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"Relationships are the agents of change." Dr. Bruce Perry

Year 2 - The week ending October 7, 2022

Thank you for supporting COINS FOR A CAUSE!!!

Our Coins for a Cause drive was wildly successful! Congratulations to 5th grade for raising the most money. They will have an additional $50 donated to the Basehor Linwood Education Foundation 100% of the donations went to these wonderful organizations and we are proud to support their efforts!

Kindergarten - Ronald McDonald House. $193.41

1st Grade - Children's Mercy $267.13

2nd Grade - The Well Center for Hope $192.13

3rd Grade - Leavenworth County Humane Society 183.01

4th Grade - Joy Meadows $118.03

5th Grade - Basehor-Linwood Education Foundation $852.19 + $50 bonus donation for raising the most money for their charity.

Due to the generosity of an anonymous donor, each grade that did not collect at least $200 will have their donation added to so that every organization will receive a minimum of $200 from OUR GRAY HAWKS! Thank you for your willingness to dig deep and give back to OUR COMMUNITY!

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Congratulations Mrs. Johnston USD 458 Elementary Teacher of the Year

Congratulations to Mrs. Johnston for being selected to represent not only Gray Hawk, but OUR entire school district as the representative for Kansas Teacher of the Year. She will be working on several essays over the next few weeks and will send in her submission soon! We are so very proud of you, Mrs. Johnston!!!
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National Walk to School Day - 10/12 8:10 am

We will meet at the gazebo up the street by the pool for National Walk to School Day on Wednesday, October 12. We will organize OUR GRAY HAWKS and then begin walking to school.Parents are invited to join the walk with us.

Food during conferences for staff

Let's show OUR Gray Hawk Staff how much we appreciate & love them with FOOD during conferences! The PTO is cooking up a Chili Bar and need your help! Think Chili Dogs, Nachos, Bowl of Chili, Walking Chili Tacos...yum!

If you would rather give a monetary donation and have the PTO purchase needed items -

(Any unused money will be allocated to the staff lunch in February)

Thank you for supporting OUR Gray Hawk!

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LAST CHANCE! We will have at least 5 more spirit days this school year! Please get your shirt orders in! :)

Due: Tuesday, October 11th

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How is ongoing, severe stress and adversity in early childhood connected to chronic disease in adults? And, what can we do about it? In this animated video, narrated by Center on the Developing Child Director Jack P. Shonkoff, M.D., learn what the latest science tells us about how early experiences affect not only early learning and school readiness, but also lifelong health. Understand the effects of adversities such as poverty, discrimination, systemic racism, exposure to violence, and child maltreatment, abuse, and neglect on the developing brain and many other systems in the body.
How Early Childhood Experiences Affect Lifelong Health and Learning

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How Early Childhood Experiences Affect Lifelong Health and Learning (Español)
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