The Gayman Gazette

"Every time we act, we send ripples into the world."

May 1, 2015

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Important Dates

  • May 5th - Gayman Art Show @ 6:00 PM
  • May 6th - Young Author Day for Grades K-3
  • May 7th - 6th Grade to Philadelphia Art Museum
  • May 7th - HSA General Membership Meeting @ 7:00 PM
  • May 8th - Teacher Appreciation Lunch
  • May 12th - Spotlight On Music; Grade 1 @ 6:00 PM and Grade 4 @ 7:00 PM
  • May 18th - 22nd - HSA Clothing Drive
  • May 21st - 5th Grade to the Constitution Center
  • May 21st - 4th Grade PEN to Bridge Valley
  • May 24th - 6th Grade Club Picnic with Groveland & Pine Run @ 6:30 PM
  • May 25th - No School - Memorial Day
  • May 26th - Adopt-A-Road @ 1:30 PM - Student Council
  • May 27th - 6th Grade to Tohickon @ 9:00 AM
  • May 27th - Staff Pillo Polo Game versus Cold Spring Elementary @ C.B. East @ 4:30 PM
  • May 28th - 3rd Grade PEN to Doylestown
  • May 28th - Kindergarten to Peace Valley Nature Center
  • May 28th - Spring Book Fair from 3:30 PM - 7:30 PM
  • May 30th - Ripple Round-Up Spring Fair from 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Gayman Grounds Spring Clean Up Open House

Come out and help get Gayman spruced up for spring! The Committee will be focusing on cleaning up the butterfly garden and mulching. No experience necessary and all are welcome!

When: Saturday, May 2nd

Time: 7:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Rain or Shine!

To sign up please click on the link below:

If you have any questions please contact Alicia Mangiacapre at

"Taking Pride In Keeping Gayman Grounds A Great Place To Grow"

Final Home & School Meeting

Please come to the final Home & School meeting:

When: Thursday, May 7th

Time: 7:00 PM

Place: Gayman library

Show your support and vote for the following nominations for the 2015-2016 GHSA Board:

Kristin Olanday - President

Griselle Gabriel - 1st Vice President

Amy King - 2nd Vice President

Michelle McNeil - Treasurer

Sue Bauer - Assistant Treasurer

Christina Chitjian - Secretary

Click here to see the agenda.

Spirit Day Assembly

We started our activities with an energy-filled game of human hungry hippos. Teachers and students, riding on scooters, had a blast scooping up as many balls as they could in an upside-down laundry basket before being pulled back to their teammates with a rope tied to their scooters. A teacher-student style show ended the assembly with participants modeling various types of clothing found in our lost and found department. Both students and teachers strutted their stuff to Madonna’s song “Vogue” in hopes of finding the owners to some of Gayman’s finery.

Spotlight On Music

Please mark your calendars for the last "Spotlight on Music" performance.

Tuesday, May 12th - Grade 1 at 6:00 PM and Grade 4 at 7:00 PM.

Spring Apparel Sale

The Spring Clothing Sale is now thru Monday, May 4th. Everything is on line and can be accessed at: Scroll to Gayman Elementary and click GO.

Show your school spirit! The only chance to order is now through Monday, May 4th!! We will not stock any of these items after the sale is over. Clothing delivery is anticipated the week of May 25th, just in time for the kids to wear their new clothes to the Spring Fair!

For complete details click here. If you have any questions contact Cristi Quilin at or Amy King at

WANTED For the 2nd Annual 5th VS 6th Grade Mustang Challenge

The Spring Fair Committee is looking for at least 5 to 25 students from both 5th and 6th grade for the Mustang Challenge. The Challenge will be held at 1:00 PM by the gaga pit. The winners will walk away with the Bobble Bottom Mustang Trophy and an official Mustang Challenge keepsake!!

To sign up please click here.

Go-Crazy-Green Day Challenge

This past Friday Student Council challenged Gayman students to wear crazy amounts of Green for just $1.00. The school was "crazy green" and raised almost $300 to help plant trees around the playground.

Congratulations to the "Greenest Students" - Evan Asimakapoulos, Naomi Nahoom, Jacob Tannenbaum, Chris Funston, Lilly Martin, Griffin Bauer and Madison Cavalleo. And a big thank you to student council, Julia Blake, Emma Haurin, Emma Schweizer, Sydney Hart and Natalie Gilgoff for promoting the Go-Crazy-Green Challenge!!!

