The Gayman Gazette
"What Is Your Gift"
October 9, 2015
Upcoming Important Dates
- October 12th - Parent & Child Book Club @ 5:30 PM
- October 14th - 6th Grade Ropes Course - In School
- October 15th & 16th - Ropes Course @ Elbow Lane
- October 16th - 2nd Grade to Plumstead Quarry
- October 16th - 6th Grade Hayride Event @ 8:30 PM
- October 19th - Parent & Child Book Club @ 5:30 PM
- October 20th - 3rd Grade Bug Night @ 6:00 PM (3F, 3P and 3H Only)
- October 21st - 3rd Grade PEN to Doylestown Architecture
- October 22nd - AM Kindergarten to None Such Farm @ 8:45 AM
- October 22nd - PM Kindergarten to None Such Farm @ 12:45 PM
- October 23rd - Race For Education
- October 26th - Parent & Child Book Club @ 5:30
- October 26th - Rain Date for Race For Education
- October 27th - Spotlight On Music - Grade 3 @ 5:45 PM; Grade 4 @ 6:30 PM
- October 28th - 5th Grade to Peace Valley Nature Center
- October 28th - 6th Grade to Philadelphia Museum of Art
- October 29th - HSA Hayride at Hellerick's Farm @ 6:00 PM
- October 30th - Halloween Parade @ 9:30 AM
- October 30th - Halloween Parties @ 2:00 PM
Celebrate Education Week
We invite you to join us during Celebrate Education Week from October 12th - 16th. We ask that you remember that your presence in the classroom can change the instructional dynamic. Please try to remain as "invisible" as possible. A couple of other reminders:
- Please turn off cell phones upon entering the school.
- If at all possible we discourage bringing siblings into the classroom.
- You will need to sign-in at the office. When the visitation time is over we ask you leave the classroom quietly and sign-out before exiting the building.
For a complete list of Celebrate Education Activities please click here.
Libraries Clean Up When You Clean Out
Are your bookshelves at home overflowing? Do your kids' rooms contain many books they've already read? If so, we have a way to help. Gayman teachers are accepting book donations from Monday, October 5th - Friday, October 16th in the old office. These books will be used to supplement classroom library collections throughout our school. Not only will this help "clean up" our heavily used classroom libraries, but it will also help you "clean out!" If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Bullard at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Race For Education - October 23rd
The 7th annual Race For Education Event is fast approaching. It will be held on Friday, October 23rd, 2015. We are in need of many volunteers to help ensure a fun filled & successful day for the school. Volunteers do not need to have their official clearances since it is considered a supervised event. Please see below the link for the sign up genius.
We appreciate your continued support in Gayman's primary fundraising event!
The RFE Committee
Cheep, Cheep, Cheep!!
Something exciting was hatching in 3rd grade again this week! As part of the science curriculum, 3rd graders had a special presentation on eggs, chicks and chicken life cycles from Mrs. Rush from the Penn State Cooperative Extension. Each third grade class was able to observe seven chicken eggs in an incubator for a couple of days before they hatched this Monday. The students got to hold and care for the chicks all week, and even had some visitors from other grades, too. It has been an "egg-stra" special learning experience for all involved and it was hard to say good-bye to our feathered friends this morning.
A Spooktacular Night At Hellerick's Family Farm
The Gayman Home and School Association would like to invite all of Gayman’s ghosts and goblins to a SPOOKTACULAR night at Hellerick’s Family Farm. Please join us for a private, non-haunted hayride, flashlight corn maze, bonfire and s’mores.
When: Thursday, October 29th
Where: Hellerick's Family Farm - 5500 Easton Road - Doylestown
Time: 6:00-8:00 p.m.
Cost: $8 per person
Please click here for additional information and to confirm your attendance!
Great Job Students
This week Gayman conducted our second safety drill of the school year. The simulation began like a normal fire drill. Students were then directed to walk to our established alternate evacuation site, Tohickon Middle School.
I am pleased to report that our simulation went very well. Our teachers reported to me that the children followed our directions with precision. The class lines and waiting areas at Tohickon were quiet and orderly. Attendance was taken and all children were accounted for prior to our return to school at 10:00 AM. The Tohickon staff commented on the “remarkable” politeness and orderliness of their nearly 460 guests. Today’s exercise confirmed my confidence in our children and teachers and filled me with pride.
Save The Children Fund - Wear A Hat for a $1.00
In conjunction with the RFE on Friday, October 23rd, we are requesting students wear a hat for a $1.00 to benefit the Save The Children Fund.
Save The Children Fund, commonly known as Save the Children, is an international non-government organization that promotes children's rights, provides relief and helps support children in the United States and around the world.
Save The Children invests in childhood - every day, in times of crisis and for their future. The organization provides children with a healthy start, the opportunity to learn and protection from harm. By transforming children's lives now, we can change the course of their future and ours.
Open House At Plumsteadville Volunteer Fire Company
Come see the Plumsteadville Volunteer Fire Company on Sunday, October 18th from 1-4 PM. There will be many fun events from fire truck rides, child ID program, fire safety table to meeting "Sparky" who will have gifts and fire tips for all!
For complete details click here.
October Boomerang Award
This year, Gayman will continue to accept nominations for the Boomerang Award, which is our way of honoring students who best demonstrate their own developmental assets. What are Developmental Assets? Students possessing a combination of “40 Assets” are typically most successful in school and in life. These assets have the power to influence choices young people make and help them become caring, responsible adults. For a complete listing of the 40 Developmental Assets visit: www. Search-institute.org.
October #31. Restraint. Young person can identify, regulate, and control his/her behaviors and emotions in healthy ways, particularly in stressful or unstructured situations.
Fed Up - It's Time To Get Real About Food
The Central Bucks Wellness Committee is collaborating with the Doylestown Food Co-Op and the CB Family & Consumer Sciences department to present a screening of the movie Fed Up followed by a panel discussion with local health professionals.
When: Thursday, October 15th
Where: Lenape Middle School
Time: 7:00 PM
For complete details click here.
Gayman Directory Now Available
The Gayman Family 2015-2016 Directory has been updated and posted to the Gayman Website under the Home & School tab. Please note that all information is extracted from the parent portal.
The directory is for informational use only and should not be used for solicitation or business purposes.
The password is Mustang2015$ (case sensitive).
Any questions regarding the Directory should be referred to email@example.com
Central Bucks East And West Fall Field Hockey Clinic
Fine tune your field hockey skills while working out with some of the best high school field hockey players in the area. Open to boys and girls ages 5 - 13.
When: October 18th
Where: Central Bucks East Patriot Stadium
Time: 10:30 - 2:00 PM
Click here for registration information.