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Nancy Herb

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  • There will be a meeting for the Builders Club after school on Wednesday 4/26/17 until 3:30PM.  Please meet at the front office.  

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  • The last two Geography Club meetings of the year are scheduled for Wednesday, April 19 and Wednesday, May 10. Both will be held in Mrs. Briant's room.   Hope to see everyone there!

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  • Expressing My Individuality is the current theme of Girls Circle.  Girls Circle explores topics such as celebrating individuality, diversity, and getting along with others.   We will be addressing goals, conflict styles, feeling good about ourselves, and taking time to relax. Activities include values exploration, "How Others See Me," making dream catchers, and potting a plant to symbolize personal growth.  Circle culminates with a girls' compliment circle.
    Ages:     9-14
    Where:   Unitarian Universalistic of Gettysburg, 136 S. Stratton St.  Gettysburg
    When:  Thursdays Weekly for 8 weeks March 9 - April 27, 2017
    Time:    4-5:30pm
    How do I register?  Contact Melissa Rosenberger at [ tel:(717)%20386-0913 ]717-386-0913 call/text
    Send registration form by email to: [ ] or schedule to meet prior
    Please register before attending.  Thank you!

    Center For Youth & Community Development
    Home of "Collaborating For Youth"
    P.O. Box 3576
    Gettysburg, PA 17325
    717.338.0300 ext. 25 ]  


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  • Erin’s Law Event


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  • It's Learning  Access to It's Learning


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  • Surrogate parents needed

    Surrogate Parents

    The LIU is seeking Surrogate Parents to support and represent students through the special education process. No special education experience needed. The virtual information session is on April 26. Click here for more. 

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  • Medication take back scheduled in Adams County

    Medication Collection


    The event is scheduled for April 29th, 2017 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. throughout several locations in Adams County. See the flyer for additional details.

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  • ACCAC hosting Erin Merryn at GAMS

    Erin's Law The Adams County Children’s Advocacy Center (ACCAC) is hosting ERIN MERRYN on Thursday, May 11 at the Gettysburg Area Middle School. Erin Merryn is a childhood sexual abuse survivor who is now an author, speaker, child advocate, speaker, wife, mother, activist, and the founder and president of Erin’s Law.“Erin’s Law” requires all public schools in each state implement a prevention-oriented child sexual abuse program which teaches:

    1.     Students in grades pre-K through 12th grade age-appropriate techniques to recognize child sexual abuse and tell a trusted adult;

    2.     School personnel all about child sexual abuse; and

    3.     Parents and guardians the warning signs of child sexual abuse, plus needed assistance, referral or resource information to support sexually abused children and their families.

    To date, 28 states including Pennsylvania have passed Erin’s Law.


    On May 11, Erin will conduct a 1-hour presentation followed by a book signing. The event is open to the public and there is no cost to attend this event. Donations to support the ACCAC will be accepted following Erin’s presentation.


    The ACCAC is looking for your support of this very special event. It is through the courageous efforts of individuals like Erin Merryn who share their story and their message that child abuse victims can heal and move forward in their lives and children will all have the opportunity to participate in child abuse prevention initiatives because child abuse prevention is the key to ending child abuse.


    We encourage all school district staff to join us in this event which will provide support of the ACCAC’s mission to end child abuse.

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  • York College to host basketball camp

    YC Camp Sign up for the York College basketball camp!

    To download the brochure, click here

    For more inforamtion, click here to go to the website. 

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  • Amazon Smiles  

    Support the Gettysburg Area Education Foundation when you shop on Amazon. Amazon donates 0.5% of the price of eligible AmazonSmile purchases to GAEF when our charitable organizations is selected by you!
    Which items are eligible for the 0.5% donation? Any item sold on the AmazonSmile Site which is marked "Eligible for AmazonSmile donation" on the relevant item detail page.
    Help us spread the word and begin using this link today:


    GAEF Amazon Smiles


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  • Backpack Program Partners with Community Aid: sustainability

    Ruth's Harvest The Gettysburg Area School District has agreed to partner with Partners in Adams County Support 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.



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