The Gayman Gazette

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April 11, 2014

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Upcoming Important Dates

  • April 12th - Gayman Spring Cleanup
  • April 15th & 16th – NO Kindergarten – Teacher/Parent Portfolio Conferences
  • April 17th – Early Dismissal at 11:55 AM (AM Kindergarten Reports – No PM Kindergarten); Parent/Teacher Portfolio Conferences
  • April 18th – Good Friday – No School
  • April 24th – Kids Care Club @ 3:30 PM
  • April 25th – 5th Grade to Philadelphia
  • April 25th – 4th Grade to Regal Cinema
  • April 28th – 1st Grade to Graeme Park (Mrs. Bullard & Mrs. Sinn)
  • April 29th – Young Author’s Day
  • April 30th – 1st Grade to Graeme Park (Mrs. Klebba & Mrs. McEachern)
  • April 30th – BBQ Lunch
  • May 1st – Jump Rope for the Heart
  • May 5th - 2nd Grade to Churchville Nature Center
  • May 5th – PEN Invention Convention at Gayman
  • May 7th – 6th Grade to Tohickon
  • May 7th – Art Expo – Grade K-3 (5:00 – 6:00 PM)
  • May 7th – Art Expo – Grade 4-6 (6:15 – 7:15 PM)
  • May 10th – Spring Carnival – 10:30 AM – 2:30 PM

Dinosaur Research Hits 3rd Grade

After reading several non-fiction passages about all that can be learned by looking underneath the Earth's surface and a story about dinosaurs, 3rd graders decided to "dig up" some information for themselves! The 3rd graders each researched a specific dinosaur, wrote a report, and created a PowerPoint presentation that allowed each child to share his or her new found knowledge. Parents were invited in for a research reception as a way to celebrate the hard work of these super scientists!

Gayman Grounds Spring Clean Up Open House

Come out and help get Gayman spruced up for spring! Please join the Grounds Committee as they clean up the gardens around the school. No experience necessary and all are welcome!

When: Saturday, April 12th

Time: 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Rain or Shine!

If you have any questions please contact Alicia Mangiacapre at

"Taking Pride In Keeping Gayman Grounds A Great Place To Grow"

Earth Day Project

In honor of Earth Day the Kids Care Club will be learning how fruits and vegetables grow in the earth from our own Mr. Grace. The cihldren will help the Gayman Grounds Committee spruce up the school by weeding and planting flowers outside.

Students will also be asked to bring a favorite non-perishable food to donate to the Bucks County Housing Group.

When: Thursday, April 24th

Time: Immediately after school until 5:00 PM

All grades are invited!!

To sign up for the Earth Day Project click here.

A Fine Line

This week students at Gayman had the unique opportunity to visit the Bucks County Artmobile which is an art museum for all ages housed in a 48-foot semi trailer. The Artmobile travels throughout Bucks County from September to June, visiting all 13 school districts and many public sites. The theme for this exhibit was A Fine Line. Students learned that to draw you need something to draw on, something to draw with and something to draw. A pencil and paper are still the most popular items used for drawing. It was fun to see that lines can be happy and even made in art. After a brief presentation, students had the opportunity to explore various activities in the Artmobile. Here's what a few first graders thought about the museum on wheels:

  • I liked doing the scavenger hunt with my friend.
  • I liked the whiteboard where you could build stuff from junk.
  • I liked putting together the puzzle. It was challenging.
  • I liked doing the self-portrait. I've never written on a mirror before.
  • I liked making sentences out of pictures.
  • It was fun to watch the commercial made from the artist's drawing.

Thank you Home & School for sponsoring this worthwhile exhibit!

5th Grade Wins Gala for Second Consecutive Month!

Mr. Maduzia's class was the worthy recipient of the March Gayman Gala. Dining to music by candlelight gave way to an enjoyable experience for all. Congratulations to the boys and girls in Mr. Maduzia's class on a job well done! Keep up the great work in the cafeteria!!

April Boomerang Award

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: www.

April: #25 Reading for Pleasure. Young person reads for pleasure most days of the week, either alone, with family members, or with friends.

The Talent Show Is Coming Soon

Do you have a special talent you would like to share with your classmates, friends and parents? This may be your chance to show everyone your special talent!

When: May 19th

Time: 6:30 PM

For guidelines and complete details click here.

Take Me Out To The Ball Game

Please join the Family Fun Night Committee on Saturday, June 21st to see the IronPigs take on the Columbus Clippers!

Where: Coca Cola Park, Allentown, PA

When: Saturday, June 21st

Time: 6:35 pm (gates open at 5:20 pm)

Cost: $10/ticket (includes $2.00 ballpark credit per ticket); parking is $3.00 per car

For complete details click here.

Hooray for Reading Olympics

We would like to congratulate all our Reading Olympians for a job well done at this week's competition. The Purple Latin Bookworms earned blue ribbons, the Tomato Monkeys earned red ribbons, the Purple Llamas earned red ribbons, and the Thunder Pop-Tarts earned green ribbons. It was an exciting night of sharing the students love of reading. Good work, Reading Olympians!!!

Friday, April 11, Morning Newscast

The newscast is available for viewing below. The password required to view the taped newscast is Mustang.