Parent Notices

10/16/17

posted Oct 17, 2017, 4:26 AM by Alyce Medeiros

Dear GES Families:


I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend. It was a busy weekend with many community events.  The Kids Market Day was well attended at the Gilford Youth Center on Saturday. Many of our learners reported earning money for their crafts and baked goods. Also, the Gard Family had many wonderful treats and auction items. They donated all their money to CHAD (Children’s Hospital at Dartmouth-Hitchcock).  GES was represented at the Pumpkin Festival in Laconia with hundreds of pumpkins carved and decorated by our learners.  The throwback 80’s PTA fundraiser was a huge success.  They raised over $40,000 for our schools.


Important Reminders:

Please remember to hand in the emergency sheets we put in backpacks at the beginning of the school year. It is important to fill in both sides so that we have the most current information on file in the office. We have received about half of them back at this point.

Please see the attached flyer to take advantage of New Hampshire Healthy Families Vision Van.  They are offering free eye exams with a free pair of glasses.  

Upcoming Volunteer Fingerprinting Clinics:

Tuesday, October 24 ~ 8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

Friday, November 3 ~ 7:30 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.

Fingerprint clinics are held at the SAU office located at 2 Belknap Mountain Road.

Please call the office at 527-9215 to schedule an appointment. A photo ID is required for identification.   

Upcoming Volunteer Orientations:

Wednesday, October 18 ~ every half hour starting at 8:30 a.m. until 7:00 p.m. SAU Office - 2 Belknap Mountain Road

Tuesday, December 12 ~ 6:30 p.m. - Elementary School Library  No sign-up necessary for orientation sessions.

Remember that we have an early release this Wednesday, October 18th. All learners are dismissed at 1:00PM.  We also have our first showcase of the year this Friday at 1:45PM.

I am headed to the Leadership Institute: Supporting Whole School Literacy (Wednesday, October 18th – Friday, October 20th, 2017) in New York City this week. Enjoy the week! Danielle Bolduc

Important dates:

10/18 Early Release - Learner Led Conferences

10/20 Showcase, 1:45 PM GES GYM

10/27 GES SPIRIT DAY! (Mismatch Day-dress up for fun, in wild colors, with mismatched sneakers, backwards shirts, and a lot more)

10/31 GES Halloween Parade @ 9:00AM

11/2-11/9 Book Fair

11/8 Family Fun Night, 6-8PM (This year’s theme is Wild, Wild West!)


October 6, 2017

posted Oct 6, 2017, 9:13 AM by Alyce Medeiros

Hello GES Families:


We have a lot of exciting information to share, so please be sure to view all the attachments.

Thank you for your patience and understanding as we work with the bus company to try to make  your child’s return home as smooth as possible.  There is an attached schedule noting the bus changes.


Upcoming Volunteer Fingerprinting Clinics:

Thursday, October 12, 2018 ~ 8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.  

Upcoming Volunteer Orientations:

Tuesday, October 10 ~ every 1/2 hour starting at 9:15 a.m. - ending at 1:45 p.m. at the Gilford Public Library - downstairs conference room. No sign-up necessary for orientation sessions.


Once again we are sending information home about the do’s and don’t of head lice. If you have any questions, please see Nurse Jenn.  (See attachment)


Kids Market Day is October 14th from 9:00am till 12:00 at the Gilford Youth Center. Please see attachment for details. This is the same date and time for the Super Georgie’s Silent Auction and Bake Sale.   You won’t want to miss these events!


Have a great long weekend!


Danielle Bolduc, GES Principal


Important Dates:

October 9 Columbus Day~ No school

October 10 PTA Meeting at 6:30 PM in the GES Library. All are welcome.

October 11  School Store Opens!

October 12 Volunteer Fingerprint Clinic 8:00-10:00 AM.

October 14 Kids Market Day, 9AM - Noon, Gilford Youth Center

October 14 Super Georgie’s Silent Auction and Bake Sale

October 14 PTA 80’s Throwback Fundraiser @ Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion

October 18  Early Release, All learners dismissed at 1:00PM

October 20  Showcase, 1:45 GES Gym

October 27  GES SPIRIT DAY! (Mismatch Day-dress up for fun, in wild colors, with mismatched sneakers, backwards shirts, and a lot more)

October 31 9:00AM School wide Parade (child friendly costumes please)



Attachments available for 30 days until Sunday, November 05, 2017:
kids market.pdf
Super Georgie's Silent Auction & Bake Sale.jpg
Head Lice.docx
Bus schedule.pdf

October 2, 2017

posted Oct 2, 2017, 4:37 AM by Alyce Medeiros

Dear GES Families:

 

We had a blast with our first GES Spirit Day this past Friday. It was wonderful to see our learners in their GES blue and white colors. We will have GES spirit days throughout the school year on the last Friday of every month.

