Gateway Gazette

Family Newsletter

Week of December 9, 2019

WEEK AT A GLANCE

Monday, 12/9 - Blue Day

Tuesday, 12/10 - Green Day, Band Concert @ Staley High School 6PM (A Day Students)

Wednesday, 12/11 - Blue Day

Thursday 12/12 - Green Day

Friday, 12/13 - Blue Day


SAVE THE DATES

Tuesday, 12/17 - Band Concert @ Oak Park High School 6:30 PM (B Day Students)

Friday, 12/20 - 1/2 day - Early Release 11:15AM

Monday, 12/23 - Friday, 1/3 - Winter Break

Monday, 1/6 - Classes Resume - 2nd Semester


Gateway Lunch Menu


WEEK of December 9

Second Step Topic - Lesson 5

I can be safe, respectful, and responsible by breaking down goals and creating IF-THEN plans for small, simple steps.


Lesson Summary

This week, your child will learn an effective strategy for achieving goals. He or she will practice breaking big goals down into small, simple steps and creating plans for how to take each step.


Family Topic for Discussion

Think of a time you achieved a big goal, such as learning to drive or graduating from school. Tell your child about your goal and how you achieved it, and ask your child to tell you about a goal he or she has.

Spirit Week - December 16-20

Monday: Cozy Day

Tuesday: Festive Socks and Ugly Sweaters

Wednesday: Holiday Twin Day

Thursday: Winter Wear: Scarves, Boots, Hats

Friday: Winter Character

Booster Club Needs YOU!

Growlin’ Grizzly Booster Club is looking for volunteer helpers for our 2nd Quarter PAWS event on Wednesday, December 18th. Sign up to help a teacher in their classroom with an activity. Please use the link below to access the sign-up genius for this event. We appreciate your help in making this a successful event!


https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60b044fabad22a6f49-december



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Online Safety Tip

National Online Safety believes in empowering parents, caretakers, and trusted adults with the information they need to hold informed and age-appropriate conversations about online safety with their child, should they feel it is needed. If your child uses Discord take a moment to read over the following infographic.


Click here for an easy to ready copy.

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Our Students' Voices Matter

In early October, students took a survey about Gateway. Over the next several weeks, I'm going to share questions and the results. Great things are happening at Gateway!


And the survey says...


89% Gateway students say it is important to them to do well in class.

2nd Quarter Bookmark Challenge Winners

The Theme was: Once Upon A Time....

Ellyssa Tate from Mrs. Chandler's class and

Charlee Kissinger from Mrs. Fiene's class

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Lost and Found

All items in lost and found will be bagged on December 19 and donated to a local agency. If your child has lost an item, please check the Gateway Lost and Found, prior to December 19.
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Staley Soccer Clinic

Both the Boys and Girls Staley Falcons Soccer programs had enormous success on the field with both teams advancing to Sectionals this year! We want our future Falcons to be able to continue those great moments, and we are offering students in K-6 the Kickin’ It With Santa clinic on Saturday, December 14. This event is an introduction to our Staley Soccer program for students K-6 and it happens 9:30-11:30am at the Staley High School Gym….click here for the flyer/registration form.

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Past Editions of Gateway Gazette

Week of November 25, 2019

WEEK AT A GLANCE

Monday, 11/25 - Green Day, NO ACE

Tuesday, 11/26 - Blue Day

Wednesday-Friday, 11/27-29 - Thanksgiving Break

Monday, 12/2 - Green Day

Tuesday, 12/3 - Blue Day, Orchestra Concert @ Oak Park High School (A Day Students 6PM) (B Day Students 7:30PM)

Wednesday, 12/4 - Green Day

Thursday, 12/5 - Blue Day

Friday, 12/6 - Green Day


SAVE THE DATES

Tuesday, 12/10 - Band Concert @ Staley High School 6PM (A Day Students)

Tuesday, 12/17 - Band Concert @ Oak Park High School 6:30 PM (B Day Students)

Friday, 12/20 - 1/2 day - Early Release 11:15AM

Monday, 12/23 - Friday, 1/3 - Winter Break

Monday, 1/6 - Classes Resume - 2nd Semester


Gateway Lunch Menu


WEEK of November 25

Second Step Topic - Lesson 5

I can be safe, respectful, and responsible by recognizing that personalities can change and knowing how this can change how I think about others.


Lesson Summary

This week’s lesson is about how people’s personalities change as they grow up. Sometimes people’s personalities change because of experiences they have, and sometimes because they work hard to change their personalities.


Family Topic for Discussion

Ask your child to describe his or her own personality. Describe for your child how you’ve seen his or her personality change, and the good things you see in it now.


WEEK of December 2

Second Step Topic - Lesson 5

I can be safe, respectful, and responsible by breaking down goals and creating IF-THEN plans for small, simple steps.


Lesson Summary

This week, your child will learn an effective strategy for achieving goals. He or she will practice breaking big goals down into small, simple steps and creating plans for how to take each step.


Family Topic for Discussion

Think of a time you achieved a big goal, such as learning to drive or graduating from school. Tell your child about your goal and how you achieved it, and ask your child to tell you about a goal he or she has.

Online Safety Tip

National Online Safety believes in empowering parents, caretakers, and trusted adults with the information they need to hold informed and age-appropriate conversations about online safety with their child, should they feel it is needed. If your child uses Discord take a moment to read over the following infographic.


Click here for an easy to ready copy.

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Our Students' Voices Matter

In early October, students took a survey about Gateway. Over the next several weeks, I'm going to share questions and the results. Great things are happening at Gateway!


And the survey says...


87% Gateway students say adults at our school treat people from different races, ethnicities, or cultures fairly.

Team Mixer Elementary Reunion

We are looking forward to our next team mixer. Students will meat up with their classmates from their elementary buildings and have some time to catch up. Any student who has received an ISS or OSS from Dec. 2-Dec. 13 will not be allowed to participate. Additionally, any student that receives an office referral during this mixer will not participate in future mixers.

Lost and Found Items

We have many items in our lost and found. If you are missing something, please feel free to stop by and check the wardrobe located on Grizzly Avenue for your child's missing item(s). All items will be bagged up at winter break and donated.
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Week of November 18, 2019

WEEK AT A GLANCE

Monday, 11/18 - Blue Day, ACE

Tuesday, 11/19 - Green Day

Wednesday, 11/20 - Blue Day, ACE

Thursday, 11/21 - Green Day

Friday, 11/22 - Blue Day


SAVE THE DATES

Wednesday-Friday, 11/27-11/29 - No School - Thanksgiving Break

Tuesday, 12/3 - Orchestra Concert @ Oak Park High School (A Day Students 6PM) (B Day Students 7:30PM)

Tuesday, 12/10 - Band Concert @ Staley High School 6PM (A Day Students)

Tuesday, 12/17 - Band Concert @ Oak Park High School 6:30 PM (B Day Students)

Friday, 12/20 - 1/2 day - Early Release 11:15AM

Monday, 12/23 - Friday, 1/3 - Winter Break

Monday, 1/6 - Classes Resume - 2nd Semester


Gateway Lunch Menu


Second Step Topic - Lesson 5

I can be safe, respectful, and responsible by recognizing that personalities can change and knowing how this can change how I think about others.


