Gananda Blue Panther Gazette

Weekly Newsletter of Gananda Central School District

December 22, 2021

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TIES Program

Promoting participation in extracurricular and community activities, the TIES (Together Including Every Student) program provides effective support for children and young adults with developmental disabilities.
The program, sponsored through Gananda Central School District, is currently seeking both volunteers to help participants with developmental disabilities join activities, and participants who want to learn about their community and have fun with peers. Students in grades 8-12 are eligible to volunteer in the program, and youth between the ages of 8-21 are eligible to participate in the program.



Visit the Gananda website for more information and to fill out an application.


If you are interested in volunteering, participating, or have questions about TIES, contact TIES Coordinator Jennifer Letendre or ganandaties@gananda.org.

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Gananda Backpack Program

Gananda Central School District is proud to inform you that we are continuing the Gananda Backpack Program for the 2021-2022 school year! The program has been a great success for the last several years and we continue to expand our service and make modifications to the program to better meet the needs of our students and families.

The program is free to join, and will continue through the entire school year. If you choose to sign up, the Gananda Backpack Program will provide a bag of non-perishable food to your child towards the end of each week to eat over the weekend. Students who are enrolled will have their bags sent home with them on either Thursday or Friday. High school and middle school students will need to pick their bags up from the office. Elementary students will have their bags sent home in their backpacks.

To enroll your child in the program, please email Sue Thoen at sthoen@gananda.org and include the following information in the email:

Student name, grade level, address, phone number, best email and any allergies.


Your email will serve as implied consent to begin deliveries. Once an email is received deliveries will start the following Friday.

If you have any questions, please contact Gananda Backpack Program Director Sue Thoen at 315-986-3521, ext. 1824.

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Osgood-Schlatter disease

A childhood repetitive use injury that causes a painful lump below the kneecap.

Requires a Medical Diagnosis


Symptoms:


Pain areas: in the knee or leg below the knee

Also common: limping or a lump below knee


Treatment may require anti-inflammatories.

Usually resolves on its own, once the child's bones stop growing.

Physical Therapy may also be needed

Rest, Ice, Compression and Elevation may also help


Contact your physician with any further questions or concerns.

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Welcome to Mrs. Katy Lumb - Richard Mann Elementary Principal

We are excited to welcome Mrs. Katy Lumb (she/her/hers) to Gananda Central School District as the newly appointed Richard Mann Elementary Principal. Mrs. Lumb joins us with eight years of experience as an Elementary Principal in Clyde-Savannah Central School District where she helped facilitate the development of MTSS, championed Personalized Learning in all content areas, and established a student advisory board. She resides within the Gananda community, however, her home is located in the Wayne Central School District. We look forward to her building new relationships and partnerships with our students, staff and parents


Please join us in welcoming Mrs. Lumb in the new year.

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Middle School Yearbooks are on Sale Now!

Gananda Middle School yearbooks are on sale now! Visit the yearbook sales site to explore yearbook packages and to place an order.
Standard yearbooks are available for $22 and name stamping and icons are available for regular price.

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Order your Yearbook now!

The HS yearbook is now available to order at www.jostens.com/2022yearbook. Contact Rachel Zebulske with any questions.
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Gananda Dollars for Scholars News

Next Meeting:

Tuesday January 4 at 7:00 in the HS Library

*Please park in the gymnasium parking lot

**A mask is required inside


GDFS is looking for a new treasurer!

The duties of the treasurer are listed below:

  1. Receive and deposit all monies received by the chapter. Assign category to each item.

  2. Disburse money promptly as directed by the Board of Directors.

  3. Keep accurate bookkeeping records including expenses and receipts.

  4. Provide a statement of finances to the chapter as requested. Give a complete financial report at June’s Annual Meeting.

  5. Complete financial reports required by Scholarship America and submit on time.

6. Participate in Awards Ceremony Committee

Please contact Christine LoTempio at gdfscholars@gananda.org if you are interested in this position or have any questions


Did You Know….

  • that you can designate Gananda Dollars for Scholars as your charity of choice if you give to the United Way each year? Just include Code #3323 on your enrollment form and start giving today!

  • that many employers match your donation for your charity of choice? You can double your giving to Gananda Dollars for Scholars by inquiring with your employer's Business Office!

  • that Amazon has a charitable program? Just go to Amazonsmile.com and designate Gananda Dollars for Scholars as your charity of choice. Then use Amazonsmile the same exact way you would use regular Amazon and they will donate a percentage of your purchase to GDFS at no cost to you. Almost $1,200 has been raised from this method! Thanks to all who have participated!

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