Gray-New Gloucester Middle School

Message From The Principal

Later this spring Mrs. Dacko, Assistant Principal, will be going out on maternity leave for the remainder of the school 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.

Class of 2023 Valentines Day Babysitting Service

Want to spend some special time with your significant other but need a safe and fun place for your kids?  This Valentines day the class of 2023 is offering an evening babysitting service from 5pm to 10pm at Gray New Gloucester High School.  Activities will include gym games, Disney Movies, board games and arts and craft time.  Pizza and snacks will be provided.

For more information or to register your kids, please click the following link:

https://forms.gle/tYUXTveEhLUsFPA37

Year Books

Year books are on sale now through April 1st for $18.  Envelopes are available in advisories to bring home.  The direct link is:http://jostensyearbooks.com/?REF=A03241910

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.

Late Winter Intramural Offerings

Gray-New Gloucester Middle School is thrilled to be offering a variety of intramural and recreational opportunities for students throughout the school year.  Offerings will generally be organized within the sports seasons listed here:  Fall (September and October), Winter (November-February Break).  Late Winter (February Break-Early April) and Spring (Early April-The end of the school year).

Late Winter offerings are listed below:

Phys. Ed. Club (Tuesdays)

Dodgeball (Thursdays)

Indoor Soccer (Fridays)(none on March 13th due to the social and dance after school)

There is no cost for students to attend these programs.

Please help spread the word that these programs are open for registration!!!!

Please Contact Mr. Welch at dwelch@sad15.org for more information.

Online Registration Link Here:  https://forms.gle/3K2xxga 

Supply Closet

The HOPE team has seen a need for our Middle School students and would like to start a Supply Closet to meet those needs.  The Supply Closet is a no-questions-asked, confidential program that provides students with hygiene products like toothpaste, toothbrush, shampoo, conditioner, soap, deodorant, etc. 

The Supply Closet will be added to the Clothes Depot including clothes, socks, hats etc. and the Food Pantry including snacks, dry goods and fresh fruit.

Parents or students can request these items from the closet, or a teacher can make a referral via email when they see a need for one.

Once a request is made, the social worker or guidance counselor will collect the items and discreetly provide them to the student so they can take them home. 

We are currently accepting donations for the Supply Closet (hygiene products) and there will be a basket located in Ms. Inman’s office (room 104) to drop off these items.  ALL items then will be organized in Mr Lynch’s office (room 200) for your convenience.

GNG Middle School Drama Club Presents “FLAPPER”

Rehearsals are well underway for the spring musical here at the middle school.  Mark your calendars and join us as we travel back in time to the roaring twenties.  “FLAPPER” will be performed by the Middle School Drama Club on Thursday, April 9th and Friday, April 10th at 6:00pm sharp.  Tickets will be sold at the door for $5.00 per adult, $3.00 for students/kids and seniors.  Doors will open at 5:30pm.  Be sure to set these dates aside as this is sure to be a show you won’t want to miss.

Updated February 10, 2020