Lesson Summary

This week’s lesson is about how people’s personalities change as they grow up. Sometimes people’s personalities change because of experiences they have, and sometimes because they work hard to change their personalities.


Family Topic for Discussion

Ask your child to describe his or her own personality. Describe for your child how you’ve seen his or her personality change, and the good things you see in it now.

Online Safety Tip of the Week

National Online Safety believes in empowering parents, caretakers, and trusted adults with the information they need to hold informed and age-appropriate conversations about online safety with their child, should they feel it is needed. If your child uses Discord take a moment to read over the following infographic.


Click here for an easy to ready copy.

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Team Pictures for Sale

Get a team picture now through December 22nd for $10.


Order Form - Click Here

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Lost and Found

We have many items in our lost and found. If you are missing something, please feel free to stop by and check the wardrobe located on Grizzly Avenue for your child's missing item(s). All items will be bagged up at winter break and donated.
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Character Trait - Responsible

We are beginning a new character trait this week. While we want to continue to have a positive attitude, to achieve our goals, and show respect, we also want to be show character by being responsible. A person who is responsible meets the demand of duty, is accountable for the consequences of his or her choices, pursues excellence and exercises self-control. Being responsible includes showing perseverance, initiative, effort, and goal setting. Demonstrating responsibility in all areas of life is an important part of being successful and becoming a person of character.


Oak Park Pommie Clinic

Are you interested in being a Pommie at Oak Park? Join them on December 7th for a clinic and then perform with them on December 10 at the boy's varsity basketball game.


Registration Form

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Week of November 11, 2019

WEEK AT A GLANCE

Monday, 11/11 - Green Day, ACE

Tuesday, 11/12 - Blue Day

Wednesday, 11/13 - Green Day, ACE

Thursday, 11/14 - Blue Day

Friday, 11/15 - Green Day - 2nd Quarter MidTerm


SAVE THE DATES

Wednesday-Friday, 11/27-11/29 - No School - Thanksgiving Break

Tuesday, 12/3 - Orchestra Concert @ Oak Park High School (A Day Students 6PM) (B Day Students 7:30PM)

Tuesday, 12/10 - Band Concert @ Staley High School 6PM (A Day Students)

Tuesday, 12/17 - Band Concert @ Oak Park High School 6:30 PM (B Day Students)

Friday, 12/20 - 1/2 day - Early Release 11:15AM

Monday, 12/23 - Friday, 1/3 - Winter Break

Monday, 1/6 - Classes Resume - 2nd Semester


Gateway Lunch Menu


Second Step Topic - Lesson 4

I can be safe, respectful, and responsible by using good strategies, getting help from others, and working hard.


Lesson Summary

In this week’s lesson, students will learn they can help their brains grow and change by using good strategies, getting help from others, and working hard.


Family Topic for Discussion

Tell your child about a time you needed help from someone else to learn something new. Ask your child to tell you about something he or she is working hard to learn and how you can help.

GATEWAY SPIRIT WEAR ON SALE NOW!

Don't miss this ONE-time opportunity to purchase spirit wear.

Online sales only beginning 11/4/19-11/17/19. Items will be delivered to your student. Holiday gift? Let us know on the order form and we'll call you!


Click on the link below OR cut and paste the link into your browser.

https://gatewayschoolapparel19.itemorder.com/

Online Safety Tip of the Week

National Online Safety believes in empowering parents, caretakers, and trusted adults with the information they need to hold informed and age-appropriate conversations about online safety with their child, should they feel it is needed. If your child uses Discord take a moment to read over the following infographic.


Click here for an easy to ready copy.

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Team Pictures for Sale

Get a team picture now through December 22nd for $10.


Order Form - Click Here

Lost and Found

We have many items in our lost and found. If you are missing something, please feel free to stop by and check the wardrobe located on Grizzly Avenue for your child's missing item(s). All items will be bagged up at winter break and donated.
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Congratulations!

Our Let Me Run boys and our Heart and Soul girls completed their first 5 K on Saturday!

Super job runners!

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Week of November 4, 2019

WEEK AT A GLANCE

Monday, 11/4 - Blue Day, ACE, Growlin' Grizzly Booster Club Meeting @ 6:30PM

Tuesday, 11/5 - Green Day

Wednesday, 11/6 - Blue Day, ACE

Thursday, 11/7 - Green Day

Friday, 11/8 - Blue Day


SAVE THE DATES

Monday, 11/15 - 2nd Quarter Mid-term

Wednesday-Friday, 11/27-11/29 - No School - Thanksgiving Break

Tuesday, 12/3 - Orchestra Concert @ Oak Park High School (A Day Students 6PM) (B Day Students 7:30PM)

Tuesday, 12/10 - Band Concert @ Staley High School 6PM (A Day Students)

Monday, 12/16 - Winter Choir Concert @ Antioch Middle School 7PM

Tuesday, 12/17 - Band Concert @ Oak Park High School 6:30 PM (B Day Students)

Friday, 12/20 - 1/2 day - Early Release 11:15AM

Monday, 12/23 - Friday, 1/3 - Winter Break

Monday, 1/6 - Classes Resume - 2nd Semester


Gateway Lunch Menu


Second Step Topic - Lesson 4

I can be safe, respectful, and responsible by using good strategies, getting help from others, and working hard.


Lesson Summary

In this week’s lesson, students will learn they can help their brains grow and change by using good strategies, getting help from others, and working hard.


Family Topic for Discussion

Tell your child about a time you needed help from someone else to learn something new. Ask your child to tell you about something he or she is working hard to learn and how you can help.

Online Safety Tip of the Week

National Online Safety believes in empowering parents, caretakers, and trusted adults with the information they need to hold informed and age-appropriate conversations about online safety with their child, should they feel it is needed. If your child uses Discord take a moment to read over the following infographic.


Click here for an easy to ready copy.

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Daylight Savings Time Ends...

Just a reminder -- If you haven't already, be sure to turn your clocks back 1 hour as Daylight Savings Time ended at 2:00 AM, Sunday morning.

