Gage Community School Connection

March 24, 2017 Edition

Barnes & Noble Bookfair

Looking for new books? Visit Barnes & Noble tomorrow and let them know you want to support Gage PTO!

Join us this Thursday 5:00-7:00!

We'll start with a Unity Walk - wear your green and yellow, the students will provide the signs! We'll be taking a 1 mile walk through our Gage community to spread Gator pride to all we meet! The start and end will be at Gage.

After the walk, join us for a community meal in the cafeteria! This free meal will include diced chicken with a sweet sauce over rice, peas and carrots, a dinner roll, and lemonade! Most of the night will be dedicated to good food and conversation with our neighbors, but we will have a short program from 6:00-6:30 to give some updates about our community school work this year!

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Lunch/Recess Supports!

At lunch, we’d love some adults who would be interested in supporting students with conversations and relationship-building. Adults could bring a lunch along, purchase one on-site, or just enjoy our kids! (11:35-12:45 – though we’d accept help during any portion)

On the playground, we’re looking for adults who would be interested in supporting students’ play. We could provide you with the rules to some of our playground games for you to lead or you could just enjoy being a kid again! (11:55-1:05 – though we’d accept help during any portion)

Please let us know if you might be interested in either of these opportunities. We’ll hold information sessions in the near future for anyone interested. If you have questions now, please contact Jessica Marquardt – 507-328-3389 or

Youth Mental Health First Aid

April 12 and 13 from 4-8pm. *You must attend BOTH days (April 12 and 13) to become certified.

Federal legislation funded the development of this evidence-based program to train individuals to assist youth (12-18 yrs) experiencing a mental health related crisis, just as CPR helps assist individuals having a heart attack. Learn how to apply the Mental Health First Aid action plan. Addressed are risk factors and warning signs for mental health and addiction concerns, strategies for how to help someone in both crisis and non-crisis situations, and where to turn for help.

Child care for ages 3 and up will be provided by the Boys and Girls Club. Please indicate age and number of children when you register.

Food will be provided. Please register by April 3rd.

Grant funding is covering the cost of the class.

Location: Boys and Girls Club, 1026 E Center St., Rochester, MN 55904

Register at:

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