The Gayman Gazette
"What Is Your Gift"
April 4, 2016
Upcoming Important Dates
- April 6th - Parent Wellness Presentation @ 9:00 AM
- April 7th - Reading Olympics Pizza Party @ 3:30 PM
- April 7th - Reading Olympics Competition at Mill Creek @ 6:00 PM
- April 7th - End of 3rd Marking Period
- 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
PSSA Testing Start Next Week
Students in grades 3, 4, 5 and 6 will begin PSSA testing next week (April 12th -20th). Studies have shown that students who have had a good night sleep pay better attention to details and handle the demands of a test. Students should eat a balanced diet and should eat regularly.
Testing occurs during the course of the school day. For a complete schedule click here.
CB Cares Parent Presentation on Wednesday, April 6th at 9:00 AM
Please join us for a special parent presentation with Kristin Kwak, MS,RD,LDN on Prioritizing your family’s health: Making Wise Food Choices in a Fast-Paced, Time-Crunched World. Do you find yourself being a short-order cook and relying on Wawa for meals and snacks? Learn tips for planning, shopping and feeding your family in a mindful manner. Explore fun ways of introducing new foods, incorporating family favorites and feeling good about how you and your children nourish your bodies and feed your souls.
GHSA Benefit Dance
Over the years, the Gayman Home & School Association has proudly provided help to our Gayman Families in times of need. Whether it’s organizing meals, assisting with child care, transportation or donations, we’re there to help. Come join us on April 15th for a dance and benefit in support of a Gayman family in need. Please click here for additional details.
In addition, we are looking for donations for our raffle basket. Please click on the SignUp Genius link below to see what items we still need.
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.
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:
Mrs. Bullard's Class Wins Gayman Gala
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:
Gayman Staff Members Participate in "March Madness Tip Off Dip Off Challenge"
On Thursday, March 31st twelve Gayman staff members submitted chip and dip recipes for sampling. Throughout the day, staff members were invited to sample various dips and vote for their favorite. The competition was fierce and a delicious snack was enjoyed by all! The winner of the dip challenge was Sam Schollenberger for her Caramel Apple Dip recipe. Ms. Schollenberger earned the title of “Best Dip” as well as a golden chip and dip bowl as a silly prize. Ms. Schollenberger’s recipe as well as all the other recipes that were submitted can be found by clicking here.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org, or printed out and sent into the office.
Welcome Samantha Schollenberger
We extend a warm welcome to Samantha Schollenberger, long term substitute for Cara Alderfer who is out on maternity leave until mid-May.
Samantha attended Kutztown University graduating with a degree in Art Education with a minor in crafts. Samantha's focus was mainly ceramics and metals, but enjoys all other mediums. Samantha went to school in Central Bucks from elementary school all the way until she graduated high school, and is looking forward to coming full circle and being a long-term sub for Gayman.