Gayman Gazette

Celebrating 60 Years of Education! October 26th Edition

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Mark Your Calendar

OCTOBER:

  • Tuesday, October 26th @ 7:30PM: CBSD School Board Meeting
  • Wednesday, October 27th @ 8:00AM: Student Council Meeting (in Library)
  • Thursday, October 28th: CB Online Materials Pick Up
  • Friday, October 29th @ 9:00AM: Halloween Parade
  • Friday, October 29th: Early Dismissal (1st-12th)/ PM Kindergarten Reports to School/ Teacher In-Service Day
  • Saturday, October 30th @3:30-5:30PM: GHSA Trunk or Treat
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NOVEMBER:

  • Monday, November 1st @ 9:00AM: Rain Date for the Halloween Parade
  • Monday, November 1st @ 3:30-7:00PM: Scholastic Book Fair (in the cafeteria)
  • Tuesday, November 2nd: General Election Day - Live Online Instruction
  • Tuesday, November 2nd @ 3:00-6:30PM: Scholastic Book Fair (in the cafeteria)
  • Thursday, November 4th: Diwali/ No School
  • Sunday, November 7th: Daylights Savings Time
  • Wednesday, November 10th @ 8:00AM: Student Council (in the library)
  • Thursday, November 11th: Veteran's Day! Show your patriotic spirit! Wear Red, White, and Blue.
  • Thursday, November 11th: CB Online Material Pick Up
  • Monday, November 15th: Celebrating 60 Kick off! Wear your 60th anniversary t-shirt.
  • Friday, November 19th: Gayman Day! Dress like the 1960s!
  • Wednesday, November 17th: Gayman Picture Retakes Day
  • Wednesday, November 24th: Teacher In-Service Day / No School
  • Thursday, November 25th and Friday, November 26th: Happy Thanksgiving / No School


Click here for the 2021-2022 District Calendar.

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Halloween News & Information

Click here for the GHSA Trunk or Treat flier.

Halloween Parade Route

The Halloween parade will be on Friday, October 29th at 9:00AM. (Rain date: Monday, Nov. 1st. If the parade is postponed, the decision will be made by 4:00PM on Thursday.) Parking will be limited. If possible, please consider carpooling.


Students will walk out of the front building (near the flag pole) and parade on our sidewalk around the school. After reaching Burnt House Hill Road, they will turn and walk to the back playground and re-enter the building by the gymnasium. Our goal is to extend the parade route, so that we can maximize our time outside. NOTE: Due to the longer parade route, we will walk the parade route ONE time.


Kindergarten students will lead the parade, followed consecutively by the other grades.


Students are welcome to wear their costumes to school. Please have your child bring their masks and/or accessories to school in a bag with your child's name on the bag. Please use your best judgement in costume selection. Costumes of a violent nature are discouraged. There should be no weapons of any kind brought to school on Halloween.

Kindergarten Parade Plans

October 29th is a half-day of school. PM kindergarten attends.


All AM Kindergarten students
are invited to participate in the outdoor parade. Please bring your child to the entrance under the large Gayman Elementary School sign, in front of the school, by 8:45AM. Mrs. Feher will bring the AM class to Ms. Cell's room where they will lead the parade. Please pick up your child after the parade at the drop-off location.

Halloween Parties

If you would like to drop off games, craft items, or food for a Halloween party, please feel free to leave items in the main office this week. All items should be labeled with the grade and the teacher's name. The office staff will bring the items to the classroom.

Trunk or Treat!

You're invited to our "Trunk or Treat" on October 30th!


Thank you to all the families who have either offered to host a car or attend our trunk or treat. GHSA is excited and can’t wait to see the kids dressed up! If you haven’t sent in your rsvp or payment, please do so by Wednesday. Click HERE to sign up.

Veteran's Day Celebration

Click here to honor your family and friend with a Wall of Heroes poster.

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Wall of Heroes

To honor the men and women who have served, we are creating a Wall of Heroes! Please feel free to choose one template, add a photo or draw a picture, and then, send it in with your child. Your family member/friend will be honored on our Wall of Heroes!


These posters will be hanging in the main hallway of Gayman for the month of November.

Veteran Guest Speakers: Nov. 11th

At Gayman Elementary School, we believe in honoring the men and women who serve, and have served, in our military. Their dedication to this country is valued and appreciated!


To mark this special day, we are hosting "Veteran Class Speakers". Any veteran, or someone currently serving in the military, is invited to speak to a class. The time of the presentation will be determined by the teacher and speaker.


A 20-minute presentation would include:

  • A description of your military job/responsibilities
  • A favorite memory from your service
  • Questions from the students


Ideally, we need 20 veterans. NOTE: While we will make every effort to match you with your child's (grandchild's) class, you may be speaking to a different class. Email Jennifer Costello at jcostello@cbsd.org, if you are interested before November 1st.


To all of our veterans - thank you for your service!

Flags on the Lawn

We invite our community to share the names of their military friends and family. For every name shared, a flag will be placed on the Gayman lawn to honor that individual. Thank you!


Submit the veteran's name here.

Gayman Elementary School

Click here to access the Gayman Elementary School website.

Studying Worms

Our 5th grade students are carefully examining worm bodies and their adaptations.

Attention 5th & 6th Grade Students!

Reading Olympics Teams are forming! Reading Olympics is a reading competition facilitated by the Bucks County IU in which 5th and 6th grade students work on teams to read a list of 25 books. They will compete against other Bucks County schools by answering questions about their reading in April.


For more information, please see our welcome letter or email our librarian, Mrs. Thomas hthomas@cbsd.org.

Last Call for Cereal!

It's time to show the domino effect of kindness! So far we have collected over 100 boxes of cereal, help us get to 200! We will be collecting cereal boxes until October 29th.
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Improper Fractions

Our 5th grade students are up to the challenge ... a math challenge! Can you draw a picture to explain an improper fraction?
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Join a GHSA Committee

The Gayman Home & School Association relies on our parent volunteers to help us successfully run school programs. Getting involved in committees is a great way to meet other parents and help enhance the Gayman educational/social experience with fun activities for our kids!

To sign up, please click the following link https://forms.gle/AxygofsNepFziU2y.

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Central Bucks School District News and Information

Click here to access the Parent Resource page for the CBSD.

Kindergarten Registration

Visit www.cbsd.org/register for more details, including necessary documents to gather in order to register your kindergarten students. PLEASE CONSIDER REGISTERING RIGHT AWAY IN ORDER TO AID THE DISTRICT IN ITS PLANNING FOR 2022-2023.

International Travel & Technology Access

The Technology and Innovation Department blocks Microsoft Office 365 logins to Outlook, OneDrive, ClassLink, and Canvas from foreign countries. This aids in protecting our CBSD user accounts and organization from malicious computer attacks from outside of the United States.


Students who travel cannot assume their devices will work once they leave the United States. For student out-of-country access requests, please know that access to technology for vacations will not be approved at this time.

Attendance

Parents and guardians are able to submit an absence request via the Parent Portal. When a student is absent from school, but the school did not receive communication from the parent or guardian, a text message and email will be sent.


All attendance questions can be directed to Christine Stevens, cstevens@cbsd.org, in the Gayman Office.

Volunteer Now

To volunteer or chaperone, your clearances must be up-to-date.


If your clearances are current, upload them into the App Garden - Volunteer Tracker. If your clearances have expired, or you need to begin the clearance process, click on the Required Documents for the directions. For more information, consult the Human Resources Volunteer Required Paperwork webpage.

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Gayman Student Handbook 2021-2022

As polices change, the CBSD school board policies will supersede the Gayman Student Handbook.