This Week @ Gates
March 17, 2019
Upcoming Events

  • Tuesday, 19th 26th - Gates days at NYAJ
  • 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
Hello from the Health Office!
We are planning to screen 5th and 6th grades for scoliosis at the end of March and the start of April. Parents will be receiving a notification about postural screening in the coming weeks.

Parents of 6th graders, please remember to send your child's most recent physical exam immunization record to the Health Office if you have not already done so.

Feel free to contact the Health Office with any questions.
Diane Spring and Victoria Reierson
Send your Donelan's receipts to school by the end of March.

The last day for receipts is March 31. We accept receipts only dated from September 1, 2018 to March 31, 2019. Thanks to everybody who supports this program.
Not Your Average Joe's waits for you every Tuesday

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!

What to help the school? Join PTO board!

The Gates School Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) is a dynamic parent/teacher group that creates and delivers programs and events to support student enrichment and foster community among the families and staff at Paul P. Gates School. If you are interested in any vacant position, described HERE , for the 2019-2020 school year, please contact us!
MSBA School Building Update

The MSBA School Building Committee met on 2/14/19 and voted unanimously to build a single-phase building project. The goal of the single-phased school is to have the Gates, Douglas, and Preschool move into the new school building for the start of the 2022 – 2023 school year.  Additional information about the building project can be found on the district website
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! 
You can read more about Ms. Pinkney's work at her website:

If you'd still like to order autographed books at a 20% discount, please fill out the Silver Unicorn Bookstore order form and return with payment to your child's teacher on Monday. Thank you!
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

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

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
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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