This Week @ Gates
October 14, 2018
Upcoming Events

  • Friday, 10/19/2018 - Fun Run Day at Gates
  • Saturday, 10/20/2018 - Family Photo Day
  • Tuesday - Friday, 10/23/18 - 10/26/18 - 6th Grade Nature's Classroom
  • Friday, 11/2/2018 - The Harvest Festival

The Gates Fun Run Program is Off and Running!

Over the last few days our school has had a blast participating in the Gates Fun Run program. As our biggest fundraiser of the year, we hope to raise $30,000 for Gates School, but we need your help to reach this goal. The easiest way to get pledges is to first register your child on with our school registration code 739864 . Then on your student's dashboard, click the share on Facebook button to connect with friends, family, co-workers, and more. Families who do raise more!

Students have been so excited to receive rewards for all their hard work. In addition, each grade has in classroom prizes for kids ranging from stickers and pencils all the way up to an in-class movie!

Please check out our Gates Fun Run webpage for more information and the latest updates. We still need parent volunteers the day of the Fun Run to pass our water and mark laps off, so please sign up here if you are interested in helping out. Don't forget to come and cheer on your child at the Gates Fun Run Day Friday, October 19th. Here are the starting times for each grade:

Grades K-2 will start at 9:30
Grades 3-6 will start at 10:45

If you have any questions please contact Naomi Phaneuf and Donna Harrington . Thanks in advance for supporting the Gates School. Every pledge counts!
The school store is back!! 

We will be open Monday, October 15th, before the start of school. All items $1 or less. Please send your child with coins and small bills only. 
FAMILY PHOTO DAY Fundraiser is on Saturday, 20th!

Get ready to capture your family's memories for a lifetime in a way that’s fun, convenient and benefits our school.

Come have your family photos taken at Acton Arboretum (Location May Change Due to Lighting and Weather) on Saturday, Oct 20th from the hours 9 am - 2 pm.
LOCAL Professional Photographer: Jan Couch

The cost of this fundraiser is $48. Our school receives $30 for each photo session. This fee includes a 15 minute photo session and Jan will turn your favorite pose into a beautiful 8x10 family portrait.  

Are you new to Gates? Need more information?? Our school has run this fundraiser for quite a few years now. Jan Couch is the local photographer who will be assisting us with raising money for our school. She is a phenomenal photographer who is donating her time and experience to provide us professional family photos at a HUGE discount price. All you need to do is request an appointment time on Saturday. Once you receive confirmation of the appointment, you need to send in a check to the school office. On the date of the appointment, you come to the location and check in with a parent volunteer . Once Jan is ready for you, you will receive a 15-20 minute sitting session. I will provide you a password for the website. When you receive an email stating your proofs are ready, you will be able to review all proofs online with your assigned password. You will then be able to choose your favorite photo and pick your 8x10 photo for print. If you are interested in additional digital images, you can place the order on Jan's website and she will forward them to you, after payment. 

The 8x10 will be printed and available for pick up at Gates School. Date TBD 

There’s no easier or more affordable way to get quality, professional family portraits. 

It's fun and easy... plus, it benefits your school too!

We are looking for the volunteers to help the day of the photo shoot. Please contact  Claudine Sahagian  if you are willing to help or schedule an appointment - email subject " Photo Day"
**After your appointment is scheduled, please make  checks payable to Gates PTO  and send an envelope labeled  "PHOTO DAY " to the school office. **  ALL PAYMENTS MUST BE RECEIVED BEFORE PHOTO SESSION DAY - PAYMENTS of $48 DUE by OCT 15,2018
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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