Spelling Bee

The 2019-2020 building spelling bee will be held on Monday, November 18 at 11:40, with November 19 as the make up day. The format used is an iPad Spelling Test. Following the test, the participants will be narrowed down to 6 students (with 1 alternate). Mr. Faust, Gateway Spelling Bee teacher representative, will work with these students in a small group setting to prepare for the spelling bee. Forms are available outside Mr. Faust's door, room 46. All forms are due by November 8.


Parent Letter and Permission Form


Spelling Bee – Point of Contact: Jeremy Faust

jeremy.faust@nkcschools.org

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Character Trait of the Month Team Representatives - Achievement

We celebrated these Grizzlies for exemplary display of the character trait, achievement. A Grizzly who displays achievement has accomplished something, especially by special effort or great courage. Achievement can be found in many areas of life: academic and personal. Achievement results in success when a goal that is important to you or others is accomplished by taking predetermined steps to reach that goal.


Congratulations! Keep up the great work, Grizzlies.

Week of October 28, 2019

WEEK AT A GLANCE

Monday, 10/28 - Green Day, ACE, Gateway Choir Concert @ Staley High School 7PM

Tuesday, 10/29 - Blue Day

Wednesday, 10/30 - Green Day, ACE

Thursday, 10/31 - Blue Day

Friday, 11/1 - Green Day


SAVE THE DATES

Monday, 11/4 - Growlin' Grizzly Booster Club Meeting @ 6:30PM

Monday, 11/15 - 2nd Quarter Mid-term

Wednesday-Friday, 11/27-11/29 - No School - Thanksgiving Break

Tuesday, 12/3 - Orchestra Concert @ Oak Park High School (A Day Students 6PM) (B Day Students 7:30PM)

Tuesday, 12/10 - Band Concert @ Staley High School 6PM (A Day Students)

Monday, 12/16 - Winter Choir Concert @ Antioch Middle School 7PM

Tuesday, 12/17 - Band Concert @ Oak Park High School 6:30 PM (B Day Students)

Friday, 12/20 - 1/2 day - Early Release 11:15AM

Monday, 12/23 - Friday, 1/3 - Winter Break

Monday, 1/6 - Classes Resume - 2nd Semester


Gateway Lunch Menu


Second Step Topic - Lesson 3

I can be safe, respectful, and responsible by identifying how brains grow stronger.

Lesson Summary


This week’s lesson teaches students that they can build intelligence by using new approaches and strategies, trying new things, and working through difficulties. The understanding that they can strengthen their brains can help

them achieve more in school and in life.

Family Topic for Discussion


Tell your child about a time you had to learn something new. Explain whether it was hard to learn and how you learned it. Ask your child if there’s anything he or she would like to learn to do this year.

Online Safety Tip of the Week

National Online Safety believes in empowering parents, caretakers, and trusted adults with the information they need to hold informed and age-appropriate conversations about online safety with their child, should they feel it is needed. If your child uses Discord take a moment to read over the following infographic.


Click here for an easy to ready copy.

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Spirit Week

In support of United Way
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Spelling Bee

The 2019-2020 building spelling bee will be held on Monday, November 18 at 11:40, with November 19 as the make up day. The format used is an iPad Spelling Test. Following the test, the participants will be narrowed down to 6 students (with 1 alternate). Mr. Faust, Gateway Spelling Bee teacher representative, will work with these students in a small group setting to prepare for the spelling bee.


Spelling Bee – Point of Contact: Jeremy Faust

jeremy.faust@nkcschools.org

Week of October 21, 2019

WEEK AT A GLANCE

Monday, 10/21 - Blue Day, No ACE, Gateway Choir Concert @ Oak Park High School 7PM

Tuesday, 10/22 - Green Day

Wednesday, 10/23 - Blue Day

Thursday, 10/24 - Green Day

Friday, 10/25 - Blue Day


SAVE THE DATES

Monday, 10/28 - Gateway Choir Concert @ Staley High School 7PM

Monday, 11/4 - Growlin' Grizzly Booster Club Meeting @ 6:30PM

Monday, 11/15 - 2nd Quarter Mid-term

Wednesday-Friday, 11/27-11/29 - No School - Thanksgiving Break

Tuesday, 12/3 - Orchestra Concert @ Oak Park High School (A Day Students 6PM) (B Day Students 7:30PM)

Tuesday, 12/10 - Band Concert @ Staley High School 6PM (A Day Students)

Monday, 12/16 - Winter Choir Concert @ Antioch Middle School 7PM

Tuesday, 12/17 - Band Concert @ Oak Park High School 6:30 PM (B Day Students)

Friday, 12/20 - 1/2 day - Early Release 11:15AM

Monday, 12/23 - Friday, 1/3 - Winter Break

Monday, 1/6 - Classes Resume - 2nd Semester


Gateway Lunch Menu


Second Step Topic - Lesson 3

I can be safe, respectful, and responsible by identifying how brains grow stronger.

Lesson Summary

This week’s lesson teaches students that they can build intelligence by using new approaches and strategies, trying new things, and working through difficulties. The understanding that they can strengthen their brains can help

them achieve more in school and in life.

Family Topic for Discussion

Tell your child about a time you had to learn something new. Explain whether it was hard to learn and how you learned it. Ask your child if there’s anything he or she would like to learn to do this year.

1st Quarter LMC Bookmark Winner

Congratulations to Josie Jenson in Mr. Flaherty's class for winning the 1st Quarter Bookmark Challenge art contest in the LMC. Her AMAZING watercolor representation of "You Can Dream In A Book" was voted #1 by the students at Gateway. Her bookmark will be distributed in the LMC for all to enjoy!

Staff/Student Relations Video


North Kansas City Schools recognizes the impact positive relationships at school can have on the success of students. We will work with students to identify appropriate boundaries in those relationships, focusing on school board policies related to bullying, hazing and student/staff interactions. A training video will help provide guidance on behavior expectations and how to respond when appropriate boundaries are not maintained. Providing a safe, welcoming learning environment for all students is a top priority. This instruction will help outline how respectful behavior creates a school culture that fosters positive relationships and enhances educational outcomes for all students. If you have any questions, please feel free to call your child’s school and the staff will be happy to assist you.


The link to the video is here.

Online Safety Tip of the Week

National Online Safety believes in empowering parents, caretakers, and trusted adults with the information they need to hold informed and age-appropriate conversations about online safety with their child, should they feel it is needed. If your child uses Discord take a moment to read over the following infographic.


Click Here for an easy to read copy.

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2nd Quarter A.C.E. Sign Up Available


https://www.signupgenius.com/go/805084FA4AE28A4F49-quarter1


A.C.E begins on Monday, October 28.


