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Principal’s Message

PRINCIPAL’S PRINCIPLES, December 2021

Dear Gayton Families:

I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving.  I have leftovers of gratitude for my Gayton family and all the trimmings of this wonderful school!  Thanks to all as we continue to grow every student “from the inside out”.

While high student achievement remains a constant priority at Gayton, it is important to recognize, especially at this time of year, the immeasurable value of a strong school culture.  Our students, parents, teachers and staff share a common purpose of making our school much, much more than an instructional setting.  There’s an energy here—you can feel it—and it enriches everything we do.  It is grounded in a climate of respect, responsibility, self-discipline, empathy, compassion, collaboration, creativity, and fun.  And it’s contagious, especially to our new students and families, who know they belong.

Learning to love is a prerequisite to love of learning.  Gayton’s school culture collectively nurtures both.  Thank you for your part in bringing joy into our classrooms each and every day.

Below are a few items for the month of December.

Best wishes to all of you this holiday season as you celebrate a rich diversity of religious and family traditions.

Sincerely,

Kirk Eggleston

 

December 3  Fall School Photos

December 7  1st grade performance (first grade families only) in the gym. Masks required.

December 10  HALF DAY. Dismissal at 11:35.

December 16 Outdoor Winter Parties. Thanks to room parents who are organizing crafts and fun on the outside picnic tables.

December 17 Jingle Bell Run. This year we will do at each grade level recess.

December 18-Jan 2 Winter Break!

January 3 Return to School