The last day to check out any books is this Monday, May 15th – everything is due back on or before May 24th – unless you have teacher approval.
Reminder to all students: Your agenda book clearly outlines the GAMS cell phone use/electronic device policy on p. 8. All devices are the be turned off and stored in lockers during the hours of 7:00 AM - 2:35 PM. This means that cell phones and devices are to be turned off BEFORE you walk into the building and should not be used in the hallways and cafeteria. At the end of the day, cell phones are not to be used until you exit the building or arrive at the cafeteria for bus dismissal. If you violate the policy, your cell phone will be confiscated and taken to the office for a parent to pick up.
We are looking for parents interested in finding ways to expose their child or children who have Autism Spectrum Disorder to a variety of experiences that will help develop more social skills. Parents Diane Joiner, Meghan Riordan and Amy Vail are working with several affiliate agencies in the county (PA Counseling, ARC of Adams County, and United Way of Adams County) to establish "Autism Fun Nights".
The objective of "Autism Fun Nights" is to offer a safe space for children who have difficulty in social situations to practice new social skills. Activities will include games, food, arts and crafts, and music.
The events will be free of charge, and are open to 6 to 12-year-old children who have autism, or are suspected of being on the autism spectrum, and their siblings.
If you have children on the spectrum or know of parents who may be interested in a social evening for you child, please take or share this survey to help us develop a program that fits the needs of most parents and their children.
To take the survey, click here.
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Also Read: GAMS students perform service in community
The Gettysburg Area School District has agreed to partner with CommunityAid, a non-profit organization with a mission to help those most vulnerable in our local communities.
All proceeds earned from the bins on our campuses will be earmarked for the Ruth's Harvest and Franklin Friends weekend meals programs in the District. The District will receive a monthly donation, based on the amount of clothing items collected in the bins. Additionally, our needy students will be eligible to receive clothing care cards to shop at their Hanover or Mechanicsburg stores.
This is an easy way for your used (and clean) clothes to be converted to cash and support our students. Last year we had 230 students in Ruth's Harvest and 51 students in Franklin Friends programs.
Please consider making a clothing donation! (If you have more donations than will fit in the bin - we can make special arrangements with the CommunityAid organization so the District receives the financial credit.