Click Here for the 2nd Quarter A.C.E Brochure


Sessions begin as soon as the busses have been dismissed. Session 1 ends at 4:10pm, and students may be picked up by car at that time. Session 2 will begin at 4:20 and will end at approximately 5:05. Busses will load as they arrive from New Mark and Antioch.


There will be no activities on Tuesday afternoons this quarter.

Growlin' Grizzly Booster Club

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Week of October 14, 2019

Monday, 10/14 - No School

Tuesday, 10/15 - Blue Day, Choir, Fall Play Practice

Wednesday, 10/16 - Green Day, FallPlay @ Antioch Middle School 7PM

Thursday, 10/17 - Blue Day, FallPlay @ Antioch Middle School 7PM

Friday, 10/18 - Green Day


SAVE THE DATES:

Monday, 10/21 - Gateway Choir Concert @ Oak Park High School 7PM

Monday, 10/28 - Gateway Choir Concert @ Staley High School 7PM

Monday, 11/4 - Growlin' Grizzly Booster Club Meeting @ 6:30PM

Monday, 11/15 - 2nd Quarter Mid-term

Wednesday-Friday, 11/27-11/29 - No School - Thanksgiving Break


Gateway Lunch Menu


Second Step Topic

This week, your child will think of ways he or she can help new students feel welcome at school.

Family Lesson Question

This week, ask your child to think of a group he or she enjoys being a part of, and what he or she would do to help a new person in the group feel welcome. Tell your child about a time you helped someone new to your community.

Growlin' Grizzly Family Night

Grizzly families. Mark your calendars. Save the date. Let’s have some fun! Our October night out is on Tuesday, October 22nd. It’s going to a a dual night out. More options. More fun! Above All Trampoline Park in Liberty will be waiting for Grizzly supporters from 4-8pm. On the same day, when you’re hungry, stop in at Minsky’s in Liberty for some grub (across the street from Above All). They too are supporting your Grizzlies that night! #StrongerTogether
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Online Safety Information

National Online Safety believes in empowering parents, caretakers, and trusted adults with the information they need to hold informed and age-appropriate conversations about online safety with their child, should they feel it is needed. If your child uses Snapchat, take a moment to read over the following infographic.


Click Here for an easy to read copy.

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After reading Esperanza Rising in Mrs. Abbottt's class and learning about how the characters made yarn dolls, they took advantage of a team day and made yarn dolls together.

Week of October 6, 2019

Monday, 10/7 - Blue Day, Fall Picture Retakes, ACE, Growlin' Grizzly Booster Club Meeting @
6:30PM

Tuesday, 10/8 - Green Day, Choir, Fall Play Practice

Wednesday, 10/9 - Blue Day, NO ACE due to conferences, Parent Teacher Conferences

Thursday, 10/10 - Green Day, Parent Teacher Conferences

Friday, 10/11 - No School


SAVE THE DATES:

Monday, 10/14 - No School

Wednesday, 10/16 and Thursday, 10/17 - Gateway Fall Play @ Antioch Middle School

Monday, 10/21 - Gateway Choir Concert - more details to come

Monday, 10/28 - Gateway Choir Concert - more details to come

Monday, 11/4 - Growlin' Grizzly Booster Club Meeting @ 6:30PM

Monday, 11/18 - Fun Run

Wednesday-Friday, 11/27-11/29 - No School - Thanksgiving Break


Gateway Lunch Menu


Second Step Topic

This week’s lesson teaches students that it’s okay to feel nervous about starting middle school. This lesson talks about common fears students have, lets them know their concerns are normal, and helps them feel like they belong.

Family Lesson Question

This week, ask your child about the adults he or she has met at school. Tell your child about an adult who helped you when you were your child’s age.

Parent Teacher Conferences

We are looking forward to meeting with our students' families this week. If you are unsure of your time or need to schedule a conference, please contact your child's home room teacher.


Wednesday, October 9 - 4:00-8:30 PM

Thursday, October 10, 4:00-8:30 PM

PAWS - October 9 (8:30 - 10:30 AM)

We are celebrating the hard work our students have done during 1st quarter on October 8th with our first PAWS event. During this event students move around the building based on the choices they made during the sign up.


If you are needing to check your student out of school during this time period, please allow plenty of time. As students are allowed to move about the building, it does take some time to call for them, allow them to get their items from their classroom, and then to get to the office. If at all possible, planning to check them out after 10:30 am, would be appreciated.

A note from Growlin' Grizzly Booster Club...

Gateway families, we still have some openings for volunteers during PAWS and Conference meals this week.

Please sign up to help out on Wednesday and Thursday. https://www.signupgenius.com/index.cfm?go=c.SignUpSearch&eid=0FCACBD8FEC4FB6C&cs=09B5BAAE8FBF8B6D7B7A64035BB49BBD&sortby=l.title

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Winner -- Trash Bag Fundraiser Pizza Party...

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Character Trait of the Month Team Representatives -- Positive Attitude

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Staley is hosting their 3rd annual Haunted Hoops basketball camp for boys and girls Tuesday, October 29th. This is a great evening of fellowship and hoops for younger students to enjoy time with high school players.


Registration Form (Click Here)

From Growlin' Grizzly Booster Club

Good afternoon families,

We still have some needs for our upcoming activities at Gateway. Please sign up to help with Conference meal and PAWS.


New volunteer opportunity:

PAWS - This is a fun day during the week, once a quarter where Dr. Kroenke and staff host an afternoon of fun activities for the kids. Teachers manage all the activities, and Booster club helps with set-up, clean up and assisting with activities. Check out the available opportunities for your to help.

Wednesday 10/9: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60B044FABAD22A6F49-paws


Conference meals:

Wednesday 10/9: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60b044fabad22a6f49-conference

Thursday 10/10: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60b044fabad22a6f49-salad

- Meal items: Wednesday 10/9 & Thursday 10/10

- Volunteer help to set up & Clean up: Wednesday 10/9 & Thursday 10/10 Wed


Thanks for your help!

Week of September 30, 2019

Monday, 9/30 - Green Day, ACE, Trash Bag Order Pick Up

Tuesday, 10/1 - Blue Day, Choir, Fall Play Practice, Trash Bag Order Pick Up

Wednesday, 10/2 - Green Day, ACE

Thursday, 10/3 - Blue Day

Friday, 10/4 - Green Day


SAVE THE DATES:

Monday, October 7 - Fall Picture Retakes

Monday, 10/7 - Growlin' Grizzly Booster Club Meeting @ 6:30PM

Wednesday, 10/9 and Thursday, 10/10 - Parent Teacher Conferences

Friday, 10/11 and Monday, 10/14 - No School

Wednesday, 10/16 and Thursday, 10/17 - Gateway Fall Play @ Antioch Middle School

Monday, 10/21 - Gateway Choir Concert - more details to come

Monday, 10/28 - Gateway Choir Concert - more details to come


Gateway Lunch Menu


Second Step Topic

This week’s lesson teaches students that it’s okay to feel nervous about starting middle school. This lesson talks about common fears students have, lets them know their concerns are normal, and helps them feel like they belong.

