Middle Gate Elementary School
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7 Cold Spring Road, Newtown, CT 06470
Middle Gate Minute
A Bi-Weekly eNewsletter
Edition: September 17, 2018

Parent Teacher Association 
PTA Comments or Suggestions?  
Important Notes: Notes
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(some dates are tentative and subject to change)
 
Sept 17:
Parent Orientation:
Kindergarten, Grade one, 4-Beauty, and 4-Eleoff

Sept 20:
Parent Orientation:
Grade two, Grade three, 4-Baron, and 4-Turey

Sept 25:
PICTURE DAY!

Oct 12:
Box Top Collection Due
 
       
 
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Contact us :
PTA Phone: (860) 532-0464
 
2017/18 PTA Board of Directors
President:  
Vice President
Secretary:
Corresponding Secretary:
1st Treasurer:
Emily Howard
2nd Treasurer:
Stacy Liparidis
Assistant Treasurer
Meredith Britton  
Yearbook Chair:
PARENT ORIENTATION NIGHTS - SEPT 17 & SEPT 20orient 
Dear Members of the Middle Gate Family,

I hope you are enjoying this beautiful weekend!  Below is a reminder about our revised Open House dates and times.

New Open House times:  Our new Open House dates are Monday, September 17 and
Thursday, September 20 Please note there was a switch in nights for grade one and two (groupings below), and this is an adults-only event.  

Monday, September 17 - 6:00pm:
Kindergarten, Grade one, 4-Beauty, and 4-Eleoff

Thursday, September 20 - 6:00pm:
Grade two, grade three, 4-Baron, and 4-Turey

Thank you for your continued involvement and support.

~Chris
Room Parents

During your child's open house this week you will have an opportunity
to sign up to be a room parent. If you aren't able to attend please
let your child's teacher know in advance or email our room parent
coordinator, Lori Campbell ( lorigcampbell@gmail.com ). If multiple
people put in for a class two names will be chosen at random. If you
have any questions please let Lori know. Thank you!
PTA Memebership Letter 

If you haven't already sent in your PTA member ship form. here is a link to the form

PTA Membership Form
PICTURE DAY - SEPT 25PIC 
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Individual and Class Photos image 
Tuesday Sept 25 

Picture day is coming soon. If you haven't already received the order form, they should be coming home soon.

This picture day is only for Individual and Class Photos.

Picture Re-Take Day will be scheduled soon.
Picture Re-Take Day is for group photos (scouts/cubs, school clubs', etc) and the 4th grade level group. It is also for anyone who  missed, or is not satisfied with the pictures taken on Sept 25.
BOX TOPS DUE OCT 12Boxtops
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Box Tops Due Oct 12

Save those box tops and hand them in! it's like money for our school!
  
2017-2018 we raised $1,428.20 
2016-2017 we raised $1,250.50 
2015-2016 we raised $1,228.80
 
 
Let's see if we can keep increasing our amount!
(and for those competitive people - some other schools in Newtown have raised less than $1,000)  
 
Learn about Box Tops at this link: https://www.boxtops4education.com/about 

(includes an explanation of how Box Tops works)
PICTURES FOR YEAR BOOK - DUE ALL YEAR!Yearbook
IMAGE FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL PICTURES

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