2010-11 News Archives
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 June 28, 2011
 Photos From the Last Week of the School Year; End-of-Year Transition and Awards Ceremonies for Littleville Fourth Grade, Chester Fourth Grade, and Jr. High School 8th Grade; Middle School Term 4 Effort Awards Are Announced; "Good Choices" Recognition; Summer Wellness Center Hours; SHAEC Calendar for Summer; Weblink of the Week: Summer Safety Tips From The APA
 June 21, 2011
 Chester Elementary School Awards; Jr. High Science/History Fair and Orientation; Littleville Journalists Report on "The Borrowers"; Lockdown and Evacuation Drill; Underclass Awards at HS; MS Eyes Summer Reading Goal; Littleville Half-Day Wrap Around; Fifth Grade Supply List; Polo Shirts for Sale; Weblink of the Week: How to Prevent the "Summer Slide"
 June 14, 2011
 Sr. Awards; Graduation; Staff Reception; Underclass Awards Ceremony; 8th Grade Transition and Awards Ceremony; Jr. High Orientation; High School Final Exams Schedule; Littleville Red Cross Campaign; Weblink of the Week: 'A Parent's Guide to Surviving College'
 June 7, 2011
 Local History Presentation; Class of 2011 Graduation; Gretchen Fowles Inducted Into Athletic Hall of Fame; School Committee Staff Reception; "Super Kids" Field Day; SHAEC Calendar for June; Tornado Relief Drive; Weblink of the Week: Western Massachusetts Tornado Relief and Recovery
 May 31, 2011
 "Active Bystanders" Training; GatorRoo Performance Line-Up; Chester and Littleville Mini-Courses; Staff Reception on June 8; Disney Feast Delighted Diners!; Senior Exam Schedule; Grade 4 Orientation at Gateway; June School Committee Meetings; Weblink of the Week: Ready to Talk With Your Teen About Alcohol?
 May 24, 2011
 Golden Achievement Award Finalists; Important Dates for Seniors (and their Families); Summer Wrap Around Program at Littleville; Thank You from Chester PTO; Wellness Center Closed Memorial Day Weekend; May Career Chat, May Sped-PAC Meeting Rescheduled; Weblink of the Week: Information That Schools CANNOT Share With Families Regarding Bullying Incidents
 May 17, 2011
 Champiney Challenge; Music Trip to Hershey, PA; 'Night of Music' Scholarship Fundraiser; GatorRoo Adding Dance, Crafts, Games; MS Orientation for Current Fourth Graders; May and June Calendar Notes; Middle School Math Olympiad; Budget Update; Littleville School Council Meeting; Senior Nights for Spring Sports; Weblink: National Asthma Month
 May 10, 2011
 Chester Salmon Release (Written by CES Students); Cradles 2 Crayons/Term 3 Jr. High Effort Award; Excellence in Teaching Awards; Kat's Blog; Freshman Leadership Workshop; Athletic Banquet and Hall of Fame Nominations; School Updates; This Week's Events Reminder; Weblink of the Week: Two Families, Two Different Sets of Summer Plans for Kids
 May 3, 2011
Autism Awareness Day; Senior to Blog From Music Trip; Visual and Performing Arts Showcase; 42 Seventh Graders Went to College; Early Release May 10; GatorRoo Music Festival; High School Honor Roll; Middle School Effort Awards; Used Laptop Sale; SHAEC (adult ed) May Calendar and Open House; Chester Committee Meetings; Teacher Appreciation at Littleville; Band Boosters Meetings; Middle School Updates; Weblink of the Week: Mass. School Library Association's Anti-Bullying Wiki
 April 26, 2011
 NHS Induction; Champiney Challenge; Project Blue (Autism Awareness Day); Outdoor Adventure and Exploration Summer Camp; "Basic Rights" (Special Education) Workshop; Disney Dinner; Upcoming Phone Survey; Chester PTO Spaghetti Dinner Reminder; Middle School Notes; Chester Mini-Course Update; Annual Sports Banquet; Gateway Student Artists Invited to Area Craft Bazaar.
 April 12, 2011
 Dr.s for a Day; Gateway Fees Can Now Be Paid Online; Elementary School Mini-Courses; SHAEC Calendar for April; Chester PTO Calendar Raffle; Band Boosters to Meet; Littleville "Butter Braid" Fundraiser Pickup; Weblink: Kody Lavature, Student of Character
 April 1, 2011
 Hoops For Heart Raises Over $2500; Champiney Challenge; Spring Break; NHS Induction; April Sped-PAC Meeting; Early College Planning for 9th and 10th Grade; Kindergarten Screening; MS and Littleville School Council Meetings; Chester Spaghetti Supper; Littleville PTO Meeting; Chester School Notes; Littleville Kindergarten Student Notice; Weblink: Census in Schools
March 23, 2011
 CES Students Have "Grand" Fundraiser; Pre-K and Kindergarten Screenings and Registration; Sick Child Guidelines; Annual Town Meetings; PNAS Survey For Grades 8, 10 and 12; Chester School Council Meeting; ASVAB Career Exploration Assessment for Juniors and Seniors; Littleville Fundraisers; Weblink: Accepted to College! Now What?!
