The Gayman Gazette
what's happening in and around Gayman elementary school?
April 12, 2013
Upcoming Important Dates
Tuesday, April 9th - Tuesday, April 16th - PSSA Testing (Grades 3-6 Reading &Math)
Monday, April 22nd & 23rd - PSSA Testing (Grade 4 Science ONLY)
Tuesday, April 23rd – Reading Olympics at Mill Creek Elementary
Friday, April 26th - Staff vs. Staff Pillo Polo Fundraiser @ Tohickon Middle School
Friday, May 3rd – Spring Book Fair
Saturday, May 4th – Spring Carnival
Monday, May 6th Spotlight on the Arts (Grade 1 @ 6:45 PM; Grade 5 @ 8:00 PM)
Thursday, May 9th – Seussical Jr. Performance at 7:00 PM
Friday, May 10th – Seussical Jr. Performance at 7:00 PM
Monday, May 13th – Friday, May 17th – Home & School Clothing Drive
Thursday, May 23rd – Home & School Meeting @ 7:30 PM
We believe in appropriate school attire. There is a connection between a positive school climate and reasonable attire.
If your child chooses his/her own clothes to wear, please remind them that some outfits are not appropriate for school. Students are expected to avoid extreme short pants, tops with exposed mid-drifts, and any tee shirts with offensive images or wording.
The following are guidelines for apparel for all students:
Flip-flops or beach footwear are not appropriate for school.
The length of shorts is to be appropriate for school and there is to be no verbiage on the seat.
Halter and crop tops for girls are not permitted. Spaghetti straps are not permitted for upper elementary grade students.
Indecent and unsavory slogans, expressions, etc., are not to be worn on clothing.
Muscle (sleeveless or revealing) shirts are not permitted.
Undergarments are not to be visible.
Any attire the administration considers to interfere with quality of education shall not be permitted.
calling all green thumbs
Strut Your Mutt!!
Look who showed up at Gayman Elementary this morning! It's Dr. Green (far left), Superintendent of Central Bucks School District! He's rocking his hat and he's ready to go! Did we mention that Dr. Green is one of the celebrity judges for Roxy Reading's Strut Your Mutt parade/dog walk/derby contest on May 4th in Doylestown?! Support literacy and kids with us; you do NOT want to miss this event! For info. and to register visit www.RoxyReading.org REGISTER NOW WHILE FREE EVENT TEES LAST!
District Art Show
Save the date! The opening night of the District Art Show 2013 is on May 17th from 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. at Mill Creek Elementary. Every year, many of our Gayman students are featured. Gather your family and check out the incredible talents of students across the district!
Help Save Kids Castle
Earth Day Project - Feed Your Neighbor
Ths month's Kids Care Club has the special honor of officially launching the Bucks County Housing Group's May Food drive. On Thursday, April 25th, Ms. Melissa Mantz from the Bucks County Housing group will talk to us about food and the importance of food banks. Our very own Mr. Grace will teach us how fruits and veggies grow in the earth, along with creating planting projects to take home.
If you would like to bring in a food item that you think an elementary boy or girl might enjoy, a donation box will be placed outside the office until April 25th.
To sign up for the Kids Care Club please click here.
3. Approved School Board Minutes – March 12 and 19, 2013.
4. Approved the 403(b) and 457(b) Investment Program, construction contracts for Unami renovations, and the MBIT 2013-2014 General Fund Budget.
5. Tabled School Board Policy 902-1 – Cable Television so that proposed policy can be posted on the CBSD website.
6. Approved various personnel items, student trips, tuition students, and staff workshops.
7. Discussed the 2013-2014 budget. Mr. Matyas provided the Board with an update of the 2013-2014 budget process since the preliminary budget was adopted in January. He highlighted several proposed adjustments which would eliminate the need for a millage increase for the 2013-2014 school year. The proposed adjustments would not affect the normal CB program.
8. Discussed the proposed CB East Stadium project. Dr. Green stated that approximately 500 people attended the March 19 public hearing to hear about the proposed CB East Stadium project. Thirty-five community members spoke during the public hearing. The project will cost between $5.1M to $5.6M. The design of the proposed stadium will take approximately six months and will take approximately twelve months to complete. Board members talked about the particulars of the proposed stadium. The CB East Stadium project will be discussed at the next Operations Committee meeting.
9. Received Sabbatical Leaves of Absence and the Board Calendar as information items.
10. Received Sabbatical Leaves of Absence and the Board Calendar as information items.