Gananda Blue Panther Gazette

Weekly Newsletter of Gananda Central School District

District News

May 15, 2019

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Upcoming Sporting Events

Varsity Baseball Plays at Frontier Field Tonight!

Tonight's the night! Gananda Varsity Baseball is playing at Frontier Field tonight at 7:00pm vs. Williamson. Parking and admission are free.

Track and Field League Championships

Come out and support the Gananda Track and Field Team as they compete in the League Championships! The event will be held on Friday, May 17 at Waterloo High School beginning at 4:30pm.

Congratulations to our athletes who qualified for their event(s) and placed in the top 32 in the league.

Noah Mueller - 110 and 400 hurdles, triple jump

Neko Ferrara - 100 meter dash, 200 meter dash and 400 meter dash

Justin Kurdziel-Tai - 200 meter dash and shotput

Darby McNamara - 2000 meter steeplechase

Christian Jenny - High jump

Nathan Clarcq - 800 meter run

Upcoming Senior Nights Planned for Spring Sports

Senior Celebrations will be held prior to the start of these home games:

Girls Lacrosse: Thursday, May 16 vs Eastridge at 6:30pm
Softball: Tuesday, May 21 vs. Sodus at 4:00pm
Baseball: Tuesday, May 21 vs. Sodus at 4:30pm

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Gananda's UPK and and Kindergarten Registration

Gananda's Pre-K and Kindergarten Enrollment for the 2019-2020 school year is now open. All students currently enrolled in Gananda's UPK program will roll-over to the next level (ie - current UPK 3's to UPK 4 and current UPK 4's to Kindergarten)unless we are notified otherwise. Registration packets are now available.
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To all 8th Grade Parents/Guardians:


8th grade students will be attending a high school visit on May 28th in the morning. The event will last about an hour and students will be bused to the high school and back.

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Attention Middle School Parents

It is time for your incoming 7th and 8th graders to choose their electives for next school year.


Please follow the link below for the grade your child will be in next year and fill out the elective choices with your student.


7th Grade 2019-2020

https://forms.gle/KFYhgXaUUPqnRhQTA


8th Grade 2019-2020

https://forms.gle/4JUFwM1HksmJEv7h6


If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the middle school guidance office.

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A Reminder to Elementary School Parents


Please remove all dangling toys from your child's ID (bus) tag and lanyard. Such objects are a safety concern when a child wears their lanyard or gets on or off a bus. Please find a different location for these small items.

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Attention Richard Mann Families

If your child is absent or needs to leave school early please contact your child's school accordingly.

  • Richard Mann Elementary contact the attendance line at (315) 986-3521 prompt # 1 for RMES and then prompt # 2 for attendance line.
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Kindergarten Through Fourth Grade Parents Only

Dear Parents:

During the months of May and June, the Richard Mann teachers and myself will be devoting considerable time and energy placing children into classrooms for the upcoming year. It is the building philosophy to create classes that support learning for all children. Therefore, the primary goal of the placement process is to produce classes that are balanced in terms of gender, abilities, social maturity and peer relationships, and which are likely to foster healthy and productive learning environments.


Please use the following link to access the Parent Input Form: https://forms.gle/gdEYXGo5bPdoHDGe9


FORMS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED AFTER Friday, May 24, 2019

Thank you for your help in this very important process.



Sincerely,


Kimberly Ernstberger

Elementary Principal

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Reminder: The elementary bus loop is unavailable for student pick up or drop off

As a reminder, elementary students will no longer be able to be in the bus loop in the front of Richard Mann Elementary at any time when school is in session. Due to the number of busses we have going in and out of the bus loop with the addition of UPK, cars are no longer be able to pick up or drop off students in the main bus loop. As you face the main entrance of Richard Mann Elementary, the small bus loop to the left of the building's main entrance can be used for student pick up and drop off. We have staff assisting students in the small bus loop at arrival and dismissal for those not utilizing bus transportation.
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There is a blood drive Tuesday May 21st from 7:30-1:00 in the high school gym. There is no appointment necessary. If you donate you will get a $5 Amazon gift card, free pizza and a free tshirt! Hope to see you there!
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Gananda Alumni Lacrosse Games

Calling all past lacrosse players! The Gananda Alumni Association will be hosting alumni lacrosse games this year.There will be a women's game and a men's game taking place on June 23 on the turf field. The women's game begins at 12 noon and the men's game starts at 2:00pm.

