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December 12, 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: "I'm so proud of these students for just auditioning. It takes a lot to stand before other people and be judged; that's not an easy thing to do if you've never done it before. This was a first audition for all the kids that tried out." - Beth Guertin, Instrumental Music Director
WEEK AT A GLANCE:
- Wednesday, December 12: Wrestling Season Opener, 6 p.m. in the HS Gym; Policy Sub-Committee Meeting, 6 p.m. in the Superintendent’s Office; Gateway Regional School Committee, joint budget development meeting with town officials, 7 p.m. in MS Rooms 112/114.
- Thursday, December 13: Communications Council, 9 – 10 a.m. in Wendy Long’s office (HS Room 155); High School Winter Concert, 6:30 p.m. in the GPAC; admission is $2 or $1 plus a canned good for the Huntington Food Pantry;
- Friday, December 14: Last Day of Littleville Pajama Drive;
- Tuesday, December 18: School-Based Health Center at Chester ES; Chester Gift Fair, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m., sponsored by Chester PTO; Gateway Girls Basketball Home Opener vs. Hopkins Academy, JV at 5, Varsity at 6:30 p.m.; $2, $4; HS Gym.
- Wednesday, December 19: HS Pet Shelter Drive closing date; Chester Gift Fair, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m., sponsored by Chester PTO;
For more upcoming events, download the December Counter Card (on display at security and in all Gateway offices).
SCHOOL COMMITTEE: The next meeting of the Gateway Regional School Committee will be Wednesday, December 12 at 7 p.m. in MS Rooms 112/114. This is a joint budget development meeting with town officials for the 2019-20 school year and will open with a joint executive session. The public is welcome to attend. A Policy Subcommittee meeting will also be held that night, at 6 p.m. in Dr. Hopson’s office.
PHOTO GALLERY OF THE WEEK: More photos from this week’s feature story about the Annual Sr. Citizens Brunch and Concert (Photos by Communications Intern Chloe McLeod)
GATEWAY STUDENTS SERVE AND PLAY FOR SENIOR RESIDENTS: Gateway hosted the Annual Sr. Citizens Brunch and Concert on Wednesday, December 5 with food served by National Honor Society members and music by students from Littleville, the Middle School and High School. (Article by Parker Atkin).
GATEWAY MUSICIANS SELECTED FOR JUNIOR DISTRICT MUSIC FESTIVAL: Middle and High School (through grade 9) students auditioned for the Massachusetts Music Educators Western Junior District Music Festival last month. (Article by Grace LeBarron, Sr. Communications Intern).
CHESTER 2ND GRADE LEADING FOOD DRIVE: Second graders have launched a school-wide Food Drive to benefit the Huntington Food Pantry. Student leaders wrote letters that went home in red folders, and announced the friendly competition to determine the classroom with the largest # of donated items. The winning classroom will get cupcakes!
RED CROSS CLUB PET COLLECTION FOR WESTFIELD ANIMAL SHELTER, UNDERWAY: Gateway’s Red Cross Club is collecting pet supplies, facility supplies and office supplies for the Westfield Animal Shelter until Tuesday, December 19. (Article by Autumn Marchetto, Communications Intern).
HOLIDAY BREAK COMING UP FOR STUDENTS, STAFF: All schools and offices will be closed from December 24 through January 1 for the annual break. Read on for Wrap Around details.
UPCOMING EVENTS AT CHESTER ELEMENTARY SCHOOL: Click to see details on the Winter Gift Fair and next week's Spirit Week!
WEBLINK OF THE WEEK:
INSPIRING GENEROSITY IN CHILDREN: It can be challenging to raise children in a materialistic society, as they (in fact all of us) are frequently bombarded with enticing messages like, “I want more.”…”I want this.”… “If I have THIS thing, I will be happy.” It’s easy to over-indulge children, especially during the holidays. This article, from The Center for Parenting Education looks at simple things we can do as parents to inspire generosity and cheerful giving in our children.
GATEWAY BANDS AND CHOIRS ANNOUNCE WINTER CONCERTS
WINTER SPORTS SEASON HOME OPENERS
LITTLEVILLE PAJAMA DRIVE UNDERWAY
GATEWAY MOBILE APP REMINDER
VHS TO DVD-R FUNDRAISER FOR GATEWAY FILM STUDIES
OPT-IN FOR PARENTS MONITORING INTERNET SAFETY
IN CLOSING, the Superintendent’s Corner is now posted. This week, Dr. Hopson discusses the process of learning and how much learning is impacted by the influence of others. Read the complete column for more information.
Wendy V. Long, Editor
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