The Gayman Gazette
"What Is Your Gift"
April 11, 2016
Upcoming Important Dates
- April 12th - 15th - PSSA Testing
- April 14th - Principal's Award Ceremony @ 2:15 PM
- April 15th - Beach Bash Fundraiser Dance @ 6:30 PM
- April 18th - 20th - PSSA Testing
- April 21st - 4th Grade to Peace Valley Nature Center @ 9:15 AM
- April 21st - Kids Care Club @ 3:15 PM
- April 22nd - No School
- April 25th & 26th - 4th Grade Science PSSA Testing
- April 26th & 27th - Talent Show Rehearsals @ 3:30 PM
- April 29th - 4th Grade to Barn Movie Theatre
- April 29th - 5th Grade to Philadelphia
- May 4th - Talent Show Evening Performance
- May 5th - Talent Show Evening Performance
GHSA Benefit Dance
There is still time to get your Beach Bash slips in! We have extended the date to Wednesday, April 13th. To sign-up please click here.
In addition, we are looking for volunteers to assist with the dance. Please click on the SignUp Genius link below to volunteer.
Kids Care Club
Kids Care Club has a fun-packed event scheduled for April. Mr. Grace from 4th Grade will talk about Earth Day and Kristy Finnan, RD, will talk about nutrition. The kids will have a chance to help the Gayman Grounds Committee plant flowers and spruce up the school.
When: Thursday, April 21st
Time: 3:30 PM - 4:45 PM
Where: Gayman Library and Butterfly Garden
Open to all grades!
In conjunction with Earth Day the Kids Care Club will be running a food drive to support local kids and families. Send in your non-perishable food items beginning April 11th and place them in the donation bin outside the old office.
To sign-up click here. Forms are due back by Friday, April 15th.
Spring Fair Is Coming
Join us at The Gayman Groove on May 14th from 4:00 - 8:00 PM. From now until April 21st you can pre-order your Spring Fair wristbands for $15.00 each - a $5 savings per band!!
Starting on April 22nd, wristbands can be purchased for $20. Parents and children 4 and under are free!!
For complete details click here.
Home & School Nominations
It’s that time of the year again…Home & School Board Nominations! Please submit your nominations to Nicole Dooley (email@example.com) or Kim Cohen (firstname.lastname@example.org) by April 18. Candidates will be announced via the Gazette on April 25 and will voted on at the general meeting on May 12. Position descriptions can be found on the GHSA website or feel free to contact the nominating committee or a current board member.
Aramark Poster Contest
Aramark is sponsoring a poster contest for students of the Central Bucks School District. Students are asked to choose one of the nutritional themes and create their own artwork. Each winner will receive a $100 gift card! For complete details click here.
2015-2016 Yearbook Sales Are Now Open!! The yearbook captures the school year so you'll never forget the memories created at Gayman - all grades are covered! Introducing Online Ordering - you can now order online by clicking here:
Central Bucks Art Scholarship Fund
The Art Department is selling t-shirts to support the Central Bucks Art Scholarship Fund. Every year the Art Department donates three scholarships to graduating seniors from East, West and South.
If you are interested in purchasing a t-shirt click here. Thank you for support the ARTS in Central Bucks!!
Camp Girl Power
Girls Empowered are excited to be running Camp Girl Power, an empowerment camp for pre-teen girls this summer. The camp will be a full day from 9 AM to 3 PM the week of Monday, August 15th. Space for the camp is generously donated by Big Brothers Big Sisters of Bucks County in Jamison. Please click here more details.
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.
Dr. Kenneth Ginsburg, M.D., is a pediatrician specializing in Adolescent Medicine at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and a Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. Dr. Ginsburg will be presenting on Raising Kids to Thrive: Balancing Love with Expectations and Protection with Trust on Wednesday, April 13th at CB West High School starting at 7:00 PM.
For additional information on Dr. Ginsburg and to register click here.
Information on the Parent Positive Speaker Series can be found at the following link:
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. Search-institute.org.
April #25. Reading For Pleasure. Young person reads for pleasure most days of the week, either alone, with family members, or with friends. Boomerang nominations may be emailed to Suzanne Vass at email@example.com, or printed out and sent into the office.
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.
April's Backpack Newsflash includes:
- April's Boomerang Asset #25 - Reading for Pleasure
- Innovative Learning Grant Checks Presentations
- Mother's Day Essay Contest
- Wanted: Positive Coaching Award Nominations
- Save the Date - Celebrity Chef & Waiter Gala
For the April issue of the Backpack Newsflash please click here.