03/23/17

posted Mar 23, 2017, 11:46 AM by Suzanne Bowen

Good afternoon.  I just came from a “concert” down in our Band Room where Paul Warnick’s Unified Arts class, Rock Band, put on their final performance.  As always, they were impressive; it is amazing how quickly Mr. Warnick can get them to form a band.  And they warmed my heart by playing tunes by the Beatles and the Stones!

From our school nurse, Beth Haddock:  Four batches of EpiPens have been recalled due to failure to activate.  All EpiPens kept in the Health Office have been checked and are unaffected.  Please check any that you may have at home for yourself or family members to ensure that they are still good to use.  Follow this link for more information (batch numbers, instructions, etc.).

I have attached the flyer for this summer’s Theatre Camp here at GMS.  This is a great opportunity for promising thespians to work with Mr. Demko on their dramatic skills.

Also attached, is the flyer for this year’s PTA Poetry Contest.  Poets can show off their talents and maybe even win an award!  The deadline to submit (to your Language Arts teacher) is April 18th.

We’ll try again:  The 7th & 8th grade dance will be held next Friday (3/31) from 6:30-8:00.  Hopefully, weather and last minute scheduling conflicts will not impede us this time!

From now until April 3rd, the Gilford Athletic Boosters are opening their online clothing store.  Please follow this link for GMS & GHS apparel. 

Middle school tennis will begin with a meeting on April 12th right after school in the gym lobby.  Chess Club will resume its schedule (this time on Thursdays) beginning April 20th.

Tip from the Middle Years*   No more “I can’t” – Your child might get rid of his “I can’ts” by putting them on paper.  He could write, “I can’t do this math formula’ or “I’m not good at basketball.”  Then, have him tear the paper into pieces and throw them away.  He may find that this actions gives him a fresh start.  Also, encourage him to add the word “yet” when he says he can’t do something.  For example, “I can’t do that math formula, yet” or “I’m not good at 3-pointers, yet.”  That will remind him that it’s a matter of time and effort until he can.

Thank you and hope you have a happy Friday!

Peter

 

*Resources for Educators, February 2017


Attachments available for 30 days until Saturday, April 22, 2017:
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SUMMER CAMP FLYER 2017 (1).pdf
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