Gananda Blue Panther Gazette

Weekly Newsletter of Gananda Central School District

June 14, 2021

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Last Day of School is Wednesday, June 23, 2021 for Pre-K through 8th Grade

The last day of school for our students in Pre-K through 8th grade will be on Wednesday, June 23. This is a half day. Dismissal times will be as follows:


Middle School: 10:40am

Elementary School 1st Run: 11:20am

Elementary School 2nd Run: 12pm

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Summer Swim Lessons Now Available!

You can now register for summer swim lessons at Richard Mann Elementary through Walworth Recreation! Pre-school through Level 6 lessons are available.


Also, weekly community swim is back Monday-Thursday from 6am-7:15am for $1 per person.


Please note: Masks are required when in the school buildings and not in the pool.


Visit the Gananda website for more information.

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Moving this Summer?

Just a friendly reminder, if you are moving this summer, please be sure to fill out the Change of Status Form located on our website. This form should be filled out for both moves within the district, and moves to outside the district. Forms can be submitted to your child's school office for processing.

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Kindergarten Registration

Registration began on Wednesday, March 10, for kindergarten in the 2021-2022 school year. Registration forms are available online or in person at the district office located in the Gananda Middle School at 1500 Dayspring Ridge, Walworth, NY 14568. *Please note: if you are currently enrolled in the Gananda UPK 4 program, you do not need to re-register for kindergarten.

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Look for signs of heat exhaustion

Cases of heat stroke spike during the summer months, and this can be life threatening in children. Prior to heat stroke, kids often show milder symptoms such as heat cramps and heat exhaustion. Make sure children take water breaks and wear lightweight clothing when playing outside. Learn how to recognize the signs:

Signs of heat exhaustion in children may include: An elevated body temperature, usually less than 104˚ Fahrenheit; Cool, clammy skin; Goosebumps; Fainting, dizziness or weakness; Headache; Increased sweating; Increased thirst; Irritability; Muscle cramps; Nausea and/or vomiting.

It's important to treat heat exhaustion immediately, as it can develop into heat stroke. If your child shows symptoms of heat exhaustion, you should: Bring your child to a cool, shaded place; Encourage him or her to drink cool fluids that contain salt (like sports drinks); Apply a cold wet towel or sponge to the skin © 2021 Children's Health

Contact your pediatrician if you have any questions or 911 in an emergency

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Helpful Documents

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The elementary students and staff have been working very hard on staying PROUD this year! They set a goal to earn 8,000 PROUD bucks as a school and they reached it! The in-person students will enjoy an extra PAT (Preferred Activity Time) on the playground and a popsicle. Our remote learners will receive a coupon from Marks Pizza. We are so PROUD of everyone's hard work!



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Kindergarten Screening for Fall 2021

Current Pre-K students attending school in person are assessed by our Pre-K teachers three times a year. The last assessment period has begun and runs through early June.


For anyone registering their child now for Kindergarten in the Fall of 2021, or if your child has not been attending school in person this year,
there will be screening dates available in late June, July and early August. We will reach out to families and make those connections.

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Now Open: Enrollment for RMES's YMCA Before and After School Program (BASP)

Some info about BASP:


  • AM care begins at 7am (we dismiss the kids when it's time to go to school)
  • PM care runs until 6pm
  • Preferential pricing is given to YMCA members (it is recommended to open a youth membership, as you will actually save money in the long run) but the program is open to all
  • We focus on our 9 core components: academic enrichment, college and career exploration, 21st century skills, service learning, arts education, leadership development, health and wellness, global learning, and parent and family engagement.
  • Within that framework, families can expect their child(ren) to receive help on homework, complete fun art projects, science experiences, play active games and sports, and make lasting and impactful relationships with their peers and counselors
  • 2021-2022 AM Care registration link here
  • 2021-2022 PM Care registration link here

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RMES Lost and Found

RMES virtual lost and found has many, many items. Most are winter clothes (hats, coats, gloves) that have been left behind. Check out the link to see if an item is yours. There only a few weeks left before the end of the year. Please email mverstraete@gananda.org or jkersten@gananda.org if you want to claim an item.

View the lost and found at: https://www.parentsquare.com/feeds/5673561

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Richard Mann Elementary PBIS Staff Members of the Week


Congratulations to Kerry Smith for being our PBIS staff winner! Kerry has so much kindness and compassion for all staff and students. She goes above and beyond when it comes to academics and social-emotional support. We thank you for all that you do for us

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This year the Lost & Found has gone virtual. Please check out our post on ParentSquare.

If you recognize an item please send an emal to Missy Nims providing your child's name and we will get the item to your child.

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Important End of the Year Information

Please make note of the following:
  • Moving Up Day:
    • June 15th for students in Groups 1 and 3, generally last names A-K (11:30-2:20)
    • June 16th for students in Group 2 and 3, generally last names L-Z (11:30-2:20)
    • Lunch will be served, followed by students receiving yearbooks and other activities
  • Friday, June 18: No school for grades 9-12 only.
Links:

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Gananda Dollars for Scholars News and Events

GDFS is Looking for Volunteers

There are so many good reasons to volunteer. Contact GDFScholars@gananda.org if you are interested to learn more!


GDFS next meeting date is June 15 at 7 pm in person at Long Acre Farms located at 1342 Eddy Rd. All are invited to attend.

Purchase a Tile and Support Gananda Dollars for Scholars

5th Grader Moving Up to Middle School

8th Grader Joining the High School

High School Graduate

A Favorite Teacher

A Retirement Gift for Faculty or Staff

A Dedication

These are just a few of the events that you can commemorate with a Foundations of the Future Tile for your intended recipient! The personalized tile will leave a mark on the building they left, never to be forgotten. Prices are laid out in the pamphlets. Each building has slightly different pricing. Here is the link to the forms. All proceeds fund 6 Foundations of the Future given annually. Consider ordering today! You can find the order forms and more information on the Gananda website.

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Amazon Smile

Order from AmazonSmile! Designate Gananda Dollars for Scholars as your charity of choice at no cost to you. Amazon will donate .5% of your purchase. Over $800 has been raised to date! Sign up today!


Did you know that you can start gathering volunteer hours as soon as you leave 8th grade? Just download a volunteer log from the Gananda Dollars for Scholars webpage, and start recording your high school volunteer experience!

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