'PRIMATE FIASCO’ JOINING ELEMENTARY STUDENTS AT “GATORROO” MUSIC FESTIVAL: “Primate Fiasco” will be performing with Paul Sawyer and the Harmonic Evolution and all of Gateway’s elementary students at the GatorRoo Music Festival on Booster Field on June 22.
SCHOOL CLIMATE EVENT DRAWS INTEREST: By one estimate, over 100 parents, students and staff attended Gateway’s “School Climate Night”—intended to inform the entire school community on work underway to curb bullying, promote health and safety and, ultimately, support student learning.
EAC STILL MEETING ON ELEMENTARY TRANSITIONS: Gateway’s Elementary Advisory Committee continues to meet, with its purpose now focused on communicating with parents and the public about the transition from 5 to 2 elementary schools for the fall. A flyer was sent home last week to all elementary parents, with an overview of Chester and Littleville Elementary Schools for September.
SCHEDULES HAVE GONE HOME: Principal Kathleen McSweeney has announced that schedules for the 2010-11 school year went home with high school students recently, and with students entering grades 7 and 8 earlier this week. Questions or concerns should be directed to the Gateway Guidance Department as soon as possible (685-1107).
SAVE-THE-DATE FOR CHILDREN’S TAG SALE: The Chester Parent Center is sponsoring a huge Children’s Tag Sale on July 24 from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. at the Chester Town Center playgrounds, to benefit Chester Elementary School. Read the complete article for how and where to donate gently used items NOW!
SIXTH GRADE TACKLES SOUTH AMERICA: In a project that demonstrated how learning can be fun, 6th graders at Gateway Regional Middle School studied the countries of South America this month in their geography classes.
FALL SPORTS SIGN-UPS HAVE BEGUN: Any student entering Grade 7 – Grade 12 in September is eligible to sign up for Boys and Girls Soccer, Gymnastics and Cross-Country Running at Gateway Regional High School. All interested students can sign up at the Gateway Wellness Center with Mr. St.Peter, weekdays from 3:30 – 7:30 p.m.
RE-USABLE SHOPPING BAGS FUNDRAISER: The Blandford Elementary School PTO is selling cute, re-usable shopping bags as a fundraiser. Click here for an order form.
ASSISTANCE PROGRAMS FOR MASSACHUSETTS RESIDENTS: Click here for a flyer on state programs that help Massachusetts residents, what they do, and how to contact them.