Gateway Family Newsletter (English)

September 2020

Important Upcoming Events


Monday, Sept. 7th---No School, Labor Day

Friday, Sept. 18th---No School, Curriculum Day

Monday, Sept. 21st---No School, Elementary Teacher Planning Day


Friday, Oct. 16th---First Quarter Ends

Monday, Oct. 19th---Second Quarter Begins

Thursday, Oct. 22nd---No School, Elementary Teacher Planning Day/Parent Teacher Conf.

Friday, Oct. 23rd---No School, Elementary Teacher Planning Day

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Welcome to the 2020-21 School Year

My name is Terry Burton and I am the proud principal of Gateway Elementary! Our NEW Assistant Principal, Ms. Egan and I would like to welcome you to the 2020-21 school year and thank you for entrusting your child with the entire Gateway staff. We look forward to working with you and our nearly 1,000 students throughout the school year!!!! We welcome your input and thank you in advance for your support as we strive to provide the best educational experience possible for our students.

I am extremely proud to be the principal of Gateway! It is a special school filled with hard-working, dedicated students, staff, parents and community members that are committed to preparing all students to excel in college, career and life!

Gateway Teachers Remote Learning Classrooms

Take a look at the pictures below to see some of Gateway's classroom teacher's remote learning setups!!

Meet Gateway's Newest Staff Members

Name: Ms. Yesenia Rodriguez

Position: School Psychologist Intern

What was the last movie you watched? What did you think?

"The last movie I watched was IT (the newer one)." "I really like horror movies and the IT movies are some of my favorite!"

What is your favorite restaurant?

"My favorite restaurant is Chipotle!" "I love getting the veggie bowl!"

What did you want to be when you were a child?

"When I was a kid I LOVED (and still do to be honest) dinosaurs." "I wanted to be a paleontologist when I grew up."

What do you like to do in your free time?

"In my free time I like walking my dog Gabby, playing video games, and going on a run."

What is your favorite band or song?

"I listen to a lot of different music and don't have a particular favorite band or song." "I like listening to The Lumineers, Los Temerarios and anything 80's!"

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Help Recognize Our Amazing Gateway Staff

If you would like to help recognize Gateway's amazing staff members we could use your help!!!

Simply drop off or mail a $5-$10 gift card to Gateway's main office. Not sure where to get a gift card?? We will gladly take your $5-$10 donation and purchase a gift card for you.

Once a week we will randomly select one Gateway staff member, take their photo and present them with a gift card!! To each gift card that is donated, we will attach the Gateway family's name, so the staff member will know who donated the gift card!! Pictures will be shared in our monthly family newsletter!! Participation is strictly voluntary.

Thanks in advance for helping to recognize our dedicated, hard working, loving staff members at Gateway Elementary!!

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New Middle School Information

Please read the letter below for more information regarding the new OPS middle school that is being constructed next to Gateway!!!!

Nebraska Family Helpline

Raising kids is hard. It’s okay to ask for advice. The Nebraska Family Helpline is a free, confidential resource for parents who have questions regarding their child’s behavior. Trained counselors are standing by. Have a question? Give them a call at 1-888-866-8660.