Note from Mr. FitzGerald
Happy New Year! I trust the first 8 days of the new year have helped set the stage for what will be an extraordinary year for you and your family. Here at Guilford, we have been working hard with our students to encourage them to set goals which will help them succeed academically and socially. We are excited to be a part of that process to help students achieve their goals. I am sad to inform you that Guilford kindergarten teacher Sylvia Hennessie will be resigning from her position here on January 31st. We are disappointed to lose a teacher of Mrs. Hennessie's caliber, but we absolutely support her in all of her future endeavors. We are currently working on scheduling interviews to identify her replacement. The next Paw Prints will be sent out on Wednesday, January 22nd. If there is anything that you need between now and then, do not hesitate to contact me. Have a great day!
Dates To Remember for 2020
BSAP SMA Spring 2020
On Saturday, January 11, 2020, the Black Student Achievement Program's Saturday Math Academy will conduct a Parent Information session regarding the BSAP SMA 2020 Spring session and the new registration. The Parent Information session will be held at Oakland Mills High School (9410 Kilimanjaro Road, 21045) from 9 to 10:00am in the Media Center.
Parents must bring with them their login information for HCPSS Connect to register their child(ren) for the Spring 2020 session. Registration personnel will not be able to provide parents with a HCPSS Connect login.
Registration for Spring 2020 BSAP SMA will be held on Saturday, January 18, 2020 at Oakland Mills High School, from 9 to 12noon in the media center.
Has your child told you about Dreambox ?
Guilford is fortunate to continue, 24 hour access to a great math website, Dreambox Learning. DreamBox Learning empowers students to master key concepts, increase achievement, accelerate student learning, and boost long-lasting confidence in math. It does this by customizing itself based on your child’s skills. We have begun using Dreambox at school and encourage you to have your child log in regularly at home. Research has found that regular use of this engaging program can aide in increasing math skills. You can even set up a parent dashboard to monitor your child’s progress at home. Be sure to have your child log in to Dreambox using hcpss.me and their active directory username and password. Feel free to contact your child’s math teacher, or Cheryl Akers, Math Support Teacher if you have questions.
All youth face difficulties which can range from traumatic losses to every day disappointments. The ability to cope and recover (or “bounce back”) after a setback is important to their success. Experts call this “resilience,” and it’s a skill that can be learned.
Remember: With your help and support, children can learn to be more resilient. For more information and parenting tips go to https://www.childwelfare.gov/topics/preventing/preventionmonth/resources/tip-sheets/
Other Helpful Ideas: Resilience Handouts
Attendance Procedures: When your child has been absent, please send a note in immediately on your child’s return to school. The note should be sent within 2 days of returning and include:
A doctor’s note is preferred for medical appointments. We encourage you to have your child attend class both before and after medical appointments when possible.
If you have any further questions, please contact the health room.
Clean Out Your Closet Challenge
Guilford is participating in the Clothing to Cash Recycling Program
Help our school raise money! We accept New and Used clothing, shoes, sneakers, towels, textiles, and stuff animals. We want items in ALL conditions unwanted, outgrown, and out of style.
All items must be in a plastic bag and tied shut. Look for the large white collection bin in the school parking lot. Collections will be Reworn, Repurposed or finally Recycled.
Save our landfills and give your items a second life. This is a easy way for our school to raise money. Help support our school & save the environment one bag at a time!
PTA Dates To Remember:
1/14 - PTA Meeting
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