Gananda Blue Panther Gazette

Weekly Newsletter of Gananda Central School District

November 30, 2020

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Updated Chart: Can My Child Go To School Today?

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Cold urticaria is a skin reaction to cold that appears within minutes after cold exposure. Skin develops red, itchy welts (hives). People often say they are "allergic" to the cold.


Cold urticaria symptoms begin after the skin is exposed to a sudden drop in air temperature or cold water. Damp and windy conditions may make a flare of symptoms more likely.

The worst reactions generally occur with full skin exposure, such as swimming in cold water. Anaphylactic reactions can occur with cold urticaria.


If you have skin reactions after cold exposure, see your doctor.

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Helpful Documents

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Richard Mann Elementary PBIS Staff Member of the Week

Congratulations to Deanna Hendricks for being our PBIS staff winner! Deanna has been amazing when it comes to staying cool, calm, and collected during this unprecedented school year. She always has a smile on her face and a positive approach to students and staff.

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Save The Date: No School Friday, December 11

Be sure to mark your calendars that there will be no school for our Pre-K through 5th Grade students on Friday, December 11 due to Parent Teacher Conferences. Teachers will be reaching out directly to schedule conference times. Stay tuned!

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Report Cards

Report cards will be sent home with students on Tuesday, December 2.

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Coat and Can Drive

From December 7th-10th, the middle school will be collecting items to support Mac's Pizza Shack in their annual coat and canned food drive. Students can donate gently used coats or canned goods and toiletries during their lunch period. Please consider donating items like gravy, cranberry sauce, applesauce, canned fruits and vegetables, rice or pasta sides, cereal, peanut butter, jelly, soup, pasta and sauce, shampoo, deodorant, and toothpaste. All items collected will be donated to support families in our community. Remember, donations will be accepted beginning on Monday, December 7th!

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#DoGoodFromHome

NJHS is promoting a #DoGoodFromHome challenge which was introduced to all MS students during the PBIS presentations last week. The basic premise is students participate in simple kind/positive acts and for each one posted to social media w/the hashtag #DoGoodFromHome, Hasbro will donate a toy or game to organizations providing care to the children of essential workers. Our MS students can either post their #DoGoodFromHome acts directly to their own social media, or send them to Mrs. Mereness through Schoology.

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Gananda Dollars for Scholars News and Events

GDFS is Looking for Volunteers

There are so many good reasons to volunteer. Contact GDFScholars@gananda.org if you are interested to learn more!

Giving Tuesday is December 1st! Please consider giving to Gananda Dollars for Scholars. There's a donate button on our webpage. You can get to the GDFS webpage by going to the Gananda.org website, clicking on the 3 bars in the top right hand corner, selecting the Parents & Community drop down, then scroll down to the GDFS link. The donate button is right under the our logo! Thank you so much for your continued support!


The holidays are a great time to order from AmazonSmile! Designate Gananda Dollars for Scholars as your charity of choice at no cost to you. Amazon will donate .5% of your purchase. Over $800 has been raised to date! Sign up today!


December Events:


1st Meeting at 7:00 m via Zoom.


8th Veteran Holiday Card Making in the HS Library from 2:30-3:30. Sign up on Sign Up Genius

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f054ea9aa22a5fb6-christmas


10th Veteran Holiday Card Making in the HS Library from 2:30-3:30. Sign up on Sign Up Genius

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f054ea9aa22a5fb6-christmas1


12th Caroling for Dollars at the Elementary School bus loop and parking lot 2-4

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20F054EA9AA22A5FB6-christmas2

Did you know that you can start gathering volunteer hours as soon as you leave 8th grade? Just download a volunteer log from the Gananda Dollars for Scholars webpage, and start recording your high school volunteer experience!



Gananda Dollars for Scholars, Rewarding Achievement, Supporting Potential

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