Middle Gate Elementary School
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7 Cold Spring Road, Newtown, CT 06470
Middle Gate Minute
A Bi-Weekly eNewsletter
Edition: Nov 28, 2018

Parent Teacher Association 
PTA Comments or Suggestions?  
Important Notes: Notes
Send in your Holiday Boutique Forms!
Discounted price for yearbooks ends Dec 1!
(some dates are tentative and subject to change)
 
   
Dec 3:
Holiday Boutique
 
Dec 7:
Reflections Entries due  
 
Dec 10:
Holiday Boutique
 
Dec 17:
Career Day (Volunteers Needed) 
        
 
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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:
YEARBOOKS ON SALE - DISCOUNTED PRICE THRU DEC 1 ONLY
DISCOUNTED PRICE FOR YEARBOOK ENDS DEC 1 THEN PRICES GO UP
Price will expire on 12/01/2018 11:59 PM.
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HARD COVER $30 (valid through 12/1/18) 
($35.00 12/2/18 - 4/15/19) 
Enter Password: mghardcover19

SOFT COVER $27 (valid through 12/1/18) 
($32 12/2/18 - 4/15/19) 
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!  
HOLIDAY BOUTIQUE - MON DEC 3 & MON DEC 10
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Dear Parents / Guardians;

We will be having our annual Middle Gate Holiday Boutique on the 3rd & 10th of December.  We are very excited about this event, as it is one of the children's favorites.

The Holiday Boutique is a shopping event for the kids during the school day, so they can shop for family and friends including the four-legged ones. The Holiday Boutique committee has worked hard to find quality items while also keeping the cost low for the children. All gifts are priced between $1-$5 with most items $2 or less.

Due to limited classroom space this year the Holiday Boutique will ONLY be held on Monday, December 3rd and Monday, December 10th, therefore it is important your child brings their money at his/her assigned time. Please see teacher dates below:

Monday, December 3rd: Massett, Knapek, Cologna, Schmidt, Parniawski, LaBonia, Carriero, Martinetto, Regensburger, DeSisto

Monday, December 10th: Phillips, Connors, Calo, Salvatore, Beauty, Eleoff, Turey, Baron, Pierce & Carpionato

Please complete the pre-printed envelope sent home with your child Monday Nov 26 and send it in with your child on or before their assigned shopping day.  Please include specific names as it helps the volunteers complete the gift tags.
 
Lastly, parent volunteers are needed both shopping days to help make this a success. 
See below for sign-up information

Happy Holidays!

Sincerely,
The Holiday Boutique Committee
VOLUNTEER SIGN-UP HOLIDAY BOUTIQUE - DEC 3 & DEC 10
Our Holiday Boutique is taking place on Monday, December 3rd & Monday, December 10th. We need a lot of help to make this event successful so please consider signing up for a slot, or more, if you can!

We appreciate your time and wish you a happy holiday season!

VOLUNTEER SIGN-UP CAREER FAIR DEC 17
Calling all volunteers!!!!!
Middle Gate Career Fair

Middle Gate School will be holding a career fair for our children. We are seeking parent volunteers to come and speak about their career.  This event will take place on Monday, December 17th.  If this is something that you may be interested in volunteering for please complete and return to MGS by December 1st.  Once we receive this form one of us will be in touch to provide more details.


This is very preliminary; therefore you are not committed by simply returning this form.
Thank you in advance!
Melissa Arsenault & John Sullivan
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 13%) on your shopping, even if you use coupons and discount codes!


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