Gateway Library Newsletter
Good luck on testing this month, Gators! You got this!
- Lunch/CHOMP Policy
- May Activities
- Star Wars Poster Giveaway
- May the Fourth Reads
- About Asian and Pacific Islander Heritage Month
- Asian and Pacific Islander Reads
- About Mental Health Awareness Month
- Book of the Month: (Don't) Call me Crazy
- Nonfiction section of the month: Mental Health
- CHOMP Newsletter
- Teacher Sections
You will not be able to eat in the library this year due to COVID. Starting on March 7, masks will be optional in the building, but lunch is still prohibited due to state mandated contact tracing rules. During the school day, the library may be closed during specific periods such as when it is being used by a class or for a special event. Please refer to the schedule posted outside the door to see if the library is open. To come to the library during lunch or CHOMP time, fill out an ehallpass to Ms. Kohout for her to accept then show your teacher your approved pass.
May the Fourth Poster Giveaway
Asian and Pacific American Heritage Month
May is Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month – a celebration of Asians and Pacific Islanders in the United States. A rather broad term, Asian/Pacific encompasses all of the Asian continent and the Pacific islands of Melanesia, Micronesia and Polynesia.
The month of May was chosen to commemorate the immigration of the first Japanese to the United States on May 7, 1843, and to mark the anniversary of the completion of the transcontinental railroad on May 10, 1869. The majority of the workers who laid the tracks were Chinese immigrants. To learn more about Asian and Pacific American heritage month, click here!
(Information from asianpacificheritage.gov)
Mental Health Awareness Month
Millions of people in the U.S. are affected by mental illness each year. It’s important to measure how common mental illness is, so we can understand its physical, social and financial impact — and so we can show that no one is alone. These numbers are also powerful tools for raising public awareness, stigma-busting and advocating for better health care.
1 in 5 U.S. adults experience mental illness each year
1 in 20 U.S. adults experience serious mental illness each year
1 in 6 U.S. youth aged 6-17 experience a mental health disorder each year
50% of all lifetime mental illness begins by age 14, and 75% by age 24
Suicide is the second leading cause of death among people aged 10-34
(Information from the National Alliance on Mental Illness)
To learn more about mental health by the numbers, click here!