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December 4, 2017

posted Dec 4, 2017, 4:15 AM by Alyce Medeiros

Notification from: Gilford Elementary School

Dear GES Families:

One of our school goals this year is a focus on writing. Here are some ways you can help support your child in writing.

Reading can stimulate your child to write.   Regular reading is a stepping stone to better writing and helps kids’ strengthen their writing skills. It helps expand children’s vocabulary and shows them different ways of using words. Many children who devour books grow up to become strong writers themselves.

Today, writing letters is a bit of a lost art. Encourage your child to write letters to friends or family members. Distant family members will especially love receiving handwritten letters and it’s a great way to work on improving writing skills for kids.They can always write letters to their principal!

Keeping a journal is a great way to express thoughts and ideas while also working on improving children’s writing skills. Plan an outing to pick a fun journal with your child and encourage them to write in it as much as possible.

Writing well takes lots of practice, so make sure your child doesn’t get discouraged too easily. It’s not easy!  

Important Events/Reminders:

  • Join the Gilford District PTA! It's our membership drive now through Dec. 15th.
    Find our membership form online at $25/year
    All memberships will be entered into a raffle and one lucky PTA member will win a prize!
    Your membership helps the PTA provide family fun events, after school programming, staff appreciation, and so much more!

  • EarlyAct is collecting items and filling up stockings for needy families this holiday season from November 27th to December 8th. Please see the attached flyer for more information.

  • Angel Tree is up and running. Please check out the link to help families in need this holiday season.

  • We have our showcase on December 8th at 1:45PM.

  • December 13th we will have a fun holiday attire day. Wear your favorite holiday sweater or other holiday attire and bring in a needed food item to support Gilford Got Lunch.  Please see the attached flyer for more information.

  • This month our GES Spirit Day is Pajama Day on December 22nd.

Upcoming Volunteer Fingerprinting Clinics:
December 5 - 8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. - SAU Office

Upcoming Volunteer Orientations (approximately 15 minutes):
December 5 - 8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. - SAU Office
December 12 - 6:30 p.m. - GES Library

Have a great week!

Danielle Bolduc, GES Principal

Important Dates:
11/27-12/8 Stocking Stuffer Drive
12/5 School Board Meeting, GES Library 6:00PM

12/6 Early Release, Dismissal time is 1:00pm

12/8 Showcase, 1:45PM

12/12 PTA Meeting, 6:30 GES Library

12/13 Holiday Attire - Bring in an item for Gilford Got Lunch

12/15 Report Cards distributed

12/22 GES Spirit Day:PJ’s