Family Lesson Question

This week, ask your child about the adults he or she has met at school. Tell your child about an adult who helped you when you were your child’s age.

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Fall Picture Retakes are Scheduled - October 7

If you wish for your child to have their fall school picture retaken, please print and complete the form (link below) and return it to school on October 7th with payment.


Picture Order Form

Gateway Book Fair

Our Scholastic Book Fair is quickly approaching. We'll be open for business the morning of October 7th with morning and afternoon hours through October 10th.
We'd love to see you during our late night conference evenings! Visit our webpage for information on volunteering opportunities, setting up eWallet, visiting the online fair, and our daily hours. As always, if you have any questions, you can reach Mrs. Ellison at 321-4548.

https://bookfairs.scholastic.com/bf/gateway6thgradecenter1

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Week of September 23, 2019

Week at a Glance

Monday, 9/23 - Blue Day, ACE

Tuesday, 9/24 - Green Day, Choir, Fall Play Practice

Wednesday, 9/25 - Blue Day, ACE

Thursday, 9/26 - Green Day, Family Night at Main Event

Friday, 9/27 - Blue Day, Gateway Night at Staley High School Football Game


SAVE THE DATES:

Monday, September 30 and Tuesday, October 1 - Trash Bag Pick Up

Monday, October 7 - Fall Picture Retakes

Monday, 10/7 - Growlin' Grizzly Booster Club Meeting @ 6:30PM

Wednesday, 10/9 and Thursday, 10/10 - Parent Teacher Conferences

Friday, 10/11 and Monday, 10/14 - No School

Wednesday, 10/16 and Thursday, 10/17 - Gateway Fall Play @ Antioch Middle School

Monday, 10/21 - Gateway Choir Concert - more details to come

Monday, 10/28 - Gateway Choir Concert - more details to come


Gateway Lunch Menu


Second Step Topic

In this week’s lesson, students will learn how their brains are changing and how the Second Step Program can help them grow their brains and learn to be successful.

Family Lesson Question

This week, ask your child what he or she is looking forward to learning this year in school. Describe something you enjoyed learning when you were in sixth grade.

Trash Bag Orders DUE MONDAY, September 23

Please send all trash bag orders to school on Monday, September 23. Be sure to:

  • Collect all money at the time of orders
  • Write student's name and team on the order form
  • Arrange for pick up on September 30 or October 1

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A message from our Growlin' Grizzly Booster Club...

Dear Parents and Guardians,

#StrongerTogether is what we will be at the Gateway 6th Grade Center this year. We are working to build a strong community for our kids, families and teachers this year, and you are essential to helping us make that happen. Thank you for signing up for the Growlin' Grizzly Booster Club support our kids in their sixth-grade year. Our executive board has been busy getting things started for the year, and we have so much we want to plan, but we need the help of additional parents to lead our committees.

Please consider signing up to be a co-chair for one of these committees: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60B044FABAD22A6F49-20192020


  • Membership Committee
  • Staff Appreciation Committee
  • Family Fun Committee
  • Volunteer Committee


❓Have more questions, please reach out to Jennifer Sapp @ 816-456-7911.

https://www.facebook.com/growlingrizzlyboosterclub/

growlingrizzly6@gmail.com


Thank you for your support, we can’t wait to work with you!

Jennifer Sapp

VP of Committees

Growlin’ Grizzly Booster Club ’19 -‘20

Jenn Sapp

AtHomeWithJenn@gmail.com

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LAST CHANCE to order Vocal Music T-shirts!

Vocal Music shirts orders are due Monday, September 23. Students were given forms last week during class.

Week of September 16, 2019

LAST WEEK to Sell Trash Bags

This is our last week to sell trash bags The team who sells the most trash bags will win a pizza party. All funds raised will stay at the school and be used to provide items and experiences for the students.


Students are selling trash bags for $11 a roll, regardless the size.


There are a variety of sizes:

White tall kitchen bags (65 per roll)

Yellow 39-gallon trash bags (25 per roll)

Blue 55-gallon trash bags (16 per roll)


Orders are due September 23. Please collect the cash or check at the time of the order. Checks should be made out to Growlin' Grizzly Booster Club.


Trash bags will be available for pick up at Gateway on September 30 and October 1.

Second Step Curriculum Begins Monday

Our mission at Gateway includes educating the whole child, academically, socially, and emotionally. Each week our students and teachers participate in class meetings. These meetings help build community and understanding. We want your child to be successful in school, and that means going beyond the basics. Excelling in academic classes is important, but students also need to know how to learn, make good decisions, handle strong emotions, and get along with others.


This week, we'll begin the Second Step Middle School Program, which focuses on skills and concepts that are designed to help students both in and out of school. These include:


Mindsets and Goals: Students learn about ways to grow their brains and get smarter, along with research-based strategies for achieving goals and handling difficult situations.


Values and Friendships: Students learn to identify their personal values and use those values to make good decisions and build strong, positive relationships.


Thoughts, Emotions, and Decisions: Students learn the positive role emotions play in their lives, how to handle unhelpful thoughts and strong emotions, and specific strategies for calming down.


Serious Peer Conflicts: Students learn how to identify and avoid serious conflicts, resolve conflicts that can't be avoided, think about other people's perspectives, and help stop bullying and harassment at school.


Each week, we will include a brief statement sharing the topic that will be discussed during class meetings (located in Week at a Glance section). The topic will span a two-week time frame. Also included is a Family Question to spark conversation at home.


ParenTeenConnect.org, a free website for parents and their teens created by the makers of the Second Step Program, is a great resource for middle school families. It provides expert advice and practical tools for dealing with real parent-teen issues.


If you have any questions about the Second Step Middle School Program, please do not hesitate to contact our counselors, Lisa Hayden and Shauna Pope, for more information. Thank you for supporting your child in learning the skills and concepts that lead to success in school and in life.

Character Trait of the Month

Each month we will highlight one of eight character traits. This month's trait is Positive Attitude.


A positive attitude can affect your life favorably in all areas, improving your mental and physical health. People with a positive outlook, view life, challenges, and the situations they go through, with confidence and are sure they can deal with them. People with a positive attitude will not let failure or obstacles stand in their way, and will always try to find ways to overcome them. Such a person would rather learn from past mistakes and move on. A person with a positive state of mind does not dwell on the problems and difficulties of the past, and does not let them dictate his or her life. People who maintain a positive approach to life situations and challenges are able to move forward more constructively than those who become stuck in a negative attitude. People who possess this attitude are easier to get along with, are happy, and they spread joy around them.


