The Gayman Gazette

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January 10, 2014

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Upcoming Important Dates

  • January 14th – Primary PEN Field Trip
  • January 20th – Martin Luther King Jr. Day – No School
  • January 20th – CB Cares Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service @ Gayman Elementary
  • January 24th – Spelling Bee
  • January 24th – Early Dismissal @11:55 AM (No AM Kindergarten - PM Attends)
  • January 24th – American Red Cross Blood Drive @ Gayman Elementary from 2:00 PM – 7:00 PM
  • January 24th – 6th Grade Club Event at Bear Creek @ 3:30 PM
  • January 27th – No School – Staff Development Day
  • February 3rd – 6th Grade PEN Robotics @ Warwick
  • February 5th – Report Cards Distributed
  • February 17th – President’s Day – No School
  • February 20th – Spotlight on Music – Grade 2 @ 6:30 PM
  • February 20th – Spotlight on Music – Grade 5 @ 7:30 PM
  • February 21st – Staff Pillo Polo Game @ Tohickon
  • February 22nd – 6th Grade Club Event @ Philly Sports Club

E-Books Now Available

Thanks to the generosity of our Home and School Association, Gayman Library is excited to announce the recent addition of over 100 electronic books, known as e-books. These new e-books have been integrated into our library collection and are readily available for student use. They can be accessed by logging into the Destiny Library Catalog from school or at home. Our new e-books offer a wide variety of titles for all ages, interests and reading levels, with a special focus on non-fiction literature which supports our new reading program. Some have a read-aloud audio component, and others offer highlighting and note-taking options. For detailed instructions, please visit the Gayman Library webpage, found on the Gayman Elementary School website under the "Our School" tab, and click on the "E-Books" link, found in the menu on the left. Check it out and enjoy! Click here to go to the Gayman Library website.

Volunteers and Donations Needed!!!

The 40 Assets Committee and CB Cares present The Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service on Monday, January 20, 2014. Students are invited to volunteer their time to provide services for the Bucks County Housing Group, Philadelphia Reads, Quilts for Kids, Poverty Resolutions and the Pine Run Health Center.

In preparation for The Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service CB Cares/40 Assets will be collecting the following items outside the office starting Monday, January 6th:

  • Books in good condition (no ripped pages with covers in tact) for pre-K to high school level for Philadlephia Reads
  • Baby formula and diapers for Poverty Resolutions

For complete details on how to register click here.

Spots Left For Winter Clubs

There are still spots left for Winter Clubs! The Winter Clubs run for 6 weeks from 3:30 to 4:30 with the exception of Babysitting, which runs for 4 weeks from 3:30-5:00. The Clubs start the week of January 21, 2014.

Any questions, please contact Al Haurin at or Janine Knox

To sign up please click here.

Gayman Gala

Congratulations to Mrs. Klebba's class for earning invitations to January's Gayman Gala. The students and Mrs. Klebba enjoyed a delicious meal and a wonderful fine dining atmosphere.

Way to go Mrs. Klebba's class for being the first class ever to earn the maximum number of points (3 per day) every day in December. You had a PERFECT month!

Stop Cyberbullying

Does your child have access to a cellphone, computer, notebook, tablet, ipad, xbox, or any device with internet capability? Are you aware of the many ways in which your child is able to send and receive messages through the “world-wide web”? How familiar are you with the many social media sites? Instances of inappropriate cyber-communication and cyberbullying are growing at an alarming rate. Research shows that the BEST protection a child has against this type of damaging contact is a well-informed parent.

Gayman parents are invited to attend the NOVA Cyberbullying Program being held at Cold Spring Elementary School Library on Thursday, February 6 at 7:00 PM . PLEASE don’t miss the opportunity to attend this valuable and timely program presented by the knowledgeable staff from the Network of Victim Assistance (NOVA).

For complete details click here.

Thank You Gayman!!!

The Gayman community received this letter from Shane Burroughs and Laura Kruger of the Homeless Children's Initiative. Thanks to everyone for supporting PJs For a Cause Day!

On behalf of the Homeless Children’s Initiative, I hope that you and your families enjoyed a wonderful Christmas and a Happy New Year!!!!!

I would like to thank each of you for your kindness and generous gifts to homeless children, youth and their families in Bucks County this holiday season! We distributed the gift cards as we discovered unmet needs. The appreciation that was expressed was very touching! It was evident to us that there were several families that were very likely not going to be able to purchase anything at all for their children this Christmas but the gift cards that you all provided gave these parents the ability to make Christmas brighter and happier for their children!!!!! Your gifts to these families gave them the opportunity to set the challenges and frustrations of homelessness aside for a while in order to eat some good food, play with some new toys and to feel a sense of normalcy that they don’t often get to enjoy.

Thank you all SO VERY MUCH for thinking of others this holiday season!!!!!!

I hope that you all experience a joyous and happy 2014!!!!!!

With deepest gratitude,

Shane Burroughs & Laura Kruger

Pint-Size Hero Program

Gayman Elementary is partnering with the American Red Cross to host a blood drive on Friday, January 24th from 2:00 PM until 7:00 PM in the cafeteria. Next week students will attend an assembly entitled "Pint-Size Hero" program. The program is designed to teach elementary students facts about blood donation while hosting a blood drive as a school-wide community service project. While recognizing elementary students are too young to donate blood, they will be encouraged to invite eligible blood donors to donate on their behalf.

If you would like to support the American Red Cross by donating blood please click here.

Friday, January 10, Morning Newscast

This morning's newscast is available for viewing below. Please click on the picture.