IT'S NEVER TOO EARLY TO START (CAREER) PLANNING: Students at Gateway Regional Middle School finished a
month-long unit on career planning, when students held a Career
Fair--with exhibits they made on various jobs, following interviews with
adults in their lives.
Sixth grader Nick Hyland ponders one of the
classroom career exhibits at the December 7th event.
CLOSED FOR HOLIDAY BREAK: All Gateway schools will
be closed from December 24 through January 1 for the holiday vacation
week. Schools will reopen on Monday, January 4, 2010.
SPORTS INFORMATION: Athletic Director Gary
St. Peter has announced the availability of season passes for home
basketball games, and how to find the winter sports schedule.
2010 YEARBOOKS ON SALE NOW; SR. PARENTS INVITED TO
PURCHASE PHOTO AD: The The 2010 Portal—Gateway
High School’s annual yearbook—is now on sale. Those wishing to purchase a
copy, please complete this form and return it with payment to
Mrs. Marilyn Durken, c/o the high school. Orders received by December 31
will be charged $50; afterwards, the price increases to $55. ALSO,
parents of graduating seniors may participate in the tradition of a
family ad in this year’s Portal. There’s still time to get your ad in:
flyer for details.
WELLNESS CENTER HOLIDAY BREAK SCHEDULE: The Gateway Wellness
Center will be closed some of the dates of the holiday vacation week.
SAVE THE DATE FOR FAFSA WORKSHOP! The Gateway Guidance
Department is offering a free evening workshop to help seniors and their
families begin their financial aid forms. Make sure you get your PIN #
ahead of time; bringing your social security number and most recent tax
forms will be helpful. Click here for details!
R. H. CONWELL LITTLE
CAESARS PIZZA FUNDRAISER: Orders will be delivered in time for Super
Bowl Weekend! Orders and money are due Friday, January 16. Delivery will
be Wednesday, January 27, with pickup between 4:30 and 5.
WEBSITE OF THE WEEK: Dedicated to helping Gateway
parents raise strong, safe, healthy and high-achieving kids!
AND IMPROVING READING AT HOME: Parents can do so much at
home to help their child educationally. As you prepare
for the holiday break, consider both gifts (books, journals, “special”
pens and pencils) and activities (courtesy of Education
World) to help your child have fun while they continue to build their
reading and writing skills!
Corner for this week is attached. This week, a reprise--with updated information--of
some of the challenging issues in the elementary consolidation question.
Read the entire column for details!
Have a wonderful week!