posted Sep 18, 2017, 4:13 AM by Suzanne Bowen

Good evening.  I just received an email with the subject line, “soccer behavior.”  Sadly, my gut reaction (based on years of experience) was “uh-oh, what happened?”  I was pleasantly surprised.  No, I was actually thrilled with the email.  This mother from Alton was commenting to me at how polite and respectful both our players and coaches were this afternoon.  Her son mentioned how nice it was.  Shame on me for expecting the negative; I should better because I know how well our athletes and coaches display good sportsmanship.  Kudos to coaches Davis and Bohn, and especially our athletes, for making me and GMS proud tonight.

For 8th Grade parents, I have attached a document regarding a wonderful opportunity for our 8th grade students as our technology teacher, Mrs. Damato, is working with the high school’s technology teacher, Mr. Caron, is exposing them to  the world of STEM.

As you are probably aware, each student has been assigned a Chromebook to them for the school year.  Although they are not allowed to take them home, they are responsible for their care here at school.  Unfortunately, some have been damaged thus we have had to send some bills home.  Please remind your child to be careful and take good care of them.

This week’s tip from the “Middle Years.”  Responsibility?  It’s All Mine!  Do your work as teachers might not always remind middle graders when homework is due or to hand it in.  Your tween should write due dates (in an agenda, planner, phone, calendar, etc) and put completed projects by the front door.  That way, they will be more likely to complete assignments and take them to school.  Tweens take on more responsibility in middle school.

Upcoming Events:

Monday = Volunteer Fingerprinting at the SAU Office (9:00-11:00)

Wednesday = Early Release (12:20)

Thursday = Harlem Wizards at Laconia High School to benefit the Boys and Girls Club (7:00)

Friday = Gilford Youth Center’s 6th Annual “Summer’s End Celebration” to help fund future programming at the GYC, including scholarships for their after-school program, school vacation camps, and pre-school and middle school summer camps (6:00-10:00/$15.00 pp)  RSVP at GYC or emailing Scott Hodsdon.

September 26 = Lynn Lyons presentation on how to manage worry in the family and at school.  This free event is sponsored by the PTA and Gilford Together (6:00-8:00 @ GHS)

September 29 = Free movie night (“The LEGO Batman Movie”) at the Village Field sponsored by the PTA (7:30)

October 14 = 80’s Throwback Party at Meadowbrook; this is the PTA’s major fundraising event to help out our schools (5:30-10:30).  Call or text (909) 855-2726

Thank you and enjoy the weekend.  And remember, tomorrow is the high school’s Homecoming; come and cheer on the teams!


Attachments available for 30 days until Sunday, October 15, 2017:
8th Grade Introductory TE Program.pdf