 

Many thanks to the PTA for setting up the family movie night. It was a huge success with many families coming out for some free popcorn and a great movie!

 

PTA News:  The PTA online auction is up and running!!! We will be running the Bidding Owl Online Auction October 1st-13th and will close out @ 5pm.


The link is www.biddingowl.com/gilfordpta

Lots of great items all value ranges and all money raised will go directly back to the schools.

 

This week we have an early release on Wednesday, October 4th. All learners will be dismissed at 1:00pm. Banking will start on Thursday, October 5th and PICTURE DAY is Friday!

Listed below are the upcoming dates for volunteer fingerprinting as well as volunteer orientations. All volunteers must attend orientation before they are considered an approved volunteer.

Upcoming Volunteer Fingerprinting Clinics:

Thursday, October 12, 2018 ~ 8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

Upcoming Volunteer Orientations:

Tuesday, October 3, 2017 ~6:00 p.m. ~ GHS Chorus Room

 

Have a great week!

Danielle Bolduc, GES Principal


Important Dates:

October 2 Joint Gilford/Gilmanton School Board Meeting, 6:00PM at GHS

Agenda

Policy Review Link

October 3 Volunteer Orientation 6:00 PM in GHS Chorus Room

October 4 Early Release~ All learners will be dismissed at 1:00 PM

October 5  Banking begins (8:45 in the library)

October 6 Picture Day at GES

October 6  Volunteer Steering Committee Meeting, 2PM Library

October 9 Columbus Day~ No school

October 10 PTA Meeting at 6:30 PM in the GES Library. All are welcome.

October 11  School Store Opens!

October 12 Volunteer Fingerprint Clinic 8:00-10:00 AM.

October 18 Early Release~ All learners will be dismissed at 1:00 PM

October 14 Kid Market Day, 9AM - Noon, Gilford Youth Center

October 14 PTA 80’s Throwback Fundraiser @ Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion

October 18  Early Release, All learners dismissed at 1:00PM

October 20  Showcase, 1:45 GES Gym

October 27  GES SPIRIT DAY! (Mismatch Day-dress up for fun, in wild colors, with mismatched sneakers, backwards shirts, and a lot more)

Attachments area

September 25, 2017

posted Sep 25, 2017, 4:27 AM by Alyce Medeiros

Dear GES Families:


Some important upcoming events below:

Lynn Lyons Stopping the Worry Cycle: How to Manage Worry in the Family and at School Tuesday, September 26th

from 6-8 pm at Gilford High School Auditorium – Open to the public (Check out the attached flyer for more information)

 

 

Volunteer fingerprinting as well as volunteer orientations. All volunteers must attend orientation before they are considered an approved volunteer.

 

Upcoming Volunteer Fingerprinting Clinics:

 

Wednesday, September 27, 2017 ~ 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Thursday, October 12, 2018 ~ 8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. 

 

Upcoming Volunteer Orientations:

 

Tuesday, September 26, 2017 ~5:30 p.m. ~ GHS Auditorium (prior to the Lynn Lyonspresentation)

Tuesday, October 3, 2017 ~6:00 p.m. ~ GHS Chorus Room 


Thank you, 

Danielle Bolduc

September 25, 2017

posted Sep 25, 2017, 4:24 AM by Alyce Medeiros

Dear GES Families:


I hope you enjoyed the beautiful weather this weekend. Our family enjoyed apple picking and the hot apple cider donuts too!  It is hard to believe this is the last week of September.


Here are some events coming up!


Come join us for a free event sponsored by the PTA at Gilford High School from 6:00-8:00 PM on September 26th.  Lynn Lyons will speak about how to manage the worry in family and at school. There will be a volunteer orientation prior to the presentation at 5:30pm.


The PTA is hosting an outdoor showing of Lego Batman on Friday evening (September 29th) on the Gilford Village Fields (by the band stand). The movie is free and popcorn will be provided. Bring a lawn chair or a blanket and enjoy a fun evening with your family. The movie starts at 7:30 P.M.

 

Listed below are the upcoming dates for volunteer fingerprinting as well as volunteer orientations. All volunteers must attend orientation before they are considered an approved volunteer.

