Gaines Elementary Newsletter

June 9, 2017

What's Happening at Gaines Elementary School

June 9th – 5th grade fun night. Our 5th grade students will be celebrating the end of their elementary career by having the cafeteria, gym, and pool at the Middle School

6:00 - 9:00 PM all to them selves.

June 12th – Musical “Celebration of Learning” at the PAC. We are so excited for this wonderful program where our students can show off their musical talent! Students wear your "Blue Ribbon" t-shirt and jeans. If you do not have a blue ribbon t-shirt, just wear a blue shirt. Please join us at 6:00PM.

June 14th – Last day of school – dismissal at noon.


Our Penny War raised $589.50.

Our charity basket ball game raised $2471.40 for The Children's Miracle Network.

Thank you to our Gaines Elementary PTO. our awesome staff, and all others who helped to make these events successful.



We have a table in the hall with a lot of clothing, shoes, gloves, etc. Anything not picked up by noon on Wednesday, June 14th (last day of school) will be donated to a local church in Swart Creek.


All inhaers, Epi-Pens, medications, cough drops, etc. not picked up by noon on Wednesday, June 14th (last day of school) will be disposed of.


Report cards will be sent home with your child on the last day of school. If your child owes money for lost books, negative breakfast/lunch balances, etc. their report card will be held until the debt is paid.


Yearbooks will go home next week.


Eat Breakfast at School

Mornings can be really crazy…the alarm doesn’t go off…the kids don’t want to get up…there is no time to eat breakfast before the bus comes…or they’re just not ready to eat. Or maybe your teenager grabs a can of soda and a candy bar on the way to school. If this sounds like your house, we have good news for you.

Breakfast is served at school! Times: elementary 8:25 am/middle 7:15 am/ high 7:10 am School breakfast will give your child a healthily start to the day. A nutritious breakfast helps students be more alert so they can learn more in class. Breakfast has vitamins and nutrients for a strong and healthy body. Menus includes: whole grain items, cereal, fruit & milk choices.

Breakfast at school is affordable, too (K-5 $1.25/ 6-12 $1.35/ reduced .30 K-12). It you qualify for free and reduced price meals, you also qualify for the breakfast program, with no additional paperwork. You can’t find a healthy breakfast at such a low cost anywhere else.

Help your child start the day right with school breakfast.

For the Safety Of Our Students Please Review our Student Drop-Off and Pick-Up Procedures

Thank you to our parents and family members who are following the "ONE WAY" traffic each morning and afternoon. For those Gaines families that don't know, when dropping off and picking up students you MUST enter at the driveway by the kickball field and exit next to the building across from the swings and basketball court. The front of the school is for bus traffic in the morning and afternoon. PLEASE DO NOT drop your child/children on the opposite side of the street from the front of our building. This can be very dangerous, especially when they are walking in between the buses and cannot be seen by the bus drivers. Please be cautious and watch for students who may be outside when you arrive. The second set of cones are set up until 3:35 pm. If you are visiting school between 9:00 am and 2:45 pm you may park in front of the building ONLY during these times. All visitors are required to check in at the office and receive a visitors pass that MUST be worn so that staff members can see it and will know you have checked in. Please remember that the safety of our students is our number one priority.

Gaines Lunch and Recess Schedule

Kindergarten recess 12:00 - 12:15 pm; Lunch 12:20 - 12:40 pm

First grade recess 12:10 - 12:30 pm; Lunch 12:30 - 12:50 pm

Second grade recess 12:20 - 12:40 pm; Lunch 12:40 - 1:00 pm

Third grade recess 12:05 - 12:25 pm; Lunch 12:25 - 12:45 pm

Fourth grade recess 12:15 - 12:35 pm; Lunch 12:35 - 12:55 pm

4/5 & Fifth grade recess 12:25 - 12:45 pm; Lunch 12:45 - 1:05 pm

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