Gator Bites

September 5, 2017

The United Leaders and ZenCOH Communities Fall Camp

The United Leaders and ZenCOH communities head to fall camp this week.  We will leave from school on Tuesday morning and will return in time for dismissal on Friday.  Students should arrive on Tuesday packed and ready to go – including a packed lunch!  Please let your child know if he or she will be riding the bus home on Friday, or will be getting picked up.  Students will not be dismissed early on Friday as there is a lot of post-camp work that needs to be done.  Thanks for your understanding.

Supporting Hurricane Harvey Survivors

This September, join Gamble Montessori, Tim Easterling, and select CPS schools in gathering clothing for those displaced by Hurricane Harvey. Bring new packages of underwear, and new or gently used socks, and place them in the container in the front hall at Gamble. These will be added to Matthew 25 Ministries shipments regularly.

Join our Soccer and Football Teams 

Students at middle school and high school, we still need athletes to join our soccer and football teams. Joining a team at school is a great way to meet new people, learn skills, and improve your overall fitness and health. Mandatory high School soccer meeting will be held at 4 pm on Tuesday in the Auditorium. If you are a high school student and wish to play soccer you must attend this meeting and have all necessary paperwork to turn in. If you do not have the paperwork see Mr. Miller.

The Harvest Home Parade

The Harvest Home Parade is this Thursday, September 7th. We hope that you'll walk with us in your Gamble gear! You can meet us at Harrison and Nolan avenue, or join us at the school at 4:45 to catch the bus to and from the parade. Since we are in division 3, unit 46 we'll be done with our walk by 6 PM.

Upcoming Events 

On Friday, the Seniors will be at the library.
The next LSDMC meeting is being held on Monday, September 11th at 5:30.
Picture day is also being held on Monday, September 11th. If you'd like to pre-order your pictures, please visit and use the picture day id of JC017285Q0
The PTO will next meet on Tuesday, September 12th at 6 PM. We hope you can join us as we work to support the school and our children.

Communal Book Sharing Box Program

This year at Gamble we are trying to establish a communal book box sharing program in the halls of the school.  We are planning to utilize the old fire hose boxes in the various hallways around the building, for housing donated books to share.  Please donate books to the main office. If you have mad woodworking skills and would like to help with this project, contact Tom Haid or John Ploehs by calling 363-2607.

We Need Host Families

It's that time again-- Cincinnati is hosting 23 Taiwanese students from Oct 22-Nov 11 and we desperately need host families. To those of you who have hosted in the past -- THANK YOU! If you're able to host again this year, we need you!! Here's the application link. If you know of another family who might be interested, please share it with them. 10 CPS families are needed by next Tuesday!  

In Athletics This Week

Gators vs Clark @Stargel Stadium Friday Sept 8th @7 
Lady Gators @Aiken Sept 6th
JV starts @5:30
Varsity starts @6:30
Booster Pass Prices 
FAMILY $125 

Homecoming 2017

Save the Date Homecoming 2017 will be September 16th from 7-11 details will follow.

Medical Forms

Parents please remember to complete and turn in your forms to your teachers. All medical forms accompanied by medicine should be turned in to Gamble's school health assistant Ms. Sheila. We want to make sure every child's health needs are being met. If you have any questions please feel free to contact Ms. Sheila at 513-363-2611 She is at Gamble daily during school hours.

Volunteer Opportunity

Looking for ways to help others in our community? Volunteers are needed for the Cincinnati Tri-State Walk to End Alzheimer's on Saturday, Oct. 7 at Sawyer Point (approximately a five-hour time commitment). Adults are welcome, too! To register to volunteer, click on this link:

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!