Congratulations to the eleven Gardner School eighth graders. Casey Huff, the student’s teacher in past years delivered a commencement speech giving the students sincere advice for when they enter high school. Kelsie Aguirre was the salutatorian and Bruno McDonald was the valedictorian. We congratulate them all: Kelsie, Ryan, Jordan, Aaliyah, Domnick, Bruno, Nevaeh, Marissa, Evie, Wyatt, and Dominic. We wish our graduates the best!
A group of very talented knitters has passed their talent on to our very youngest knitters. Hats, scarves, and flags are in progress or have been completed. There were 18 knitters throughout the year meeting each week after school. Thank you, Nancy, Johnnye, Margaret, Roz, Lynne, and Theresa for your time and talent.
For the year of 2018-2019, our music teacher is hoping to be able to begin a band. If you have an instrument that is getting dusty in the basement we would love to borrow it or we could give you a tax write-off certificate if you would like to make a donation. Please call Pam at the Gardner School if you could help. 746-2446. Thanks so much
We are all grateful to the High Noon Rotary Club of Castle Rock who donated two beautiful new books for each child. The kids are reading away and many have let me know that they love the books gifted. We appreciate having friends like you!
THANK A TEACHER! Teacher appreciation week is here. May 7-11 are the days to thank your teachers! It is your chance to give thanks to Colorado’s teachers for all they do. Share your message using #ThankATeacherCO and tag a friend to invite them to also give thanks!
“Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much.” – Helen Keller
The students had a great afternoon of art sessions thanks to several volunteering artists. Included in the day was Jann Vail, collage, Karen H-chain mail jewelry, Harrison Diesner-drawing, Cathy Harmes- watercolor painting, Imar Trujillo-bird sculptures, Cathy Cordova-mural, Lana and Steve Wachterman-mural, Susan Botehlo-needle felting, Carey Linn-Sumi, Harold Vargas- construction, Roz McCain-quilting, Douglas Blytheman-Pastel Portraits, and Johnnye Mullen god’s eyes. The kids and staff thank you for your time.
Kites were donated to the Gardner School and on the Family Night at the park, the kites were given to families. The kites are not easy to assemble, so here is a model to follow so you can put yours together. The photo was sent to us by our board member, Jaye Sudar. Please be aware that there are fish hooks involved in the tools used to assemble.
Next year the Gardner School will take part in a grant called NO BULLY Shred Hate. ESPN and other organizations. No Bully has developed an evidence-based program that leverages student empathy to bring this crisis to an end. The project claims that schools that implement their system reduce 90% of their bullying. Recent findings from neuroscience, positive psychology and evolutionary biology indicate that all youth, including those involved in bullying, demonstrate compassion and inclusiveness when their school invests in the culture that supports these behaviors.