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3-25-17 Poetry Contest

posted by Alyce Medeiros

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3-25-17

posted by Alyce Medeiros

Dear GES Families:


We had a great spirit day on Friday and it ended with a fantastic showcase! The learners also heard from Nurse Jenn about trying new foods and putting their best fork forward. They enjoyed a different type of cheese during all lunches.


Coming up this week:

  • A reminder that the softball clinic is this Sunday (3/26) for ages 8-13 from 10:00-11:30 and 11:30-12:30 for ages 3-7 at Gilford High School Gym.

  • We invite all families to end our March Nutrition Week with a family hike on Friday, March 31st. You can choose to hike the nature trail or challenge yourself to Mt. Rowe after school (4:00PM). The learners will all receive a hiking challenge brochure with 8 hikes listed. If they complete all the hikes, they can earn a special hiking metal. (Check out all the details on the attached brochure)

  • The 4th graders will be boiling the sap they have collected over the past 4 weeks on Friday, March 31st.

  • Report Cards come home on Friday. (3/31)


Reminders:

  • Please remember to send children with winter gear every day. The temperatures have been very cold lately and we have outdoor recess every day. The children also head outside for PE class on most days.


PTA News:

We are starting our 18th annual Poetry Contest!! This contest runs every year and there is a winner from each grade and an overall winner for each school. Please see the attached flyer for details. Contest will end April 18th all submissions will be collected April 19th. We will have our Poetry Night May 17th at the Gilford Public Library 6-8pm where all the winners can read their poems to their family and friends. Bookmarks will be printed with the three overall winners’ poems and will be available in all three libraries and Gilford Public Library.


We would like to begin to locate all children in our district who might be eligible for kindergarten entrance in the 2017 - 2018 academic school year. If you have an age appropriate child for kindergarten (5 years old on or before September 30,2017), please click on the link located on our website (ges.sau73.org ). We have just implemented our new online registration process. Once you create your account, you will use it in the future so please keep your username and password in a convenient, safe location. If you have any questions, please contact the Gilford Elementary School office at 603-524-1661 or email ges@sau73.org.

Dates of this year’s Kindergarten Screening Program are:

Ongoing – Kindergarten On-Line Registration

May 1 & 2, 2017 - Kindergarten Screening

Appointments will be arranged, and notifications will be sent in April.


Important Dates:

3/31 March Nutrition Lunch Talk: Staying Active/Come hike with us @ 4:00PM 3/31 Boiling Sap (4th grade during school hours)

3/31 Report Cards distributed

Apr. 5       Early Release, 1:00 Dismissal

April 24-28 Spring Break No school for learners this week. Enjoy your break!

March 10, 2017

posted Mar 11, 2017, 10:57 AM by Alyce Medeiros

Dear GES Families:


We had a great discussion during lunches on Friday reminding us of the importance of staying hydrated during the day. We handed out Gilford Elementary blue water bottles to every child!  They had a great time refilling their water bottles and drinking water.  Every time they refill their bottle, they receive a blue sticker to place on our water challenge poster.  We are hoping to fill it up by the end of the March Nutrition Month!


Remember to turn your clocks forward an hour this weekend.  Also voting day is this Tuesday March 14th.  I attached the Got Lunch flyer to this email. They are collecting food on voting day down at the polls.


We have a School Spirit Day on March 24th.The committee members from the New Hampshire Excellence in Education will be here on that day and it is a Showcase Day. Gilford Elementary School is in the running for Elementary School of the Year and the committee will be visiting our school that morning. All learners are encouraged to wear their school colors (blue and white) or their GES clothing. The PTA is hosting a clothing sale from March 10th  until March 15th for tee shirts that have the Gilford logo on them. Please click on the link below to order clothing. The shirts will be available for pick up by March 23rd in the GES office.  There are color options for the shirts, you need to click on the color box next to the size drop down menu to choose the different colors. This sale runs from now until Wednesday, March 15th at midnight. If you would like to donate a shirt for another learner, order an extra!  Thanks for helping us make this a fantastic GES Spirit Day!

