Gayman Gazette

Celebrating 60 Years of Education! October 12th Edition

Mark Your Calendar

  • Tuesday, October 12th @ 7:30PM: CBSD School Board Meeting
  • Tuesday, October 12th: 6th Grade Team Building Day
  • Wednesday, October 13th: K & 1st Grade Fire Prevention Demonstration with the Plumstead Fire Company
  • Thursday, October 14th: Materials Pick Up for the Online Learning Students
  • Thursday & Friday, October 14th-15th: 6th Grade Field Trip to the Ropes Course
  • Monday, October 25th - Friday, October, 29th: Red Ribbon Week


Monday, Oct. 25th - Gayman is drug free! Wear Gayman gear.

Tuesday, Oct. 26th - Our futures are bright! Wear neon/bright colors.

Wednesday, Oct. 27th - Happy Red Ribbon Week! Wear red.

Thursday, Oct. 28th - Sock it to drugs! Wear crazy socks.

Friday, Oct. 29th - Say boo to drugs! Wear your Halloween costume.


  • Monday, October 25th: CB Cares Nominations are due.
  • Monday, October 25th: Pumpkins are due for the Gayman Pumpkin Patch!
  • Tuesday, October 26th @ 7:30PM: CBSD School Board Meeting
  • Friday, October 29th @ 9:00AM: Halloween Parade
  • Friday, October 29th @ 11:55AM: Early Dismissal (1st-12th)/ PM Kindergarten Reports/ Teacher In-Service Day
  • Saturday, October 30th @3:30-5:30PM: GHSA Trunk or Treat


Click here for the 2021-2022 District Calendar.

Halloween News and Information

Gayman Pumpkin Patch

You are Invited to Create a Pumpkin for Gayman’s Pumpkin Patch!


Who can contribute a pumpkin?

  • Any Gayman student/family may participate in this optional activity!

What do I do?

  • Using the template as a guide, create a pumpkin for our patch! You could create a Jack o’ Lantern, Cinderella’s coach, a Minecraft character, a book character... the possibilities are unlimited (but must be school appropriate!)

What can I use?

  • Crayon, paint, watercolor, marker, glue, google eyes, Legos, aluminum foil, origami paper, magazine pictures, pom-poms... use it if it sticks!

When are pumpkins being collected?

  • From now until October 25

Questions?: Contact Mrs. Thomas (library) at hthomas@cbsd.org.


Reminders: Please cut out your pumpkin and put your name and class on the back. All pumpkins will be on display throughout Gayman for the month of October!


Click here for the pumpkin template!

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Halloween Parade Information: Oct. 29th at 9:00AM

The Halloween parade will be on Friday, October 29th at 9:00AM. Parking will be limited. If possible, please consider carpooling. Thank you!


Please Note: If it rains, the parade will be postponed to Monday, November 1st at 9:00AM.


Students are welcome to wear their costumes to school. Please have your child bring their masks and/or accessories to school in a bag with your child's name on the bag. Please use your best judgement in costume selection. Costumes of a violent nature are discouraged. There should be no weapons of any kind brought to school on Halloween.


All AM Kindergarten students are invited to participate in the Outdoor Parade. (NOTE: PM Kindergarten attends school on this half day.) Please bring your child to old main entrance by 8:45AM. Mrs. Feher will bring the AM class to Ms. Cell's room where they will lead the parade. Please pick up your child after the parade at the old main entrance.


We look forward to a frightful and delightful Halloween!

Trunk or Treat!

In an effort to simplify the registration for the Trunk or Treat event on October 30th, GHSA is happy to offer a virtual signup through the below google document. Please click the following link to sign up https://forms.gle/ZLKM9GD77YgdGeUw6


Once you register virtually, please promptly submit your payment. Payment may be made by CASH, CHECK (made payable to GHSA) or VENMO. PLEASE NOTE: Your family will not be fully registered for the event if we do not receive a payment by October 22nd.


If you choose to host a parking spot, there is no charge for your family to attend the event.

We hope to see all of you there!

GHSA

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Gayman Elementary School

Click here to access the Gayman Elementary School website.

Get Cleared to Volunteer

If you wish to volunteer or chaperone, please know that your clearances must be up-to-date with the Central Bucks School District.


If your clearances are current, simply upload them into the App Garden - Volunteer Tracker. If your clearances have expired, or you need to begin the clearance process, simply click on the Required Documents for the directions. Once approved, you may upload them into the App Garden - Volunteer Tracker.


