November 4, 2019

Choose Love
Choose Love with rubby ducky/ yellow/blue heartDear GES Families:

Thank you to PTA and all the families that came out to hike with us on Saturday. It was a very successful event thanks to all your support.

The top fundraisers were:

Jeffrey Doucette, $505
Kaleigh Romano, $335
John Lyman, $300
Blake Evangelo, $255
Ava Sidman, $215

This month we will focus on an attitude of gratitude. A November calendar with daily ways to show gratitude will be emailed to you. If your child completes a task, we will ask that they add their name to the bulletin board located near the front office. Let’s all work to have an attitude of gratitude!

Our community has a wonderful opportunity to hear Scarlett Lewis speak about Choose Love on November 5th from 6:00PM to 7:30 at Gilford High School. There will be food and babysitting available at 5:30PM. Scarlett will share the importance of Social and Emotional Learning and how anyone can be a part of the solution to issues facing our society. Please join us!

Learner led conference will be held on Friday, November 8th. There is no school for learners that day, but they should attend the conference as they will be leading the conference. The VSC will also be selling GES t-shirts during the conference day. They are a great gift!

Learner benefits~

Accountability for their own learning.
Learners learn to evaluate their own progress.
Learners gain greater commitment to schoolwork and learning.
Builds self-confidence and self-esteem.
Encourages learner/parent communication.
Builds communication and critical thinking skills.

Allows learners to become involved.

Puts learners in charge of their learning.
Time allowed to share and celebrate in learning environment.

Family benefits~

Increases the amount of information given to families.
Learn more about your child’s learning and skills.
Provides opportunities to help your child set positive goals.
Active participation in your child’s learning.
First hand opportunity to see your child in charge of the learning

Upcoming events this week:

November 4 School Board meeting
5:30 Budget presentation/
6:00 Regular School Board meeting

November 5 Choose Love Presentation (GHS)

Friday: November 8 Learner Led Conferences (No School)

Important Dates:


1-8 Book Fair
4 School Board Meeting, 5:30 Budget, 6:00 Regular meeting
5 Choose Love Community Event, 6-7:30PM
8 Learner led conferences
11 Veteran’s Day~ No school for learners
13 Fingerprinting Clinic, 8:00AM, SAU
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