Friends of Gateway:
Here is this
week’s installment of Gateway’s weekly e-newsletter. Back issues of Breaking
News and past Superintendent’s Corners are posted on the News Archive
(under “general information” on the district website). As always, your
feedback and suggestions are welcome.
QUOTE OF THE WEEK:
"Let us follow our destiny, ebb and flow. Whatever may happen,
we master fortune by accepting it." - Virgil
schedule of activities for the week ending January
23, 2010 is 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.
GRADE BRINGS NEW MEANING TO "MOLECULAR GASTRONOMY": Guidance
Counselor Richard White submitted this photo of 7th graders whose
assignment was to make a plant or animal "cell" out of baked goods and
GATEWAY BUSES HAVE NO ROOM FOR GUEST RIDERS: Due to changes in
several bus routes this year, a number of school buses are now at full
capacity and can no longer transport friends of students in grades 5 –
GATEWAY SCHEDULE FOR WEEK STARTING JANUARY 18: A holiday and two
half-days for students are on tap for the week starting January 18th. UPDATE
ON 1/13/10: THE LITTLEVILLE WRAP AROUND PROGRAM WILL BE CLOSED ON
JANUARY 18 DUE TO LOW ENROLLMENT FOR THAT DATE.
GATEWAY GIRLS’ SOCCER TEAM TO BE RECOGNIZED AT FALCONS
GAME: The Gateway Girls Soccer Team—runners up for the Division III
be recognized on Friday, January 15th at the Mass Mutual
Center during the Springfield Falcons Game!
II OF AFTERSCHOOL PROGRAM EXTENDED: Afterschool Program
Coordinator Shannon Madden has announced that the second session of the
program will be extended until February 5. The third session will begin
on February 8. More information will be posted in an upcoming edition of
WEBSITE OF THE WEEK: Dedicated to helping Gateway
parents raise strong, safe, healthy and high-achieving kids!
PARENTS CAN HELP CHILDREN DO WELL IN SCHOOL: The good news,
according to the University of Delaware Families
Matter website, is that “all children are born
learners.” While this link will bring you to some great tips on how to
help children with their homework, browse around for some other
wonderful articles for parents who have kids of all ages!
In closing, the Superintendent's Corner for this week is
attached. This week, Dr. Hopson discusses the Race To The Top program
and the reason that Gateway will not be participating if Massachusetts
wins their bid for grant funding. Read the full column for details!
Have a wonderful week!
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