The Gayman Gazette

What's happening in and around Gayman elementary school?

March 28, 2013

Upcoming Important Dates

  • Monday, April 1st – Kindergarten Portfolio Conferences (No School for Kindergarten ONLY)
  • Tuesday, April 2nd – Kindergarten Portfolio Conferences (No School for Kindergarten ONLY)
  • Thursday, April 4th – Portfolio Conferences from 4:00 PM – 8:00 PM
  • Friday, April 5th – Young Author's Day
  • Tuesday, April 9th – Tuesday, April 16th - PSSA Testing (Grades 3-6 Reading & Math)
  • Monday, April 22nd & 23rd – PSSA Testing (Grade 4 Science ONLY)
  • Tuesday, April 23rd – Reading Olympics at Mill Creek Elementary
  • Friday, April 26th – Staff vs. Staff Pillo Polo Fundraiser @ Tohickon Middle School
  • Friday, May 3rd – Spring Book Fair
  • Saturday, May 4th – Spring Carnival
  • Monday, May 6th – Spotlight on the Arts (Grade 1 @ 6:45 PM; Grade 5 @ 8:00 PM)
  • Thursday, May 9th – Seussical Jr. Performance at 7:00 PM
  • Friday, May 10th – Seussical Jr. Performance at 7:00 PM

Virtual Field Trip in 6th Grade!

On March 27th, Mrs. Dollarton’s 6th grade class participated in a virtual field trip entitled, Egyptian Mummies, The Myth Unwrapped with the Milwaukee Public Museum. Connecting with their unit on Ancient Egypt, students were asked to answer four main questions:

1. Where in the world can we find Mummies?

2. Why mummify?

3. What is a mummy?

4. How did they mummify?

Students discovered that mummies are found around the world, mummified by man or nature, and that it was the Egyptians who helped make mummies famous.

The remainder of the program was driven through the eyes of the Egyptians. Students discovered amazing things about Egyptian people including their beliefs systems that influenced their rituals and daily lives.

One of the most memorable moments was the “How did they do it?” segment of the presentation. Together the students and the presenter went through the step-by-step process of mummification as they prepared a “dummy mummy” for organ removal, opening of the mouth ceremony, and the weighing of the heart ceremony to be able to enter the afterlife. Overall, students were engaged in this videoconference and were able to make meaningful connections to their unit on Ancient Egypt.

Special thanks to Central Bucks Technology Staff Developer, Jason Jaffe, and Social Studies Supervisor, Scott Berger, for their leadership in promoting this opportunity.

Author visits gayman!

On Friday, April 5th, 2013 Gayman is pleased to welcome children’s book author Laura Malone Elliott, to Gayman as our Author Day Guest. Ms. Elliott will speak to our students about her books, both picture books and historical fiction novels, and her writing process and research.

Calling All Green Thumbs!

Calling all green thumbs, hard workers and kids in need of volunteer hours! The Gayman Grounds Committee has set our spring clean-up date and could really use your help. Come out to celebrate Earth Day by joining us on Sunday, April 21st from 2-5 pm in the butterfly garden. Bring your own gloves, clippers, rakes, shovels, and wheelbarrow. Thanks so much for helping make Gayman a great place to grow! Questions: please contact

Food Drive April 10, 2013

You CAN make a difference in Bucks County. Bring a donation to school on Wednesday, April 10, and help your community be a stronger, happier, healthier place. Donations are distributed to various agencies and pantries in Bucks County. For complete details click here.

Food Guide by grade level (Please check expiration date before donation.):

Kindergarten - Canned Vegetables, Cereal

1st Grade - Cereal, Nonperishable Milk Products

2nd Grade - Canned Fruit, Tomato Products

3rd Grade - Peanut Butter, Jelly, Canned Meat

4th Grade - Canned Fruit, Juice, Cereal

5th Grade - Spaghetti Sauce, Canned Tomatoes

6th Grade - Tuna, Canned Meat, Stew, Rice

Please contact Mr. Testani with any questions or concerns.

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