Gaines Elementary Newsletter

March 1, 2018

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Our Food Service Deprtment is in need of part time help. If you are interested in part time employment please contact Michael Wensel, Director of Dining Services at (810) 591-1858.

Our Transportation Department is also in need of part time help. If you are interested in part time employment please contact RC Hunt, Director of Operations at (810) 591-2114.

What's Happening at Gaines Elementary School

Daddy Daughter Dance

This annual event will be held on Friday, March 2nd, 6:00 - 9:00 PM at The Swartz Creek Cage Field House. The theme is Candyland. This dance is for all kindergarten through fifth grade girls from all five of our elementary schools. Tickets are $25.00 per couple (additional child $5.00) and are now available in our school office. If writing a check please make it payable to Swartz Creek Middle School (SCMS). Photographers will be on site taking pictures which can be ordered for an additional fee.

Swartz Creek Girls Youth Softball League Sign-Up

March 6th & March 8th, 6:00 - 8:00 PM at The Swartz Creek Cage Field House. SCGYSL is not part of Swartz Creek Community Education. For questions and additional information please contact Karen Hinspeter at 810-621-2316

March 2nd - Dr. Seuss's Birthday. Read one of his books.

March 5th - Read a t-shirt day

March 6th - Spring picture day

March 7th - Create a book cover at school

March 9th - Flashlight Friday reading

March 13th - Used book swap with a buddy

March 14th - Early release day

March 15th - Read a joke book day. Share a favorite joke with the class.

March 16th - Dress as your favorite book character

March 19th - Slip into a good book. Wear your slippers today.

March 20th - Donuts with Dad

March 21st - Buffalo Wild Wings Student Council fundraiser 5:00 - 9:00pm (Miller Rd Store)

March 22nd - Read a hat day

March 23rd - Book/movie comparison at school

March 26th - D.E.A.R. (drop everything and read)

March 28th - PJ day and read to a stuffed animal day

March 29th - Half day of school. Dismissal at 11:55am. End of 3rd marking period. Spring break begins. School resumes April 9th.


Gym (popcorn) - 3/2

Music (popcorn) - 3/9

Mrs. Stackpole (bake sale) - 3/16

STEM Lab (popcorn) - 3/23

Technology (popcorn) - 3/29


March 5th - 9th

Hannah Volkening

Gabby Allen

Colton McGuire

Sean Dixon

March 12th - 16th

Gabbie Guest

Christiana Mata

Alex Shay

Austin Luther

March 19th - 23rd

Luke Charles

Evan Dewey

Sean Dixon

Leland Dean

March 26th - 30th

Tegan Hoover

Matthew Miles

Kohl Neal

Madeline McGrath

Official, Fun, Crazy & Bizarre Holidays

March is:

National reading month

Adopt a rescued guinea pig month

Expanding girls' horizons in science & engineering month

International ideas month

International listening month

Mad for plaid month

Music in our schools month

National craft month

National frozen food month

National Kite month

National noodle month

National peanut month

Sing with your child month

Yoth art month

For the Safety Of Our Students Please Review our Student Drop-Off and Pick-Up Procedures

Thank you to our parents and family members who are following the "ONE WAY" traffic each morning and afternoon. For those Gaines families that don't know, when dropping off and picking up students you MUST enter at the driveway by the kickball field and exit next to the building across from the swings and basketball court. The front of the school is for bus traffic in the morning and afternoon. PLEASE DO NOT drop your child/children on the opposite side of the street from the front of our building. This can be very dangerous, especially when they are walking in between the buses and cannot be seen by the bus drivers. Please be cautious and watch for students who may be outside when you arrive. The second set of cones are set up until 3:35 pm. If you are visiting school between 9:00 am and 2:45 pm you may park in front of the building only during these times. All visitors are required to check in at the office and receive a visitors pass that MUST be worn so that staff members can see it and will know you have checked in. Please remember that the safety of our students is our number one priority.

Gaines Lunch and Recess Schedule

Kindergarten recess 12:00 - 12:15 pm; Lunch 12:20 - 12:40 pm

First grade recess 12:05 - 12:25 pm; Lunch 12:25 - 12:45 pm

Second grade recess 12:10 - 12:30 pm; Lunch 12:30 - 12:50 pm

Third grade recess 12:15 - 12:35 pm; Lunch 12:35 - 12:45 pm

Fourth grade recess 12:15 - 12:35 pm; Lunch 12:35 - 12:55 pm

4/5 grade recess12:20 - 12:40 pm; 12:40 - 1:00 pm

Fifth grade recess 12:25 - 12:45 pm; Lunch 12:45 - 1:05 pm

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Student Birthdays

March Birthdays

Degan Hakes

Hayden Ashley

Ella Scruggs

Jacob Dixon

Lilyana Owen

Wyatt Murray

Tristan Curtis

Levi Brabec

Annabel Chesser

Calvin Sharp

Eve Grounds

Rylie Schabel

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