This Week @ Gates
June 3, 2018
Upcoming Events

  • Friday, 06/08/18: Activity Day (rain date is 06/15/18)
  • 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
Gates Activity Day - Friday, June 8, 2018
(rain date Friday, June 15)

Activity Day Schedule
9:15 a.m.                    Fun Run (optional) for Grades 1-6
9:45 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. Field Games : Grades K-6 will enjoy a mix of new games and returning favorites, including the Water Balloon Toss and Drip, Drip, Drop!

Lunch Times:
12:00 p.m.                 All Day K
12:15 p.m.                 Grades 1 & 2
12:30 p.m.                 Grades 3 & 4
12:45 p.m.                 Grades 5 & 6

12:30 p.m. -1:15 p.m. Music/Assembly

Please make sure your child is dressed appropriately for the weather, including sneakers or gym appropriate shoes. We encourage children to apply sunscreen at home or wear a hat and bring a water bottle. SUNSCREEN IS NOT AVAILABLE AT SCHOOL. No pets, please. Morning half-day kindergarten games will end at dismissal time, but you and your child are welcome to stay for lunch and music. We hope you can join us for this memorable day!

Can you help? 
Sign up to help at HERE . Volunteers must arrive by 8:45 a.m. Siblings are welcome to tag along!

All volunteers must have a current CORI on file in the office. Please contact Kara Bayer at kara.bayer@gmail .com with any questions.

Help Wanted: 6th Grade Send Off!

The PTO is looking for volunteers to help us with the 6th Grade Send Off - We need a few people to help pass out refreshments after the program, set up, and clean up. The send off takes place on June 22nd at 10:00 a.m . and we would look for volunteers to come around 9:45.
If you are available to help please email Molly Wald at .
Coming Soon: The 6th Grade Play

This year the 6th-grade classes are doing 12 mini plays around civilizations (some are made up) and mythology. These plays are written entirely by the students themselves. We are doing two performances:

  • Wednesday, 06/13/18 from approximately 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm. This is a sit-down performance for families and parents with all 12 plays in succession.

  • Thursday, 06/14/18 starting approximately at 10:30 am throughout the day. This is NOT a sit-down performance. It is for the students and classes will be coming in and out during intermission, so kids don’t have to sit through all 12 plays.

Due to the format, we are encouraging families and parents to attend the Wednesday night performance if they want a better viewing of the plays without interruptions. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact teacher June Montepeluso .
Melissa Stewart visited Gates

Author Melissa Stewart visited with grades K-2 at Gates School on Friday, May 25. She read her books  When Rain Falls  and  Can an Aardvark Bark?,  and spoke with the children about the process of writing and publishing books. The students had the opportunity to ask questions about being an author as well.
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Donelan's Receipts for Education
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Box Tops for Education
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