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MY PLACE RESTAURANT FUNDRAISER - TUE MAR 20
Don't know what to do for dinner tonight? Here is an easy solution...
STUDENT COUNCIL - ROCKIN' JUMP - MAR 23
STUDENT COUNCIL is sponsoring
MGS Night at Rockin' Jump
Friday, March 23rd
5:00pm - 8:00pm
: $15.00 per 1 per jumper for a 1-hour pass (socks $3.00)
Student Council will receive $5.00 for every ticket sold. We are grateful for your support.
How to order
Fill out form below and detach with a check made payable to MGS. You will receive an email confirmation of your order and tickets will be sent home via student backpack (with oldest student if applicable) on Wednesday 3/21/18.
IF IT SNOWS or your child gets sick and cannot attend the ticket does not expire and can be used at your convenience.
PENNIES FOR PATIENTS
Middle Gate is proud to participate in Newtown Public's School collection campaign to support the
Leukemia and Lymphoma Society's "Pennies for Patients" campaign
over the next few weeks. Students will be asked to collect spare change to donate in collection jars in the classroom. Please consider making an online donation here:
Collections run through March 30
PARENTS' NIGHT OUT - FRI APR 6
Parents' Night Out is Friday, April 6th!
Includes Silent Auction
There is still time to get your tickets! Don't miss out on this fun evening!
Click the invitation below or here
DONATIONS NEEDED FOR SILENT AUCTION
We are looking to our MG families who have goods or services to donate; let's get creative for our kiddos! Message or email us at
|SAVE THE DATE AND COLLECT BOOKS - USED BOOK FAIR
Save the Date for the Used Book Fair
Used Book Collection: Week of Apr 9
Used Book Sale: Apr 24 - 26
Please start collecting your gently used Books, magazines and DVD's! We will start collecting these items the week of
April 9th. The
Used Book Fair will run Tuesday April 24th to Thursday April 26th. All classrooms will have a chance to shop this fair favorite! Details to follow.
VOLUNTEERS FOR INCOMING KINDERGARTEN REGISTRATION
Parent Volunteers needed to help with Incoming Kindergarten Registration
Believe it or not, it's time to start thinking about incoming kindergarten registration for the 2018/19 school year. If you have a morning or afternoon preference or can help more than one day/time, please sign up through Volunteer spot at
We need volunteers to assist with the registration process. You will be collecting paperwork from incoming kindergarten fa
milies and giving a tour of Middle Gate. This is a super fun event. You will have a chance to meet our newest "Middle Gaters" and their families and show them what a great school community we have here at Middle Gate. Registration will take place over 3 days. April 4th, April 5th and April 6th. We will break the day up into two sessions 9-12 and 1-3.
I will need 2 additional people per session (except on April 4th, that's a delayed opening day and we will only run 1 session from 11:30-3:00)
If you have questions, feel free to call me anytime, 203/304-1712 or text: 203/240-6038
VOLUNTEERS FOR SCHOLARSHIP COMMITTEE
Looking for a few volunteers for the Middle Gate PTA Scholarship committee to review applications and select this year's recipients.
The Middle Gate PTA Scholarship is a merit-based award of $1500 that is given each year to two students who are graduating from Newtown High School and who have previously attended Middle Gate School. While academic performance is factored strongly into the decision-making process, the recipients of this scholarship will also e
xcel in other areas that demonstrate the Newtown Public Schools' Core Attributes of perseverance, citizenship, caring, trustworthiness, respect, and responsibility, in addition to demonstrating leadership and a commitment to our community.
Our work will begin in early April. Volunteers will be asked to review and rate applications through shared Google docs/sheets. There will be a fairly quick turnaround time as the final decision needs to be made by early May. I have been involved in this process for years and find the work to be incredibly inspiring and heartwarming as you see the hard work, leadership, and community service evidenced by these students. Please let me know if I can answer any other questions about the process.
If you are interested in participating, please comment here or email me at
AN EMAIL FROM THE SUPERINTENDENT
Dear Parents and Guardians,
I wanted to provide you with some thinking regarding our current calendar and the impact of snow days. As you know, this has been an unpredictable winter season with Nor'easters. Like many districts, we have had to make decisions based on the safety of bus travel (either a.m. or p.m.), or the potential for dangerous conditions.
We have now gone beyond our June 20th last day of school based on current calendar projections and allotted snow days. Our practice has been not to exceed the final projected date on the calendar and to begin to take from the April break (starting with the Friday of that week). The rationale for this has been so we are out before the hotter weather, which impacts non-air conditioned classrooms in some buildings.
That being said, because of the late-season storms, those who have plans for April break are left with difficult decisions. I plan to begin a dialogue with the Board of Education regarding this year's calendar, the impact snow days will have on the remainder of this school year, and any options we might have that address taking time from April break.
Additionally, there have been requests to set the graduation date now. Please understand that we request dates (1st, 2nd, and 3rd choice options), and these are negotiated with other high schools who also use the WestConn O'Neill Center as their graduation venue. Many districts are in the same position as Newtown, waiting to secure dates that will coincide with changes to their calendar. This is the primary reason we do not set a final graduation date until after April 1.
I promise to keep you updated as discussions continue this week.
Spring cannot come soon enough!
Dr. Lorrie Rodrigue
RAISE REAL ESTATE FUNDRAISER
SOCK HOP - RESCHEDULED FOR FRI JUN 15
New Sock Hop date!!!!
Friday, June 15th
It's going to be a party!!!
|BREAKFAST WITH BUDDIES - APR 25 - 27
Save the Date for Breakfast with Buddies (formerly known as Muffins with Mom)
This is a chance for students to invite a special guest to join them for breakfast, before school, in the cafeteria. Breakfast with Buddies will run
Wed April 25th to Friday April 27th.
Details to follow
MG MADNESS AND TALENT SHOW - FRI MAY 18
SAVE THE DATE for Middle Gate Madness and our 2nd Talent Show!
Friday, May 18th from 5:00-8:00 pm.
Middle Gate Madness, one of our largest fundraisers, is an evening of fun for the entire family! There are games, hands-on activities, touch-a-truck, a dunk tank with some familiar faces, food and more!! Last year we introduced our first talent show to Middle Gate Madness which featured our very own children (along with some parents) and, WOW, what talent! There were solos, duets and small groups performing acts like dance, music, skateboard tricks and magic to name a few! It was such a special addition to this extraordinary night that we are doing it again. So, start brainstorming!! Forms for sign up will be coming out before April break.
UPCOMING PARENT UNIVERSITY SPEAKER TOPICS
Please see this flyer for the upcoming Parent University includes terrific speakers on truly relevant topics - see attached details - this is a very timely opportunity for parents/families!
|Send Yearbook Photos To: Kelley Michael
PICTAVO IS BACK UP AND RUNNING FOR iOS!
Please upload any pics you'd like to see in the yearbook!
-first day of school
-ice cream social
- Veterans Day
***4th Grade parents*** you can upload your child's baby pic there too! Use the 4th Grade Baby Pics folder.
Or send pictures for the Year book to Kelley Michael: