Friends of Gateway:
Here is this
week’s installment of Gateway’s weekly e-newsletter. As always, your
feedback and suggestions are welcome. Back issues of Breaking News and past
Superintendent’s Corners are posted on the News Archive (under “general
information” on the district website).
QUOTE OF THE WEEK: “Every
piece of the universe, even the tiniest little snow crystal, matters
somehow. I have a place in the pattern, and so do you.” – T. A.
schedule of activities for the weeks ending January 1,
2009 and January 8,
2009 ares now posted. (Items for this calendar should be submitted
at least two weeks ahead of time!)
UPCOMING MEETINGS: The Gateway
Regional School Committee will meet on Wednesday, January 13 at
7:30 p.m. in the Gateway Performing Arts Center. The Elementary
School Consolidation decision is scheduled to be considered.
The Friends of Gateway have changed their standard meeting time to the
SECOND Tuesday of each month, at 6:30 p.m. in the Superintendent’s
Office. The Friends of Gateway will next meet on
Tuesday, January 12 at 6:30 p.m. in the Superintendent’s Office. New members are sought
and are welcome to join this group, whose goals include improving
communications, parent involvement, and volunteerism in support of
student achievement. The public is invited and encouraged to attend all meetings.
STUDENTS THANK MYSTERY SANTA: Students in Ms. Cabral’s
Grade 3 / 4 classroom at Chester Elementary School had an early visit
from Santa on December 4th.
Heather Cabral and students are grateful to their mystery Santa. Click here for their letters, artwork.
(“SWINE FLU”) VACCINATION CLINIC AT GATEWAY: A free, H1N1 vaccination
clinic will be held at Gateway Regional High School on Tuesday, January
5 from 4 – 7 p.m. All area residents over the age of 6 months are
eligible to receive the vaccine. Please enter the building by the
BUS CHANGE ANNOUNCED: Due to a decrease in the
number of Grade 5 – 12 students served by some bus routes, the Gateway
district is reducing the total number of buses being used. Effective
January 4, 2010, some students will be reassigned to new buses and bus
stop times. Those families were sent a letter late last week. Click here for the addresses effected.
HELP NIGHT: The Gateway Regional High
School Guidance Department is sponsoring a “FAFSA Help” night for
seniors and their parents/guardians.
HIGH SCHOOL PROGRESS REPORTS: Principal Kathleen
McSweeney has announced that second term progress reports were sent home
with high school students last week.
CAESARS PIZZA FUNDRAISER: The Littleville PTO is holding a Little
Caesar’s Pizza Fundraiser in time for the Superbowl. Information went
home in Red Folders on December 18. Prizes will be awarded to top
selling classes, the top two individual sellers, and to every student
who participates. All orders and money should be turned into the school
by January 18.
WEBSITE OF THE WEEK: Dedicated to helping Gateway
parents raise strong, safe, healthy and high-achieving kids!
SWINE FLU AND YOU: While the number of H1N1
cases in Massachusetts has dropped in recent weeks, officials warn that
there could be another spike in the coming months. The Massachusetts
Department of Public Health is still encouraging all residents to get
vaccinated. To date, 1900 confirmed cases have occurred in the state
since last April. The latest information from the Massachusetts Department
of Public Health and the Centers for
Disease Control on H1N1.
Corner for this week is attached. In this week’s column,
Dr. Hopson extends holiday wishes to our students, staff, families and
community, and thanks everyone for supporting education. Read the
entire column for details!
Have a wonderful week!