Gananda Blue Panther Gazette

Weekly Newsletter of Gananda Central School District

District News

May 1, 2019

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Richard Mann Celebrates National Physical Fitness and Sports Week May 1-7

Richard Mann Elementary is celebrating National Physical Fitness and Sports Week May 1 through May 7, and we want our Richard Mann families to join in on the fun too! We are asking that each of our elementary students and their families participate in special activities during the week to promote healthy lifestyles. On Monday, April 29, students received a form with a designated activity to do as a family each day of the physical fitness and sports week -- things like take a bike ride, or have a dance party. Once the activity is complete, simply sign off on the form and turn it into Mrs. Bufano and enter to win a prize! Healthy bodies help create healthy minds. #HealthMovesMinds
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Get Your Prom Tickets

This year's Junior/Senior Prom is Friday, May 10th at 6:00 pm. It will be held at Ravenwood Golf Club in Victor. Prom tickets are now on sale and will be sold through May 3. Tickets will be sold during high school advisement in the atrium. The cost is $55 and students can pay via cash or check (made out to Gananda CSD).
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Support the Gananda Education Foundation and Blue Heron Hills on Prom Night 2019! Make your dinner reservations today!

Blue Heron Hills will be open for pre - prom pictures on May 10th.

Join the Gananda Education Foundation for dinner and drinks after the pictures.
Call (315-986-5888 ex 24) for reservations.

A portion of the proceeds from people making reservations will be donated to the Gananda Education Foundation.

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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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Gananda Dollars for Scholars News and Events

Mother's Day, on May 12, is a major shopping holiday and a great time to increase Gananda Dollars for Scholars, Inc.'s AmazonSmile donations. With the below copy and banners, simply remind your supporters to shop at smile.amazon.com to generate an AmazonSmile donation for Gananda Dollars for Scholars, Inc..

When you shop Mother's Day gifts at smile.amazon.com/ch/46-4828542, AmazonSmile donates to Gananda Dollars for Scholars, Inc..

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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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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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Coming Soon - Prepackaged School Supply Sale!

The Gananda Education Foundation will be offering pre-packaged school supplies for the 2019-2020 school year. Online ordering will be available soon. Each supply kit offers teacher approved school supplies and includes trusted brands such as Elmer, Crayola, and Dixon. Save precious time searching for those hard to find items! Stay tuned for more information coming soon!
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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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Daddy/Daughter Dance

The Paris package can be purchased for $45 which includes the dance, mini mani pedi, updo and a personalized oo la la bag. Tickets will also be sold al carte for $25 dance, $5 mini mani pedi $10 up do and $15 for the oo la la bag. For more information, email Ann Miller-Michaels

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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, May 7.

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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