Whole School trip to the Nutcracker!

This winter our schoolwide show will include all students to perform The Nutcracker on the evening of December 21st. More information will be provided as the time gets closer. Your child will be told what outfit to wear for the part to be portrayed.

Since the students will be performing the Nutcracker, we will be taking all of our students to a performance of the show performed by actors at the Sangre de Cristo Arts Center on the 15th of November. Children are asked to bring $5.00 to cover the entry fee. The performance will be at 10:30 and students will return to school for afternoon classes.

The Annual One Room School House Celebration!

Each year Gardner School students and staff recreate the structure of the One Room Schoolhouse days. The theme this year will be Feasts, Family, and Friends from around the world happening on November 16th.  Children come dressed-up in the “One Room School House” style, they are split into multi-aged groups and do hands-on activities throughout the day. High school seniors, who attended the Gardner school are invited to return for the day. A hospitality room is set up for guests to visit and share stories. They are also welcome to visit the classrooms. Pull out your gingham, overalls and, please, come join us!

Scholastic BOOK Fair October 30-November 9

Usually our annual book fair is during parent/teacher conferences, but this year we were unable to schedule it during the meetings. But, it is on its way. We hope that you can send some money with your kids or that you can stop by to go shopping. It is a great time to stock up on holiday presents. If you plan on coming by for the Halloween Parties next Tuesday, we will make sure that we open the book fair.

If we sell $700. dollars worth of books than the school will get 50% of the profit in books. So, come out and support the annual book fair. HAPPY READING!

An Opportunity for Parents and Community Members: PALS

On Tuesday, October 24, at 3:00 in the school’s lab there will be a training for People Actively Listening to Students (PALS) volunteers. The volunteers will meet with 3-4 students in 1st-4th grades each Tuesday during the Success Academy for 15-20 minutes to assist children reading books. The adults and children remain with the same partners throughout the year and a mentoring bond evolves between them. This is a rewarding experience for both children and adults. If you cannot commit to becoming a weekly PAL, we are always looking for substitutes on occasion. Please give Pam a call or show up at the school on Tuesday.

A Thank you to all the Gardner School Families

I’d like to thank all of the parents who drove up unexpectedly this Thursday to collect your children following the school’s evacuation. All of you were so understanding and I must say that it is great working with each of you. Not only did all of you make the drive up during the day, but the majority of parents drove back to attend conferences. We appreciate all of your dedication.

If you were unable to get back to Gardner for conferences, please give us a call at school to reschedule your conferences with teachers.

Thank you,

Pam Levie

Parent-Teacher Conferences

On October 19th from 3:00-7:00 we will be holding parent-teacher conferences. Your child will be bringing home an appointment time scheduled note later this week. Please confirm and return the note or phone the school immediately if the time needs to be adjusted. We do everything within our power to approach 100% participation. We know that having parental input such as individual conferences makes a huge impact!

The Nutcracker(s)

This winter our schoolwide show will include all students to perform The Nutcracker on the evening of December 21st. More information will be provided as the time gets closer. Your child will be told what outfit to wear for the part to be portrayed.

Since we are performing the Nutcracker, we will be taking all of our students to a performance of the show performed by actors at the Sangre de Cristo Arts Center on the 15th of November. Children are asked to bring $5.00 to cover the entry fee. The performance will be at 10:30 and students will return to school for afternoon classes.