GC-B Monthly Update!

February 2020

Global Play Day! 2020

Preschool Team PBIS Training

The preschool team attended Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) training in the month of January and February. Through this training, the preschool team has deepened their understanding of ACEs (adverse childhood experiences), ways to build positive relationships with all children and create an environment that supports all children. The team was able to participate in activities that re-frame thinking when it comes to challenging behaviors, understanding that behavior is a form of communication. They also had time to collaborate and set goals to implement the new learning in the classroom by creating more visuals, adjusting room layout and revisiting the schedule.

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Seed Soiree

The second Seed Soiree was held on Thursday, February 6th from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Students and adults gathered in the Learning Kitchen to make snacks and pick out seeds. We then braved the cold, dark night and headed to the warm greenhouse to plant our seeds for our summer gardens. To round out the night with the 18 attendees went back to the Learning Kitchen to put together avocado egg salad sandwiches. They were a hit, and easy to make! Each participant was sent home with a packet of easy to prepare snacks from Kelsey Wigans, whom is not only the Seed to Table Manager, but a Registered and Licensed Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN LDN). The seeds that were planted are growing well in the school greenhouse, awaiting some warmer weather. Stay tuned for the next workshop-Bread Making!
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Bee Keeping Training

Ed St John, of Solon, came to GC-B on Saturday, February 22nd to inform the 21 attendees about background information for beekeeping. It was a "buzzy" day, full of information, and learning. Kelsey typed up some notes here, if you have other things to add, please email kwigans@gcb.k12.ia.us.


Equipment for the bees will be arriving soon, and the bees will be arriving in April!! We can't wait to get started with this project, and for you to learn along of side of us. If interested in learning more, and/or lending a hand please contact Kelsey Wigans (515) 373-6124 kwigans@gcb.k12.ia.us . If you want to stay in the loop with all of the updates dealing with bees please join this Remind Group: @gcbbee2020

Staff Learning Day--No School

Monday, March 16th, 3pm

Gilmore City-Bradgate Community School District, IA, USA

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No school on March 16th for Staff Training

Spring Dance--There's no place like GC-B!

Saturday, March 28th, 2pm

Gilmore City-Bradgate Community School District, IA, USA

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Travel somewhere over the rainbow with us from 2:00-4:00pm. Bring the whole family! A free will donation will be taken for the dance and food!