This Week @ Gates
March 31, 2019
Upcoming Events

  • Mon, 4/1 - Last day to send in Donelans receipts
  • Tue 4/2 - ELA MCAS start
  • Mon, 4/1, Tue, 4/2 - Town meeting
  • Wed  4/3   - Kindergarten Medieval Feast @ 9:45 – 11:00
  • Wed  4/10 - MSBA School Building Committee Mtg
  • Fri    4/12 - Talent Show @ 2:00 – 3:00
  • Mon 4/15 – Fri 4/19 - School vacation
  • Mon  4/29 - School Council @ 7:45 – 8:30 AM
Happy Shopping!

The Gates PTO is excited to announce a new fundraiser for the spring! We have partnered with Boon Supply till April 13th. Boon will give the Gates PTO 40% of the purchase. The website has some great products for gifts and some creative household products! With Easter, Mother’s Day, and End of Year Teacher gifts it's a great way to check items off your to-do list and help our school!

Please shop via the link or search for Gates PTO on the Boon Supply website .
PTO Board is looking for new members!

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.

This year we have all positions open, including a Treasure. The active PTO will review all applications and vote in May. You still have time to apply. Click HERE to see the details and contact us! A deadline apply for the PTO is April, 10th. 
Before School Enrichment Offerings at Gates this Spring

Community Education is offering one more round of before school classes at Gates. They will begin after April school vacation and run through late May/early June.

Register online using the handy links below, or call the office: 978-266-2525.

Thank you!
Ice Cream
Ice Scream Social in May
The annual Gates Ice Cream Social event is on May, 3d. More information coming soon.  
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
2019 – 2020 Staff Update

The anticipated staff list for the upcoming school year:

Kindergarten: ADK Tina Lamonakis & AMK – New Teacher
Grade One: Cindy Holt & Kara Whitcomb
Grade Two: Krista Olson & Sheryl Kokkinos
Grade Three: Nancy May, Abby Johnson & Jennifer Walsh
Grade Four: Heather Ryder, Suzanne Conley & New Teacher
Grade Five: Erika Cormier, Ben Wolfson & Kim Luongo
Grade Six: June Montepeluso & Rebecca Acheson

Congratulations to Mrs. Subsick and Mrs. Melbourne with their plans to retire in June!
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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