The Gayman Gazette

What's Happening in and Around Gayman Elementary School?

Upcoming Important Dates

  • Tuesday, February 12th – Spotlight-on-the-Arts Performance - Grade 2 @ 6:45 PM; Grade 4 @ 8:00 PM)
  • Friday, February 15th – Special Persons’ Day
  • Monday, February 18th – Presidents’ Day – No School
  • Thursday, February 21st – Young Author’s Day
  • Friday, February 22nd – Home and School Movie Night – 7:00 PM-9:00 PM
  • Wednesday, February 27th – Home & School Meeting @ 7:30 PM in the Library

Author's Day

On Thursday, February 21st, 2013 Gayman is pleased to welcome children’s book author Laura Malone Elliott, to Gayman as our Author Day Guest. Ms. Elliott will speak to our students about her books, both picture books and historical fiction novels, and her writing process and research. You have the opportunity to PRE-ORDER books by this author. Ms. Elliott will dedicate the book to your child when she visits that day. If you would like to order a book please return the order form (click here for form) by Friday, February 1st.

In addition, there has been a drawing for all interested children (grades 3-6) to win a Q&A lunch with the author. Parents have been notified.

If you would like to learn more about Ms. Elliott and her books, please visit .

"Souper" Bowl Lunch was SUPER!

On Wednesday, January 30th, 2013, Gayman offered a special "Souper" Bowl lunch to the students. Our food service provider, Aramark, created a menu of tasty soups and sides. A touchdown was scored by our Chef, Mrs. Buckley and Sous-Chef's Mrs. Arnold and Mrs. Montgomery. The children enjoyed this creative approach to lunch time.

Look for more theme lunches in the near future!

'Tis the "Flu" Season

It’s That Time of the Year!

Flu season is upon us. Our nursing staff would like to remind parents of procedures to follow when a child is sick:

· If your child develops a fever (100° or higher) he/she may not return to school until free of fever without fever medication for 24 hours.

· Diarrhea or vomiting during the previous 24 hours. Your child may not return to school until his/her appetite has returned to normal.

If you have been contacted by the school nurse to pick up your child due to illness, please make every effort to do so within a reasonable amount of time (no longer than 1 hour). If you are unable to pick up your child within the hour, please provide the nurse with an emergency back-up plan. The nurse’s office has a limited amount of space to take care of sick children. Therefore, every effort must be made to release children as quickly as possible.


Due to increased security in our schools, the doors to Gayman are now being kept locked until all students are out of the building; therefore, during scheduled Pillo Polo games, parents do not have access to the building once the office is closed. That being said, we are asking for parent volunteers to help greet parents and check them in at the front doors during Pillo Polo games. Please click here for a copy of this season's game schedule.

If you have an interest in helping out, please click here to view the sign-up form by February 8, 2013.


Presented by the Family Fun Night Committee

Movie: Dolphin Tale

Date: Friday, February 22, 2013

Time: 7:00 – 9:00 pm

Place: Gayman All-Purpose Room

Cost: $1.00 per person

For complete details and regisration information, please click here.

Special Persons' Day

Special Persons’ Day is scheduled for Friday, February 15th. Specific visitation hours have been assigned to each grade level. Information will be sent home with each child. Please click here to view the invitation.

For security reasons it is imperative that we receive responses by Friday, February 8th so that guests can be registered. Guests who have not been registered by the deadline will not be permitted in the building.

Our students can’t wait to celebrate the magic of Dr. Seuss with their special guests!

Please Contact Mr. Testani with any Questions or Concerns

"For you to be the very best, you cannot allow yourself

to become complacent in your comfort zone."

- David Cottrell