May your holiday season be bursting with joy!
Learning Gate Student: Paige Miranda
Learning Gate would like to recognize Paige Miranda!
Paige participated in the US Equestrian Athlete Lettering program. This program was developed to provide recognition for the accomplishments of young equestrians and encourage their future involvement in equestrian sport.
US Equestrian recognizes the dedication of equestrians preparing for competition through practice and training sessions as similar to other students in athletic programs and developed this program to honor individual achievements with a varsity letter in the student's chosen sport, regardless of the availability of an equestrian team or club through their school.
Congratulations Paige on this accomplishment!
Learning Gate Fundraiser at Five Below
Five Below is giving LG 10% of all sales at their Bearss/Dale Mabry location (next to Walmart)
From 12/15 to 12/21.
You WILL need to print & bring this with you for your sales to count!
This is a HUGE opportunity PLEASE share with family & friends.
Don't forget to shop till you drop, two weekends in a row!
LG 53 December Winners
Congratulations to the LG 53 Winners at Lutz Lake Fern Campus!

7th Grade:
Kris Machado
Libby Gunter
Henry Randles
Lola Figuero
Cassidy Carmen

8th Grade:
Jonathan Fields
Sofia Figuero
Carly Chambers
Seth Gregoire
Lance Holland
A+ Teachers
Is there a LG teacher you want to nominate? 
Bay News 9 is starting a new initiative in January called A+ Teachers.
They are asking students or their parents to nominate amazing teachers who go out of their way every day to ensure student success.
Bay News 9 will pick a teacher from the nominees and come out to your school to visit their classroom. They will do a story on what makes the teacher an awesome educator.
Students (or their parents) should send an email to teachers@charter.com   and explain what makes their teacher A+.
Please contact  MicheleN@learninggate.org  if you have any questions. 
Aftercare Information
Year Long Service Project
All donations can be dropped off at Hanna campus in the front office or any kindergarten, first grade, or second grade classroom.
Music and Theater is coming to Learning Gate
Grosso Music and Fine Arts is excited to be offering many different music programs at Learning Gate beginning in January! From beginning instrument classes to Choral and Rock instruction. 

Our hope is it will give parents an amazing opportunity to develop creative artists and performers as well as innovative thinkers.  You can register via email at  info@grossomusic.com

Please see our detailed flyers on our Facebook page  https://www.facebook.com/GMFALUTZ /  or contact Keri Grosso  keri@grossomusic.com   or Marjorie Crino   marjorie@grossomusic.com  for any questions.
Upcoming Volunteer Opportunities
Help Needed - Sewing/Fine Net Mending
Every spring and fall, Mr. Jim conducts a migratory bird banding project on the LG campus. Over time some of the nets develop holes that need to be mended. He is looking for a parent/grandparent volunteer who is skilled with a needle/thread and has a lot of patience.
It is different from traditional sewing.
If you are interested or have questions, contact Mr. Jim at: jim@learninggate.org

Are You Crafty?  Please join the Crafty Crew Group!
 
Are graphics your thing?  Please join the Graphic Gurus Group!
 
Want to build items for LG?  Please join the Carpenter Crew!
 
Are you a baking master?  Please join our Baking Bunch Group!

Library Volunteers
We need assistance during the times classes are coming in and out of the library. Volunteers will work the circulation desk for checking books in and out, assist the children with locating books, light cleaning, and shelf returned books. Opportunities available throughout the school year!
Lunch information
Lunch Accounts/Ordering:
Food Service Contact:     jill@learninggate.org
Monthly Menu :  December Menu

Kona Ice on Hanna campus: more dates to come in 2019!
Kona Ice on Lutz Lake Fern campus:  more dates to come in 2019!
Volunteer During Lunches!
Hanna Campus — 10:45am–1:15pm
Lutz Lake Fern Campus — 10:50am–12:30pm
No sign up necessary, please just come in!
3 shifts = one free dress pass
Family and friends welcome!
Box Tops
Don't forget to turn in your Box Tops!
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Learning Gate Community School
16215 Hanna Rd Lutz, FL  US  33549 (813) 784 3647