Toll Gator Gazette
LETTER FROM THE PRINCIPAL
Can you believe that this school year is almost over? There are still many important upcoming events so please check the dates below, as well as your child's classroom newsletter or emails from the teacher.
We hope that all of you have a safe, fun summer. To our 4th graders we wish you well as you enter middle school.
Kristi Motsch , Principal
Dates To Remember
- No School- Professional Development for teachers
- Awareness Week (Students learn about different disabilities)
- Author visit from Jennifer Shaw
- Kindergarten Fun Day
- 3rd Grade Field Day
- 3rd Grade Field Day
- 4th Grade Dance Party
- 4th Grade Field Day
- Grill Out Day for all Toll Gate students
- 1st & 2nd Grade Field Day
- 4th Grade Clap Out 11:00am
- LAST DAY OF SCHOOL!! Have a Fantastic summer !!!!
The Librarian Lowdown
On Thursday, May 12th, to honor Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, Author Jennifer Shaw will visit TGE to discuss her book - Dumplings Mean Family!
The book description is as follows:
“When Ethan and his siblings are adopted from China to the United States, everything seems so strange and different. Their new American family doesn't even know how to make Chinese food! The children are worried. Will they ever get to eat their favorite meals again? For Ethan's family, embracing two cultures means learning to fold and pinch their way to dumplings that taste like home.”
Jennifer Shaw: will share some of her family's story and the writing process, and then share pictures of their time in China and talk about what it would be like to live there (which the kids always really love - typical housing, grocery shopping, how they write and what school is like, etc, plus some of the famous cultural landmarks). Then she will teach them how to say a few things in Chinese and take questions if there is time.
The sessions will take place in the gym and the times for the visit will be on Thursday, May 12th:
- 10:30-11:30am K-am, 3rd and 4th
- 1:30-2:30pm K-pm, 1st and 2nd
Attached is the order form for the book, Dumplings Mean Family:
Payment is due with orders, checks made payable to TGE PTSO or cash - exact change only will be accepted. If you would like to pay by credit card online, tax will be collected with the order. Jennifer Shaw will bring the signed copies when she arrives for the visit, she offers a 25% discount for schools, offering the book at $15.00 (not the MSRP $19.95) on presales.
Order forms with payment are due on Wednesday, May 4th, this will allow us to have the signed copies here for distribution on Thursday, May 12th when Jennifer Shaw visits TGE.
I hope you enjoy this unique opportunity to learn about a multi-cultural family as we honor Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month!
Link for order form: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1IffSyC4T9d9GLjK7PxQrKA39dmjf8wRN/view?usp=sharing
A Message For Our Nurse
THANK YOU, WE APPRECIATE YOU!
~Toll Gate Staff
Health requirements for incoming kindergarten students:
The 2022-2023 required Childhood Immunization Schedule per the Ohio Department of Health
5 doses of DTP (Diphtheria, Pertussis, Tetanus)
4 doses of OPV/IPV (Polio)
3 doses of Hepatitis B
2 doses of MMR (Measles, Mumps, Rubella)***
2 doses of Varivax ( Chicken Pox)**
** Or written proof from physician or parent of when the child had the disease
***Note: 1st dose of MMR and Varivax should have been given ON or AFTER the 1st birthday, and not prior to
Physical Exam:Due by August 1 2022
Physician's report must be filed out and signed by your child's physician
** Please be sure that it is complete with date of exam and has a signature from the Physician ONLY. (**Must be on file at school in order for your child to start school on time)
2) Year End Information:
If your child has medications here at school, especially prescription medication, please make arrangements to pick up the medicine before the school year ends. We cannot send home medication with your child at the end of the school year. Any medication that is left in the clinic over the summer will be destroyed.
If your child will need prescription medication for the 2022-2023 school year, please feel free to pick up a "Request for Administration of Medication by School Personnel" form at the office or download from the PLSD website @ www.pickerington.k12.oh.us
3) Health Concerns:
In thinking ahead to next school year, please be sure to alert the school nurse, before the first day of school, regarding any significant changes in your child's health or medical needs. Be sure to also note this information on the Online registration health information section in Infinite Campus.
BACK TO SCHOOL INFORMATION
Where to find Back to School Information:https://www.pickerington.k12.oh.us/
Go into Our District, from there you will see the Pickerington Schools Back to school Information.
YMCA BEFORE AND AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAMMING FOR PLSD 2022-2023
It's that time again! Registration is open for the 2022-2023 school year. Our hope is to be in 9 locations within the Pickerington Local School District for Fall of 2022. Open locations will depend on enrollment and program space at each school. If a determination is made that we will not be able to open a certain location, communication will be sent out the first week of July, 2022. We appreciate the school district's support in serving the Pickerington community for it's 30th year of before and after school programming!
Our Y Clubs include: Diley, Fairfield, Harmon, Heritage, Pickerington, Sycamore, Toll Gate, Tussing and Violet.
At time of registration a $25/child registration fee will be charged to complete the registration. You will receive a 'welcome to the program' once your child(ren) is registered. Wait lists will be handled in the order in which the registration has been received.
Y-Club operates from 7:00am until school starts and from the time school releases until 6:00pm on any day that school is in session.
Before Care Only Opens at 7am
- Elementary Schools K-4th Grades Weekly Fee $53.00
- Middle Schools 5th-6th Grades Weekly Fee $45.00
After Care Only Closes at 6pm
- Elementary Schools K-4th Grades Weekly Fee $52.00
- Middle Schools 5th-6th Grades Weekly Fee $55.00
Before and After Care
- Elementary Schools K-4th Grades Weekly Fee $98.00
- Middle Schools 5th-6th Grades Weekly Fee $93.00
**If you have used a YMCA subsidy in the past, we will need it to be re-submitted before school starts. Proof of income needs to be attached along with the completed application found here.
**Our 2022-2023 Parent Handbook is attached.
**Y Club Participant Family Membership information is attached. As a Y Club member, your child(ren) receive a FREE Youth Membership and Families will receive a discounted YMCA membership if they choose to join the YMCA.
If you need help with setting up your account, registering your child(ren), using our online hub or have any questions about our programs please contact Robin May by email:
firstname.lastname@example.org or phone: 614-425-8178. She will respond to messages in the order that she receives them.