October 8, 2020

October 8, 2020
pumpkin wearing witches hat

Dear GES Families:


Recently we have questions concerning when to stay home, get tested, and return to school. Attached is A Parent’s Guide to help answer your questions. Also, it is extremely important to have emergency contact information up-to-date. Please call or email our office if you have any changes in phone numbers, address or your emergency contact person. GES office number 524-1661 or ges@sau73.org.


Flu clinic tomorrow! We had an overwhelming number of families sign up for the school flu clinic this year (over 80).  We are going to do our best to get everyone vaccinated on Friday.


Halloween Update:

Unfortunately, Gilford public safety officials suggest that the exchange of candy and get-togethers for costume displays be limited to small family gatherings with social distancing and cloth masks. Based on this information, we decided not to hold our annual Halloween parade. However, if you would like to share a photo of your child in their Halloween costume, we will put together a video and send it out to families. Send photos to my attention, dbolduc@sau73.org by October 30th.  It is our hope that many community events and celebrations will return to normal in 2021, but in the meantime, please be safe.


St. Vincent DePaul is taking applications for Thanksgiving food baskets. Attached is more information


PTA NEWS:

Despite all that is going on with the COVID crisis, we want you to know that the Gilford District PTA is planning to bring back our Reflections program. (Information attached)


It's not too late!   Sign up now for this weekend 's hike!

Here’s how to participate:

1.  Click on the link provided to sign up  (scroll down the list until you see add participant)

2.  Pick a day that works, OCT 3-10 are the designated days-  spaced out to promote social distancing.

3.  Hike 1 of 3 choices (Panda Path, Nature Trail or Mount Rowe)

Just use the link:

https://app.99pledges.com/fund/2020gilford


Have a great day and enjoy your long weekend!


Danielle Bolduc, GES Principal


Important Dates:

Saturday, October 3rd -Oct. 10th PTA Hike-a-thon

Friday, October 9th Flu Clinic for Learners @ Sugar Shack (12:30-2:30)

Monday, October 12th No School, Columbus Day

Tuesday, October 13th PTA Meeting, 6PM 

Wednesday, October 21st Wear Orange to show your courage and kindness!

Friday, October 30th Learner Led Conferences, No School

PTA Reflections Program Register by: Monday, Nov 2, 2020 Entries are due: Monday, Nov 30, 2020



Attachment:

A Parent’s Guide COVID 

PTA Reflections Program

Thanksgiving Food Pantry Application


 


Attachments available for 30 days until Saturday, November 7, 2020:
Food Pantry Thanksgiving Basket 2020.pdf
What is REFLECTIONS.pdf
AParentsGuideCOVID.pdf
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