Gage Community School Connection

September 2019

Family Events & Gage Happenings

Meet the Teacher and Welcome Back Picnic: August 29th

We welcomed back our 2019-2020 students and families at Meet the Teacher Night and shared dinner on a beautiful night!

First Week Highlights


Gator LEAD Learners Student Leadership Group

New to Gage this year is a student leadership group made up of twenty 4th and 5th graders. The goal of the LEAD (Leave a Legacy, Experience Learning, Advocate for ALL, Do what you can!) group is to develop student leaders with a strong connection to Gage, serve as members of an advisory group, and participate in community outreach and peer recognition activities.

They spent two days in August community building and developing leadership skills. They traveled to Eagle Bluff Learning Center in Lanesboro where they participated in the high ropes course.

Some of our members greeted RPS staff on their first day back to school kick-off at John Marshall.

We are very excited about the great ways this group will contribute to our school community!


Rochester Public Schools is awarded MNDoT grant for a Safe Routes to School Coordinator

Upcoming Events

School Pictures: September 19th

Parent-Teacher conferences: October 10th & 15th 4:00-7:30

Flu Shot Clinic: October 11th

MEA Break: No School October 17-18

Dental Clinic: October 28-31

To sign up, follow link:

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Family Lunches

Family Lunches are back! We are hosting four times this year; we cannot wait to see you!
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Partner Spotlight

Over the summer, the Family & Community Resource Room moved locations in Gage--closer to the main office and hallway.

Through an Olmsted County Public Health SHIP grant, we were able to purchase new food pantry cabinetry.

Our partnership with Channel One helps keep it stocked for families.

Some of the other furnishings were purchased with the support of the Gage PTO.

United Way of Olmsted County, Hy Vee and various donors helped us provide backpacks and schools supplies for our students at Meet the Teacher night.

Thank you to our valued partners!

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Announcements & Community Opportunities

Hy Vee Cash 4 Students:

Save all of your Hy Vee grocery receipts! Hy Vee awards cash back to schools for dollars spent; there is a collection can in the main office (in the corner near the health office) for you to drop off your receipts.

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John Marshall Knitting Club Support

John Marshall High School is starting a knitting club. The students will make hats, scarves and mittens for Rochester Public Schools students K-12, specifically including Gage Elementary students.

If you would like to offer financial support to purchase yarn, please go to the following site:

Referendum Vote: November 5th
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Current Needs

Our Family & Community Resource Room relies on donations from our caring community.

We currently have the following needs:

  • Tennis shoes--all elementary-aged kids' sizes
  • Clothing--elementary-aged kids' sizes (sweatpants and leggings are needs)
  • New underwear and socks--elementary aged kids' sizes
  • Hygiene items (deodorant, shampoo/conditioner, soap--full sized, please)
  • Laundry soap
  • Shelf-stable food items; we have a small refrigerator, so could take some eggs, cheese, etc.

Upcoming needs:

Winter is fast-approaching! We have a need for mittens/gloves and elementary-aged student sized coats, boots and snow pants.