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Friday Fridge Notes June 2, 2011

Announcements

A Special Invitation-Save the Date! Year-End Party on Saturday, June 11th, 3pm at the Silver’s Home in Benson Ben and his parents, Tobi and Morris, have generously invited the Gailer School Community (including the families of all students, faculty, staff and board members) to a year-end celebration at their home in Benson. Come hike, play horseshoes, badminton, bocce ball, croquet, volleyball, or just sit and enjoy the view and good company of our community! The Silvers will provide “grillables” and drinks. Please bring a dish to pass, and RSVP ASAP to Kitty at office@gailer.org with how many will be in your party.

Directions From Middlebury, take Route 30 to Cornwall. Turn right on to Route 74 and follow until you reach Route 22A in Shoreham (large Mobile Station will be on your left). Turn left onto Route 22A and travel approximately 14-15 miles to Benson. You will go through the flashing light in Orwell about half way to Benson. In Benson you will pass the left turn for Route 144 and continue to the intersection of Route 22A and Lake Road. There is no traffic signal or stop sign, but there will be small green signs for Benson and Benson Landing on your right and a sign on the left that says "Welcome to Benson...just over the hill". Turn right onto Lake Road at this intersection and travel approximately 1 mile to the 4 corners (4-Way Stop, Wheel Inn Restaurant on your right). Turn left at the stop sign onto Stage Road and proceed up the hill. The driveway to the house is at the top of the hill less than half a mile up on the right and unmarked, just before the Speed Limit 40 sign. KEEP GOING to the next driveway on the right, which is our office/guest house and is where the parking is located. It's a longish driveway that comes to a Y when you get to the building. There's parking on either side of the Y. Once you park, follow the tiki torches and the path on the north side of the building through the field between the office and our house. If you are coming from locations south of Middlebury you can take the Leicester-Whiting Road from Route 7 to Route 22A or you can take Route 73 from Route 7 in Brandon to Route 22A in Orwell.

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On Thursday, June 9, there will be an all-school rehearsal for the graduation and recognition ceremony and an all-school cleanup. There will also be early dismissal at 1PM! On Friday, June 10, the Graduation and Recognition Ceremony will begin at 10AM. Students need to arrive by 8:30AM, as usual. Guests are asked to arrive at 9AM for coffee and donuts. The ceremony will begin at10AM, and there will be a reception and buffet luncheon afterwards until 1:00-1:30PM. A reminder from Jenny! Please let her know ASAP (jennyw@gailer.org) if you are willing and able to do some gardening in the school garden this summer!

Important Dates Friday, June 3 - Last Day of Macro 5, Celebration of Learning Day. Please join us! Thursday, June 9 –Early dismissal at 1PM FUN WEEK: Monday, June 6 - Inquiry Presentation Day. Parents, friends and families welcome! Tuesday, June 7 - Creation & Discovery Day Wednesday, June 8 - Beach Day at Lake Dunmore Thursday, June 9 - Graduation Rehearsal/All School Cleaning/Early Dismissal at 1PM Friday, June 10 - Graduation & Recognition Day & Last Day of School Saturday, June 11 –End-of-Year Party at the Silver’s 3PM

Appreciations I would like to appreciate: Diane’s kitten, who I really want to meet. –Emily

* It was Cal’s birthday yesterday! –Piper

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The glorious weather this weekend. –Piper

* My step brother, Jack, who left yesterday to sail in the Mediterranean for a number of months. –David

* That very soon my mother and I will be opening our pool. –Emily

* The glorious thunderstorm Sunday night. –Genny

* My dog, who refused to get out of the pool, even after we dumped out all of the water. –Andrew

* Maine and the ocean, because they are amazing. –Jessie

* My cat, for not falling into a rolled-up carpet this morning. Smart decision! –Taran

* Ben and his family for hosting a school party the day after graduation. -Lonny

* Wearing colonial clothes and marching in the Memorial Day parade. –David

* The Champlain Marina parking lot, which is no longer with us, because it’s under water. –Zach

* Taran. –Nate N.

* The peat bog we went to in Science class. –Ben

* And everybody who fell in! –Nate N.

* DV 7/8 and all their hard work in preparing for African Storytelling Night tonight. – Jenny

* The really, really awesome game of Ultimate we played yesterday! –Emily

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That my soccer coach brought in popsicles for everyone last night. –David

* The people at The Town Hall Theater, for letting me help with stage makeup. -Emily

* Ainaka, for bringing in beautiful fabric and skirts for African Storytelling Night. – Jenny

* Geese!

* That today is the last day of classes! –Emily

* The DV 7/8 African Storytelling Night. It was really good. –Mujtaba

* My DV 7/8 class, for all the hard work they put into the special evening, and to the parents and everyone who attended. –Jenny

* All the food people made. It was really good. –Ben

* The DV 7/8 for the lovely quilt they’re making. It looks good! –Mary L.

* Nate Newman, for his combination of annoyance and kindness throughout his first year of teaching at The Gailer School. –Jessie

* A student of mine, who never missed a single class of mine this year: Mick! –Diane

* My cat, who got run over and is coming back from surgery today. –David


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