The Gayman Gazette
"Every time we act, we send ripples into the world."
March 20, 2015
- March 23rd - 2nd Grade to Plumstead Materials Quarry
- March 24th - Reading Olympics @ Mill Creek Elementary @ 5:30 - 8:30 PM
- March 27th - Family Fun Bingo Night at Tohickon @ 7:00 PM
- April 1st - No Kindergarten - Kindergarten Conferences
- April 2nd - No Kindergarten; Early Dismissal for Grades 1-6 @ 11:55 AM - Parent/Teacher Conferences
- April 3rd - 6th - No School - Spring Recess
- April 7th & 8th - No Kindergarten - Kindergarten Conferences
- April 10th - Rescheduled Staff VS Staff Pillo Polo Game at Tohickon Middle School @ 4:15 PM
- April 11th - Rescheduled Family Fun Night Ice Skating Event @ 5:00 PM
- April 13th - End of 3rd Marking Period
- April 14th - 17th - PSSA - Language Arts
- April 20th - 4th Grade to Regal Barn Cinema
- April 21st - 23rd - PSSA - Math
- April 22nd - 2nd Grade PEN Bridges Field Trip
- April 23rd - Kids Care Club Event @ 3:30 PM
Leprechauns In Kindergarten
Kindergarten students really got into the spirit of things on Tuesday in honor of St. Patrick’s Day. Upon arrival, they discovered that a leprechaun or two had gotten a bit carried away inside their classrooms; pulling out toys, looking through books, drawing on the easels, and luckily, leaving behind some gold coins. After enjoying a festive story and creating a leprechaun craft, the kindergartners were led on a scavenger hunt throughout the building by Gayman’s own leprechaun, Mr. O’Testani himself. By following the rhyming words on the clues, the students were able to discover a pot of lucky charms at the end of the rainbow!
Start Running With iRun4Life
This year Gayman will again offer the run club called IRun4Life. IRun4Life promotes fitness and healthy lifestyles with our children. Key features include running, good deeds, a goal race and running with parents. IRun4Life is open to grades 1st through 6th. For complete details and to register for IRun4Life click here.
Ms. Vass, our school counselor, and Mrs. Moran, our school psychologist, have been visiting classrooms and delivering lessons designed to teach children about stress and stress-reduction techniques. Based on strong research that shows the positive effects of relaxation/meditation on school performance, attendance, behavior, attention and self-esteem, our school will be encouraging our staff and students to take time several times a week to practice stress-reducing techniques. While exercise is certainly a very effective stress-reducing method, it is not always practical in many school settings. Please ask your child about ways to avoid "popping their corks on Mondays" by using muscle relaxation, breathing and visualization techniques. Kindergarten and first grade parents, you can ask your child to demonstrate "how to sit still like a little frog". Click here for a relaxation worksheet to help your child with visualization strategies. Look for future links and recommendations on additional strategies. Please do not hesitate to contact your child's teacher, Ms. Vass (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Mrs. Moran (email@example.com) for additional information.
March 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:
March #28. Integrity. Young person acts on his/her convictions and stands up for his/her beliefs. Young person talks openly about what he/she believes in and values: they "talk the talk and walk the walk." Boomerang nominations may be emailed to Suzanne Vass at firstname.lastname@example.org, or printed out and sent into the office.
Reading Olympics Competition
The Reading Olympics Competition is scheduled for:
Date: Tuesday, March 24th
Location: Mill Creek Elementary School
Time: 5:30 - 8:30 PM
Please come out and support Gayman Elementary. For complete details click here. The competition occasionally ends early or may run late.
Join the Family Fun Night Committee for a night of games, prizes and fun!!
When: Friday, March 27, 2015
Time: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Where: Tohickon Middle School Cafeteria
Prizes include beats headphones, Trenton Thunder Tickets and much more!! A fun snack is included for every attendee!! Please click here for complete details.
Please join the Doylestown Co-op and the County Theater for their first Farm Fresh Film of 2015: FED UP. The film is a 30-minute documentary dealing with the obesity/diabetes epidemic in our country.
Date: Thursday, March 26th
Where: County Theatre in Doylestown
Time: 7:00 PM
For complete details 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.
For the March issue of the Backpack Newsflash please click here.
Important PSSA Information
The Pennsylvania Department of Education has established the following time line for PSSA testing:
- PSSA English Language Arts: April 13-17, 2015
- PSSA Mathematics: April 20-24, 2015
- PSSA Science: April 27-May 1, 2015
If a student is discovered using and/or having a cell phone or other electronic device in his/her possession during the administration of the PSSA exams you will be contacted by the school (for complete details click here).
For PSSA Parent Information and FAQs please click here.