Gayman Gazette

Celebrating 60 Years of Education! September 20th Edition

International Dot Day

The story, The Dot by Peter H. Reynolds, celebrates creativity, courage, and confidence. After listening to the book, 1st grade students created dot illustrations in Art class with Ms. Noone.
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Mark Your Calendar

SEPTEMBER:

  • Wednesday, September 22nd: Sign Ups close for Homeroom Volunteers
  • Friday, September 24th @ 3:15-5:00PM: 6th Grade Club Kickball (Postponed from 9/17)
  • Monday, September 27th: Eagles Spirit Day! Wear Green or a Team Jersey.
  • Tuesday, September 28th @ 9:00AM: General Membership GHSA Meeting (Zoom)
  • Tuesday, September 28th @ 7:30PM: School Board Meeting


OCTOBER:

  • Monday, October 4th: Picture Day
  • Monday, October 4th @ 4:00-8:30PM: Dine for Donation at Jules Pizza
  • Wednesday, October 6th @ 5:30-8:00PM: "Crushing Stigma" at CB South


Click here for the 2021-2022 District Calendar.

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Learning about Our Community

Our 2nd grade students brainstormed a list of places where people work, play, and solve problems together. Then, they created neighborhood maps!
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General Membership GHSA Meeting

Please join Gayman Home & School for our first zoom General meeting of the new school year! We will discuss our current budget, upcoming events, committee needs and be available to answer any questions.


When: Tuesday, 9/28 at 9am

Where: ZOOM (meeting ID: 843 9214 2533 and Password:127726)


We hope to “see” you there!

GHSA

Paying the Technology Fee

It's time to pay the technology fee. Log into My Payments Plus to pay your child's $10 Central Bucks School District 1:1 Laptop Agreement fee.


If your family cannot afford the fee, feel free to reach out to Mrs. Carter and she will make alternative arrangements for your family. Any family, that chooses not to pay the fee will have a device available for day time, school-use only. The laptop or iPad will no longer be permitted to go home with the student.

6th Grade Club Event - Kickball

Our 6th Grade Club Event will take place on Friday, September 24th from 3:15-5:00PM. (Postponed from last week due to rain.)


If you cannot attend this Friday and would like a refund from your original registration, please email our 6th Grade Club email address, Gayman6thGradeClub@gmail.com.


If you were unable to attend the original date but now can attend the new date, please send your form and payment in by Wednesday, September 22nd.

Homeroom Parents

It is that time of year again, when our Gayman Home and School Association is looking for volunteers!


If you’re interested in being a Homeroom parent or Assistant for your child’s class, please click this link: Sign Up Genius.


The Sign Up Genius will close on Wednesday the 22nd and the Homeroom parents & assistants will be announced Friday the 24th.

Picture Day

Picture Day is October 4th, with retakes on November 17th.


Please see the note below from C&C Photo Studios.

There is a misprint on the picture day order forms.


Package E - Build your own package is listed as $22.00 and $23.00. The actual cost for package E is $22.00. We apologize for any confusion.

Celebrating 60 T-shirts!

Join us in celebrating 60 years of learning by ordering your child's Anniversary T-shirt today!

All t-shirts are free and courtesy of Gayman Elementary School.


Click this link for the order form: Order Form

OR click here to Order Online.

Menus Subject to Change

School districts throughout the region are having a challenging time getting food deliveries right now and CBSD is no exception. Some items are in short supply, such as pizza or chicken, while other orders include substituted items. While the menu is subject to change, please know that students will always have free breakfast and lunch available.

A Second Lunch Option

The Food and Nutrition Service extended the program that provides free meals for all students, regardless of income for the 2021-2022 school year.


Students are entitled to ONE reimbursable breakfast and ONE reimbursable lunch per day. If a child is interested in receiving a second entrée, then the student's lunch account will be charged.


Families may want to put money in their child's account through MySchoolBucks.com as there will be no cash transactions this year in an effort to serve the students as safely and swiftly as possible.

Interested in Volunteering?

All Central Bucks School District Volunteers play a vital role in supporting the staff, students, sports programs and other activities of our schools. Please click here for detailed information and answers to frequently asked questions about required clearances and volunteering in CBSD.


If you have additional questions about volunteering in our district, please contact Florence Hughes at fhughes@cbsd.org or at 267-893-2086.

Attendance

Parents and guardians are able to submit an absence request via the Parent Portal. When a student is absent from school, but the school did not receive communication from the parent or guardian, a text message and email will be sent.


Information regarding how to use the Parent Portal to report an absence can be found here.


All attendance questions can be directed to Christine Stevens, cstevens@cbsd.org, in the Gayman Office.

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Crushing Stigma – Building Mental Strength for Life

The Central Bucks School District and NAMI Bucks County PA are pleased to partner together to offer this program to our community. The event is open to students, adults, and families, and free childcare will be provided for all or a portion of the event as needed. Register for event updates and childcare at www.CBSD.org/crushingstigma_register.

Crushing Stigma: Building Mental Strength for Life
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CBSD Farmers Market Reopens

Any Central Bucks family who may need a little extra food assistance is welcome to join us on the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of every month at Barclay Elementary School. Our drive-up food distributions run from 4:30 to 5:30 PM. We generally have free dry goods, fresh produce, milk, eggs, and bread, and often have some frozen meat and poultry. By our estimates, 1,500 CB children may experience temporary or chronic food insecurity—a statistic which should not exist in a community with our resources.


Our completely volunteer-run and managed organization was founded on two beliefs: 1) During times of need, which we all experience in one form or another, we should be able to count on the compassion and support of our neighbors; and 2) Our community’s collective commitment to our children is a bond much stronger than all of the other forces that might otherwise divide us.


If you have any questions about the market, please email jbrereton@cbsd.org or mamcdonald@cbsd.org.

GroupVine

Sign up for our Home & School GroupVine email communication. This communication tool will be GHSA’s primary method of communication going forward and we don’t want you (and your kids) to miss out on any fun! To sign up, click below:


Gayman Home and School | Subscribe (groupvine.com)

The Gayman Home and School Association

Welcome back to school! This year the GHSA has decided to follow the lead of other schools in the district and implement annual Family Dues to help supplement the cost of all the amazing experiences the Home and School Association helps bring to Gayman Elementary. All of which directly benefit our children. The additional funds are necessary to maintain our current school events and programs.


We are suggesting $25 per child as 2021-2022 annual dues.


GHSA is thrilled to offer payment through VENMO. To submit your venmo payment: @Gayman-HomeandSchool please reference your child’s Last Name and 2021-2022 Family Dues.


If you do not have venmo, please click on this link and send the bottom of this form along with cash or check made payable to GHSA into school with your child.


If you have any questions please contact Jen Kanyok ghsapres@gmail.com or Kristin Jones ghsavp1@gmail.com

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