Welcome to May! 

First to recap April, we had a great month of learning the importance of gardening. Students learned about plants, visited Freetown Farm, and prepared food dishes that contained a plant as one of the ingredients. It was a lot of fun and a great way to kick off spring! 

This month, we will dive into what it means to be a Creative with special emphasis on creating filmed projects. But first, we will start out with Field Day! The following two meetings will be Club Day and a GPCH Film Festival.

Finally, you can RSVP this Friday for the annual Mom to Mom coming up on June 12th. Like in previous year’s we will have a State of GBCH/GPCH where we discuss the wins for this year and outlook for the future, we will announce leadership changes, and as a group, start putting plans in place for a dynamic 2021-22 school year. Don’t miss it!!! 

Be blessed,

Ja’Near Garrus

Field Day | May 6
May 6th, 2021 | 1:30 pm- 3:00 pmTo kick off May Activities, we invite families to join us at Lake Elkhorn Park for friendly games and a picnic lunch. We will enjoy time outdoors and have a few competitive activities for students to participate in.Please bring:Picnic blanketBagged lunch or snacks for your familyWaterFace masksOutdoor equipment (optional)Sun protection
Club Day | May 13
Start time: 1 pmFor Centuries Club, students will learn about impactful African American filmmakers.Makers Club: Students will create wire armatures for claymation projectsWhat is needed:Paper and pencilRoll of Foil paperModeling clay (Any colors desired to create a character)Optional: Bendable wire and cutting tool
GPCH Film Festival | May 20
Final student meeting for the school year!

Students, come prepared to show your creative Animation or Film projects to the GPCH Student Community!

Criteria:
Videos must be no longer than 1.5 minutes.
Each film must have a TitleMust be subject matter appropriate for K-8th grade students
Show creativity

Following the movie presentations, we will have an end-of-the-year wrap-up highlighting GPCH students.

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