Gator Bites

February 27, 2017

Words of Support
I want to start this week's message with a quick word of support for our transgender students. You are valued members of the Gamble Montessori community. We see you, and nothing will change our care and concern for your full inclusion in our community.

Student Recognition
Parents, in addition to regular recognition of scholars at assemblies, every quarter I send home a letter to each student who makes the A or B on the honor roll. Students who receive a 3.0 average or higher receive this recognition. I do this to individually honor their hard work and accomplishment. 2nd quarter letters should be arriving at home this week. An oversight prevented first quarter letters from being mailed. I apologize for that. Those will go in the mail this week.

Boys Basketball
Congratulations to the #5 seeded boys basketball team for their division IV tournament win today. This marks the second consecutive season with at least one tournament win. They play again Tuesday at 6 at Taylor High School, taking the floor against #3 seed Lockland.

Young Women Needed to Assist with Senior Project
Calling all Girls in Charge! As a part of their Senior Project, TeAsia Williams and Stephanie Arter will be hosting 4- after school seminars to talk about every day social issues, and what it means to be a young woman in 2017. Sign up sheets will be posted in every hallway, and one by the main office doors. Please sign up if you are interested in participating. The first seminar will take place on Monday, March 20th from 4-4:30PM in Mr. Vogt's classroom. For more information, please see one of the posters displayed throughout the school.

Gamble Foundation Meeting
The Gamble Montessori Foundation meets Wednesday March 1st at 5:00 in the community space.

Fundraising opportunity:
Westside scouters is actively recruiting new volunteers for their concession stands at Reds, Bengals, and FCC Cincinnati events. If you are fundraising for intersessions, contact and membership chairperson Ellen Fultz. The sign up below is for training needed to work the concessions. Parents are encouraged to sign up for a training and to start earning money . Sign up here:

Summer camps
Looking for something for your child to get involved in over the summer? The Cincinnati Police department has some great opportunities. C.I.T.I. Camp (Children in Trauma Intervention Camp) is a summer program for students ages 11 to 14. This program offers leadership skills, discipline, family values, and physical fitness. This 10-week program is FREE and space is limited! You can find their application online at search "CITI camp." The Cincinnati Police Department also as their annual Summer Cadet Program for students ages 16 to 18. This programs gives students the opportunity to work part time during the summer for the Cincinnati Police Department. Applications are now available at search "youth services." If you have any further questions about either program, you can contact the Youth Services Unit of the Cincinnati Police Department at 513-681-0052.

As always, there are lots of ways to get involved at Gamble Montessori, where we make a commitment to learning every day, and we will see you there!