Gananda Blue Panther Gazette

Weekly Newsletter of Gananda Central School District

March 8, 2021

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Boys Lacrosse Can Drive

Our Gananda Boys Lacrosse team will be holding a social distancing style bottle and can drive on Saturday, March 20 from 9AM to 12PM (Noon). There will be a truck in the Richard Mann Elementary School parking lot where you can drop off your cans and bottles during that time. Masked volunteers will be on hand to help load the truck. All proceeds will support our boys lacrosse team - come down and show your support!

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Lyme disease (LD) is an infection caused by Borrelia burgdorferi, a type of bacterium called a spirochete that is carried by deer ticks. An infected tick can transmit the spirochete to the humans and animals it bites. Often, a rash appears within 7-14 days at the site of a tick bite.



Around the time the rash appears, other symptoms such as joint pains, chills, fever, and fatigue are common, but they may not seem serious enough to require medical attention. These symptoms may be brief, only to recur as a broader spectrum of symptoms as the disease progresses. Contact your physician if you notice any symptoms.


https://www.cdc.gov/lyme/prev/on_people.html

https://www.cdc.gov/lyme/removal/index.html

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Upcoming Elementary Remote Learning Days

We need to add remote learning days for our elementary students in order to provide our teachers with planning and professional development time for the second half of the school year. We have scheduled the following Fridays as remote learning days for our elementary students:

Friday, March 26
Friday, April 23
Friday, May 14
Friday, June 4


For additional information, please see Principal Ernstberger's letter on our website at: https://bit.ly/2XU8n4z.

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Richard Mann Elementary PBIS Staff Member of the Week

Congratulations to Kerry Mottler for being our PBIS staff winner! We are so happy that Kerry joined our Gananda family this year. She is engaging and supportive of her students and always has a positive attitude. We thank you for all that you do for us!

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Thank You for Participating in Our #ReadAcrossAmerica Theme Days!

Last week we celebrated #ReadAcrossAmerica by participating in Dr. Seuss Theme Days and reading lots of stories in class! Thank you to all of our students and staff for sharing in the excitement of reading!

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7th Grade Fundraiser - Pizza and Frozen Food Items

Gananda Class of 2026 is hosting a fundraiser from March 8 - March 23 where they will be selling pizza and frozen food items. For questions, please contact 7th-grade class advisor Christina Ozminkowski at Cozminkowski@gananda.org.

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Athletic Registration is now open for the following sports. Please log into Family ID for registration:
Modified Boys Basketball
Modified Girls Basketball
Modified Cheer
Modified Volleyball

Fall 2 Season begins on March 15th.

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PLTW Biomedical Science Program

Eighth grade students who are interested in the PLTW Biomedical Program when they enter high school can find the application to complete here. The application deadline is Friday March 19, 2021. Students that are accepted into the PLTW Biomedical program will be introduced to a wide variety of science and medical based skills and experiences.

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Middle School Yearbooks are Available to Order

Order your Gananda Middle School yearbook! Visit www.inter-state.com/yearbook and enter code 55257R to place your order. Softback and hardcover yearbooks are available with the option to add a personalized cover. Standard GMS yearbooks will be available to order until April 9, 2021. Orders with personalized covers must be ordered by March 1, 2021. Please direct any questions to Nickie Mereness: nmereness@gananda.org.

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Gananda Dollars for Scholars News and Events

GDFS is Looking for Volunteers

There are so many good reasons to volunteer. Contact GDFScholars@gananda.org if you are interested to learn more!


GDFS next meeting date is April 6 at 7 pm. This meeting will be available through Zoom.

Show your support by ordering a Pizza Pi! On Sunday, March 14 (3/14), Mac's Pizza Shack, Mozzeroni's and Salvatores (Walworth and Macedon locations) will make a donation to Gananda Dollars for Scholars for every large pizza sold!

Purchase a Tile and Support Gananda Dollars for Scholars

Have you ever wondered what those tiled walls at the three schools were all about? Gananda Dollars for Scholars started the walls in 1996 as a way to commemorate loved ones, special events, or advertise a business. Each year, the money raised from the sale of Foundations of the Future commemorative tiles funds scholarships to graduating seniors continuing their education. Visit the Gananda website for more information about the Foundations of the Future Tiles and how you can order one.

Amazon Smile

Order from AmazonSmile! Designate Gananda Dollars for Scholars as your charity of choice at no cost to you. Amazon will donate .5% of your purchase. Over $800 has been raised to date! Sign up today!


Did you know that you can start gathering volunteer hours as soon as you leave 8th grade? Just download a volunteer log from the Gananda Dollars for Scholars webpage, and start recording your high school volunteer experience!

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