Parent Notices

May 20, 2019

posted May 20, 2019, 4:14 AM by Alyce Medeiros

Notification from: Gilford Elementary School



Dear GES Families:


I hope you all enjoyed the weekend. I can't believe it is already May 19th! We had a busy week last week. Here are some highlights:  


  • This past Friday the learners enjoyed checking out the book fair and filling out their wish lists.

  • The PTA meeting on Tuesday brought new members to the meeting. The next meeting will be June 4th at 6:00PM. We will vote for new officers at the meeting.

  • Also, this past week we were excited to receive a TangerKids Grant.  Tanger Outlets donates $4,000 in TangerKids Grants to four area schools to support programs in the 2019/2020 school year. Gilford Elementary School will benefit from the $1,504.00 grant by purchasing a new projection screen for the auditorium and microphones.


Upcoming Events:

  • This week the DINO-mite book fair continues and we hope you will join us for some FREE hot dogs and drinks on Tuesday, May 21st from 4:00-5:30PM.

  • We will also have the PTA Poetry Celebration at 6:30 at the Gilford Public Library on May 21st.

Have a wonderful week! Danielle Bolduc, GES Principal


Attachments:

Pass, Set, Crush Day Camp

Gilford Got Lunch Summer Application


Important Dates:

May 17th - May 23rd Spring Book Fair

May 21st Spring Cookout (Free hot dogs/water/chips) 4:00-5:30PM

May 21st PTA Poetry Night - Gilford Public Library, 6:30PM

May 27th No School - Memorial Day June 4th PTA Meeting, 6PM GES Library

June 7th Gilford Gauntlet - Held during specials

June 11th 4th Grade Finale, 6:00PM

June 14th Last day for Kindergarten

June 18th Talent Show

June 19th Last day for learners, dismissal 1:00PM





Attachments available for 30 days until Tuesday, June 18, 2019:
GGL Summer app 2019.pdf
pass, set, crush Day Camp Brochure 2019 (1).pdf

May 13, 2019

posted May 14, 2019, 4:49 AM by Alyce Medeiros


Dear GES Families:


I hope that all Moms were able to enjoy some well deserved pampering yesterday. Also, the entire GES staff would thank the many families that sent in treats and made our Staff Appreciation Week extra special. We appreciate your support!


Important Events/Reminders:

  • As a reminder, this Friday is an early release. All learners will be dismissed at 1:00PM.

  • GILFORD GOT LUNCH is celebrating its sixth year of providing meals during the summer school vacation. All families must register for the summer program even if you were registered for the school year program. Families can register for the summer program by visiting the Gilford Got Lunch website (www.gilfordgotlunch.com). [See attached for details]

  • This week’s PTA meeting has changed to a 6:00PM meeting time on Tuesday. We are always looking for new members. Come and check it out at the GES Library.

  • Our Spring Book Fair starts this Friday! It should be DINO-mite!


Attachments:

Gilford Got Lunch Information

“Gut Feelings” from our Behavior Consultant, Dr. Bilodeau


Have a wonderful week!


Danielle Bolduc, GES Principal


Important Dates:

May 14th PTA Meeting, 6:00PM GES Library

May 16th GSD Choral Concert, 7PM (GHS)

May 17th Early Release, Dismissal at 1:00PM

May 17th - May 23rd Spring Book Fair

May 21st Spring Cookout (Free hot dogs/water/chips) 4:00-5:30PM

May 21st PTA Poetry Night - Gilford Public Library, 6:30PM

May 27th No School - Memorial Day




Attachments available for 30 days until Wednesday, June 12, 2019:
GutFeeling.pdf
GILFORD GOT LUNCH CELEBRATES ITS SIXTH YEAR.pdf

May 6, 2019

posted May 6, 2019, 4:48 AM by Alyce Medeiros

Dear Families:


This week we celebrate Staff Appreciation Week!  We are so fortunate to have such a dedicated staff here at GES.  Teachers play a key role in a child’s success and sometimes a simple “thanks” is all a staff member needs to feel valued. Take the time to celebrate your child’s teachers this week.


