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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
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