Middle Gate Elementary School
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7 Cold Spring Road, Newtown, CT 06470
Middle Gate Minute
A Bi-Weekly eNewsletter
Edition: October 29, 2018

Parent Teacher Association 
PTA Comments or Suggestions?  
Important Notes: Notes
Send in your forms for the Veteran's Day Celebration
(some dates are tentative and subject to change)
 
Nov 9:
Movie Night!

Nov 12
Veteran's Day Celebration
 
Nov 13:
Turkey Trot
 
Nov 15
Picture Retake Day
Club/Scout/Group Photo Day
4th Grade Group Picture Day  
 
Dec 7:
Reflections Entries due 
        
 
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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:
KINDERGARTEN HALLOWEEN LUNCH HELPERS - WED OCT 31  
Halloween
Kindergarten Lunch Helpers Needed!!!  
 
Oct 31st is Middle Gate's first Mix it up day!
During lunch students will be assigned new tables for that day only to meet kids outside their class. Kindergartners require extra help for this. We currently need ONE MORE signed up!!! Please use the link below to sign up, so I can sleep at night! Parents are encouraged to come in costume!  
 
MOVIE NIGHT - FRI NOV 9  
Middle Gate Movie Night is going to be INCREDIBLE!!

Friday Nov 9 - Doors open at 6:00pm Movie starts at 6:30pm
FREE For PTA Member Families
$2.00 each for Non-PTA Families

Flyers coming home this week.


VETERAN'S DAY CELEBRATION - MON NOV 12  
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Veteran' Day Celebration Mon Nov 12
Breakfast: 8:00am - 8:45am
Ceremony:

Hello All! With Veteran's Day fast approaching, we are putting together a committee to help Mrs. Baron. For those that are new to MG, Mrs. Baron has been running this program for many years. It is a great learning experience for all. The children benefit so much from this.

MG PTA has agreed to provide some breakfast items for our honored guests that day. There will be approximately 22 people there for the breakfast on Nov 12th, from 8am-845am.

We need volunteers to make:
- egg c asserole type dishes (maybe two people can do this -one with meat and one without),
- apple juice and OJ  
- muffins 
- fruit 
- etc.  
 
please email  Amy amy518@hotmail.com if you are willing to make something or help Mrs. Baron put up all the beautiful veteran's bios/pictures that the children do for their family and friends that have served.  
 
We are also looking for memorabilia to put in the front showcase to honor Veteran's Day. There is a lock that will be placed on the showcase while these items are there for safekeeping. Please let me know if you can lend a hand. The pictures will need to go up November 1st and will start around 9:15. Thank you!
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
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
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.