Gateway Gazette

Fall 2017, Volume 5, Issue 1

Hello Parents!

This school year is already off to a fun start! Please follow our Instagram page (gateway_elementary_school) for more information and great pictures of our exciting events this year. So far this year, we have posted pictures of our third grade “Break Out Box” experience, various assemblies, and our Character Pumpkin Parade, just to name a few.


We have a number of great school events coming up that we would love to have all of our parents involved in. We will be kicking off our “Book Pro Game Show” and FALL Book Fair fundraisers in the coming weeks, and will also host our annual “Grandparents and Special Friends” luncheon during the week of November 6th. We hope that every Gator family can participate, and look forward to one more great reason to READ!


I want to thank everyone for your help in making our arrival and dismissal process so much safer and faster this year. We have greatly increased the number of car riders at Gateway, however the line, moves much faster and more efficiently. We appreciate all of the help from our TRPD in getting the routine established early on. As a reminder, in the afternoon, please continue to form two lines as you enter our main drive. This has helped speed things along tremendously. Chief Crowe would also like for us to continue to form the car lines on Walnut Lane (by BILO) to prevent our line from reaching the highway.


Please do not hesitate to call or stop by if I can help you all in any way. We are overwhelmed by the amount of parent support this year, and eager to help you all with any questions or concerns that you may have as well.


All the best,

Susan Stubley

Principal

Arrival and Dismissal Notes from Mrs. Calvage

Please remember that student drop off time begins at 7:15 a.m. each morning, when an adult is supervising the students. As our temperatures begin to be colder and for student safety, it is very important that students not be left outside to wait for the supervising adult to be on duty at 7:15 a.m. Cell phone use in the car line is prohibited. This is to ensure the safety of the students unloading, safety patrols and adults on duty. Please help us by refraining from cell phone use during this time.
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Fall Fun in PreK

Gateway's PreK students had a wonderful time at Johnson's Farm learning about pumpkins. Students and parents enjoyed a hay ride around the farm. After the hayride, students got to go into the pumpkin patch and choose their very own pumpkin. After a picnic lunch, both classes got to taste fresh apple cider and apple donuts. PreK students had a great time getting to experience a real pumpkin patch to conclude the pumpkin unit.
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Ms. Daley's Community Helpers

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Mrs. Moody's Students Visit Their Community

Mrs. Moody's first and second graders enjoying their first field trip to the Swamp Rabbit Trail. They enjoyed ice cream, the fire house and a picnic. What an awesome day! Mrs. Moody's K5 students participated in a community field trip as well, visiting the Travelers Rest Fire Department, Travelers Rest Police Department, and North Greenville Summary Court.
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First Graders Explore Their Community

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Mrs. Rainey's Community Helpers

Mrs. Rainey’s First Grade Class ended our Social Studies Unit of "Careers Within Our Community" with our very own Career Day. While completing this project each student researched a career and presented it to the class. The students had a wonderful time dressing up and sharing what they learned about the career they may like to be when they grow up.

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Mrs. Bumgarner's Scientists Explore Light and Shadow

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Mrs. Wallen's and Mrs. Creely's First Grade Musicians

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Mrs. Freeman's Super Second Graders

We sure have had lots of fun this month! Our class skunk, Putrescent Petra, decided to eat some of the delicious candy Miss Freeman bought for us. The first thing Miss Freeman did was put Petra in a cage to think about what she had done. When our class walked in and saw the mess she had made, the first thing we did was clean it up! :)
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Me On the Map

Ms. Freeman's students have been learning about where exactly we are in the world. We are also learning the 50 states song. Ask us to sing it!
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Ms. Mitchell's Readers and Writers

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Second Grade Explores Weather

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Mrs. Bennett's Students Participate in Walk at School Day

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Ms. Clay's Mathematicians

Third graders know how to use base ten blocks to model subtraction. Do you know when you need to regroup with subtraction? You can ask a third grader if you need help.

Mrs. Sammons' Mathematicians

Mrs. Sammons’ classes explore rules of rounding while playing games! Math is so much fun!

Third Grade Collaborates

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Mrs. Cox's Class Jumps in With STEM

Mrs. Cox’s students have enjoyed some exciting lessons this first quarter of third grade. The students have completed some fun learning activities using the STEM approach (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math). This involved students using QR codes to self-check their work on Ipads and completing an experiment to discover what happens to the colors of a Gobstopper when they are placed in water.

Mrs. Cox's South Carolina Cookies

Students in Mrs. Cox's class have also been working hard learning about the six regions of South Carolina. They recently created edible maps of the regions of South Carolina. YUM!
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Mrs. Godbey's Multiplication Club

Mrs. Godbey’s math students have been working really hard learning multiplication facts through the 6s. Students who mastered their multiplication facts celebrated with a pizza party! Congratulations Gators! Way to go!!!

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Roper Mountain Science Center Trip

Students in Mrs. Godbey’s class recently visited Roper Mountain Science Center where they learned about early life in South Carolina as well as how fossils help them learn about the past.

South Carolina Cookies

Students in Mrs. Godbey’s class have been working hard learning about the six regions of South Carolina. They recently created edible maps of the regions of South Carolina. YUM!

Third Grade Breaks Out!

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Fourth Grade Science

The fourth graders are having a great time learning about how sound travels.
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What Peace Means to Fifth Grade

Mrs. Carmenates' class created a movie about what peace means to them after a collaborative unit With Mrs. Simpson, the art teacher, and Mrs. Howard, the school counselor. Students discussed ways to be peaceful at home, school, and in their community. They then made clay peace signs to serve as a visual reminder that there is always a peaceful solution.
https://youtu.be/3eXW0aSohKI

Fifth Grade is Great!

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October ESOL Activity: Mentoring Stations with Traveler’s Rest High School Students and Gateway Elementary School Students

Mr. Jason Rainey, and a dozen or so students from his ESOL class, came to do mentoring stations with some of the students from Mrs. Imes’ ESOL classes at Gateway. The activities included BINGO with shapes and colors, BINGO with numbers, Uno with colors and numbers, and a game of Go Fish – which was used to teach and/or reinforce vocabulary. A good time was had by all!

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