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Gray-New Gloucester Middle School

Message From The Principal

As we head into the middle of January there are several items I wish to bring to your attention.  

Second quarter grades have closed.  Report cards will be sent home January 24th.

We will be conducting the winter NWEA testing the week of January 21st.

Later this spring Mrs. Dacko, Assistant Principal, will be going out on maternity leave for the remainder of the year.  In her absence  Mr. Lynch, school counselor, will assume the duties of Assistant Principal.  Mr. Lynch is certified with the State of Maine as a school administrator and has in depth knowledge of the school and community.  We anticipate this transition in late March or the first week of April.

Note From The School Nurse

Cold and flu season is here!  As a result, we are seeing students in the health office with communicable illnesses.  A child who is sick will not be able to perform well in school and is likely to spread the illness to others.  Let’s work together to keep our students healthy.  Please do not send your student to school if he/she has:

• Fever over 100 F within the last 24 hours (must be fever free without medication).

• Vomiting or diarrhea

• Continuous coughing not relieved with cough medicine

• Strep throat; they may return 24 hours after starting antibiotics

Tips for staying healthy:

1. Frequent hand washing is the best way to prevent the spread of germs.

2. Cover coughs and sneezes with a tissue or use an elbow if needed.

3. Do not share food or drinks.

4. Get plenty of rest, eat healthy foods, and drink plenty of water.

5. Avoid people who are sick.  Stay home if you are sick.

6. Disinfect surfaces that are prone to germs.

Please remember to notify the health office at 657-9430 if your child is sick.  Thank you for your help in keeping our students healthy.

Rapid Journey Applications – Deadline is 1/31/2020

Attention Parents/Students:  The application process is starting for students interested in applying for the Rapid Journey program.  Rapid Journey is a 5 day canoe trip down the Allagash River in the spring.  Students should see Mr. Lynch, Ms Cudlitz or Mr. Vaillancourt if they are interested or pick up an application.  The Deadline for applications is: 1/31/20.  Interviews and final crew selection will begin in February.  Any questions can be sent to: mlynch@sad15.org.

News From The Art Room

Students who had art in the first half of the year brought home their art folders this week.  Be sure to ask your child to share their work with you.

Sports

We will be offering Unified Basketball this winter at the middle school for students in grades 6-8 starting after February break. 

For more information on Unified Sports, click here https://www.specialolympics.org/our-work/sports/unified-sports.  Sign ups for the Unified team are online through the FamilyID site https://hello.familyid.com/.  Questions?  Contact smyhaver@sad15.org.

Games Club Makes a Strong Move!

Games Club formerly known as the Chess Club, is starting Tuesday, January 21.  Chess, cribbage and backgammon will be played and taught every Tuesday from 2:00-3:30.  All levels are welcome and students can come every Tuesday or when they can, on Tuesdays.  There will be a healthy snack and friendly competition.  Students should pick up a permission slip from Mrs. Cook and return by Tuesday 1/21.  Players have to be signed up to take the activity bus or be picked up by parent.

Updated January 17, 2020