For more information, consult the Human Resources Volunteer Required Paperwork webpage.

Boomerang Youth Recognition Award

The Boomerang Youth Recognition Award is a district-wide monthly program which honors youth in our community for exemplifying a chosen Developmental Assets®.


Do you know a child who is actively engaged in learning? Then, consider nominating that student for the October award, Asset #22: School Engagement.


Anyone can nominate a CBSD student for a Boomerang Youth Recognition Award. Complete the nomination form and send it to Liz Meier, our student support counselor, by October 25th.

Smart Futures: Career Readiness

Welcome back to Sparks!


Last spring, the students in grades 3-6 were introduced to Smart Futures. Smart Futures is an online career development platform which focuses on grade-specific activities for students and manages the outcomes of the activities in a portfolio which meets the required PA Career Readiness Standards. Last year, students in grades 3-6 completed a limited number of activities but this year we will be asking all elementary students to complete the activities for their grade. Any student who chooses, can do the activities in the previous grade band to have a complete portfolio for career readiness. This is an opportunity for you to see Smart Futures at home with your daughter/son.


Smart Futures allows students to discover what they like to do, learn about careers they might want to investigate and even how to develop a budget. To learn more about Smart Futures watch this short video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CAovnVPPEXc

Attendance

Parents and guardians are able to submit an absence request via the Parent Portal. When a student is absent from school, but the school did not receive communication from the parent or guardian, a text message and email will be sent.


Information regarding how to use the Parent Portal to report an absence can be found here.


All attendance questions can be directed to Christine Stevens, cstevens@cbsd.org, in the Gayman Office.

Access to Technology

Currently, the Technology and Innovation Department blocks Microsoft Office 365 logins to Outlook, OneDrive, ClassLink, and Canvas from foreign countries. This aids in protecting our CBSD user accounts and organization from malicious computer attacks from outside of the United States.


Students who travel cannot assume their devices will work once they leave the United States. Furthermore, Board Policy 204 requires students exceeding fifteen (15) consecutive days absence, per school year, for family travel will be withdrawn from school. Students can be re-entered upon return. For student out-of-country access requests, please follow this procedure going forward:


Vacation approval must be received from the building administrator to allow access for virtual learning while outside of the United States. Access to technology for short vacations is not approved at this time.

Thank you, Weis!

Weis generously donated $400, a portion of parents' purchases, to Gayman Elementary Home and School. Thank you, Weis and thank you, parents!


Click here to learn more about the Weis4School Program.

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GHSA Committee Announcement

The Gayman Home & School Association has a number of committees which raise funds for student activities, assemblies, library, school & student needs, teacher appreciation, etc. We rely on our parent volunteers to help us successfully run these programs. Getting involved in committees is a great way to meet other parents and help enhance the Gayman educational/social experience with fun activities for our kids! Thank you in advance for your time and effort! GHSA could not exist without you!

To sign up, please click the following link https://forms.gle/AxygofsNepFziU2y7


*Important note: We are hopeful that all GHSA Sponsored Events and Activities will take place this year but given that covid is still a concern, GHSA will monitor the situation to ensure all activities are safe. Thank you for your continued support.


Gayman Home & School Association (GHSA)

Jen Kanyok ghsapres@gmail.com

Kristin Jones ghsavp1@gmail.com

Nancy Dickson ghsavp2@gmail.com

Tracy DiCanto ghsatres@gmail.com

Jennifer Davis ghsatres1@gmail.com

Kimberly Gauthier ghsasecretary@ghsa.com

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GroupVine

Sign up for our Home & School GroupVine email communication. This communication tool will be GHSA’s primary method of communication going forward and we don’t want you (and your kids) to miss out on any fun! To sign up, click here: Gayman Home and School | Subscribe (groupvine.com)

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CBSD Farmers Market

Any Central Bucks family who may need a little extra food assistance is welcome to join us on the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of every month at Barclay Elementary School. Our drive-up food distributions run from 4:30 to 5:30 PM. By our estimates, 1,500 CB children may experience temporary or chronic food insecurity—a statistic which should not exist in a community with our resources.


If you have any questions about the market, please email jbrereton@cbsd.org or mamcdonald@cbsd.org.

Follow us on Twitter @CBGaymanES

Come join our digital community!

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Gayman Student Handbook 2021-2022

As policies are adapted throughout the school year, Central Bucks School District school board policies will supersede the Gayman Elementary School Student Handbook