Participation is free but registration is encouraged! Please email Dawn Nodar at dmloth@yahoo.com. Please include name and year graduated. After each game pizza and drinks will be given to all alumni participating. There will also be a concession stand for spectators. Please join us!

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Therapy Dogs






The Gananda Board of Education has recently adopted a policy to include therapy dogs. Interacting with a therapy dog has many physical and emotional benefits, helping students to relax and destress. We are excited to be introducing a therapy dog to Mrs. Peterson’s class at the high school, and to a classroom at the Gananda Middle School in the near future. All therapy dogs and owners have been tested and accredited by Therapy Dogs International (TDI) or a comparable authority. A therapy dog will always be on leash and under the supervision of their owner.

If your student has a dog allergy, please notify the appropriate school office.

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Gananda Dollars for Scholars News and Events

Attention Seniors and Senior Parents

The Gananda Dollars for Scholars(GDFS) invites you to attend the senior luncheon on Friday, June 7th from 11:30-12:15. Lunch will be broccoli alfredo, pasta marinara with meatball, tossed salad, and milk or water. The cost is $2.75. Students can pay using their student accounts or cash. Parent can pay for their lunch with cash. A dessert table will be provided by GDFS.

Please be sure to RSVP to rhondaptak@gmail.com.

Amazon Smiles

Did you know that you can help GDFS by shopping online? If you use Amazon, you can help raise money for scholarships! Simply start off by going to AmazonSmile, and select Scholarship America, Gananda Dollars for Scholars as the organization you want to support. From then on, you just go to AmazonSmile to shop and you have access to the same site as Amazon or Amazon Prime. That's it! About 0.5% of your purchase before tax will be donated to GDFS.

Events

Gananda Dollars for Scholars, Rewarding Achievement, Supporting Potential

Monday June 3rd @ 7:00 in HS Auditorium-GDFS Awards Ceremony


Tueday June 11th @ 6:15 in HS Library-Last GDFS Meeting of the school year

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Strategic Plan Surveys Coming Soon!

Gananda Central School District is nearing the halfway mark for the 5-year strategic plan which will conclude in June of 2021. As such, we will be sending out survey questions to all of our students, staff, parents, and community members to gather input as to the progress we have made so far. Be on the look out for emails in the coming weeks about participation in the surveys.

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Here Comes the Bus

Don't be left in the cold waiting for the bus! Be sure to download the Here Comes The Bus app today! You can find out more information on our website.

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Gananda PTO Meeting

Gananda PTO will meetings will be held the first Tuesday of the month at 7pm for the remainder of the school year. The next meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, June 4.

The meeting will be located at the middle school cafeteria from 7:00pm-8:00pm.

Discussions will include upcoming volunteer and committee opportunities.

All interested parents, administrators, faculty, and staff are welcome.

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Support for Mr. Flansburg

We are keeping Mr. Flansburg and his family in our thoughts as he begins his courageous battle with lung cancer. A gofundme page has been set up to help with his medical costs if anyone is interested in offering support.

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Gananda Education Foundation Seeking New Members

Please consider joining the Gananda Education Foundation in their upcoming meetings. Meetings are held at 6:30pm in the Middle School Library. The dates for upcoming meetings are as follows:


May 14, 2019

June 18, 2019

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Did you know?
Parents/guardians are responsible for having medications delivered directly to the school in a properly labeled original container by an adult, unless the student has a health care provider attestation to carry and use the specific medication independently. The self carry & administer form (which can be found our web page) must remain on file in the health office. Parents/guardians are also responsible for PICKING UP medication from school.

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