Parent Newsletter June 5th, 2023

June 5th, 2023

Hello Gilham Families, 


Medications: If your child has any medications at school, please set yourself a reminder now to drop by the office to pick those up before June 15th.  We will not be returning medications on the last day of school unless it is an emergency medication.  We cannot keep medications over the summer and we cannot give them to your child to bring home.  Please email Nurse Cathy with any questions or if special arrangements are needed:


Field Day – We will be having a Gilham Field Day on Tuesday, June 13th. 
8:10-9:25 2nd and 3rd Grade
9:35-10:40 Kinder and 1st Grade
10:55-12:00 4th and 5th Grade
 If you are interested in volunteering email the PTO at  Make sure you have completed the volunteer application.


Library Books are due – Please help your child look for any missing books and try to get them turned in.  


No School Friday, June 9th – Grading Day.  There is no school on Friday, June 9th for Report Card Grading Day.
Report Cards will be sent home with students on the last day of school.

Last Day of School Dismissal @11:10 — Mark your calendars!
Thursday, June 15th is the last day of school and dismissal is at 11:10.


Lost & Found – Check the Lost & Found before the end of the year for any missing jackets, hats, gloves, lunch boxes, or other items.
Anything left on the last day of school will be donated.


Summer Food Programs – The 4J Summer Meal Sites, offering free breakfast and lunch daily, July 10 – August 18, Breakfast: 9–9:30 a.m. and Lunch: 12–12:30 p.m.
Additionally, The Lane County Summer Food Program is offering free lunches for youth, June 26 – August 25, 11:30am – 12:30pm

Sora into Summer – Summer Reading Program. 
Help your child or teen find the joy of reading by participating in 4J’s summer reading program, Sora into Summer. The goal is to read 20 minutes a day all summer long.
Students can access the vast 4J online book collection through the Sora app, available on any device or via a web browser at This video will walk you through logging into Sora or see the linked flyer.


Cleaning for a Cause – Are you getting ready to clean out closets and cull thorough books and toys? Please consider donating to Bags of Love, a local nonprofit helping children in crisis. We rely heavily upon community donations to keep our inventory stocked, and we accept donations of new and gently used clothing, toys, and books. Items must be clean, tear- and stain-free, and in good condition. Serving children ages birth-17 and sizes preemie to adult 4XL means our clothing needs are wide-ranging and never-ending! You can drop off donations at our warehouse (1052 Green Acres Rd), which is open Monday through Thursday, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.


PTO Updates:
Thank you to everyone who supported us by enjoying Menchie’s Frozen Yogurt last week!

Tomorrow is our last #GilhamDinnerClub event of the year. We will be at Papa’s Pizza on Coburg Rd. Don’t forget to take your flyer. Hope to see you there!

We want to thank everyone who attended our last PTO meeting. It was great to see all of you! If you were unable to join us, please check out the minutes to catch up on all of the great things that were discussed.


Breakfast & Lunch Menus – Breakfast and lunch menus are available on the 4J Menu Website.  Make sure you filter to Gilham Elementary.


Important Dates — 
6/7 – Site Council 4:00 pm
6/9 – NO SCHOOL – Grading Day
6/13 – Field Day
6/15 – 11:10 Dismissal – Last Day of School


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