Middle Gate Elementary School
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7 Cold Spring Road, Newtown, CT 06470
Middle Gate Minute
A Bi-Weekly eNewsletter
Edition: Nov 12, 2018

Parent Teacher Association 
PTA Comments or Suggestions?  
Important Notes: Notes
Send in your order forms for Square One!
(some dates are tentative and subject to change)
 
Nov 13:
Turkey Trot
Five Guys Restaurant Night  
 
Nov 15
Picture Retake Day
Club/Scout/Group Photo Day
4th Grade Group Picture Day   
 
Nov 19:
Square 1 Art Orders Due 
 
Dec 3 & Dec 10:
Holiday Boutique
 
Dec 7:
Reflections Entries due  
 
        
 
Downloads:
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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:
FIVE GUYS RESTAURANT NIGHT FUNDRAISER - TUES NOV 13 
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Restaurant Night: Tuesday, November 13th at Five Guys, 255 S. Main Street, Newtown.   
 
Have a fun dinner out, feed the family and help support the Middle Gate School PTA! A win for everyone! A portion of your dinner sales will go to support PTA programs.
TURKEY TROT - TUES NOV 13 
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The Middle Gate Turkey Trot will be held on Tuesday, November 13 (rain date is Thursday, November 15).  This cross-country fun run around the school property will demonstrate citizenship and responsibility as we collect food donations for Newtown families.  A can of food is the entrance fee for our Middle Gate runners.  All food items should be brought to your child's classroom teacher on the morning of the event.  Food will be donated to WIN (Women in Newtown) to help fill Thanksgiving baskets for families in town.  Parents are welcome to join the fun.  C
lasses will run at the following times:
 
2:00-2:30:  K-LaBonia, K-Massett, 1-Pierce, 1-Carpionato, 2-Knapek, 2-Carriero, 4-Beauty, 4-Eleoff, 4-Turey, 4-Baron
2:45-3:10:  K-Parniawski, K-Schmidt, 1-Martinetto, 1-Salvatore, 2-Phillips, 2-Regensburger, 3-Cologna, 3-Connors, 3-Calo, 3-DeSisto
SQUARE 1 ART ORDER FORMS DUE NOV 19 
Square One Fundraiser: 

Children who submitted artwork for the Square1 Art fundraiser should have come home on Friday with their ordering information and free sticker gift.
 
Orders are due by Monday, November 19th.

If you have any questions please contact Christine Tisi, ctisi12@gmail.com. Thank you!
PICTURE RETAKE DAY - THUR NOV 15 
Picture Re-Take Day: Thursday Nov 15
If you missed picture day, or you are not satisfied with the pictures taken on Sept 25 you can have your child's photo taken again.

Picture Re-Take Day is also for Groups/Clubs/Scouts:
Also, if your child is in any groups such as scouts, school clubs, etc this will be the group picture day. They should bring a scout uniform for this day if possible.

Fourth Grade Group Picture
This is also the day they will take the 4th grade group picture
HOLIDAY BOUTIQUE - MON DEC 3 & MON DEC 10 
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Holiday Boutique Coming Soon!:

The Holiday Boutique is a shopping event for the kids during the school day so they can buy gifts for family and friends! Items range from $1-$5 with the majority under $2.

Due to limited classroom space this year the Boutique will only be open on:
 
Monday, December 3rd and Monday, December 10th.

As soon as we know the teacher schedule it will be posted. We need a lot of parent volunteers these days and the Friday afternoon/early evening before each Boutique day to setup. Please keep an eye out for these sign ups. This is fun and festive event for the kids and we look forward to continuing the tradition this year!
PICTURES FOR YEAR BOOK - DUE ALL YEAR! 
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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

YEAR BOOKS ON SALEYEARBOOK
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HARD COVER $30 (valid through 12/1/18) 
($35.00 12/2/18 - 4/15/19) 
Password: mghardcover19

SOFT COVER $27 (valid through 12/1/18) 
($32 12/2/18 - 4/15/19) 
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.