 March 15, 2011
 Volunteer Dinner Recap; Upcoming MCAS Tests; Term 2 Jr. High Effort Awards; 7th Grade Algebra Readiness Testing; College Planning for Gateway Juniors and Parents/Guardians; NSPRA Communications Survey; Massachusetts SBHC Day; Cyberbullying Letter to the Editor from the DV Task Force; Children's Festival on April 9th; Spring Sports Tryouts Start March 21; Weblink: "Parent Pointers" on Supporting Kids Through MCAS
 March 8, 2011
 Gateway Teacher Selected for Statewide Project; Jr. High Students Launch Benefit; Student Group Sponsors White Ribbon Campaign, Scholarship Fundraiser; Strong Turnout for HS Orientation; March Health & Wellness Advisory Meeting; Asbestos Statement; Littleville Wrap Around Open on Parent-Teacher Conference Day; Chester Bank Day; Salad Dressings Spirit Week; One For Books Classroom Challenge at Littleville; Spring Plant Sale;Weblink: Tips for Parent-Teacher Conferences
 March 1, 2011
 Chester's Special "Snow Day", Public Hearing on the Budget; Girls Basketball Team Tournament Play; Littleville Raises $2k for Heart Association; March Calendar Highlights; March School Committee Schedule; Winter Recess Changes; Parent Support Group to Meet; Hershey Trip Reminder; Cabin Fever Concert; Littleville and Middle School Council Meetings; Chester Notices; Band Boosters Meetings; Communication Workshop at Gateway Family Center; Weblink: Kat Toomey is Student of Character
February 22, 2011
 Fairman and Merritt Represent Gateway in Boston; March 2nd Budget Public Hearing; High School Orientation for Area 8th Graders; Berman to Entertain at Annual Volunteer Dinner; 2nd Term High School Honor Roll; 2nd Term Middle School Effort Awards; Preschool and Kindergarten Screenings; Final Reminder on Voke School Application Deadline; Weblink: the 2011-12 Gateway Budget
 February 15, 2011
 Photos of the Week: the 100th Day of School; This Week's Special School Committee Meeting on the 2011-12 Budget; The Annual Volunteer Dinner; Guidance and Curriculum Presentations; Communications Survey; Chester's Artisan Sale; the National College Fair; Basketball Senior Nights; Weblink of Week: more on the National College Fair
 February 8, 2011
 Vocational Application Deadline Reminder; Hats On for "Pennies for Patients"; Doctor For A Day Applications; Chester Bank Day; Gator Grins at Chester; 100th Day of School Spirit Day; Note To Band Boosters; Weblink of Week: National Parent Leadership Month
 February 1, 2011 Elementary Technology Showcase; MS Offering Afterschool Instruction; 2nd Day of Late Busing Starts Feb. 7; Jump Rope For Heart at Littleville; Upcoming School Committee Meetings; Gator Grins Updates; February Sped-PAC Meeting; Save-the-Date for Pre and K Screening; Littleville PTO Meeting; Chester School Council Meeting; Band Boosters; Pennies for Patients Hat Day Friday at MS; February Career Chat; Flu Vaccine Still Available; Weblink of Week: Roof and Storm Drain Care to Prevent Damage to Homes
 January 25, 2011  Project 351; School Committee Votes to Return $349,703 to the Towns; School Climate PAC Meeting; GRSD Sped-PAC Parent Support Group Meeting for February; 'FAFSA Day Massachusetts': Littleville School Spirit Sweatshirts; Weblink of the Week: Words Can Hurt
 January 18, 2011
 School Climate PAC meeting is postponed; Community Members are Sought for District Technology Committee; January School Committee Meeting updates; High School Exam Schedule for This Week; Parents at Chester Elementary School are Launching a Playground Effort; Notes from Littleville and Chester Elementary Schools; Save-the-Date for the Annual Sports Banquet; BMI (Body Mass Index) Screenings are Complete for Students in Grades 1, 4, 7 and 10; Website of the Week: Resources on BMI
 January 11, 2011
 Winter Weather Closing/Delay/Early Release Announcement (updated); Vocational School Application Process; Holiday, Half-Days in January; Afterschool MCAS Program for HS; Band Boosters Meetings: Littleville School Council Meeting; Chester Notes; Bay Path 'Decision Day' at Gateway; Family Fit link
 January 4, 2011
 District Band and Honor Choir; January School Committee Meetings; FAFSA Help Night at Gateway; Nursing "Career Chat"; Parent Involvement Link
 December 28, 2010
 Gateway Grad Shares Skills With Students; Alumni Invited to Share Insights; January Sped-PAC Meeting; Weblink of the Week: Gateway Students Score Front Page of Sunday Republican for Perfect MCAS Scores
 December 21, 2010
 Nutcracker Art/Music Project; FAFSA Help Night; School Safety Hotline; PSAT Results Workshop, Time Share Raffle, Elementary School Notes, Middle School Website, Chester Wrap Around Winter Details, Semi-Formal Safe-the-Date, Littleville Recycling Fundraiser
December 14, 2010
