The 2023-2024 school year theme is Gators Have Star Power!

What is Star Power?

Star Power is belonging to a community of learners.

Star Power is rising to high expectations.

Star Power is showing kindness and respect.

Star Power is honoring diversity.

Star Power is communicating and collaborating.

Star Power is problem solving.

Star Power is thinking outside the box.

Star Power is showing the best version of yourself.

Star Power is growing academically, socially, and emotionally.

Star Power is following directions.

Star Power is leading others.

Star Power is empowering vs. entitling.

Star Power is shining with individual and collective SUCCESS!


A few important dates: 

Monday, September 11

  • Gator Giving Campaign Kick-Off
  • The classroom with the highest participation rate will win an ice cream party! 
  • Previous Gator Giving gifts over the summer and this school year count towards a win. 
  • The winning classroom will be selected on Sunday, October 1 and announced on Monday, October 2.
  • Participate HERE or click the QR code below!

 Monday, September 25 

  • Student/Teacher Holiday (Yom Kippur)

 Wednesday September 27

  •  Start of After School Enrichment

 Friday, September 29 

  • Student Assembly- American Heart Association kickoff challenge

Sunday, October 1 

  • PTA Gayton Guardians Family Fun Event!

    Bring the whole family for a round of Sunday afternoon Cornhole and other outdoor games! We will provide water and some other treats! Wear your favorite football team jersey! We will also provide more info on Gayton Guardians, a new PTA/school initiative for greater family outreach and volunteer opportunities.

    When: Sunday October 1 from 1 to 2:30

    Where: Gayton Blacktop

    Needs: If you have a set of Cornhole that we can use, please let us know!

    Contact: jktootell@outlook.combrian10somers@yahoo.comdixorjr18@gmail.com

 Monday, October 2

  • Gator Giving ice cream party classroom winning announced

 Wednesday, October 4

  • National Walk to School Day- parents are guardians are encouraged to walk with your children to school today
  • You will be greeted on the blacktop with refreshments and the Godwin pep band!

 Friday, October 6 

  • Movie Night "Sing" 

  • Get ready to SING! Movie Night is almost here and we are excited for all of our Gator families to gather on the lawn for a night of entertainment.

  • Plan to arrive at 6 pm for a pre-movie concert and dinner. Large pizzas from Marco's can be pre-ordered at this link:https://www.mpfundraisers.com/gayton/  or QR code below by October 3rd. Kona ice will also be available for an after dinner dessert 😀. The movie will start promptly at 7 pm. Popcorn and a variety of concessions (candy and drinks) will be available to purchase with proceeds going towards the fifth grade party!"

     Be on the look-out next week for an opportunity to volunteer for part of the night! 


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