March 2, 2020

Cartoon happy kids reading a book

Notification from: Gilford Elementary School

Dear GES Families

I hope everyone had a wonderful winter break.

Here are a few announcements:

  • We will be celebrating Read Across America (March 2nd - 5th) - Dress up days

    • Tuesday - Crazy Hat Day

    • Wednesday - Wear Your Grinchiest Green Day

    • Thursday - Inside Out Day

    • Friday - Red and White Day

  • Softball Clinics will be held March 7, 14, and 21st from 11:00-1:00 at the Gilmanton School. If you have any questions please email me at

Melody Strout

  • Gilford Cal Ripken Baseball (flyer attached)

Maple Facts: We have been able to collect some sap over the past week. We will be boiling this week in the sugar shack! 

Did you know:

  • Sap is boiled to make syrup. Maple syrup has no chemical agents or preservatives added.  

  • Syrup boiled too long will eventually crystallize, whereas under-boiled syrup will be watery, and will quickly spoil. 

  • The finished syrup has a density of 66° on the Brix scale (a hydrometric scale used to measure sugar solutions). 

  • The boiling temperature of syrup is 7 degrees past the boiling point of water which is around 219 degrees. Note that the boiling point of water differs based on your elevation.


Happy Read Across America Week!

Danielle Bolduc, GES Principal

Important Dates:

March 2nd        School Board Meeting, 6PM GHS

March 2nd - 5th    Read Across America Week! March 3, 10, 17, 31st Learning Chinese Continues at Gilford Library March 10th PTA Meeting, 6:00PM GES Learning Commons

March 11th        Early Release - Parent Conferences

March 28th        Sap Run - 8AM More information coming soon! Annual Pancake Breakfast, 8am-10am (SAVE THE DATE)

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