Reminder: Gifford Grade School will be dismissing at 1 PM Friday, March 10th to allow all students, staff, and families to be able to go and support the 7th grade volleyball team at State. Our team plays at 4:30 PM in Brimfield.
Every day, patients who need blood are in crisis and you can help by volunteering to donate. Less than 10% of the population gives blood, so your donation is very important in order to meet patient needs. Join Student Council for a Blood Drive: Gifford Grade School Thursday, April 20th 1:30 pm – 6:30 pm Donate in the Bloodmobile 406 S. Main St., Gifford IL To schedule an appointment, http://bit.ly/3JtUO4g Each donation you make saves lives and helps the school earn the Lifesaving Grant! All presenting donors get their choice of a cooler tote or a gift card!
Student Council back at work sorting THOUSANDS of lids! We have LOTS of dirty lids that we must clean before submitting them.
Student Council begins sorting THOUSANDS of plastic lids in an effort to help the GFWC recycling project to create a bench.
These students spoke at our School Board Meeting last night. They did an outstanding job of reading their Opinion Writing assignment. Outstanding job! Thank you to Mrs. Miller and her students for sharing what they wrote and for such a great presentation! #FutureLeaders #FirstGrade #WeAreGGS
A HEARTFELT thank you to ALL the donors who made our last blood drive a success! We wanted to get some new official volleyballs and school supplies for Gifford Grade School. Please know your blood donations matter and is the gift that keeps on giving. Our next blood drive is set for Thursday, April 20th from 1:30-6:30.
Next week Student Council is having a SPIRIT WEEK! Mark your calendars. Monday, Feb. 13 Wear red or pink Tuesday, Feb. 14 Heart Day (students writing encouraging notes to peers and teachers) Wednesday, Feb. 15 Dress to Impress (dress up and look your best) Thursday, Feb. 16 TWIN DAY (wear matching outfits with another person) Friday, Feb. 17 NO SCHOOL for students.
Student Council is all ❤️ They made sun catchers for the residents at the nursing home.
Kindergarten Pre-Registration is taking place this week at Gifford Grade School. If you have a child that will be entering Kindergarten in the Fall please stop by the school office this week. Please bring in a birth certificate and there will be paperwork to fill out. We also have a sign up sheet for Pre-screening. Help us spread the word of you know someone that has a child that will be entering Kindergarten, please send them our way. This helps us prepare for next year.
Gifford Grade School would invite parents to take part in the 5Essentials Survey. We look forward to having parent input. There is information about the survey below. The survey can be accessed by this link: Link for parents to take the survey: http://survey.5-essentials.org/illinois/survey/parent/ The survey closes March 31, 2023. Is there a way for parents to participate in the survey? Yes. As part of the Illinois 5Essentials Survey process, schools will have the opportunity to hear from their parent community. Schools are not required to administer the supplemental parent survey but are encouraged to participate. Parent survey results will only be reported to schools and school districts (i.e., the results will not be featured on the State School Report Card). Please note that the original 5Essentials research is based on the student and teacher surveys only. Who is considered a parent and how do parents access the survey? The supplemental parent survey is to be completed by parents, guardians, or other caregivers with a child in grades prekindergarten through 12. The parent survey is available in English and Spanish and takes approximately 15 minutes to complete. Parents of prekindergarten and kindergarten children will also be asked some additional questions as a part of the Essentials 0-5 Parent Survey. To complete the parent survey, please visit https://survey.5-essentials.org/illinois/ and select Parent survey. Parents will also select the school for the child they wish to take the survey for, enter the total number of children they have attending the school, and their email address. While the email address field is optional, field entry is encouraged as email addresses help with duplicate survey detection. Parents who enter an email address will also receive a survey submission notification. How long will the survey take? The survey takes participants about 20 minutes to complete. In most cases, the survey is completed in under 30 minutes. Are there any technical requirements to access the survey online? To access the survey online, please use an up-to-date version of one of the following browsers: Apple Safari Google Chrome Microsoft Edge Mozilla Firefox The supplemental parent survey is administered online. All responses are confidential and cannot be tracked to the individual respondent. Please let the school know if you would need to access a computer at school to do the survey. Please contact the office and we will provide a computer for a parent to conduct the survey here at Gifford Grade School. Thank you for your time and input. Jared Ellison & Maggie Woodham
Happy 101st day!
Gifford Grade School -- Traditional Snow Day today, Wednesday, January 25th. Due to inclement weather, concern for safe travel, and the timing of the weather, Gifford Grade School will be closed today with no educational expectations.
Congratulations to the 7th Grade Boys Basketball team on their opening round win vs. Thomasboro in regional play. We will play Schlarman on Monday, January 23rd at 6:45 at St. Malachy. Go Eagles! #WeAreGGS
Kindergarten is doing a great job building and reading words!
We're Hiring! Jr. High Math/Science - bit.ly/3ivtrvJ PE - bit.ly/3P49TL6
6th grade making Oreo moon phases. Yum!
Gifford Grade School would like to wish everyone a Happy New Year! We look forward to seeing all of our students on Tuesday, January 3rd. #WeAreGGS
We're 3 spots away TODAY IS THE DAY Please make time to donate is all we can say There's more to Christmas than what's on Santa's sleigh To schedule go to: www.bloodcenter.org (enter code 71226)
Twas the day before the blood drive and all through the school Student Council was hoping to meet their goal-cause that would be cool! With 5 spots left open to fill And many who need blood and are ill We ask that you find it in your heart To sign up, get a gift card, and be a part Of helping others and IMPACT the heart To sign up go to: www.bloodcenter.org (use code 71226)❤
NEW FLASH! Any first time donors for our blood drive will receive an $25.00 gift card! We still have 8 slots to fill for our blood drive this Wednesday. To sign up go to: www.bloodcenter.org and use the code 71226 for our school. ALSO, tomorrow is MISMATCH DAY! Students can wear mismatch outfits.