The Gayman Gazette

"Every time we act, we send ripples into the world."

December 12, 2014

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Important Dates

  • December 12th - Family Fun Night Cookie Exchange @ 7:00 PM
  • December 18th - Instrumental Concert @ 2:00 PM
  • December 22nd - Wear PJ's for $1.00
  • December 24th - January 2nd - Winter Recess - No School
  • January 9th - Game Day @ 2:00 PM
  • January 15th - Book Swap @ 6:00 PM
  • January 16th - 6th Grade Club Event @ 7:00 PM - Happy Times
  • January 19th - MLK Jr. Day - No School
  • January 19th - MLK Jr. Day of Service @ 9:00 AM
  • January 20th - 3rd Grade PEN Field trip
  • January 27th - Spelling Bee @ 9:00 AM
  • January 27th - Early dimissal @ 11:55 AM; end of 2nd marking period

Holiday Gift of Giving

We're so grateful to report that all of the tags have "disappeared" from the giving tree. Thank you so much for your generosity. Please remember that if you took a tag, kindly return the wrapped gift with the tag firmly attached by next Tuesday, December 16th. Even if you were too late to select a gift tag, you're not too late to help. We still need monetary donations to supply our families with food and household items. Any amount is appreciated. You can send a check (payable to Gayman Elementary) in with your child in an envelope labeled "Holiday Gift of Giving".

During this season of celebration and generosity, it is such a valuable lesson for our children to learn the importance of helping others who are less fortunate.

Hot Chocolate Day Coming Soon

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December 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 and the Nomination form please click on the link below:

December: #34 Cultural Competence. Young person has knowledge of and comfort with people of different cultural/racial/ethnic backgrounds. They accept and appreciate differences in people; they establish friendships with those from different backgrounds. For the December Boomerang Award nominations are due by 8:00 AM Monday, December 15th.

Martin Luther King Jr. Day Of Service

The 40 Assets Committee and CB Cares present The Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service on Monday, January 19th. Students are invited to volunteer their time to provide services for the Bucks County Housing Group, Philadelphia Reads, Quilts for Kids, The Synergy Project and Aid For Friends (5th & 6th graders).

In preparation for The Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service CB Cares/40 Assets will be collecting the following items outside the office starting Monday, January 5th:

  • Books in good condition (no ripped pages with covers in tact) for pre-K to high school level for Philadlephia Reads
  • Tarps and tents in good condition, gift cards for fast food restaurants for The Synergy Project

For complete details on how to register click here.

CB Cares Backpack Newsflash

CB Cares Educational Foundation, in partnership with Doylestown Hospital, the Central Bucks School District, local businesses, and the community, is dedicated to enriching the experience of students through learning grants and 40 Assets-based programs which promote responsible and resilient youth.

CB Cares is hosting The Muppet Christmas Carol on Saturday, December 13th @ 10:30 AM - County Theatre. For complete details of upcoming events and articles featured in the December issue please click here.

A Huge Thank You From The Library

The Library Thanks YOU!

Thank you to all who baked and/or came out on Thursday night to support the library’s bake sale. Because of your support, we will be able to add more beanbags to the library’s new comfy, cozy reading section. The area is already getting much use, and as you can see from the photo, the kids are LOVING it!

We also have a family making floor pillows for us, and are looking for a couple old beanbags to use to stuff the pillows. Please contact Mrs. Thomas ( if you are able to help out!

Thank you, as always, for your support of the library!


Mrs. Thomas

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6th Grade Class Wins Gayman Gala

Mrs Hughes' class was the worthy recipient of the November Gayman Gala. Dining to music by candlelight gave way to an enjoyable experience for all. Congratulations to the boys and girls in Mrs. Hughes' class on a job well done! Keep up the great work in the cafeteria!!

Parents Advisory Meeting - November 5, 2014

Mrs. Orford, Gayman's Parents Advisory Representative, attended Dr. Weitzel's PAC meeting on November 5, 2014. Several topics were covered with the major focus on the upcoming PSSA tests.

Attendees were directed to view English PSSA Samples from Grades 3 and 7. Recently there was a very interesting article in The Daily Intelligencer about the new PSSA exams. The article contained a link for parents to send comments directly to the Pennsylvania Department of Education. Please take the time to review and article and the PSSA sample questions. To view the notes please click here.

Friday, December 12th, Morning Newscast

Friday's newscast is available for viewing below. Please click on the picture below.