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May 21

And the winner is…

Gayton won $400 from All-Star Orthodontics during their Teacher Appreciation contest on Facebook. Thank you to everyone that “liked”, “shared” & “tagged” the post!!

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May 20

Beat the “Summer Slide”

Summer slide isn’t a piece of playground equipment – it’s the tendency for students to lose some of the progress they’ve made during the academic year. But there are ways to keep your students’ skills sharp and have fun all summer long.

For details, resources and lots more ways to foster reading this summer, go to HCPS’ summer reading page.

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May 13

Congratulations to our Teachers of the Year!

Tuesday night our amazing nominees were honored at a dinner and awards ceremony giving by the county. We are so proud of them and their accomplishment! Congratulations again to Becca Nikitakis our Christie Award Nominee, Ian Jeffery our First Year Teacher of the Year nominee (and runner up for the county) and Becky Lucas our Gilman Teacher of the Year Nominee!

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Apr 25

May and June Dates to Know

Tuesday April 30th-New Principal Meet and Greet-9:30AM or 6:30PM

Thursday May 2-Kindergarten Sneak Peaks-9:30AM or 6:30PM


May 6-10-Teacher Appreciation Week

Wednesday May 8-National School Nurse Day-Thank you Mrs. Quinn for all you do!

Tuesday May 14th-7:00PM PTA Meeting and Kindergarten Program

Friday May 24th-SCA Sponsored Hawaiian shirt day

Monday May 27th-Memorial Day Holiday

Friday June 7-Field Day

Tuesday June 11-Student Holiday

Wednesday June 12-5th Grade Reading Olympics

Thursday June 13-5th Grade “Moving Up” awards ceremony followed by fun celebration

Friday June 14-Half Day for students-No change of transportation please

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Apr 25

Gayton goes to the ball game!

On Tuesday April 25, Gayton Gators headed out to the Flying Squirrels game where Mrs. Sower threw out the first pitch! Gators enjoyed a fun filled evening with families and friends.

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Apr 23

VIDEO: Choose to Include

Gayton Elementary recently held a 12 day campaign to highlight that we all have strengths and challenges. The campaign was called “Gators Choose to Include!”

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Apr 17

Book Fair

Encourage your child to read and help the PTA raise funds for school projects by shopping at Gayton’s spring book fair, April 15-18. It’s a win-win!

You’ll find books of all kinds at the book fair, from picture books to chapter books for advanced readers. There are books for all budgets, too.

When visiting the fair, think ahead for birthdays and holidays. How about a book for your child’s classroom? Look for the special table containing books requested by Gayton teachers.

Your book fair purchases fund PTA priorities such as new books for the library and book room, classroom projects, resources for music, art, and PE classes, and more.

Gayton’s spring book fair runs Monday, April 15, through Thursday, April 18, from 2:45 to 6:30 p.m. Wednesday night, it’s open until 7:30. Follow the signs to the library.

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Apr 17

Gayton’s Volunteer of the Year

Congratulations Nicole Perricelli who was announced at last night’s PTA meeting as Gayton’s Volunteer of the Year!  Thank you for all you do for our students and staff! 

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Apr 04

April Dates to Know

Spring Break April 1-5

Thursday April 11-Kindergarten Registration 8am-4pm and 6pm-8pm

Friday April 12th-5th grade aquatics field trip, SCA meeting @ 1:45

PTA Book Fair-April 15-18

Tuesday April 16th-4th grade performance and PTA meeting-7pm

Wednesday April 17th-2nd grade field trip

Friday April 19th-Career Day and 1/2 Day for students-dismissal @11:35

Monday April 22nd-Student and Staff holiday, schools closed

Tuesday April 23rd-SCA sponsored sports dress day-Squirrels’ Game @ 6:30PM

Thursday April 25th-Little Feet Meet

Friday April 26th-1st grade field trip to Richmond Metro Zoo

Saturday April 27th- RVA Cares 5k-8-11:30AM

Tuesday April 30th-New Principal Meet and Greet-9:30AM

Wednesday May 1-New Principal Meet and Greet-9:30AM

Thursday May 2-Kindergarten Sneak Peek-9:30AM or 6;30PM-RSVP 360-0820

Friday May 3-Spring Carnival 4PM

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Apr 04

Gayton Supports Epilepsy Awareness

On Tuesday March 26th, teachers, staff and students wore purple to support epilepsy awareness!

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