Toll Gator Gazette
Toll Gate Elementary - Week of October 30, 2023
Update from Mrs. Lomonico
Dear TGE Families,
Trunk or Treat was a blast - thanks to all families who were able to participate. Red Ribbon Week was a huge success! Our Learning Walk was AMAZING and so well attended (please fill out the feedback form), and the book character parade was out of this world - so many great costumes. All of what I just mentioned takes parent involvement, and y'all are THE BEST (hands down). THANK YOU FOR ALL YOU DO! I have added some pictures from some of these events at the bottom of the newsletter! I will add more next week (specifically the costume parade). If you took pics, please send them to me! (email@example.com) Enjoy! :) We will kick off November with our Family Fun Run.
Our TGE Families are the BEST of the BEST! Your support, partnership, and communication with us is appreciated. It takes all of us working together in order to be successful. We have an open door policy, and us being on the same page helps our whole school community to be stronger.
Please look over this newsletter carefully, and reach out if you have any questions!
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November Dates to Remember:
- Nov 5 - PTSO Hot Cocoa Fun Run
- Nov 7 - No School --> Teacher PD
- Nov 15 - PTSO Meeting 6 PM TGE Media Center
- Nov 22-24 - No School --> We are THANKFUL for YOU! Happy Thanksgiving
FILL THE FRIDGE!!!
The excitement is REAL!!! Our staff is so appreciative and grateful when they go into their workrooms and find snacks on the table or the fridge being full! THANKS to everyone who has donated! PLEASE keep them coming!
We are RUNNING LOW on everything... Please help us fill the fridge for our awesome staff (we have 107 staff members)!!
Ideas to donate:
•indiv snack packs
•granola bars/nutrigrain bars
•celsius energy drink
THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU!!!
News from Mr. Drake:
TGE will be starting the screening for Satchel Pulse Skills, a tool to help us monitor and improve the social-emotional learning of all our students Grades K-2. The screener window will be October 30 - November 1, 2023. Here is a brief video or flyer to learn more about Satchel Pulse. There will be a parent letter going home with students Tuesday, Oct. 17. Please reach out to Darren Drake (firstname.lastname@example.org) for further questions or concerns.
Mental Health Series
TGE Hot Cocoa Family Fun Run
Yearly PTSO Events
Resources for PLSD Parents
AVAILABLE RESOURCES FOR PARENTS
The link below contains FREE resources that are being made available to our PLSD parents through a grant between the Fairfield County Educational Service Center and the Cook Center for Human Connection. They are provided as a convenience for our parents and families.
Got some extra time??? If you have recently filled out a L1 or L2 volunteer form (or even if you did it a while ago), we would love to have you sign up to help at TGE. If you haven't, sign up and when you come in to volunteer, fill out a volunteer form). You may want to come in a few minutes early. All of these are L1 volunteer opportunities. Pick where you want to go and when, put it on your calendar and show up to help out at TGE. WE ARE THANKFUL FOR YOU!