posted May 8, 2017, 4:04 AM by Suzanne Bowen

Good afternoon.  Our students finished strong this past week with the last part of their SBAC (math portion) test.  I am very proud at the effort they put into the assessment.

I have attached three documents to this email:  The Gilford Got Lunch registration; our Summer Math Academy overview and registration; and a letter from our very own Chief of Police, Anthony Burpee on alcohol awareness.

Congratulations to the following students for their wins on the PTA’s annual poetry contest:  Noah Bolduc (Grade 5, “Forest”), Samuel Leggett (Grade 6, “On the Brightest Morning”), Valeria Ramos (Grade 7, “Another Sanctuary”), Kayla Loureiro (Grade 8, “Dear Younger Self”), and Lily Burleigh (overall GMS winner, “Glass Eyes”).  Poetry Night will be held on May 17 at 6:00 at the Gilford Public Library.  The winners will share their poems and receive their prizes.

Your 8th Grade son/daughter should have come home with the order form for their class t-shirt.  The cost of $20 includes the t-shirt and for the refreshments served at the Moving Up Day ceremony.  Please have your student bring the fee in CASH and form to Mrs. Nicol by Tuesday, May 16.  Any questions, please email Lisa Hart.

The Monster Band Concert will be on Thursday at 7:00 in the high school auditorium.  Bands from grades 5-12 will be entertaining us that evening.

Tip from the “Middle Years”* - Keep on Learning; Take math on the road - Have your middle schooler practice doing math in her head with this car-trip activity.  Suggest that she add, subtract, multiply, or divide numbers she spots on the way.  If she sees a sign for 7th Street and a 25 mph speed limit, she might multiply 7 x 25 or divide 25 by 7.  Turn it into a game, let her call out the problem. The first person to answer correctly gives the next equation.

Thank you and enjoy the rest of your Sunday.


*Resources for Educators, May 2017

Attachments available for 30 days until Tuesday, June 06, 2017:
Alcohol Awareness Month Letter.pdf
GGL 2017 Reg Form & Info.pdf