GES Paw Prints - 11/06/19
Note from Mr. FitzGerald
Such exciting times around our fabulous school! This past Monday, we had an amazing time celebrating the Play 60 Challenge with the Baltimore Ravens. We had Ravens cheerleaders, Poe the Mascot, and wide receiver Sean Modster here to applaud our efforts with exercise and healthy living. We had a TON of pictures taken from the Ravens, our staff, and our Howard County Communications Dept. We are working on creating one shared folder for all of the photos. Once we have it all finished, we'll be sure to share it with everyone.
Although Mother Nature interfered with our first attempt at the Turkey Trot, the weather is looking good for our second attempt this Monday, November 11th. We hope you are able to come volunteer and join in on the fun. If you haven't let Turkey Trot Coordinator Ray Somerville know you are available, please send him an e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. The next edition of Paw Prints is coming home on Wednesday, November 20th. If there is anything that you need between now and then, do not hesitate to contact me.
Have a great rest of your day!
Dates To Remember for 2019
Attendance Procedures: When your child has been absent, please send a note in immediately on your child’s return to school. The note should be sent within 2 days of returning and include:
A doctor’s note is preferred for medical appointments. We encourage you to have your child attend class both before and after medical appointments when possible.
If you have any further questions, please contact the health room.
Information and Application for Free and Reduced Meals Most parents know that the Free and Reduced-Price Meals program offers meal benefits, but did you know there are many other benefits for qualified families? Here is a partial list:
For more information, go to www.hcpss.org/farms/.
Jump Rope for Heart Event
Turkey Trot and Fall Festival News
Just a reminder that our Turkey Trot and Fall Festival have been rescheduled for Monday, November 11th. Please have your student dress for cold weather and wear sneakers for this event. If you can volunteer, we'd love to have you. Please email Ray Somerville at email@example.com. Thank you!!!
Thrive by Five, an Essential Family Institute Parent Conference
Saturday, November 16. 8:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Onsite Child Care is available for ages 2 and up (space is limited; once you have registered for the event, call 410-313-1442 to reserve a child care spot)
Resilience- The Biology of Stress & The Science of Hope
Tuesday, December 10 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm Doors Open at 6:30 pm/ Film Begins 7:00 pm
Parents, early educators and community leaders are invited to a free showing of Resilience, a powerful documentary that explores the profound long-term effects of toxic stress, a condition that affects many young children in our community. Researchers have recently discovered this dangerous biological syndrome caused by abuse and neglect during childhood that correlates to adult health problems such as heart disease, cancer and obesity. Resilience discusses the groundbreaking Adverse Childhood experience study (ACES) and how these early experiences affect the health and well being of families. An interactive discussion after screening the film will center on the scientific data, offer solutions to help children deal with and overcome the effects of toxic stress and discover ways to increase their resilience. Participants will identify the effects of toxic stress on the body and discover ways to increase resilience in children.
Department of Community Resources and Services
FREE! To Register, visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/resilience-the-biology-of-stress-the-science-of-hope-tickets-77532569001 To request accommodations to attend or need this in an alternate format, call at least one week in advance at 410- 313-1442 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Clean Out Your Closet Challenge
Guilford is participating in the Clothing to Cash Recycling Program
Help our school raise money! We accept New and Used clothing, shoes, sneakers, towels, textiles, and stuff animals. We want items in ALL conditions unwanted, outgrown, and out of style.
All items must be in a plastic bag and tied shut. Look for the large white collection bin in the school parking lot. Collections will be Reworn, Repurposed or finally Recycled.
Save our landfills and give your items a second life. This is a easy way for our school to raise money. Help support our school & save the environment one bag at a time!
The Turkey Trot and Fall Fest has been moved to it’s rain date of November 11th (Monday) and we are super excited for the students. We are still looking for help on the day of to run events (sign up here).
The PTA will be hosting its annual potluck dinner for the teachers on the first night of Parent/Teacher Conferences (11/25). We are looking for parents who are able to donate dishes to show how much we appreciate all the extra work our Guilford Teachers are putting in (sign up here).
Our next PTA meeting is November 12th from 6:30-8:00pm in the media center, childcare is provided.
If you haven't joined PTA yet, it's not too late! You can download the form from our website at http://www.guilfordpta.com/whatwedo/membership/ and even pay for your membership online!
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