Events this week:

Monday, May 6th School Board Meeting, 6:00PM Gilford High School Library

Wednesday, May 8th Early Release, 1:00PM Dismissal

Thursday, May 9th McDonald’s Celebration, 5:00-6:30PM (Laconia)

Friday, May 10th Showcase, 1:45PM


Congratulations to the following learners that won the PTA Poetry Contest. They will read their poems on Thursday, May 21st at 6:30 at the Gilford Public Library.

K—Shawn Williams—I Found My Chickens!

1st—Chloe Collette—Dark Pink

2nd—Hannah Bean—School

3rd—Margaret Burke—Spring

4th—Klava Worthen—Adopted

Elementary School Winner: Lily Sanborn—A Poem


There is a celebration planned for May 9th at the Laconia McDonald’s honoring Gilford Elementary from 5 to 6:30. McDonald’s support our schools and sponsors the Excellence in Education Awards every year.


Announcements:

  • There are still spots available in the 2019 Summer Theater Camp. (See attached)

  • Last call to order yearbooks!  (See attached)

  • Here is your last chance to purchase Gilford Clothing before the end of the school year!  The sale will be available till next Friday. Please click on the link below:

https://stores.inksoft.com/gilford_school



Have a fabulous week!  

Danielle Bolduc, GES Principal


Important Dates:

May 6-10th TEACHER APPRECIATION WEEK

May 6th School Board Meeting, 6PM Gilford High School Library

May 8th Early Release, Dismissal at 1:00PM

May 9th McDonald’s Celebration (5-6:30PM)

May 9th GSD Monster Band Concert , 7PM (GHS)

May 10th Showcase, 1:45PM

May 14th PTA Meeting, 3:30 GES Library

May 16th GSD Choral Concert, 7PM (GHS)

May 17th Early Release, Dismissal at 1:00PM

May 17th - May 23rd Spring Book Fair

May 21st Spring Cookout (Free hot dogs/water/chips) 4:00-5:30PM

May 21st PTA Poetry Night - Gilford Public Library, 6:30PM

May 27th No School - Memorial Day



Attachments available for 30 days until Tuesday, June 04, 2019:
2019 Summer Theatre Camp.pdf
2019 GES Yearbook.pdf

April 29, 2019

posted Apr 29, 2019, 4:05 AM by Alyce Medeiros

Dear GES Families:


I hope you all enjoyed some family time this past week. Our family drove to Florida, so I had plenty of bonding time with my boys :) It was nice to see green grass and leaves on the trees.


Just a reminder that we will be conducting kindergarten screenings for next year’s kindergarten learners on Monday (4/29) and Tuesday (4/30) this week.  There is no school for our current kindergarten learners on those days.


There is a  celebration planned for May 9th at the Laconia McDonald’s honoring Gilford Elementary, Belmont Middle School and Pleasant Street in Laconia. From 5 to 6:30 on May 9th the community will have the chance to meet, greet, thank and congratulate educators from these three Lakes Region schools and individuals who have been recognized as schools and educators of the year.


The Pass Set Crush day camp that will be taking place after school from 3:30 - 5:00 the first week in June. This is a camp for girls in grades K-6 who want to work on volleyball skills with the returning Division II State Champion volleyball players!!!

Attachments:

Gilford Library May and June Events

Pass Set Crush Day Camp


Have a fabulous week!


