Gaines Elementary Newsletter

April 18, 2017

What's Happening at Gaines Elementary School

April 19th - PTO Mornings With Mom 8:00 - 8:40 AM

April 21st - Student Council Penny War ends. Please help us raise enough funds for our favorite assembly, Science Alive. The winners will be treated to an extra recess and ice cream sundae.

April 21st - Me and My Guy Dance at Swartz Creek Middle School 6:30 - 8:30 PM. Tickets are now available in our school office and are $15.00 per couple and $5.00 for each additional ticket.

Please note that you can always access our calendar of events on our Gaines Elementary homepage. The link is at the bottom of this newsletter under contact information. Also, Don't forget to visit our Gaines Elementary Facebook page and our Gaines PTO Facebook page.


The session dates are April 13th, April 20th, May 4th and May 11th (Thursdays). Students must be picked up at 4:45 PM on these dates.


April 27th - Early release - dismissal at 1:30 PM

April 28th - Jump Rope For Heart assembly at 1:30 PM

April 28th - PTO Family Fun Night at Swartz Creek Middle School 6:00 - 9:00 PM. Gym play time, pool swim time, music in the cafeteria, pizza & beverages. Admission: $10.00 for first child and $5.00 fr each additional child. $20.00 max per family. Kindergarten through second graders MUST be accompanied by a parent. Third through fifth graders must be signed in by a parent.

May 3rd - Science Alive

May 5th - Third Annual Gaines Staff vs. Fifth Grade Charity Basketball Game. Doors open at 6:30 PM and the game begins at 7:00 PM. Admission: $5.00 per person or $20.00 per family.

We need your help!

We are in need of the following concession items:

small bottles of water

small bottles of Gatorade

cans of pop

single serving size bags of chips, pretzels, etc.

candy and candy bars (all varieties)

May 10th - ACES (All Children Exercising Simultaneously) Day. Mrs. Harnden and Mrs. Gibbons will lead our students in a group exercising activity with our students.

Be active and be healthy!

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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