 Behind-the-Scenes: Early Release Professional Development; Holiday Vacation; Last Minute Gift Ideas; Chester PTO Can and Bottle Drive; Winter Sports Schedule Online
 December 7, 2010
 Jr. HS Students Earn Perfect MCAS Scores; Photos of the Week; Winter Concerts; December Sped-PAC Meeting; FAFSA Help Save-the-Date; Elementary Bus Notice; Elementary Report Cards: Chester School Council; Penny Social Reminder; December Career Chat; SBHC Flu Shots
 November 30, 2010
Photos of the week; Sixth Graders Explore Careers; First Term Effort Awards for MS; Students Launch Cat Shelter Benefit; Early Release December 7; Sped-PAC Parent Support Group Meeting; December School Council Meetings; Flu Shots Available at SBHC
 November 23, 2010       Photos from the Recycling Day and Public Flu Clinic; First Term Honor Rolls for Jr. and Sr. High; Chester Holiday Craft Night; "Friends and Family" night fundraiser at the Westfield Shops Friendlies; December School Committee schedule; Sped-PAC Parent Support Group meeting for December
 November 16, 2010
 Special Concert with Charles Neville, Skeletones, and Elementary Students; Thanksgiving Break; College Week; Annual Holiday Brunch Details; Penny Social Fundraiser for Choirs; Choir Booster Club Meeting; 100 Faces of War Exhibit
November 9, 2010 
 MS Eats Their Homework; Free Public Flu Clinic/Resource Fair/Bullying Hearing; Winter Weather Cancellations and Delays; Workshop on Paying For College; Annual Holiday Brunch and Concert (age 60+); Space Still Available in Gator Grins; Littleville (Formerly Russell) Annual Holiday Bazaar; November School Improvement Council Meetings; November Career Chat; National Career Development Month
  November 2, 2010
 Recycling Event, Flu Clinic, AP Scholar with Distinction; Charles Neville and Kids Concert; Fall Sports Rally/Fan Day; Alumni Sought for College Fair; Schools Closed for Veterans Day; Student Council Food Drive; Band Boosters Meeting; Sr. District Auditions; Crafters Needed for Littleville Holiday Fair; National Young Readers Week; November School Committee Meetings
  October 27, 2010
 Perfect MCAS Scores at High School; National Bus Safety Week; Chester Students of the Month; Electronics Recycling Event; Parent Support Group; Littleville School Council; SBHC Flu Vaccine for High-Risk Students
 October 19, 2010   
 Anatomy & Physiology Research Presentations; Cindy Boyle at Gateway; Parent-Teacher Conferences; Littleville Bank Day; Middle School Updates; Picture Retakes for 5 - 12; Polo Shirt Fundraiser; Fall Sports Senior Nights; Upcoming College Visits
 October 12, 2010   
 Garriepy Receives Local "Unsung Hero Award"; October Sped-PAC Meeting; Early Release on October 19; Grade 8 Bon Ton Fundraiser; Upcoming College Visits; National School Lunch Week
 October 5, 2010
 Magazine Drive, Columbus Day, October School Committee Meetings; Littleville PTO Meeting; Band Boosters Meetings; October Career Chat; Littleville Funding Factory Recycling Program; Upcoming College Visits; High School Notes
 September 28, 2010
 Principals Work on Student Achievement; AP Scholars; Laptop Leases; Open House @ Gateway; PSAT Testing; Littleville Picture Day; Littleville School Council Meeting; Chester Parent Center and PTO News; HS Notes; College Rep Visits
 September 22, 2010
 New Faces at Gateway; Constitution Day Sampler; SBHC Turns 13; Chester Open House; PSAT Testing; Alumni Soccer Game; PVAG Thank You; Upcoming College Visits
 September 14, 2010
 Chelsea Cassidy's Summer Research; Early Release Day on September 21; Open Houses; Middle School After-School Program Starts Sept. 20; Chester PTO Heating Oil Raffle; College Application Process Workshop; Jr. & Sr. High School Council meetings; Instrument Rental Night; Upcoming College Visits; Benefit Golf Tournament
   Summer "School"; Online Gradebook Access for Parents/Guardians; School Safety Hotline; No Guest Riders on Buses; Meal Prices; Library and Parent Center Volunteers Needed; Annual Alumni Soccer Game; Term 4 HS Honor Roll; Choral Boosters Meeting; Ice Cream Thank-Yous
 August 16, 2010
 New Early Childhood Coordinator; Updated Bus Schedule; What's New This Year? School Start Times; 2010-11 Calendar; School Committee Calendar; Application for Free and Reduced Lunch; Elementary Tours; Student Fees; Jr./Sr. High School Orientations; Fall Sports Tryouts; Wellness Center Schedule Resumes; Gateway Wins $1.6 Million Grant

 Bus Schedules Now Posted; School Committee Reorganization; Littleville and Chester Elementary Tours; Surplus Item Tag Sale
   June 29, 2010  GatorRoo; Version 2.1 of Budget; High School Underclass Awards;
Jr. High Effort Awards; Eighth Grade Awards
   





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