The Bobcat Bulletin

September 17, 2021

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From the Principal's Desk

Happy Friday!

We are at the end of our first five-day week of the school year. It's been very busy here with lots of great learning.

Fifth Grade Advisories started our Second Step Bullying Prevention program today. If you have any questions about that, please reach out to Laura Gourlay, school counselor.

All Advisories have now completed our Chromebook education and students have been issued their Chromebooks. If you have any questions about Chromebook education or expectations, please refer to our Blended Learning Handbook which can also be found at the bottom of our School Website (and there is a whole lot of additional information there as well!)

This week all students wrote a short summary about a video they watched on Digital Citizenship. This summary will be part of a series that students will write this year and added to their writing portfolio. One of our school goals is to increase comprehension through effective summary writing.

GBS Open House will be on Wednesday October 6th - stay tuned for more details!

I hope you all have a great weekend.

Be well,

Mrs. Foecking

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Picture Day

Picture Day at GBS is next Thursday September 23rd. Please check with your student (or their Advisor) for picture day information.
The first PTO Meeting of the year will be on Wednesday September 29 at 6pm. It will take place in the GBS cafeteria. All visitors need to wear masks and screen themselves as they enter the building.

We are excited to get this group going again - but it only works with lots of help! Please contact Megan Dodge with any questions. All are invited!

GBS Sports Update

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Some of our GBS Bobcats like to play volleyball and so they head over to SMS everyday and team up with the SMS Pumas to Bump! Set! and Spike! their way to victory - Congratulations on your win earlier this week!
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Co-Curricular Information

Art Club (7th/8th Graders)

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Please click here for the bus routes. If you have any questions, please contact STA Travel at 924-9211.
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Pick Up Patrol

We are using Pick Up Patrol as our primary means of communicating absences and changes to transportation after school. The deadline for changes is 1:20 pm. Please contact Catrina Young ( if you need assistance setting this up.

Important Dates

September 23 - Picture Day

October 6 - Open House (time TBD)

October 11 - No School (Professional Development Day)

November 2 - Parent Teacher Conferences

November 4 - End of Quarter 1

Community Information

Peterborough Food Pantry

The Peterborough Food Pantry would like to spread the word that it is open three days a week (M, W, F / 9-Noon). With the support of community members, local farmers, gardens and businesses, they provide a variety of fresh produce, meats, staples and non-food items to families in the ConVal District. The pantry serves 13 towns (Antrim, Bennington, Dublin, Francestown, Greenfield, Greenville, Hancock, Jaffrey, New Ipswich, Peterborough, Rindge, Sharon, Temple), and is part of a larger umbrella organization that can assist with other emergency needs. Please check out their website ( and/or Facebook page.
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Don't miss our annual Grape Big Yard Sale on 9/18!
Pick up what you need at a fraction of the cost! The best part? It's for a great cause!

Head down to the front lawn of the Grapevine to shop for new and gently used items of all varieties at our GRAPE BIG Yard Sale during the Antrim Home & Harvest event! We have so much great stuff waiting for you, as we weren’t able to hold the sale last year (due to COVID). All proceeds to benefit Grapevine children’s programs. Saturday, September 18 from 8 a.m. to 12 noon. (If it rains we'll move it to the following day of 9/19!)

We are looking for volunteers to help during the yard sale. If you are willing and able, please email Carol at!

Introducing Stay & Play!

Are you the parent of a child(ren) ages birth to four and looking to connect with other parents and kids? The Grapevine’s new Stay n’ Play parent/child group is beginning at the end of September! Join us in our outdoor environment on Tuesdays from 12:30pm to 2pm to meet other families, have discussions about child and family-centered topics, and give your kids an opportunity to socialize and play!

Space is limited – please email Carol at The Grapevine for more info and to register:

Visit us online for more info on our Parent/Child Groups!!

Strong Living for Seniors

Come exercise with this fun group as we focus on aging gracefully!

This free community-based program promotes opportunities for older adults to increase their physical activity, while also connecting in a social atmosphere. The exercise program helps participants improve levels of balance, strength, and fitness in a low-impact way. You will focus on strengthening arms and legs, joint mobility, and ways to help maintain activities of daily living, such as walking up stairs, reaching, and dressing.

The Strong Living Exercise Program is for any senior member of the community. Please call The Grapevine for more information, exact dates and times, and to register.

Contact us for more details!

As cooler weather approaches, please keep in mind that we have a Community Wood Bank at the Grapevine that is intended to be a temporary, emergency source of heat for those in need. Call us at 603-588-2620 for information.

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