Gateway Family Newsletter (English)

April 2019

Terry Burton, Principal

Nicole Longlee, Asst. Principal

Important Upcoming Events

April
  • Apr. 1st---April Fool's Day
  • Apr. 1st---Gateway April Soaring Eagles Announced
  • Apr. 2nd---Pre-K Prime Time Reading Program, 5:00-6:30 pm
  • Apr. 3rd----Student Council Theme Day, Nerd Day
  • Apr. 3rd---Flag Football Practice, 4:10-5:30 pm
  • Apr. 4th---Flag Football Game @ Jefferson, 5:00-6:15 pm
  • Apr. 9th---Pre-K Prime Time Reading Program, 5:00-6:30 pm
  • Apr. 10th---Final Day of Tutoring
  • Apr. 10th---Flag Football Practice, 4:10-5:30 pm
  • Apr. 11th---No School, Professional Development Day
  • Apr. 12th---No School, Teacher Plan Day
  • Apr. 16th---Pre-K Prime Time Reading Program, 5:00-6:30 pm
  • Apr. 17th---Flag Football Practice, 4:10-5:30 pm
  • Apr. 17th---Student Council Theme Day, Senior Day
  • Apr. 18th---Flag Football Game @ Gateway, 5:00-6:15 pm
  • Apr. 19th---No School for Pre-K, Pre-K Teacher Work Day
  • Apr. 22nd---Earth Day
  • Apr. 23rd---Pre-K Prime Time Reading Program, 5:00-6:30 pm
  • Apr. 24th---Gateway Class Picture Day
  • Apr. 24th---Flag Football Practice, 4:10-5:30 pm
  • Apr. 25th---Flag Football Game @ Dodge, 5:00-6:15 pm
  • Apr. 26th---4th Quarter Progress Reports Sent Home
  • Apr. 26th---Gateway School Carnival, 5:00-7:00 pm

Office Notes

Please remember that due to OPS scheduled professional development and teacher plan day, classes will not be in session for all OPS elementary students on Thursday, April 11th and Friday, April 12th. Classes will resume for all Gateway students on Monday, April 15th.


Also, due to Pre-K Teacher Plan Day, pre-k students will be off from school on Friday, April 19th, 2019

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Gateway School Carnival

Gateway Elementary invites people of all ages to our annual school carnival set for Friday, April 26th from 5:00 to 7:00 pm!!! Hot dogs, chips, pop, inflatables, games, drawings for prizes, cake walk, music and fun with friends are just some of the activities planned for this evening!


The annual spring carnival is one of the biggest fundraisers of the year and all proceeds benefit Gateway students!! Please join us for what is sure to be a fun-filled night!!

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Gateway Glasses Program

Children’s Hospital & Medical Center has teamed up with Gateway to make pediatric eye care more accessible by bringing the Visionmobile to our school!!! Thanks to this collaboration:


  • 97 Gateway students received an eye exam on the Visionmobile.
  • 59 of those students received glasses.

Thanks go out to Ann Wees and Kris Zendejas in our health office for helping to organize this worthwhile project!!
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Pets on School Grounds

Now that the weather is taking a turn for the better families are spending more and more time outdoors. This outdoor time often includes our pets. Please keep in mind that pets including dogs and cats are not permitted on school grounds.


Many students have a natural curiosity towards animals, but some may not know the best way to approach, touch or play with the animal. This could unintentionally cause a pet to bite. In addition, children with allergies or immune deficiencies may be especially susceptible to allergic reactions; therefore we ask that everyone please refrain from bringing your pets on school grounds.

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Handicap Parking

Over Spring Break Gateway we received the email message below from Officer Stephanie Murphy with the Omaha Police Department. Please remember to only park in handicap spaces if you have the proper authorization. Please share this information with anyone that could be affected. Thanks!

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Good morning!


I work with the Nuisance Task Force for OPD, as well as the coordinator for the Handicap Parking Patrol (HCPP).


We received a Mayor's Complaint regarding unauthorized people parking in the handicap stalls.


I spoke with Officer Jenny Nelson, who suggested I contact you first before we send out the HCPP volunteers to start issuing tickets.


Thank you!


Stephanie Murphy

Omaha Police Department

Neighborhood Services Unit

OPS Severe Weather Procedures

Information is attached below.

Box Tops For Education

We all shop for groceries, sometimes two or three times a week--or more!! Now turn those shopping trips into easy cash for our school, and encourage friends and family members to do the same! Just look for the Box Tops logo on hundreds of products like Cheerios®, Hamburger Helper® and Kleenex®, in almost every aisle of the store. All you need to do is clip and return them to our main office!! Thanks for helping support our school!!

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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.

Parent Survey

Survey Dates: August 15—May 22


How to access: www.TinyURL.com/OPSParentVoice


Notes: Parents can now give feedback throughout the year with the Parent Voice survey. Simply click on the link above!