Gateway Family Newsletter (English)
Nicole Longlee, Asst. Principal
Important Upcoming Events
Jan. 7th---3rd Quarter Begins
Jan. 7th---Winter MAP Testing Begins
Jan. 9th---Student Council Theme Day, Wear Your Favorite Hoodie!
Jan. 18th---Kindergarten Registration, 10:00 am--2:30 pm
Jan. 21st---NO SCHOOL, Martin Luther King Jr. Day
Jan. 23rd---Student Council Theme Day, Wear Camouflage
Jan. 24th---Boy's Basketball Game @ Highland, 5:00-5:45
Jan. 25th---NO SCHOOL for Pre-K Only, Pre-K Teacher Plan Day
Jan. 31st---Boy's Basketball Game @ Gateway vs. Franklin, 5:00-5:45
Please remember that due to Martin Luther King Jr. Day, classes will not be in session at Gateway on Monday, January 21st, 2019. Classes will resume on Tuesday, January 22nd, 2019.
Also, due to Pre-K Teacher Plan Day, pre-k students will be off from school on Friday, Jan. 25th, 2019.
Bryan High Basketball Buddies
Gateway Holiday Program
Kindergarten registration at Gateway is scheduled for Friday, January 18th, 2019. If you need to register a kindergartner for the 2019-20 school year, please stop by Gateway anytime between 10 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. on Jan. 18th.
Children turning five on or before July 31, 2019 are eligible to attend kindergarten in 2019-20. Parents/guardians are asked to bring the following to the registration:
- The child's immunization record
- The child's birth certificate
- Address verification/proof of residence (Acceptable documents include a utility, phone or cable bill, or a lease or home purchase agreement.)
Future kindergarteners will be able to visit kindergarten classrooms in May, 2019. More information will be sent home as the date approaches.
Please call Gateway’s main office with questions.
Organizing for 2019!!!
Getting---and staying---organized can help your child juggle demands and be successful in school. As 2019 gets under way, suggest that they try these ideas to help stay organized throughout the new year!
- Declutter--Encourage your child to keep his backpack, desk and bedroom organized.
- Write it Down--Using a planner or a calendar can help your child remember what needs to be done each day.
- Use Time Wisely---Remind your child that minutes add up and they need to manage their time wisely.
OPS Inclement Weather Procedures Listed Below
As colder weather quickly approaches, please help our students come to school appropriately dressed for the weather and outdoor play. Recess is an important time for our students to socialize and engage in self-selected physical activity. At Gateway we try to ensure outdoor recess daily for students as much as possible.
Outdoor recess will not be held if the temperature or wind chill is ten degrees Fahrenheit or below.
At all other times the decision for inside or outside recess is made based on factors such as age, student dress, playground conditions (including ice, snow, sun, mud,) and class need for outdoor activity. When required, recess might be shortened or moved inside.
When indoor recess is necessary, students still have opportunities to take part in physical activity. At Gateway, our classrooms provide supervised options such as: completing stretching exercises, jogging or doing jumping jacks in place, Go Noodle exercises and other activities that promote physical activity.
Buffett Award for Outstanding Teachers
Recognize those that make a difference every day.
If you and your child would like to recognize a teacher for outstanding work, please write a letter of nomination to The Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation. It doesn’t have to be formal; don’t worry if you don’t write well. Letters should be a heartfelt expression of why you believe that this teacher would be a worthy candidate for the Buffett Award. Nominations can also be submitted online at:
All nominations are due by January 15th, 2019.
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!
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.