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

Portfolio Conferences

We thoroughly enjoyed our time meeting with all of you recently. Thank you for the effort you put into reflecting on student work and setting goals for the rest of the school year and beyond. We value the portoflio conference experience, and appreciate your support in making it a meaningful one for our students.

dress code

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

Calling all green thumbs, hard workers and kids in need of volunteer hours! The Gayman Grounds Committee has set our spring clean-up date and could really use your help. Come out to celebrate Earth Day by joining us on Sunday, April 21st from 2-5 pm in the butterfly garden. Bring your own gloves, clippers, rakes, shovels, and wheelbarrow. Thanks so much for helping make Gayman a great place to grow! Questions: please contact NicoleDooley@comcast.net

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

As you may have heard by now, there is a major refurbishment project underway at Kids Castle. The organizers of this project have asked all the schools in the district to make parents and children aware of this. There are many different fund raising initiatives underway, some of which the children can get involved in directly. If you are interested please click here for complete details.

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.

Board Briefs

At the April 9, 2013 School Board Meeting, the Central Bucks School District School Board:


1. Heard the Lenape Jazz Ensemble performance before the school board meeting and via video, the Pledge of Allegiance was led by Mrs. Egan’s 4th grade Warwick class.

2. Heard the Superintendent’s Report, Communications, Curriculum, Finance, Operations, IU Board, and MBIT Committee Reports. Also, an After School World Language Program report from Mr. Brian Caughie and Ms. Stacy Gray.


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.

Please contact Mr. Testani with any questions or concerns.

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- David Cottrell