Gaines Elementary Newsletter
March 22, 2017
What's Happening at Gaines Elementary School
March 28th - Flashlight Reading Day - Bring a flashlight to school.
March 29th - Wacky Wednesday - Bring a joke book to school
March 31st - Read on the Beach Party
March 31st - Half Day of School (dismissal at 11:55 AM)
April 3rd - Spring Break Begins (school resumes Monday, April 10th)
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.
DIMES FOR DIAPERS FUNDRAISER: March 13th - March 27th
1 in 4 children in Genesee County lives in poverty and their families struggle to provide diapers.
State and Federal assistance can be used to buy candy and pop but not diapers.
Many babies are forced to wear the same diaper all day or several days.
Every dollar buys 7 diapers at cost and changes a baby for the day.
Every dime stays right here in Genesee County to help change diapers and lives.
The diaper bank has been providing free water with every pack of diapers throughout the water emergency.
This fundraiser is sponsored by ELGA Credit Union and ABC 12. ELGA Credit Union will provide a pizza party for the classroom that raises the most money. ABC 12 will feature the top 3 schools during the "GOOD KIDS SEGMENT " which airs each Friday in the 5:00 PM news hour. Winning schools will also be able to present their check "live" during the ABC 12/ELGA Credit Union Diaper Drive on May 5th.
GAINES AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAM (GASP)
If your child would like to participate in our next GASP session please make sure the registration form is turned in NO LATER THAN the end of the school day on Friday, March 31st. Late forms will NOT be accepted.
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.
A LOOK AHEAD
April 12th - Student Council Penny War begins
April 14th - No School
April 19th - PTO Mornings With Mom 8:00 - 8:40 AM
April 21st - Student Council Penny War ends
April 21st - Me and My Guy Dance at Swartz Creek Middle School
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
For the Safety Of Our Students Please Review our Student Drop-Off and Pick-Up Procedures
Gaines Lunch and Recess Schedule
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