Gaines Elementary Newsletter

October 19th, 2017

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What's Happening at Gaines Elementary School

We have been really working hard on our lockdown, evacuation, and severe weather drills. Please talk to your child about having a plan during emergencies.

10/20 - Mrs. Szokola's Bake Sale

10/20-11/3 PTO SmokeHouse Fundraiser

10/24 - K-3 Parent Reading Informational Night. Recently there has been new laws passed regarding early literacy. We will be hosting an informational meeting to review the new law, how it affects your child, and answer questions. Please plan to attend this very important meeting on Tuesday, October 24th 6:00 - 7:00 PM

10/27 - Ms. Samida's Bake Sale

10/27 - Halloween parade through the village of Gaines 2:00 - 2:30 PM

10/27 - Halloween Parties 2:30 - 3:30 PM

10/27 - Gaines PTO Halloween Bash 6:00 - 8:00 PM

11/1 - Picture Re-Take Day

October Safety Patrol Schdeule

October 23-27

Christiana Mata, Alex Shay, Austin Luther, Gabrielle Guest.


Eat Breakfast at School

Mornings can be really crazy…the alarm doesn’t go off…the kids don’t want to get up…there is no time to eat breakfast before the bus comes…or they’re just not ready to eat. Or maybe your teenager grabs a can of soda and a candy bar on the way to school. If this sounds like your house, we have good news for you.

Breakfast is served at school! Times: Elementary 8:25 am Middle 7:15 am High 7:10 am School breakfast will give your child a healthily start to the day. A nutritious breakfast helps students be more alert so they can learn more in class. Breakfast has vitamins and nutrients for a strong and healthy body. Menus includes: whole grain items, cereal, fruit & milk choices.

Breakfast at school is affordable, too (K-5 $1.25/ 6-12 $1.35/ reduced .30 K-12). If you qualify for free and reduced price meals, you also qualify for the breakfast program, with no additional paperwork. You can’t find a healthy breakfast at such a low cost anywhere else.

Help your child start the day right with school breakfast.

For the Safety Of Our Students Please Review our Student Drop-Off and Pick-Up Procedures

Thank you to our parents and family members who are following the "ONE WAY" traffic each morning and afternoon. For those Gaines families that don't know, when dropping off and picking up students you MUST enter at the driveway by the kickball field and exit next to the building across from the swings and basketball court. The front of the school is for bus traffic in the morning and afternoon. PLEASE DO NOT drop your child/children on the opposite side of the street from the front of our building. This can be very dangerous, especially when they are walking in between the buses and cannot be seen by the bus drivers. Please be cautious and watch for students who may be outside when you arrive. The second set of cones are set up until 3:35 pm. If you are visiting school between 9:00 am and 2:45 pm you may park in front of the building only during these times. All visitors are required to check in at the office and receive a visitors pass that MUST be worn so that staff members can see it and will know you have checked in. Please remember that the safety of our students is our number one priority.

Gaines Lunch and Recess Schedule

Kindergarten recess 12:00 - 12:15 pm; Lunch 12:20 - 12:40 pm

First grade recess 12:05 - 12:25 pm; Lunch 12:25 - 12:45 pm

Second grade recess 12:10 - 12:30 pm; Lunch 12:30 - 12:50 pm

Third grade recess 12:15 - 12:35 pm; Lunch 12:35 - 12:45 pm

Fourth grade recess 12:15 - 12:35 pm; Lunch 12:35 - 12:55 pm

4/5 grade recess12:20 - 12:40 pm; 12:40 - 1:00 pm

Fifth grade recess 12:25 - 12:45 pm; Lunch 12:45 - 1:05 pm

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Student Birthdays

September Birthdays

Leland Dean 9/3

Dylan Ostrander 9/7

Gabe Hopper 9/12

Ian Johnson 9/12

Avery Clifford 9/13

Jaxon Wallace 9/13

Emily Clifford 9/17

Ian Curtis 9/23

Bailey Clark 9/24

Morgan Johnson 9/25

Christiana Mata 9/26

October Birthdays

Elijah Johnson 10/14

Isabella Blood 10/16

Owen /Green 10/17

Shaun Rode 10/18

Jonah Poore 10/19

Paxton Burns 10/21

Abygail Hattendorf 10/22

Cheyenne Bowen 10/24

Addison Paquette 10/24

Penny Chittick 10/25

Randy Klomp 10/31

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