Students and staff who demonstrate the trait throughout the month will be awarded a certificate. Each home room teacher will choose 1 student who exemplifies the trait through their words and actions to be celebrated during a brief gathering at the end of the month.

We need you!

#Stronger Together is Gateway's message this year and how true that is! When we come together, were form a community that can provide an amazing experience for our kids. While we are at Gateway for 1 year, it is our child's only 6th grade year! Let's make it a memorable one! Please consider volunteering at one of the many opportunities below.


If you have questions, please don't hesitate to reach out to Jennifer Sapp AtHomeWithJenn@gmail.com



Volunteer Opportunities - Click Here


Main Event Fundraiser - Click Here


Trash Bag Fundraiser - Click Here


Wacky Wednesday - Click Here

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Book Fair

We are looking for volunteers to run the registers at our book fair October 7th-10th. No experience needed. Please consider signing up.


Sign Up Here

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Feast with the Falcons is an annual tailgate meal for Falcons, friends, families and feeder schools served before the Homecoming game in the tent outside the DAC. Each ticket buys a hamburger or hot dog, chips, drink, dessert and entry into several raffles! 100% of each ticket sale goes back to help the activities and groups at Staley. Come show your community spirit and cheer on our Falcons! Tickets can be bought at this link:


Buy Tickets Here

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Special Addition

Growlin' Grizzly Booster Club

We need you!

#Stronger Together is Gateway's message this year and how true that is! When we come together, were form a community that can provide an amazing experience for our kids. While we are at Gateway for 1 year, it is our child's only 6th grade year! Let's make it a memorable one! Please consider volunteering at one of the many opportunities below.


If you have questions, please don't hesitate to reach out to Jennifer Sapp AtHomeWithJenn@gmail.com



Volunteer Opportunities - Click Here


Main Event Fundraiser - Click Here


Trash Bag Fundraiser - Click Here


Wacky Wednesday - Click Here

Week of September 9, 2019

Attendance

School Attendance


School attendance for school-age children is compulsory by Missouri Law, therefore regular attendance is expected of each student enrolled in the North Kansas City School District. As a public school in Missouri, we adhere to the guidelines set forth by MSIP 5 (Missouri School Improvement Plan). State guidelines deem attendance rates of 95% or better as necessary for optimal learning and rates below 90% as unsatisfactory. When a student's attendance falls below 90%, the school will notify the parent/guardian.



Students should strive to maintain a good attendance record. There is a direct relationship between school attendance, academic achievement and success in school. Frequent absence of a student from the classroom disrupts the continuity of the learning process, and places undo stress on the child and family. Missouri utilizes a school’s attendance rate as part of the accreditation process for schools and districts. We know it is of great importance to the parents and patrons of the North Kansas City School District that our school and district remain highly accredited. Optimal attendance is an integral part of that endeavor.



Partial-day absences, late arrivals, and early check-outs count against a child’s attendance. We ask that parents avoid scheduling appointments, out of town events, vacations, etc. during school. If your child has an important appointment that cannot be scheduled outside of school hours, please try to have your child at school before and after the appointment as much as possible. Please avoid checking them out early after you have visited for lunch or an event during the school day.



Attendance is closely monitored with monthly reports and parents will be notified and asked to address attendance concerns. By board policy and law, on-going concerns may meet criteria to be reported to legal authorities.



Please inform the school by 8:45 a.m. on the day of your child’s absence if your child will not be in attendance. If your child will miss several days, you only need to call the first day and state the days of absence. If no contact is made by 8:45 a.m., every attempt will be made to reach a parent or emergency contact to verify the reason for the absence to ensure the child’s safety and parent awareness of their child’s whereabouts.



School attendance is an important part of a student's success. Each day throughout the year is important and valued. It is impossible to truly make-up the entire learning experience. Teamwork, question and answer sessions, individual and small group discussions with the teacher, and encore classes are just a few of the valuable experiences that cannot be “sent home.” In working together as a team, we can help to make sure your child has a successful year. As Grizzlies, we strive to make each and every day count!

Growlin' Grizzly Booster Club Meeting

Monday, Sep. 9th, 6:30pm

Gateway Library Media Center

Please join us for our Growlin' Grizzly Booster Club Meeting. You can put your name in for a drawing for your child to win free ice cream one time a week for the month of September.

Scouts




Boys and girls 11-17 years old with a love for adventure, the outdoors, STEM learning, or just plain FUN are invited to join Scouts BSA Troop 1247.


Monday, September 16th at 7:00 pm, the Troop will be at Gateway to show kids what Scouting is like. We’ll have fun activities, we’ll answer questions, and we’ll be able to sign Scouts up that night. If you have questions beforehand, you can contact Scoutmasters Jeremy Fuksa (scoutmaster.boys@scouting247.org) or Sarah Reynolds (scoutmaster.girls@scouting247.org).

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Week of September 2, 2019

Win a Pizza Party!

The team who sells the most trash bags will enjoy a pizza party provided by the Growlin' Grizzly Booster Club.

Trash Bag Fundraiser

Funds raised will be used to provide PAWS activities, end-of-year celebrations, and other events/items throughout the this school year.


Students are selling trash bags for $11 a roll, regardless the size.


There are a variety of sizes:

White tall kitchen bags (65 per roll)

Yellow 39-gallon trash bags (25 per roll)

Blue 55-gallon trash bags (16 per roll)


Orders are due September 23. Please collect the cash or check at the time of the order. Checks should be made out to Growlin' Grizzly Booster Club. Please secure checks to order forms.


Trash bags will be available for pick up at Gateway on September 30 and October 1.

Students celebrating the first 2 weeks of school with mini PAWS...

My Payments Plus Update

This information will also be sent home through backpack mail on Tuesday, September 3.


North Kansas City Schools is aware that many families are experiencing difficulty when trying to pay for Risk Management online through MyPaymentsPlus. The district is working with the vendor to ensure the product functions as expected. In the meantime, families are encouraged to log in to MyPaymentsPlus and then select “Return to Classic MyPayments” on the lower right hand side of the dashboard. This selection appears to allow users to choose the Risk Management payment option under “Other School Fee’s” and fill out the form with no issues.

Given the difficulties many have experienced, NKC Schools will continue to accept payment for the Risk Management Program through September 15 as an activity option, after the deadline parents will have to turn in the device at the school and have technology thoroughly inspect the device before they can pay for the insurance. Payments can also be made at the school with the paper form signed until this extended deadline as well. For more details about the Risk Management Program for both iPads and MacBooks, visit https://www.nkcschools.org/Domain/142 and scroll down the page just a bit.

