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October 17, 2018
Dear Friends of Gateway:
Here is the latest 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: “Teaching reading is rocket science,” – Louisa Moats
WEEK AT A GLANCE:
- Thursday, October 18: College Visits: Fitchburg State College, 9 a.m.; UMASS/Amherst, 10:30 a.m.; sign up in Guidance; Last Day to Donate for Socktober Challenge;
- Friday, October 19: Elementary Picture Day; UMASS Multibands Field Trip (MS and HS Bands); Boys Soccer vs. Easthampton; JV at 4 p.m.; Varsity at 6 p.m.; Booster Field; admission;
- Saturday, October 20: Massachusetts ACDA/UMASS Honor Choir;
- Monday, October 22: MS/HS Picture Retakes;
- Tuesday, October 23: 2-Hour Early Release (see below);
- Wednesday, October 24: College Visit: Mildred Ely, 8 a.m.; sign up in guidance; Policy Subcommittee Meeting, 6 p.m. in Dr. Hopson’s Office; Gateway Regional School Committee meeting, 7 p.m. in MS Room 112/114; public welcome
For more upcoming events, download the October Counter Card (on display at security and in all Gateway offices).
PHOTO GALLERY OF THE WEEK: 3rd Annual Homecoming Weekend!
SCHOOL COMMITTEE: The next meeting of the Gateway Regional School Committee is Wednesday, October 24 at 7 p.m. in MS Rooms 112/114. The Policy Subcommittee meets at 6 p.m. in Dr. Hopson’s Office. The public is welcome to attend.
5-YEAR LITERACY INITIATIVE UNDERWAY AT GATEWAY: As reported to the Gateway Regional School Committee at their October 10 meeting, Gateway is in their first year of a 5-year plan to improve literacy instruction K-12. The plan follows an audit conducted last year by reading consultant Laurie Cousseau of the Green River Literacy Center. The goal is to produce students who can handle the rich content that is being delivered throughout Gateway schools. Click here to see the presentation and report to the school committee.
“BANDANA DAN” FUND DONATES INSTRUMENTS TO GATEWAY: Gateway’s Music Department was pleased to accept a donation of musical instruments from the Bandana Dan Music Scholarship Fund this fall. Donated were 4 Yamaha acoustic guitars and 5 MK Ukuleles, along with guitar straps, cases, strings and books.
OCTOBER EARLY RELEASE: All schools will have a 2-hour early release day on Tuesday, October 23 for staff professional development.
ELEMENTARY PICTURE DAY: Chester and Elementary School picture day is Friday, October 19. Families and staff members may purchase copies of the pictures after they are processed. Picture retakes for middle and high school students is Monday, October 22.
WEBLINK OF THE WEEK:
HAND, FOOT AND MOUTH DISEASE AT GATEWAY: Nurse Leader Jodi Cabral-Croke has reported that there are numerous cases of Hand, Foot and Mouth Disease in Gateway schools at this time. To help slow this highly contagious virus, please encourage students to wash hands frequently and sneeze/cough into tissues or elbows.
FALL SPORTS SENIOR NIGHTS COMING UP
WINTER SPORTS REGISTRATION NOW OPEN
FLU VACCINE AVAILABLE AT SBHC
GATEWAY MOBILE APP REMINDER
VHS TO DVD-R FUNDRAISER FOR GATEWAY FILM STUDIES
OPT-IN FOR PARENTS MONITORING INTERNET SAFETY
IN CLOSING, this week's Superintendent’s Corner is now posted. This week, Dr. Hopson makes the case for regulatory relief—both financial and reporting—for smaller, rural school districts. Read the complete column for more information.
Wendy V. Long, Editor
“Breaking News From Gateway”
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