This Week @ Gates
November 4, 2018
Upcoming Events

  • Tuesday, 11/6/18 - No school day (Prof. day)
  • Friday, 11/9/18 - School store will be open before school!
  • Monday, 11/12/18 - No school (Veterans day)
  • Tuesday, 11/13/18 - PTO meeting at Gates with Superintendent
  • Wednesday, 11/14/18 - PE Family night
  • Saturday, 11/17/18 - Spelling Bee

The second annual Fun Run had a great success!

Thank you Naomi and Donna for making the time to raise funds for our children and making a difference to Gates.
Hello from the Health Office!

Dear Gates Families,
Please read the letter below.  We're sending out this letter to help increase awareness about head lice and how to prevent infestation.
As always, please feel free to contact us at the Health Office with any questions.

Diane Spring RN and Victoria Reierson RN
PTO Meeting with Superintendent!

PTO meeting will take place at 7:30 pm   in the Gates library on Tuesday, November 13th. We highly encourage parents to attend this meeting and use a great opportunity to talk to the Superintendent.
The Gates Spelling Bee
We are hosting our third annual Spelling Bee on Saturday, November 17th. Starting in the Gates cafeteria at 9:30 am, the Spelling Bee has both a written and oral round. Students will be divided into two groups: Group 1 will be grades K-3 and Group 2 will be grades 4-6. Every participant will receive a certificate signed by Principal Newman, and the winners from each group will receive trophies.  Group1 Flyer and Group 2 Flyer  have been sent home with registration details and word list.

Interested in helping us pull this event together? Please sign up here or reach out Irfan Syed .
Coming Up: Physical Education Night

The Elementary Physical Education staff is holding a Back to School Night for Physical Education for Gates School on November 14th, 2018. The evening will be held from 6:30-7:30 in the Gates gymnasium. The goal is to educate the community on the most current practices used in today’s elementary physical education and allow your family the opportunity to practice and demonstrate developmentally appropriate activities. Please join us on the evening of November 14th, remember to wear clothing appropriate for movement. This event is for school aged children only. We’re looking forward to seeing you soon.

If you have any questions please contact Jill Reed
Community Education is offering the AMC 8 test for 6th graders
The AMC 8 is a 25 question, 40 minute multiple choice examination in middle school mathematics designed to promote the development and enhancement of problem solving skills. The examination provides an opportunity to apply the concepts taught at the junior high level to problems which not only range from easy to difficult but also cover a wide range of applications. Many problems are designed to challenge students and to offer problem solving experiences beyond those provided in most junior high school mathematics classes. 
A special purpose of the AMC 8 is to demonstrate the broad range of topics available for the junior high school mathematics curriculum. This is done by competencies.  

It will be given at the Junior High on Tuesday November 13, 2018, the cost is $50.00. To register just go to web site,    the course code is AMC 8.

Bernadette Keegan
Acton-Boxborough Community Education
15 Charter Rd 
Acton, MA 01720
Tel 978-264-4700 ext 3986 Fax 978-266-2540
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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