The Sword and Shield

GCA Crusader News • Friday, November 5, 2021


GCA Family,

Along with the usual list of school events and activities, you will find a few opportunities to give to others in this newsletter.

I am very excited about the opportunity that Gateway Church has to be a regional distribution center for Operation Christmas Child. Several of our classes have already committed to putting together boxes and some families have volunteered to do so as well.

As we have in past years, GCA students are collecting food to help some families who might need a little assistance have a great Thanksgiving meal. There will be boxes in the lobby of each building next week for you to drop off food donations.

Thank you for helping others as you have opportunity. It is truly a joy to see families and students giving together.

S. Jeff Postlewaite

Head of School

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The school pictures some of you ordered a few weeks ago will be in soon. You will each be given a proof and the opportunity to order any additional prints you would like online.

Makeup Picture Day | Wednesday, December 1

We will take yearbook pictures of students who were absent on the original picture day. If you would like your picture re-taken for another reason, please contact the school office.

Class of 2022 Cap and Gown Pictures | Wednesday, December 1

GCA's graduating class will be photographed in graduation paraphernalia during school hours.

Operation Christmas Child

National Collection Week | November 15-22

Gateway Church is privileged to be a regional collection center once again this year as we collect tens of thousands of shoe boxes filled with gifts and the love of Christ for children around the world.

If your family would like to pack a shoebox, here are some simple instructions.

If you would like to volunteer to help during collection week, you can sign up here.

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Give What You Can Food Drive

GCA students hope to provide Thanksgiving dinner for 20+ families who need a little help this holiday season. You can help by bringing any of the following food items to the school between Friday, November 12 and Monday, November 22:

  • stuffing
  • canned green beans
  • canned corn
  • pumpkin pie filling
  • pie crust
  • canned sweet potatoes
  • cornbread mix
  • dinner rolls
  • cranberry sauce
  • turkey gravy
  • instant mashed potatoes

Thank you for your help!

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On Friday, December 3, 2021, Gateway will host our first ever homecoming night. This special evening will include a parade, block party, concessions, a homecoming court, and a varsity basketball game. We are inviting all present Gateway families, alumni, and extended family and friends to attend this exciting event.

4:30 Homecoming court parade

4:45-6:00 Block Party and concessions in front of the gym

6:00 Varsity basketball game

6:30 Presentation of the Homecoming Court

Mark Your Calendars

Thanksgiving Break | Wednesday, November 24-Friday, November 26

GCA will be closed in observation of the holiday

GCA High School Christmas Concert | Monday, December 13 @ 7:00 pm

Join us in the Gateway Church auditorium as we celebrate the birth of our Savior through song.

Christmas Break

Half Day | Friday, December 17

GCA Closed | December 20-31

Return to School | Monday, January 3