Gayman Gazette

Go the Extra Mile! September 20th Edition

GHSA Book Fair - Thank you!

Thank you to the Book Fair Committee for all of your work to make the book fair fun and successful. Thank you to all the students who purchased books! If there is money left on an e-wallet, the funds can be used to make purchases online with scholastic. Happy Reading!
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Mark Your Calendar

  • Now - Tuesday, Oct. 4th: GHSA Family Dues
  • Monday, Sept. 26th: CBSD Schools Closed (Rosh Hashanah)
  • Wednesday, Sept. 28th @ 3:35PM: Kids Care Club
  • Thursday, Sept. 29th @ 9:00AM: GHSA Homeroom/Committee Chair Meeting
  • Thursday, Sept. 29th @ 10:00AM: GHSA General Membership Meeting
  • Friday, Sept. 30th: Picture Day
  • Wednesday, Oct. 5th: CBSD Closed (Yom Kippur)
  • Wednesday, Oct. 12th @ 8:00AM: Gayman Student Council Meeting
  • Wednesday, Oct. 12th: 5th Grade Field Trip to Peace Valley - Soil Secrets
  • Monday, Oct. 17th - Thursday, Oct. 20th: Art Goes to School
  • Monday, Oct. 24th: CBSD Closed (Diwali)
  • Wednesday, Oct 26th - Thursday, Oct. 27th: 6th Grade Field Trip to Ropes Course
  • Friday, Oct. 28th @ 6:00-8:00PM: GHSA Fall Fest
  • Monday, Oct. 31st @ 9:00AM: Halloween Parade
  • Monday, Oct. 31st: Early Dismissal/Teacher In-Service in PM

* Click here for the 2022-2023 District Calendar.

** Click here for access the 2022-2023 Gayman School Calendar.

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5th & 6th Grade Choir

If your child is interested in joining the Gayman Choir, complete the permission form, detach, and return to Mrs. Simon.

If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to email Lisa Simon, music teacher, at

Elementary Instrument & Strings Enrollment

Enrollment is open for the strings and band programs at Gayman this year! Click here to register your child to play an instrument. Questions? Email Mrs. Quinn (strings) or Mr. Losch (band).

Laptop Breakage

We have seen a rise in the amount of screen breaks for student laptops. Our policy covers for 2 broken screens per device. If your child’s laptop screen breaks 3 times, we will be required to send you an invoice for the repair and labor. The current cost for this is $200. Please remind your child to care for their laptops. Some simple steps to assist are:

  • Use two hands when holding or moving the device.
  • Use clean hands while using the laptop or iPad.
  • Use only the provided digital pen or finger on the screen.
  • Use only the power adapter that came with the device.
  • Use a microfiber cloth to clean the screen.
  • Keep device stored in the provided case. This includes traveling through the hallways, on buses, or anytime the device is not being utilized.
  • Make sure nothing is on the keyboard, close the lid, and remove all cables if any are plugged into the laptop. Place laptop in your bag carefully.
  • Be careful when placing your case on the floor. Keep the device off the floor so screens do not get stepped on by others.

Attendance Information

All absences may be entered through the Parent Portal.

Click here for more information, including directions on how to upload a student absence:

Managing Student Attendance.

Volunteering Information

To volunteer at a class party or chaperone a field trip, your clearances must be up-to-date.

If your clearances are current, upload them into the App Garden - Volunteer Tracker. If your clearances have expired, or you need to begin the clearance process, click on the Required Documents for the directions. For more information, consult the Human Resources Volunteer Required Paperwork webpage.

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Free and Reduced Lunch

Click on the video below for information about the free and reduced lunch process, other available assistance, and the district farmer’s market at Barclay.
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Homeroom Parent/Assistant & Committee Meeting

If you signed up for any GHSA committees this year—or still want to!—or if you've been selected as a homeroom parent/assistant (those who were selected were notified on 9/19), join us in the All-Purpose Room on Thursday, September 29th at 9am to learn more about your role and what's coming next! Can't make it in person? Find us online! JOIN MEETING

Meeting ID: 890 3224 6600

Password: 339953

GHSA General Meeting

Mark your calendars! If you've always wanted to get involved at Gayman—just a little bit, or in a bigger way—please join us at the first general Home and School meeting of the year, Thursday, September 29th at 10am in the All-Purpose Room. Volunteer opportunities, special events and more will be on the agenda. Can't make it in person? Find us online! JOIN MEETING

Meeting ID: 890 3224 6600

Password: 339953

Kids Care Club September

Kids Care Club, Gayman's own student volunteer group, will be having its first event of the school year on Wednesday, September 28th from 3:30 to 5pm. We'll be talking about the environment with Diane Smith of Honey Hollow (Bucks County Audubon Society). She'll be telling us about the Clean the Earth initiative...and how Gayman students can help!

We'll jump right in by heading outside to pick up litter on Gayman's property. In whatever time is left, we'll create posters to hang in the school hallways and encourage fellow students to clean up the earth, too!

Click on the this link to learn more and sign up: Kids Care Club September event!

GHSA Family Dues

This school year, the Gayman Home and School Association (GHSA) will be continuing to use annual Family Dues to help supplement the cost of all the amazing experiences the GHSA helps bring to Gayman Elementary.

Some of the experiences your children will have the ability to participate in, with the help of the GHSA are: Popsicles on the Playground, Fall Festival, Bingo, Dance, Library Technology, Author’s Day, School Assemblies, Kids Care Club and the End of Year Picnic. If you have any questions, please contact us at

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Community Relations & Resources

Click here to access information about CBSD Community Relations.

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Gayman Elementary Student Handbook 2022-2023

Click here for school-wide information including birthdays, cell phone use and more.

Gayman Elementary Student Code of Conduct

Click here to access the Gayman Elementary Student Code of Conduct.

Stop and Think Form

The Gayman staff recognizes that every child can have a challenging day. If a child misbehaves, then he/she will receive a verbal warning. If the misbehavior happens a second time, then the child will receive a Stop and Think form (see image below). This form is a reminder about what appropriate behavior looks like and sounds like at Gayman Elementary. It will be signed by the child, and parent, and returned to their teacher.
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