This Week @ Gates
September 2, 2018
Upcoming Events

  • Tuesday, 09/04/18 - First Day of School
  • Monday, 09/10/2018 - No School (Rosh Hashana)
  • Monday, 09/17/2018 - PTO Meeting @ Gates Library
  • Wednesday, 09/19/2018 - No School (Yom Kippur)
  • Monday, 09/24/2018 - Open House, grades 1,5,2,4
  • Tuesday, 09/25/2018 - Open House, grades K, 3, 6

Welcome to the 2018-2019 school year!
Back To School Information

School Day schedule:  
All-Day K & Grades 1-6
School Day: 8:50 a.m. - 3:20 p.m.
Thursdays: 8:50 a.m. to 12:50 p.m.

Half-Day K
AM Session: 8:50 a.m. - 11:50 am
Thursdays: 8:50 a.m. - 12:50 p.m.

Gates will have two Open House nights:
September 24: 6:00-6:45pm - Grades 1 & 5 | 7:00-7:45pm - Grades 2 & 4
September 25: 6:00-6:45pm - Kindergarten & Grade 3 | 7:00-7:45pm - Grade 6

Food Service:
This year the cost for before school breakfast is $1.75, lunch is $2.75 and milk is $.50. If you qualify for reduced meals, breakfast costs $.30 and lunch is $.40. For additional information regarding lunches & food service please check out the  Fall 2018-2019 Newsletter .

School Supplies Information:
Families do not need to purchase student school supplies this year except for a student backpack. water bottle, and lunch bag (if bringing lunch from home). The following classroom donations are still appreciated: facial tissue, sanitizer, wipes, and extra healthy snacks. Check with your child’s teacher first before you purchase any donations as it may vary by teacher and grade level.

More Information:
Please check out the new Gates Website for more information.
Greetings from PTO

Welcome to the 2018-2019 school year.
Please find us on PTO Website and Facebook. If you want to be part of online school discussions or be reminded of other school announcements, search for the "Paul P. Gates School Parent Connection" on Facebook and ask to join the group.

Want to join us?
PTO team is looking for Junior Co-chair. If you would like to join the team, just let us know.  
Its CORI Renewal Time 

The AB School District requires criminal background checks on all volunteers, including chaperones for field trips, nature walk leaders, classroom helpers, activity day volunteers, etc. If you plan to volunteer for the 2018-2019 school year, you must complete a new CORI (if you didn't already renew last spring). Please come in person to the Gates office and fill out a new form. Please bring a photo ID (license or passport) to be copied and attached to your application. If you have kids at more than one school, you only need to fill out one CORI for the whole district. 
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 Gates PTO by noon on Wednesday. 
This newsletter was created solely for the purpose of communicating school related events to parents and students.