The Gayman Gazette

"What Is Your Gift"

February 16, 2016

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Upcoming Important Dates

  • February 19th - Author Visit for Grades 1 - 3
  • February 25th - Little Mermaid Jr. Musical Performance @ 7:00 PM
  • February 26th - Little Mermaid Jr. Musical Performance @ 7:00 PM
  • February 26th - Orchestra POPS Concert at CB East @ 7:00 PM
  • February 27th - Little Mermaid Jr. Musical Performance @ 2:00 PM
  • February 29th - Little Mermaid Jr. Musical Cast Party @ 6:30 PM
  • March 2nd - Reading Olympics Book & Movie @ 3:15 PM
  • March 7th - "Where Does Our Garbage Go" Assembly
  • March 9th - United Way Food Drive
  • March 10th - 6th Grade NOVA Presentation
  • March 11th - Early Dismissal; No AM Kindergarten - PM Attends

Gayman Elementary Players Present The Little Mermaid Jr.

The Little Mermaid Jr. Update: The Gayman Players are very excited preparing for their performances on Feb. 25, 26 and 27. We are thrilled to report that the Friday and Saturday performances are completely sold out, and at present, there are only 20 tickets left for Thursday night's performance. If you have already mailed your form and payment to Mrs. Hanna, you will be receiving your tickets. An email alerting you that tickets are coming home with the child you so designated will be sent at the appropriate time. If there is a problem with your order, you will be contacted directly. So, no news is good news!

Play Concession Stand Needs Your Help!!

Hello Gayman families! We will need help at the concession stand during 3 separate performances for our school play, The Little Mermaid. Please sign up for the night you are attending!

Signup can be found at :

Parent Positive Series

We are excited to announce a newly formed collaboration between the Central Bucks School District, CB Cares, CB YMCA, and the Doylestown Hospital. Through this collaboration, we are hosting five parent sessions titled, Parent Positive: Partnerships creating a healthier, stronger community.

Jason Komasz, MD, Pediatrician and Lead Pediatric Hospitalist of Doylestown Health's Della Penna Pediataric Center is this month's speaker. The discussion will focus on getting a good night's sleep, healthy eating and balancing activities with family time. Leave with practical advice on developing a healthy family routine.

Dr. Komasz’s presentation will be held in the Lenape Middle School Auditorium on Thursday, February 18th and will begin at 7:00 pm. Nutrition Expert Debbie Davis, RD, LDN, MBA, and Licensed Psychologist Gail Karafin, Ed.D. will join Dr. Komasz for a Question & Answer session.

Babysitting for children in Kindergarten through 6th grade is available. Pre-registration is required if babysitting service is needed. Register online or call 215.345.2121.

Information on the Parent Positive Speaker Series can be found at the following link:

6th Grade Parents Middle School Orientation

On Tuesday, March 1, 2016 at 7:00 PM, each of our Middle Schools will be hosting an orientation for sixth grade parents. Everything that you need to know to prepare your sixth grader for middle school will be covered. Please be sure to attend the orientation at Tohickon Middle School.

New Playaway AudioBooks Have Arrived In The Library

Thanks to funding provided by a CB Cares Foundation Innovative Learning Grant, our library has added 15 new Playaway audio book devices to our collection. Any fifth or sixth grade student can check Playaway devices out of the library, provided they signed the parent permission slip at the beginning of the year (additional copies are available at the library). These audio books, which are housed on dedicated MP3 players, allow students to access models of fluent reading, for struggling readers to access material that is talked about and loved by their peers, and encourage students to take risks into new reading material. In just five days, we have checked all but 2 of our new Playaways out of the library and have waiting lists for several of them. Please contact Mrs. Thomas at if you have any questions or would like to know more about this program!

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Read Across The Community: A Kindergarten Literarcy Event!

On March 3, a group of 6 community helpers will be volunteering to spend time with our Kindergarten students to read and talk about their role in the community. We are working with the Doylestown Bookshop to offer each student the opportunity to purchase a book that will be signed by our visitors as a souvenir of this special day. Click here for the book order form. Book orders for this event are due THIS THURSDAY!

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.

February #27. Equality and Social Justice. Young person places a high value on assisting those who may need a helping hand. Equality-equal rights for all people. Boomerang nominations may be emailed to Suzanne Vass at, or printed out and sent into the office.

Yoga For Kids With Anxiety

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Head Start Preschool Program

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