Book Fair Update
The Book Fair is coming to our school on February 27th- March 3rd! We hope that you will be able to make some time to attend. It is such a good opportunity to find books that will encourage your child to read for pleasure. A home filled with books is one of the best ways to support your child's growing ability to read and to succeed at school.
Gum Springs will also be participating in the nationwide reading celebration, Read Across America, that takes place annually on Dr. Seuss’s birthday. Students are encouraged to dress up as their favorite Dr. Seuss book character on Thursday, March 2nd.
Shop the Book Fair Online: http://www.scholastic.com/bf/gses
Monday, February 27th: 7:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Tuesday, February 28th: 7:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Wednesday, March 1st: 7:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Thursday, March 2nd: 7:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. (Dr. Seuss Dress Up Day)
Friday, March 3rd: 7:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
Calling all PreK students! Registration opens February 1st!
Deadline for completed applications for the drawing is Feb 28th at 9am.
The following documents must be submitted in order for the application to be complete:
This application will not be processed for PRE-K drawing without these items.
- Complete Georgia Lottery Pre-K Application
- Proof of Birth- Certified Copy of Birth Certificate ( Your child must be four years old on or before September 1, 2017).
- Proof of Residency
- Child's Social Security Card/ Bright from the Start Social Security Waiver Form
- Photo ID of person registering child
- Form 3300: Hearing / Dental/ Vision
- Documentation of Federal/ State Assistance
Dear Gum Springs Parent or Guardian,
The Gum Springs Elementary School Media Center is committed to bringing unique learning opportunities to our students and we are pleased to introduce a free reading service providing digital books through OverDrive. Students will be able to enjoy reading on their computer, iPad, Kindle, eReader or other device.
The OverDrive collection is an online extension of Gum Springs’s physical library, with 24/7 access to eBooks and Audiobooks. It’s convenient for students to check out titles anytime, anywhere with no worry about misplacing a book– these digital titles automatically return at the end of the lending period!
OverDrive can help students of all ages read more and improve comprehension. Struggling or reluctant readers, learning-challenged, second language learners, and gifted readers can all benefit from this service. OverDrive can:
- Help students enrich vocabulary and improve comprehension and pronunciation
- Introduce students to books above their reading level
- Teach critical listening skills for Audiobooks
- Help busy kids find time to read
Whether a student’s interest lies in study guides, classics for required reading, or the latest popular K-5 fiction and nonfiction, they can find it all in the digital collection through OverDrive.
How does it work?
To use OverDrive, students browse the secure website of hundreds of eBooks and audiobooks and can borrow eBooks and Audiobooks using their five digit lunch number. To access OverDrive directly, go to http://jacksoncounty.lib.overdrive.com/ or from the GSES website.
Username: Student Lunch Number
Password: Student Lunch Number
Mrs. Jill Weldon
GSES Media Resource Specialist
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