05/22/2020

Good morning. Thank you for your help in getting your kids to work on their Time Capsules. So far, I have received 208 (out of 329). Both you and they will wish they had these done when they get to June of their senior year at GHS. They can still work on these (even if they have already shared it with me) until June 11.


My word (or virtue) of the week is “patience.” I have witnessed two incredible displays of people showing patience this week. One was yesterday when Mrs. Kovar was trying to have a fun game of “Math Kahoot!.” The internet was not cooperating so it took an awful long time to finally get it set up. The kids waiting for it to work were extremely patient. No complaining. And today, my staff was very patient with me while I was trying to run a faculty meeting; I guess 49 people in a “meet” is too much for Google. All of you have been patient throughout this remote learning. I know that are some things that, in hindsight, we could certainly have done differently. Unfortunately, we may have that “chance” next Fall to improve our remote learning experience for students. But in the meantime, your support means an awful lot to us. If you have any questions or need help, please reach out to any of us individually or use the gmshelp@sau73.org “help desk.”


In other news, we have moved our Moving Up Day celebration for the 8th graders from June 11 to June 8 so that students who need a Chromebook to watch the broadcast will be able to do so.


Although your child will need to return his/her Chromebook between June 8-11, your child will be able to return in the first week of July to get one for the summer, if they need to. I will send out a sign up to secure a slot for drop off in the next two weeks.


I have attached to this email, the flyer for next Saturday’s Gilford Rotary Club’s Food Drive to benefit Gilford Got Lunch. This will take place at the Gilford Youth Center from 9:00-Noon.


I know that the staff shares these same sentiments with me when I say that we work in a very good community. Thank you again for all you do for our town. Take care and enjoy this long weekend.


Peter







Attachments available for 30 days until Sunday, June 21, 2020:
Gilford Rotary Food Drive 2020.pdf
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