Payment for other activities will remain available through the regularly scheduled dates.

Thanks,

Rol

Roland Hamik, CPA

Director - Accounting

(816) 321-6883

roland.hamik@nkcschools.org

Girls on the Run Heart and Sole Team

Please consider signing your daughter up for our Girls on the Run Heart and Sole team at Gateway! It is a program designed just for middle school girls to help them develop a positive self-image, stand up to peer pressure, and strive to set goals and become strong leaders while also having fun and being active. It is a great program. We will be meeting on Mondays and Wednesdays during ACE from 3:30 to 5:00. Each time we meet we will provide a healthy snack, lesson, and age approach conditioning and training for the 5k we run at the end of the season. The girls will be able to ride the ACE bus home most weeks, the only exceptions are when ACE is not meeting, we still will. There are need based scholars to help cover the fee if that is a limitation. Please consider signing your daughter up! Feel free to email me if you have any questions or if you need a scholarship. Spots are limited and we start September 9, so sign up quickly! Thanks!!

Here is the link to sign up: https://www.nkcschools.org/lifelonglearning

Questions, please email Amanda.dillon@nkcschools.org

Link to Directions

Future Oakie Nights

Fall

September 7 - Spirit Squad Clinic @ 10AM-1PM, OPHS

September 10 - Boys' Soccer @6:30PM, OPHS

September 13 - Spirit Squad Performance @ 7PM OPHS

September 19 - Volleyball @ 6:30PM, OPHS

October 4 - Football Homecoming @ 7PM OPHS

*Clinics require registration and are not included in free admission*


Winter

February 14 - Girls' and Boys' Basketball @ 5:30PM, OPHS


Spring

April 27 - Girls' Soccer @ 6:30PM, OPHS


Stay up to date by following Future Oakies on Twitter - @futureoakies or by liking Future Oakies on Facebook.

Staley - Future Falcon Nights

Fall

September 5 - Girls' Volleyball @ 7PM, SHS

September 19 - Boys' Soccer @ 6:30PM, SHS


Winter

December 16 - Girls' Basketball @ 7PM, SHS

December 17 - Boys'/Girls' Wrestling @ 5PM, SHS

January 10 - Boys' Basketball


Spring

TBD - Girls' Soccer


Stay up to date at: www.N2SportsStaley.org

Contact: staleyfuturefalcons@gmail.com

iPad Passcodes

Students are asked to only use the lunch number as their passcode on the school-issued iPad. When a different passcode is entered many problems can arise. In the event an iPad needs to be serviced, and the passcode is not identical to the student's lunch number, then the tech department must find the student to figure out the passcode or wipe it and start over, possibly losing information. Additionally, once the student is reached to enter the unknown passcode, that student may or may not remember the passcode, presenting another problem if they don't.


Please encourage your child to leave the passcode set as their lunch number. We appreciate your assistance in this matter.

Week of August 26, 2019

We had a great turn out at our Parent Information Night last week. We know that this is your child's only year in 6th grade. We work hard to prepare each child by providing a firm foundation in the academic and the social aspects of middle school and beyond. Investing in this year will help to get your child on the path to a strong and successful journey toward graduation.


Thank you for partnering with us this year! If you were not able to join us at Parent Information Night, please use the following links to review the team's presentations.


Ambassadors' Team

Champions' Team

Explorers' Team

Lobos' Team

Marvels' Team

Pirates' Team

ACE

ACE begins on Monday, August 26.


Sessions begin as soon as the busses have been dismissed. Session 1 ends at 4:10pm, and students may be picked up by car at that time. Session 2 will begin at 4:20 and will end at approximately 5:05. Busses will load as they arrive from New Mark and Antioch.

First Week Video

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2019 MAP Scores

5th grade MAP scores will be handed out at Parent Teacher Conferences on October 9 and 10. Please access following letter for further information regarding the scores.


MAP Letter

Spirit Day - Show your team spirit by wearing your team shirt or color!

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Team T-Shirts

Students will have many opportunities to wear their team shirts during spirit days and assemblies. If you haven't got your shirt yet, be sure to order one for the next spirit day!


Our next team spirit day is Friday, September 20.


T-shirt Order Form

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Growlin' Grizzly Booster Club Fundraiser - Trash Bag Sales

Our Growlin' Grizzly Booster Club fundraiser is underway! Students received their order forms on Monday, August 19. All funds raised will stay at the school and be used to provide items and experiences for the students.


Students are selling trash bags for $11 a roll, regardless the size.


There are a variety of sizes:

White tall kitchen bags (65 per roll)

Yellow 39-gallon trash bags (25 per roll)

Blue 55-gallon trash bags (16 per roll)


Orders are due September 23. Please collect the cash or check at the time of the order. Checks should be made out to Growlin' Grizzly Booster Club.


Trash bags will be available for pick up at Gateway on September 30 and October 1.

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Week of August 19, 2019

Great Start

We've had a marvelous start to our new year! As it is a transition year, we begin slowly easing students into the world of freedom and changes that come with middle school. The students are quickly becoming familiar with the school, the teachers, and their new schedules. As I visit with them at lunch, we talk about the new friends they've met and what they love about their first days as a Grizzly. Our teachers have spent the last three days helping students become acclimated to the middle school world. Many activities centered around team work, kindness, and meeting new people. We also devoted a several lessons on being a responsible and safe digital citizen. Teachers introduced students to Canvas, PowerSchool and Box. All programs/tools we will use in the classroom this year.


We look forward to partnering with you this year as we help your children take the first step onto the PATH of secondary education. Building these foundations and putting good habits in place during 6th grade helps to make future years successful!

Parent Information Night

Parent information nights are on August 19th and 20th. Listed below are the sessions scheduled for each team. Please plan to attend the session that is specific to your child's assigned team. Teachers will begin their presentation at the time listed. This is NOT an open house format.


August 19

Session 1 - Teams: Champions and Ambassadors

5:30-6:15 PM


Session 2 - Teams: Pirates and Lobos

6:45-7:30 PM


August 20

Session 1 - Teams: Marvels and Explorers

5:30-6:15 PM


Please see the picture below if your child is enrolled in Math 7 or Pre-Algebra.

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Picture Make-Ups

This day is only for students who DID NOT get their ID/Yearbook picture taken during registration, will need to have their pictures taken on August 20th. If you wish to purchase a packet of pictures, please complete the form and return it to school on August 20th.


A retake opportunity will be at a later date.


School Picture Order Form

A.C.E - After Class Events

After Class Events (ACE) occur on Mondays and Wednesdays for 6 weeks during the quarter. Students are given the opportunity to sign up for the different offerings. Some offerings have limited enrollment. To participate, we ask that each student pay $10 per quarter. First quarter is due by August 26.


