This Week @ Gates
May 19, 2019
Upcoming Events

  • Thurs, 5/23 - Storytime at Silver Unicorn @ 6.00 - 8.00 PM 
  • Mon, 5/27 - Memorial Day - No school
  • Wed, 6/5 - MSBA Bldg Meeting 7:00 PM
  • Friday, 6/7 - Activity Day
  • Wed, 6/12 - Sixth Grade Play 6:30 - 8:00 PM
  • Wed, 6/12 - MSBA Bldg Meeting 7:00 PM
  • Thurs, 6/13 - Gates End-of-Year Band Concert @ 6:00 PM
  • Wed, 6/19 - Last Day of School, an early dismissal day & Sixth Grade Send-Off @ 10:00
Story time at Silver Unicorn
Come join us for our annual Gates Story Time at the Silver Unicorn! We will be letting you know the special guest readers next week. This event will be from 6 pm to 8 pm, but you can stop in at anytime during that time period . A portion of the proceeds from this event will go to the PTO to help fund more enrichment events like the Ruby Bridges and Valerie Tutson visits.  
Activity Day Needs Your Help!

Activity Day is coming up on  Friday, June 7th !  Activity Day is a day when the whole school goes outside to play games on the Gates fields. The day starts with a Fun Run around the school and ends with a picnic lunch and dancing. Lots of help is needed to make this day a success, so please check out the Activity Day Sign-Up

Questions? Contact Activity Day Chair Kara Bayer
A message from PTO

PTO still has an open assistant treasurer position for the next school year. If you are willing to help and join the board, please Contact PTO
Donelan's receipts collection update

This year we collected over 19,000 points through the Register Tapes for Education program! We were able to get some new playground balls for all the students to enjoy during recess, and some new dry erase markers too! Thank you to Silvia Dominguez-Bodie who volunteered to sort through hundreds of receipts so they can submitted! Next years collection dates will be published in the first 2019/20 PTO newsletter. 
MSBA School Building Update 

Chuck Adam, the district’s MSBA Project Manager recently attended the Gates PTO meeting to provide an update of the proposed school building project. The  Arrowstreet/Skanska Presentation  from May 1, 2019 will show you the most updated building design. Additionally the  Arrowstreet/Skanska Presentation  from the May 8, 2019 meeting focuses on the outside play spaces, parking lots, etc.  The district website  continues to be an excellent resource with meeting agendas, minutes and presentations. 
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
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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