Gananda Blue Panther Gazette

Weekly Newsletter of Gananda Central School District

January 8, 2020

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Can Drive this Saturday, January 11

The Gananda Baseball team will be holding a can drive on Saturday, January 11. Leave your cans and bottles in your driveway between 12:00 and 3:00 pm and players will be around to collect them. They have also created a form for you to fill out to let them know if you have cans and bottles to donate and where they can pick them up.

Money raised will help purchase equipment for the team and assist in training opportunities.


Thank you in advance for the assistance!

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See Something, Say Something

The safety of our students and staff is a top priority. If you see or hear of something that would impact the safety of students, staff, or community members, please report it to the email address below:

SaySomething@gananda.org

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Nominate a Gananda Staff Member For Recognition!

Gananda PTO is seeking nominations from parents and students to recognize a Gananda staff member who has a positive impact on students, supports other staff, inspires those around them, or demonstrates any other positive traits. One staff member will be selected by the Gananda PTO and will be featured on the PTO webpage and the PTO Facebook Page. Additionally, members selected each month will also be invited to attend a luncheon at the end of the year as a thank you for their contributions. Any district employee can be nominated by emailing gpto@gananda.org. Nominations will be accepted until July 27, 2020.
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Universal Pre-K Program Registration

Registration Information:

Registration for September 2020 UPK classes begins January 13, 2020. Registration packets are available on the Gananda website or by visiting the District Office located in the Gananda Middle School at 1500 Dayspring Ridge, Walworth, NY 14568.

Registration is open to all 3 and 4-year old children that reside in the Gananda Central School District until classes are full. To qualify for the UPK program your child must be 3 or 4-years of age by December 1, 2020. If your child will be 5-years old on or before December 1, 2020, they will not be eligible for the Gananda UPK program per the New York State Education Department. They will need to enroll in kindergarten or a private preschool program.


Class Offerings:

We currently offer a half day 3-year old morning program, and an afternoon 4-year old program, five days a week, Monday through Friday for our UPK students. We will also offer a full-day 4-year old program Monday - Friday.


Bussing:

All UPK students will be bused to school and back home at the end of their school day. Transportation is only provided to addresses within the Gananda CSD.

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Now Hiring!

Gananda Central School District is now hiring for substitute clerical/secretarial support. This is a great opportunity for retirees, parents looking to get back into the workforce, or anyone looking to work in an office environment. For complete details and contact information visit the job listing on our website. Be sure to check out all of our openings on the Employment page of our website.

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I heard....is it true?

Gananda Central School District recognizes the importance of communication with parents, community members, students and staff. While every effort is made to ensure that accurate information is shared, it is not uncommon for rumors or myths to be circulating throughout the community. As such, we have started a page on our website entitled, "Fact Checker Page." This page is dedicated to providing accurate information about GCSD. If you see or hear information about GCSD that you believe is inaccurate you can have it fact checked! Please send your contact information, the facts you would like checked, and where you found the information to Shannon Bergstresser, Public Relations Specialist, at: Sbergstresser@gananda.org. The first fact check: The turf field cannot be used for JV or Varsity Football Games. Is it true? Check out the answer on the Fact Checker Page!

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Did you know?

Did you know you should place a knocked out permanent tooth in a glass/container of milk or water while transporting to the Dentist office.

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Helpful Documents

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5th Grade Family Fun Night

Come support the 5th graders with a night of family fun on Friday, January 24, 2020 from 6-8 pm at Richard Mann Elementary School. There will be pizza, candy, soda, and baked goods for sale at the event. Of course, the famous raffle will also be taking place with lots of great prizes to win! The cost is $5 per person or $10 per family.

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Attention Fifth Grade Parents

All fifth graders receive a memory book at the end of fifth grade highlighting their years here at Richard Mann Elementary. This book is organized and funded through parents. Our only fundraiser is the annual Family Fun Night which will be held Friday, January 24, 2020 from 6-8 PM.

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Activity Night this Friday!

NJHS will sponsor an activity night on Friday, January 10 from 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm at the middle school. Admission is $5 and food and drinks will be available to purchase.
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Order your Yearbook Now!

The Gananda Middle School Yearbook is now available to order online. Yearbooks can be ordered at Lifetouch's website between now and April 3, 2020.

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Yearbooks are On Sale Now!

Keep your high school memories forever and order a yearbook today! Yearbooks are available to purchase online at Josten's website. The cost of the yearbook is $50.

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