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

Year 2 - The week ending April 14, 2023

Major Saver Campaign is Underway at Gray Hawk

Representatives from Major Savers were at Gray Hawk this past talking to the students about the district wide fundraiser. Major Saver cards can be purchased via cash, check, online at Families can also GO MOBILE with the Major Saver App., and create a CUSTOM LINK for your child that can be shared via social media or email. This link will automatically credit the online sale to your student when friends and family use the link to make their purchase!

Every card sold brings money back to Gray Hawk. These funds are used for a variety of things throughout the school year. Thank you for supporting OUR GRAY HAWKS.

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Unity in the Community Summer Bash is April 28

The Unity in the Community Summer Bash is April 28 from 6 - 8 pm and we need your help! Please consider signing up to help us to make this a special event. We have so much planned but rely on our teachers and community to help with a variety of activities. Please see the sign up genius link below to sign up and help out.

Help Out at Summer Bash

As a reminder each grade level is also collecting donations for their raffle baskets. Each grade level has been assigned a theme as seen below. An email to the community was sent out on April 13 as a reminder.

Kindergarten-Furry Friends (pet supplies)

1st Grade-Summer Fun (anything fun for summer)

2nd Grade-Movie Night (movies, popcorn, candy, gift cards to AMC)

3rd Grade-Baking (ingredients, pans, liners, sprinkles)

4th Grade-Cooking (pans, measuring cups, utensils)

5th Grade-Game Night (popcorn, snacks, games)

Funds raised from these baskets go right back into programming and opportunities for OUR KIDS.

Please consider donating one item based on your grade level theme. If you would prefer to donate money, feel free to send in a check (made out to GHES) or cash LABELED with your child's name and grade. Please send money to school NO LATER than Friday, April 20th. PTO representatives will take all donated funds and purchase items for your child’s grade grade level basket.

Donated items will need to be sent to the school by Monday, April 24th.

Thank you for your consideration and for continuing to support OUR GRAY HAWKS.

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SAVE the Date for 5th Grade Celebration

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Incoming 6th Grade Parent Night at BLMS

BLMS will be hosting a parent information night on Tuesday, May 2nd at 6 pm in the BLMS auditorium for all incoming 6th graders.

Gray Hawk Art Show May 4

Ms. Ramsey is still looking for a few more volunteers to help frame the artwork. Volunteers will help students mat their artwork and assemble everything together. If you or your child would like to keep their artwork a surprise for the Art Show, you are welcome to volunteer for a time when your child is not in the art room. This will give you the opportunity to experience the excitement and pride that goes into the framing day. Please check out the link below for available times.

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State Assessments are Underway

Our students in 3rd through 4th grade have completed their ELA state assessments and will move on to Math during this upcoming week. 5th grade will finish up state assessments this week when they complete their Science assessment. (Only 5th grade has the addition of the Science assessment. Please note 5th grade parents that Science is tested on Tuesday, April 18 and Thursday, April 20.)

Please stress with your 3rd - 5th grader the importance of taking their time on their state assessments, getting a good night's sleep, and eating a healthy and nutritious breakfast.

State Assessment Schedule

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Friday, 4/21 GHES celebrates Earth Day

We will celebrate Earth Day this year as we did last year. Students will be walking the neighborhoods across the street from Gray Hawk and picking up any trash that may be blowing around and will be leaving an Earth Day craft or note on doors. This is our Civic Engagement project for the Spring.

Additionally, there are opportunities for families to get involved in an Earth Day clean up for Basehor. Please check out details below from Tammy Potts.

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Basehor Earth Day Volunteers Needed

Volunteers are needed for the community wide celebration of the Basehor Earth Day. This annual event dresses you in a high vis vest, complete with trash bags, and disposable gloves. We gather in the parking lot of the First Baptist Church of Basehor (near the water tower), and split up into teams. The Basehor VFW has complimentary breakfast burritos to rev your volunteer engines, and we will gather for a group photo before we head out. There'll be a team leader in each group. We'll go over safety rules. The kind folks at Perky's will nourish us with gooey biscuits on our return from our morning of litter pickup.

There'll be first, second and third place judging for teams who find the coolest of trash. Keep your eyes open!

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Gray Hawk Neuro-News

Here is another video to review with your child(ren) about their brains from Mineola Grows. The focus this week on is a brief discussion about neurons which are the fundamental units of the brain. Check it out.
Meet Your Neurons! | Lesson 2
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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!

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