This Week @ Gates
April 07, 2019
Upcoming Events

  • Wed  4/10 - MSBA School Building Committee Mtg
  • Fri    4/12 - Talent Show @ 2:00 – 3:00
  • Mon 4/15 – Fri 4/19 - School vacation
  • Mon  4/29 - School Council @ 7:45 – 8:30 AM
  • Fri, 5/3 - Ice Cream Social and the 6th grade social
Happy Spring Shopping!

The Gates PTO is excited to announce a new fundraiser for the spring! We have partnered with Boon Supply till April 13th. Boon will give the Gates PTO 40% of the purchase. The website has some great products for gifts and some creative household products! With Easter, Mother’s Day, and End of Year Teacher gifts it's a great way to check items off your to-do list and help our school!

Please shop via the link or search for Gates PTO on the Boon Supply website .
A wonderful author visit...

The Gates School had a wonderful visit with author Andrea Davis Pinkney on Friday, March 29. Mrs. Pinkney spoke with all grades about writing, illustration, research, family, and storytelling. We sang together, asked our questions, even practiced meditating! She was so impressed with the children - and loved the sea of red worn by so many people in the audience.

Thank you to the PTO for all your support in bringing authors to visit us every year. - Sheila Magovern
A Message from The Gates Student Council

The Gates Student Council is collecting items for the Acton Food Pantry. The following items are needed:
  • Shampoo
  • Conditioneer
  • Hand soap
  • Body lotion
  • Toilet paper

Please bring items yo the donation box in the Gates School lobby by Friday, April 26.

Thank you!
Ice Cream
Ice Cream Social is May 3rd!

We are busy planning this year's Ice Cream Social and have exciting news to share and links below for you to have an opportunity to help!

  • A flyer will be sent home next week with details to pre-buy your wristbands. Please send the flyer and money back as soon as possible and wristbands will be sent back to you the week of April 29th! 
  • We are excited to partner with the Silver Unicorn Bookstore this year who will have a book fair during the Ice Cream Social with books for kids and adults to purchase. 20% of sales will be given to the PTO.
  • In order to make these events run successfully we need the help of all our Gates parents! Below find links to sign up;

We are looking forward to a great night! Have a question about the Ice Cream Social…Contact us below. 

Soula Hatziliades Stratakias  for Ice Cream;
Katharine  for the Cake Walk;
Laryssa for Games;
Kathryn Sweeney for the Book Fair.
MCAS Schedule

Tuesday April 9 & Wednesday April 10: Grades 4/6 
Make-ups - April 5, 12, 23, 24

Tuesday April 30 & Wednesday May 1: Grade 3
Monday May 6 & Wednesday May 8: Grades 4/5 
Monday May 13 & Tuesday May 14: Grade 6 MATH; Grade 5 Science and Technology
Make-ups - May 3, 10, 15, 17, 20, 21, 22
Shop and Support Gates
Shopping on AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way for you to support Gates school. Just sign up at AmazonSmile and register Paul P. Gates School PTO as your designated charity. Then every time you shop, AmazonSmile donates 0.5% of your purchase price to the Gates PTO. Don't forget to bookmark the website
Box Tops for Education
The Box Tops for Education program is an easy way to earn cash for Gates school. Simply clip Box Tops on hundreds of products at your local grocery store and place them in the collection box outside of the Gates school office. For each one, Gates receives 10 cents and it really adds up.
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