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"Relationships are the agents of change." Dr. Bruce Perry

Year 2 - The week ending April 7, 2023

Celebrating OUR Paraprofessionals and Aides

On Thursday we celebrated OUR PARAPROFESSIONALS and AIDES for EVERYTHING that they do for OUR GRAY HAWKS! We just want to take a moment to recognize and thank these outstanding professionals that serve OUR community:

Melissa Smith

Joni Gay

Nicki Mortell

Jim Cate

Dena Faulkner

Debbie Yazel

Velvet Lujan

Nicole Bogdan

Kristen Bernal

Judi Keeler

Angela Dinkel

Pierce Allen

Amalia Galacia

Thank you!!!

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Major Saver Campaign is Underway at Gray Hawk

Representatives from Major Savers were at Gray Hawk this past talking to the students about the district wide fundraiser. Major Saver cards can be purchased via cash, check, online at Families can also GO MOBILE with the Major Saver App., and create a CUSTOM LINK for your child that can be shared via social media or email. This link will automatically credit the online sale to your student when friends and family use the link to make their purchase!

Every card sold brings money back to Gray Hawk. These funds are used for a variety of things throughout the school year. Thank you for supporting OUR GRAY HAWKS.

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Information about xSEL Screener

Please read the attached letter about the xSEL Social Emotional Screener that was administered to students whose parents OPTED IN for their child(ren) to take it.

Additionally, the xSEL screener will be administered again beginning May 1. You may still opt-in your child to take the xSEL Survey. Please fill out the form here. Students who have already OPTED IN will take it again and parents do not need to do anything further. Please contact Dr. Springer if you have any questions.

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Tuesday was a very special day as we celebrated raising over $6000 for the American Heart Association! We all had a wonderful time laughing with OUR GRAY HAWKS and rolling in the slime!
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Unity in the Community Summer Bash is April 28

We are excited to see you all at OUR UNITY IN THE COMMUNITY SUMMER BASH on April 28 from 6 - 8 pm. We will have food, games, a dunk tank, inflatables, raffle baskets, and an opportunity to bid on staff-sponsored Gray Hawk experiences! Details to come!

SAVE the Date for 5th Grade Celebration

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Incoming 6th Grade Parent Night at BLMS

BLMS will be hosting a parent information night on Tuesday, May 2nd at 6 pm in the BLMS auditorium for all incoming 6th graders.

Gray Hawk Art Show May 4

Ms. Ramsey is still looking for a few more volunteers to help frame the artwork. Volunteers will help students mat their artwork and assemble everything together. If you or your child would like to keep their artwork a surprise for the Art Show, you are welcome to volunteer for a time when your child is not in the art room. This will give you the opportunity to experience the excitement and pride that goes into the framing day. Please check out the link below for available times.

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State Assessments are Underway

5th grade started their state assessments last week. They have completed their Kansas State Math Assessments and will be moving on to ELA next week. 3rd and 4th grade are jumping into the mix next week and starting their assessments. Check out the schedule below.

Please stress with your 3rd - 5th grader the importance of taking their time on their state assessments, getting a good night's sleep, and eating a healthy and nutritious breakfast.

State Assessment Schedule

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Basehor Earth Day Volunteers Needed

Volunteers are needed for the community wide celebration of the Basehor Earth Day. This annual event dresses you in a high vis vest, complete with trash bags, and disposable gloves. We gather in the parking lot of the First Baptist Church of Basehor (near the water tower), and split up into teams. The Basehor VFW has complimentary breakfast burritos to rev your volunteer engines, and we will gather for a group photo before we head out. There'll be a team leader in each group. We'll go over safety rules. The kind folks at Perky's will nourish us with gooey biscuits on our return from our morning of litter pickup.

There'll be first, second and third place judging for teams who find the coolest of trash. Keep your eyes open!

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Gray Hawk Neuro-News

Reducing the effects of significant adversity on young children’s healthy development is critical to the progress and prosperity of any society. Yet not all children experience lasting harm as a result of adverse early experiences. Some may demonstrate “resilience,” or an adaptive response to serious hardship. A better understanding of why some children do well despite early adversity is important because it can help us design policies and programs that help more children reach their full potential. Click here to access these three videos to get an overview of why resilience matters, how it develops, and how to strengthen it in children. - From the Center on the Developing Child at Harvard University.
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If you would like to recognize an adult at Gray Hawk, please fill out this brief form to let us know the "who" and the "why" and we will recognize that person with a certificate and recognition each Friday!

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