Gator Bites

April 3, 2017

I hope you had a restful spring break filled with good friends and family, and periods of work that interests and engages you.​

Welcome the Revamped Lunch Line
When we return from spring break, the lunch line will be completely revamped to feature a grab-n-go rather than a lunch-line approach to serving food. We will have support from cafeteria staff to help with the transition, and there will be a learning curve, but the goal is faster service and more choices. Wednesdays we will continue to have options from Fusian restaurant.

Opportunity to Tour China
In June of 2018, Josh Vogt will be leading a tour in China for Gamble students currently in grades 8-11. There will be a parent informational meeting in Mr. Vogt's room (1063) at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 11th. The purpose of this meeting is to discuss the itinerary, logistics, enrollment process, and costs. Any parent of a child in grades 8-11 is welcome to attend. In the meantime, if you are interested in this opportunity for your child, please email Mr. Vogt at so he can request a personalized invitation from the tour company, EF Tours.

Interested in technology, programming, or computer science? RevolutionUC is a student hackathon that will be hosted at the University of Cincinnati on April 8th and 9th. Attending the student hackathon is free for all students. To find out more information, and to register you can go to

Fundraising: McDonalds Coupon Book
Families & students who are still raising money for field studies, the Foundation has received more McDonald's coupon books. These are an easy fundraiser. Presell these books for $5.00 each. Purchase coupon books for $5.00 each from the Foundation. Sell books for $5.00 each. From each book that you purchase, $2.50 goes into your student account. These coupon books are a great deal—each $5 coupon book has 16 coupons for over $35.00 in McDonald’s food. Order forms available in the Gamble Montessori office. Contact Mr. Haid to arrange the purchase of your coupon books.

First Ever Gamble Talent Show
Friday, April 7th is the first ever Gamble Talent Show and Silent Auction. Silent Auction starts at 6P.M. and the Talent Show starts at 7:30P.M.  Those performing will be notified on Monday, April 2nd.  A Schedule for the show will be posted on Tuesday.  Entrance is only $3 per person.  

Gamble Earns Money While You Shop
AmazonThe Gamble Montessori Foundation is now a registered charitable organization on AmazonSmile. AmazonSmile is a website operated by Amazon that lets customers enjoy the same wide selection of products, low prices and convenient shopping features as on The difference is that when customers shop on AmazonSmile ( the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the price of eligible purchases to the Gamble Montessori Foundation. Please remember to select us when shopping on their website.

Diabetes Walk
Gamble Montessori Diabetes Walk and information session on Saturday April 15th, 2017 From 11am Till 1pm. Food Will Be Provided, Come out and support the cause.

Join the Gamble Honeysuckle Abatement Squad
You know that trash on school grounds is unsightly. Did you know that honeysuckle is an invasive plant species in Ohio, that slowly destroys wooded areas like those around Gamble Montessori? Would you like to help with either of these problems? On April 8, starting at 9:00 a.m., you are invited to join Mr. Jose and the Principal’s Honeysuckle Abatement Squad at Gamble. Learn about honeysuckle, and then get out there and defend our property! Bring $3 for pizza lunch or pack your own. You are encouraged to bring your own gloves and saws or loppers if you have them, and dress in long sleeves and pants. If you have a chainsaw or a woodchipper you can operate or provide, please contact Mr. Jose directly.

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!