Gayman Gazette

Celebrating 60 Years of Education! January 18th Edition

Save the Date

JANUARY:

  • Tuesday, Jan. 18th: 4th-6th Grade Middle School Tohickon Band Concert
  • Wednesday, Jan. 19th @ 3:30-5:00PM: Moana Musical Practice
  • Thursday, Jan. 20th @ 7:45AM: Gayman Choir Practice
  • Friday, Jan 21st: Talent Show Music Submissions Due
  • Friday, Jan. 21st @ 3:30-5:00PM: Moana Musical Practice
  • Wednesday, Jan. 26th: Boomerang Nominations Due
  • Thursday, Jan. 27th @ 7:45AM: Gayman Choir Practice
  • Thursday, Jan. 27th: 6th Grade Student Council Superintendent's Advisory Meeting with Dr. Lucabaugh
  • Friday, Jan. 28th: Final Day for CB Online Students


(early) FEBRUARY:

  • Wednesday, Feb. 2nd @ 8:45AM: Gayman Spelling Bee (snow date: Feb. 4th)
  • Tuesday, Feb. 8th @ 7:00PM: CBSD School Board Meeting
  • Wednesday, Feb. 9th: 2nd Grade Dino Dig
  • Wednesday, Feb. 9th @ 8:00AM: Student Council Meeting
  • Friday, Feb. 11th @ 9:30AM: 3rd Grade Music Concert at CB East
  • Friday, Feb. 11th: GHSA Family Fun Night: Bingo!
Gayman Elementary School

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Universal Screener Winter Testing

As mentioned in a communication earlier this year, the district has begun the implementation of MTSS (Multi-Tiered System of Support). A process through which we support students based on research-based assessments and practices as well as individual student need. Along with this process, we are using the Star Assessment by Renaissance for Reading and Math. This assessment was taken in the fall by all students. Our Winter testing window is scheduled for this week, January 18th - 21st. This second assessment will allow us to assess the health of our curriculum as well as help us to celebrate student growth and support students with specific skill interventions and enrichments. These assessments will be completed electronically in your child’s classroom and only take one class period to complete. The information we have gleaned from the MTSS process has been beneficial in identifying learning needs early and providing intervention quickly, allowing us to support students as they achieve academic success and feel pride in their work. Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions.


Thank you,

Kelly Carter

Song Check ... for Gayman's Got Talent Show!

If your child is playing music during his/her act, this is a reminder to provide a copy (emailed as an MP3 file, not a CD, in the version you plan to use) by January 21st to cstevens@cbsd.org. All music and words must be appropriate to the elementary school environment. If you are singing, you must send in a karaoke (instrumental) version.

The Value of Money

In the article, The Money Trap, by psychologist Louis Tay, he states, “Don’t push your children toward skills just because they pay well. Financial success is only one dimension of a fulfilling life.”


Teaching our children to understand and value money can be a challenge in our world especially when we consider what is “needed” and what is “wanted”. As part of our Career Education Program through the District’s Success Plan (Smart Futures and Naviance), we provide lessons and resources on various topics including “How Money is Used” in the primary grades, to budgeting, financial literacy and entrepreneurship in the secondary grades. These are important lessons to help your daughter or son see a path to their future goals and a means to attain those goals. Ask your student to log onto these platforms and show you what they are learning.


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

Weather Reminders

Just a reminder that we try and have students go outside for recess every day, even if it is an abbreviated recess. Please make sure your child has dressed appropriately for outdoor recess. Coats, hats, scarves, and gloves/mittens are a great idea!

Boomerang Award

The Boomerang Youth Recognition Award is a district wide program which recognizes and celebrates youth in our community for exemplifying the chosen monthly Developmental Asset. For more information, please visit the CB Cares Educational Foundation website.


The January Boomerang Asset is Equality and Social Justice - Young person places high value on promoting equality and reducing hunger and poverty. If you know a student who exemplifies this asset, please complete a nomination form by Wednesday, January 26th and email it to Liz Meier, our student support counselor, at emeier@cbsd.org.

Student Directory

Our Gayman Elementary Student Directory is available for your use. It can be located on Gayman Elementary School website under Parent Resources, or by clicking here. This is a locked document. If you cannot identify the access code, feel free to contact the main office, or Jennifer Costello at jcostello@cbsd.org.

CB Save the Music 2022

Come join musicians across Central Bucks and save the music! All ticket sales and donations will help revive a music program in the Mississippi Delta region. Click here to for more information.


On Saturday, January 29th at 3:00PM, three mustangs will be featured in the All-Star Choir. Congratulations, Taylor Cohen, Nora Kanyok and Leah Duncan!

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Thank You for Your Support!

Thank you Gayman Families for your support of the Chipotle Fundraiser night. We appreciate your patience with the staff of Chipotle and the longer than quoted wait times. Your support helped the GHSA raise $558. We truly THANK YOU!


Our next restaurant night will be Monday, April 4th between 4:00pm and 8:00pm at Panera Bread. Details to follow later.

PALS Sock Fundraiser

Gayman Home & School is excited to partner with PALS Socks! Pals socks come paired as two friends that don't match. They show how awesome it is when our friends are different! And how life can be a fun adventure when you are open to new people and experiences.


Please click the following hyperlink to go to our page and support our fundraiser palssocks.rallyup.com/gayman.


Our next Crazy Sock Day is February 28th! Join in the fun!

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Capture Your Memories!

Order your Gayman 2021-2022 yearbook with a few simple steps:


  1. Go to www.treering.com/validate2.
  2. Enter Gayman's Passcode: 10157566069198.
  3. Orders are due by April 12th.

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Central Bucks School District News and Information

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

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.