Spirit Wear!

https://stores.inksoft.com/gilford_school



Gilford Youth Softball clinic

Clinics will be held on the following Sundays March 12,19,26 and April 2

Times: Ages 8-13  10:00-11:30

Ages 3 1/2 to 7  11:30-12:30

Registrations will be taken at the clinics.


Also, Cal Ripken Baseball registration and Lakes Region Lacrosse flyers are attached to this email.

Gilford PTA and Gilford Together’s presentation of Anonymous People will be on March 16th at 6:00PM. A feature documentary film about the over 23 million Americans living in long-term recovery and the emerging public recovery movement that will transform how alcohol and other drug challenges are dealt with in our communities.

Stay warm,

Danielle Bolduc, GES Principal


Important Dates:

3/10 March Nutrition Lunch Talk: Healthy Hydration

3/10-3/15 GES Spirit Clothing Sale

3/14 Town Voting at the Gilford Community Center

3/15 Early Release, Optional Parent Conferences--Learners dismissed 1:00PM

3/16 Anonymous People Presentation, 6PM GES Cafeteria

3/17 March Nutrition Lunch Talk:Healthy Snack Choices

3/21 Gilford Together Meeting, 6:30PM Community Church

3/24 School Spirit Day - Wear your Gilford Pride,School Visit by” Ed”ies Committee

3/24 March Nutrition Lunch Talk: Adding Variety to your Diet

3/24 Showcase, 1:45PM
3/31 March Nutrition Lunch Talk: Staying Active/Come hike with us @ 3:30PM

3/31 Report Cards distributed
Attachments available for 30 days until Monday, April 10, 2017:
2017 Registration Form.pdf
LRLC 2017.pdf
Election Day Food Drive (1).jpg

3/6/17

posted Mar 6, 2017, 5:57 AM by Alyce Medeiros

Dear GES Families:

Below are some important reminders and upcoming events:

The Gilford School Board meeting will be held on Monday, March 6th at 6:00PM here at GES. The full agenda is attached for your information.

Gilford Elementary School has made it to the final round of the prestigious “School of the Year” award offered by New Hampshire Excellence in Education Awards board. Our school visitation is scheduled for March 24th. We would love for all our learners to show their school spirit on this day by wearing their Gilford Pride!  Come find out how GES advanced to the finals with a special presentation in the GES Library on March 7th starting at 6:00PM  prior to the PTA meeting.
Gilford PTA and Gilford Together’s presentation of Anonymous People will be on March 16th at 6:00PM. A feature documentary film about the over 23 million Americans living in long-term recovery and the emerging public recovery movement that will transform how alcohol and other drug challenges are dealt with in our communities. See the attached flyer for more details.

Just a quick reminder, that voting is March 14th .I am looking forward to seeing all our learners back to school tomorrow!


Danielle Bolduc, GES Principal


Important Dates:

3/6 School Board Meeting, 6PM (agenda attached)

3/7 Edies Presentation, 6PM/PTA Meeting, 6:30PM @ GES Library

3/10 Family Sweetheart Gala

3/10 March Nutrition Lunch Talk: Healthy Hydration

3/14 Voting Day!

3/15 Early Release, Optional Parent Conferences--Learners dismissed 1:00PM

3/16 Anonymous People Presentation, 6PM GES Cafeteria

3/17 March Nutrition Lunch Talk:Healthy Snack Choices

3/21 Gilford Together Meeting, 6:30PM Community Church

3/24 School Spirit Day - Wear your Gilford Pride,School Visit by” Ed”ies Committee

3/24 March Nutrition Lunch Talk: Adding Variety to your Diet

3/24 Showcase, 1:45PM
3/31 March Nutrition Lunch Talk: Staying Active/Come hike with us @ 4:00PM

3/31 Report Cards distributed


2/15/17

posted Feb 15, 2017, 11:48 AM by Alyce Medeiros

Notification from: Gilford Elementary School

Hello!

