05/26/2017

posted May 26, 2017, 11:49 AM by Suzanne Bowen   [ updated May 26, 2017, 11:51 AM ]

Good afternoon.  During our morning announcements today, I read, "The 3 Holidays Announcement”, to the student body.  This was to acknowledge the sacrifices made by the “Blue” and “Gold” Star military families.  I also explained what the stars represented and took the opportunity to remind the students that this weekend they should keep in their thoughts those who have made the ultimate sacrifice for our nation.

 

Also, two of our students (Nathaniel Poll and Brayden Taylor) created a display honoring veterans and those who died fighting for our country.  It was a representation of a family dinner table with items that symbolized the sacrifices that families make when they send their son/daughter off to war.

 

On Memorial Day, our middle and high school band will once again lead the town in remembrance of those who have fallen in the annual Memorial Day Parade here in the Village.  The ceremony begins at 10:00 am in front of the Gilford Community Church.  This is always a very special event.

 

Kudos to our band and choir performers who were “spot on” at Tuesday night’s Fisher Cats game in Manchester.  They made GMS very proud once again!

 

Also making us proud here, were the students who attended last Friday night’s dance.  As one chaperone put it, “you could not have asked for a better group of kids.”  I couldn’t agree more….

 

Next Friday (6/2) is the last chance to order this year’s edition of our school yearbook.  There will be no extras ordered thus none to purchase after next Friday.  Please go to the Josten’s website to order.  

 

I have also attached this month’s flyer from the Gilford Parks and Recreation program.

 

Tip from the Middle Years* - Sun Smart - Encourage your child to be smart about outdoor safety habits this time of year and into the summer.  Have her drink lots of water to stay hydrated; when’s she thirsty, with meals, and while she’s active outside.  Also, make sure she knows to wear sunscreen even on cool, overcast days, since harmful UV rays still come through.

 

Thank you and have a nice long weekend with your families.

 

Peter

 

 

*Resources for Educators - May, 2017

 



Attachments available for 30 days until Sunday, June 25, 2017:
P&R News May '17.pdf
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