Gateway Family Newsletter (English)

February 2019

Terry Burton, Principal

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

Office Notes

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.

Heart Challenge

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

Mr. Dworak wanted to share and congratulate the boys basketball team on their wins on Thurs., Jan. 24th against Highland, 39-9 and also their victory on Jan. 31st against Franklin, 33-12! The boys played hard and are continuing to work together better each and every time they are together.

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

Thursday, January 31st marked the 100th day of the 2018-19 school year!! From the very first day of school, many classes keep track of the number of days they've been in school in anticipation of the 100th day!! More than just a milestone worth noting - the 100th day is the perfect time to have fun with the number 100 while exploring counting, sorting, patterning, measuring and various other math skills and concepts.

100 days down—-70 more to go!!

Early Childhood Notes

If you have a student in Pre-K, please check with your child's teacher to find out the time of your child's classroom Valentine's Day Party.


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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Parent Survey

Survey Dates: August 15—May 22

How to access:

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.