We have a lot of fun activities coming up in the next few weeks and could use some help! Please sign up where you are able!  Thanks so much!

http://signup.com/go/a6d1jh

2/10/17

posted Feb 10, 2017, 12:53 PM by Alyce Medeiros

Dear GES Families:


We have some fun events coming up at GES and we could use some help!  Please click on the following link to sign up! Thanks so much!!

http://signup.com/go/a6d1jh


The Deliberative Session on the school budget will be held tonight at 7:00PM in the high school auditorium.  For more information on the school budget, check out the budget presentation on our website  http://www.sau73.org/17-18-budget


Next Wednesday (2/15) at the Gilmanton School (6:00) there will be a presentation on mental illness awareness.  Justice John Brodderick will be the speaker.  I encourage you to attend as this is an extremely prevalent issue in today’s society and Justice Brodderick does an amazing job in his presentation.


You don’t want to miss out on our Family Fun Night happening on Saturday, February 18th from 4-7PM. There will be dancing under the stars, sledding, an obstacle course and hot chocolate and pizza along with crafts in the cafeteria.  


Please make note of the date change for Gilford PTA and Gilford Together’s presentation of High and Seek. The new date is Thursday, Feb. 23rd starting at 6:00PM at GES.  This is an adult only presentation. See the attached flyer for more details.


Have a great weekend!


Danielle Bolduc, GES Principal

Important Dates:

2/13 NAEP Testing for 4th grade

2/15 Early Release, Dismissal at 1:00PM

2/18 Family Fun Sledding Night - One School, One Book event(4-7PM)

2/21 Marty Kelly Author Visit (During School Hours)

2/21 Gilford Together Meeting, 6:30-8:00PM Community Center

2/23 High and Seek 6:00PM (Sponsored by Gilford PTA and Gilford Together)

2/24 Jump Rope for Heart - (During specials block)

2/25-3/3 No School, School Vacation Week

2/6/17

posted Feb 8, 2017, 9:19 AM by Alyce Medeiros

Dear GES Families:


Below are some important reminders and upcoming events:


The Gilford School Board meeting will be held on Monday, Feb. 6th at 6:00PM here at GES. The full agenda is attached for your information. Gilford Elementary School is in the first round for the prestigious “School of the Year” award offered by the independent, nonprofit New Hampshire Excellence in Education Awards board. On February 7th, staff members will present to the “ED”ies board in Concord. We will be giving an overview of the presentation at the School Board meeting on Monday night.


I hope everyone is enjoying the last chapters of our One School, One Book. We are excited about our Family Fun Night planned for Saturday, February 18th from 4-7PM. There will be sledding, dancing, crafts and an obstacle course that will help bring our book to life.


Our Jump Rope for Heart event will be held the Friday before vacation, 2/24 and collection envelopes will be due on that day.  If you have any questions, please contact Preston Ingram, pingram@sau73.org.


The Deliberative Session on the school budget will be held at 7:00PM on February 9th in the high school auditorium.  For more information on the school budget, check out the budget presentation on our website  http://www.sau73.org/17-18-budget


Valentine’s Day is coming up and our EarlyAct Club is raising money by selling carnations for $1.00 each from February 6th - February 10th. The carnations will be delivered on Valentine’s Day. The order forms went home in backpacks and there are extras in the front office. If you have any questions contact, Katie Bryant, kbryant@sau73.org.  Thank you for supporting our EarlyAct Club.


Please make note of the date change for Gilford PTA and Gilford Together’s presentation of High and Seek. The new date is Thursday, Feb. 23rd starting at 6:00PM at GES.  This is an adult only presentation. See the attached flyer for more details.


Have a wonderful week!


