Gates Mills Gazette
September 29, 2023
Dear Fox Family,
Gates Mills Elementary students worked hard this month by setting classroom goals in sportsmanship, reading, math, kindness and school pride. Each classroom earned all of their goals and they were able to participate in a flag football game with some special guests. Each class had the opportunity to play against our very own Mayfield High School football players while our Mayfield band cheered us on! A very special thank you to Coach Bandiera, Mr. Treiber and Principal Linn for their support!
We kicked off our WALKATHON fundraiser this week. This is our schools biggest fundraiser of the year. Our annual Walkathon promotes the importance of exercise, teamwork, and philanthropy to our students, and your tax deductible donation supports student activities, educational enrichment, teacher appreciation and more! Please go to the GATES MILLS DONATION LINK and enter your donation amount, and then select your student's grade, or make a school donation. Cash and checks made payable to Gates Mills PTC will be accepted. More information about our Walkathon can be found below.
Save the date for our annual Fall Fest on Friday, October 6th from 5:30-7:00 pm at Gates Mills Elementary. We will have pizza, pumpkin decorating, face painting, fall crafts, a chili cook-off, caramel apples and hayrides. Please return the RSVP form that was sent home earlier this week if you plan on attending. We look forward to seeing you there!
Principal, Gates Mills Elementary
Our annual Walkathon promotes the importance of exercise, teamwork, and philanthropy to our students, and your tax deductible donation supports student activities, educational enrichment, teacher appreciation and more!
Please go to the GATES MILLS DONATION LINK and enter your donation amount, and then select your student's grade, or make a school donation. Cash and checks made payable to Gates Mills PTC will be accepted.
The students will walk in the Walkathon during their physical education classes the week of October 16th. Specific dates and times for each classroom will be sent out soon and volunteers will be invited to cheer our students on!
- The grade that raises the most donation money wins a pizza party and a movie or electronics day
- The grade that walks the highest average number of laps wins a pizza party and a movie or electronics day
- The grade that brings in the most spare change for penny wars wins a popsicle party
- The student that walks the most laps in each class wins a $5 Five Below gift card
- The student that walks the most laps in the entire school wins lunch and a ride in the cruiser with Officer Arch!
A Note From The Clinic
New Student Lunch
Free Girls Basketball Clinics
We are offering basketball clinics in early October for any current 3-8th grade students. Please click on the below link for more information and to sign up.
Gates Mills PTC
The Gates Mills Elementary School Parent Teacher Club (PTC) provides support and enhancement for every student and family at Gates Mills. This is done through a variety of educational, social, and service events. The PTC at Gates Mills is an active and positive group that welcomes participation at any level.
Our parent volunteers at Gates Mills are extremely valued and important. There are numerous opportunities throughout the year to participate in your child’s education, including in the classroom, on field trips, and as a member of the PTC. Volunteers are part of the reason Gates Mills Elementary is such a great school! If you are interested in volunteering for PTC activities, please email your interest to firstname.lastname@example.org or join us at one of our monthly zoom meetings. Any amount of time and help is welcomed!
- Meetings take place the first Tuesday of each month via zoom
Contributions: PTC contributions at any level are an important part of making Gates Mills School successful. Funds help the PTC pay for classroom parties, school social events, picnics, field trips, school wide assemblies, items for the school, teacher gifts, luncheons, graduation activities, and more.
Contribution link: https://gates-mills-school-parent-teacher-club-2023-2024.cheddarup.com
2023-2024 PTC Board
Meghan Perez, President
Becky Manning, Vice President
Suz Rea, Treasurer
Larissa Gregorin, Secretary
School Bus Information
School bus schedules are published on our website, they have been updated for the 2034-2024 school year. Please check the following website for busing information:
- Bus schedules are tentative and may need to be adjusted. Your patience is appreciated.
- Students should be at their stop 10 minutes before the expected pick-up time.
- Buses cannot wait for tardy students and must remain on schedule.
- All Kindergarten students must be met at the bus stop by an adult or they will be returned to school and a parent/guardian will need to pick them up.
Youth Travel Basketball League
Before & After Care
The Mayfield City School District will be partnering with Right At School for before and after school care and enrichment for the 2023-2024 school year. Please see the below link for additional information about their program and for registration.
Please make sure you register at Center Elementary School. There will be busing to and from Center for all Gates Mills Students.
October Lunch Menu
Mayfield students in grades K and 1 will have 1:1 access to a tablet. This device will stay at school. Mayfield students in grades 2-5 will use a district-issued Chromebook, and students may use this device at home. Families are responsible for charging it at home each evening.
Additional information about student devices can be found on our District Technology Department website.
Annual Update OLR
OLR Update - Must be completed for ALL students
Please update each student's OLR (On line registration) in Infinite Campus prior to the first day of school. Even if there are no changes you must go through each screen for each student to verify all information is current. This process is not complete until you press the submit button. Thank you for making sure all emergency contact information is up to date for us.
Our District Calendar has gone digital! Our District Calendar will be automatically updated as dates and events are changed. You can access the District Calendar via this link:
Laurel Ravida, Principal, email@example.com
Chris DiMarino, School Counselor, firstname.lastname@example.org
Megan Dougherty, School Psychologist, email@example.com
Michele Ambrogio, School Secretary, firstname.lastname@example.org