This Week @ Gates
May 13, 2018
Upcoming Events

  • Monday, 05/14/18: PTO Meeting in the Gates Library
  • Thursday, 05/17/18: Celebrate the Arts Night
  • Tuesday, 05/22/18: Storytime at the Silver Unicorn Bookstore
  • Friday, 05/25/18: K-2 Author Visit
  • Monday, 05/28/18: Memorial Day (no school)
  • Friday, 06/08/18: Activity Day (rain date is 06/15/18)
  • Friday, 06/01/18: Tanglewood Marionettes
  • Friday, 06/22/18: Sixth Grade Send Off
  • Wednesday, 06/27/18: Last Day of School
A Message From the Gates PTO

Please join the PTO on Monday, May 14th from 7:30-8:30 pm in Gates Library for the last public PTO meeting of the 2017-2018 school year. This is an especially important meeting as we will be voting in the officers for the 2019-2020 school year PTO Board.

Please note, we are still looking for someone in the community to step forward for the Senior Co-chair position. You can read more about the position HERE . Whether you stay-at-home, work part-time, or work full-time please consider applying for this position. If you are interested, please contact Naomi Phaneuf .
Celebrate the Arts Night is Coming!

Please join us for Celebrate the Arts Night on Thursday, May 17th from 5:30-7:00 pm. It’s a wonderful family event featuring a student art gallery, family art making, and performances by the Gates school chorus and 6th grade Glee Club.

Student Art Gallery 5:30-7:00 pm
Family Art Making 5:30-6:30 pm
Special Concert 6:30-7:00 pm

We need many volunteers to make this celebration a success during the week of May 14th-18th. If you can help out for an hour or two, it would be immensely appreciated. Gates students are welcome to accompany their parents to help set up. Please sign up HERE .
Storytime at the Silver Unicorn Bookstore

On Tuesday, May 22nd T he Silver Unicorn Bookstore is hosting a Gates storytime. The event will be held from 6:00-8:00 pm and The Silver Unicorn Bookstore is donating 15% of the evening proceeds to the Gates PTO to support and enrich the educational experiences of our students. In addition, Legend Cafe will also be participate in the fundraiser for Gates. The are planning on staying open late till 8:00 pm to accommodate parents on their way in and out of the bookstore event and will donate 10% of the evening proceeds to the Gates PTO. Please email Sheila Magovern with any questions.
Author Melissa Stewart is Coming to Gates!

Renowned children’s author Melissa Stewart will be here at Gates on Friday, May 25th for an author visit with the Kindergarten - 2nd graders. She is the author of the very popular books Under the Snow, Beneath the Sun, Frog or Toad: How Do You Know?, Zoom in on Ladybugs, Nifty Noses Up Close and more.

You can check out her website HERE or read her blog HERE . If you have any questions, please contact the Library Assistant Sheila Magovern .
Music Notes From Mrs. Ward

Special Concert During ‘Celebrate the Arts Night’
For the music portion of this special evening, we will present a joint concert between the Sixth Grade Glee Club and the Gates School Chorus. The concert will begin at 6:30 pm in the cafeteria. Students who are in either group should meet Mrs. Ward in the Music Room at 6:15 pm.

Upcoming Spring Concerts
On Friday, May 18th at 2:30pm the Gates School Chorus and Sixth Grade Glee Club will be performing at an all-school assembly. Thank you to the Gates School Chorus for doing their Community Service Concert on Saturday, May 5th at Care-One in Concord.  

Family Folk Song Project
During the month of May, we will be doing a special project in music class called the “Family Folk Song Project”. All students in Grade 2 will participate in the project. In music class, we will be learning traditional folk songs from countries around the world. These are songs that your children can share with you at home. Ask your child to sing one of our songs with you at home. The project itself involves songs that the student families have learned in their homes. Parents will teach a song to their child. This is a song that the parent learned as a child. It can be a lullaby, a hand clapping game, a folk song, etc. The song can be sung in any language. In fact, we would love to hear songs in the native language of the family. After your child learns the song, he or she will sing it in music class. Students will be sharing their songs in music class during the week of May 21st-25th.  Look for information coming home with your student.
A Message from the ABRHS School Store

The School Store at the High School has items for everyone and is open to the public 7:30 AM - 3:00 PM every day. Located right off the main lobby on the left. For the 6th graders who will be graduating and heading up to the Junior High, we have some double insulated aluminum AB water bottles.  What a great graduation gift idea! We also carry AB golf umbrellas for those sporting events out in the rain and we have sleek AB travel mugs for hot beverages. We carry various apparel items including hooded sweatshirts, flannel pants, sweatpants, t-shirts and more. We also have great prices on school supplies and carry snacks and drinks. You can check everything out on our website HERE .
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.
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.
"This Week at Gates" is distributed at the beginning of each week. If you have a submission you'd like to have included in the weekly email, please be sure to email it to the  Senior Co-chair Naomi Phaneuf  by noon on Wednesday. 
This newsletter was created solely for the purpose of communicating school related events to parents and students.