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September 19, 2017

 

Dear Friends of Gateway:

Here is this week's issue of Breaking News -- the e-newsletter of the Gateway Regional School District. We are always looking for feedback and ideas to improve the newsletter, so please feel free to contact us!

QUOTE OF THE WEEK: “You can never go home again, but the truth is you can never leave home, so it's all right." - Maya Angelou

WEEK AT A GLANCE:  

  • The Gateway Guidance Department hosts a College Planning Workshop for Gateway seniors and their parents/guardians on Wednesday, September 20 from 6:30 – 7:30 p.m.; more information in the “reminders” section, below);
  • Late week brings back-to-back soccer games, with the Gateway girls hosting Pope Francis HS on Thursday night, while the boys soccer team faces Springfield Central High School on Friday night. JV games begin at 4 p.m.; Varsity games start at 6 p.m.; Booster Field; $2 students and senior citizens, $4 adults; concession stand will be open;
  • The Gateway Education Foundation Board of Directors meets on Monday, September 25 at 6 p.m. in Dr. Hopson’s Office.
  • Elementary Open Houses are next week: Chester’s on Monday, September 25; Littleville’s on Tuesday, September 26.
  • Our first 2-hour early release day is Tuesday, 9/26.

For more upcoming events, download the August/September Counter Card (on display at security and in all Gateway offices).

SCHOOL COMMITTEE: TIf you missed last week’s School Committee meeting, you missed the first joint budget meeting with town officials. The committee also voted Version 3.0 of the 2017-18 budget to send to the towns, and approved fall grant applications. The next meeting of the Gateway Regional School Committee will be Wednesday, September 27 in middle school rooms 112/114. The public is welcome to attend. Click here for more September meeting information.

Alumni Soccer Game photo from 2016SOMETHING FOR EVERYBODY AT 2ND ANNUAL “HOMECOMING WEEKEND”! While the weekend is dubbed “homecoming”, there is something for everyone at Gateway’s 2nd annual Homecoming (running October 12-15): current and former students, staff, families and community members!

CHESTER, LITTLEVILLE OPEN HOUSES COMING UP: The schools will welcome parents/guardians and students on Monday, September 25 (Chester) and Tuesday, September 26 (Littleville), from 6 – 7 p.m. Please look for, and support, PTO fundraisers and a 50/50 raffle for the Gateway Education Foundation at each Open House.

GATEWAY EDUCATION FOUNDATION BOARD TO MEET: Their hot agenda item will be approval of the fall round of Funds for Learning grant applications from teachers, staff and event (this time) students.

PSATs ON OCTOBER 11: The high school Guidance Department is offering the PSAT on Wednesday, October 11 at 7:45 a.m. Not only a practice test for the SAT, taking part in the PSAT also gives you access to numerous college planning resources. $16 is due at sign up; deadline to sign up is October 9.

GATEWAY CHOIRS FUNDRAISER: The Gateway Choirs are selling beef jerky sticks and grocery shopping bags with the Gator Logo. Click here for an order form. Orders and payment must be in by October 3, 2017.

JOB OPENING: LONG TERM NURSE SUBSTITUTE FOR LITTLEVILLE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL: Immediate opening for a long term substitute nurse at Littleville, for the remainder of the 2017-18 school year. Hours are 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, with holidays and vacations as per the school calendar. Nurses with a BSN degree preferred but will consider both RN and LPN-prepared nurses. This is a very friendly and rewarding work experience. Please reply to Jodi Cabral-Croke by September 27 (email jcabral-croke@grsd.org or call 413.685-1318). ALSO: substitute nurses are needed for per diem coverage at all Gateway schools; same contact if you are interested.

ADULT EDUCATION OPPORTUNITIES: Upcoming classes and events include How to Start a Bed & Breakfast, Wednesday, 9/20 from 6 – 8 p.m. in the Gateway classroom (Room 152, high school).  All classes are offered free of charge for Hilltown Residents; please register in advance to ensure enough space and materials. Click for a September Calendar and Course List.

WEBLINK OF THE WEEK: 

As we head toward our annual School Open Houses, this post from PBS.org provides a wonderful overview of concrete things that parents can do to support their child's education. Also, feel free to look over the most recent edition of the Home and School Connection.

REMINDERS:

EARLY RELEASE SEPTEMBER 26

COLLEGE PLANNING NIGHT FOR GATEWAY SENIORS

GATEWAY SCHOOL-BASED HEALTH CENTER OFFERING FLU VACCINES

FREE WORKSHOP SERIES FOR PARENTS OF STUDENTS GRADES 5-8

NEW OPT-IN FOR PARENTS MONITORING INTERNET SAFETY; REGISTER HERE

GATEWAY MOBILE APP REMINDER

GATEWAY TO HOST EDUCATION TECHNOLOGY CONFERENCE

AUGUST/SEPTEMBER LUNCH MENU

HELPFUL HILLTOWN INFORMATION

IN CLOSING, this week's Superintendent's Corner is now posted. This week, Dr. Hopson talks about Version 3.0 of the 2017-18 Budget, which has now gone back to the towns for another vote. Read the complete column for more information.

 

Wendy V. Long, Editor

“Breaking News From Gateway”
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For questions or feedback, please contact Wendy Long @ (413) 685-1003 or email wlong@grsd.org

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