May 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:

May #37. Personal Power. Young person has a healthy sense of personal power. He/she believes they can effect change and make a difference in their school and/or community. They believe that they have some control over things that happen in their world, that things don't just happen to them. Boomerang nominations may be emailed to Suzanne Vass at, or printed out and sent into the office.

Ripple Round-Up

It's that time again for the annual Gayman Spring Fair!! Come out and play your favorite games from the past, a few new games and many fun attractions. This is a school and community event, so feel free to bring your friends and families.

Check out all the events:

  • Photo Booth
  • Annual 5th and 6th Grade Challenge
  • Teacher Challenge
  • Sweet Reads Round-Up
  • Inflatables
  • And much more!!!

To order tickets and wristbands, volunteer, learn about the 5th and 6th grade Ripple Round-Up Challenge, concessions and food trucks please click here.

Donations Needed For Ripple Round-Up

The Spring Fair Committee is now accepting donations from individuals, families and local businesses that will be used in the raffle at the upcoming spring fair on May 30th. If anyone wishes to donate an item or services, please contact Kelly Beck, Auction Chair, at for additional details.

News From The Library

Young Author Day Grades 1-3

We are so excited that Debbie Dadey is coming to Gayman next week!!!!! She will be speaking with Gayman’s 1st, 2nd, and 3rd grade students on Wednesday, May 6. The assembly for first grade begins at 1:30; second and third grade will be seeing Debbie from 2:15-3:00. Due to the volume of books ordered, students will receive their signed books on Thursday, May 7. Want to learn more about Debbie Dadey and her writing? Check out her website at

Young Author Day Grades 4-6

What inspires 21 students to come to school early on a Friday morning to read and discuss a book? The author, Chris Grabenstein!!!! Today was our first day of book club for The Island of Dr. Libris. We read, we got to know each other, we talked about the book. The book is getting more and more exciting.

Chris Grabenstein, will be visiting Gayman on Wednesday, June 3rd. Order forms for his books were sent home today. You can also link to the order form - simply click here. All books ordered through the school program will be signed by the author when he visits.

Hannah Thomas, Librarian

Kids Care Club "Earth Day"

Kids Care Club got a crash course on farming and planting from Mr. Grace, as well as a special visit from his wormy friends. We spent time talking about ways to be kinder to the earth by recycling, reusing and planting trees. We learned about growing and eating nutritious food and the kindness in sharing food with others. Kids got to see composting first hand and plant their own veggies to take home.

Due to the generosity of the Gayman Community, Kids Care Club was able to donate a full car load of food to Bucks County Housing Group who operates food pantries benefitting local families in need.

Central Bucks Art Scholarship Fund

The Art Department is selling t-shirts and advertising spots in the District Art Show brochure 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; if you would like to place an ad in the District Art Show brochure click here.

Thank you for support the ARTS in Central Bucks!!

Gayman Art Expo

Mark your calendar to attend the Gayman Art Expo on Tuesday, May 5th! Artwork will be on display throughout the building for grades 1 through 6. The expo will be open from 6:00 - 8:00 PM.

We look forward to sharing the students amazing artwork with all of you!

Art Show Helpers Needed

Are you looking for a way to support the Art Program at Gayman? Mrs. Alderfer is looking for a few fabulous parents to assist in the hanging and display of student work for the upcoming Gayman Art Show! Set up will be taking place on Friday, May 1st and again on Monday, May 4th at 3:30 in the afternoon. If you are able to help, please contact Mrs. Alderfer at to coordinate with her. Thank you!

Take Me Out To The Ball Game

Please join the Family Fun Night Committee on Saturday, June 6th to see the Trenton Thunder take on the Harrisburg Senators!

Where: Mercer County Waterfront Park

When: Saturday, June 6th

Time: 7:00 PM (gates open at 6:00 PM)

Cost: $8/ticket; parking is $3.00 per car

For complete details click here.

CB Cares

CB Cares is offering two awards in May:

  • The Mother's Day Essay Contest will allow students in Central Bucks the opportunity to put into words why they believe they have the greatest Mom of all. The lucky mother of each winning author will receive a pair of tickets to the Celebrity Chef & Waiter Gala. For complete details click here.
  • The CB Cares Positive Coaching Award will be given to one coach annually who represents the objectives of the CB Cares Positive Coaching Award (positive coaching, positive role model, etc). The recipient will receive $500 and a plaque to be presented in May. For complete details click here.

Friday, May 1st, Morning Newscast

Friday's newscast is available for viewing below. Please click on the picture below