Danielle Bolduc, GES Principal



Important Dates:

April 29-30 NO SCHOOL for our current kindergarten learners ONLY

May 6th School Board Meeting, 6PM

May 8th Early Release, Dismissal at 1:00PM

May 9th McDonald’s Celebration (5-6:30PM)

May 10th Showcase, 1:45PM

May 17th Early Release, Dismissal at 1:00PM
Attachments available for 30 days until Tuesday, May 28, 2019:
pass, set, crush Day Camp Brochure 2019.pdf
May_June Kid's Events School Calendar.png

April 15, 2019

posted Apr 16, 2019, 4:13 AM by Alyce Medeiros

Dear GES Families:


I hope you were all able to enjoy some of the warmer temperatures over the weekend. Unfortunately, we are back to rainy weather. I feel bad for the runners of the Boston Marathon today!


Our third and fourth grade learners have been preparing for their presentations and productions this week. I hope you will be able to come and check out their hard work.


Upcoming Events:

April 16 3rd Grade Wax Museum 5:30PM

April 17 PTA Poetry Submissions Due

April 17 Chorus Play at 7:00PM


Please be on the lookout for your child’s talent show permission slip. It will be coming home this week. Start planning your act so you can get your permission slip back to school as soon as possible.


April is National Poetry Month. The PTA will be holding their annual Poetry Contest. I’ve attached the flyer with more information. Please check it out and encourage your child to submit a poem.


Have a great week and enjoy vacation with your child next week.


Danielle Bolduc, GES Principal


Attachments:

PTA camp scholarship information

Talent Show Permission Slip PTA Poetry Flyer


Important Dates

April 16 3rd Grade Wax Museum 5:30PM

April 17 PTA Poetry Submissions Due

April 17 Chorus Play at 7:00PM

April 22-26 Spring Break
Attachments available for 30 days until Wednesday, May 15, 2019:
Talent Show Permission Slip (1).pdf
PTA scholarship letter to parents 2019.pdf
Poetry flyer.jpg

April 8, 2019

posted Apr 8, 2019, 4:48 AM by Alyce Medeiros

Dear GES Families:


What a “sweet” pancake breakfast on Saturday. Thank you to everyone who attended the event. I was very impressed with the fourth grade learners and their presentations. Thank you to all the families that donated their time and donations of food. I look forward to continuing this tradition for years to come!


Announcements:

This Wednesday is an early release. All learners will be dismissed at 1:00pm.


Please be on the lookout for your child’s talent show permission slip. It will be going home the week of April 15th. Start planning your act so you can get your permission slip back to school as soon as possible. ~Mrs. Vetrano


Foods we eat affect our moods, behavior AND thinking. Check out the attached blog post by Dr. Bilodeau. Have a great week! Danielle Bolduc, GES Principal


Attachments:

Gilford P&R Newsletter

Nutrition and Behavior blog

Summer Camp Brochure


Important Dates:

April 10 - Early Release, 1:00 dismissal for all learners

April 12 Preview of FROZEN - MS Play @ 1:45PM

April 16 3rd Grade Wax Museum 5:30PM

April 17 PTA Poetry Submissions Due

April 17 Chorus Play at 7:00PM

April 22-26 Spring Break





Attachments available for 30 days until Tuesday, May 07, 2019:
P&R News April '19.pdf
Nutrition and Behavior.pdf
Brochure 2019.pdf

April 1, 2019

posted Apr 1, 2019, 4:51 AM by Alyce Medeiros

Dear GES Families:


I hope everyone enjoyed their weekend. We boiled another 35 gallons of sap today. We are excited about our pancake breakfast coming up next weekend. We hope to have some yummy syrup to share with all our families.  Please like us on the Volunteer Steering Committee Facebook page or RSVP at vscatges@gmail.com so we may plan accordingly. We will start serving breakfast at 8:00AM. See attached for details.


Also, SunnySide Maples have partnered with us and will be selling their syrup at the breakfast (cash or check only)

1/2 gallons - $32

Quarts - $18

Pints - $10

They will also have the following products:

Maple Mustard - $5

Granulated Maple Sugar - $5

Maple Seasonings - $4


The next volunteer fingerprinting clinic is scheduled for Tuesday, April 2 from 8:00am-9:00am at the SAU Office.


