December 9, 2019

December 9, 2019
words Choose Love in a colorful heart

Dear GES Families:

This December we are focusing on “Compassion in Action” as part of our Choose Love Program. Compassion in action is the understanding of a problem or the suffering of another and acting to solve the problem or alleviate the suffering.When you show compassion in action, you step outside yourself to do something to connect with and help others. There are many ways the learners have chosen to show their compassion during this holiday season.  Upcoming Events: This Wednesday is an early release. We will have our annual Holiday Attire Food Drive. Wear a holiday sweater and bring in a canned good for Gilford Got Lunch!

Important Announcements: Recently we have had issues with our pick up line. Please review our procedures below with anyone that is picking up your child.

Pick Up Line Procedures 

The GES parking area is made up of three different areas for three distinct purposes: The BUS LOOP, the DROP OFF / PICK UP LOOP, and the PARKING LOT.

DROP OFF / PICK UP LOOP: This area is designated to drop off or pick up your students in an efficient manner.

  • We ask that you pick up your child through the specified loop, be respectful and follow directions from supervising teachers, staff and volunteers. 

  • Please display your Student Pick Up ID Badge on your passenger side visor (orange sheet)

  • Please do not ever leave your car unattended in the loop, as this is a cause for major delay. 

  • If you need more time, please park in the parking lot or in the spaces in the middle of the loop and WALK your students to the sidewalk or school.

  • Please continue through the loop patiently and as cars move through, pull up accordingly.

  • Students should  EXIT / ENTER the car on the PASSENGER SIDE (curb side).

  • DO NOT PASS cars in the LOOP area unless directed by a supervising staff member.

PARKING LOT: This area is at the far end of the parking area.This area is NOT an extra drop off loop. The parking lot is designated for parking only. If you are using the parking lot, you must walk your child to and from the parking lot to the school entrance. 

AFTERNOON PICK UP: Learners will be dismissed at 3:00 pm. (1:00 pm on early dismissal days).  Learners will be waiting in a designated area to the right of the school entrance for parents to pick them up.  Please do not wait at the entrance to the school as it is difficult for teachers to see the bus loop and pick up loop.

Your support in following these guidelines is greatly appreciated.  The safety of our students and staff is our number one priority. 

Important Dates:


7-13    Stocking Stuffer Drive

10    Policy Meeting, 7AM @ GHS (agenda attached)

11    Early Release, Dismissal 1:00PM

11    Holiday Attire - Food Drive for GGL

14    GYC - Kid’s Market Day, 9-12

17    Volunteer Fingerprint Clinic, 8-9am SAU office

20    School Spirit Day - Wear your Pajamas

23-Jan.1 Holiday Break

Have a great week!

Danielle Bolduc, GES Principal

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