Middle Gate Elementary School
7 Cold Spring Road, Newtown, CT 06470
Middle Gate Minute
A Bi-Weekly eNewsletter
Edition: Nov 20, 2017

Parent Teacher Association 
PTA Comments or Suggestions?  
Important Notes: Notes
Wishing everyone a Happy Thanksgiving!
(some dates are tentative and subject to change)

Dec 4, 5, 7
Holiday Boutique (skip Dec 6) 
Jan 11 
4th Grade Chorus Concert  
Jan 18  
General PTA Meeting
Feb (TBD)
Box Tops Due 
Mar 2
Sock Hop 
Apr 10
General PTA Meeting
May 7
4th Grade Chorus Concert  
(updated every newsletter) 
Quick Links  QuickLinks 
Contact us :
PTA Phone: (860) 532-0464
2017/18 PTA Board of Directors
Vice President
Corresponding Secretary:
1st Treasurer:
Emily Howard
2nd Treasurer:
Stacy Liparidis
Assistant Treasurer
Meredith Britton  
Yearbook Chair:
Thank You Parents and Businesses for your support of the PTA!


We are so thankful for the generosity of the Middle Gate community. Your donations of time, talent, and financial support have enabled us to purchase the curriculum materials for the Next Generation Science Standards, produce meaningful cultural activities for our students, and host low-cost, family-friendly events. Whether you shopped at the book fair, clipped Box Tops, or spooked your car for Trunk-or-Treat, please know that you made a difference. Thank you for everything you do.


We wish you a wonderful holiday.



Amy, Jessica, Gabrielle, Jennifer, Emily, Stacy, and Meredith

  Sign up and give back to the school when you do your regular shopping! image

A+ School Rewards points accrue with each purchase where the Stop & Shop Card is used. It even works with purchases made online with Peapod by Stop & Shop.  These points determine the cash total which is automatically credited to our school's account. All you need to do is register your card. Here are instructions (in PDF) on how to get enrolled.

School ID: 05945

REFLECTIONS PROJECTS - Due Dec 8 Reflections
  Reflections Projects Deadline Dec 8 image

If you are unfamiliar with this project, it is a way for students to express themselves in words, pictures, photography, dance, video and music that isn't generally part of the school curriculum.
It is OPTIONAL!   If your child wants to submit a project they will need your help. The deadline is December 8th.  
Go to the PTA page off of the Parents tab on the MGS website for detailed instructions PTA Reflections Page.   Please contact Melanie Raslan melanieraslan@gmail.com or Corina Michalchik-Renak c2stars@gmail.com with any questions.
HOLIDAY BOUTIQUE - DEC 4, 5, 7Holiday 
Annual Holiday Boutique - Dec 4, 5, 7 (Skip Dec 6) image

The annual Middle Gate Holiday Boutique will be held December 4th, 5th and 7th!  Children will be able to browse and shop for inexpensive gifts for all of their family members.


Please be on the look out for volunteer opportunities and further information which will be sent home via flyers in backpacks and outlined on the MG PTA Facebook page.  If you'd like to be involved or if you have additional questions please email Kathleen Shope katbdaly@aol.com 

Shutterfly / Tiny Prints Fundraiser image
It's that time of year again when people are printing holiday cards, or looking for gifts for friends, family, and teachers. Why not do what you are already doing, and give back 13% of your purchase to Middle Gate?


It's easy, just click through from the Middle Gate storefront link: 



Shutterfly deals
But you have to request your code from mgspta@gmail.com

On Tiny Prints:
But you have to request your code from mgspta@gmail.com


Here are some other codes:

Deal: 25% off Your Order @ Tiny Prints
Promo Code: GET254U Valid thru: 12/31/2017

Deal: Exclusive Offer - Get one FREE bookmark at Shutterfly
Promo Code: HAPPYREADING Valid thru: 11/30/2017

Deal: Exclusive offer - One FREE Calendar for NEW Shutterfly customers
Promo Code: FREECALAFF Valid thru: 12/31/2017

Deal: 25% off Your Order @ Shutterfly
Promo Code: SFLY25OFF Valid thru: 12/31/2017

Deal: Free 8x8 Photo Book for New Shutterfly Customers
Promo Code: AFFPHOTOBK Valid thru: 12/31/2017 

Send Yearbook Photos To: Kelley Michael
The Pictavo App is having some technical difficulty.
To send pictures for the Year book please send to Kelley Michael