The Gayman Gazette

"What Is Your Gift"

September 25, 2015

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Upcoming Important Dates

  • October 1st - Picture Day
  • October 2nd - 3rd Grade Embryology Presentation
  • October 2nd - 5th Grade to Peace Valley Nature Center
  • October 5th - Evacuation drill to Tohickon Middle School
  • October 5th - 9th - Book Fair
  • October 7th - 3rd Grade to Honey Hollow (Hofmann and Snyder)
  • October 8th - 3rd Grade to Honey Hollow (Flanagan and Pisch)
  • October 9th - Author Visit for Grades 3 - 6
  • October 14th - 6th Grade Ropes Course - In School
  • October 15th & 16th - Ropes Course @ Elbow Lane
  • October 16th - 2nd Grade to Plumstead Quarry
  • October 16th - 6th Grade Hayride Event @ 8:30 PM
  • October 21st - 3rd Grade PEN to Doylestown Architecture
  • October 22nd - AM Kindergarten to None Such Farm @ 8:45 AM
  • October 22nd - PM Kindergarten to None Such Farm @ 12:45 PM
  • October 22nd - 3rd Grade But Night @ 5:45 PM

Race For Education

The 7th annual Gayman HSA Race For Education fundraiser will be held on Friday, October 23rd, 2015.

Remember RFE mailing labels are due this Monday, September 28th!

Race times will be:

Kindergarten, 1st and 2nd Grade: 8:55 AM - 9:55 AM

5th and 6th Grade: 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

PM Kindergarten, 3rd and 4th Grade: 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

The RFE is the Gayman Home & School Association's primary fundraiser. We are raising funds for our school's events, activities, field trips, and classroom resources. Additionally, this year we hope to gain improved resources for our school's library and our Gayman Players Theatre Group.

Your participation is greatly appreciated!!

Gayman Directory Now Available

The Gayman Family 2015-2016 Directory has been updated and posted to the Gayman Website under the Home & School tab. Please note that all information is extracted from the parent portal.

The directory is for informational use only and should not be used for solicitation or business purposes.

The password is Mustang2015$ (case sensitive).

Any questions regarding the Directory should be referred to

Kids Care Club Meeting - Bucks County Audobon Gets Spooky

Kids Care Club is a Gayman Home and School Club that generally meets once a month after school, with additional school wide activities and on location events.

In past years, our club has had over 100 active members. Each month we use "kid power" to help needy organizations in our local community. Kids can attend as little or as often as they like.

Last year we worked with the local Audubon Society, a children's hospital, a wild animal shelter, food bank, sick children's fund, nursing home and women's shelter. Our meetings are hands on, interactive and educational. Our kids do "fun" fundraising and sometimes the whole school participates for a worthy cause.


OUR OCTOBER THEME is "Bucks County Audubon Gets Spooky"

Come and join Diane Smith from the Audubon Society as they get ready for their annual "Haunted Trails" event. Our club will be making spooky pumpkins, learning how to help our Bucks County Environment and creating original art work that will be on display for their spooky fundraiser.

When: Thursday, October 8th

Where: In the library

Time: 3:15 - 4:30 PM; please note forms must be returned by Monday, October 5th

To register click here.

For questions please contact Claudine Piechotta (Kids Care Club chair) @ or Caroline Orford (Kids Care Club co-chair) @

Volunteers Needed For Various Committees

The GHSA Board is still in need of volunteers for two committees:

Cooking Committee - Co-Chair
Winter Clubs - Chair, Co-Chair and Daily Leaders

Blood Drive - Chair

If you are able to Chair/Co-Chair one of these events, please click on the link below.

Thank you!
GHSA Board

Book Fair Is Coming

The Book Fair is coming to Gayman Elementary October 6th-8th. The Committee is looking for volunteers to assist students with shopping, restocking of books and help with sales. If you are able to help, please click on the link below to choose a date and time that works best for you. As a reminder, all volunteers MUST have their clearances done and on file with CBSD.

