This Week @ Gates
March 10, 2019
Upcoming Events

  • 12th,19th 26th - Tuesdays at NYAJ
  • Monday, March, 11th, 2019 - PTO meeting
  • Wed, March, 13th 2019 – MSBA School Building Committee Mtg
  • Saturday, March, 16th, 2019 - Math Bee
  • Friday, March, 22nd, 2019 - Bring Your Daughter Dance
  • Thurs, March, 28th, 2019 - Report Cards for gr. 2-6 available on the parent portal 
  • Friday, March, 29th, 2019 - Author Visit
Not Your Average Joe's Program is active again!

Every Tuesday during the month of March 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. The more Gates Elementary supporters who participate, the more money Not Your Average Joe's will donate!

PTO Meeting is on March, 11th!   

Our next Gates PTO meeting is at the Gates Library on Monday, March 11th at 7:30 pm. We highly encourage parents to attend the Gates PTO meeting to learn about important topics and events at Gates School. FINCOM(The Acton Finance Committee) is attending this meeting to present past trends and current and future financial issues facing the town of Acton.

You can find Meeting Minutes from the previous meetings on the PTO website .
The Third Annual Gates Math Bee

Please join us on Saturday, March 16th, 2019 from 9:00 am - 12:00 pm for the Third Annual Gates Math Bee at Gates School. Students will be placed by grade and the test can have a combination of multiple choice and solving questions. Test will be 60-90 minutes long. We will continue our special Math Bee format for the Kindergarteners in the library at the same time! For full details, as well as registration information, please look for the flyer in your child's backpack! You can also find it online .

If you are interested in helping us pull this event together or have a middle or high schooler that would be interested in helping out with the Math Bee, then please SIGN UP .

In case of any questions, please email Syed Irfan .
Kids movie night during Acton Town Meeting on April 1&2


Author Visit in March

The Gates PTO is pleased to welcome award-winning author Andrea Davis Pinkney to Gates School on March 29! Families will have the opportunity to pre-order books through Silver Unicorn Bookstore, to be signed the day of the author visit. Stay tuned for the order form. You can read more about Ms. Pinkney's work at her website:  http://andreadavispinkney.com/
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Bring Your Daughter Dance

Youth in Philanthropy will be hosting its annual Bring Your Daughter Dance on Friday, March 22, 2019 at 7 PM – 9:30 PM at Cafeteria at Acton-Boxborough Regional High School. Save the date or follow the Facebook Event .
MCAS Schedule

ELA
Tuesday April 2 & Wednesday April 3: Grades 3/5
Tuesday April 9 & Wednesday April 10: Grades 4/6 
Make-ups - April 5, 12, 23, 24

MATH
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 https://smile.amazon.com/ch/04-3079185
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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