Community Nest

"Relationships are the agents of change." Dr. Bruce Perry

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Year 3 - The Week Ending September 1, 2023



BOND 2024 Community Feedback Meeting 9/6

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BLAS Food for Kids Backpack Program

Basehor-Linwood Assistance Services (BLAS) is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to providing a variety of emergency services for residents of the Basehor-Linwood school district. These services may include utility payments, food, school supplies, and holiday assistance. All requests are confidential. Those needing assistance may call the BLAS at (913) 406-9856 and leave a message. The BLAS coordinator will return your call.

The BLAS Food for Kids Backpack Program is available once again this year. The Backpack program provides a weekly bag filled with food for elementary aged school children that are in need. BLAS delivers the bags each week to GRAY HAWK and then OUR counselor Miss Hubbard distributes the bags on Friday. This program is fully-funded through community donations and the number of participants is limited based on the donations received. There is no cost to participate in the program.

If your child is in need of this service, please reach out to Miss Hubbard at

Picture Day - Tuesday September 12

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Please keep sending in your family pictures. I have received seven but we have far more new families than that. Please continue to send these in so that we may get them on display. Please send them to Dr. Springer at Dr. Springer will place it on the Family Wall.

OUR FAMILIES are why we are here and we want to celebrate you. If you are not new to GRAY HAWK but you never turned in a picture, please do so.

Attendance Matters

A little bit more difficult week for attendance this week between students being sick and folks leaving for an extended break for Labor Day.

Congratulations to OUR grade levels that stayed at or above 96% this week: Kindergarten, 5th grade, and OUR GHES Staff. Despite only have three groups make OUR attendance goal this week, I am proud to announce that so far all groups cumulatively are above OUR 96% goal. Keep it up!

Thank you for making attendance a priority for OUR GRAY HAWKS!

GOAL: "OUR attendance rate will meet or exceed 96% for the 23/24 school year."

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"What to Do About Increasing Dysregulation in Early Grades" - Article

Please check out this outstanding article that appeared in Edutopia this week. We are seeing dysregulation more and more in younger and younger children and this article offers validataion of what we are seeing and some suggestions for additional strategies. (Please know that though we are seeing dysregulation in younger and younger children, that does not dismiss the dysregulation we are seeing in our older students.)
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PTO MUM Fundraiser

Mum Fundraiser is LIVE! Place your orders:

Paper order forms will also be coming home with students soon. We encourage you to sell to family, friends and neighbors!

If you have any questions, please email us at or message us! Thank you for all of your support for OUR Gray Hawks!

This fundraiser ENDS on September 6. Please have your orders in before the last minute.

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Help Raise Funds by Volunteering at HS Concessions

Please check out the Sign Up Genius below if you are able to help out one day at the high school for the concession stand. It goes by very quickly and is a great community builder.

Working the concession at BLHS is so much fun!!! You take orders, make popcorn/hotdogs/nachos and keep things stocked. Very easy and simple but we can't do it without volunteers!

We will meet at the outside football concession stand at the high school.

Please call or text Abby Miller-Frecks at 913-238-5829 with any questions.

Right now we are looking for volunteers on Monday, September 18 and Monday, October 23. Thank you for your consideration.

HS Concessions Sign Up Genius


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If you would like to recognize an adult at Gray Hawk, please fill out this brief form to let us know the "who" and the "why" and we will recognize that person with a certificate and recognition each Friday!

Gray Hawk Community Feedback

Think of this as a digital suggestion box. Drop your thoughts, ideas, praise, comments, questions, or concerns here.