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Parent Update - October 28, 2015

October 28, 2015
Dear Gardiner Families,
Fall Fundraiser:
Thank you to all of our families who helped support our Fall Fundraiser. We raised
close to $12,000 for Gardiner. These funds will help support Outdoor School, Library
upgrades and other special programs and events at Gardiner. We feel so thankful for
the support you show!
Tuesday we had professional storyteller Christopher Leebrick here reciting the “Tell
Tale Heart” to our eighth grade students. He brought to life this classic and shared
his experiences about story telling. It was a real treat. Thank you PTSO for
supporting this event.
Thank you to all of the parents who helped us with the Fall PTSO dance. Without
your help we could not host these events. The kids seemed to have a great time!
Mark your calendars for the next dance January 29, 2016.

Conferences
Please mark your calendars for parent teacher conferences.
All grade levels will host an arena style conference during the following times.
• Monday November 23 from 1:00-4:00 PM and 5:00-8:00 PM.
• Tuesday November 24 from 8:00-11:30 AM, and 5:00-8:00 PM.
At arena style conferences, all teachers will have a table in the gym or cafeteria. You
can meet with any or all of your child’s teachers. Plan on spending a few minutes
with each teacher, more time if you have specific concerns you would like to address.
This is an important time for teachers and parents to connect and support the
students.
Morning Arrival Time
Students should arrive at school after 8:15 in the morning. We do not have
adequate supervision before that time.
Parking Lot
Thank you for driving slowly in our parking lot. Please remember to pull as far
forward as you can. Use the outside lane if the inside lane if full. We have to get the
traffic off of Hood Street and into our parking lot. Please avoid blocking streets and
driveways on Hood Street. The neighbors appreciate your respect of their access.
Upcoming no school dates:
November 11 Veterans Day Holiday
November 13 Professional Development and Progress Reporting
November 23-27 Conferences and Thanksgiving Holiday
December 21- January 4 Winter Break