Gage Community School Connection

September 9, 2016 Edition

Super Start

This week was full of energy as our students started their new school year. There were lots of smiles and hugs as everyone reunited, ready to learn!

We were also able to welcome all of our new kindergarten families to Gage! We had great help throughout the week from our bilingual staff and Amy Baker from PAIIR. Partnerships are so vital to making Gage the best it can be and we are thankful for those already in place!

A lot of the information included in this edition is a repeat from the last one. As we get our communication with families up and running we want to make sure everyone is able to get the information. In the future things will be more original from week to week!

Fit Families, Fun Fridays

Our first #FitFamily event happened today from 4:30-5:30! We had 10 families come play, explore the Gage garden, and take home some goodies from our partner, University of Minnesota Extension. The weather was not perfect for us, but we played in the sprinkles and got our active minutes in! Be on the lookout for information coming soon about next month's Fit Family, Fun Friday event on October 7th - mark your calendar now!

Kindergarten Parent Village

Wednesday, Sep. 14th, 6:30-7:30pm

1300 40th Street Northwest

Rochester, MN

Our kindergarten families are invited to share time together facilitated by Amy Baker from PAIIR to talk about life as a kindergarten family. We are so excited to get to know you better!

Using the Resource Room

Using the Resource Room 16-17

Gage Calendars

In an effort to keep everyone up to date on all of the amazing things happening here at Gage each week we are trying a new calendar option. It is a web-based tool that allows you to save one link that will be continuously updated as the year goes on. Within the calendar, viewers can change the way they see events, print a weekly agenda, easily share events on Twitter/Facebook, and save events from the calendar into their own Outlook Calendar.

You may save the link(s) that apply most to you to make checking out upcoming events easy!

Gage Events:

Parent/Family Events:


1st Grade:

2nd Grade:

3rd Grade:

4th Grade:

5th Grade:

Facilitating Family

We are so excited to continue building relationships with families this year!

As a first step, please let your child's teacher(s) know the best way to contact you and be sure to ask them the best way to contact them in return!

If you have a question about something and aren't sure who to ask, you're welcome to start with Mrs. Marquardt (contact information is below!) or call our Gage Office - we'll help get you the answers you're seeking!

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Powerful Partnerships

As a Community School, we are always looking to expand the partnerships we have with other individuals and organizations who share our mission of supporting student success. Throughout the year we will highlight those partnerships in this space as a way to let you know about the great things happening at Gage and give you additional information about the other things our partners may provide the community. We are stronger together!
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