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). As always, your feedback and any
suggestions for improvements are welcome.
QUOTE OF THE WEEK: “In
prosperity our friends know us; in adversity we know our friends.” — John
schedule of activities for the week ending November
21, 2009 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, November 18 at 7:30 p.m. in
the Gateway Library (2nd floor). 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
meeting scheduled for November 10th has been cancelled, due to swine
flu clinics underway at Gateway elementary schools. The Friends of
Gateway will next meet on Tuesday, December 8 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.
MS PLAYWRIGHTS ARE MAKING WAVES NEXT WEEKEND: Six one-act plays,
written by sixth graders attending Gateway Regional Middle School, will
be performed by professional actors from the Gateway Theatre Company on
November 20 and 21. This semester’s theme is “Making Waves”. Tickets
will be sold at the door (please read the entire article for more
The 6th grade
Playwrights take a break from their writing retreat at the Chester
TO REPORT FINDINGS ON NOVEMBER 18: As part of the November
meeting of the Gateway Regional School Committee, the Elementary
Advisory Committee will present its findings on November 18 in the
Gateway library (second floor). The public is welcome to attend.
‘GATOR GRINS’ IS MAKING A DIFFERENCE: Read the article to
learn how Gateway’s dental outreach program knows that it is improving
the oral health of our students.
COUNCIL MEETINGS: The Jr. High School Council and High School
Council will meet next week. These meetings are open to the public.
TO HELP THOSE IN NEED: Information from the
Southern Hilltowns Social Service Center about how Gateway’s National
Honor Society is helping families in the hilltowns this holiday season.
MS AND JR HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS EXPLORE CAREERS: Click here for a visual on what’s
happening for students during Career Month.
NOVEMBER CAREER CHAT: For a flyer on the November 19th “Career
Chat” for students, click
here. Students must r.s.v.p. in the
FIRST TERM REPORT CARDS are scheduled to be
issued on November 13 for Gateway Regional High School students.
WINTER ATHLETICS: The winter sports season
begins November 30, 2009. All paperwork must be completed before a
potential student-athlete may tryout. Please see Mr. St.Peter in the
Wellness Center for details.
VETERAN'S DAY UPDATE:
The Littleville Elementary School Wrap-Around Program will be
closed on Veteran's Day.
WEBSITE OF THE WEEK: Dedicated to helping Gateway
parents raise strong, safe, healthy and high-achieving kids!
MORE FLU NEWS YOU CAN
USE: Gateway elementary students are receiving swine flu vaccinations
this week and preparations are underway for Grade 5 – 12 students to be
vaccinated (as soon as vaccine arrives). The Massachusetts Department of
Public Health reports a dramatic increase in the number of cases of
Influenza-Like Illness (ILI), presumed to be swine flu. To slow the
spread of this illness as we await additional vaccine, please be mindful
of flu prevention and control measures. Also,
click here for the latest guidelines on
visiting people who are hospitalized with swine flu.
Corner for this week is attached. This week, Dr. Hopson discusses the factors that
contribute to setting each town’s assessment for the Gateway budget. Read the
entire column for details!
Have a wonderful week!