Many parents asked for our recipes from the foods we served on our Nutrition Fridays.  I have attached the recipes we used for our Nutrition Month learning lunches. NOTE-these recipes are for large quantities and need to be reduced!   


Calling all upcoming kindergarten learners!  We are looking for our newest learners, please see registration information attached.


PTA Poetry Contest is underway. See attached flyer for more information.


Have a great week!


Danielle Bolduc, GES Principal


Important Dates:

April 1 - School Board Meeting (Location: Gilford High School Library)

April 6 - Pancake Breakfast (8:00-10:00am)

April 10 - Early Release, 1:00 dismissal for all learners



Attachments available for 30 days until Tuesday, April 30, 2019:
Poetry flyer.jpg
recipes.pdf
Kindergarten.pdf
Pancake Breakfast Invite.pdf

March 25, 2019

posted Mar 25, 2019, 4:57 AM by Alyce Medeiros

Hi GES Families:

The PTA will host a Poetry Contest in April. The deadline for submissions is April 17th. Please see attached for details.

Thank you, 
Danielle Bolduc, GES Principal


Attachments available for 30 days until Tuesday, April 23, 2019:
Poetry flyer.jpg

March 25, 2019

posted Mar 25, 2019, 4:55 AM by Alyce Medeiros

Dear GES Families:


This has been a very challenging week for our school community with the passing of Jane Avery, one of our paraprofessionals. I want to thank the entire staff for providing a supportive structure for our learners during this difficult time. I also want to thank all the families that sent their condolences. Please know that we are here for your child if they need any support.


This past Wednesday we were able to boil our first batch of maple syrup in our very own sugar shack.  The children all enjoyed a taste of their own syrup in class on Thursday. We are so fortunate to have this opportunity.  We will host our very own pancake breakfast on April 6th from 8-10am. (See attached flyer for details)


March Nutrition month has been great fun for our learners. Each Friday they have guessed the secret ingredient in a sample food. A huge thank you to our food service department that prepared all the food samples and volunteers that helped Nurse Jenn serve all the children. This week’s mac and cheese was interesting and quite the challenge for them to think about the hidden ingredient.  1st and 2nd grade had a tie with the most guesses being chickpeas and lentils. This Friday there will be two stations at recess set up for the kids to participate in some exercise enjoyment!   There will be Nutrition Themed exercises for them to do and then they can receive a colorful bracelet to remind them to eat many colorful fruits and veggies to get the most vitamins they can into their diet. Dr. Bilodeau has written a blog post about exercise and the effects on behavior. (See attached)


This Friday we will host another amazing showcase at 1:45pm.


Important Information:


  • Starting this week Mrs. Roy will be sending overdue notices for books by email. Please help your child find their missing library books so that they are available for other children to borrow. If you do not have an email address on file, you will continue to receive paper notices. Mrs. Roy’s message to learners, “Books are not lost, just misplaced; please keep looking.”


  • PTA will be running it’s annual poetry contest in April. The entry deadline is April 17th.


  • Softball clinics:Attention softball players, we are excited to announce our free indoor clinics are back for all girls 4-13 years of age. (See attached)


  • A theatre camp for grades 1-4 is available this summer. (See attached)


  • 2019 Gilford Baseball season is almost here! (See attached)


We will be boiling again this Tuesday. We invite you to come by to check out the sugar shack and learn more about the maple sugaring process.Have a great week.


Danielle Bolduc, GES Principal


Important Dates:

March 29th Showcase, 1:45PM

April 6th Pancake Breakfast, 8-10AM



Attachments available for 30 days until Tuesday, April 23, 2019:
Pancake Breakfast Invite (1).pdf
2019 Reigistration.... (1).pdf
Gilford Baseball pre registration 2019.pdf
summer-theatre-program-2019.pdf
softball flyer 3 (4).pdf

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

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