyone had a great weekend. You know when we have had too much rain when there are ducks on our playground instead of children.It looks like there is more rain coming this week :(


Thank you to all the families that came out for our Enchanted Forest Family Fun night. It was a blast making woodland crafts, dancing, and checking out the books at the book fair. Thank you once again to the Volunteer Steering Committee for making it a great night.  Remember the book fair will be open all this week.


We are excited for our learner led conferences on Friday.  

HINTS FOR FAMILIES

  • Express positive interest and anticipation about the upcoming conference.

  • Be on time.

  • Listen and respond to the learner.

  • Express pride in growth and progress.

  • Ask questions (see below for samples).

  • Be positive, offering to help in areas where improvement is needed.

  • Recognize that learners need to develop independence in communicating progress – the teacher will be there to facilitate and answer specific questions.

POSSIBLE QUESTIONS TO ASK DURING THE CONFERENCE

  • Can you explain this to me?

  • How did you come up with this idea?

  • How have you grown in this area?

  • How can you improve in this area?

  • How can we help you at home?

  • What was important to you about this?

  • If you could do this work over again, how would you change it?

  • What future goals do you have as a learner?



Important Events this week:

Monday, November 5th School Board meeting, 5:30 GHS Library

School Board Budget Presentation, 7:00PM Auditorium

Monday, November 5th World Language Classes begin today

Grades 1-2 (French) 3:15-3:45 Room 660

Grade 3-4 (Spanish) 3:15-4:00 Room 671

Friday, November 9th Learner Led Conferences (No school for our learners, but they  attend their learner led conference with their families)


Important Announcements:

  • If you ordered Gilford Spirit Wear you can pick it up in the GES office.

  • 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.



Attachments:

Gilford Got Lunch Election Day Food Drive

Rotary Tea Party Flyer


Have a wonderful week!


Danielle Bolduc, GES Principal


Important Dates:

Nov 2- 9 Book Fair

Nov 5 School Board Meeting, 5:30 GHS Library

 School Board Budget Presentation, 7:00PM Auditorium

Nov 5 World Language Classes begin

Nov 6 Voting Day

Nov 7 Volunteer Clinic, 8-9AM

Nov 9 Learner Led Conferences, No School

Nov 10 Gilford Rotary Tea Party, 2-4PM @ Gilford Community Church

Nov 12 No School, Veteran’s Day

Nov 14 Early Release, 1:00PM Dismissal

Nov 15 Lunch with a Loved One

Nov 21-23 Thanksgiving Break


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



Attachments available for 30 days until Tuesday, December 04, 2018:
SKM_C65918102911250.pdf
GGL.pdf

October 29, 2018

posted Oct 29, 2018, 4:48 AM by Alyce Medeiros

Notification from: Gilford Elementary School

Dear GES Families:


I hope you all enjoyed this past weekend. It was wonderful to welcome so many families to our Artist in Residence Showcase on Friday. What an amazing performance!  A huge thank you to all the volunteers and the Integrated Arts team for all of their time and effort to put on this showcase. The learners showed pride in their community of Gilford and their creative talents!


Important Dates this Week:


  • Wednesday, HALLOWEEN PARADE, 9:00AM

  • Friday, Treats for Troops (8:20-8:40am)

  • Friday, Book Fair Opens, “Enchanted Forest” Family Fun Night 5-7PM


If you ordered Gilford Clothing it in is and will be here on Monday, Oct. 29th  for pick up in the GES office!


Volunteer Clinic:


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.


Attachments:

Treats for Troops

Enchanted Forest Family Night


Have a fantastic week!


Danielle Bolduc, GES Principal


Important Dates:

On November 5th at 5:30 in the GHS library, there will be a School Board meeting with a 7:00pm public presentation on the budget in the lecture hall. Please attend to show your support.


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

Nov 2 Lunch with Loved One Forms due (handed out in back packs)

Nov 2 Treats for the Troops Collection

Nov 2- 9 Book Fair

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

Nov 5 School Board Meeting, 5:30 GHS Library

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 27, 2018:
SKM_C65918102512170.pdf
Family Fun Night 2018 Enchanted Forest.pdf

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