posted Jan 5, 2018, 11:04 AM by Suzanne Bowen

Good afternoon.  I want to start by wishing you all good luck this weekend in avoiding having frozen pipes in your homes; it’s gonna be a frigid one!

The PTA is sponsoring a movie night for 5th & 6th graders that will be held next Friday (1/12) at 6:15 in our gym.  The movie they are showing is, “Despicable Me 3.”  There will be popcorn and drinks supplied by both the PTA and our middle school Volunteer Steering Committee.  And best of all, the PTA is footing the bill for everything; this is a no-cost event!

Those of you who are enrolled in the PTA’s after-school Spanish program are reminded that it begins next Tuesday in Mrs. Master’s room (538) here at the middle school.  It will run from 2:45-3:30; please be prompt in picking your child.  If you have specific questions regarding the class, please contact Annie Zukas over at the high school.

Unified Basketball Coach, Chris Parker, is looking for additional members to join his team this winter.  This is wonderful opportunity for students who are looking to learn the basics of basketball (or hone their skills), build teamwork skills, recognize the importance of safety on a full court, and, most importantly, have fun.  Any boy or girl in all grades may join.  Basketball knowledge/skill is optional; a positive attitude is a must.  The team, in partnership with Special Olympics of NH, participates in several practices, home/away games with teams in the area (Laconia, Alton, Winnisquam, Belmont, etc).  The season ends with a multi-team jamboree and social event.  Last year, we also played a thrilling game at the high school with GHS alumni.  If you want to be part of a stress-free, fun, and uber rewarding experience, this is for you.  Please let either myself or Mr. Parker know if your child is interested.  Sign-up sheets are outside the main office; our first game is next Thursday here at GMS.

A friendly reminder that if you’d like to order a yearbook for your child, just follow this link to the Josten’s website to order one.

Winter Carnival permission slips will be coming home soon.  The earlier we get them back, the easier it is for us to plan a smooth event.  The event takes place on February 8 and kids have the option of skiing/tubing at Gunstock, skating at the Merrill Fay Ice Arena, or staying back at GMS.  Skaters can also tube and ski (granted that they have their own equipment and know where it will be up at the mountain).  Those spending the entire day at Gunstock may rent equipment.

Next week’s events:

  • Monday = Boys A/B Basketball (4:00/5:00); Girls A/B Basketball at InterLakes (4:00/5:00); School Board Meeting (6:00)

  • Tuesday = Nordic Ski Meet at Kearsarge (3:00; students dismissed at 12:45)

  • Wednesday = Early Release (12:20); Girls/Boys A Basketball (4:00/5:00)

  • Thursday = Unified Basketball (3:30); Alpine Ski Meet (9:30)

  • Friday = Girls B/A Basketball (3:30/4:30); Boys B/A Basketball at Newfound (3:30/4:30)

Thank you and keep warm!