Gator Bites

February 20, 2018

School Safety and Security

Late last week, yet another school was visited by unimaginable violence and tragedy. Our superintendent on Friday sent home a letter outlining the steps we have taken as a district to address issues of safety and security. As I listened to the tragic news, I was struck by the concern of one particular parent who could not recall whether he had told his child he loved her that morning. Today and every day, tell your child you love them, and ask them to look out for others. Make this your habit. I know that we are stronger and safer when we are in community together - when we listen to each other, look out for each other, and when we let each other know we care. Encourage your child to find peaceful resolution to their conflicts, and be open to challenging conversations. Children will build their world with the tools we give them. Let's give them the tools of peace.

Community Conversations on Race and Equity

Speaking of community and peace, On Wednesday night, Gamble will host the second of 5 Community Conversations on Race and Equity. This student-led conversation started by looking at Gamble's own data related to race and discipline. Where does it go from there? Let's find out together from 6:30 to 8:30 Wednesdaynight. The conversation continues every third Wednesday of the month through the end of the school year.

Mandatory Spring Sports Meeting

Mandatory Spring Sports meeting for all Parents and student/athletes who wish to participate in Track, Softball and Baseball this Spring! The meeting will be onThursday 2/22 at 6 pm in the Auditorium. Any questions please email Mr. Miller at After a short State mandatory presentation we will break into teams and you will talk with your team's coach.

Cheers for Charity at West Side Brewery

The PTO Cheers for Charity night at West Side Brewery is Monday 2/26/18. The PTO will receive 10% of all West Side Brewery's proceeds from that evening. So stop by and bring a friend! This event is for all families, staff and friends of Gamble Montessori. There will be baked goods for sale and raffle drawings.

Book Lending Libraries

Have you seen our 7 new book lending libraries? They look great and are being used, but we still need to get more books to be able to fill all 7 of the libraries. We appreciate all of the book donations that we have received thus far, but we need more. Books can be dropped off in the office. The lending libraries are a communal operation where students can take and leave books to read or use throughout the year.

Kroger Community Rewards Program

The Gamble Montessori Foundation would like to remind you that if you are participating in the Kroger Community Rewards program, the quarter has ended and the amounts have been updated. Please remember to print your account summary page and get the copy to the office or email it to Tom Haid. You must include the name of your student in order to get the amount credited to her account.

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!