All food items will be donated to WIN (Women in Newtown) to help fill Thanksgiving baskets for families in Town.
Please have your food donations ready for November 14.
Thank you for your continued involvement and support!
A "SPECIAL" NIGHT - NOV 15
MGS Unified Arts Dept Event
The MGS Unified Arts Department (aka the special area teachers) will be hosting a family event ("A "Special Night") on
Tuesday, November 15 (6:00pm-7:15pm).
This interactive experience will showcase our talented staff and provide time for you to engage in activities your children experience in the "special area" classes. Please note that you must remain with your child at the event (1:1 ratio). Unfortunately,
we are unable to provide babysitting.
All orders must be placed on their website, www.coffeepond.comno order forms will be distributed.
Hard Cover $30
Soft Cover $27
Order Holiday Cards - and give back to Middle Gate!
The Holidays are just around the corner and you know you will be ordering cards to send to friends and family. Why not do the thing you usually do and raise some money for the school! Click through to this special Shutterfly and tinyprints site and 13% of your sale will go to Middle Gate!
Click through and shop, 13% of your order will be donated to our school.
This is not an advertised offer and is only available to you as a Middle Gate PTA supporter when you shop through our fundraising page. This discount is only valid for a limited time, so shop now before it is too late!
Use this code at checkout to receive this exclusive offer
*Code Valid for the first 100 Uses. Offer expires
11:59 P.M. PT). Save 30% off site wide, plus free shipping when you use the code TPSC6BAB5A at checkout. There is no minimum purchase required for this promotion. The 30% offer is not applicable to previously placed orders, shipping, taxes, rush processing charges, gift certificates or personalized postage stamps. This promotion code cannot be combined with other offers. Offer is only valid on Tinyprints.com and is not applicable on third party or partner websites. To prevent fraud or abuse, we reserve the right to discontinue or modify this offer or cancel any order.
THANK YOU VETERAN'S DAY VOLUNTEERS
Thank You Volunteers and Veterans!
Thank you to all the people who helped support the Veteran's Day celebration on Friday. It was another great event with breakfast, patriotic songs and speakers. This is such a wonderful opportunity for the kids to show the appreciation of Family and Friends who served - or are serving - our country and it makes the Veterans feel so appreciated.
NEW SPIRIT WEAR ITEMS ON SALE THROUGH NOV 28
Middle Gate Spirit Wear - New Items on Sale NOW! Get your order in by Nov 28
We have some great new items for Middle Gate Spirit Wear and a whole new website:
Check it out at:
We are excited to report that all of the
Box Tops have been trimmed, counted and sent out to General Mills!
Thanks so much to everyone for sending in those little squares...
we had over 8,800!! That equates to over $880 for Middle Gate.
With that said, special thanks to our winning classes with the most submissions:
Mrs. Phillips (K-2)
Mrs. Connors (3-4).
They are the lucky winners of an extra recess and they get custody of the Box Top trophies.
Stay tuned for our next Box Top contest for our spring submission.
POSTING PICTURES FROM SCHOOL
Be Mindful of other People's wishes
It's great to take photos of school events and parties, and the PTA asks for those pictures to be sent in so we can use them in the yearbook. But with Halloween parties still happening on Monday, and other future holiday parties, please be mindful of who you post pictures of on Social Media sites.
While it may be normal for you to share all the fun things your child has done or the events they go to, not all families use Social Media as an outlet for sharing. We just ask that you get permission to post pictures before putting them on the internet, or make sure you know this person is OK with their child in a picture.
HOLIDAY BOUTIQUE VOLUNTEER SIGN-UP
This is a great event for the kids to feel independent - but we need helpers!
The Middle Gate Holiday Boutique is an event that allows kids to shop and purchase gifts for friends/family and loved ones for low prices. It allows the kids to experience a true shopping environment buy purchasing new items.
The funds raised go back to our wonderful MG family to help support future events and school needs.
There is a SignUp account (previously known as Volunteer Spot) to help manage the volunteer spots.
We are still working on solidifyin
g dates but should have an answer next week. It will be the week of Dec 5 (just trying to figure out logistics with a delayed start day that week).
Please feel free to sign up for a specific role or just add your name to the general volunteer list. The information will help us communicate to the group as the event nears.
PTA REFLECTIONS PROGRAM - SUBMISSION DUE DEC 9
Submissions Due Dec 9 8:30 am - 10:00am MGS Cafeteria
We are pleased to announce that once again your child will have the opportunity to participate inReflections,
a nationally sponsored PTA arts program! All children at Middle Gate School fromkindergarten through 4th grade are eligibleto submit an entry based on the theme "What Is Your Story?" in any or all of these categories: visual arts (drawing, collage, painting, etc.), musical composition, photography, literature (story, poem, essay, etc.), dance choreography, or film production.
This is a unique opportunity for self-expression and "reflection". ALL participants receive a Middle Gate certificate, and will have their work displayed at the school. First-Place winners (per division) continue on to the state level, and if chosen, could go on to the national level!
For more information or to print out an entry form and rules go to Parents - PTA - Reflections on the Middle Gate website.
Any questions please contact Jill Baimel (203)364-1979, Kris Powers (203)426-8665 or Melanie Raslan (203) 561-1479.
There is also a Theme Search Contest for a children to submit their ideas for a future Reflections Theme. Visit the MGS PTA Reflections webpage and look for the Theme Search Contest box for forms. Submission for the Theme Search Contest are due Nov 18
SEND PICTURES TO THE YEARBOOK
Remember all the fun times throughout the year
All through the year, there will be different events and activities at Middle Gate school. The best way to preserve those memories is to submit them to the yearbook.
All during the year you can send pictures from the first day of school, the ice cream social, book fairs, movie nights, restaurant nights and more! You and your kids will love looking through the yearbook at the end of the year and remembering all these fun times together with friends!
We are using a different yearbook company this school year!! We are very excited to be working with
https://www.coffeepond.com! The best part is they have an APP to upload pictures right from you phone or devise!!!!! Pictavo Comminity APP!
Do you want to advertise a MG event or program or are you looking for volunteers for a MG event or program? Then send us your information for submission in the Middle Gate Minute. The Middle Gate Minute is a Bi-Weekly publication. Please include a 1-3 sentence description and contact information for all submissions. If you want to attach a flyer or other document, it is best to send as .doc or .pdf
MG Weekly editor reserves the right to edit all submissions. All submissions due the Thursday before the next newsletter publication date.
Send your request to
Liz Van Sickle (Subject: Middle Gate Minute). SUBMISSIONS DUE: Nov 23 NEXT ISSUE IS: Nov 28