Upcoming Volunteer Fingerprinting Clinics:

Wednesday, September 27, 2017 ~ 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Thursday, October 12, 2018 ~ 8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

Upcoming Volunteer Orientations:

Tuesday, September 26, 2017 ~5:30 p.m. ~ GHS Auditorium (prior to Lynn Lyons presentation)

Tuesday, October 3, 2017 ~6:00 p.m. ~ GHS Chorus Room

 

Have a great week!


Danielle Bolduc, GES Principal

 

 

Important Dates:

September 26 Volunteer Orientation at 5:30 in GHS Auditorium.

September 26  Lynn Lyons:Managing Worry, 6-8PM GHS Auditorium

September 27 Volunteer Fingerprint Clinic 1:00-3:00 PM. Call the SAU office to make an appointment.

September 29 Gilford Spirit Day~ Wear our school colors (blue and white) Come to the PTA Movie Night at the Village Field. We will be watching Lego Batman. Rain date will be 9/30.

October 2 Joint Gilford/Gilmanton School Board Meeting, 6:00PM at GHS

October 3 Volunteer Orientation 6:00 PM in GHS Chorus Room

October 4 Early Release~ All learners will be dismissed at 1:00 PM

October 6 Picture Day at GES

October 9 Columbus Day~ No school

October 10 PTA Meeting at 6:30 PM in the GES Library. All are welcome.

October 12 Volunteer Fingerprint Clinic 8:00-10:00 AM.

October 18 Early Release~ All learners will be dismissed at 1:00 PM

October 14 Kid Market Day, 9AM - Noon, Gilford Youth Center

October 14 PTA 80’s Throwback Fundraiser @ Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion (auction items needed see attachment)

October 18  Early Release, All learners dismissed at 1:00PM



Attachments available for 30 days until Tuesday, October 24, 2017:
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September 11, 2017

posted Sep 18, 2017, 6:38 AM by Alyce Medeiros

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Thank you to everyone that donated to our supply drive. We sent several boxes of supplies to Texas last week. Also, thanks to a wonderful group of parents and children the front of our school is looking fabulous!


September 15th is International Dot Day and this week our school will be celebrating creativity, courage and collaboration. Our integrated arts teams has many exciting lessons planned throughout the week. Every child will paint a rock to highlight their individuality and the rocks will be displayed in the front of our school. Be sure to check it out.

Upcoming Events:

Don’t miss the presentation hosted by the Gilford District PTA:

Lynn Lyons – Stopping the Worry Cycle: How to Manage Worry in the Family and at School Tuesday, September 26th from 6-8 pm at Gilford High School Auditorium – Open to the public(Check out the attached flyer for more information)

Also, the PTA 80’s Throwback Fundraiser @ Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion is happening on October 14th. Tickets on sale now. (See attached flyer)

Policy Development

The school board reviewed three policies at its September meeting for first reading. Click here to review the policies.


REMINDER:A fingerprint background check is required in all Gilford schools for individuals, volunteers and chaperones engaged in the following activities:

  • classroom volunteers
  • chaperones on field trips
  • assisting at school activities such as dances, plays and concerts

Once a thorough background investigation and criminal records check is complete with no disqualifying records, the volunteer will be issued an identification badge to be worn every time the volunteer works in the school. We have a volunteer orientation this week on September 12th at 2:30 in the GES Cafe. If you have not been fingerprinted, please call the SAU for an appointment at 527-9215. Registration for Gilford Got Lunch is ready to begin.(See attachment) Also, the Gilford Youth Center will be hosting the 6th annual Summer End Celebration on September 22nd from 6-10PM. (See attachment) Have a wonderful week! Danielle Bolduc, GES Principal


Important Dates:

9/12 Policy Committee meeting at 7:30 a.m. at GHS (Link to policies)

9/12 Volunteer Orientation Meeting, 2:30 in Cafe

9/12 PTA Meeting, 6:30PM @ GES Library

9/15 International Dot Day (Creativity happening throughout the week!)

9/20 Early Release, All learners dismissed at 1:00PM 9/22 Summer End Celebration - Gilford Youth Center, 6-10PM

9/29 PTA Movie Night (Lego Batman), Rain date 9/30

9/29 GES Spirit Day! Wear your school colors (Blue and White)

10/2 Joint Gilford/Gilmanton School Board Meeting, 6:00PM at GHS

10/4 Early Release, All learners dismissed at 1:00PM

10/6 SMILE! Picture Day-Vision Screening

10/9 No School

10/14 PTA 80’s Throwback Fundraiser @ Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion
Attachments available for 30 days until Tuesday, October 10, 2017:
2017 Fall Fundraiser (2).pdf
Lynn Lyons Flyer.jpg
2017-2018 GGL WEEKEND BAG school year application.pdf
SSAU_C654e17090816080.pdf
2017-2018 GGL school Program letter.pdf

September 18, 2017

posted Sep 18, 2017, 6:32 AM by Alyce Medeiros

Dear GES Families:


This past week the learners showed just how creative they were as we celebrated International Dot Week.  