If you have any questions, please contact Sue Bauer ( or Grisselle Laborde-Gabriel (

Make A Big Smile

Thursday, October 1st is Picture Day at Gayman. Please remember to have your child bring the completed picture form with the exact payment amount to school in the morning. Orders will be accepted through Barksdale's on-line service at

If your child is absent we have scheduled a picture re-take date for Tuesday, November 10, 2105.

Michael Northrop Coming To Gayman

Gayman is excited to welcome Michael Northrop to our School on October 9.

He will be visiting students in Grades 3-6. Book Order forms were sent home in this week’s Friday folders and are due September 29. An additional copy is available on the library website at:

All books purchased through the library program will be signed by author when he visits.

Please contact Mrs. Thomas at if you have any questions.

Calling All Bakers!!!

The library is looking for volunteers to donate baked goods to the library bake sale at Book Fair Family Night (October 7: 3:30-7:30). The proceeds from the bake sale provide the library the flexibility to purchase small items we need during the year including:

Book Dedications for Spirit Day;

Craft Supplies for primary book clubs;

Materials to create felt boards for Kindergarten and first grade students;

Seasonal decorations for the library.

Please e-mail Mrs. Thomas ( if you are interested in donating an item for the sale.

All donations can be dropped off at the office or brought to the library on the day of the sale.

Please try to individually bag or wrap cookies/brownies. Cupcakes do not need to be bagged.

Any items containing peanuts, coconut, or tree nuts MUST be labeled and wrapped for the sale.

We thank you for your support—it truly helps us make our library GREAT!

3rd/4th Grade Parent-Child Book Club

The Gayman Library is excited to announce our FIRST parent-child book club, open to all students in 3rd and 4th grade. We will be reading Michael Northrop’s Book of the Dead (Book 1 in his TombQuest series). Book club will meet in the library on Monday, October 12, 19, and 26 from 5:30-6:30. Please click here for the registration form! Books can be ordered through our author visit program (20% discount) and will be signed by the author. Click here for Michael Northrop's Book Order Form.

Box Tops and Labels For Education

It's time to empty your drawers and send in your envelopes and baggies with the "Neatly Trimmed" Box Tops and Labels for Education that you've been saving.

You can also send in your Redner's receipts (with the Save-A-Tape card amount), Coke Rewards caps/codes and Tyson's A+ labels.

We will keep running classroom tallies and the classrooms that send in the 3 highest amounts of Box Tops and 3 highest amounts of Labels for Ed will win end of the year parties.

Lastly, If you haven't already done it this school year - PLEASE register your GIANT Rewards card for Gayman to earn Big Bucks throughout the winter!

THANKS for helping Gayman earn $$!!!

Entry Into The School At The End Of The School Day

With the opening of new main office and trying to remain consistent with past practice, the front door will remain unlocked until 4:00 PM. Visitors will still need to be buzzed into the office, however, the office staff may not always be available to permit access after 3:40 PM.

A student will only be allowed to retrieve homework, books, etc. after the end of the school day if the teacher is in the classroom and gives permission.

Boomerang Awards

This year, Gayman will continue to accept nominations for the Boomerang Award, which is our way of honoring students who best demonstrate their own developmental assets. What are Developmental Assets? Students possessing a combination of “40 Assets” are typically most successful in school and in life. These assets have the power to influence choices young people make and help them become caring, responsible adults. For a complete listing of the 40 Developmental Assets visit:

September: #26 - CARING. Young person places high value on helping other people. He/she thinks about ways of helping others and is motivated to initiate kind and thoughtful acts.

9/11 Heroes Run

9/11 Heroes Run . . .

It's not too late to register for the 9/11 Heroes Run! The 5K and 1 mile race is set for September 27th this year at the Fonthill Museum with a great course through beautiful Doylestown Borough. Please join Central Bucks School District as they support this very worthy event. Registration is simple and easy, and students, families, and friends can register as a team and compete together. Each team can manage their runners and their team from their very own "page." Just visit their site for additional information.

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