This Week @ Gates
February 3, 2019
Upcoming Events

  • 2/5 & 2/11 - Kindergarten tours at Gates
  • Tuesday, 02/05/19 - The Gates Kindergarten Information night
  • Friday, 02/08/19 - Culture Showcase at 7pm
  • 02/18-22/19 - Winter Recess

The Gates Culture Showcase is on Friday!

All families are invited to come and enjoy the various events representing art forms around the world depicting our rich diversity. We have 6 tables/booths for people to visit in the lobby and a full performance roster--14! See you all on February 8th at 7pm!

It is still not late to contribute to the International bake sale by bringing in your favorite treat sweet or savory!

We need volunteers on the day of the event, please consider to SIGN UP

Program Guidelines
  • There will be a $5 per person or $10 per family entry fee, the night of the program.
  • 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:
Hello From the Health Office!

Important information for parents/guardians of 6th graders:

The Massachusetts Department of Public Health has the following requirements for all students entering Grade 7 in September 2019 :
  •  Tdap A single dose of Tetanus, Diphtheria and Pertussis vaccine
  • MMR 2 doses
  • Varicella A physician-certified history of chicken pox disease or 2 doses
  • Hepatitis B 3 doses

A copy of an up-to-date physical examination will also be required for all students before entering Grade 7.
Many of the above vaccines may have been administered while your child was in elementary school. Please check with your healthcare provider to be certain that your child's immunizations are up-to-date and documented in his/her record. Send a copy of the physical exam and updated information record to your elementary school health office and the information will be included in your child's health record when it is transferred to the Junior High School in June. If you do not have the necessary paperwork completed before the end of school in June, send it to the school nurse at the Junior High School (16 Charter Road) by August 28, 2019.

Feel free to contact us with any questions!
Diane Spring RN and Victoria Reierson RN
Market Math Mania for 5th Grade

Every year AB PIP STEM and Roche Bros. of Acton present two Market Math Mania events at Roche Bros. Supermarket—one for 3rd grade students, the other for 5th grade students. Market Math is a fun-filled, hands-on, math-focused evening featuring activity stations for you and your child to explore. Come try your hand at "M&M Math" or "Grocery Scanning." Join us on Wednesday, February 6, 2019 for 5th Grade Market Math . We also need volunteers (grades 7+) to help with several different jobs. Visit  to read the flyer and sign up to volunteer.
2019 – 2020 Kindergarten Registration 

The Gates Kindergarten Information night is Tuesday, Feb 5 @ 7:00 pm. Kindergarten tour dates at Gates are scheduled on 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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