Please remember we will have our first early release this Wednesday at 1:00PM.  If your child is going home in a different manner, please notify your child’s classroom teacher.  Also, many parents have asked about school on October 6th. The elementary school will be in school on October 6th and it is school picture day. The high school does not have school because of conferences. Sorry for any confusion this may have caused with your family calendars.


Upcoming Events:

The next volunteer fingerprinting is scheduled for Monday, September 18 from 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. at the SAU office. Please call to schedule an appointment.

Don’t miss the presentation hosted by the Gilford District PTA this week:

Lynn Lyons – Stopping the Worry Cycle: How to Manage Worry in the Family and at School Tuesday, September 26th from 6-8 pm at Gilford High School Auditorium – Open to the public


Our PTA upcoming online, silent, and live auction fundraisers are right around the corner-Please consider donating! The more we receive, the more we can sell. The more we can sell, the more we are able to DO for our students, families and staff! (See attached flyer)


Thursday, Sept 21st @ 7pm, Laconia Firefighters will be hosting in conjunction with the Boys and Girls Club of the Lakes Region a Harlem Wizards basketball game.  This is going to be at the Laconia High School Gym. (See attached flyer)


Have a wonderful week!

Danielle Bolduc, GES Principal


Important Dates:

9/20 Early Release, All learners dismissed at 1:00PM 9/21 Harlem Wizards Basketball Game, 7PM Laconia High School

9/22 Summer End Celebration - Gilford Youth Center, 6-10PM

9/26 Lynn Lyons “How to Manage the Worry in Family and At School”, 6-8PM GHS

9/29 PTA Movie Night (Lego Batman),  Movie starts at 7:35PM Village Field

9/29 GES Spirit Day! Wear your school colors (Blue and White)

10/2 Joint Gilford/Gilmanton School Board Meeting, 6:00PM at GHS

10/4 Early Release, All learners dismissed at 1:00PM

10/6 SMILE! Picture Day-Vision Screening

10/9 No School, Columbus Day

10/10     PTA Meeting, 6:30 GES Library

10/14 Kid Market Day, 9AM - Noon, Gilford Youth Center

10/14 PTA 80’s Throwback Fundraiser @ Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion

10/18 Early Release, All learners dismissed at 1:00PM



Attachments available for 30 days until Tuesday, October 17, 2017:
Laconia NH 2017 Harlem Wizard flyer.pdf
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September 5, 2017

posted Sep 5, 2017, 4:11 AM by Alyce Medeiros

Dear GES Families:


We are off to a great start!  It was wonderful to welcome over 335 learners to school this past week. I observed so many smiling faces and the excitement in classrooms was contagious. This month’s Panda Challenge is to hike 2 trails and do some push-ups every other day. I am not sure about the push-ups, but I did enjoy some hiking. I hope you were able to enjoy our beautiful area with family and friends.


Upcoming events:


GHS Interact and National Honor Society are organizing a supply drive to send to Texas. Please check out the much needed supply list on the attached flyer. Donations are due by Thursday, September 7th.  


Thanks to many of you that had fingerprints done during our open house. If you still need your fingerprints completed, please call the SAU for an appointment. If you plan to volunteer in the school in any capacity this year, it is mandatory that you attend a Volunteer Orientation meeting.  There will be a Volunteer Orientation meeting held at GES in the cafeteria/multi-purpose room on TUESDAY,  SEPT 12th @ 2:30.  If you are unable to attend this orientation, another will be offered through the PTA during an evening time slot.  

As a reminder, we have our first early release on September 20th. All learners will be dismissed at 1:00pm. Please plan accordingly.


There will be an district wide outdoor movie night on Friday, September 29th on the village green.The PTA will be showing, The Lego Batman Movie. This is a free event! Bring a lawn chair or a blanket.


Announcements:

I wanted to remind parents not to pack any glass in your child’s backpack. We had an incident this week of a broken glass picture frame.  No one was hurt, but it made us aware that we need to be careful about what we put into backpacks. Safety first!


Please be sure to label all of your children's clothing.  This will help us return items to the rightful owners. We have already started collecting lost and found items.


 




I wanted to share this image I saw as I walked through a classroom this week. Fair isn’t everyone getting the same thing. Fair is everyone getting what they need in order to be successful.Looking forward to a great year.


