02/07/2017

posted Feb 8, 2017, 5:26 AM by Suzanne Bowen

Good morning.  How about those Patriots?!  It was nice to see how many students came to school yesterday wearing their Patriot gear, proudly.

Speaking of pride, our 7th and 8th grade Math Team has advanced to the State Round of this year’s Math Counts competition by finishing 3rd in last weekend’s regional competition up at Plymouth State University.  Students on the team going to the states are Shushu Sawyer, Mae Kenny, Matthew Farah, and Avery Marshall.  Shushu finished 2nd overall in the individual competition thus earning her a spot in the state competition, as well.  Other members who gave up their Saturday to compete for their school were Bridgette Dahl, Kat Mitchell, Kayla Loureiro, Carson Ormes, and Colby Smith.

Thursday is Winter Carnival Day up at Gunstock Ski Area and at the Merrill Fay Ice Arena.  Students wanting to stay at Gunstock will need a parent to sign them out at the mountain between 1:00-1:30 on the first floor at the main lodge.  Any student wishing to remain at Gunstock with someone other than their parent MUST have parental/guardian permission in WRITING to the office staff before we depart at 8:30 on Thursday.  Any students who is not properly “handed off” to an adult will have to come back to school on the bus.

Next Wednesday (2/15) at the Gilmanton School (6:00) there will be a presentation on mental illness awareness.  Justice John Broderick will be the speaker.  I encourage you to attend as this is an extremely prevalent issue in today’s society and Justice Broderick does an amazing job in his presentation.

No word yet on the status of tonight’s Town Deliberative Session but the School Deliberative Session is still scheduled for Thursday at 7:00 in the high school auditorium.

I have attached a flyer regarding the “Election Day Food Drive.”  This drive will benefit the Gilford Got Lunch program and will take place at the Gilford Youth Center on March 14 (Election Day).

Here’s another chance to order a middle school yearbook for your child.  Just follow this link to the Josten’s website and pre-order a yearbook as well as other merchandise.

A snow day tip from the Middle Years*:  Edible Engineering – Spaghetti “magic”:  How tall can your middle grader make a spaghetti tower that will support a large marshmallow?  She could build it with uncooked spaghetti and marshmallows and then balance a marshmallow on top.  Using what she learned from her first attempt, she can try again and aim higher.

Next week’s events:

Saturday/Sunday:  Boys/Girls A Basketball Tournament at Winnisquam Regional Middle School

Monday:  Unified Basketball at Alton (3:30); School Board Public Hearing on Budget (6:00) at the high school

Wednesday (2/15):  Early Release (12:20); Nordic Ski Meet at Hanover (2:30)

Thursday (2/16):  Alpine Ski Meet at Attitash (9:00); Unified Basketball Jamboree (3:30)

Thank you and have a nice day!

Peter

*Resources for Educators, February 2017

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