Parent Notices

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

April 16, 2018

posted Apr 17, 2018, 4:50 AM by Alyce Medeiros

Dear GES Families:


What an amazing showcase on Friday. It is wonderful for the learners to share their talents with our school community. The performances were filled with connections to integrated learning!


Here are some important upcoming events and announcements:


Events:

  • We will be starting school at 8:30 starting Monday, April 9th. The bell will ring at 8:20 for learners to enter school.

  • GES Spirit Day this Friday. Grades will be wearing their specific grade level color:

    • K - orange & yellow

    • 1 - blue

    • 2 - green

    • 3 - red

    • 4 - black & white

  • PTA Poetry Contest entries are due this Friday!


Announcements:

Registration for the 2018 session of the Gilford Summer Program is now open!  The Gilford Summer Program is a summer experience of fun and learning for children entering first grade through entering sixth grade.  The program will be in session for seven weeks from June 25th-August 10th at Gilford High School. Learn more and register online here!  Contact Katie Bryant, director, at kbryant@sau73.org with any questions.


Please find the link to the spring Gilford School District clothing line below! We will run the online clothing sale from April 8-20. Clothing should be in by mid May. Obviously I LOVE this clothing line as I own many of the items myself :)

https://stores.inksoft.com/gilford_school


Attachments:


I am ready for some warm weather. How about all of you?


Danielle Bolduc, GES Principal


Important Dates:

April 20th Due Date for PTA Poetry Contest

April 20th GES SPIRIT DAY- Grade Level Color Day

K - orange & yellow

1 - blue

2 - green

3 - red

4 - black & white

April 23-27 SPRING VACATION

April 9, 2018

posted Apr 9, 2018, 4:10 AM by Alyce Medeiros

Dear GES Families:


Here are some important upcoming events and announcements:


Events:

  • We will be starting school at 8:30 for the next 36 days starting Monday, April 9th. The bell will ring at 8:20 for learners to enter school.

  • PTA meeting, 6:30PM Tuesday, April 10th in the GES Library

  • Early release this Wednesday, April 11th. All learners dismissed at 1:00PM.

  • Showcase this Friday at 1:45pm

Announcements:

Registration for the 2018 session of the Gilford Summer Program is now open!  The Gilford Summer Program is a summer experience of fun and learning for children entering first grade through entering sixth grade.  The program will be in session for seven weeks from June 25th-August 10th at Gilford High School. Learn more and register online here! Contact Katie Bryant, director, at kbryant@sau73.org with any questions.


Please find the link to the spring Gilford School District clothing line below! We will run the online clothing sale from April 8-20. Clothing should be in by mid May. Obviously I LOVE this clothing line as I own many of the items myself :)

https://stores.inksoft.com/gilford_school


Attachments:

Gilford Parks and Rec April Newsletter

LRU Flyer:Early Development Soccer this Spring

PTA Poetry Contest Flyer


I hope everyone enjoys their week ahead.


Danielle Bolduc, GES Principal


Important Dates:

April 10th PTA Meeting, 6:30PM GES Library

April 11th Early Release, All learners dismissed at 1:00PM

April 13th Showcase, 1:45PM

April 20th Due Date for PTA Poetry Contest

April 20th GES SPIRIT DAY- Grade Level Color Day

K - orange & yellow

1 - blue

2 - green

3 - red

4 - black & white

April 23-27 SPRING VACATION
Attachments available for 30 days until Tuesday, May 08, 2018:
P&R News April '18.pdf
LRU Flyer Jan 2018.pdf
PTA poetry contest.pdf

April 2, 2018

posted Apr 2, 2018, 4:27 AM by Alyce Medeiros

Notification from: Gilford Elementary School

Dear GES Families:


I hope you were not a victim to any April Fool's Jokes today. I won't lie, I was pretty happy to have it land on a Sunday this year! A parent input letter went home to help us gather information for class placements next year. If there is information which you would like to share please complete the form and RETURN TO SCHOOL BY FRIDAY, APRIL 6th. This is not a requirement.


Plan ahead for Mother's Day and Father's Day by ordering a special memento with your child's artwork from our school's fundraiser!  In addition, your child's artwork can be displayed permanently on the walls of GES with the purchase of a 6'x8' tile. Proceeds from this fundraiser will be used for our next Artist in Residence program in the Fall of 2018.  All orders and money must be returned by April 4th! Thank you for supporting the arts at GES!


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.


Have a fantastic week!


Danielle Bolduc, GES Principal


Important Dates:

April 2 School Board Meeting, 6PM GES Library

April 10 PTA Meeting, 6:30PM GES Library

April 11 Early Release, All learners dismissed at 1:00PM

April 13 Showcase, 1:45PM

April 20 Due Date for PTA Poetry Contest

April 20 GES SPIRIT DAY- Grade Level Color Day

April 23-27 SPRING VACATION
Attachments available for 30 days until Tuesday, May 01, 2018:
PTA poetry contest.pdf
parent input letter.pdf

March 28, 2018

posted Mar 29, 2018, 4:32 AM by Alyce Medeiros

Dear GES Families:

The Gilford Elementary staff is beginning our work on student placement for next school year. My hope is that this attached letter will answer your questions and alleviate the natural anxieties that some parents and students experience as placements are completed. Please return the form directly to me by Friday, April 6th. Thank you, Danielle Bolduc, GES Principal dbolduc@sau73.org


March 23, 2018

posted Mar 26, 2018, 4:06 AM by Alyce Medeiros

Dear GES Families:


All learners enjoyed some energy bites today during our “nutrition lunches”  with Nurse Jenn. The kids really loved them. Here is the recipe:

Energy bites

1 1/2 cups oats

1/4 cup good life chocolate chips

1/2 cup sunbutter

1/3 cup GES maple syrup

2t. Chia seed


Next week we will focus on exercise during Friday’s specials time.  Please make sure your children are dressed in comfortable clothes.

Attachments:

  • GMS  Theatre Summer camp will include students entering 3rd and 4th grade.

  • Gilford Parks and Rec Newsletter

  • Gilford Youth Softball. There is a clinic again this Sunday from 9-11 at GHS.


Have a great weekend. The sap should be flowing again!


Danielle Bolduc, GES Principal


Important Dates:

March 30 Report Cards distributed

March 30 GES SPIRIT DAY-Dress like your favorite book character!

March 30 During your child’s special schedule (Art, Music, PE, Library, Computers) they will be doing physical activities (such as yoga, running, playing active games, going outside, etc) which is all tied to our March Nutrition Month.



Attachments available for 30 days until Sunday, April 22, 2018:
P&R News March '18.pdf
SUMMER CAMP FLYER 2018 (2) (1).pdf
softball flyer 3 (2).pdf

March 26, 2018

posted Mar 26, 2018, 4:05 AM by Alyce Medeiros

Notification from: Gilford Elementary School

Dear GES Families, 

We are excited to announce that Gilford Elementary School has teamed up with Original Works to offer an art-based program at our school. Through this program, you will have the opportunity to purchase a variety of products featuring your child's very own artwork. 

ORDERING INSTRUCTIONS 
1. Review the information packet sent home this week and you child's enclosed artwork. 
2. Complete the enclosed order form. Pricing information can be found included in the packet. 
3. Checks should be made payable to:     Gilford Elementary School. 

ORDER & PAYMENT RETURN 
Place the order form, payment & artwork in the poly bag or in a separate envelope for safe transport back to the school no later than:     
Wednesday, April 4, 2018  

For further information please contact Katie Bryant at kbryant@sau73.org


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