Danielle Bolduc, GES Principal


Important Dates:

9/5 School Board Meeting, 6PM  (Agenda linked here)

9/7 Donations due for Texas

9/12 Volunteer Orientation Meeting, 2:30 in Cafe

9/12 PTA Meeting, 6:30PM @ GES Library

9/20 Early Release, All learners dismissed at 1:00PM

9/29 PTA Movie Night (Lego Batman), Rain date 9/30

9/29 GES Spirit Day! Wear your school colors (Blue and White)

10/4 Early Release, All learners dismissed at 1:00PM

10/6 SMILE! Picture Day

10/9 No School

10/14 PTA 80’s Throwback Fundraiser @ Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion
Attachments available for 30 days until Wednesday, October 04, 2017:
Hurricane Supply Flyer.jpg

8/28/17

posted Aug 28, 2017, 4:41 AM by Alyce Medeiros

Dear GES Families:


I am so excited for the magic of school to begin! The Volunteer Steering Committee will once again host our Back To School Open House on August 29th from 5:00-6:00PM. You won’t want to miss all the information tables, opportunities to sign up for volunteering, touring our school and checking out your child’s classroom. The VSC will be selling pizza, water and popcorn in the cafeteria.

Please note that we have an updated policy for volunteers. All volunteers will need to be fingerprinted prior to volunteering in our schools including chaperoning field trips.  We have scheduled fingerprinting in the front office the night of Open House.  Please bring a current photo ID.

Our first day of school is Wednesday, August 30th. Our bus routes are online or you can call the bus company for pick up and drop off times at 524-0212. Drop off begins at 8:10 and our school day begins at 8:30 am.  We are asking that families drop off children at the front of the school. As a parent of 4 boys, I understand how hard the first day of school can be for you and your child. We ask that parents let their children walk into school on their own.  This really helps start a consistent routine for all of us.  Dropping your child/children off outside minimizes the distractions associated with multiple adults being in the classroom. There are staff members helping guide your child/children into their classrooms safely.  Your support in following these guidelines is greatly appreciated. The safety and comfort of our learners is our number one priority. We promise to take great care of them! I am looking forward to another wonderful year!


Danielle Bolduc, GES Principal


Important Dates

8/29 Open house 5-6pm

8/30 First Day of School (8:30-3:00) (Modified schedule for kindergarten)

9/4 No school (Labor Day)

9/5 School Board Meeting, 6PM

9/12 PTA Meeting, 6:30PM

9/20 Early Release, Learners dismissed at 1:00PM

9/29 PTA Movie Night (Lego Batman), Rain date 9/30

10/4 Early Release, Learners dismissed at 1:00PM

10/6 SMILE! Picture Day 10/9 No School


8/14/17

posted Aug 14, 2017, 7:12 AM by Alyce Medeiros

Dear GES Families:

It is my pleasure to welcome you back to Gilford Elementary School for the 2017-18 school year! Our dedicated staff works very hard to meet the individual needs of all learners, and maintains personal connections with their families.  You should receive a letter from your child’s teacher prior to the beginning of the school year.

The summer renovation project at Gilford Elementary School is on schedule. Our custodial staff has been working hard this August cleaning our school and teachers will be in shortly to put classrooms back together. I am amazed at how efficiently everything comes together for the start of school.

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 will be posted in the paper and on our website. 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 have them 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. Please read the bus loop, parking and student drop off and pick up guidelines provided in your information packet.

We invite you to become an active participant in our school community through volunteering, joining our PTA, or attending and supporting school events. Our PTA meetings are held on the first Tuesday of each month in our GES Library.

Please note that we have an updated policy for volunteers. All volunteers will need to be fingerprinted prior to volunteering in our schools including chaperoning field trips.  The process will be for a volunteer to be fingerprinted and have a photo identification taken by the school district. Once the background check is complete, a volunteer photo identification will be distributed. The volunteer will need to bring the photo ID to the school every time they want to volunteer in a Gilford School. We will have a grace period this first year. We will use November 1, 2017 as a date for all volunteers to be approved.  We have scheduled dates of August 14th and 23rd from 9:00-1:00PM at the SAU office (2 Belknap Mountain Road) to be fingerprinted. We have also scheduled August 15th and 24th   from 12:00-3:00PM. Please call the SAU office at 527-9215 to check on availability and to schedule an appointment. Please bring a current photo ID to the SAU on the day of fingerprinting.

Thank you for your continued support of our school. I look forward to seeing you at Open House on August 29th from 5:00-6:00PM.

Sincerely, 

 

Danielle Bolduc, GES Principal

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