THIS SUMMER IN GARDNER: EVERY TUESDAY and SATURDAY 10:30 – 12:30
Beginning Saturday, June 1st, the vegetable and flower gardens at the Gardner School will be open to the public two mornings a week. We* invite you to join us to plant, weed, water, learn, share in early produce and have fun. The kids have already planted onions, potatoes, beets, carrots, spinach, cukes, tomatoes and much more and we have many, many flowers blooming. Depending on attendance, special events or projects will be planned. So, grab your hats and sunscreen and come on down. Everyone welcome. For more information, call Johnnye at 746-2345.
*Johnnye Mullen, Suzanne Watson and Keri Powers
May gets so so busy that I am posting major events that will run through the end of the school year:
3/4 Class PTSA show- May 9
Gardner to host Schoolboard Meeting-May 13
Pre/K to Pueblo Children’s Museum -May 15
1/2 Class PTSA show- May 15
½ to the Pueblo Zoo -May 16
⅚ to Camp Jackson- May 19-20
⅞ field trip to the science museum- May 22
Preschool graduation- May 22
All-school trip to Pueblo-May 23
⅚ School sleepover-May 23
JMHS Graduation- May 25
Memorial Day No School- May 27
8th-grade graduation- May 29 1:00
Awards (8:30), K graduation (9:00 AM),whole-school games (excuse at noon) May 30
Report cards will be sent home
Gardner School holds an art immersion day each spring, this year on April 29. We are looking for artists to spend an afternoon at the school working with small groups of students. If you have an art form that you could teach to youngsters, please call the school Monday-Thursday for more information! 746-2446
Thank you to the 16 artists who taught great sessions (and to the teachers who supported them). The artists sharing their skills included Steve and Lana (Mural), Douglas Blytheman,(Portraits) Imar Trujillo (Woodworking), Barb and Rado (Wildlife drawing), Katie Keeling (Clay), Shaunna Vigil (Origami) , Jaye Sudar (Sewing pouches), Bonnie Rose (Felting), Dave Roberts (Junkyard birdhouses), Bob Freese (Leatherwork), Rose Williams (Acrylic painting), Rachel Dimond (Sumi-e), Roz McCain (Quilting) and Carey Linn (Ojos de dios). This year’s artist afternoon was dedicated to three amazing local artists: Jimmy Robison, Clark Dimond, and Lash Baldwin. They will be greatly missed.
Thursday, April 25th Gardner School will host an Earth Day-themed Family Night. Come out for dinner, door prizes and activities to support literacy.
To make it easier for the Walsenburg families, we will keep your children entertained at the school so they do not have to make the trip back and forth from Walsenburg. Join us at 5:00 for dinner and we will follow with literacy-based fun. We hope that you will join us! Plan on staying until 7:00.
The Gardner School Race to Read competition has begun. We hope your children will participate in the reading challenge over the next six weeks! See all of the information below. All readers are WINNERS!
The Gardner School Carnival is coming soon. Save your allowance to come to join the fun. Taco dinner will be served to begin at 5:00. Carnival games, the cake walk, and bingo will run from 5:30-7:30. A silent auction will be run until 7:30. Come support the Gardner School’s largest fundraiser of the year!
We are a Shred Hate school!
Dear Parents and Students,
We are very excited to announce that our school was selected to be part of over 130+ schools nationwide to participate in the Shred Hate program, which is a bullying prevention program created by ESPN and supported by X Games, Major League Baseball and No Bully. Our staff was recently trained in the No Bully System and we are currently implementing more efficient ways to respond to conflict and bullying at our school. Research studies show that teachers and staff trained in the No Bully System® succeed in stopping student bullying in at least 90% of cases.
Your child will receive a Shred Hate sticker to remind them of the importance of Shredding Hate and Choosing Kindness. We encourage you to take a picture of your child and their sticker and upload it to #ShredHate. Please talk to your child about the importance of choosing kindness and ending conflict and bullying at our school. Together we can accomplish the Shred Hate mission envisioned by ESPN and Major League Baseball.
For additional information on the Shred Hate program, please go to shredhate.org.
Pam Levie, school principal
Please let me know if you have questions or concerns.
The PTSA will hold a monthly meeting at 5:15 on Wednesday, February 20. We are looking for new members and new ideas to make our school community even better. Please join us!
On February 20, at 6:00 PM the 7th and 8th graders will read the stories from interviewing some very interesting community members conducted earlier this month. Awards, sponsored by The Huerfano Journal, will be given to the winners following presentations. Please come join us for a special traditional event.
Conferences have been scheduled for some, but not all students. If you did not receive a conference time and would like to meet with a teacher, please phone the school no later than February 5th. The school will release at 3:00 Thursday so that conferences can commence.