Middle Gate Elementary School
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7 Cold Spring Road, Newtown, CT 06470
Middle Gate Minute
A Bi-Weekly eNewsletter
Edition: Jan 23, 2019

Parent Teacher Association 
PTA Comments or Suggestions?  
Important Notes: Notes
Bingo and Pizza night has moved to Thursday Feb 28
(some dates are tentative and subject to change)
 
 
Feb 1:
100th Day of school!
(pending no snow days until then)
 
Feb 7:
MG Adult Paint Night  
 
Feb  28:
Pizza & Bingo Night
(@ Middle School) 
(Snow Date Jan 31) 
 
Mar 22:
"Glow in the Dark" Family Dance Party
(at Reed Intermediate)  
 
Apr 5 
Parents' Night Out  
(at Rock Ridge Country Club)
 
Apr 22:
Used Book Sale - Week of April 22nd
 
Week of Apr 22: 
Breakfast with Buddies
 
Apr 25: 
MG Art Show 
 
May 17: 
Middle Gate Madness 
        
 
Downloads:
(updated every newsletter) 
 
Quick Links  QuickLinks 
Contact us :
PTA Phone: (860) 532-0464
 
2018/19 PTA Board of Directors
President:  
Vice President
Secretary:
Corresponding Secretary:
1st Treasurer:
Emily Howard
2nd Treasurer:
Stacy Liparidis
Assistant Treasurer
Meredith Britton  
Yearbook Chair:
PIZZA AND BINGO NIGHT MOVED TO FEB 28 
PLEASE NOTE THE DATE HAS CHANGED TO FEB 28


Join us Thursday, February 28th at the Middle School Cafeteria
Located at 11 Queen St. Please note we will NOT be at Middle Gate School. 
(Snow Date - March 7th)

1st Seating 5:00 - 6:15
2nd Seating 6:30 - 7:45

Eat dinner while you play!
Price of admission includes pizza, water, and one unlimited play bingo card. Snacks and dessert will be available for additional purchase. All proceeds go to the PTA
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2019 Pizza & Bingo Night - RSVP by Monday, February 25th.
Please return with payment to MGS PTA in an envelope marked "Pizza & Bingo Night"
$5 per person

100TH DAY OF SCHOOL IS FEB 1  
 
FEBRUARY 1, 2019

The 100th Day of School is coming soon! It is currently scheduled for Friday, Feb. 1, barring school cancellations. ALL students are invited to create a project for our 100th Day Middle Gate Museum. The project can be as simple or involved as you like. The most important part is to count out 100 objects and use your imagination!  
 
Please adhere to our NO FOOD rule and do not include any food, including cereal and candy, in projects.  
 
Projects may be brought in anytime starting Wednesday, Jan. 30th. We can't wait to see what you create! 
PARENT PAINT NIGHT THURS FEB 7 
Middle Gate Paint Night!

Please join us at Charmios Paint & Party Store in Newtown for a Middle Gate Adult Paint & Sip Night! Come enjoy a fun and relaxing night with friends, both old & new! 

Price is $40 per person. Please RSVP by clicking the link below and then send in cash or a check made out to MG PTA to school in an envelope marked "MG Paint Night". 
Snacks will be provided but BYOB. This event is limited to 38 people.
Please RSVP by Wednesday, January 30th


We hope you can join us!
Date: 02/07/2019 (Thu.)
Time: 7:00pm - 9:45pm EST
Location: Charmios Newtown

Sign up here:

This is the painting:



BOX TOPS DUE FRI FEB 8 
Keep clipping and saving those box tops! 
In October, our school earned over $700! Let's beat that in February! 
Box Tops are due by February 8th.
 
They can be sent in on the collection sheet that is being distributed, or in a baggie.  
Contact Kim if you have any questions.  hettenbach4@gmail.com
 
Attached is collection sheet and a complete boxtop product list. 

Product List PDF

Collection Sheet PDF
PARENTS NIGHT OUT PLANNING MEETING 
Calling all volunteers!
It's time to plan our biggest fundraiser of the year. No one can deny that last year was a ton of fun and a huge success, raising over $12,000!
The PTA will be hosting a similar event at Rock Ridge again this year. We have set a date for Friday, April 5th. Mark your calendars!
If you're interested in helping with the following items, please reach out ASAP.
  • Raffle
  • Silent Auction
  • Sponsorships
  • Decorations
  • Invitation
  • Signage
  • Donations
  • Balloon Pop
Our first meeting will next week (week of Jan 28) so if you are interested, email one of us.
We promise it is fun and rewarding to be on this committee.

PTA MONEY AT WORK!  
We are happy to report that with all the money we raised during our fall book fair, we were able to give our Literacy Center , brand new books for our kids to read!!! These hardcover books have beautiful pictures and are vibrant in color. They are gorgeous! I was able to snap a quick pic of the very happy, very grateful reading team, loving on all their new books!

Thank you to everyone who came to the bookfair and who continue to support our efforts to make our school a better place for our kids ..and staff too
 
 

COMING EVENTS... 
Ch eck out these Great events that are being planned for 2019.
More information to come as they come closer.
  • "Glow in the Dark" Family Dance Party at Reed Intermediate: Friday, March 22nd
  • Parents' Night Out at Rock Ridge Country Club: Friday, April 5th 
  • Used Book Sale - Week of April 22nd
  • Breakfast with Buddies - Week of April 22nd 
  • MG Art Show - Thursday, April 25th
  • Middle Gate Madness - Friday, May 17th
YEARBOOKS ON SALE

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HARD COVER $35   
Enter Password: mghardcover19

SOFT COVER $32  
Enter Password: mgsoftcover19

ALL orders must be placed online  

Note: each order must be done individually. Order for the first child, and at the end, 
you will be given an option to order for another child.
 
Don't miss out on this! Every year there are people in June asking if there are extra yearbooks and only a limited number are available. These are great for kids to look back at the year and how much fun they had a Middle Gate!   
 
Forgot if you ordered one? No Problem!! There is a place to check on the website
 
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SHUTTERFLY FUNDRAISER 
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Don't forget to use the Middle Gate link if you're doing holiday cards or gift buying at Shutterfly.com! Middle Gate will receive cash back (up to 8%) on your shopping, even if you use coupons and discount codes!


PICTURES FOR YEAR BOOK - DUE ALL YEAR! 
IMAGE SCHOOL EVENT PICTURES

Our yearbook relies on photos submitted to by parent, guardian, teachers..... 
Make sure your child is in the yearbook, upload today!

 
**This year we are using a new platform for submitting to the site for our yearbook** 
The new community site: 
https://commpe.pictavo.com/ 
School code: 78886

This is SIMPLE to use from ANY smart phone, computer or tablet. 
You will need to sign up for a NEW ACCOUNT (even if you had an account previously)

If you do not have access to this site, feel free to email or text me your pictures. 
Please reach out to me if you have any questions, 
Kelley M. Michael 
203-770-1276