This Week @ Gates
June 10, 2018
Upcoming Events

  • Wednesday, 06/13/18: 6th Grade Play (for families and parents)
  • Thursday, 06/14/18: 6th Grade Play (for the students)
  • Friday, 06/22/18: Sixth Grade Send Off
  • Wednesday, 06/27/18: Last Day of School
School Supplies 

Traditionally families in grades 1 – 6 have been asked to purchase student school supplies over the summer for the upcoming school year. This upcoming 2018-2019 year the school will purchase school supplies rather than families. 

The following classroom donations continue to be welcome & appreciated: facial tissues, sanitizer, wipes & student snacks.
Reports Card

Student report cards will be available on the parent portal beginning on June 27th -July 3rd.  The parent portal will reopen on August 21st, which will give you the opportunity to update your contact information.  On August 21st, you will also have the opportunity to view the name of your child’s classroom teacher for the 2018 – 2019 school year. The complete class list will be available the following week on August 28th.
6th Grade Send Off is Coming Soon!

Just a reminder that our Sixth grade Send-off is scheduled on Friday, June 22 nd  at 10:00 am . Weather permitting we will have an All School celebration outside on the front lawn and bus loop followed by a sixth grade reception in the lobby.

If you are available to help PTO team with refreshments, set up, and clean up, please email Molly Wald .
Hello from the Health Office!

We'd like to remind parents to pick up any medications at the Health Office on or before the last day of school. Children cannot transport medication per district policy.
Please remember that you will need to provide a  new doctor's order  to the school nurse at the start of this coming school year, if your child will require medication at school . Orders do not carry over from the prior year.

For the last few weeks of school, please plan to apply sunscreen and insect repellent prior to school each day.

Thank you!
Diane Spring and Victoria Reierson
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Digital Citizenship Resources for AB Families 

Instructional Technology Specialist for the ABRSD has suggested resources for families to help manage their children’s online interactions. These resources are posted on the EdTech website .  The site includes recommended websites dedicated to informing families about online media, Internet filtering guidelines, suggestions for social media privacy settings, and more.  
Shop and Support Gates
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.
AmazonSmile
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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This newsletter was created solely for the purpose of communicating school related events to parents and students.