The Toll Gator Gazette
Mrs. Kristi Motsch Principal
Ebony Woodard, Assistant Principal
Darren Drake, Counselor
Tassie Hall, Secretary
Jaclyn Davis, Office Assistant
The Holiday season is now upon us, and 2022 is coming to a close. It is a good time to reflect back on the many gifts we have been given. We thank you for the gift of your children who we have the privilege of working with each day. We also thank you as parents for the partnership you have helped us to create. As a staff, we feel truly blessed to be along with you and your children, part of the Toll Gate Elementary family. We would like to extend to you our warmest wishes throughout this holiday season. However, you may celebrate this most special time of year, we offer our sincerest wishes that 2023 be a year of peace, health, and prosperity for all of you. We have much left to teach your children in the year ahead, and we look forward to continuing a strong partnership with you. We hope that this season you will give the gift of time to share and enjoy your family and friends.
FROM OUR FAMILY TO YOURS,
The Toll Gate Elementary Staff
Letter from the principal
Parents and Guardians,
As our staff looks forward to next semester, it is equally important for us to refer back to our earlier work this year. One document that we use to guide us is our Buildings Continuous Improvement Plan. Our building Leadership Team developed this plan; the plan acts as a vehicle to move us toward better instruction. These plans have led us, as both educators and learners to effective methods that improve student learning & generate more authentic teaching practices. Our building is focusing on providing successful criteria so that students are aware of the requirements to master the materials. It is important that students recognize the strategies they need to successfully complete their learning. Our building leadership team also worked with our entire staff to create non-negotiables here at Toll Gate. These include:
Growing Leaders in Our Students
We believe that students thrive in a safe and engaging learning environment. This means that we will allow students to lead their learning through goal setting, strategy selection, and tracking progress. We believe that this will build confidence and independence in our students.
Growing Leaders in Ourselves
We believe that it is important to hold ourselves accountable for providing positive and engaging experiences for all students. This means that we will continually examine and develop our practices through reflection, collaboration, and embracing new ideas that improve our practice. We believe that this collective effort will build capacity in teaching and learning.
We are excited & honored to continue our journey towards offering the highest quality services for your children.
Kristi Motsch and the Toll Gate Elementary Staff
Dates to remember
Dec 15th - Family Learning Walk
5:00PM-6:00PM - Families with the last name starting with A-L.
6:30PM-7:30PM - Families with the last name starting with M-Z .
Dec 20th - End of Quarter
Dec 21st-Jan 4th No School
Jan 5 - Return to school
Jan 16th - No School, Martin Luther King Day
Toll Gate Elementary
Do You Need Holiday Toy Help?
Please contact Mr. Drake - School Counselor -
(614)834-6315 or email@example.com
Below is information on how to
Help with the Toy Drive!!!
Fun Times With Ms. Woodard
Enjoy a family night From Toll Gate elementary
Join us for an evening event for the WHOLE FAMILY! Toll Gate Elementary School is hosting a learning walk where your students can guide you around the whole school to look at student work (their work included). Student work, including design challenge projects, will be showcased on the walls and around the school.
We hope to see you on December 15, 2022, to celebrate all of the grit, perseverance, and dedication TGES students are showing!
Due to the size of our school and parking spaces, we have divided the evening into 2 celebrations:
Dec 15, 2022 —> Families the last name starting with A-L from 5:00-6:00 PM.
—> Families last name starting with M-Z from 6:30-7:30 PM.
G.O.O.D. Winners (Going On Or Defeated)
These are our G.O.O.D Students for the first quarter:
Birthday Book Club
First Grade - $18
2nd Grade - $18
3rd Grade - $24
4th Grade - $24