Gayman Gazette

Celebrating 60 Years of Education! October 5th Edition

Spreading Joy

Our 2nd grade students decorated the sidewalk and spread joy to our community just like Mira, the main character in the story Maybe Something Beautiful!
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Deep Thinking

These 5th grade students are learning about 1st and 3rd person point of view. First the students identified pronouns used in the story and then, they read on for the character's thoughts, feelings and actions.

Mark Your Calendar

  • Wednesday, October 6th @ 5:30-8:00PM: "Crushing Stigma" at CB South
  • Sunday, October 10th: Gayman Spirit Wear Sale Ends
  • Monday, October 11th: 5th Grade Field Trip to Peace Valley Park
  • Tuesday, October 12th @ 7:30PM: CBSD School Board Meeting
  • Tuesday, October 12th: 6th Grade Team Building Day
  • Wednesday, October 13th: K & 1st Grade Fire Prevention Demonstration with the Plumstead Fire Company
  • Thursday & Friday, October 14th-15th: 6th Grade Field Trip to the Ropes Course
  • Monday, October 25th - Friday, October, 29th: Red Ribbon Week
  • Monday, October 25th: CB Cares Nominations are due
  • Tuesday, October 26th @ 7:30PM: CBSD School Board Meeting
  • Friday, October 29th @ 9:00AM: Halloween Parade
  • Friday, October 29th: Early Dismissal (1st-12th)/ Teacher In-Service Day
  • Saturday, October 30th @3:30-5:30PM: GHSA Trunk or Treat


Click here for the 2021-2022 District Calendar.

Gayman Elementary School

Click here to access the Gayman Elementary School website.

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Get Cleared to Volunteer

This school year, our district has approved classroom and grade level field trips. If you wish to volunteer or chaperone for your child's future class events, please know that your clearances must be up-to-date with the Central Bucks School District.


If your clearances are current, simply upload them into the App Garden - Volunteer Tracker. If your clearances have expired, or you need to begin the clearance process, simply click on the Required Documents for the directions. Once approved, you may upload them into the App Garden - Volunteer Tracker.


For more information, consult the Human Resources Volunteer Required Paperwork webpage.

2021-2022 Student Directory

The Gayman Home and School Association is preparing for the 2021-2022 Student Directory. This directory includes school information, as well as parent contact information. If you do NOT wish to have your personal information included in the directory (address, phone number, and email) please contact Kim Gauthier, GHSA secretary at ghsasecretary@gmail.com. by October 8th. Thank you!

Boomerang Youth Recognition Award

The Boomerang Youth Recognition Award is a district-wide monthly program which recognizes and honors youth in our community for exemplifying a chosen Developmental Assets®.


Each year, more than 800 elementary, middle, and high school students from Central Bucks School District are nominated for the Boomerang Award. District winners serve as a model to all students in the district, receive school recognition, and are announced in the Bucks County Herald and the Backpack Newsflash.


Do you know a child who is actively engaged in learning? Then, consider nominating that student for the October award, Asset #22: School Engagement.


Anyone can nominate a CBSD student for a Boomerang Youth Recognition Award. Complete the nomination form and send it to Liz Meier, our student support counselor, by October 25th.

Walker Dismissal

At 3:15PM, our walkers are dismissed. The students who rode bicycles are dismissed first, followed by 4th - 6th grade walkers, and then K-3rd grade walkers. Older students are asked to wait for siblings on the back playground.


If your child is in kindergarten or 1st grade and is a walker, please walk up to our school property and meet your child on the sidewalk. This will ensure that our younger students are walking home with an adult. If your child is not walking home with a parent, please email your child's teacher with the name of the adult that they will be meeting. Thank you!

Seating on Buses

Just a reminder, siblings are encouraged to sit together on the school bus. As a part of the CBSD Health and Safety Plan, bus riders of the same household will be seated together, when possible.


Please have a conversation with your children about sitting with one another. Thank you!

Red Ribbon Week

Red Ribbon Week takes place every year in October. As a district, we will be celebrating Red Ribbon Week during the week of October 25, 2021. Alcohol, Tobacco, and other Drug lessons will be instructed to all students in grades K-6 by the classroom teacher during this week. Please look for more information in an email soon!

Clothing Request from the Health Office

On occasion a student will fall in a puddle, spill something at lunch, or have a similar accident. When this occurs, the Health Office happily provides the child with a change of clothes. Currently, we are in need of clothing for older students. Please consider donating gently used/new clothing including:

  • Athletic shorts size 12-14
  • Leggings size 12-14


Thank you for your generosity!

A Second Lunch Option

The Food and Nutrition Service extended the program that provides free meals for all students, regardless of income for the 2021-2022 school year.


Students are entitled to ONE reimbursable breakfast and ONE reimbursable lunch per day. If a child is interested in receiving a second entrée, then the student's lunch account will be charged.


Families may want to put money in their child's account through MySchoolBucks.com as there will be no cash transactions this year in an effort to serve the students as safely and swiftly as possible.

Attendance

Parents and guardians are able to submit an absence request via the Parent Portal. When a student is absent from school, but the school did not receive communication from the parent or guardian, a text message and email will be sent.


Information regarding how to use the Parent Portal to report an absence can be found here.


All attendance questions can be directed to Christine Stevens, cstevens@cbsd.org, in the Gayman Office.

Gayman Spirit Wear

It's that time of the year! The Gayman Spirit Wear Online Store is open. It will be open through October 10th to ensure that you will have the apparel for the holidays. Don't delay....place your order before it's too late. Click on the link below. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to reach out to Kristin Jones~ ghsavp1@gmail.com.


Sportswear Plus Inc | Screen Printing, Embroidery, Promotional Products and Apparel | Brand Marketing | Smithfield, RI

GroupVine

Sign up for our Home & School GroupVine email communication. This communication tool will be GHSA’s primary method of communication going forward and we don’t want you (and your kids) to miss out on any fun! To sign up, click below:


Gayman Home and School | Subscribe (groupvine.com)

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Crushing Stigma – Building Mental Strength for Life

The Central Bucks School District and NAMI Bucks County PA are pleased to partner together to offer this program to our community. The event is open to students, adults, and families, and free childcare will be provided for all or a portion of the event as needed. Register for event updates and childcare at www.CBSD.org/crushingstigma_register.

Crushing Stigma: Building Mental Strength for Life
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CBSD Farmers Market Reopens

Any Central Bucks family who may need a little extra food assistance is welcome to join us on the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of every month at Barclay Elementary School. Our drive-up food distributions run from 4:30 to 5:30 PM. We generally have free dry goods, fresh produce, milk, eggs, and bread, and often have some frozen meat and poultry. By our estimates, 1,500 CB children may experience temporary or chronic food insecurity—a statistic which should not exist in a community with our resources.


Our completely volunteer-run and managed organization was founded on two beliefs: 1) During times of need, which we all experience in one form or another, we should be able to count on the compassion and support of our neighbors; and 2) Our community’s collective commitment to our children is a bond much stronger than all of the other forces that might otherwise divide us.


If you have any questions about the market, please email jbrereton@cbsd.org or mamcdonald@cbsd.org.

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