Information and Expectations



  • To keep our students safe, any student whose ride has not arrived by 5:00 PM will ride the after-school bus home.
  • Students may bring a snack from home if they are staying for both sessions.
  • Students must adhere to Gateway's school-wide and classroom expectations.
  • Please sign up for only one club per session on Sign-Up Genius (link below). There are no 2nd and 3rd choices.
  • Please sign up using the student's name.
  • Once the Sign-Up is full for each club, that club is closed for new sign ups.
  • If your student is not in a 2nd session activity, the WILL need a ride home at 4:10 PM.



First Quarter ACE Offerings are:


  • Study Lab - time to get help with work or finish up work not completed in class
  • Math Lab - get help with math
  • Chess Club
  • Team Sports
  • Battle of the Brains
  • Walking Club
  • Choir (Tuesday Only - no bus service)
  • Fall Play (Monday and Wednesday, Sessions 1 & 2 and Tuesday, Sessions 1 & 2)


To read more about each event, please follow the link to the 1st Quarter Ace Brochure.

Please use the following link to sign up for an ACE offering.


Sign Up Here


Sessions begin as soon as the busses have been dismissed. Session 1 ends at 4:10pm, and students may be picked up by car at that time. Session 2 will begin at 4:20 and will end at approximately 5:05. Busses will load as they arrive from New Mark and Antioch.

Growlin' Grizzly Booster Club Fundraiser - Trash Bag Sales

Our Growlin' Grizzly Booster Club fundraiser will begin Monday, August 19. All funds raised will stay at the school and be used to provide items and experiences for the students.


Students are selling trash bags for $11 a roll, regardless the size.


There are a variety of sizes:

White tall kitchen bags (65 per roll)

Yellow 39-gallon trash bags (25 per roll)

Blue 55-gallon trash bags (16 per roll)


Orders are due September 23. Please collect the cash or check at the time of the order. Checks should be made out to Growlin' Grizzly Booster Club.


Trash bags will be available for pick up at Gateway on September 30 and October 1.

No School

There will be a 1/2 day dismissal on August 30 for professional development. Teachers will engage in learning opportunities during the afternoon following a dismissal at 11:30.


School will not be in session on September 2 in honor of the Labor Day holiday. We look forward to welcoming all of our students back on September 3rd.

Week of August 12, 2019

Welcome!

Welcome to the 2019-2020 school year! We are very excited to get the year started and look forward to welcoming our new 6th graders to Gateway on August 14, 2019.


Many students stopped by on July 29th and 30th to tour the people, complete registration, and pick up their schedules/team assignments. If you were unable to make it on these days, please feel free to call the office for the information or stop by Gateway Tuesday, August 13th, after 12:00 pm.


Each week, a newsletter will be emailed to the email addresses we have on file. The newsletter is updated, with new information on top. We purposefully do not delete previous week's information, as it will allow parents/guardians to search for information if needed.

Parent Information Nights

Parent information nights are on August 19th and 20th. Listed below are the sessions scheduled for each team. Please plan to attend the session that is specific to your child's assigned team. Teachers will begin their presentation at the time listed. This is NOT an open house format.


August 19

Session 1 - Teams: Champions and Ambassadors

5:30-6:15 PM


Session 2 - Teams: Pirates and Lobos

6:45-7:30 PM


August 20

Session 1 - Teams: Marvels and Explorers

5:30-6:15 PM

Car Rider Line

The car rider drop off and pick up line is located in the front of the building. Please plan to always pull all the way up to the far end of the loop to drop off and pick up. We need to be able to get as many cars in the drive as possible so 92nd Street avoids begin backed up and blocking busses.


At the secondary level, parents are not asked to place a name placard in the window. We trust that students are able to safely identify their ride/driver. Also, parents do not need to notify the office regarding a change in transportation. We ask that you communicate this to your child at home, prior to leaving for school. In the event of an emergency, and transportation needs do change, please call the office, when possible, before 2:00PM. After 2:00PM, we will do our best to get the message to the student, but cannot guarantee that it will be received in time due to the high volume of visitors and phone calls in the office at that time.


In the afternoon, the pick up line will run a double line. For safety reasons, we do not allow students to walk down the sidewalk to cars or load past the crossing lane. We appreciate your patience and understanding with this process. Our number one goal is to keep all kids safe! Please see the diagram below for more information.

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SAGE

SAGE will begin the week of August 19th. Students attend on a day that is assigned by team.


Thursdays: Explorers and Marvels

Fridays: Pirates, Lobos, Ambassadors, Champions

Nurse

Our nurse, Mrs. Tate, will always be the one to call should your student be ill and not able to remain at school. We ask that students do not call their parents asking to be picked up because they do not feel well. We always encourage the students to visit with the nurse, which will allow her to determine if a brief rest or snack would remedy the situation. Should a child not feel well, is running a temperature, or has gotten sick, Mrs. Tate will call and inform the parent/guardian of the circumstances. If a child is running a temperature or has gotten sick, he/she will need to be picked up from school.


If your child should call you from the class phone or text/call from his/her cell phone, we ask that you call the nurse's office to confirm that he/she is needing to be picked up due to an illness.

Team T-Shirt Order Form

Students will have many opportunities to wear their team shirts during spirit days and assemblies. If you haven't got your shirt yet, be sure to order one for the next spirit day!


Our first team spirit day is Friday, August 23rd.


T-shirt Order Form

Trash Bags for Sale!

Our Growlin' Grizzly Booster Club fundraiser will begin August 19. All funds raised will stay at the school and be used to provide items and experiences for the students.


Students are selling trash bags for $11 a roll, regardless the size.


There are a variety of sizes:

White tall kitchen bags (65 per roll)

Yellow 39-gallon trash bags (25 per roll)

Blue 55-gallon trash bags (16 per roll)


Orders are due September 23. Please collect the cash or check at the time of the order. Checks should be made out to Growlin' Grizzly Booster Club.


Trash bags will be available for pick up at Gateway on September 30th.

School Picture Make Up Date

Students who were not able to get their ID/Yearbook picture taken during registration, will need to have their pictures taken on August 20th. If you wish to purchase a packet of pictures, please complete the form and return it to school on August 20th.


School Picture Order Form

Growlin' Grizzly Booster Club Meetings

Join us for our monthly Growlin' Grizzly Booster Club meeting on the first Monday of each month (if school is in session). We will begin our meetings at 6:30 PM and conclude no later than 7:30 PM. Each month reports are shared about past events, as well as those scheduled in the following months.


September 9

October 7

November 4

December - No Meeting

January 6

February 3

March 2

April 6

May 4