This Week @ Gates
December 23, 2018
Upcoming Events

  • 12/24/18 - 01/01/19 - Winter break
  • January, 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd, 29th - The Gates Days at NYAJ
  • Monday, 01/08/19 - Kindergarten Information Night (snow date 01/09/18)
  • 1/14, 1/22, 2/5 & 2/11 - Kindergarten tours at Gates
  • Tuesday, 02/05/19 - The Gates Kindergarten Information night
  • Friday, 02/08/19 - Culture Showcase

Happy Holidays!
May your holidays be merry and bright!
Support Gates School and Eat at Not Your Average Joe's!

We are happy to report that Gates Elementary School was selected for the  Not Your Average Cause Program. Here is how it works. Every Tuesday during the month of January Gates families are invited to dine (or carry out) at Not Your Average Joe's and they will donate 15% of your total purchase to Gates School. Simply present this certificate to your server on January 1st, 8th, 16th, 23rd and 30th or just verbally state your affiliation. The more Gates Elementary supporters who participate, the more money Not Your Average Joe's will donate!
Culture Showcase

It is a wonderful opportunity to showcase our multicultural community and will be held on Friday, February 8th in the Gates Cafeteria. All families are invited to come and enjoy the various events representing art forms around the world depicting our rich diversity.

Program Guidelines
  • There will be a $5 per person or $10 per family entry fee, the night of the program.
  • A sign-up sheet for performers will be provided soon. Everybody is welcome to share a dance, musical number, a skit, a poem, or martial arts performance, etc.  
  • This is not a drop off event, parents must supervise their kids at all times.

Planning Committee
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the Culture Showcase co-chairs:

Classes running at Gates School this winter

We know this is such a busy time of the year (!), but we wanted to remind you of the enrichment offerings that are starting up in the new year. We need to reach minimum class sizes for each of them to run, and we will end up canceling any that do not get sufficient participation.  

How to Register: Online, using the links provided below, or by calling Community Ed. at  978-266-2525 .

Thank you, and Happy Holidays!

2019 – 2020 Kindergarten Registration 

Kindergarten Information Night is scheduled for Monday, January 8 at 7:00 pm at the High School Auditorium with a snow date of January 9 th . The Gates Kindergarten Information night is Tuesday, Feb 5 @ 7:00 pm. Kindergarten tour dates at Gates are scheduled on 1/14, 1/22, 2/5 & 2/11  from 9:30 - 10:45 & 1:45 - 3:00. To find out more about school information evenings and tour dates, see the  Kindergarten Information Sheet .
Online Pre-registration for incoming 2019-2020 kindergarten students will open on January 9, 2019. To be included in the lottery, you must register before March 1, 2019. Your kindergarten student must be 5 years old by September 1, 2019. Additional information will be posted on the kindergarten registration website
For the latest information, such as postponed school information evenings on Kindergarten registration and date changes due to weather,  register to receive updates . Please only sign up once.
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
Donelan's Receipts for Education
Donelan's Supermarkets proudly sponsors the Register Tapes for Education Program to make a difference in local communities. Simply collect Donelan's receipts and deposited them in the collection center outside the Gates school office. These receipts are then converted into points and redeemed for equipment and supplies for Gates School.
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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