Danielle Bolduc, GES Principal

Important Dates:

2/6 - 2/10 Purchase carnations from EarlyAct Club in the morning. Delivered on 2/14

2/6 School Board Meeting, 6PM GES Library

2/9 Deliberative Session, 7PM HS (Please attend)

2/13 NAEP Testing for 4th grade

2/15 Early Release, Dismissal at 1:00PM

2/18 Family Fun Sledding Night - One School, One Book event(4-7PM)

2/21 Marty Kelly Author Visit (During School Hours)

2/21 Gilford Together Meeting, 6:30-8:00PM Community Center

2/23 High and Seek 6:00PM (Sponsored by Gilford PTA and Gilford Together)**DATE CHANGED**

2/24 Jump Rope for Heart - (During specials block)

2/25-3/3 No School, School Vacation Week

1/17/17

posted Jan 18, 2017, 11:41 AM by Alyce Medeiros

Hello GES Families, 


Just a few reminders about important dates and our upcoming Family Fun Night. This Thursday, January 19th at 6:00pm is the showing of ScreenAgers here in the GES cafe. This Friday, January 20th, there will be no school for our learners, it is a Teacher Workshop day.  We will have a 1:00pm early release on Wednesday, January 25th.  Please see the attached flyer about our Family Fun Night.  It will be a great event and we are looking forward to all of you to joining us.  I hope you are enjoying reading our One School One book.  You are doing a great job on the trivia questions. Enjoy this short school week. 

1/13/17

posted Jan 13, 2017, 9:06 AM by Alyce Medeiros   [ updated Jan 13, 2017, 10:07 AM ]

Hello GES Families, 

Looking for an activity for our upcoming Early Release on January 25th?  Gilford Library is hosting a Winter Tracking event, which will help us track some of our favorite friends from Gooseberry Park.  Please contact Gilford Library at 524-6042 for more info.  Remember to read chapters 4 thru 7 and keep answering those trivia questions!

 

The Gilford Parent/Teacher Association(PTA) and the Gilford Together coalition are sponsoring a parent program "Screenagers', which will address the daily average of 6.5 hours of nonacademic screen(smart phone and computer)time use by our youth. This one hour video will be at the Gilford Elementary School at 6:00 p.m. on Thursday January 19; and will be followed by a discussion of the film. Appetizers will be provided for all those that attend this important presentation.

"In this film, physician and filmmaker, Delaney Ruston, explores her personal struggles with her own children and family concerning social media, video games, academics, and internet addiction. With poignant and unexpectedly funny stories, along with surprising insights from authors, psychologists, and brain scientists, 'Screenagers' reveals how tech time impacts child development and offers solutions helping kids navigate the digital world and find balance." A commentary on the decrease in parental interaction with a concurrent increase of social media is discussed; and the need for a better balance between the two is addressed.


The Gilford Together coalition is a group of parents, community advocates, and school administrators who are addressing the issue of illicit drug and alcohol use within the community. The coalition is chaired by Rae Mello-Andrews(Gilford School Board) and Serene Eastman(NH Dept. of Correction), and meets on the third Tuesday of each month at the Gilford Community Center conference room. The recently released report "The Voice of New Hampshire Young Adults" showed that New Hampshire youth(18 to 25 years old)have experienced "a higher rate of illicit drug dependency and abuse than other states in the Northeast and the rest of the nation." New Hampshire also is leading the country on rates of binge drinking. To read the report, go to 
http://www.dhhs.nh.gov/dcbcs/bdas/ and scroll down to the study link.

All are welcomed to participate in PTA and Gilford Together meetings and activities, which address issues affecting our teenagers and young adults. Further activities will be the "Mock Bedroom High and Seek" on Feb. 16 and the "Anonymous People showing" on March 16.

Hope to see you next week.

Danielle Bolduc, GES Principal 


1/9/2017 A

posted Jan 13, 2017, 5:26 AM by Brenda McGee   [ updated Jan 13, 2017, 5:26 AM ]

Dear GES Families:

The PTA will offer an enrichment class through Beyond the Belt starting February 2nd  through March 23rd. The class will run from 3:15 to 4:00 every Thursday in our gym. The class is offered to all Kindergarten through second grade learners. Please see the attached flyer. Make checks payable to Gilford PTA

Please let me know if you have any questions.


Thanks, 
Danielle Bolduc, GES Principal

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