Gateway Family Newsletter (English)
Nicole Longlee, Asst. Principal
Important Upcoming Events
Feb. 1st---Lockdown Drill, 3:00
Feb. 4th---ELPA Testing Begins
Feb. 6th---Student Council Theme Day, Wear Pink for Cancer Awareness Day
Feb. 7th---6th Grade Boy's Basketball Game @ Gateway, 5:00-5:45pm
Feb. 7th---OPS Middle/High School Parent/Teacher Conferences
Feb. 8th---No School for Pre-K Students, Pre-K Plan Day
Feb. 14th---Valentine's Day Classroom Parties
Feb. 14th---6th Grade Boy's Basketball Game @ Bancroft, 5:00-5:45 pm
Feb. 18th---No School, President's Day
Feb. 20th---Student Council Theme Day, Wear Your Favorite Neon Colors
Feb. 21st---6th Grade Boy's Basketball Game @ Gateway, 5:00-5:45 pm
Feb. 28th---Early Childhood Registration Day @ Gateway, 9:30-11:30 or 12:30-2:30
Feb. 28th---Books N Bingo Night
Please remember that due to President's Day, classes will not be in session at Gateway on Monday, February 18th, 2019. Classes will resume on February 19th, 2019.
Also, due to Pre-K Teacher Plan Day, pre-k students will be off from school on Friday, February 8th, 2019.
Early Childhood Registration Day @ Gateway
Gateway Elementary is recruiting 3 and 4 year olds to fill our early childhood classrooms for the 2019-20 school year!!
If you have a child who will turn 3 or 4 years old on or before July 31st, 2018 and would benefit from a high quality learning environment please stop by Gateway on Thursday, February 28th, 2019 from 9:30-11:30 or 12:30-2:30.
Please bring with you the following items:
1. Your child! All applicants are given an academic screening.
2. Your child’s original birth certificate.
3. Your child’s up to date immunization records.
4. Proof of address in the parent’s name (OPPD, MUD, Cox, or Lease/Purchase Agreement for Residence)
5. Income Verification for the past 12 Months (TANF/ADC, SSI, Child Support, 1040, W-2s, 8453, Self Declaration, Pay Stubs, Employment Letter).
Please call Gateway’s main office with questions.
Did you know that our entire school is about to officially kick-off our Kids Heart Challenge with the American Heart Association this year? Our school is proud to partner with the American Heart Association this year! This is the 40th Anniversary of Jump Rope For Heart/Hoops For Heart and this year it has a new name. This year we are kicking off Kids Heart Challenge! We’re excited to be JUMPING ROPE and SHOOTING HOOPS to help those with special hearts! Yes, that's right! It's time to have some fun and learn about heart health and save lives.
On February 8th, we will officially kick off our Kids Heart Challenge event. We will learn about the Heart Heroes, how the heart works, how exercise can be fun and how raising money can save lives! If you would like to start the fun, you can register your student by Clicking Here and asking them to take one of the important health challenges.
Click Here To Register
Sixth Grade Boy's Basketball
School Counselors Week
School Counselors Week is the first week in February. This year's theme is: "School Counselors: Providing Lessons for Life," and will be celebrated from Feb. 4-8, 2019, to focus public attention on the unique contribution of school counselors within U.S. school systems. National School Counseling Week, sponsored by the American School Counseling Association, highlights the tremendous impact school counselors can have in helping students achieve school success as well as prepare and plan for college, career and life.
I ask you to join me in recognizing Gateway Counselors Mr. Pascal and Mrs. Forman. Feel free to send them a card or quick message letting them know how much you appreciate them and all that they do for our students and families!!
100th Day of School
100 days down—-70 more to go!!
Early Childhood Notes
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!!
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.