Gayman Gazette

Celebrating 60 Years of Education! November 23rd Edition

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Thank you!

Thank you for your generous donations to local families in need. We are thankful... for you!
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Save the Date

NOVEMBER:

  • Wednesday, Nov. 24th: Teacher In-Service Day / No School
  • Thursday, Nov. 25th and Friday, Nov. 26th: Happy Thanksgiving / No School


DECEMBER:

  • Wednesday, Dec. 1st: End of 1st Trimester/Early Dismissal Grades 1st-6th
  • Friday, Dec. 3rd: Say YAY to Pajama Day! Donate $1 & wear pajamas/comfy clothes!
  • Thursday, Dec. 9th and Friday, Dec. 10th: Parent/Teacher Conferences/Early Dismissal Grades 1st-6th/No Kindergarten
  • Monday, Dec. 13th: 6th Grade NOVA Presentation: Digital Footprint
  • Monday, Dec. 13th: AM Kindergarten attends in the AM/No PM kindergarten (Parent/Teacher conferences in the PM)
  • Tuesday, Dec. 14th: PM Kindergarten attends in the PM/No AM kindergarten (Parent/Teacher conferences in the AM)
  • Thursday, Dec. 23rd: Holiday Sing!
  • Thursday, Dec. 23rd: Early Dismissal Grades 1st - 12th
  • Friday, Dec. 24th - Sunday, Jan. 3rd: CBSD Closed/Winter Break


Click here for the 2021-2022 District Calendar.

We are Thankful!

Kindergarten has a lot to be thankful for... family, friends, the park and more! So, they wrote their "thankful" sentences and decorated it with a scarecrow.
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Celebrating 60!

The students and staff celebrated 60 years of learning last week by feeling groovy and dressing like the 1960s!
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Gayman Elementary School

Click here to access the Gayman Elementary School website.

First Trimester Conferences

Our first trimester conferences will take place on Thursday, December 9th and Friday, December 10th. Parents/guardians will have the opportunity to select an in-person conference or a virtual conference. Fall conference sign ups are now available through specific teacher Sign-Up Genius links.


If you are having any difficulty selecting a conference time, please contact your child(ren)'s teacher to make other arrangements.


Conference Dates:

  • Grades 1st-6th: December 9th and 10th
  • Kindergarten: December 9th, 10th, 13th, and 14th

Say YAY to Pajama Day!

Friday, December 3rd is Pajama Day! Say "Yay!" to Pajama Day by sending in a donation for the patients and families at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP).


The time for breakthroughs is now. CHOP is on the cusp of life-changing discoveries for children. They are transforming the well-being of children and creating healthier communities throughout Philadelphia and across the world. We are raising money because we want to help make today's innovative ideas, tomorrow's realities.


During this season of kindness and generosity, we want to say thanks for supporting the needs of children everywhere!

Gayman Student Directory 2021-2022

The Gayman Elementary School Student Directory is ready!


Click here: Parent Resources / Gayman School Directory (cbsd.org)

Password: Mustangs#22

Smart Futures Update

As parents, we have had to consider the impact of the last 18 months on our children. Steven Mintz, an historian at the University of Texas at Austin and author of “Huck’s Raft: A History of American Childhood,” believes that traumatic events can leave “invisible scars” that might shape the character of a generation. However, recent studies have indicated that this might take the form of being more focused about the future such as their place in the world and a stronger commitment to social issues. Although we may see a cautious approach from our children, they may also be energized and optimistic about what lies ahead.


Students may find themselves exploring new career paths and ready to take action. This is where we may see the resiliency and empathy that many young people have when faced with struggles. Losing time in the past year can be seen as a negative but also as an opportunity to appreciate what is ahead. Take a moment and ask your daughter or son what the future looks like. Can they connect their thoughts to the career education activities they are working on this school year in Smart Futures and Naviance?


For comments or questions, please contact Ginny Barrett at vbarrett@cbsd.org.

Elementary Support for Families

If you are a family in need of financial assistance, please know that Gayman is here to support you. We do, however, need written consent to provide assistance. If you are in need of any support, please complete the flier linked below. Return the flier to the Gayman Main Office. Please know that your privacy is of the utmost importance and only key staff members will be aware of this request.


Please open this flier, Sharing Information with Programs, for more information, or email Liz Meier, our student support counselor, at emeier@cbsd.org.

Student Pick Up

If you are picking up your son or daughter at the end of the day for an appointment, we ask that you arrive at the Gayman office before 2:45PM. This will enable parents to safely enter and students to exit the school property before dismissal begins and school buses arrive. Thank you!

Arrival & Dismissal Procedures for Car Riders

To ensure an efficient and safe arrival and dismissal for all students who are car riders, please remember the following:


  • Stay in your vehicle.
  • Pull your car up as far as possible.
  • Follow the directions of the staff members.
  • Display placards at dismissal.

GHSA Square 1 Art Fund Raiser

Now is a great time to cross off some holiday gifts and what better way to make your relatives smile than with a personalized gift featuring your child's artwork!


You may order online and have your items shipped to school or directly to your home. ALL ONLINE orders need to be submitted by 11/27/21. To view your child's special piece of art online, click ART SEARCH. Once you find your child's art online you may make an order online.


All orders will be delivered to Gayman Elementary before we go on Winter Break. Items will be sent home with your child (if you choose the ship to school option when ordering). If you'd prefer to pick your items up, please contact Jen Kanyok, ghsapres@gmail.com to arrange a convenient time to pick up your order.

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Gayman Players Interest Form

5th & 6th grade students who are interested in joining Moana's cast and crew, click here!

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Central Bucks School District News and Information

Click here to access the Parent Resource page for the CBSD.

CBSD Farmers Market

Any Central Bucks family who may need a little extra food assistance is welcome to join us on the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of every month at Barclay Elementary School. Our drive-up food distributions run from 4:30 to 5:30 PM.


If you have any questions about the market, please email jbrereton@cbsd.org or mamcdonald@cbsd.org.

Kindergarten Registration

Visit www.cbsd.org/register for more details, including necessary documents to gather in order to register your kindergarten students. PLEASE CONSIDER REGISTERING RIGHT AWAY IN ORDER TO AID THE DISTRICT IN ITS PLANNING FOR 2022-2023.

Attendance

Parents and guardians are able to submit an absence request via the Parent Portal. When a student is absent from school, but the school did not receive communication from the parent or guardian, a text message and email will be sent.


All attendance questions can be directed to Christine Stevens, cstevens@cbsd.org, in the Gayman Office.

Volunteer Now

To volunteer or chaperone, your clearances must be up-to-date.


If your clearances are current, upload them into the App Garden - Volunteer Tracker. If your clearances have expired, or you need to begin the clearance process, click on the Required Documents for the directions. For more information, consult the Human Resources Volunteer Required Paperwork webpage.

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Gayman Student Handbook 2021-2022

As polices change, the CBSD school board policies will supersede the Gayman Student Handbook.