November 10th, 2023
Attendance Secretary: Grace.Caton@avondaleschools.org
Location: 1435 W. Auburn Rd, Rochester Hills, MI 48309
Phone: (248) 537-6400
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We want to wish everyone who celebrates, a very happy Diwali!
Sip & Chat
Positivity Project Trait of the Week
Positivity Project Resources
Gratitude - Strength Family Letter
Dear Families, This week our school community will be focusing on the character strength of Gratitude. Gratitude means you are aware of and thankful for good things that happen. Gratitude is the quality of feelings and expressing thankfulness and appreciation. It is an affirmation that there...
The 3rd edition of the Griffin Post just published! The blurb below comes from one of our "Around the World with the Griffin Post" articles. If you want to read the entire article, go to: griffin-post.weebly.com
"A vibrant culture, stunning natural landscapes, and a complex history makes Brazil one of the most captivating countries in the world."
Coats for the Cold
4th Grade Project
Our 4th graders are doing a community service project called, "Coats for the Cold." This is sponsored by the Oakland County Sheriff's Department. The 4th graders are so excited to see how many coats they can collect for our community. Thank you!
Lost and Found
Our lost and found has gotten pretty full! There are lots of jackets looking for their owners. Please take a look at the video below, and see if you recognize anything as yours! If you do recognize it, please have your student bring it home with them, or email email@example.com , and I can be sure to get it to your student.
8th Grade Fundraiser
GATE is currently looking for volunteers to assist during the lunchtime period of 11:00a.m-1:30p.m. We are looking for individuals to help outside as well as in the cafeteria. You are not required to commit to every day, you can come and volunteer any availability you may have. We are so grateful for any and all time you can give. If you are interested in being a lunchtime volunteer, you will need to have a district volunteer form filled out an approved. You can find the volunteer form here. We will need a copy of your ID in order to submit.
You can sign up to volunteer here:
Please visit the link below to learn more about robotics!
After School Clubs
Important Club Notices:
Math Pentathlon pickup is at the MAIN doors.
Young Rembrandts now has rolling registration! Join any week and pay the prorated price.
Registration for Art and Yearbook club is full and registration is closed. If you have registered but not paid yet please do so immediately in order to maintain your spot.
MATH OLYMPIAD PARENTS: please note that class is now extended until 4:40. We will be giving the students about 10-15 minutes to play outside between dismissal and class starting at 3:20. Please remind your student to bring coat-hat-gloves (and anything else they need from their lockers for dismissal) to Math Olympiad. Also if you have any Halloween candy you’d like to “ghost” we would love to have it for rewards. Thank you!
Please remember- if your student is signed up for an after school club, they need to be picked up promptly at the clubs dismissal. Please do not enter the building to pickup your student, the club staff will bring them out at dismissal time.
Mad Science - 3:20-4:20 pick up at main doors
Wednesdays: Feb 7, 14, 21, 28 Mar 6, 13, 20 Apr 3, 10
Thursdays: Nov 30, Dec 7, 14, 21 Jan 11, 25 Feb 1, 8
Karate - 3:20-4:20 pick up at Meadows doors
Mondays: Jan 22, 29 Feb 5, 12, 26 Mar 4, 11, 18// $104 + $25 for strike pads
Soccer -3:20-5:15 pick up at Meadows doors
Tuesdays: Apr 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 May 7, 14, 21, 28 Jun 4 - $139
Greg Jones Speed and Agility - 3:20-4:20 pick up at Meadows doors
Tuesdays: Dec 5, 12, 19 Jan 9, 16, 23, 30 - $210
Young Rembrandts (Grades 2-5)
Details and registration information: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1RwDUlUrlwBEW82o6R2MbCGFWcfQ3l2wc/view?usp=sharing
Thursdays starting 11/2
If you have completed the registration form please ensure you have sent a payment check. Registration isn’t considered complete until payment is received.
Futsal - 3:20-5:15 pick up at Meadows doors
Tuesdays Feb 6, 13, 20, 27 Mar 5, 12, 19// $99
Basketball has limited spaces left!
Basketball - 3:20 -5:15 pick up at Meadows doors
Wednesdays Nov 29 Dec 6, 13, 20 Jan 10, 17, 24, 31// $112
Golf via TGA 3:20-4:20 pick up at Meadows doors
Wednesdays Apr 24 May 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 Jun 5
$175 - link to follow.
Paddles and Racquets - 3:20-5:15 pick up at Meadows doors
Thursdays Feb 22, 29 Mar 7, 14, 21 Apr 4, 11, 25 May 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 - $180
*This course has rolling enrollment. Join anytime for a prorated fee!
Staff Lounge Restock
Calling all 4th and 5th grade families!
Let's give thanks to our wonderful GATE Teachers and Staff by stocking the lounge with some of their favorite drinks and snacks! Please sign-up through the links below and deliver any donations Monday, November 13 through Wednesday, November 15th no later than 3pm. Donations should be left in the vestibule of the main doors or with the office. Remember to check out other items on the Amazon Wish List and select the convenient GATE delivery option for items to be shipped directly to the school.
Sign-up Genius contains drinks and fresh items https://www.signupgenius.com/go/9040D4CAAAF2BABF85-45802101-stock
Amazon Wish List contains sweet and salty snacks along with non-perishable items https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/DLN95IM6LY51?ref_=wl_share
A reminder that other grades will have a chance to sponsor a lounge re-stock in future months.
Parent Education Speaker Series
PTO Parent Education Speaker Series Presents SRO Gomez
Kids and Social Media - Everything a Parent Should Know!
Just a couple of slides from the upcoming Parent Education talk on November 15th at 7pm… If your child uses Discord, TikTok, Insta, etc - plays Roblox, Minecraft, or any other game online - texts with friends - you need to hear what The OG has to say. SRO Gomez has seen it all and will tell it like it is. Join us on the PTO Zoom: 204 024 3974/GATEPTO